A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind.

Lil Mama: "Lip Gloss"{vbar}http://www.myspace.com/lilmamaonlineMost rappers flaunt weapons, jewelry, stacks of cash -- but this 16-year-old upstart totes a makeup bag. "My lip gloss is cool / my lip gloss be poppin'," she preens over a playful patty-cake beat, summoning a boastfulness that belies this tune's innocent charm.

Charlie Louvin featuring George Jones: "Must You Throw Dirt in My Face"{vbar}http://www.salon.com/ent/audiofile/2007/02/26/charlie_louvin/index.htmlWhen these two veteran country balladeers turn on the waterworks ("You've already put big ol' tears in my eyes / Must you throw dirt in my face?"), it packs a mudslide's worth of emotional heft.

Simian Mobile Disco: "It's the Beat"{vbar}http://myspace.com/simianmobilediscoIf you want to add a little pep to your workout soundtrack, this London duo's hip blips could be the best thing to happen to your cardio routine since Technotronic's "Pump Up the Jam."

Joakim:"Lonely Hearts"{vbar}http://www.myspace.com/jimibazzoukaDo you want new wave or do you want the funk? Joakim delivers both with "Lonely Hearts," stretching dour new-wave melodies over a cool, elastic beat.

Elvis Perkins: "Ash Wednesday"{vbar}http://myspace.com/elvisperkinsIt's a crowded playing field, but if you've got room in your heart (or iPod) for another sad dude with an acoustic guitar, Perkins proves here that he can moan with the best of them.

Carla Bruni: "Those Dancing Days Are Gone"{vbar}http://myspace.com/carlabruniAh, Europa -- a land where the beautiful people have singing careers worth following. (Paris Hilton, take note.) When Italian supermodel Bruni sweetly entreats, "Come let me sing into your ear," we're more than willing to forgive the corny harmonica solo that follows.

-- Chris Richards