10 Songs in a Row I Heard in the Lobby of the Palms Casino

This is from two weeks ago but I get overwhelmed thinking of posting here. But here we go.
  1. 1.
    Pearl Jam "Evenflow"
    Alriiiiight. Classic. Brings me back to middle school when I was obsessed with this album. Let's see where this goes.
  2. 2.
    Cheap Trick "The Flame"
    OK. I mean I would have preferred one of their earlier hits, and not this overly synthesized and cheesy 80's tune, but it's still a classic. Wait, what the fuuuuu....
  3. 3.
    Duncan Sheik "Barely Breathing"
    Speaking of over produced... God, I hated this song when it first came out. So slick and blatantly 90's. This did not age well. I'm a snob though. I heard on NPR that he's working on Broadway now. Anyway, is this tracklist going to redeem itself?
  4. 4.
    Queen "Radio Ga-ga"
    Nice. Nice. Not one you hear too often. The lyrics seem prescient after being forced to listen to that Duncan Sheik dumpster fire of a song. Was the person putting this playlist together making a coded message? A cry for help? Well, thank God this wasn't Bohemian Rhapsody. It's a great song, but if I never hear it again it will be too soon. Alright, mystery non-dj, let's Keep it rolling...
  5. 5.
    Genesis "No Son of Mine"
    Interesting choice again. Avoiding the hits and going with lesser appreciated songs by prolific artists. From their long awaited follow up to "Invisible Touch." Cheesy? Yeah. Blatantly written to be a hit? Formulaic? Yes and yes. Still, why this song and not the first single of the album, the (almost) titular track "I Can't Dance"?
  6. 6.
    Santana "Maria"
    Oh god. Please someone kill me or I might have to perform Seppuku in front of the nickel slots. Not the Rob Thomas duet, but again, the second single from that album. So awful. I remember this song and the Rob Thomas one would not go away. It was torture back in the day. Almost as bad as the theme from Titanic. Maybe worse. Oh shit, I hope the theme from Titanic isn't next...
  7. 7.
    Nirvana "The Man Who Sold the World"
    Alright! Nirvana and Bowie together. From the Nirvana Unplugged album. Again, not the usual first choice from this album. I like how Kurt is thumbing his nose at the"unplugged" concept here, and how he messed up the very simple guitar solo. Still an amazing performance. I remember seeing it as it first aired. Alright, hit me. I'm ready to keep this party going.
  8. 8.
    Maroon 5 "Moves Like Jagger"
    Oh god dammit! Sooooooo bad. So annoying. So repetitive. At least it's not...
  9. 9.
    Train "Drops of Jupiter"
    OH FUCK THIS SONG. These lyrics make no goddamn sense. None. This is such overwrought teenage diary bullshit sappy overly sentimental shit. Oh how I hate this song. Alright ONE more. Don't let me down.
  10. 10.
    Foreigner "Cold As Ice"
    OK. OK. I can deal with this. After all the singer is from my hometown. It's one of the hits, and I typically hate classic rock, but this is good. It's familiar. Alright. I'm going to the pool.