My iPod Has Issues – Heaven Help Us

24 Aug

I have publish several posts about the deeper meaning of the music on my iPod. The first, second and third were examinations of the overall playlist. The other was a more nuanced study of the “What’s In a Name?” playlist. A quick review of those posts will show that my iPod is bipolar, OCD and a little schizophrenic.

Tonight, I have decided to shuffle the “For God’s Sake” playlist and see what pops up. This grouping contains selections with religious titles or themes. I find these types of songs interesting, especially the old spirituals. This is surprising because of my lack of spirituality. Religious folks will say that I like these songs because I have an internal need to connect with a supreme being. I think I like them because, well, I like them.

Here is a sampling of my heavenly collection.

It’s weird that people correlate gold with heaven when you can’t take it with you.

1. “Knockin’ On Heavens Door” by Guns n’ Roses

2. “God and Man” by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

3. “Body and Soul” by Diana Krall

4. “Save a Prayer” by Duran Duran

5. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2

6. “Judgement Day” by Whitesnake

7. “Heaven and Hell” by Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter

8. “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison

9. “This Train” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

10. “Superstar” by Ben Vereen and Marc Pressel

11. “Old Rugged Cross” by John Prine and Mac Wiseman

12. “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by The Fairfield Four

13. “Hallelujah” by Sweathog

14. “Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups

15. “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

16. “The Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash

17. “Backwoods Preacher Man” by Tony Joe White

18. “Amazing Grace” by The Beeston Pipe Band

19. “Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame” by Kris Kristofferson

20. “Angel Eyes” by Scott Hamilton

We will now pass the plate before offering the benediction.

11 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – Heaven Help Us”

  1. sj August 24, 2012 at 04:13 #

    Hey, I’m not even going to be a jerk and try to insert my own taste here!

    (I approve)

    • surroundedbyimbeciles August 24, 2012 at 04:45 #

      Ha. I was hoping for some additions from you.

      • sj August 24, 2012 at 04:55 #

        Tomorrow, then. I’m already netflixing on the couch. 🙂

      • sj August 24, 2012 at 22:49 #

        Pavement – Heaven is a Truck

        Magnetic Fields – God Wants Us to Wait (this is probably my favourite song of 2012 so far)

        The Thermals – Here’s Your Future (this album is the best response to GWB administration ever. seriously)

      • surroundedbyimbeciles August 24, 2012 at 23:41 #

        There’s the Snob I know. Great list. I’ll start downloading them.

      • sj August 25, 2012 at 00:04 #

        Now you have me wanting to do a music post. Maybe tomorrow, I haven’t done one in a while (except for a project I’m working on, but that’s not for my blog).

  2. Andrew Petcher August 24, 2012 at 09:03 #

    What about Boney M – ‘Rivers of Babylon’?

    • surroundedbyimbeciles August 24, 2012 at 16:05 #

      I don’t have that one, but I am definitely going to check it out.

  3. John S August 24, 2012 at 12:04 #

    Intriguing selection! You could add “Heaven” by the Talking Heads, off “Fear of Music”. (Heaven is a place, where, nothing, nothing, ever happens…) One of their greatest songs. And Simply Red did a good version on their debut album, Mick Hucknall’s singing at its best. Enjoyed one, two and three too – don’t think I was following your blog at the time. Playlists are a very personal thing, even when you want to share them!

    • surroundedbyimbeciles August 24, 2012 at 16:07 #

      I think playlist are a good look into a person’s personality. I started the listing because my friends didn’t understand half of the stuff I have on there. Ha


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