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Last month, I gathered in Seaside, Florida with my Automattic colleagues for the company yearly meetup, which ended up being a week of awesome working together, fun, and a lot of getting to know my coworkers even better still. I love working with a distributed company, but it’s amazing the different things you learn and pick up on when you are in the same place as the people you work with every day.

(Who, by the way, are the very fine people you see in the image above.)

On the final night, we of course gathered as many of us as possible into one location, which very much crowded one of the houses we were staying in—having been christened earlier that week as the VaultPress Discotheque. Naturally, this was accompanied by much music, starting at first with some sweet beats and moving at one point in the evening into classic rock and awesome impromptu-karaoke tracks for everyone to enjoy.

It was a during that part that I took over for the music selection and dare I say we continued to rock the night.

A few people have since asked me what the list was that I worked from, and here’s what iTunes says was played to round out the evening:

Title Artist Album
Just What I Needed The Cars The Cars
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody
Blue Monday (’88) New Order (The Best Of) New Order
More Than a Feeling Boston Boston
Alex Chilton (LP Version) The Replacements Pleased to Meet Me
Message in a Bottle The Police Regatta de Blanc
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen A Night at the Opera
Baba O’Riley The Who Who’s Next
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers The Best of The Proclaimers
Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Africa Toto The Essential Toto
Shout Tears for Fears Shout – The Very Best of Tears for Fears
Brian Wilson Barenaked Ladies Gordon
Stand R.E.M. Green
Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel So
Thriller Michael Jackson Thriller
Canned Heat Jamiroquai Synkronized
Simply Irresistible Robert Palmer Heavy Nova
Wanted Dead or Alive Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
Next to You The Police Outlandos D’Amour
Who Are You (Single Edit Version) The Who My Generation: The Very Best of The Who
Any Way You Want It Journey Journey – Greatest Hits
Back in the USSR The Beatles The Beatles
Unbelievable EMF Schubert Dip
To Be with You Mr. Big Lean into It
Free Fallin’ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Anthology – Through the Years

Anything required you think I missed? Feel free to add tracks you think should have been in here, or vehemently disagree with musical selection or taste.

In a future entry, you’ll hear the story of how a video game brought me to respect and understand the classics of rock—and how you can get started playing it, too.

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