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?