Thursday, May 31, 2007

Soundtrack To The Last 18 Days

What I have heard of "traditional" Azeri music (ie what those guys are playing on accordians on the boardwalk...) on this trip has been greatly overshadowed by the ever-present, penetrating, gut-thumping dance music coming from MTV, low riding Mercedes', iPhone's and basically every taxi I've been in while here.

That, plus all the really tight dark clothing, makes me feel like I'm in a continous nightclub.

From what I can tell, most of the music are just really bad dance remixes of old songs (Truly, Madly, Deeply, anyone?), with the added bonus of having music videos that border on soft porn (there is one involving an entire marching band made out of one woman with a really short skirt that is particularly hilarious).

That said, here is my fondly created playlist from hours upon hours of listening to MTV while working in my hotel room:

September "Looking for Love" (Everybody's looking for luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv")

Justin Timberlake, "What Goes Around (Comes Around)" (I love this video!)

Black Eyed Peas, "Fergalicious"

Black Eyed Peas, "Glamorous"

Nellie Fertado, "Say It Right"

Gwen Stefani, "Sweet Escape" (Great summer music, I have to say"

Some woman with too much makeup hollering "This is my DEStinATiON!!!!" over and over again to a house beat.

Akon, "Don't Matter" (I hear this one at least once every thirty minutes, I swear..)

Daddy FT Sandy Rivera and Trix, "Lollipop" (I'll lick your ice cream and you can lick my lol-lol-lollipop.....")

Shakira and Beyonce, "Beautiful Liar"

Natasha Bedingfeld, some song where she sings about how much she wants to have (your) babies.

Paris Hilton, "Nothing in This World"

Cascada, the aforementioned "Truly, Madly, Deeply" remix. Done with chubby women in leotards. I'm so not kidding.

Mika, "Relax (Take It EEEEeeeasy!)"

Some Turkish song that takes place in junior high.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a relief to know that MTV has reached Azerbaijan! I was worried about all those kids growing up without the benefit of American dance music.