Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Revival Shopgirls Say God Bless America, Ya'll
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We hope you are having a fantastic Fourth of July holiday. Here are some tunes to help pass the time...Don't bake out there!!
Track #1 - "America" by Neil Diamond : selected by Shopgirl Abbey
"C'mon, classic hit. No brainer."
Track #2- "Westward Bound" by Ha Ha Tonka : selected by Shopgirl Anna
"A neat song about fresh starts. My theme song when I moved from Brooklyn to Iowa City."
Track #3- "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry: selected by Shopgirl Hannah
"Oooh! Put this one in because it is fun!"
Track #4-"Black Iowa Dirt" by William Elliott Whitmore: selected by Shopgirls Theresa & Liz
"I like dirt, I like Iowa and I especially like Iowa dirt!"
Track #5- "American Girl" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: selected by Shopgirl Sam
"Hey---how about "American Girl" by Tom Petty because it's a good song and about, you know, an American girl."
Track #6 - "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street" by Bruce Springsteen: selected by Shopgirl Anna
"I just wanted to put this in because it is one of my favorite Springsteen songs. Besides, who is more American than the Boss????"
Track #7 - "Pink Houses" by John Mellencamp : selected by Shopgirl Sam
"Can I go with Pink Houses because I saw Johnny Cougar in concert and found myself singing this song loudly (in the 2nd row I might add) and totally rocking out. Seriously, it was a good show."
Track #8 - "This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie: selected by Shopgirl Theresa
"This was always my favorite to sing in music class."
Track #9 - "This Land is Your Land" by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: selected by Shopgirl Hannah
"A study in the 'This Lands'...I prefer my with a little Sharon please."
Track #10- "Indianapolis" by The Bottle Rockets: selected by Shopgirl Anna
"My home town!!! Seriously the only song ever written about that city and they talk about being stuck there. I can relate."
Track #11 - "Fuck tha' Police" by NWA: selected by Shopgirl Abbey
"Cause sometime America isn't pretty."
Track #12 - "Mr. Blue Sky" by the Electric Light Orchestra: selected by Shopgirl Anna
"This amazing opus from ELO just sounds like America. A tad overdramatic, but on the whole, pretty upbeat and chipper."