ArtSunday: Dr. Sammy’s Ultimate Bitchin’ Badass Trans-Genred Playlist From Hell

Music: Bands Sam LovesWhat do Rammstein, The Dixie Chicks, Rick Springfield, The Beatles, U2, Uriah Heep, Toots & the Maytals, Talk Talk, Shiny Toy Guns, Primus, APC, the band that eventually turned into (shudder) Maroon 5, and a bunch of other bands, many of which you never heard of (445 in all) have in common?

That’s right – they’re all included in Dr. Sammy’s Ultimate Bitchin’ Badass Trans-Genred Playlist From Hell.

This is something I’ve been thinking about doing for awhile. Like many of you, I have a variety of playlists on iTunes and Spotify, keyed to certain styles or moods. What I thought would be interesting was to wade through my iTunes library and add my favorite tune by each artist (most of them, anyway) to a playlist. No more than one song by any band (although you get some cases where an artist was in a band, then went solo, and hence turns up twice). This proved tough. In some places there were one-hit wonder acts, so that was simple enough. In others I had to consider my favorite artists and pick from among literally hundreds of songs.

The results are in some cases predictable enough. In others I wound up selecting tracks that might surprise you. In all cases, though, the songs are bitchin’, as indicated by the playlist’s title.

So here’s the list, and if you’d like to listen, it’s on Spotify here. (Note – there are 445 tracks on the playlist proper, but Spotify doesn’t have all of them (because it sucks), including absolute must-hears like Jeffrey Dean Foster’s “Summer of the Son of Sam.” Nothing I can do about that except encourage you to give it a listen at Jeff’s Facebook page.)

And now, here’s the list. Feel free to do the same kind of thing yourself and post your results in the comments.

