tek's mp3s

When I started this page, it was to list mp3s I had on my mp3 player at any given time, which meant I would occasionally add and delete titles from this list. That went on for several years, before I decided it was stupid. So now I'm just going to keep a list of mp3s I own, whether they're on my player or not. (I probably won't include any mp3s I've ripped from CDs I own.) I wish I'd started keeping a full list of my mp3s years ago, because at one point my old computer died, and took most of my mp3s with it, and now I don't remember what all I had. (Shortly thereafter, Amazon launched its Cloud service, just a bit too late.) A few years later, my new computer died, and there were still a few mp3s I had on it that somehow weren't on my cloud, so those are lost, but I may occasionally work on reacquiring them. (Until I do, I'll just put a line through the ones I've lost.) At least this time I know what to look for.

Incidentally, I did used to do file sharing, back in the day. But for a good number of years now, I've always obtained mp3s legitimately... whenever possible. (It's still possible there are some songs I can't find any way to acquire through normal channels like legit downloads or buying CDs or anything. And my feeling is, if an artist or label doesn't make it possible to buy music you want, they have no right to complain if you find other ways of obtaining said music.) But the overwhelming majority of stuff I have, I either paid for or got for free from legit sources like Amazon or artist/label websites, or whatever. But a very few of the things on this list might be holdovers from the Wild West days of P2P. (See also tek's CD-R collection.)


(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar - The Guild
1,000 Ships - Rachel Platten
15 to 20 - The Phenomenal Handclap Band feat. Lady Tigra
1234 - Feist
4EVER - Black Eyes Peas feat. Esthero
7 - Prince
After the Afterparty - Charli XCX feat. Lil Yachty
Aicha - Khaled
Airplanes - B.o.B. feat. Haley Williams
All My Days - Alexi Murdoch
All the Same to Me - Anya Marina
Allouette - The Delta Rhythm Boys
Anna Sun - Walk the Moon
Are You Ready - The Shondes
Around the Bend - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Around the World (La la la la La) - ATC
Atom Bomb (Atomix 1) - Fluke (from Wipeout XL)
Ave Maria - Celtic Woman
Back to Me - Grace Potter feat. Lucius 5-5-20
Bad Horse Death Note - Tom Smith (Bandcamp free download)
Bad Reputation - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Bad Things (Club Mix) - Jace Everett (opening theme from True Blood)
Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead - XTC
Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
Bang Bang - K'naan
Bangarang - Skrillex feat. Sirah
B-Boy Stance - K-os
BBQ Party - Shonen Knife
Be Okay - Oh Honey
Beating Myself Up - CuckooLander
Beautiful Tree - Rain Perry (opening theme from Life Unexpected)
Because I'm Awesome - The Dollyrots
Better Days - Citizen King
Big Bills - Flosstradamus feat. Caroline Polachek
Big Wave - Jenny and Johnny
Black Betty - Ram Jam
Blink - Frankie
Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
Bottom of the River - Delta Rae
Bouncing Liquorish Bears - Joker's Daughter
Bourgeois Shangri-La - Miss Li
Brand New Day - Lindsey Ray with Tim Myers
Brave- Sara Bareilles
Brighter Than the Sun - Colbie Caillat
Bruises - Chairlift
Bulletproof - La Roux
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand
Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
California - Unsensored (from an episode of Naturally, Sadie)
California Sun - The Rivieras
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Can't Stop the Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
Carousel - Vanessa Carlton
Carousel Ride - Rubblebucket
Cellphone - Tiny Masters of Today
Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Choirs - Ashe
circle the drain - Soccer Mommy 5-5-20
Clap! Shake! Jump! - Behavior with Andrea Revel
Clearest Blue - Chvrches
Come As You Are - Yuna
Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson
Comeback Kid - Sleigh Bells
Cool - Jonas Brothers
Cool Kids - Echosmith
Count It Off - Saturday Knights
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crush - Tessa Violet
Cupid Carries a Gun - Marilyn Manson (opening theme from Salem)
Dance Apocalyptic - Janelle Monáe
Dance Monkey - Tones and I 5-5-20
Darkside - Alan Walker, Au/Ra & Tomine Harket
Daylight - Matt & Kim
Days Are Forgotten - Kasabian
Diggy - Spencer Ludwig
Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean feat. Ludacris
