The Recommendation Project Part 7: Steve Jobs’ Greatest Hits

There’s no question that Steve Jobs and Apple changed the music industry with iTunes, the iPod and the iPhone.  But let’s go back to those iconic TV commercials featuring those cool and often previously unknown songs.  What are your best song discoveries that came through those iPod ads?

I’ve started things off with “Taking California” by Propellerheads, the very first song used in the very first iPod commercial.  Gimme your favourites.

Here are the rules for The Recommendation Project.

1.  Look me up on Rdio ( and find the playlist marked The Recommendation Project Part 7:  Steve Jobs’ Greatest Hits.

2.  Submit ONE (and only ONE) song to the playlist. 

3.  As usual, the song can be brand new or just new to you.  

4.  Let your friends know about the project.  Get them to contribute.

And just to reiterate, I’m not getting a thing from Rdio for this.  I’m just a regular subscriber experimenting with the social aspects of music.  And you don’t have to put up any cash, either.  Rdio offers a free seven-day trial.

Meanwhile, here are previews of some past playlists.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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