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21 Feb 2007    

By Nicola West (Editor/Writer (UK))

We all know Jim loves his music and from time to time he's spoken about his favourite bands and even treated his fans to his own renditions. Often seen out with his iPod, we now have the opportunity to glimpse his playlist, and his accompanying comments, posted today on iTunes.

Check the tracks out, some of them might surprise you!

1. "Strawberry Letter 23" - The Brothers Johnson
"Classic lost song from the '70s. Makes you wanna be on roller skates, with a disco ball.
Coincidence that the number 23's in the title? I think not."

2. "Breed" - Nirvana
"One of my anthems. Put it on and imagine you're pummeling your foe's face into blood soup."

3. "My Immortal" - Evanescence
"Gothic. Hauntingly beautiful voice. I like powerful women."

4. "One" - Mary J. Blige & U2
"I love the light that shines through Mary. And U2's song can really lift you out of the muck"

5. "Close to Me" - The Cure
"This song makes me feel like I'm being held down and tickled."

6. "Time Is Running Out" - Muse
"Really into the energy and power. Definitely written by someone obsessed."

7. "Overtime" - Lucinda Williams
"She breaks my heart."

8. "Fell in Love with a Girl" - The White Stripes
"Not too many originals out there, but Jack is one of 'em. I like him so much that I never want to meet him."

9. "Run" - Snow Patrol
"This song reminds me of a person who's passed on, reaching back to touch the one she loves. Touching, man."

10. "Breathe Me" - Sia
"Song gives me chills - incredible voice. Jenny made me put this song on the list. But I love it, too."

11. "Tear You Apart" - She Wants Revenge
"I found this song for the soundtrack of The Number 23. They're a great L.A. band, and the song is like the kind of passion that overwhelms your partner - loving but slightly brutal."

12. "Lover's Spit" - Broken Social Scene
"Found this one by mistake online. It was no mistake."

13. "A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T" - The Hives
"This is the perfect 'We're not buyin' your bullsh*t' song."

14. "Do You Realize?" - The Flaming Lips
"You're perfect. Love yourself. And commit to being fully present. This song is a joygasm."

15. "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
"One of the most beautiful tracks ever. Everyone should be familiar with this song. Originally recorded by Leonard Cohen - I love Jeff's version. His soul was crying out."

16. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
"Iz was Hawaii's most popular singer until his death in 1997. I love his interpretation of this song. It's so transcendent that you don't even care that the lyrics are wrong. It's even better that way."

17. "Round Midnight" - John Coltrane
"How can anyone beat the joy of Coltrane? Some things are classic for a reason. Everything Coltrane. Trust me! Just sit back and let him drive. The scenery he creates is breathtaking."

18. "Limp" - Fiona Apple
"I saw her live. It was staggering. One of the most talented people I've ever seen. She's totally hooked in. Pure and uncut."

19. "American Idiot" - Green Day
"These guys just get better and better. I love that this song exists. They took the words right out of my mouth."

20. "Nobody Home" - Pink Floyd
"Remember when there were only '15 channels of sh*t on the TV to choose from, choose from, choose from?'"

21. "Land of Hope and Dreams" - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
"This song is about unconditional love and acceptance. It's salvation for all of us sinners. And the performance is like watching an architect build a grand cathedral. Sublime!"

22. "Hey Man Nice Shot" - Filter
"I heard it was about Kurt Cobain, who was born in 1967 and died in 1994; both dates add up to 23."

23. "I Am the Walrus" - Jim Carrey
"Well, I am." (you sure are Jimmy!)

-- Source: iTunes. Click to comment this article.

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