• Kentucky Derby 138 playlist

    POSTED Apr 28, 2012
    The Kentucky Derby is all about tradition, and one of my favorite Derby traditions is that fans of the race create their own, and one of mine is to do a Kentucky Derby play list for the about-70-minute drive from my garage to Louisville.

    Catching up on all the final preparations via social media and watching and wagering on opening night at Churchill Downs this weekend certainly helps get me in the Derby mood, but nothing stirs emotions like setting a course for west on Interstate 64 and driving among the Thoroughbred farms toward a destination nearly everyone in this industry dreams about.

    In that way, I try to have elements of celebration in each year's mix. Getting to be a part of this each year is a dream come true for me. As Craig Finn says in "Constructive Summer": "Let this be my annual reminder that we can all be something bigger."

    This year's mix.
    1. "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team
    2. "Blow" by Ke$sha
    3. "The Jump Off" by Lil' Kim
    4. "Ignition (remix)" by R. Kelly
    5. "Some Nights" by fun.
    6. "From Blown Speakers" by the New Pornographers
    7. "Constructive Summer" by The Hold Steady
    8. "Daylight" by Matt & Kim
    9. "MMMBop" by Hanson
    10. "Good Life" by OneRepublic
    11. "Off to the Races" by Lana Del Rey
    12. "Sometime Around Midnight" by Airborne Toxic Event
    13. "Tell 'Em" by Sleight Bells
    14. "Mexican Radio" by Wall of Voodoo
    15. "Bottle Rocket" by The Go! Team
    16. "Mental Cabaret" by Polyphonic Spree
    17. "Cornflake Girl" by Tori Amos
    18. "Us" by Regina Spektor
    19. "Thrice All American" by Neko Case
  • 1 comment:

    Dawna said...

    Mmmbop? Hmm... *inserts "Not bad" meme*

    I'd throw in "Blackout" by Breathe Carolina for the final furlong of the race... "Can you keep up the pace like you're dying for this?... I won't black out!" Well, some of them won't black out!

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