Can’t Help but Wiggle in your Seat

When I’m not listening to my “Unranked” playlist (a Smart Playlist of 25 random songs from iTunes that I haven’t yet given a rating to, for the purpose of listening to them and ranking them, and consequently getting the bad songs permanently off my iPod and the good songs permanently on), I’m listening to my 4s & 5s playlist (A Smart Playlist of all the songs I’ve ranked 4 or 5 – my ranking system is very sophisticated but I won’t go into detail right now). [Editor’s Note: if you want to know how to set up Smart Playlists or how to set up playlists in general on your iPod so that you use it in a good way, just ask and I’m more than willing to share the genius of my system.] Generally speaking, I rarely have to skip a song that comes through the shuffle when listening to this list. Last night I was treated to Journey, for instance, which is a cause to smile in and of itself. This morning, I listened to:

  • Mambo No 5 by Lou Bega
  • Fall Into Me by Emerson Drive
  • Prayin’ For Daylight by Rascal Flatts
  • Hot Stuff by the Pussycat Dolls
  • My Happy Ending by Avril Lavigne
  • If You’re Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield
  • Meet With Me by Ten Shekel Shirt
  • Strong Enough by Sheryl Crow
  • A Little Less Conversation by Elvis Presley
  • Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain
  • There Is No Arizona by Jamie O’Neal
  • Everything by Michael Buble

Little room for complaint, really.

Anyways, I wanted to talk about my current “favorite song” (if there is such a thing), “Everything” by Michael Buble. Oh, wow. first introduced me to Michael Buble a year or so ago, and I was relatively unmoved. Maybe it was her gushing enthusiasm that turned me off. I recently rediscovered him and oh my word is his music good (of course, I’m in the right mood at the moment – my other new favorite artist is Andre Bocelli) . “Everything” is a great song – upbeat and light and fun, and I can’t help but dance along when I hear it, and usually end up hitting repeat four or five times before moving on to the next song.

You’re a falling star, You’re the get away car.
You’re the line in the sand when I go too far.
You’re the swimming pool, on an August day.
And you’re the perfect thing to say.

And you play it coy, but it’s kinda cute.
Ah, When you smile at me you know exactly what you do.
Baby don’t pretend, that you don’t know it’s true.
Cause you can see it when I look at you.

[Chorus:]
And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you, You make me sing.
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything.

You’re a carousel, you’re a wishing well,
And you light me up, when you ring my bell.
You’re a mystery, you’re from outer space,
You’re every minute of my everyday.

And I can’t believe, uh that I’m your man,
And I get to kiss you baby just because I can.
Whatever comes our way, ah we’ll see it through,
And you know that’s what our love can do.

[Chorus:]
And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you, You make me sing
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything.

[Chorus:]
And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you, You make me sing.
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything.
You’re every song, and I sing along.
‘Cause you’re my everything.
Yeah, yeah