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If you're looking for an awesome song you haven't heard before you are in the right place. This site represents a playlist systematically designed to maximize AWESOMENESS by meeting the following critera:

  • It's AWESOME.
  • It's fairly obscure. This is obviously a subjective standard, but I don't want songs that everyone's heard no matter how awesome.
  • You can listen to it right now online for free.


Romeo and Juliet

Artist: 
Dire Straits
Date: 
03/02/2009

Here's of course another fantastic Dire Straits song. I was prompted to post it by my realization of how many people have covered it. Why would you bother to cover a song this perfect? I love the Indigo Girls as much as anyone, but I think I actually like the Killer's version better. Neither of them needed to be made though, because it seems to me that any way you reinvent this song is going to be inferior. Here's a link to the Indigo Girls version, because the video made me laugh.

So I have to say the Dire Straits video is absolutely surreal. I've watched it like 3 times in a row now and I can't tell if it's just so far over my head that I'm not catching all the subtlety, or if it's just plain old weird. I would have liked to have seen the pitch for this version. That's for sure.



Exquisite

"How can you look at me like I was just another one of your deals?"

Doesn't get much better than this. Kudos to you, Sir Awesomeness, for posting this gorgeous opus by Dire Straits. If I were DJing again, I'd segueway this tune right into "Jungleland" because it's the only tune that's worthy to follow in my mind.

As it regards the Killers, you gotta respect that they've done their homework. Bless them.

The Indigo Dykes, I mean, Girls, well, I think they do a much better cover of "Mona Lisa's and Mad Hatters" than the cover of this tune.

Here ya go