Building a 'Lost' Playlist

By Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly Staff Writers
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 12:00 AM

Updated: The iMix has been created!

We apologize for the slight delay in posting our playlist. As we all learned from reading "High Fidelity," building a proper mix tape requires a little time.

After consulting your suggestions and putting our own heads together, we have built Liz and Jen's 'Lost' iMix Tape in iTunes, where all or portions of the playlist can be downloaded for your listening pleasure.

We focused largely on songs that have been featured on the show (thanks, as always, to Lostpedia for helping to refresh our memories). But we also tossed in a few tracks whose lyrics and spirit remind us of "Lost" (see "Monster" by the Automatic and "Into the Ocean" by Blue October). Some of your reader suggestions -- CCR's "Run Through the Jungle," Michael Jackson's "Ben" -- also made the cut.

You can find the whole thing below, so click, listen, enjoy and feel free to post feedback in the comments section. Also, don't forget to join us on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. for our next "Lost" Book Club discussion, which will feature a very special guest. Intrigued now, aren't you?


Posted Nov. 6, 2008:

If we had our way we would spend all of our waking hours watching episodes of "Lost." But that's not feasible (and would probably fry our eyeballs), so we've come up with another solution: Creating a "Lost" iMix in iTunes.

The idea is to create a playlist that allows all of us fans to connect with "Lost" through music. You know, so we have something to listen to while we're scanning various blogs for tidbits about the smoke monster, or waiting for that dang Dharma Initiative testing to pay off. But we need your help.

Which "greatest hits" are must-haves for a "Lost" soundtrack? Add a comment to this article and let us know which songs you'd like to see included. The only rules: The tracks must be related to "Lost" in some way. All must be available on iTunes. And, if possible, none of them should have been featured on Bernard's "Best of Phil Collins" mix tape.

We will peruse the suggestions, put our heads together and create "Liz and Jen's 'Lost' iMix Tape" on iTunes, which all members of the "Lost" fan community, or anyone else for that matter, should feel free to download and share.

Please post suggestions in the comments section of this article no later than Nov. 20. The tracks that made the playlist will be announced in Celebritology on Nov. 24, and the playlist will go live that same day. That way you'll have plenty of time to download the mix, burn it onto a CD and give it as a holiday gift to the Sawyer (or Kate) in your life.

Before you start posting musical recommendations, though, let's debate a few potential choices, dueling-analysis style.

Jen: There is no question that some Mama Cass must make the list. "Make Your Own Kind of Music" ... that seems like a strong contender for track one, doesn't it?

Liz: Mama Cass? I guess she'll have to do since we probably won't find any Geronimo Jackson on iTunes.

Jen: I'd also vote for "Delicate" by Damien Rice, which Hurley listens to on his Discman (before the batteries die) during season one's "In Translation" episode. And who says all the songs need to have been featured on the show? Certainly at least one track by the "Lost" recap band, Previously on Lost, should be included. And call me a nerd, but that song "Monster" by The Automatic has always reminded me of "Lost." ("What's that coming over the hill? Is it a monster, is it a monster?")

Liz: I dunno. I always get a Southern rock vibe from Sawyer. I think Skynyrd's "Gimme Three Steps" would make a fab theme song for him. And, Jen, I can't believe you didn't include "Xanadu!" Hello? Oh, and Jack's future-flash Pixies pick, "Gouge Away."

Jen: Good calls on both of those, Liz. Oh, and "Shambala"! We must include "Shambala"!

Liz: Please, no "Shambala." Between "Lost" and several different pharmaceutical commercials, I'm all shambala-d out.

Jen: But Liz! Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind, on the road to Shambala.

Liz: Sigh. I'm guessing I'm not going to win this battle, somehow.

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