Doin' the Friday Shuffle
1. "Why Trust a Shark?" - Thomas Newman - Finding Nemo
Newman's Nemo score is not the equal of his transcendent WALL-E score, but a good 'un nonetheless. I like the ominous electric guitar here.
2. "Anakin's Betrayal" - John Williams - The Revenge of the Sith
A gorgeous, heartbreaking piece of music. I really don't think Willilams' Sith score got the kudos it deserved. This is Star Wars music to stand with all other Star Wars music.
3. "Lizzie's Coming Home" - Schmidt & Jones - 110 in the Shade (2007 Broadway Revival)
Lizzie's father and brothers celebrate her return from vacation. I love how simple musicals can be.
4. "Baba O'Riley" - Jordis Unga - Rock Star
The soundtrack from the first season. This suffers mostly in being an attempt to stuff a much more epic song into barely three minutes. Unga is great though.
5. "The Axiom" - Thomas Newman - Wall-E
Newman starts small and then opens up the palette to convey the size and immense scope of the ship as WALL-E looks on in delight. Gorgeous.
6. "Bedtime" - Alan Menken - The Little Mermaid
A bit of scoring, with Ariel looking on in wonder at the surface world in the castle.
7. "Electrical Storm" - U2 - The Best of 1990 - 2000
A very solid, near-great U2 song. Are other band's best-of add-on tracks as good as U2's?
8. "Dress Big" - Sondheim - The Frogs (2004 Broadway Cast)
Lesser Sondheim. There's not much of it out there.
9. "Bama Lama Loo" - Elvis Costello - Kojak Variety
Elvis cuts loose with a raucous Little Richard cover. Fun.
10. "Fish in My Hair" - Thomas Newman - Finding Nemo
What are the odds? There are 40 tracks in this album. 12,170 tracks in total on the iPod. Do the math. (Really - do it. I don't know how.)