Kirsten’s Birthday Playlist 1982-2011

Yes, it’s my birthday today! And to celebrate, I am sharing my latest Spotify playlist, which contains one track from each year I’ve been in existence, starting with the year I was born, 1982, all the way up to now, 2011!

Spotify is free for everyone now, so make sure to sign up here, so you can enjoy not only this super awesome playlist, but make your own and all that kind of fun stuff!

Celebrate my birthday with me by listening to some of my favorite music! Enjoy!

Track Listing

1982. “Do You Believe in Love” – Huey Lewis and The News
1983. “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson
1984. “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” – Deniece Williams
1985. “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” – Tears For Fears
1986. “Take Me Home Tonight” – Eddie Money
1987. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” – Whitney Houston
1988. “Never Gonna Give You Up” – Rick Astley
1989. “Straight Up” – Paula Abdul
1990. “Step By Step” – New Kids on The Block
1991. “Around The Way Girl” – LL Cool J
1992. “Baby-Baby-Baby” – TLC
1993. “Cryin'” – Aerosmith
1994. “Whatta Man” – Salt N Pepa featuring En Vogue
1995. “Fantasy” – Mariah Carey
1996. “Name” – Goo Goo Dolls
1997. “Say You’ll Be There” – Spice Girls
1998. “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” – Backstreet Boys
1999. “Doo Wop (That Thing)” – Lauryn Hill
2000. “Everything You Want” – Vertical Horizon
2001. “It’s My Life” – Bon Jovi
2002. “All You Wanted” – Michelle Branch
2003. “Take Me Away” – Lifehouse *My favorite song EVER, BTW.*
2004. “I Don’t Want To Be” – Gavin DeGraw
2005. “Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson
2006. “Ain’t No Other Man” – Christina Aguilera
2007. “Makes Me Wonder” – Maroon 5
2008. “Chasing Pavements” – Adele
2009. “Bar-ba-sol” – David Cook
2010. “Alright With Me” – Kris Allen
2011. “Ready To Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)” – Panic! At The Disco

Playlist Link: Kirsten’s Bday Mix


New Features For Wait…WHAT? at

As American Idol starts back up, I will be getting ready to make an attempt at writing a lot of words about the new crop of contestants for BlogCritics, while maintaining fresh content for Wait…WHAT? at

I have come up with some features that will be for the most part exclusive to Wait…WHAT? at They will highlight mainly movies and music. Big shocker, right? ;)

I have come up with two new movie features for the blog, Netflix Nights and Lil’ Bro Recommends, and a music feature called, Ear Candy.

I am slowly making my way through my Netflix queue, and I figured along the way, I would do some original commentary with my Netflix Nights feature. I already did some commentary about Charlie St. Cloud earlier this week. I don’t see a whole lot of movies while they are in the theater, so some movies may be somewhat old, and in some cases you’ll probably just question my taste. Haha!

Lil Bro Recommends is a new feature that’s going to be made up of movies that I have watched based on recommendation from my lil’ bro. He’s got a very eclectic taste when it comes to films (he’d probably just refer to it as having good taste), but so far he hasn’t thrown me anything too left of center. I’ve already watched a couple movies he’s recommended, so there should be commentary up about those soon.

Ear Candy will be apart of my music reviews. I tend to do a lot of album reviews, and I want to put my two cents in about new songs that are coming out this year.

Idol Wired is my upcoming Idol feature on BlogCritics, and I also will be posting every column here as well. Idol Wired will include my weekly commentary, plus Idol news, interviews, and music reviews of former contestant’s music. It’s an all-encompassing feature.

Yay, new features! I’m very excited for what 2011 will bring and I hope you keep coming by the blog to check out the posts and comment!

Also check out: (where I will be live-tweeting Idol during the WC show. My immediate reactions to Idol performances and the judges’ critiques will be there, so follow me!)

If you haven’t already, also follow me at @KirsCoachman on Twitter!

Shine On,