Off the Kuff Rotating Header Image

Posts Tagged ‘Friday random ten’

Friday random ten: Still more unromantic Valentine’s Day songs

I’ve collected examples of Songs For Ruining Valentine’s Day twice before, and it always amuses me, so let’s go once more to that well. 1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift 2. She’s My Girl – Tom Lehrer 3. Why Do I Need You (When I’ve Got My Hand)? – Feo […]

Friday random ten: Dexter’s favorites

We can’t take a tour through the favorite songs of Kuffner family members without including the family dog, can we? So here they are: 1. Walk This Way – Aerosmith 2. Cachorinho (Little Dog Chorinho) – Susanna Sharpe and Samba Police 3. Dog Days – 50 Foot Wave 4. Guinness Dog – The Rogues 5. […]

Friday random ten: Speak to me

Some songs are more spoken-word pieces set to music, sometimes but not always with a sung refrain, than actual singing. Here are ten examples from my collection: 1. Lisdoovarna – SixMileBridge (video, though not by SixMileBridge) 2. Everything Is Borrowed – The Streets (video) 3. Long Long Time – Guy Forsythe (video) 4. One Bourbon, […]

Friday random ten: New music for the girls in 2015

And of course, Olivia and Audrey asked for new music last year. Not quite as much as in 2014, thanks to Olivia’s newfound love of Spotify, but still. We put the music they like (along with plenty of music I like; I’m no fool) on the hard drive for our car’s stereo system, so that’s […]

Friday random ten: Noisetrade and other collections from 2015

My other main source of music for 2015 was Noisetrade. I’m not sure how they got my email address in the first place – oddly, they got my secondary address, not my main one – but I have been a regular if not frequent downloader of their music for the past couple of years. It’s […]

Friday random ten: Music I bought in 2015

I’ve done Random Ten lists based on my year’s music purchases before, and seeing as how it’s January it’s time to do it again. I’m going to break this into three lists, because I can and because it makes sense to do so. First up is the music that I bought from iTunes (with one […]

Friday random ten: Here we are in 2016

And here are ten songs to get you going for the start of the new year. 1. New Year’s Day – U2 2. Brand New Day – Guy Forsyth 3. January – Rachael Davis 4. Reelin’ In The Years – Steely Dan 5. A New Day Yesterday – Jethro Tull 6. New Dreams – Stanley […]

Wednesday random ten: It’s wintertime in the city

I figure today is like Friday for most people – I will certainly be on a reduced schedule for the next few days – so here’s an early song list, in honor of our benighted Ag Commissioner, Sid Miller – ten seasonal songs that do not mention the word “Christmas”. 1. Jingle Bells – Trinity […]

Friday random ten: The music of “Fargo”

I’m in kind of an in-between place in putting these together right now, so imagine my pleasant surprise to read this story of how the excellent music for Season 2 of Fargo was sourced. Even better, it has ten songs in it, with videos: 1. Children of the Sun – Billy Thorpe 2. One Hour […]

Friday random ten: Audrey’s favorites

And here are the ten songs that Audrey wanted to contribute: 1. Welcome To New York – Taylor Swift 2. Where Have You Been – Rihanna 3. Counting Stars – One Republic 4. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson 5. Lone Ranger – Rachel Platten 6. Roar – Katy Perry 7. I Love Rock and Roll – […]

Friday random ten: Olivia’s Spotify favorites

We’re going to do something a little different this week and next. I’ve got a couple of pinch hitters for me, Olivia this week and Audrey the next. They’re going to be sharing their favorite songs. Here are Olivia’s top ten, from her Spotify playlist. 1. Stitches – Shawn Mendes 2. (Chloe) You Are The […]

Friday random ten: The songs Rolling Stone forgot

Here’s their list. And here are ten songs I would have tried to include if I’d had a hand in making their list. 1. Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits 2. Sunday, Bloody Sunday – U2 3. And When I Die – Blood, Sweat & Tears 4. Take Five – Dave Brubeck Quartet 5. American […]

Friday random eight: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 21

Here’s their list. 1. Maybelline – Simon and Garfunkel (#18, orig. Chuck Berry) 2. I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles (#16) 3. Blowin’ In The Wind (A Female Perspective) – The Chenille Sisters (#14, orig. Bob Dylan) 4. My Generation – The Who (#11) 5. What’d I Say? – Ray Charles (#10) […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 20

