Presidential iPod Follow-Up

7 comments April 12th, 2005at 06:47pm Posted by Eli

I was over at The Heretik, preparing my selections for President Bush’s iPod, when I realized I had entirely too many (some of them may be more appropriate for America’s iPod, but hey, L’etat, c’est lui). So I will post the complete list here, and attempt to whittle down to a Top Ten for there and Agitprop’s Presidential iPod Commission.

This is still not an absolutely complete list – some people already picked some of my selections, and some of them were perhaps too obscure to recognize – but it’s pretty close. Here it is, in all its tedious alphabetical glory (I so totally suck at editing…):

Beck – Loser
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three Tonight
Blotto – I Wanna Be A Lifeguard
Bobby Brown – My Prerogative
Boys Don’t Cry – I Wanna Be A Cowboy
Calloway – I Wanna Be Rich
Chicago – Hard To Say I’m Sorry
David Bowie – I’m Afraid Of Americans
David Byrne – Miss America
Dead Can Dance – Fortune Presents Gifts Not According To The Book
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Devo – Freedom Of Choice
Disturbed – Down With The Sickness, Violence Fetish
Doobie Brothers – Jesus Is Just Alright With Me
Edith Piaf – Non Je Ne Regrette Rien
Eels – Novocaine For The Soul
EMF – Unbelievable
Erasure – Let’s Take One More Rocket To The Moon (Bitches!), Love To Hate You, Ship Of Fools
Europe – The Final Countdown
Eurythmics – Doubleplusgood, Would I Lie To You
Fabulous T-Birds – Tuff Enuff
Falco – Egoist
Fat Boy Slim – Weapon Of Choice
Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
Flying Lizards – I Want Money
Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)
Gap Band – You Dropped The Bomb On Me
Gob – Give Up The Grudge
Heaven 17 – We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thing
Hooters – All You Zombies
Howard Jones – No One is to Blame, Things Can Only Get Better
Hubert Kah – Welcome Machine Gun
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealin’
Jethro Tull – Thick as a Brick
John Lennon – Instant Karma
Julian Cope – World Shut Your Mouth
JXL/Elvis – A Little Less Conversation
Kinks – Hatred
Lindsey Buckingham – Wrong
Living Colour – Cult of Personality
Love & Rockets – Holy Fool
MC 900 Ft Jesus – If I Only Had A Brain
Midnight Oil – The Dead Heart
Ministry – Jesus Built My Hot Rod
Neil Diamond – Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show
New Pornographers – It’s Only Divine Right, The Laws Have Changed
Nick Cave – Bring It On, Red Right Hand
Nine Inch Nails – Head like a Hole
Oingo Boingo – Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me, War Again, (Let’s Take The) Whole Day Off
Pat Boone – Crazy Train
Paul Hardcastle – Nineteen
Paul Simon – The Myth Of Fingerprints
Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)
REM – Bang And Blame, Superman, World Leader Pretend
Sex Pistols – My Way
Simon & Garfunkel – Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
Sisters Of Mercy – This Corrosion
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Bad Businessman, Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter, Hell
Stan Ridgeway – The Last Honest Man
Star Wars – Imperial March
Talking Heads – Burning Down The House, Puzzlin’ Evidence, Road To Nowhere, Slippery People
They Might Be Giants – You And Your Racist Friend
Timezone – World Destruction
Tom Waits – Earth Died Screaming
Village People – Macho Man
Violent Femmes – Lies
Wall Of Voodoo – Far Side of Crazy, Shouldn’t Have Given Him A Gun
Who – However Much I Booze
XTC – Dear God, Stupidly Happy

Entry Filed under: Bush,Music


  • 1. The Heretik  |  April 12th, 2005 at 7:54 pm

    Conratlutions. You are now a member of the President’s iPOD Commission. Our Mission Statement is iPod, Therefore I Am TM

    You have also just received A Special Invitation!

    Thank you!

    You can make a difference!

  • 2. oldwhitelady  |  April 12th, 2005 at 7:55 pm

    Wonderful! I love them all, but Jethro Tull’s “Thick as a Brick”, is a definite selection for his iPod.

  • 3. Eli  |  April 12th, 2005 at 8:08 pm


    Hey, when do I get to do some grandstanding?

    I loves me some grandstanding.

  • 4. agitprop  |  April 13th, 2005 at 9:37 am

    Agitprop would like to thank you for your noble service in the Presidential iPod Commission. Your valiant efforts have earned you a spot in the Rebel Alliance. What do you say we email President Bush our suggestions?

    Changing the world, one iPod at a time

  • 5. NYMary  |  April 13th, 2005 at 10:42 am

    You forgot XTC’s President Kill…. unless someone else noted it. I’ll have to follow that link.

  • 6. NYMary  |  April 13th, 2005 at 10:48 am

    According to the Guardian, Bush has The Knack but no Big Star or Shoes on his iPod. Typical.

    Blogwhoring makes me feel so dirty…. and it’s making me thirsty.

  • 7. NYMary  |  April 13th, 2005 at 10:49 am

    Nothing’s worse than an unsuccessful blogwhore. Try this:

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