Sometimes iTunes is right on the money with new picks. Each week there are at last three free songs that can be downloaded. Some weeks the picks are great.
I have also been known to get stuck in a genre (showtunes, blues, oldies) and then there are times when I hear some music that forces me to take notice.
While waiting with my mom through the endless rounds of tests, lab work, just hoping she gets through the night, I just hit random and let the music play.
No particular order; these are just some of the songs that got me through that 3:30AM hump.
James Morrison’s You Give Me Something.
Daniel Powter’s Bad Day
Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good (she warned us)
Jamie Lidell’s What the Use
I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know by Alice Russell
Hail Holy Queen from Sister Act
Have It All and Overkill from the Scrubs Season I soundtrack
The Beta Band’s Squares from Life
Until You Come Back to Me by Hil St. Soul
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s Rich Woman