Eclectic? I’ll own that.

A while back I confessed to reading in a broad range of genres. Good is good, and it doesn't have to be limited to one area. I've always felt that way about a great many things. I still go to movies, even after they stopped making good westerns.

I thought it might be fun to check out my music. I have close to 500 songs on my iPhone. This device speaks to my truck and plays music during my commute. I'll bet nobody has a more mixed up playlist than I do. This phone contains the following (in part):


The Alan Parsons Project

Alice Cooper

Aretha Franklin

The B-52's

The Beach Boys


Blue Oyster Cult

Bonnie Rait

Brad Paisley


Chuck Berry

Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen

The Corrs

Creedence Clearwater Revival

David Bowie

Del Shannon

Dwight Yoakam




George Thorogood

The Go-Go's

Gretchen Wilson

Harry Nilsson

The Irish Rovers

The Isley Brothers

Jethro Tull

Jimmy Durante

Joan Jett with and without The Blackhearts

John Cougar Mellencamp

Judas Priest

Katy Perry

Led Zeppelin

Linda Ronstadt

Meat Loaf


Mickey Gilley

Monty Python

Oingo Boingo

Ozzie Osbourne


Paul Revere & The Raiders

The Pointer Sisters

Quiet Riot


Reba McEntire

REO Speedwagon


The Rolling Stones

Stevie Nicks

Stray Cats

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Weird Al Yankovic

ZZ Top

Am I eclectic, or flat out insane? Seriously, who has a playlist with Jimmy Durrante, Reba McEntire, and Metallica on it? Let me hear it in the comments. Is your playlist a rival of mine, or do you stick with one style of music?


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27 responses to “Eclectic? I’ll own that.

  1. Ali Isaac

    Nope! You’re defo crazy… sorry, I mean unique, and I didnt need your playlist to know that!


  2. I listen to many of these, but not from a playlist, and not when I’m writing. Also, I’m a few years older than you are, so I have more early 20th century favorites that I grew up listening to on Gramma’s 78 rpm records – all, sadly, long gone (thank goodness for YouTube).


  3. Yikes… then I’m afraid I’m eclectic as well! I’ve got Pink and Pink Floyd. Detroit Spinners and Eminem (who is from Detroit).Big Time Rush and Crowded House, The Wreckers, Susan Boyle, The Harlem Boys Choir, LeeAnn Womack, Bette Middler, Neyo, Wynona Judd, Katy Perry, Warrant, Celine Dion, A Great Big World, and Sam Smith, not to mention all my 60s band buddies songs. Of course there are a lot more, but you get the idea. 😉


  4. (Waving her hand in the air) Me too! Me too! Not Jimmy Durante or Reba but I have Louis Armstrong, Bonnie Raitt, AC/DC, and about 90% of your list. I’m not so into the more contemporary artists though I do love Pink. I also have Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Led Zeppelin, The Del McCoury Band, The Lumineers, etc. I don’t think we’re crazy; we just know what we like!


  5. Only 500? Funny all this music and I rarely tune in.


    • I must have owned 500 eight tracks at one time. Then it was a thousand cassettes. Now I have to re-purchase everything on iTunes. The difference is I can limit it to the good songs. It just feeds directly to my truck. I don’t play it anywhere else.


  6. No playlist… sorry. I’m still in the CD era, with tons of them in my console. But– most of them match your playlist so I must be doing something right.

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  7. My playlist is more eclectic than yours, but you definitely outdo me with reading choices 🙂
    Also, who wants to hang out with anyone who ONLY listens to one type of music or reads one type of book? Bor-ing!


  8. don’t do playlists i just jump from billie holiday to bruno mars to disney soundtracks (from my youth) and keep going. admitting that last part makes me glad i blog anonymously.


  9. Yeps, very very similar. I’m in the process of adding them to Spotify too, just in case I’m not around my iTunes but am close to Internet.


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