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:
- Has to fit on 1 CD (72 minutes max)
- 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.
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
I WILL WIN THIS BITCH