I have owned an iPod for several years now, but up until recently I used the device mostly as a portable player for the hundreds of CDs my wife transferred to our external hard drive. I largely stayed away from significant purchases of digitized iTunes music.
I find useful this iTunes system of making available single songs as something of a throwback to my younger years. We used to purchase 45 RPM records for 49 cents at Kmart or Woolworth back in those olden days of the vinyl record player, and visiting the iTunes Store is a way to fill some of the gaps in one's musical collection without shelling out $15 for a new CD.
Here are some of the songs I downloaded:
- "Lightning Strikes," Lou Christie
- "Like a Stone," Audioslave
- "Miserlou," Dick Dale
- "Classical Gas," Mason Williams
- "Five O'Clock World," The Vogues
- "Pipeline," The Chantays
- "Oh Babe, What Would You Say," Norman "Hurricane" Smith
- "I'll Take You There," The Staples Singers
- "Where Evil Grows," The Poppy Family