Ultimate SongPop Roadtrip Playlist

There is something liberating about a roadtrip. Maybe it’s the beef jerky. Maybe it’s playing punch-buggy in the passenger seat. Maybe it’s screaming every time a semi cuts you off and your life flashes before your eyes.

I don’t know, maybe it’s a mixture of all the above. My theory, however, is that it’s the music.

I took a roadtrip yesterday with Rob Shep Dot Com and the Next Level staff down to Newspring Church, and was preoccupied the whole time with Rob Shep’s homemade version of SongPop (the modern day version of “Name That Tune”).


Taking this musical stroll down memory lane reminded me of the impact that a song can have on your life. To illustrate this, here are a few songs that made it into the mix:

“Buttermilk Biscuits” by Sir Mix-A-Lot

Did you know: before Baby Got Back was a hit, Mix-a-lot spit rhymes with a Chipmunk effect on his vocals? I couldn’t believe this was the same rapper who played workout tapes by Fonda.

“The Way It Is” by Bruce Hornsby

I was disqualified for this one, because I immediately assumed it was the Tupac remix. I still say I was discriminated against for my affinity for hip-hop culture.

“The World I Know” by Collective Soul

Again- disqualified. I guessed Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris”, which brought up the conversation of how everyone wanted to knock off Collective Soul in the mid-’90′s. There was apparently even an entire Steven Curtis Chapman album in this vain. Shame on you, SC squared.

“Addicted To Jesus” by Carman, feat. Toby Mac.

If you were a child of the ’80′s and ’90′s, and you grew up in church, you undoubtedly had your world rocked by such hits as “Satan Bite The Dust”, and “Nu Thing”. When these two worlds collided, “Addicted To Jesus” was the result. I’ll let you be the judge as to whether or not this was a good thing.


What songs would be on your SongPop roadtrip playlist?

  • http://billgrandi.com/ Bill (cycleguy)

    Blank on all although I have heard Hornsby’s song. I suspect also CS. However, there would NO, as is nada, hip-hop or rap on my playlist. Nor would there be Carman. There would, however, be a slew of rock, arena rock, 80s rock, hair band rock, classic rock, even some early pop rock (Tommy James). See the trend?

    • http://thebeardedidealist.com/ Stephen Haggerty

      Nice! There was a lot of ’80′s rock played on the trip. A little too much if you ask me…

  • http://dancarman.blogspot.com/ Daniel Carman

    I see you did not have any tune-age by the Glenn Miller Orchestra or Tommy Dorsey and his band. You young kids today with your wall-bangin’ music. Why in my day …

    • http://thebeardedidealist.com/ Stephen Haggerty

      :) Wall banging- I’d say that about covers it, Dan!

  • http://deuceology.wordpress.com Larry Carter

    I would probably have an assortment of 80′sthe music, 40′s era Bill Monroe, Rich Mullins, Mumford and Sons, The Avett Bros.

    • http://thebeardedidealist.com/ Stephen Haggerty

      Bill Monroe! Yes sir. We just upped our friendship, Larry!

  • austingilly

    Oh my gosh I can’t believe you put Carman on your list. I can’t handle that dude, but my mom loves him (like is literally in love with him) and she thinks the music is so cool.

    • http://thebeardedidealist.com/ Stephen Haggerty

      No worries. I definitely cannot agree with your mom. Carmen was the man when I was about 9 though. So when he did a rap with DC Talk about Jesus being an alternative to drugs- you better believe I had that on repeat.

  • http://www.ramblingbarba.com Ken Hagerman

    Top kudos on Buttermilk Biscuits. Got to iTunes and get “My Hooptie” by Mix-A-Lot. Vintage Gold. BTW You guys are only minutes from my house. The problem is I don’t live in it right now. DOH. I can’t believe you guys are basically in my hood and I’m not there to swill coffee and make ridiculous comments. *sighs heavily* Maybe next time. You could call my dad, he has the senior version of my name but he doesn’t know you.

    • http://thebeardedidealist.com/ Stephen Haggerty

      :) Rob Shep told me you’d mentioned living here- that’s nuts! Crying shame you’re not here or you know we’d be meetin up. When do y’all do furlough?

      • http://www.ramblingbarba.com Ken Hagerman

        I still own my house there. Without sounding to poor mouthy, hopefully next year sometime. Depends on funds and my wife’s next surgery on her leg in Feb.

        • http://thebeardedidealist.com/ Stephen Haggerty

          Well we liked what we saw of Anderson. Really great people (no wonder you’re from there)! I’d love to see you all during furlough when that day comes. Will be praying for your wife.

  • http://www.lifeofasteward.com Loren Pinilis

    Have you seen the video for “Satan, Bite the Dust”? It’s wild!
    I would have totally thought it was the tupac remix too – so don’t feel bad.

    • http://thebeardedidealist.com/ Stephen Haggerty

      No but it’s now on my to-watch list! :) I love that you’ve seen it.

  • Phil

    I’ve become quite addicted to that game myself. SC squared has had a couple of missteps in his day, but “got to be true” also with Toby Mac was my jam. I’ll proudly admit to having a slew of Carmen cassettes. We have a retro volleyball night every other week at church and they play old school Christian music there. I still know all the words to some really embarrassing songs.

    • http://thebeardedidealist.com/ Stephen Haggerty

      Ha- yeah our entire car ride down was like a retro music night. And funny you mention it- we listened to got to B tru on the way back. I’m pretty sure we knew every word.

  • http://randomlychad.com Chad Jones

    See i’m a little older than you, so mine would go something like:

    Simple Minds “Don’t You Forget About Me”

    A Flock of Seagulls “I Ran So Far Away”

    Judas Priest “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’”

    U2 “Where the Streets Have No Name”

    Ben E. King “Stand By Me”

    I didn’t listen to Christian music until the very late 80s, ok?

    • http://thebeardedidealist.com/ Stephen Haggerty

      Nice list. I don’t know very much about Flock of Seagulls other than the haircut- which I propose we bring back into fashion.

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