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.)

Eventually I intend to put links to Amazon, iTunes, or other legit sources for acquiring the songs I list here. (Actually, I'll only list iTunes if I can't find a particular song anywhere else, because I fucking hate iTunes with a righteous passion.) But for any songs I can't find to be purchased anywhere, I'll include links that you can just download from my site. Again, no one has a right to complain if it isn't even possible to buy this stuff. Especially any songs that were officially released as freebies, at some point, before just disappearing.


(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar - The Guild (Amazon; official site)
1,000 Ships - Rachel Platten (Amazon)
15 to 20 - The Phenomenal Handclap Band feat. Lady Tigra (Amazon)
1234 - Feist (Amazon)
7 - Prince (Amazon)
After the Afterparty - Charli XCX feat. Lil Yachty (Amazon)
Aicha - Khaled (Amazon)
Airplanes - B.o.B. feat. Haley Williams (Amazon)
All My Days - Alexi Murdoch (from a Samsung commercial) (Amazon)
All the Same to Me - Anya Marina (Amazon)
Allouette - The Delta Rhythm Boys (from Target commercial) (Amazon)
Anna Sun - Walk the Moon (Amazon)
Are You Ready - The Shondes (Amazon)
Around the Bend - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour (Amazon)
Around the World (La la la la La) - ATC (Amazon [CD])
Atom Bomb (Atomix 1) - Fluke (from Wipeout XL) (Amazon)
Ave Maria - Celtic Woman (Amazon)
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 (Amazon)
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 (Amazon)
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 (Amazon)
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 (Amazon)
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 (Amazon)
Carousel - Vanessa Carlton
Carousel Ride - Rubblebucket
Cellphone - Tiny Masters of Today
Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
Cheap Thrills - Sia (Amazon)
Clearest Blue - Chvrches (Amazon)
Come As You Are - Yuna
Come On Get Higher - Matt Nathanson
Comeback Kid - Sleigh Bells
Cool Kids - Echosmith (Amazon)
Count It Off - Saturday Knights
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Cupid Carries a Gun - Marilyn Manson (opening theme from Salem) (Amazon)
Dance Apocalyptic - Janelle Monáe
Daylight - Matt & Kim
Days Are Forgotten - Kasabian
Diggy - Spencer Ludwig (Amazon)
Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean feat. Ludacris
Dispensary Girl - Wax
Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine
Don't Blame the Moon - Io Perry (from an episode of Frankenhole) (Amazon)
Don't Kill My Vibe - Sigrid (Amazon) 5-26-17
Don't Stop - Gin Wigmore
Don't Stop - Ro Malone (Amazon; Bandcamp)
Don't Stop Believin' - Glee Cast
DooDoo - Kosha Dillz
Down - Marian Hill (Amazon)
Downloader's Blues - JJ Appleton
Dream Too Much - Amy Lee (Amazon)
Drinkee - Sofi Tukker (Amazon)
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 (Amazon)
Far Away - Ingrid Michaelson
Fatty Boom Boom - Die Antwoord
Female of the Species - Space
Fire Water Burn - The Bloodhound Gang
Fireflies - Owl City
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
Gimme Sympathy - Metric
Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper with Puffy AmiYumi (Amazon)
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
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride - Jump5 (from Lilo & Stitch 2)
Heathens - twenty one pilots (Amazon)
Heaven Knows - The Pretty Reckless
Hell To the No - Glee Cast
Here - Alessia Cara (Amazon)
Hey Girl - Zooey Deschanel (theme from New Girl) (iTunes)
Hey Hey Glamour Kills - The Bay State
Hey Na Na - Katie Herzig
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's (Amazon)
Hey Ya! - OutKast (Amazon)
History Eraser - Courtney Barnett
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Ho Hey - Nashville Cast
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 (Amazon)
Iko Iko - Amy Holland (from K-9)
I'm the One That's Cool - The Guild
Inside Out - Eve 6 (Amazon)
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 (Amazon)
Kinda Outta Luck - Lana Del Rey
Kiss Me Again (Stuttering) - Ben's Brother
Konichiwa Bitches - Robyn
LA Devotee - Panic! At the Disco (Amazon)
Lampshades on Fire - Modest Mouse (Amazon)
Lean On - Major Lazer feat. MØ & DJ Snake (Amazon)
