1. “All Around the World” – Oasis
2. “Build” – The Housemartins
3. “Turn” – Travis
For those in New York City:
For those who have been saying recently, “I’m not racist, but”:
For those of the more spiritual persuasion:
For the politically minded:
Recently, a rumor floating around the Internet claimed that there was a list of songs that needed to be banned from the radio due to the recent tragedies in New York and Washington, DC. Actually, the list was distributed by Clear Channel Communications and it dealt with songs that the companies’ radio stations felt might upset people. As of late, some powers that be in show business seem to think that if they leave their projects totally bereft of any fun or if they are anything other than patriotic, people will accuse them of being uncaring.
While I understand some of the actions the media has taken in dealing with the situation, I think perhaps it’s been going too far. For instance, the Emmys don’t want the celebrities to dress up and comedy shows don’t want to be “too funny,” which makes me think: why bother? Either do what you’ve been doing or don’t do it at all; what good is a Hollywood award show without the Hollywood? What’s a late-night show without edgy jokes?
The media should either act as a distraction much as it did during the Depression or as a catharsis for those who want to live their emotions out via TV, movies, and music. In that spirit, I have made up a list of songs that I suggest should be played on radio stations.