Dispensary Girl - Wax
Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine
Doin' Time - Lana Del Rey
Don't Blame the Moon - Io Perry (from an episode of Frankenhole)
Don't Kill My Vibe - Sigrid
Don't Slack - Anderson .Paak & Justin Timberlake (from "Trolls World Tour") 5-5-20
Don't Stop - Gin Wigmore
Don't Stop - Ro Malone (Bandcamp)
Don't Stop Believin' - Glee Cast
DooDoo - Kosha Dillz
Down - Marian Hill
Downloader's Blues - JJ Appleton
Dream Too Much - Amy Lee
Drinkee - Sofi Tukker
Elephant - Tame Impala
Empire State of Mind - Jay Z + Alicia Keys
End of the World - Dead By Sunrise
Everlong (acoustic) - Foo Fighters
Everything Is Awesome!!! - Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island
Express Yourself - Labrinth
Fall Is Just Something Grownups Invented - The Hives
Falling In Love at a Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg
Fantasy - Mariah Carey
Far Away - Ingrid Michaelson
Fatty Boom Boom - Die Antwoord
Feel the Way I Want - Caroline Rose 5-5-20
Female of the Species - Space
Fire Water Burn - The Bloodhound Gang
Fireflies - Owl City
Firework - Katy Perry
Flathead - The Fratellis
Float On - Modest Mouse
Fly Me Away - Annie Little
Frontier Psychiatrist - The Avalanches
Fuck You - Cee Lo Green
Furr - Blitzen Trapper
Genesis - Grimes
Get Burned - Sleeper Agent
Get It Daddy - Sleeper Agent
Ghost - Parekh & Singh
Gimme Sympathy - Metric
Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper with Puffy AmiYumi
Go Right Ahead - The Hives
Gold Digger - Kanye West
Good Life - One Republic
Good Mistake - My Little Jeans
Good Time - Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen
Halloween - Siouxsie & the Banshees
Hang It Up - The Ting Tings
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Happy Birthday - Altered Images
Happy Days - blink-182 5-5-20
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride - Jump5 (from Lilo & Stitch 2)
Heathens - twenty one pilots
Heaven Knows - The Pretty Reckless
Heavenly - Pale Waves
Hell To the No - Glee Cast
Here - Alessia Cara
Here With Me - Marshmello ft. Chvrches
Hey Girl - Zooey Deschanel (theme from New Girl)
Hey Hey Glamour Kills - The Bay State
Hey Na Na - Katie Herzig
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
Hey Ya! - OutKast
History Eraser - Courtney Barnett
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Ho Hey - Nashville Cast
Hold Me Back - KB
hole in the bottle - Kelsea Ballerini 5-5-20
Hoodie Ninja - MC Chris
How Do I Feel - Hoku
How I Could Just Kill a Man - Charlotte Sometimes
How We Do (Party) - Rita Ora
How You Like Me Now - The Heavy
I Am Ninja - Neu Tickles (theme from Ask a Ninja)
I Can't Decide - Scissor Sisters
I Fink U Freeky - Die Antwoord
I Hate People - Jemina Pearl feat. Iggy Pop
I Hear Noises - Tegan and Sara
I Know What I Am - Band of Skulls
I Know You Know - The Friendly Indians (opening theme from Psych)
I Love It - Icona Pop
I Love London - Crystal Fighters
I Shall Rise - Karen O
Iko Iko - Amy Holland (from K-9)
I'll Make You Sorry - Screaming Females
I'm the One That's Cool - The Guild
Inside Out - Eve 6
Into the Wild - LP
Island in the Sun - Weezer
It's Time - Imagine Dragons
Jerk It Out - Caesars
Junk of the Heart (Happy) - The Kooks
Karate - BABYMETAL
Kinda Outta Luck - Lana Del Rey
Kiss Me Again (Stuttering) - Ben's Brother
Konichiwa Bitches - Robyn
LA Devotee - Panic! At the Disco
Lampshades on Fire - Modest Mouse
Lean On - Major Lazer feat. MØ & DJ Snake
Leaving No Traces - Highasakite
Let Go - The Postmarks
Let Me Be Your Girl - Rachael Yamagata
Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve feat. Gwen Stefani
Let Your Love Flow - Petra Haden
Let's Boot and Rally - Iggy Pop feat. Bethany Cosentino
Let's Go - Matt & Kim
Letter From an Occupant - The New Pornographers
Lickitung - Punkemon
Life Has Been Good to Me - French Stewart (from an episode of 3rd Rock From the Sun)
Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me) - The Reunion
Lights - Ellie Goulding
Lights (M25 Version) - Grasscut
Like a G6 - Far East Movement
Lil Red Riding Hood - Laura Gibson
Linda Linda - The Blue Hearts
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Live Your Life - Yuna
Long Live the Fallen World - Young Galaxy
Long Walk Back - The Rifles
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Loser Like Me - Glee Cast
Lost Boy - Ruth B
Lottery - Jade Bird
Love Is an Unfamiliar Name - The Duke Spirit
Love Is Endless - MoZella
Love Letter to Japan - The Bird and the Bee
Love You - The Free Design
Lyubochka - Masha i Medvedi
