Hi. My name is Lincee and I’m a playlist-aholic.

I have an unhealthy addiction to my iPod. I am always making mixed tapes (CDs) for friends, thinking of fun themes that will bring the recipient happiness and joy for years and years to come. My latest creation, “Channeling My Inner Black Woman” consisted of Ella, Etta, Aretha, Tina, Whitney, Otis, Ray Charles and James Brown.

“Inner Black Woman…Or Man” just doesn’t roll of the tongue.

Below are my latest downloads and my reasoning for adding these songs to my iPod family:

Dashboard Confessionals: I have to thank my friend Blake for introducing me to this group. He gave me an entire CD of their live album and it has a permanent home in my acoustic playlist.

Poker Face and Bad Romance: Remember how I get on the pop culture band wagon about a year after the pop culture is relevant and/or popular? That’s how I am with Lady GaGa. I had convinced myself that I could care less about her music and took great pride in telling everyone in my inner circle that not only did I not own any of her songs, I also did not or ever plan to have Beiber Fever.

After seeing the Easy A trailer a few times, I kept wondering what that cute catchy song was at the end. Of course, it was “Poker Face.” And when Rachel and her Mom sang that darling tune around the piano on the GaGa episode of Glee, I knew it was time to bite the bullet and invite the good Lady to join my iPod.

Baby by Justin Beiber:  No comment.

Toxic: Speaking of Glee, how amazing was this rendition of Britney’s hit that I never cared about until now? It was stripped down and even had a showcase for our beloved Mr. Schuester. I can whole-heartedly relate to that girl in the stands when she confesses, “I want to have your babies!”

Did I write that out loud?

And here are the last songs rounding up the “recently added” section:

Highway to Hell—ACDC
I Can’t Drive 55—Sammy Hagar
Freeway of Love—Aretha Franklin
I Drove All Night—Celine Dion
Every Day is a Winding Road—Cheryl Crow
Hit the Road Jack—Ray Charles

That’s right people…ROAD TRIP!!!

The above will be added to what I already had in my road trip playlist:

Driving My Life Away—Eddie Rabbit
I Get Around—The Beach Boys
Fast Car—Tracy Chapman
Ragged As the Road—Reckless Kelly
King of the Road—Roger Miller
Ignition (get it?) – R. Kelly
Ease On Down the Road—Michael Jackson (as performed in The Wiz)
Life is a Highway—Rascal Flatts
You Drive Me Crazy—Britney Spears
Leavin’—Jesse McCartney
On the Road Again—Willie Nelson
The Long and Winding Road—The Beatles
Bye Bye—Jo Dee Mesina
End of the Road—Boyz II Men
Little Red Corvette—Prince
Highway Man—The Highway Men
I’ve Been Everywhere—Johnny Cash
Life in the Fast Lane—The Eagles
Cruisin’—Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow from that movie no one ever saw called Duets

Help a playlist-aholic out beaners! Is there something I’m missing? Let me know in the comments section. Road trip leaves this Friday!

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October 6, 2010 2:36 pm

These came roaring to the forefront from some random memory from the 70s —-

Hot Rod Lincoln
Dead Skunk (in the middle of the road)

Enjoy 🙂

Lauren Brown
October 6, 2010 2:38 pm

500 Miles by the Proclaimers!! And Paradise by the Dashboard by Meatloaf! 🙂

Forever Young
Forever Young
October 6, 2010 2:38 pm

Love the list! I’m thinking Free Ride (Edgar Winter) and even though it’s not technically on the “road,” you’ve gotta have Proud Mary by CCR! And, don’t forget – Road Trippin by the Red Hot Chili Peppers if only for the lyrics alone. Enjoy your trip, Lincee! I really enjoy your blog.

October 6, 2010 3:04 pm

What? No Robert Earl Keen – The Road Goes on Forever?

And you call yourself a Texan. Sheesh.

October 6, 2010 3:05 pm

I feel so old and am totally dating myself. Radar Love by Golden Earring is a must!

Radar Love lyrics : I’ve been drivin’ all night my hand’s wet on the wheel There’s a voice in my head that drives my heel And my baby call…

Drive safe, be well, have fun.

October 6, 2010 3:10 pm

Get out of my dreams, get into my car!!

Amanda K.
Amanda K.
October 6, 2010 3:21 pm

Linchee — check it out, Rozlyn did an interview in Richmond Magazine:

she claims the whole scandal was created by producers…and she’s apparently writing a book?
it’s a good read.

October 6, 2010 3:21 pm

Most perfect road trip song ever – Michael McDonald “No Lookin’ Back”. Just ask Thelma and Louise – they played it in the movie during one of the best parts! As we all know, Thelma and Louise and “road trip” go together like Lincee and The Bachelor! Hey, maybe if you play it, you might find a Brad Pitt-lookin’ dude waiting for a ride! 🙂

(Just make sure not to get the Kenny Loggins’ version. It’s no where near as good as Michael McDonald’s.)

Have a fun trip!!

October 6, 2010 3:30 pm

Lincee – A few off the top of my head

Riding the Storm Out – Reo Speedwagon
Magic Carpet Ride – Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf
Life is a highway – Rascal Flatts
One Headlight – Wallflowers
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Paradise by the Dashboard – Meatloaf
Everybody Hurts – REM – the video was about a traffic jam
The CARS??? I mean a band named after cars must have a driving song somewhere? Am I right?

October 6, 2010 3:33 pm

Lincee- I too am a playlist-aholic…’s my suggestions for your road trip playlist: (you’re welcome).
Where the streets have no name-U2
The Outsiders- needtobreathe
Animal- Neon Trees
The Distance- Cake
I Can’t Get Enough-Rooney
Take the Money and Run- Steve Miller Band
These are Days- 10,000 Maniacs
Sweet Disposition- the Temper Trap
Vineyard- Jack ‘O Pierce
Set Adrift on Memory Bliss- PM Dawn

Kelly H
October 6, 2010 4:00 pm

Burn Rubber – Bright Eyes. It’s totally off the wall and the lyrics make no sense, but I love this song!
Going the Distance – Cake (I second this from Zandi!)
Hot Rod Lincoln – Charlie Ryan (there are a few versions, so find one you like)
Little Red Corvette – Prince

October 6, 2010 4:05 pm

How about “Shut Up and Drive” by Chely Wright?????

October 6, 2010 4:20 pm

Can’t believe I left off REK “Road Goes On Forever.” And “500 Miles” is a great suggestion of another one I already have! These others will have to be downloaded immediately.

My list is going to rock my co-riders’ socks off. Go me.

Jen from Tucson
Jen from Tucson
October 6, 2010 4:49 pm

500 miles…that’s a good one. Whenever I hear that song I think of the episode of How I Met Your Mother where Marshall is getting rid of his old car and that tape is stuck in the deck and it’s the only song that ever plays…funny stuff. Oh, and I was the other person who actually saw was only because super hunky Scott Speedman (Ben from Frelicity) was in it.

October 6, 2010 5:21 pm

Windfall by Son Volt…great road trip song

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