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Smooth Tunes for a Smooth Criminal
We know there is real news going on like Gov. Schwarzeneggar's less than pleasant visit to Santa Monica College yesterday and that we're going to have another special election in the fall. There are also those pesky memos that keep showing up in British newspapers but we can't be bothered with such matters when Napster2Go has delivered their "He Beat It - Michael Jackson Gets Off" playlist.
How can we be concerned with politics when "Boys Don't Cry" by The Cure leads into "All These Things I've Done" by The Killers and while Billy Joel sings about the "Innocent Man" Jewel wants to know "Who Will Save Your Soul"?
We simply can't.
Full Playlist after the jump.
"BEAT IT" Playlist:
Fighter - Christina Aguilera
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Gotta Get Thru This - Daniel Bedingfield
Survivor - Destiny's Child
Celebration - Kool & the Gang
Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
Guilty Until Proven Innocent - Jay-Z
I Stand Accused - Al Green
Free Yourself - Fantasia
I Just Want To Celebrate - Rare Earth
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
An Innocent Man - Billy Joel
Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
Monkey - George Michael
It's Not Right But It's OK - Whitney Houston
Rumors - Lindsay Lohan
Outrageous - Britney Spears
Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac
Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police
I'm Just A Kid - Simple Plan
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of - U2
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day