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In the not too distant future, we won’t have phones. We won’t have laptops. We certainly won’t have desktop computers. Everything will be controlled by devices that only respond to our voices like the Amazon Dot, Echo, and seemingly anything they can put their Alexa software into. Now in preparation for this post-screen world, today Amazon unveiled a playlist that is the most requested songs through Alexa. One can check out the full playlist here, but we decided to highlight a few choice selections:

  • “Tribute (Live)“ by Tenacious D: Seemingly not only do people crave Tenacious D, but seemingly they won’t want live renditions of the comedy rock act.
  • “It Takes Two (Radio Edit)“ by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock: Not to be rude—I’m 25, and my only assumption is that somewhere in suburbs across America a dad or many dads are trying to appear hip in using an Amazon Echo, but also cool in the “This Is A Song I Loved In High School And Wow Let’s Hit Those Memories But Not Too Many Cause Then You Know...”
  • “Rockstar” by Nickelback: Nickelback are great, don’t skip this jam.
  • “All Star” by Smash Mouth: My only real guess here is that children must still love loud dumb songs about being an “All Star” or something. Idk.
  • “Sound Of Da Police” by KRS One: Another for the “This Song Will Certainly Prove To My Son That I’m A Cool Dad And Not Afraid To Go Through The Main Office Entrance Because I Wasn’t Told If It Was Okay Or Not...”
  • “Rockstar” by Nickelback: Nickelback are great, don’t skip this jam.
  • “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys: Maybe small children like Keys’s bellowing anthem, or maybe this was in a kid’s movie and I didn’t know it, because like this feels like a weird song to yell at Alexa. “GIRL ON FIRE, YES GIRL ON FIRE BY ALICIA KEYS.”
  • “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot: Another one for “Well Son Back In My Day Rap Music Used Uplift Women But I Guess You’ll Know Nothing About This”
  • “Rockstar” by Nickelback: Nickelback are great, don’t skip this jam.