BiPolar Beebops

So, every year, out tiny little low-budget family has to come up with a creative idea about what to give each other for Christmas. Since we po, it’s usually a crafty type thing, and the last couple of years, we’ve taken it a step further. We “upped” the standard… gifts became more complex, better, stronger, faster… until…

It has become a serious competition. We have established the tradition of the annual “CD Compilation Game” which has a changing identity as the years have gone on. Let me explain, rules:

  1. Has to fit on 1 CD (72 minutes max)
  2. Must abide by the theme of the year

Pretty simple. First year, we did 2 each, a “personal portrait” CD (Which Daddo won hands down), and then a Best Rock Compilation EVAR. I do believe Moo won that one. The next year, we each had to target only songs from a decade of our choosing. I took the 70s, went Disco, and blew the roof off the house with a hands-down win.

So the score is even. This year’s theme is a killer: ONLY songs that have appeared on an OFFICIAL movie soundtrack. So, naturally, there’s a shit-ton of movie-music to dig through, but I went a slightly different way with my idea. I incorporated a narrative into my song selection. A very appropriate one, at that. I am hoping that this playlist kicks the shit out of my parent’s pitiful Christmas CD offerings. I want to win, fuck giving gifts. I want a W.

So, without further ado, here is my ROUGH draft of the playlist, which I imagine will need to be a final somewhere around thanksgiving.


BiPolar Beebops

The Big Rock Candy Mountains – Harry McClintock – O Brother Where Art Thou

Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane – Apollo 13

On The Road To Find Out – Cat Stevens – Harold and Maude

Holiday – Madonna – The Wedding Singer

Main Titles – Danny Elfman – Beetlejuice

I Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode – The Wedding Singer

The Entertainer (Orchestra Version) – Marvin Hamlisch – The Sting

The One & Only – Chesney Hawkes – Doc Hollywood

Cheer Down – George Harrison – Lethal Weapon 2

You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates – The Wedding Singer

Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield – Pulp Fiction

If I Can’t Have You – Yyvonne Elliman – Saturday Night Fever

Kissing You – Des’ree – Romeo + Juliet

What Would Brian Boitano Do? – Matt Stone and Trey Parker – South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

Scarborough Fair/Canticle – Simon and Garfunkel – The Graduate

Du Hast – Ramstein – The Matrix

Top Gun Anthem – Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens – Top Gun

I’ll Fly Away – Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch – O Brother Where Art Thou?

Tequila – The Champs – The Sandlot

Footloose – Kenny Loggins – Footloose

What Would Brian Boitano Do? Pt. II – D.V.D.A – South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut



72  minutes on the nose


7 thoughts on “BiPolar Beebops

  1. I hope none of your family creeps on your blog and steals any of this ;). Good luck in taking the prize!

    • HAHAHA, clearly you know what’s at stake, and how devious old people can be… thanks for the tip. =)

  2. 2:41 into Kissing You and I’m fucking sobbing and bawling my fucking eyes out right now. God damnit this song breaks my heart. AND I KNOW WHAT SONG COMES RIGHT AFTER AND I’M NOT READY FOR IT.

  3. Had another run through the playlist, and I can’t really think or what it lacks. I may not change it before the contest submission date rolls around. It accomplishes what I had hoped it would… and it is a roller-coaster to listen to, for sure. Welcome to my world, bitches. =)

  4. Reblogged this on Neurochemically Challenged and commented:
    Hey, just wanted to re-post this because I did finalize the playlist. Hit the nail on the head with this one I feel. I’m WINNING CHRISTMAS for my Nation, and I will have the greatest CD gift to bring, bar none. Period, freaking, end.

    • This album cooks. In an insane BiPolar person sort of way. That WAS the damn plan in the first place…

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