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Personal Playlist: Zach Galifianakis, what are you listening to?

November 9, 2010 | 10:08 am

Personal Playlist is a new Pop & Hiss series in which personalities in and out of the pop world share their recent music picks.


Zach Galifianakis
is no stranger to pop music. He's appeared in videos for the likes of Kanye West and Fiona Apple and was so moved by the Anita Baker song “You Bring Me Joy” that he shot an unauthorized clip for it (which, of course, became a viral sensation). So when Pop & Hiss caught up with Galifianakis — who costars in the road comedy “Due Date,” which hit theaters last week— we had to ask: What's on your iPod these days?

“I'm late to the game, but I think they're the best: MGMT. I might as well be saying Huey Lewis and the News. It doesn't surprise me that people are hating on their second album [‘Congratulations']. Anytime people get famous there's going to be that backlash. That's the indie rock mentality. Whether it's deserved or not, it's like, ‘We liked you, now we don't like you.' That's exactly how it works; trust me, I've been guilty of it.

“Also, I went to an Adele concert a few nights ago. She's an English singer, 22. I took my whole family there, I got 10 people in town [for the premiere of ‘Due Date']. She just has a beautiful voice.” 

— Chris Lee


- Zach Galifianakis approaches 'Due Date' with clean feet 

Movie review: 'Due Date'