WWDC: The ultimate pre-keynote playlist

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We’re approaching the ten hour countdown mark for WWDC 2009, so optimize your experience with TGR’s ultimate pre-keynote playlist. The full 17-track list is below…

1. Vida la Vida – Coldplay

Described by Gizmodo as “the official sountrack to the ‘running of the media’ event every single time”.

2. Around the Bend – The Asteroid’s Galaxy Tour

Used in the iPod touch (2G) ad, often playing at your local Apple Store.

3. La la la – The Bird and the Bee

Soundtrack to the original iPod touch spot at the 2007 iPod special event. Strangely, this one never made it to television.

4. Bruises – Chairlift

Very Apple. Used in the particularly creative iPod nano (3G) commercial.

5. Electric Feel – MGMT

A Phil Schiller favorite at Macworld 2009.

6. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – Aretha Franklin

Best when used as your ringtone during the event…

7. Shut Up and Let Me Go – The Ting Tings

One of the better  iPod + iTunes ads.

8. Hey Mama – Black Eyed Peas

Another brilliant iTunes ad sountrack.

9. You’ve Got a Friend In Me – Randy Newman

This one’s dedicated to Steve and his executive-producing talents.

10. Stronger – Kanye West

Played at MWSF 2008. Ironically, the MacBook Air is the weakest notebook Apple’s ever shipped.

11. Hold on, I’m coming – Sam & Dave

Great track, also played often at the Apple Store. Particularly suitable for a pre-keynote playlist.

12. 15 Step – Radiohead

iPhone OS 3.0 special event. One of Greg’s (Joswiak) choices? We can only speculate.

13. Sleep Through the Static – Jack Johnson

Performed by the man himself at the 2008 “Let’s Rock” special event.

14. New Soul – Yael Naim

Manilla envelope. Enough said.

15. Waiting on the World to Change – John Mayer

Absolutely essential for any Apple playlist.

16. 1234 – Feist

Usually played right before the keynote.

And a bonus, post-keynote track:

17. I Left My Heart in San Francisco – Tony Bennett

Quite possibly the most heartfelt keynote performance ever.

Enjoy! – r.


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