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Get Psyched


Barney probably turns his nose up with disdain at the flavor of current Top 40, but we know he has an ear for eardrum-bursting, bass-booming classic rock and other psychedelic tunes. How? He’s crafted before, on the show How I Met Your Mother, a self-proclaimed Get Psyched mix aimed to please (and to shake the ordinarily bored and apathetic Ted Mosby out of his rut).

But where does the “psych” really end? Does the show lack in a network-confirmed or otherwise fan-made Volume 2? And what songs are missing that scream Barney Stinson’s name through the hills? If they’re not alive with the sound of music, they’re alive with something. 

The setlist for the episode itself runs as follows:

I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister

You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

Lick It Up - Kiss

Paradise City - Guns N' Roses

Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol

Rock You Like a Hurricane - The Scorpions

Panama - Van Halen

Talk Dirty to Me - Poison

Thunderstruck - AC/DC

Dr. Feelgood - Mötley Crüe

Round and Round – Ratt

Can we take a second and track the progression of the night this CD predicts, a second? It starts off pumped, but what does anyone gain from dancing with themselves when they get to Paradise City? I don’t think they’d want anyone to “take me home” then, either (though I do love that song).
Then, a few crash and burn pick-up lines later, they need some kind of doctor for their spins—not sure if Mötley Crüe can give that sort of practical medical advice. 

Missing tracks, add-ins in other versions (the Barney’s Blog Bro Code editions) include:

You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

You're the Best Around - Joe Esposito

Tom Sawyer - Rush

The Transformers Theme - Vince DiCola with Optimus Prime

Come Sail Away - Styx

Free Bird (second half only) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

High Enough - Damn Yankees

Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty by Nature

“Second half only.” Sounds like a good summary for the half of the CD they’ll forget after a night like this.


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