Track Artist
Rock & Roll Led Zeppelin
Hold My Hand UNKLE
Bedroom Eyes Dum Dum Girls
Mad World Ida Long
Maginary Girl Brendan Benson
Crazy Train Ozzy Osbourne
Highway Star Deep Purple
Good Girls Don’t The Knack
London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do) Heather Nova
Hey Ya! Outkast
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
The Different Story Peter Schilling
Something’s Always Wrong Toad The Wet Sprocket
Idyllwild Trembling Blue Stars
Shelter Me Cinderella
Say It Isn’t So The Outfield
TRUE Spandau Ballet
Golddigger Supreme Beings Of Leisure
Shine Collective Soul
Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals
Runnin’ With The Devil Van Halen
I Will Possess Your Heart Death Cab For Cutie
Anymore Sarah Cracknell
Carry On Wayward Son Kansas
[Untitled Hidden Track] The Sounds
John The Revelator Depeche Mode
Lie To Me Jonny Lang
I Am A Patriot Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul
Miles Davis & The Cool The Gaslight Anthem
Brave New World Hot Nun
Lips Like Sugar Echo & The Bunnymen
Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down Interpol
Tourist Town Marti Jones
Jimmy’s Fantasy Redd Kross
Head Like a Hole Nine Inch Nails
Steady, As She Goes The Raconteurs
Kwela Man Juluka
Love Never Dies, Pt. 1 Apoptygma Berzerk
Exile Enya
Miss Atomic Bomb The Killers
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door Warren Zevon
Another John Doe Thenewno2
Roots Radicals Rancid
Girlfriend in a Coma The Smiths
Allison Road Gin Blossoms
Spooky Atlanta Rhythm Section
Jerk It Out The Caesars
History Song The Good, The Bad & The Queen
20th Century Boy T.Rex
Ich Bin Ein Auslander Pop Will Eat Itself
Star Sail The Verve
Legion VNV Nation
Where Do We Go From Heaven The Mighty Lemon Drops
She Sheila The Producers
Your Imagination Brian Wilson
Glimmer Man theSTART
Morning Noon & Night Ryan Shaw
Rolling In The Deep Adele
None of Us Are Free Solomon Burke
gonna let you down Queen Electric
Luminous Crush Space Team Electra
Holding Out For A Hero Frou Frou
Too Close Alex Clare
The Look of Love, Pt. 1 ABC
Lavender Marillion
Star Of The County Down Van Morrison & The Chieftains
Half The Truth The Royal Court Of China
Let Down Girls The Strays
Weapons Of Love The Truth
The Saints are Coming U2/Green Day
Crockett & Tubbs The Rosenbergs
Can’t Get Out Bed Charlatans
Jaded Aerosmith
Man On The Moon R.E.M.
Is She Really Going Out With Him? Joe Jackson
Ludlow 6:18 Cockeyed Ghost
Red Blue Jeans John Kilzer
Til the Sky Turns Black The Right Profile
Myself Kara’s Flowers
Brand New Cadillac The Clash
Like That Leisure McCorkle
Like A Rolling Stone Bob Dylan
Oh Fortuna Apotheosis
Behind the Wall of Sleep Smithereens
I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones
Sweet Soul Dream World Party
She Owns the Streets The Raveonettes
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man Prince
Happy Stabbing Westward
Don’t Walk Away Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels) Jim Croce
Sister Havana Urge Overkill
From The Alta Loma Hotel Ron Hawkins
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive
Funky Little Flower Loud Sugar
Oliver’s Army Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Deacon Blues Steely Dan
Sleep Allen Stone
Fake Talking Heads Song The Format
Carrying A Torch Van Morrison
Bad Reputation Freedy Johnston
Kids In America The Muffs
Pride (In The Name Of Love) U2
The Reflection Of You Bear in Heaven
More Human Than Human White Zombie
Imagine John Lennon
Into Your Arms The Lemonheads
Might Be Stars The Wannadies
Female Of The Species Space
In The Meantime Spacehog
Higher Ground Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hemorrhage (In My Hands) Fuel
If She Knew What She Wants The Bangles
Boy Or A Girl Imperial Drag
Self Esteem The Offspring
This Modern Love Bloc Party
America Simon & Garfunkel
Tenderness General Public
Places That Are Gone Tommy Keene
Ferris Wheel Box The Walls
Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) Squeeze
Running Up That Hill The Chromatics
Class Clown Owsley
It’s Only Life The Shins
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
Pins And Needles The Birthday Massacre
Nights In White Satin Bettye Lavette
Bad Luck Sammie The Figgs
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys
Afternoons And Coffeespoons Crash Test Dummies
Ol’ 55 Sarah McLachlan
Closer To Fine Indigo Girls
Closing Time Semisonic
What Do You Want From Me? Monaco
Megalomaniac KMFDM
Am I Wrong Love Spit Love
Pressure Drop Toots & The Maytals
American Idiot Green Day
Feather Boa Marah
Ooh La La Goldfrapp
Tainted Love Soft Cell
Happy Sister Hazel
Easy Livin’ Uriah Heep
Heed the Warning Dotsun Moon
Party Train Gap Band
Foreplay Long Time Boston
More Than This Roxy Music
Mean Man The Detroit Cobras
Sudden Crown Drop Mitch Easter
Love Missile F1-11 Sigue Sigue Sputnik
The Safety Dance Men Without Hats
