Messing with the song algorithms

Sometimes you need to introduce some new songs into your music service’s algorithms to spice things up. Here’s my 10 for 2022:

1.) My Pal Foot Foot – The Shaggs

Arguably one of the worst songs (and albums) that was ever pressed. So bad that it, to a certain degree, starts to sound good, and was even included in the recent movie CODA.

2.) Demolición – Los Saicos:

Considered to be one of the first punk rock bands ever.

3.) Clarinet Polka Yodel – Mary Schneider:

Just fun. I call this song a palate cleanser. If you’ve been listening to a certain genre all day and want to change, pop this on, take a quick break and then play whatever you want next.

4.) Mah Nà Mah Nà – Piero Umiliani:

The Muppets covered it, too, and that’s probably the version you are most used to.

5.) Sphygmomanometer – MC Mr. Napkins:

I don’t think people listen to enough comedic music.

6.) The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins – Leonard Nimoy:

Once a nerd, always a nerd.

7.) Yeh Raaten – Lata Mangeshkar:

One of the most prolific singers on the planet. Most artists have a discography section in Wikipedia. She has a dedicated page broken down by decade and then year, and it still notes that it isn’t a complete list.

8.) Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto:

Although this is a great song, I actually wanted his translated cover of Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie because I love listening to a song that is familiar but it takes a while for things to click.

9.) I’m Drunk Again – Hank Williams III:

Hank Williams is country, right? Not always.

10.) Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego – Rockapella:

If you are from a certain generation, you know this song.