The Limitless Playlist: Feel the Power!
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:18:39
In honor of Relativity Media's Limitless, the new film starring Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro out this weekend, we have compiled the perfect playlist. Limitless is a film about a frumpy, loser writer who finds a pill that makes him completely powerful and access his full potential. Basically, it's what Charlie Sheen takes!
So here you go. More potent than tiger's blood and all that jazz, and will make you feel like saying all the crazy things Charlie has been saying on Ustream, TMZ, The Dan Patrick Show, The Today Show, Dateline, 60 Minutes, Local Cable Access, your brother's Facebook page... Geez, how many interviews can one guy do!
Beastie Boys - "Sure Shot"
The Beastie Boys were in rare form on their 90's classic, Ill Communication. This hit single started the album off right and never looked back. It also features a sample from a dog who can say "I love you." Now that truly is limitless.
Queen - "Don't Stop Me Now"
"I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky/ Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity," Freddie Mercury wails on this intergalactic ode to awesomeness. Seriously, this was Charlie Sheen before Charlie Sheen. I apologize, but this week's article seems to have an inordinate amount of references to tigers and Charlie Sheen. Although, some might consider them one in the same. Special thanks to Nick Acosta for suggesting this song. If you need some artwork, hit him up!
This is the first track from 5FDP's most recent hit album, War Is the Answer. Musically, the track roars and pummels everything in it's way, while vocalist Ivan Moody laments his status as the last of his kind. As a metal band that has sold over one million albums since their debut less than four years ago, they certainly are in a class of their own.
The petite, yet larger-than-life rocker Lacey Mosley belts that she's "Fully alive, more than most/ ready to smile and love life." If there was a pill that you could take to rock out like you wouldn't believe, I would believe you if you told me Lacey and these Texans had taken it.
Korn recapture the raw, visceral urgency form their early days on this jagged little ditty from their most recent, critically acclaimed album Korn III: Remember Who You Are. We certainly tend to pop a lot of pills in society these days. For example, I take my Flintstones children's vitamins each morning! My nephew hates when I take them from him, but I'm pretty sure I could beat him up if it came down to it.
This adrenaline-pumping anthem might be Mr. Mathers' biggest song when his career is said and done. It won an Oscar, two Grammies, and a, Artistdirecty! For those of you that don't know, an Artistdirecty is a new award I'm hoping will catch on. We're looking for a host for this year's show. We'll take anyone except James Franco!
Ahh, Journey. The band that had an ironic revival in the last five years. This has to be one of the greatest drunk sing-alongs there is. In any bar you've ever been to that starts to play this song, everyone there will immediately start singing along and pumping their fist. Seriously, cops could find drunk drivers by pulling people over and playing this song. You'll be able to tell right away if someone's drunk or not by seeing if they sing. Apparently Journey covered this song after the show Glee wrote it.
In this classic hit, the Rolling Stones express a feeling of invincibility and utter power. And, basically total arrogance. Man, these guys must have been hard to hang out with in the sixties!
Peter Frampton talks about waking up from a crazy night and can't get over how good he feels. He feels so good in fact he can make his guitar talk! But let's face it, he was probably just still loaded from the night before. I mean, this is the seventies we're talking about.
Stillwell- the new super-group that boasts Fieldy from Korn and Wuv from P.O.D.- mix funk, rock and metal to create a sound as if they were a classic rock band from the hood. On this thumper, vocalist Q howls at the moon: "You can't break me/ no you can't stop me." It's a rallying cry for all people who won't take defeat as an option. Like, ahem… Charlie Sheen! Sorry, I now get a bonus if I mention Charlie Sheen at least three times in an article.
Are you pumped? Are you ready to take your life to the next level? Do you feel like you're on fire? Well, that last one you should get checked out by a doctor. But hopefully you're feeling good and ready to make the world your oyster bar. With extra lemon, that is! Be sure to catch Limitless in theatres this weekend.