I Am Not Winner

Here’s the winning playlists. I’d like to note that my list including at least one song from almost every list here. Does that make me more mainstream, less eclectic, or all three? And how the hell can one dance to Ray Charles’s “I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town?” and how is Britney Spear’s “Toxic” in any way referential to the bailout, even in the context of the playlist? Or Muscles’s “Ice Cream”? Although I wish I’d picked “Fool’s Gold.” I have the b-side remix on vinyl.

Sasha Frere-Jones, I even had Fela on my list.

Guess I should have added an Ui song.

The winners:

From Kraddy Ferilla:

“Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ on But The Rent”—Gwen Guthrie
“I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town”—Ray Charles
“I Left My Wallet In El Segundo”—A Tribe Called Quest
“Fools Gold”—The Stone Roses
“Luck Be A Lady”—Frank Sinatra
“Bills Bills Bills”—Destiny’s Child
“One Percent”—Jane’s Addiction
“Gallows Pole”—Led Zeppelin
“C.R.E.A.M.”—Wu-Tang Clan
“A Milli”—Lil Wayne
“Living for the City”—Stevie Wonder
“Hunger Strike”—Temple of the Dog
“This Land Is Your Land”—Woody Guthrie

From Kristen Beck, Morristown, N.J.:

“Acceptable in the 80’s”—Calvin Harris
“Gettin’ It”—Cool Kids & Lil Wayne
“Get That Dough (feat. Timbuktu & Chords)”—Kocky
“Time to Pretend”—MGMT
“Cocaine Socialism”—Pulp
“Price of Gasoline (Automato remix)”—Bloc Party
“20 Dollar”—M.I.A.
“The Gold We’re Digging”—Parts & Labor
“The Horror”—RJD2
“Ice Cream”—Muscles

From Michael Biondi, New York, N.Y.:

“Untrust Us”—Crystal Castles
“Capital (It Fails Us Now)”—Gang of Four
“Ring the Alarm”—Beyoncé
“Let’s Get Out of This Country”—Camera Obscura
“I’m Goin’ Down”—Bruce Springsteen
“Beg, Borrow, and Steal”—The Rare Breed
“White Collar Boy”—Belle & Sebastian
“Dirty Money”—Clipse
“NY Excuse”—Soulwax
“Them”—Isaac Hayes

From Elizabeth Cordingley, Brooklyn, N.Y.:

“Red Alert”—Basement Jaxx
“NY Excuse”—Soulwax
“Point Of No Return”—Nu Shooz
“America Is Waiting”—Brian Eno & David Bryne
“99 Problems (Helter Skelter)”—Danger Mouse
“Change”—Killing Joke
“Hyped-Up Plus Tax”—Dabrye
“Broke A*s N*gga”—Tittsworth
“Got Your Money”—Ol’ Dirty Bastard
“Solid Gold”—International Pony
“Sex, God + Money”—Neulander

From Brigid Morris, New York, N.Y.:

“99 Problems”—Jay-Z
“Toxic”—Britney Spears
“Soul Shaker”—Von Iva
“North American Scum”—LCD Soundsystem
“I Disappear”—The Faint
“Time to Pretend”—MGMT
“Stupidity”—The Detroit Cobras
“Headache”—Frank Black
“Prepare for the Fight”—The Lovemakers