So here it is…

Thank God it’s Friday. Well, not God, exactly, because that would be silly but thank goodness, or even badness, it’s Friday. Anyway, Friday is the day in which I set my iTunes music collection to shuffle and allow it to share the tunes at random and share it with you. How pointless is that? Very.

So, without further ado, may I present live from my Man Cave, that Friday Music Shuffle. Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.

  1. I’m On Fire by Bruce Springsteen. The boss from his brilliant Born in the USA long player.
  2. Tiny Dancer by Elton John. I don’t think Elton has ever made a record that’s anywhere near as good as the brilliant 1971 Madman Across The Water from this classic hails. Despite his ludicrous faux American accent (“count the headlatts on the hahwii”), which spoils so much of his music for me, this is just great.
  3. The Scientist by Coldplay. Imagine just realising for the first time that on a Radio One Live Lounge compilation, you actually own a Coldplay tune! It’s all right, actually, but I hope I don’t come across any more.
  4. Is Ya Alright by Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Epic Huey and the boys from the excellent Living’ in the City. Hard as.
  5. Amarillo by Emmylou Harris. Proper country music from the glorious Ms Harris from her sublime LP Elite Hotel, the cover of which is reason enough to buy it. Trust me.
  6. Hard Times by the Human League. Classy tune from Mr Oakey and the gals.
  7. Pale Blue Eyes by the Velvet Underground. Some ancient Lou Reed here. Wonderful.
  8. High Civilisation by the Bee Gees. Title track of one of my favourite Bee Gees albums. I love the band.
  9. Mount Everest by Teenage Fan Club. This one starts as if it’s Crazy Horse before Neil Young joins in. Then you quickly realise it’s an absolute belter from Songs from Northern Britain. I was late at the party for TFC but I am glad I finally made it.
  10. Milkskake by Kelis. Absolute brilliant R&B to finish the shuffle.

That’s all, folks.