Madness - Muse
Major Tom - Shiny Toy Guns
Make It Beautiful - The Phantoms
Make Me Feel - Janelle Monae
Make Out in the Graveyard - sELF (from Fun Size)
Memory Lane - Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Meter Feeder - Hail Mary Mallon
Middle Name - Kat Saul
Miss Shiney - Kaiit
Mister Man - Eben (aka Mastah E featuring Bizzy B)
Momentary Bliss - Gorillaz feat. slowthai and Slaves 5-5-20
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Movin - Sir the Baptist
Music Is My Hot Hot Sex - CSS
My Boots - Lights
My Favorite Pony (Acoustic) - Hank Green (based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
My Hood - RAY BLK feat. Stormzy
My Silver Lining - First Aid Kit
Negative Thinking - The Death Set
Neptune City - Nicole Atkins
Never Give Up - SpecialThanks
New Bohemia - Transviolet
New Soul - Yael Naim
No Money - Galantis
No Myth - Michael Penn
No Time (Beats Mix) - The Heavy
Norgaard - The Vaccines
Novocaine For the Soul - Eels
Now We Can See - The Thermals
O Shot - The Gay Blades
Oh Love - Green Day
Oh, Canada - Five Iron Frenzy
Old Town Road (Remix) - Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
Ombra Mai Fu - Jackie Evancho
Once and Never Again - The Long Blondes
Once Upon a Dream - Lana Del Rey (from Maleficent)
One Tribe - The Black Eyed Peas
One Way or Another - Blondie
One Way Ticket (Because I Can) - LeAnn Rimes
Ordinary Girl - Superhum (from an episode of CardCaptors)
Out of My Head - Chvrches feat. Wednesday Campanella
Over My Head - Lit (from Titan A.E.)
Over the Rainbow - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Own It - Bailey Bryan
Pacific Coast Highway in the Movies - AWOLNATION feat. Rivers Cuomo 5-5-20
Paper Planes - M.I.A.
Party In The U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus
Payphone - Maroon 5
People Got a Lotta Nerve - Neko Case
Pepper - Butthole Surfers
Perfect Day - Hoku
Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! - Kishi Bashi
Poinciana - Elizabeth Shepherd
Pot Kettle Black - Tilly and the Wall
Power - Kanye West
Power of Destiny - Jennifer Paige (closing theme from Rave Master)
Praefatio in paschate to hymnus paschalis - The Monks of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Martin, Maurus Pfaff
Prelude 12/21 - AFI
Price Tag- Jessie J
Primadonna - Marina and the Diamonds
Problem - Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Pure Imagination - Glee Cast
Push the Little Daisies - Ween
Random - Lady Sovereign
Rave On - M. Ward feat. Zooey Deschanel
Rave-olution - Reel Big Fish (opening theme from Rave Master)
Reasons Why - Nickel Creek
Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) - Digable Planets
Recover - Chvrches
Remedy - Little Boots
Renegade Master - Wildchild
Rescue - Yuna
Rich - Maren Morris
Rico Vacilon - Karl Zero
Rock N Roll High School - Shonen Knife
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Royals - Lorde
Run Away - Sarah Jarosz
Run Runaway - Great Big Sea
Sail into the Sun - Gentlemen Hall
Saviour - Lights
Scars to Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara
Schokolade - Tok Tok Tok
School's Out - Alice Cooper
Seashore - The Regrettes
Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
Shake Hands With Beef - Primus
Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine
She - Alice Phoebe Lou
She Came Along - Sharam feat. Kid Cudi
She's Got Me Dancing - Tommy Sparks
Shine - L'Arc~en~Ciel (opening theme from Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit)
Ship to Wreck - Florence + The Machine
Shoelaces - The Submarines
Similau - Peggy Lee
Sixteen Saltines - Jack White
Slayer - Joker's Daughter
Sledgehammer - Rihanna (from "Star Trey Beyond")
Slink (A Hymn) - Locksley
Smile Big - Leftover Cuties
Snakes On a Plane - Cobra Starship (from Snakes on a Plane)
So Good - B.o.B.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish - A Perfect Circle
Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow
Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Soy Yo - Bomba Estéreo
Stare Into the Sun - Graffiti6
Starships - Nicki Minaj
Start the Commotion - The Wiseguys
Stay Gold - The Big Pink
Stay Useless - Cloud Nothings
Stay Young, Go Dancing - Death Cab for Cutie
Step Into a World (Rapture's Delight) - KRS-One
Still Missing You - Annie Little
Stole My Heart - Little & Ashley
Stop, I'm Already Dead - Deadboy & the Elephantmen
Straight to Hell - LOVECRAFT & Sabrina Spellman 5-5-20
Strange Love - Karen O
Stronger Than We Know - Lindsey Haun (from Brave New Girl)
Sugar, We're Goin' Down - Fall Out Boy
Suit - Boom! Bap! Pow!
