A good friend of mine is celebrating her birthday this week, and I've been tasked to make a geek-inspired playlist for the party. Since I already put together a list of the 10 geekiest songs on the radio, I've got a good head start. But besides recent hits from Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Jay-Z, I know I'll have to reach a bit further into the archives for more geek-inspired songs. Take a listen to my finished mix when you read more.
After Lady Gaga released her tech-centric "Telephone" video on Friday, I couldn't help but rack my brain about other songs that include references to modern-day geek and tech culture. After doing some digging, I can safely say there are plenty of tunes out there, but I couldn't list them all. Narrowing it down to 10 geeky songs that got some major radio play in the past few years was tough, but it had to be done. Could number one on the list be the geekiest song/video combo ever? It's possible. Check out the list when you read more
I have a secret — I used to listen to Weird Al on a loop when I was younger, and still have a soft spot in my heart for his parodies. I mean, come on, "White and Nerdy"? I die. So when I heard that the music comedy genius has a new EP coming out (appropriately titled "Internet Leaks") I was already on board. The first single from the album is torn straight from the virtual pages of Craigslist (literally) and makes up one of the five songs on the upcoming release. Another song? Oh, just a little ditty about shopping at Costco called "Whatever You Like." Yup, it's a parody of T.I.'s song of the same name. They're both on iTunes now, and are of course, classic Weird Al.
Check out the video for "Craigslist," in which Weird Al channels Jim Morrison and The Doors for this five minute song (I know, but it wouldn't be an appropriate Doors parody if it was any shorter, right?). It really takes me back.