It's Super Bowl Sunday, and though I have no interest in the outcome of the football game (no Bears, no Packers, no Vikings), I did discover it was a super Sunday in Dubuque for a five-mile run.
Though at noon it was exactly freezing -- 32 degrees -- the day seemed warm and springlike. Not too surprising, considering that it was 62 degrees warmer than it was here 15 days ago.
Anyway, I fired up my MP3 device, shuffled everything on there and listened to whatever played. The result was a playlist with composers from Count Basie to Paul McCartney to Amy Winehouse. Peformers ranged from Nat King Cole to Conway Twitty to the Electric Prunes.
Here is what helped me through those five miles, in order:
- Marvin Gaye - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
- Johnny Rivers - Seventh Son
- Youngbloods - Let's Get Together
- Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry on their Own
- Eric Clapton - Motherless Child
- Little Richard - Tutti Fruiti
- C.J. Chenier - Bad Luck
- Electric Prunes - Too Much to Dream
- The Turtles - Happy Together
- Conway Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
- Frank Sinatra - Someone to Watch Over Me
- Mike & The Mechanics -- The Living Years
- Bob Dylan - Times They Are A-changin'
- Dion & The Belmonts -- Teenager in Love
- Beatles - What Goes On
- Nat King Cole -- Blue and Sentimental
- Ted Leo - I'm Looking Through You
- Jim Croce - One Less Set of Footsteps