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December Playlist December 11, 2009

  1. Whatcha Say — Jason Derulo
  2. If We Ever Meet Again — Timbaland feat. Katy Perry
  3. Cinema Italiano — Kate Hudson
  4. The Only Exception — Paramore
  5. Slow Poison — The Bravery
  6. This Tornado Loves You — Neko Case
  7. Alejandro — Lady Gaga
  8. Dance in the Dark — Lady Gaga
  9. Goodbye — Kristinia DeBarge
  10. Keep It Together — Puddle of Mudd
  11. This Is War — 30 Seconds to Mars
  12. Search and Destroy — 30 Seconds to Mars
  13. 1940 (Amplive Remix) — The Submarines
  14. Northern Soul — Darker My Love
  15. Two Ways Out — Darker My Love
  16. Attack of the Ghost Riders — The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  17. Strange Times — The Black Keys
  18. Lies — The Black Keys
  19. Blame You — Wakey! Wakey!
  20. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want — She & Him
  21. Low — Foo Fighters
  22. Back Down — In Passing
  23. Come Back When You Can — Barcelona
  24. Consoler of the Lonely — The Raconteurs
  25. Running Up That Hill — Placebo
  26. Death — White Lies
  27. To Lose My Life — White Lies
  28. Kids — MGMT
  29. I Get Around — Dragonette
  30. Feel It In My Bones — Tiesto feat. Tegan and Sara
  31. Drumming Song (Jack Beats Remix) – Florence + the Machine
  32. Gravity – Sara Bareilles
  33. Sunshine Coolin’ – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  34. Hero – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  35. Electric Feel – MGMT
  36. Get to You – James Morrison
  37. Menace – Bjorn Baillie
  38. Back in Time – V.V. Brown
  39. The House that Fire Built – Mae
  40. Different (Anything at All) – Green River Ordinance
  41. C’mon (On My Own) – Chester French
  42. Not Over You – Chester French
  43. (m)orning Drive – Mae
  44. Special K – Placebo
  45. Blue Day – Darker My Love
  46. Pale Sun – Darker My Love
  47. Brooklyn (Acoustic Version) – Wakey! Wakey!
  48. You’ve Got Some Nerve – the spies
  49. All Yall – Gringo Star
  50. Warning – Great Northern
  51. The Wolf – Miniature Tigers
  52. I Gotta Run – Everybody Else
  53. Discotech – Young Love
  54. In My Room – The Last Shadow Puppets
  55. Turn Out the Light – The Music
  56. Everyday I Love You Less and Less – Kaiser Chiefs
  57. Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
  58. Cult Logic – Miike Snow
  59. Take the Long Road and Walk It – The Music
  60. A Little Faster – There for Tomorrow

More Beats for Your Buck

Let’s face it, my paycheck doesn’t entirely support my music and shopping habits.  So I had to get a little creative.  There are tons of places to find free songs and deals on  mp3 downloads.  As I’m sure most of you know, Zune Marketplace and iTunes have a free song and/or music video every week.  They are released every Tuesday with the rest of the new music, movies, and tv shows.  An even better resource I’ve found is Amazon.com.  Go to mp3 downloads, and click on “Special Deals”.  There is a free song every day, and an mp3 album of the day that ranges in price from $1.99 to $3.99 for the full album.

If you don’t check everyday, be sure to check on Tuesdays.  Lately, the mp3 album of the day has been a new release.  I scored Leona Lewis’s Echo and 30 Seconds to Mars’ This Is War for $3.99 each the day they were released.  That can save me up to $10 per brand new album.  Trust me, this is one kind of math you will enjoy.  I call it shopping math.

Amazon also has tons of free sampler albums that range from mainstream pop to indie and global labels.  Its a great way to try out new sounds and new artists.


Urban Outfitters is another unlikely resource for new artists and free music.  Every few months they put out a new Listen Playlist.  You can see the list of songs on the Urban Outfitters website, and get a code to download all 25 songs on iTunes for free.

And as if Starbucks wasn’t a fantastic place already, they also offer one free song or music video each week.  Check near the register for a stack of cards with the “Pick of the Week”.  On the back is a code to download the song or video for free on iTunes.  You can also view the songs Starbucks has recommended on iTunes, which is another great place to find new music.  This is where I first heard of great artists like Mayer Hawthorne.