Baba O’Wasteland: 15 Mislabeled Songs We All Downloaded From Kazaa In The 2000s

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03.18.13 16 Comments

In the early 2000s, the Internet was a minefield of misinformation, especially when it came to labeling songs on KaZaA, Napster, Limewire, or the peer-to-peer file sharing program of your choice. I, for one, used KaZaA, which is how after only seven hours of downloading, I made my first five-song mix CD. The tracklisting: four songs I’ve forgotten about, though they were probably South Park and Simpsons clips, and Phish’s “Gin and Juice.” Now, Phish never covered the Snopp Dogg classic — the Gourds did — but I didn’t know that; this was an extremely gullible time for everyone, and we immediately accepted that the mp3 file we ripped from bongfan69 was factual.

Oh, but the times they have changed, to quote the classic Paul Simon song. Now we’re all correctly titling songs this and legally paying for music that. But Your KaZaA Library, a fantastic new-ish Twitter account, brings back the good ol’ days of “5000 Miles” by the Proclaimers” and “Hate to Say I Told You So” by the Strokes, which, no. Here are 15 mislabeled songs you likely had in your KaZaA library in the early 2000s.


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