After several years as an iPod user, I’ve discovered that it’s especially fun to listen to the songs in alphabetical order. This yields a semi-random arrangement from which themes and patterns occasionally emerge (groupings of love songs, for instance, or blues songs). And then sometimes you just hit sweet spots that, for one reason or another, are particularly satisfying, such as the one you will hear if you click on the word “PLAY” below. This sequence occurred about halfway through the letter “I.”


The playlist is after the jump:

I Want to Be Loved/Muddy Waters
I Want You/The Troggs
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)/The Beatles
I’d Have You Anytime/George Harrison
I’ll Be Your Lampshade/Beulah
I’ll Be Your Mirror/The Velvet Underground
I’ll Take You Home/The Drifters
I’ll Take You There/The Staple Singers