The Friday Music Shuffle


by Rick Johansen

Greetings pop-pickers and welcome to this week’s music shuffle. It’s basically a random journey through my music collection with each song chosen by my music device.

You can play, and even sing, along by clicking on the song title.

I hope you find something you like.

  1. Looking Through The Eyes Of Love by Gene Pitney. We begin with a trip back to 1965 and a classic from the great Gene Pitney.
  2. Life’s Too Short by Hall and Oates. Next, from 2003’s Do It For Love, here are Daryl and John doing what they do.
  3. Just Around The Hill by Sash! From 2000’s Trilenium, this is the only non dance track on the album and it’s rather nice.
  4. So Begins The Task by Stephen Stills. Back to 1972 we go for this lush track from the man’s album Manassas.
  5. The Sea by Morcheeba. Gorgeous, dreamy track from their 1998 record Big Calm. Close your eyes and drift away.
  6. Ruins by First Aid Kit. The brilliant Swedish sisters with the title track from their 2018 long player. Features REM’s Peter Buck on guitar.
  7. Stars Align by Belly. Love this indie American band. This from 2018’s Dove.
  8. Suite for 20G by James Taylor. Back we go again, this time to 1970 and a lovely song from Sweet Baby James.
  9. No More Cloudy Days by The Eagles. A bit of filler from the band’s final album, 2007’s Long Road Out Of Eden. Nice to hear the late Glenn Frey’s voice, mind.
  10. Mull Of Kintyre by Paul McCartney and Wings. Okay, peak Beatles it ain’t, but it’s still a belter of a tune and totally heartfelt.

This week’s Desert Island Disc is the exciting number 5 tune, The Sea by Morcheeba.

That’s all, folks!

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