Friday Genius Ten “Why Don’t You Do Right, SCOTUS?” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, August 6, 2010 14:05 EDT
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In honor of this week’s (hopefully big, hopefully permanent) gay rights victory, I kicked around a few songs to use for the Friday Genius Ten, but honestly, there’s only one that’s right—the Gossip’s song about the struggle for gay rights. I’m obsessed with this song, in part because people say there’s no real protest music anymore, and frankly, this is one of the best examples of how it’s morphed and become something entirely new. It’s the revolution you can dance to! Leave your mixes or comments about anything you like in comments. Open thread.

Original song: “Standing in the Way of Control” by The Gossip

1) “Ready for the Floor”—Hot Chip
2) “Oh My God”—Mark Ronson (featuring Lily Allen)
3) “The Prayer”—Bloc Party
4) “Our Velocity”—Maximo Park
5) “Great DJ”—The Ting Tings
6) “Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above”—Cansei Der Ser Sexy
7) “Quicksand”—La Roux
8) “Parklife”—Blur
9) “Bohemian Like You”—The Dandy Warhols
10) “Heads Will Roll”—Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Videos below the fold.

The video for this song is a tribute to a famous scene in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” No, I’m not kidding.

And what the hell, you know you want to watch the original video of Jessica Rabbit.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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