Songs to Buy By

I use my iPod to deal with crowds. If you’re like me, sometimes you just like cranking up some tunes to push the world out to more acceptable distance. This is especially true trying to shop during the holiday season.

So for the always-hectic Black Friday weekend, I figured I’d put together a few songs that are, shall we say, not sticky-sweet holiday shopping tunes. Drown out that Bing, Nat, and Perry, and power through the season with these.

If you read my Pop Music in the Movies article, you’ll know that my selections aren’t about lyrics, song titles, or even topics (well, in a tongue-in-cheek way with some). It’s about the emotional push of the music. To that end...

“Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

“Thunderstruck” on iTunes

“Lust for Life” by Iggy Pop

“Lust for Life” on iTunes

“The Seeker” by The Who

“The Seeker” on iTunes

“Judy is a Punk” by The Ramones

“Judy is a Punk” on iTunes

“Testify” by Rage Against the Machine

”Testify” on iTunes

“Anarchy In The U.K.” by Sex Pistols

“Anarchy In The U.K.” on iTunes

And now for something completely different...

Ok, I couldn’t resist putting one actual real holiday song in the mix. ‘Tis the season and all that. From the movie Elf, the always adorable Zooey Dechenel, and the always awesome Leon Redbone. Happy Holidays all.

Elf Soundtrack on Amazon