Thursday, November 26, 2009

Seven Songs For Black Friday

Black Friday:
Songs to Fuel the Commercial Sensation
------Look at that line for Target! If I wanted a plasma screen TV for 30 bucks or a jade tupperwear organizer, I'd go to Ebay on any given Sunday rather than Black Friday. I've heard people brave the midnight doorbusters for the "experience" and "people watching." If you want to know what the world will look like before its end, it's probably this.
If you have decided to save big and waste time standing in line for a couple of hours, you should start it off right with some essential, get-in-the-zone-for-shopping playlist.
1. Billy Bragg - The Busy Girl Buys Beauty
**This punky alliteration tells a tale between the babe and the broad, the one who buys whatever satisfies her material heart and the lonely lady who can't rub two pennies together for a pair of Doc Martens.
2. Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
**Black Friday may not be the cup of tea you wanted to chug before heading out the door at 2 a.m. Strong knows the pain of being broke and still having to spend (especially on the opposite sex). Fellas, you've got an empty-walleted friend in "Money (That's What I Want)."
3. The Steve Miller Band - Take the Money and Run
**Screw buying crap - why not just rob and run? The heartland boys of Steve Miller seem to be alright with it, but I'd make sure you aren't around any mall cops if you're planning on playing a Friday Bonnie and Clyde.
4. Sublime - Pawn Shop
**Maybe your Black Friday involves buying something you can't find on a shelf, but more likely in a pocket. The six-minute sketcher is perfect if you're feeling pretty damn mellow about your newest purchase.
5. Lil' Wayne feat. T Pain - Got Money
**Probably the track you want to play right before bursting through the push or automatic doors. "Got Money" is thug pop at its prime with a whole lot of ego, and you'll be taking it out of your pocket all day long for your steals and deals. When you're buying a 50-pack of toilet paper, why not feel a little fresher?
6. Madonna - Material Girl
** Why wouldn't you put the anthem of all 80's shopping songs on this mix?! Many think Madge was on to something when she said the boy with the cold hard cash is always Mr. Right. Even if you hate the message, you can't hate the bitchin' beats from "Material Girl."
7. Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger
**At the end of the day, money curses us all, and if we can't see the magic being cast from it, we'll be spellbound for life. West and Foxx are more than jaded by the ladies with too much to ask for, hence the sampling of Ray Charle's "I Got a Woman" to create "Gold Digger." Boys, buena suerte on Black Friday, especially if you're being dragged along by your lady to hold the purse and swipe the plastic.

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