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…iMix 04.07 is out?

iMix 04.07

The DYH iMix 04.07 is the first in a monthly series of iMixes that will feature unique music for you to download and enjoy. Each iMix will contain 10 songs, and is going to be a compilation of genres, ages, and popularity levels. The goal is to highlight new music that you haven’t heard of, and to provide you with a source of songs to add to your music collection. For the first month, the tracks are as follows:

  1. Cat Stevens – Where Do The Children Play? – A classic from the man now known as Yusef Islam.
  2. José González – Heartbeats – The song made famous by the Sony Bravia ad.
  3. Michael Andrews & Gary Jules – Mad World – The song made famous by the Gears Of War ad.
  4. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats – Hell hath no furry like a woman scorned.
  5. Britney Spears – (You Drive Me) Crazy – Considering the recent Britney news, the irony of this song continues to grow on a daily basis.
  6. MIMS – This Is Why I’m Hot – Takes every currently popular hip-hop niche and mixes them all into one catchy track.
  7. John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change – Feel good music with a message.
  8. The Pack – Vans – A group of high school students from Berkeley California rapping about their shoes.
  9. O.A.R. – The Was A Crazy Game Of Poker – A story song that makes you want to jump out of your chair and dance.
  10. Brad Paisley – She’s Everything – A love song about the subtle things that make someone special.

Sounds good, right? I thought so too. Though I’m trying to do the work for you, I’m also open to suggestions, so if you think that you’ve found something iMix worthy, let me know. Rock out.

[iTunes Store – DYH iMix 04.07]

…Mad World rode on Gears of War’s popularity?

Though I haven’t had a chance to play it (which saddens me because it looks awesome), Gears of War is supposedly the game that will transform the Xbox 360 from another next gen into the must have system (sorry PS3, keep trying). One interesting fallout of the Gears of War popularity is the rise in popularity of the song that takes center stage in the ominous commercial. Just like the original Bravia commercial put José González’s “Heartbeats” song on the map, Gears of War has propelled “Mad World” (a cover of Tears for Fears’ 1982 hit performed by Gary Jules in 2001 for the Donnie Darko soundtrack) to the top of the iTunes download charts. I must say that I was one of the masses that downloaded this song based solely on the minute you hear during the commercial, but it’s one of those songs that just oozes emotion, and I love it for that. So go get yourself a copy, you know you want to.


Michael Andrews - Donnie Darko - Mad World

[Gears Of War]

[Bravia – José González]