Ritz Brits

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November Playlist December 11, 2009

  1. All the Right Moves — OneRepublic
  2. Superhuman Touch — Athlete
  3. Starstrukk — 3Oh!3
  4. I Could Rob You — The Plasticines
  5. Barcelona — The Plasticines
  6. Black & Gold — Sam Sparro
  7. If It’s Love — Train
  8. Trippin’ Down the Freeway — Weezer
  9. The Girl Got Hot — Weezer
  10. Kids/Poker Face — Weezer
  11. The Ocean — Tegan and Sara
  12. Whatever You Like — Anya Marina
  13. Secrets — OneRepublic
  14. Maybe — Everly
  15. WTF? — Ok Go
  16. Arrow — Tegan and Sara
  17. Hell — Tegan and Sara
  18. Back to the Start — Razorlight
  19. Bulletproof — La Roux
  20. Bad Romance — Lady Gaga
  21. Switched On — Islands
  22. Come Back When You Can — Barcelona
  23. Watch You Sleeping — Blue Foundation
  24. Precious Metals — The Russian Futurists
  25. Houses — Great Northern
  26. Snakes — Great Northern
  27. My Love is Better — Annie
  28. Chasing Pirates — Norah Jones
  29. It’s Gonna Be — Norah Jones
  30. Where Do We Go? — Bear Lake
  31. Brave — Leona Lewis
  32. Lost Then Found — Leona Lewis feat. OneRepublic
  33. Think I Need It Too — Echo & the Bunnymen
  34. The Drawing Board — The Features
  35. Lions — The Features
  36. Off Track — The Features
  37. Spaceship — Puddle of Mudd
  38. La Di Da — Jet
  39. Pick Up the Phone — Dragonette
  40. Come On — Green River Ordinance
  41. I Wanna Go Crazy — David Guetta feat. Will.i.am

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.