Moby: Songs For The Parking Lot


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Moby's Top 5

"I Only Have Eyes for You" by The Flamingos from The Best of the Flamingos

"Cheree" by Suicide from Suicide

"Floating" by Julee Cruise from Floating into the Night

"Utopia" by Goldfrapp from Felt Mountain

"Slip Away" by David Bowie from Heathen


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Born Richard Melville Hall, Moby is one of the most recognizable faces of electronic music. His contributions to the genre, adored in some circles and reviled in others, draw from many genres, including pop, punk and dance music.

Here, Moby picks his five favorite songs, using the criterion of "songs that sound great in the parking lot of an abandoned factory at 4:30 in the morning." The theme comes from when Moby first left home and lived in an abandoned factory in Stamford, Conn., to which he would often return at 4:30 a.m. Moby discusses how each of the artists has influenced him, and he talks about his new album, titled Wait for Me.



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