Some things never change, you will be sorry to hear, and the Friday Music Shuffle is one of those things that doesn’t change. The same desperately unoriginal format, 10 songs played at random by my music device (my phone) and I tell you what they were.

Still awake? Then, let’s rock.

  1. Theme From Island Weirdos by Joe Walsh. Lovely instrumental from Joe’s 1983 long player, You Bought It, You Name it. You’d never guess this was a Walsh tune.
  2. I Love My Dog by Cat Stevens. Classic Cat from 1967.
  3. Rollin’ On by the Doobie Brothers. From their Brotherhood album, unmistakably the Doobies.
  4. Have You Ever Loved A Woman by Derek and the Dominos. I’m probably the only person who believes Eric Clapton should have hung up his guitar back in 1970 after making Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs. This cover of the Billy Myles classic is conclusive proof in my humble opinion. Magnificent.
  5. Ay Amor by Fonseca. Lush tune from the Columbian crooner’s 2011 album Ilusión. If you like Latin pop, this is for you. If you don’t…
  6. Muskrat Love by America. This really is a song about two muskrats having a relationship and at one point it rhymes the word ‘missus’ with ‘kisses’. It’s actually quite lovely.
  7. You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers.
  8. I Remember California by REM. From the Green album, their music hasn’t dated a day. Still fresh, still relevant, still one of the finest bands ever.
  9. Otherside by the Red Hit Chili Peppers. The Chili chaps in top form on a track from their Californication long player.
  10. Oh My Lord by Randy Bachman feat. Robert Randolph. From the former BTO frontman’s 2015 album Heavy Blues, this is great. If you are in need of some top notch rock, then take a punt on this record. You won’t regret it.

That’s all, folks. Stay safe. x