OK, so it wasn't the trial of the century or anything. But with planking beginning to become passe, all the good sports either in their off-season or lockout, and no high-profile Robert Blake/Phil Spector/OJ Simpson murder cases going on, the Casey Anthony murder trial thing provided plenty to captivate America's attention.
This has especially been the case following the controversial not-guilty verdict issued by by a jury of Anthony's peers yesterday -- a ruling that caused noted Anthony hater Nancy Grace to proclaim that "the devil is dancing" over the jury's decision, just before her head exploded live on the air. Or at least we think that's what happened.
Either way, the boredom/outrage of the nation's collective conscious nearly rendered social media sites like Twitter and Facebook too annoying to visit following the mid-afternoon bombardment of Casey Anthony updates.
Partly because the topic has so deeply permeated our brains, and partly because we're just so damn happy the thing is finally over with, we decided to make a Casey Anthony post-trial playlist. Naturally, it features some of our favorite songs about murder, trials, lies, innocence and guilt.
Snoop Dogg - "Murder Was the Case"
Queen - "Stone Cold Crazy"
Jay-Z - "H to the Izzo" (...and especially the line, "not guilty, y'all got to feel me.")
Dixie Chicks - "Goodbye Earl"
Toadies - "Jigsaw Girl"
Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"
Jimi Hendrix - "Hey Joe"
Violent Femmes - "Country Death Song"
Thin Lizzy - "Killer on the Loose"
The Beatles - "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
Johnny Cash - "Cocaine Blues"
Jenny Lewis - "It Wasn't Me"
Gravity Kills - "Guilty"
George Harrison - "Not Guilty"
Jay-Z - "Guilty Until Proven Innocent"
Rolling Stones - "I'm Free"
Cream - "I Feel Free"
Sebadoh - "The Freed Pig"
Shaggy - "It Wasn't Me"
The Who - "I'm Free"
Bryan Adams - "Not Guilty"
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Bob Dylan - "It Ain't Me Babe"
Fleetwood Mac - "Little Lies"
The Killers - "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine"
Judas Priest - "Breaking the Law"