Leaving No Traces - Highasakite
Let Go - The Postmarks
Let Me Be Your Girl - Rachael Yamagata (Amazon)
Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve feat. Gwen Stefani
Let Your Love Flow - Petra Haden (from Prius commercial)
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 (Amazon) 5-10-17
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 (Amazon)
Love Is an Unfamiliar Name - The Duke Spirit
Love Is Endless - MoZella (Amazon)
Love Letter to Japan - The Bird and the Bee
Lyubochka - Masha i Medvedi
Madness - Muse
Major Tom - Shiny Toy Guns
Make It Beautiful - The Phantoms
Make Out in the Graveyard - sELF (from Fun Size)
Memory Lane - Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Meter Feeder - Hail Mary Mallon
Mister Man - Eben (aka Mastah E featuring Bizzy B)
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Movin - Sir the Baptist (Amazon)
Music Is My Hot Hot Sex - CSS
My Boots - Lights
My Favorite Pony (Acoustic) - Hank Green (based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) (iTunes)
My Silver Lining - First Aid Kit
Negative Thinking - The Death Set
Neptune City - Nicole Atkins
New Bohemia - Transviolet (Amazon)
New Soul - Yael Naim
No Money - Galantis (Amazon)
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
Ombra Mai Fu - Jackie Evancho
Once and Never Again - The Long Blondes
Once Upon a Dream - Lana Del Rey (from Maleficent) (Amazon)
One Tribe - The Black Eyed Peas
One Way or Another - Blondie (Amazon)
One Way Ticket (Because I Can) - LeAnn Rimes
Ordinary Girl - Superhum (from an episode of CardCaptors)
Over My Head - Lit (from Titan A.E.)
Over the Rainbow - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Own It - Bailey Bryan (Amazon) 5-10-17
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
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 (Amazon)
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
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 (Amazon)
Schokolade - Tok Tok Tok
School's Out - Alice Cooper
Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
Shake Hands With Beef - Primus
Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine
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 (Amazon)
Shoelaces - The Submarines
Sixteen Saltines - Jack White
Slayer - Joker's Daughter
Sledgehammer - Rihanna (from "Star Trey Beyond") (Amazon)
Slink (A Hymn) - Locksley (opening theme from The Good Guys)
Smile Big - Leftover Cuties
Snakes On a Plane - Cobra Starship (from Snakes on a Plane)
So Good - B.o.B.
Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow
Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay (Amazon) 5-26-17
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Soy Yo - Bomba Estéreo (Amazon)
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 (opening theme from iZombie) (Amazon)
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! (Amazon)
Summer Girls - LFO (Amazon)
Summer in the City - The Lovin' Spoonful (Amazon)
Summertime - The Sundays
Symphonies - Dan Black feat. Kid Cudi
Take Me to Church - Hozier (Amazon
Tarzan Boy - Baltimora (Amazon)
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 (Amazon)
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 (Amazon)
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
Tiger Tank - Speedy Ortiz
Tilted - Christine and the Queens (Amazon)
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
Unforgettable - Sia (from Finding Dory) (Amazon)
Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (Amazon)
Video Games - Lana Del Rey
Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai (Amazon)
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 (Amazon)
We Live Underground - Lights On
We Won't Run - Sarah Blasko
Went Walking - Bosque Brown (Amazon)
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)
Whiskey Man - Arc Iris
White Nights - Oh Land
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here - She & Him
Winter Night - Little & Ashley
Winter Time - ARCHIS (Amazon)
You and I - Ingrid Michaelson
You Are My Sunshine - Leftover Cuties (Amazon) 5-10-17
You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! (from Peter Pan)
You Get What You Give - New Radicals
You You You You You - The 6ths (Amazon)
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