After stealing Sean's idea last year, it's time for another yearly "mix tape" of Marissa's favorite songs for the year, those that got the most spin on ye olde iPod...

Some of the songs are new, some are old, some are rediscoveries, and some just f'n rock for all time. ;-) Maybe you'll find one or two to check out...


Just Like You Imagined - Nine Inch Nails
(Yeah. The 300 trailer. This song was in constant rotation all year, and then I rewatched AATCHB, and the live version from the concert gets me even hotter. Yeah. Many a morning I screeched into the library parking lot with this blaring, hoping to garner some strength to get through the day.)

I Need You - Dave Gahan
(It's my Dave. And it's catchy and has a different twist on your typical love song...)

Homesick - The Cure
(One of those "lay in the middle of the floor and zone out in the darkness" songs. Not that I have to do that much anymore...)

Capital G - Nine Inch Nails
(Though all of Year Zero rocked, this was my personal favorite track. Danceable and fun, and scathing of George W? Sign me up. But really, almost every track on the CD hit me.)

What Goes Around.../Comes Around - Justin Timberlake
(Amazing beats, amazing song.)

What I've Done - Linkin Park
(The intro from the Halloween movies is cool. And it's just a good rock out song.)

Running Up that Hill - Placebo
(Discovered this while watching an ep of Bones. Haunting...)

Fever Dream - 300 Soundtrack
(My favorite piece of music from this total chick flick. ;-) Also, the guys walking forward and the rhino killing that happens while this piece is playing in the movie? Artistry and radness. This is another one that got me pumped for a day in the doldrums...)

In Your Room (Singles 86>98 edition) - Depeche Mode
(Let's not talk about what this song does to me. Let's instead focus on the fact I love it so much, I have lyrics from it etched into my iPod.)

Requiem for a Tower - LOTR trailer
(This is an AMAZING piece of music, which I finally found on iTunes. Gives me chills every time I hear it. Was on last year's list as "Requiem for a Dream", which was the only version I could find at the time, interspersed with Serenity clips.)

Gimme More - Britney Spears
(I can't help but shake my ass when I hear it. I know. I'm humiliated. But you do it too.)

Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
(Clearly, I've been watching too much Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel. Who doesn't air guitar to this one?)

Reptile and Eraser - Nine Inch Nails
(Sometimes, a girl just has to go back to The Downward Spiral and rock out to loud, angry, Trentarific music. Particularly during the first 3/4 of this year...)

Seraphimia - TruLife
(Courtesy of Jen, from the Fassylicious ep of Hex. Sultry and fact, it's currently my cell's ringtone [yes, Jen, I replaced the Torchwood theme])

Angel - Massive Attack
(I love the slow build of this song and the mix of airy vocals with harder guitar riffs...)

Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
(If you don't dance when you hear this one, you have no soul.)

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

I've got a little of everything in there, don't I?

Happy listening!