Loaded up and ready to go!

We are still on vacation and this post (like the ones before it) were written in preparation of our trip. I should be home tomorrow and hope to jump right back into my routine!

In preparation for our 6-8 hour trek north I made the decision to load up my MP3 player with my ITunes gift cards. I had $55 to spend (man, I am really splurging on myself lately).

In the end I had 57 new songs and nearly 4 hours of new music! I am so PSYCHED to drown out the world on our ride up (and since we are heading up at night I won't be ignoring the kids...although I am not sure that would be a bad thing).

It was a process, however. I had to find and purchase all the music, burn it to CD and THEN rip it into MP3 format. Honestly, I am thinking an Ipod would have been SO much easier (yeah, thanks a lot SITS :). Ripping each song can take 5+ minutes each...what a pain in the arse!

I bought a WIDE array of music. And, in no particular order, here they are. I took many of your suggestions (as well as the suggestions of people over at Twenty Four at Heart's blog) and many songs that I just love. Some cheesy, some predictable, some crazy...

Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
Shake Ya Tailfeather - Murphy Lee, Nelly & P. Diddy
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
I Will Survive - Cake
What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Summer Love - Justin Timberlake
China Girl - David Bowie
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
America - Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Hallelujah - Kate Voegele
Swing - Trace Adkins
A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix) - Elvis Presley
I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Stay - Sugarland
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Violet Hill - Coldplay
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
Realize - Colbie Caillat
Mercy - Duffy
Hometown Glory- ADELE
Ventura Highway - America
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Laid - James
SOS - Rihanna
Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
Jesus, Take the Wheel - Carrie Underwood
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
4 Minutes (feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland) - Madonna
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - Jessica Simpson
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts
Because of You - Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson
Who Knew - P!nk
Your Song - Elton John
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel
Faith - George Michael
Beer for My Horses - Toby Keith & Willie Nelson
I Don't Wanna Be - Gavin DeGraw
Strong Enough - Sheryl Crow
Wild Horses - The Sundays
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
When the Stars Go Blue - Tim McGraw
You'll Think of Me - Keith Urban
Across the Lines - Tracy Chapman
All for You (Full Band Version) - Sister Hazel
Yellow - Coldplay
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
All My Love - Led Zeppelin
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
You're My Best Friend - Queen

Now, Nicki, I am sure that I could have gotten most of these songs from you and, if I wasn't such a loser that waited too long to make up her mind and then wants instant gratification, I would have...


Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Great list!!! Some of my favorites in there.

Molly said...

So many songs there that I love!

Jessi said...

Awesome list, except, I did not see 'Come on Eileen' on there.
For punishment I am going to make you do a solo dance to it at our wedding ;p

Twenty Four At Heart said...

You've got some good tunes! Instant gratification? I'm never like that! :)

Tiffany said...

You are so my people. Everything from Bon Jovi to Tim McGraw to Kate Voegel.


Sometimes Sophia said...

Terrific list. I'm lovin' it. (You're so tech savvy, I'm jealous!!)

Sometimes Sophia said...

Another award. You deserve it!! (check Charlie for details)

Scott said...

Sounds like you've got plenty of good music to listen to there! That always seems to make trips go by so much faster!

Mama's Losin' It said...

I agree great list!! Happy trails!!

Molly said...

Are you back home yet?

Sometimes Sophia said...

Hey, is the vacation over already? Where are you, girl?

HappyHourSue said...

WOW that's an awesome playlist - I'm gonna steal some of those ideas!

SimplyEverything said...

Well I don't know about Peter Gabriel, but other than that it looks like a great list to me. Congrats on being SITS's blog of the day!

Amy said...

Love Colbie Callait- one of my favs is with her and Jason Mraz, "Lucky". Also enjoy your book list over there... Have you read "Eat, Pray, Love"? It's a good one- I'd recommend it. What's been one of your favorites? Glass Castle, Water for Elephants, A thousand splendid suns, poisonwood bible- those are a few on my list, I'd love to know what you think!

Ann said...

Hello via the SITS highway!
Congratulations on your day!
And, Wow! What a list of music. How fun!