"Jersey Clowns": An Apologetic Playlist to Italy for Jersey Shore

Dear Italy,

As a proud American and a recovering son of the Garden State, I would like to hereby offer my formal public musical apology for Jersey Shore hitting your shores. We're hearing that you're not very impressed with our self-annoited guidos and guidettes now that their "reality" show is airing over there. As Roberto Del Bove, columnist for Rome's New Notzie newspaper, put it, Jersey Shore "embodies the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized." Frankly, your rejection only makes us love you more, and we were already pretty darn impressed what with your pasta, your wine and that fine art stuff. We sure hope that you'll remember that we also gave you jazz & rock & roll, and overlook this rather unfortunate situation.


"Jersey Clowns" - Josh Rouse
"All Apologies" - Nirvana
"Jersey Bounce" - Benny Goodman
"Being From Jersey Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry" - Cobra Starship
"Stranger In A Strange Land" - Leon Russell
"I'm Sorry" - John Denver
"Can't Go Back To Jersey" - G. Love Featuring Special Sauce
"Take That Situation" - Nick Hayward
"Jersey Bull Blues" - Charlie Patton
"Grenade" - Bruno Mars
"Never Going Back To Jersey" - Less Than Jake
"Italian Girls" - Daryl Hall & John Oates
"Italian Summer" - Stevie Nicks
"Sorry" - Guns N' Roses
"Ugly American" - Poison Idea
"So Jersey" - The Bouncing Souls
"I'm From Jersey" - John Gorka
"New Jersey Girl" - Nerf Herder
"Same Old Situation (S.O.S.)" - Motley Crue
"Jersey Girl" - Tom Waits
"Jersey Shore Like Animal Planet" - Natasha Leggero
"Situation" - Jeff Beck Group
"Perfect Situation" - Weezer
"Typical Situation" - Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

Please add your own songs for Italy and Jersey Shore here.