Running On The Choir Practice
China Red Rockers
Hope There’s Someone Antony and the Johnsons
Bring on the Mystery Ghost Of An American Airman
Forever Young Alphaville
Over My Head (Cable Car) The Fray
Lie In The Sound Trespassers William
Nurgetraumt Nena
Rosa Glynn The Village Green
Miss Sarajevo Passengers
There She Goes The La’s
Novocaine For The Soul Eels
Dance Hall Days Wang Chung
I Don’t Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats
The Chauffeur (Featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw) Sleepthief
Happy Hour The Housemartins
Rollover D.J. Jet
I Felt Alive Epsilon Zero
Summertime’s Calling Me The Catalinas
Petr Munly
Riot Radio The Dead 60s
Change John Waite
Your Sister Told Me Don Dixon
Wild Horses The Sundays
Vow Garbage
’39 Queen
This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide The Kings
Smack My Bitch Up The Prodigy
Rock You Up The Romantics
Tell That Girl To Shut Up Transvision Vamp
Heading for Nowhere Jets Overhead
Lust To Love The Go-Go’s
Going Under Evanescence
Papillon Editors
Good Times Roll The Cars
Hastily Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
A Most Unpleasant Man E
Red Skies The Fixx
Girlfriend Matthew Sweet
N.W.O Ministry
Faithful Man Lee Fields & The Expressions
In Line With The Broken-Hearted The Blueflowers
Head First The Babys
Crash The Primitives
Stacy’s Mom Fountains Of Wayne
True Faith New Order
I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll) Nick Lowe
My Girlhood Among the Outlaws Maria McKee
Steel Monkey Jethro Tull
88 Lines About 44 Women The Nails
I Am The Summertime Feel
Flying Solo The Tories
The River Bruce Springsteen
Show Me Mary Catherine Wheel
Lean Into The Light Wendie Colter
Shout It Out Loud Kiss
Someone To Talk To The Devlins
Two Children In A Bed Adam Marsland
Like I Do Minipop
See You in Hell The Lost Patrol
So Lonesome I Could Fly The Pinetops
Working Girl Members
Love The Cult
Infected Girls Electric Six
It’s Over Tuuli
Slimcea Girl Mono
Screamager Therapy?
Troubled Man Wanderlust
One of Us Joan Osborne
Panic Switch Silversun Pickups
After Dark [Devil’s Trip Mix] Seraphim Shock
Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground) Paul Carrack
MoneyGrabber Fitz and The Tantrums
Winter Rain Fiction 8
Escape The Light The Well Wishers
Phantom Bride Erasure
Je bois et puis je danse Aline
Fifty Years After The Fair Aimee Mann
Love Is For Lovers The dB’s
Rock Me Amadeus Falco
Last Good Thing The Carneys
Herz Ist Trumpf Trio
I Was Made for You She & Him
Ever She Flows Treble Charger
Mother Natalie Maines
Save a Prayer Duran Duran
Ace of Hz (Album Version) Ladytron
Heaven Hail Social
I’ve Been Thinking About You The Londonbeat
The Way It Is Nicole Atkins
When I Was Made Sing-Sing
Long Way Down Goo Goo Dolls
Dream Police Cheap Trick
Round And Round Ratt
Running up That Hill Kate Bush
Wonderful World Sam Cooke
She Ain’t a Child No More Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Lips Are Unhappy Lucky Soul
Rotten Apple Alice In Chains
The Ghost in You The Psychedelic Furs
White Night The Postelles
The Summer Of The Son Of Sam Jeffrey Dean Foster
DJ David Bowie
Shattered Dreams Johnny Hates Jazz
Money Changes Everything Cyndi Lauper
Ladykillers Lush
Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’ Hanson
Just A Girl No Doubt
What It’s Like Everlast
Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears for Fears
Angeline is Coming Home The Badlees
I’m Still Looking For A Home Joy Askew
7 O’Clock The London Quireboys
One Big Party The Bellrays
Celia’s Dream Slowdive
I Dare You DoCo
Some Day, Some Way Marshall Crenshaw
Flying Over London Rabbit Velvet
Belong The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Dr Strangeluv Blonde Redhead
Alright Guy Todd Snider
Du Hast Rammstein
Dancing with Tears In My Eyes Ultravox
Sister Surround The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
I Believe Jai
Marguerite Deadeye Dick
Amazing Grace Sean Kelly
Runaway Train Soul Asylum
Jealous Gene Loves Jezebel
Atlanta Nothing Rhymes with Orange
Start Again Teenage Fanclub
End of Summer Neilson Hubbard
Stuck Here Again L7
I Predict A Riot Kaiser Chiefs
Down Under Men At Work
Blue Line Let’s Active
My Name Is Love Rob Dickinson
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Elvis Presley
Heading for the Light Traveling Wilburys
Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz
Shine Jag Star
Not Ready To Make Nice Dixie Chicks
Friends Of P. The Rentals
Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
Switchback Celldweller
Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac
Fascination Street The Cure
Girl Can’t Help It Journey
Overnight Sensation The Raspberries
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye
Lay ‘Em Out Theo & The Skyscrapers
Eleanor Put Your Boots On Franz Ferdinand
Could’ve Been Friends This Perfect Day
American Jesus Bad Religion
