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April 2, 2009
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The Obamas and The Royals

The Obamas and The Royals

The Obama's received a private audience with Her Majesty when they met Wednesday–the only Head of State in town for the G-20 Summit to be accorded this honor.  The rendezvous included tea and the exchange of gifts.

The Royals gave the Obamas a signed picture of themselves, which will surely go on a prominent wall in their White House residence , perhaps right above the bust of George Washington. And what did the Obamas bring? A rare coffee table book of songs by composers Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart and an iPod.

Some of the songs programmed into said iPod included such Broadway showtune classics as "Oklohoma" and "Getting to Know You," from the  "The King and I."

All this begs the question: If you had the opportunity to give the Queen an iPod, what songs would you put on it?

A few choices: "God Save The Queen" by the Sex Pistols, a song by the band Queen, or perhaps "Purple Rain" by Prince (you know, just to keep the burgeoning prospect of posterity at the forefront).

So leave your playlist and we'll post some of our favorites. And as the Queen surely said in parting the Obamas, "Cheers!"

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Thot   April 3rd, 2009 10:13 pm ET

How long the list should be?
I’ll just suggest 10.

I see the Queen more as a Glen Miler appreciator (both took part of the World War II) the of Sex pistols. But you never know. 😉

Glen Miller – Sun Valley Serenade

Frank Sinatra – "My Way"

Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me

Bruce Springsteen – Secret Garden

The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony

Eurythmics – I Saved The World Today

Joe Cocker – The Simple Things

Dido – This land is mine

Michael Buble – Home

Fool's Garden – Lemon Tree

Humm! Odd list, not sure The Queen would appreciate it...

PS: I admit I had to look into a dictionary to understand what burgeoning means. 😉

Manuel Vilhena   April 4th, 2009 7:39 pm ET

Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen

I believe that would be an appropriate song.

Best wishes,

Manuel,
Coventry, UK

Thot   April 5th, 2009 11:52 am ET

Just a quick note to say that I'm also curious to know what would be choices of the I-Desk team. 😉

Ira Robert   April 6th, 2009 2:18 am ET

Bodies – Smashing Pumpkins

Ghost Rider   April 9th, 2009 2:19 pm ET

About the Somali Pirates, The US Navy should park that Destroyer off the coast of Somalia and ground pound the beaches where they think the pirate bases are and also look for there little pirate boats and blow them out of the water. A little payback for killing our troops the last time we were over there.

TGA EX US NAVY

shakir bouty   April 13th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

01 – Caribou – Lord Leopard
02 – fiery furnaces- tropical ice-land
03 – Daft Punk – emotion
04 – – Unknown – jackie
05 – Björk – Isobel
06 – Sigur Ros- Sæglópur
07 – Ada – Maps
08 – Caribou – Bees
09 – Stereophonics – Dakota
10 – Annie – My Heartbeat
11 – M83 – A Guitar and a Heart
12 – the fiery furnaces – here comes the summer
13 – the fiery furnaces – evergreen
14 – black mountain – black mountain – no satisfaction
15 – vanessa mae – white bird
16 – Ratatat – Ratatat – Cherry
17 – Red Snapper – – Mountains And Valleys
18 – Charlie Musselwhite – Route (Attala County, Mississippi)
19 – SOLEX – Unknown – –
20 – Fischerspooner – All We Are
21 – Atomic Kitten- Be with you
22 – Gorillaz – Last Living Souls
23 – Ellen Allien – Alles Sehen
24 – duo505 – lsdj08
25 – Dirty Vegas – In This Life
26 – Brian Eno – Just another day
27 – Faith Evans – lucky day
28 – Goldfrapp – Ooh La La
29 – Motocraft – When Time Will Come
30 – Ada – Cool my Fire (I'm Burning)
31 – lemonator – that one touch
32 – Annie – The Greatest Hit
33 – Mylo – Musclecar Reform Reprise
34 – Elize – Automatic
35 – Portastatic – Bright Ideas
36 – Solex - Not A Hoot
37 – Recloose – Why I Otta
38 – Ananda Shankar – Jumpin' Jack Flash
39 – The Avalanches – Since I Left You
40 – The Most Serene Republic – You're A Loose Cannon Mcarthur but You Get The Job Done
41 – Stephen Malkmus – Post-Paint Boy
42 – Fiona Apple – The Way Things Are
43 – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Howl
44 – Jolie Holland – Old Fashion Morphine
45 – Red Snapper – Belladonna
46 – Brian Eno – This
47 – LCD Soundsystem – Great Release
48 – Porcupine Tree – Mellotron Scratch
49 – Electrelane – I Keep Losing Heart
50 – Tegan & Sara – Superstar
51 – The Chemical Brothers – Surface To Air
52 – Jonas Bering – Because You're Young
53 – Recloose – Mana's Bounce
54 – cocorosie – brazilian sun
55 – Cybertribe – Across The Magic Mountains
56 – Fischerspooner – We Need A War
57 – Ellen Allien – Bullet [Ellen Allien Flow Mix]
58 – Gorillaz- Demon Days
59 – The Blind Boys Of Alabama – Atom Bomb
60 – junkie xl – dj tiesto – perfect remixes v – breezer
61 – Kasabian – Running Battle
62 – Ratatat – Desert Eagle
63 – The Shins – Pink Bullets
64 – Doors Down – The Road I'm On
65 – Joss Stone – What Ever Happened To The Heroes
66 – Tegan and Sara – Freedom
67 – Hot Hot Heat – Soldier in a Box
68 – Four Tet – Sun Drums And Soil
69 – New Delhi FM – Zoobrücke
70 – Ananda Shankar r – Light my fire
71 – Japancakes – Where Things Leave Off
72 – Broken Flowers OST – There Is An End
73 – Peter Grummich – Sunbeams

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