The Colonoscopy Playlist

I can tell that I’ve reached that certain special age based on what my interactions are with the medical profession. And this week I had one of those really “special” ones: a visit from the camera snake.

As I was getting ready for the procedure, I realized that there were a lot of songs that were inadvertently funny in the context of a colonoscopy, and that there didn’t seem to be a lot of people putting them together in playlists. So I figured I’d do it so you don’t have to. (You’re welcome.) I posted a request for help on Facebook and got a lot of suggestions from my friends, so this was a real labor of love…from the bottom to the top.

  1. Baby Got GoingLiz Phair
  2. I Like to Move ItReel 2 Reel
  3. RelaxFrankie Goes to Hollywood
  4. ShoutTears for Fears
  5. Take It EasyThe Eagles
  6. When the Levee BreaksMemphis Minnie
  7. Medley: Highway to Hell -> Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC
  8. Highway to HellAC/DC
  9. It Looks Like I’m Up Sh*t Creek AgainTom Waits
  10. Medley: “All Stripped Down” / “The Earth Died Screaming” / “The Ocean Doesn’t Want Me” / “New Coat of Paint” / “Chocolate Jesus” / “Take It With Me” ” / “Tango Till They’re Sore” / “Don’t Go Into That Barn” / “The One That Got Away” / “How’s It Gonna End” / “Make It Rain” Tom Waits
  11. All Things Must PassGeorge Harrison
  12. Chocolate RainTay Zonday
  13. Everything Must GoManic Street Preachers
  14. The Waiting is the Hardest PartTom Petty
  15. Pants on the GroundLarry Pratt
  16. From the Bottom to the TopFrank Sinatra
  17. Way Down in the HoleTom Waits
  18. I’m Looking Through YouThe Beatles
  19. Wide Open SpacesDixie Chicks
  20. I Can See Clearly NowJohnny Nash
  21. Back Door ManHowlin’ Wolf
  22. In Too DeepGenesis
  23. Da ButtEU
  24. Mega ColonFischerspooner
  25. I’m Beginning to See the LightBobby Darin
  26. Shine a LightRolling Stones
  27. The EndThe Doors
  28. Black Hole SunSoundgarden
  29. Ring of FireJohnny Cash
  30. Moon RiverHenry Mancini
  31. Boogie in the ButtEddie Murphy
  32. Baby Got BackSir Mix-A-Lot
  33. Show Me the WayPeter Frampton
  34. StinkfistTool
  35. John MayerInside Wants Out
  36. Up in the DarkThe New Pornographers
  37. Searching With My Good Eye ClosedSoundgarden
  38. Shot in the DarkOzzy Obourne
  39. Way Down NowWorld Party
  40. Already in a DaydreamFreddy Jones Band
  41. Bad Moon RisingCreedence Clearwater Revival
  42. ScatmanScatman John
  43. Into the Great Wide Open Tom Petty
  44. Tighten Up Archie Bell and the Drells
  45. Supermassive Black Hole Muse
  46. Broken Hearts Are For AssholesFrank Zappa
  47. Black TongueGene Simmons
  48. Medley: ‘Fire in the Hole’->’Do It Again’ Steely Dan
  49. Shake Your BootyKC and the Sunshine Band
  50. Dig for Fire Pixies
  51. Medley: ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ -> ‘Moanin” -> ‘Walkin” -> ‘I’ll Never Be The Same’Frank Sinatra / Art Blakey / Miles Davis / Art Tatum
  52. Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)Citizen King
  53. Rolling in the DeepAdele
  54. My Face Your AssLambchop
  55. Pretty on the InsideHole
  56. The EndThe Beatles