The Old Apartment Barenaked Ladies
The Breakup Song Greg Kihn Band
Freak Of The Week Marvelous 3
Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop Luke Haines
After the Flood Lone Justice
Damn This Foolish Heart Stellastarr*
Allison Krausse The Stills
Smile Lily Allen
Dirt Death in Vegas
Let It Be The Beatles
Rehab Amy Winehouse
Sundance Kid Kent
Trapped Again Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
What It Is Mark Knopfler
Silence Delerium
Marching Song Esben and the Witch
Enter Sandman Metallica
Shadows in the Rain The Police
Day After Day Badfinger
Pumping on Your Stereo Supergrass
Connection Elastica
The Golden Age The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Romeo & Juliet Dire Straits
Roll To Me Del Amitri
Teardrop Massive Attack
Dance Tonight Paul McCartney
Under the Milky Way The Church
Into Blue Frankie Rose
You Called Me Mayer Hawthorne
Ode to Janice Melt Army Navy
Here Comes My Girl Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Metro Berlin
Tyranny Stabilizers
Lisztomania Phoenix
No Song Unheard The Hellacopters
Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine The Kentucky Headhunters
Electric Feel MGMT
Creep Radiohead
Rainy Monday Shiny Toy Guns
Show & Tell the World Jamie Hoover & Bill Lloyd
It’s My Life Talk Talk
(You’re More Than A Number In My) Little Red Book The Drifters
She’s So High Tal Bachman
My Secret Friend IAMX
When I’m With You Sheriff
Strangelove (sing version) Sarah Nixey
Still Water The Samples
1981 The Flaws
Form In The Line The Vents
Mountains o’ Things Tracy Chapman
I Hate Rock ‘n’ Roll The Jesus & Mary Chain
Tiny Dancer Elton John
Don’t Take Your Love Away VAST
Undercover Martyn Two Door Cinema Club
Whatever Happened to My Rock ‘N Roll [Punk Song] Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Shelley Dance Hall Crashers
What A Drag Sugarbomb
Get It On (Bang A Gong) The Power Station
Inside A Dream Jamison Boaz
The Hollow A Perfect Circle
Battersea Hooverphonic
Fallen Angel Poison
Life in a Northern Town Dream Academy
This Time INXS
My Slow World Baron Bane
Far Away Eyes The Rolling Stones
Mojo YNOT?!
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Eurythmics
Lighting The Way Superdrag
Love and Let Love Gossip
The Platform Of Our Lives Paul Lewis
Feel It Again Honeymoon Suite
Fake Empire The National
Rockaria Electric Light Orchestra
Open Your Mind The Music
I’m In Love! Merrymakers
Girl Like You Edwyn Collins
The Stoop Little Jackie
Skin Oingo Boingo
Simple Man Lynrd Skynrd
Artificial Nocturne Metric
Kayleigh Fish
Every Generation Got Its Own Disease Fury In The Slaughterhouse
Black Flag King’s X
Pensacola Jolene
Crackerbox Palace George Harrison
Rock This Town Stray Cats
California Splitsville
Voices Carry Til Tuesday
Hello, It’s Me Todd Rundgren
Graduation Day Head Automatica
Falling Slowly Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
From A Tower LoveLikeFire
Walk in the Shadows Queensrÿche
Telepathic Rose Hill Drive
Hunger Strike Temple Of The Dog
Get Started, Start a Fire Graham Parker
Stopping By Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
If I Can’t Change Your Mind Sugar
Gorgeous Girl Next Door
Carolina Calling Mike Cross
New York Groove Ace Frehley
See A Little Light Bob Mould
Kim & Jessie M83
Invisible Switchblade Symphony
What’s Victoria’s Secret? Rick Springfield
Only Love Can Break Your Heart Saint Etienne
My Name Is Mud Primus
I Dont Wanna Fall In Love She Wants Revenge
Mercy Duffy
That’s Rock ‘n Roll Eric Carmen
Too Shy Kajagoogoo
Hollywood Waltz The Eagles
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
Smash and Grab Juliette and the Licks
River Black Adam Schmitt
Leader Of The Band Lewis Taylor
Big Me Foo Fighters
I’ll Be There For You The Rembrandts
Absolutely Sweet Marie Jason & The Scorchers
Never Ending Story Limahl
The Facts Of Life Black Box Recorder
Pleasure Songs The Mary Onettes
Hayfever Trashcan Sinatras
All Night Long Peter Murphy
Holly’s Dream Vacation Super Deluxe
Starry Eyes The Records
The Kids Are All Right The Who
Rough Night In Jericho Dreams So Real
No One Knows Queens Of The Stone Age
Tubular Bells Book of Love
A Song for the Lovers Richard Ashcroft
Walking on Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
Hide And Seek Imogen Heap
Stacy’s Dad Uncle Izzy
Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel
Hallelujah Jeff Buckley
6 Underground Sneaker Pimps
Everyone Here is Sleeping Shun
Battleship Chains Georgia Satellites

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  1. This is a stinkin’ long list! I don’t have time to do this now, but I’d sure love to. I don’t get to talk music much anymore, but I’m currently doing a vocabulary song challenge with some friends on FB and it’s been a lot of fun. He posted a word for every letter of the alphabet and we post songs using those words, ideally, introducing him to music he isn’t familiar with.