The Coolest Songs In The World Vol. 5 (Wicked Cool Records)

The Coolest Songs In The World compilations present a cross-section of the kind of rock’n’roll bands you’re likely to hear on Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio show. Makes sense, since the E-Street guitarist selects the tracks, writes the liner notes, and puts it out on his Wicked Cool Records. Volume 5 features some newer bands like The Pipettes, The Raconteurs and the long-named Butch Walker and The Let’s Go Out Tonites, who do a dead-on T.Rex on “Hot Girls In Good Moods”. There’s also new music from old favorites Cheap Trick (who sound merely OK on “If It Takes A Lifetime”), The Saints (a downright feral “Porno Movies”) and ex-Flaming Groovie Roy Loney. Perhaps the best song here is “25 Hours A Day” an irresistibly vapid glam-era obscurity from Kim Fowley moonlighting under the name Jimmy Jukebox.


1. Some Other Guy – Hentchmen

2. Nothing Terribly New – The Hellacopters

3. Hot Girls in Good Moods – Butch Walker

4. Because I’m Awesome – The Dollyrots

5. If It Takes a Lifetime – Cheap Trick

6. If I Ain’t Got You – The Len Price 3

7. Pull Shapes – The Pipettes

8. Almost Summer – The Apers

9. Why Do They Know – Satelliters

10. Code Fun – Black Tie Revue

11. Ain’t So Cool – Les Hell on Heels

12. Baby du Jour – Roy Loney & the Longshots

13. Hands – The Raconteurs

14. What Would Joan Jett Do? – The Launderettes

15. Porno Movies – The Saints

16. 25 Hours a Day – Jimmy Jukebox