mama cassYay, so it is Friday afternoon, which means it’s time for music! Earlier this week, I was just sitting here working with my headphones on as usual, just letting the iTunes shuffle do its business. All of a sudden it seemed to hone in on all these songs from the late 60’s/early 70’s, those amazing songs from bands like Bread and The Carpenters that are just so foundational to our modern day musical lexicon. One of the songs that came up was Mama Cass Elliott doing “Dream A Little Dream Of Me,” and I’ve been listening to that a good bit ever since, so we’ll start with that song, hit shuffle on the iTunes, post some videos, listen to some music and whatnot. The clip of the Mama Cass song I’ve chosen is a fun little appearance on the Smothers Brothers show. More videos after the jump!

1. Mates of State – “Mistakes”
2. Department of Eagles – “No One Does It Like You”
3. Trisha Yearwood – “I Need You”
4. Dolly Parton – “True Blue”
5. A Perfect Circle – “Pet”
6. Garth Brooks – “Friends In Low Places”
7. Tapes ‘n Tapes – “Nightfall”
8. Deerhunter – “Activa”
9. Tori Amos – “Upside Down”
10. The Dandy Warhols – “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” [Bob Dylan cover]

What a great Random Ten. Dolly, Tori, and be sure to listen to the Mates of State song. They are one of my absolute favorite bands right now.