My friend Sean has a neat idea...each year, he creates a compilation CD of all his favorite or most played songs of the year. I thought it was a snifty idea, hence my own music mix.

Besides, I like lists. ;-)

And maybe you'll find a tune or two to preview on iTunes...

And without further ado, my 2006 music mix...some are new songs, some are old, some just resonated at the time, some are always on, and some were just rediscovered.

Eclectic and weird, quiet and dance-infused, angry and sad, pop to rock...

Just Like You Imagined - Nine Inch Nails
(I rediscovered how f'n rad this song is from the 300 trailer. Yummy.)

Somewhere a Clock is Ticking - Snow Patrol
(This is such a powerful song, more so that I heard it on Grey's Anatomy when Izzie cut Denny's LVAD wire and Burke got shot. Oh.My.God.)

Requiem for a Dream (Big Damn Remix) - remixed by Literary Lemming, originally by Clint Mansell
(This is a remix done by a Serenity fan, and the music combined with the clips from the movie just rocks my socks.)

The Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails
(I don't know why, but I finally "got" this song this year. And it's been on repeat ever since.)

Behind - Lacquer
(I had to hunt this down when I saw the amazing video for the song. Totally mesmerizing.)

Non-Entity - Nine Inch Nails
(Hearing this in concert demanded a download, and the combination of simple piano and Trent's plaintive voice just get me.)

Boogie Shoes - KC and the Sunshine Band
(I've always loved this song, and I love its connection to SportsNight, but after dancing to it on our cruise, it's become my "make a day happier by dancing like you did in the Bahamas" song.)

Living Dead Girl (Subliminal Seduction Remix) - Rob Zombie
(Hot, Hot, HOT rage song.)

It's No Good (Bass Bounce Mix) - Depeche Mode
(I rediscovered this forgotten remix, and have been jamming ever since.)

SOS - Rhianna
(She sampled Tainted Love. Of course I adore shakin' my ass to it. You do too. Admit it.)

Lullaby (Remix) - The Cure
(Lullaby was on my playlist last year, so I decided to hit up the remix this year. Still lovelovelove this song best from Robert.)

Unforgiven II - Metallica
(Whee! I downloaded Metallica from iTunes, after all the crap with Napster a few years ago. I haven't heard this song in ages, but it's still amazing.)

Breaking Free - Gabriella and Troy
(It's from High School Musical, okay? It makes me happy. Bite me. *grin*)

Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
(After seeing them live this summer at Deer Creek, this became my anthem for the rest of the summer. One lump or two? *grin*)

Clubbed to Death [Kurayamino Variation] - Rob Dougan
(This is always on the playlist, and has been since 1999.)