The 2013 Arlington Million playlist

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Ed DeRosa

August 11th, 2013

My trip to Arlington Heights on Monday from Lexington on Monday will take much longer than the six hours it would in an about-straight shot. That's mainly due to a couple of nosh stops along the way--lunch at Brugge Brasserie in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis and dinner at Three Floyds Brewbub in Munster Indiana.

It's three hours to lunch, another 2 1/2 hours to dinner, and then about an hour from dinner to bed near the track. I was torn how to approach the playlist: A six-hour tour de force to get me there and back? A standard 60-75-minute CD-style collection? In the end I leaned more toward the latter, packing 97:44 of music onto a 26-track mix.

There a few new complete albums (Polyphonic Spree's "Yes, It's True" and Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zero's eponymous offerings) I've been wanting to check out, so the thought is I can get through my mix and both of those before dinner before letting the mix get me "home" for the week.

Here's the listing:

"Mope" by the Bloodhound Gang
"No Diggity" by Blackstreet
"C'mon Let Me Ride" by Skylar Grey featuring Eminem
"Lip Gloss" by Lil Mama
"Girlfriend" (remix) by Avril Lavigne featuring Lil Mama
"Here's To Never Growing Up" by Avril Lavigne
"My Strongest Suit" by The Spice Girls
"I Love It" by Icona Pop
"Christmas Tree" by Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy
"Telephone" by Lady Gaga & Beyonce
"Survivor" by Destiny's Child
"Come Into My Head" (remix) by Kimbra
"Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais
"Bad Education" by Tilly and the Wall
"Girls Like Status" by The Hold Steady
"One Week" by Barenaked Ladies
"Here's Johnny" by Weird Al Yankovic
"Hot Dog!" by They Might Be Giants
"That's Not My Name" by the Ting Tings
"Hello" by Martin Solveig & Dragonette
"We're Getting A Divorce, You Keep the Diner" by Gaslight Anthem
"White People For Peace" by Against Me!
"This River Is Wild" by The Killers
"Arms And Hearts" by The Hold Steady
"Off To The Races" by Lana Del Rey