This is an idea I got from my friend Dave. The basic idea as he puts it is "what albums would you want if you were stranded on a desert island that just happens to have a stereo and electricity but still no way to contact anyone for help".
There are a few rules that he decided to make:
• Only one album from each artist (forcing you to make some tough choices).
• No greatest hits or compilations of any kind (that would be cheating).
• Limit the list to 10.
• Ignore the iPod factor since it essentially makes this list obsolete. It's not about the technology anyway, it's about the music! Plus "Desert Island Discs" sounds a lot snappier than "Desert Island Playlist."
I've tried to select a decent variety of albums, I mean who knows how long I'll be on this island I better be prepared for no matter what my mood is. And now the moment you've all been waiting for my albums in no particular order.
1-"Big Bad Voodoo Daddy", Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. It's old time swing with a modern twist. I've just got to have some jazz on my island.
2-"Thriller", Michael Jackson. This one goes back to before Michael became a crazy child lover. It was the 80's and he was on top of the world. There's a lot of good stuff on this one. To bad this is where his sanity and music peaked.
3-"Stunt", Barenaked Ladies. There are alot of songs by the Barenaked Ladies that I like, they seem to be spread out accross several albums though. This is the album that I remember being the first time I heard of these guys, and was a little disapointed to find out it was a group of fully clothed men.
4-"Rock of Ages", The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 30 great hymns. You've got to have something to listen to on a Sunday. Even though you may not know for sure when Sunday is on a deserted island.
5-"Endless Summer", The Beach Boys. I grew listening to this album. We would take it on car trips and listen to it over and over when we were kids. Plus if your on a deserted island it seems like the perfect theme music.
6-"In Pieces", Garth Brooks. There were alot of albums I could of used here. Garth Brooks is to country what Elvis Presley is to rock and roll. This album would probably be my favorite.
7-"Falling Into You", Celine Dion. Once again there were alot of albums I could have used but since I had to pick one this album seems to have more songs that I like than the others. I really enjoy her powerful voice.
8-"Daydream", Mariah Carey. This was the first CD I ever owned. I really like Mariah Carey before she went all R&B and became a really big skank.
9-"The Music Man". I felt like a needed a musical in here and this one is my favorite.
10-"Come On Over", Shania Twain. This is probably my most listned to album ever. Every song on this album is great and it's not often you find an album that you like from start to finish.
There you have it. I think I have a pretty good variety here. Enough to stave off going insane all alone on island for at least a few days. What would you have on your island?
Feel free to make your own list but in the mean time I will tag some of my friends and family to help give them some motivation to do their own.
6 months ago