Summer Girls - LFO
Summer in the City - The Lovin' Spoonful
Summertime - The Sundays
Symphonies - Dan Black feat. Kid Cudi
Take Me to Church - Hozier
Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
Technologic - Daft Punk
Teenage Icon - The Vaccines
Telegrams to Mars - Annie Little
That Thing You Do! - The Wonders (from "That Thing You Do")
The Banana Slug Song - Severe Tire Damage
The Bird That You Can't See - The Apples in Stereo
The Cave - Mumford & Sons
The Choice Is Yours (Revisited) - Black Sheep
The Coast Is Always Changing - Maximo Park
The Fox - Ylvis
The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
The Great Divide - McClain Sisters (from Secret of the Wings)
The Greatest - Cat Power
The Honey Tree - The Mostar Diving Club
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) - The Tokens
The Mother We Share - Chvrches
The Only Place - Best Coast
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Cher
The Show - Lenka
The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
There Goes My Love - The Blue Van
This Is a Game - Nick Waterhouse
Thousand Falling Stars - Little & Ashley
Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
Tic Boom - Leikeli47
Tiger Tank - Speedy Ortiz
Tilted - Christine and the Queens
Tongue Tied - Grouplove
Too Close - Alex Clare
Tre Sorelle - Fiamma Fumana
Tres Delinquentes - Delinquent Habits
Turtle Power - Partners in Kryme (from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Under the Milky Way - Sia
Under the Westway - Blur
Underdog - Alicia Keys 5-5-20
Unforgettable - Sia (from Finding Dory)
Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Video Games - Lana Del Rey
Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Volcano (Four Tet Remix) - Anti-Pop Consortium
Wake Up - Aaradhna
Walk With Me - Memoryhouse
Walkie Talkie Man - Steriogram
Walkin' On the Sun - Smash Mouth
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves
Waterfalls - TLC
We Live Underground - Lights On
We Won't Run - Sarah Blasko
Welcome to the Party - Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump feat. Zhavia Ward
Went Walking - Bosque Brown
Whachadoin? - N.A.S.A.
What Do You Hear In These Sounds - Dar Williams
What the Astronaut Noticed & then Suggested - Bob Wiseman (opening theme from Material World) (Bandcamp)
Where Did the Magic Go - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Whiskey Man - Arc Iris
White Nights - Oh Land
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here - She & Him
Winter Night - Little & Ashley
Winter Time - ARCHIS
Wolf at Your Door - Chloe x Halle
You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
You Are My Sunshine - Leftover Cuties
You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! (from Peter Pan)
You Get What You Give - New Radicals
You Should See Me in a Crown - Billie Eilish
You You You You You - The 6ths
Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
Young Folks - Dawn Landes
Your Woman - White Town
Youth Without Youth - Metric
Zombies on Your Lawn - Laura Shigihara (from Plants vs. Zombies)

compilations/albums:

Dead Can Dance - Live Happenings (parts II, III, and V)
London Philharmonic Orchestra - The Greatest Video Game Music
Paul Intson - Skyland
Supernatural: The Musical (Amazon; iTunes)

Tomoyasu Hotei - Electric Samurai (The Noble Savage)
Wax - Scrublife Mixtape
Xiao-Peng Jiang and the Chinese Orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory - Splendid Jubilant New Year
Various artists
Christmas mp3s
music index