I’ve just done the roundup of status updates from the year on facebook and I was reminded of this little gem I quoted from Marcus Brigstock:

the big question is do I dare hit ‘shuffle songs’ and risk the horror of 25 years of purchasing choices? I vote yes

I vote yes, too, so another day at work with the iPod on random, and the unexpurgated list as evidence to an eclectic taste

Pomp and Circumstance, No. 4 – Edward Elgar
Theatre – Pet Shop Boys
The Sun In The Stream – Enya
Durme Hermoza Donzella (Sleep Beautiful Damsel) – Judy Frankel
Situation’s Heavy – Sugababes
Closer – Nylon
Radio – The Corrs
The Devil You Know (God Is A Man) – Face to Face
Music For The Boys – Pet Shop Boys
All About Us – t.A.T.u.
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Million Different Ways – Sugababes
Lost and Found – Michael Nyman (from The Piano
Happy Meal II – The Cardigans
Pavanne Op. 50 – Faure
The Power of Love – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Sweetness Follows – R.E.M.
Just A Thought – Gnarls Barkley
[untitled] – Sigur Rós (from ( ))
Starry Eyed Surprise – Paul Oakenfold
Medley / Every Day / A Heart Full Of Love – from Les Miserables
Friday’s Child – Will Young
Starálfur – Sigur Rós
Doubleback – from Back to the Future part III
Eve of the War – Jeff Wayne
Fyrsta – Sigur Rós
Canyons Of Your Mind – Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Be At Peace – Pakefield Middle School (from A Sweetness In The Air)
He Tells The Bird To Distract The Wolf – Prokofiev (from Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67)
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K365 (andante) – Mozart
Devil Inside – INXS
Wear Me Down – Blur
God Is A DJ – Faithless
No Distance Left To Run – Blur
Wanted – Vanessa Carlton
Galaxy of Emptiness – Beth Orton
Nick’s Boogie – Pink Floyd
Song For Whoever – The Beautiful South
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Daybreaker – Beth Orton
Salva Mea [Way Out West Remix] – Faithless
En Saga, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 9 – Sibelius
Movin’ Right Along – The Muppets
Sand In My Shoe – Kath Bloom
Mr Knightley Returns – Rachel Portman (from Emma)
Let There Be Love – Nat ‘King’ Cole
Your Game – Will Young
The Voice of The Enigma – Enigma
The Bartered Bride, Overture – Bedrich Smetna
Prologue – Andrew Lloyd Webber (from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat)
Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
Meeting Scene (Meno Mosso) – Bernstein (from West Side Story)
Modern Way – Kaiser Chiefs
Proud Of Me – Sesame Street
Know Who You Are – Supertramp
Have Fun, Go Mad – Blair
Let’s Love – Melanie C
London Rain – Heather Nova
Swan Lake Suite Scene – Tchaikovsky
Resigned – Blur
Band In The Rain – Jean-Michel Jarre
King Of The Birds – R.E.M.

Drama, stories, and podcasts have been skipped.
The iPod now contains ‘s music collection in addition to mine. My music collection is therefore now more credible.