Here’s their list. 1. River Deep, Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner (#33) 2. Sympathy For The Devil – Blood, Sweat & Tears (orig. Rolling Stones, #32) 3. I Walk The Line – Lager Rhythms (orig. Johnny Cash, #30) 4. A Day In The Life – Big Daddy (orig. The Beatles, #28) 5. Layla […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 19

Here’s their list. 1. Anarchy In The U.K. – The Sex Pistols (#56) 2. Long Tall Sally – The Beatles (orig. Little Richard, #55) 3. Louie, Louie – The MOB (orig. The Kingsmen, #54) 4. When Doves Cry – Kris McKay (orig. Prince, #52) 5. The Tracks Of My Tears – Smokey Robinson and The […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 18

Here’s their list. 1. Califonia Girls – The Beach Boys (#72) 2. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown (#71) 3. Walk On By – Dionne Warwick (#70) 4. Sunshine Of Your Love – Brian Tarquin (orig. Cream, #65) 5. She Loves You – The Beatles (#64) 6. For What It’s Worth – […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 17

Here’s their list. 1. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and The Papas (#89) 2. My Girl – The Temptations (#88) 3. Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen (#86) 4. Crazy – Patsy Cline (#85) 5. Every Breath You Take – The Police (#84; also a cover by Big Daddy) 6. I Heard It Through The Grapevine […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 16

Here’s their list. 1. Not Fade Away – Trout Fishing In America (orig. Buddy Holly and The Crickets, #108) 2. The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel (#106) 3. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer (#104) 4. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Stevie Ray Vaughan (orig. Jimi Hendrix, #102) 5. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley (#100) 6. Fortunate […]

Friday random ten guest post: Blockwalking

Note: The following is a guest post from Phil Owens, political consultant and fellow Rice Owl. He suggested the idea and I said sure. I’ve asked people for guest posts before, and I’ve had a few people pitch them to me, but this mix of music and politics is a first. I hope you enjoy […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 15

Here’s their list. 1. Shake, Rattle & Roll – Bill Haley and The comets (orig. Big Joe Turner, #127) 2. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? – Carole King (orig. The Shirelles, #126) 3. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac (#120) 4. Shout – The Beatles (orig. The Isley Brothers, #119; also a version by […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 14

Here’s their list. 1. Foxey Lady – Jimi Hendrix (#153) 2. Me and Bobby McGee – Kris Kristofferson (featured cover by Janis Joplin, #148; also a cover by The Modern Barbershop Quartet) 3. Rock Lobster – The B-52’s 4. Purple Rain – Big Daddy (orig. Prince, #144) 5. I Saw Her Standing There – The […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 13

Here’s their list. 1. Papa Was A Rolling Stone – The Temptations (#169; also a cover by Andrew Rothman) 2. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye (#168) 3. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman (#167) 4. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (#166) 5. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor (#165) 6. I Can’t Stop Loving […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 12

Here’s their list. 1. Rehab – Amy Winehouse (#194) 2. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Warren Zevon (orig. Bob Dylan, #192) 3. Stayin’ Alive – Big Daddy (orig. Bee Gees, #191) 4. Who’ll Stop The Rain? – Creedence Clearwater Revival (#188) 5. Please Please Me – The Beatles (#186) 6. Free Fallin’ – Matthew Sweet […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 11

Here’s their list. 1. Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young (#216) 2. Gloria – Van Morrison (#211; also covered by Patti Smith and Santa Esmerelda) 3. Reach Out, I’ll Be There – The Four Tops (#209) 4. Try A Little Tenderness – The Commitments (orig. Otis Redding, #207) 5. Come Together – Aerosmith/Ike […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 10

Here’s their list. 1. Rocket Man – Kate Bush (orig. Elton John, #245) 2. Stand! – Sly and the Family Stone (#244) 3. I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline (#241) 4. I Got A Woman – Ray Charles (#239) 5. Moondance – Van Morrison (#231) 6. Mannish Boy – Muddy Waters (#230) 7. Fire […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 9

Here’s their list. 1. Sunday, Bloody Sunday – U2 (#272) 2. Tighten Up – Archie Bell and The Drells (#270) 3. Sail Away – Randy Newman (#268) 4. Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley (#264, featured cover of Leonard Cohen) 5. I Can See For Miles – The Who (#262) 6. All The Young Dudes – Billy […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 8

Here’s their list. 1. Train In Vain – Annie Lennox (orig. The Clasg, #298) 2. She’s Not There – The Zombies (#297) 3. Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles (#295; also a cover by The Lager Rhythms) 4. Money (That’s What I Want) – The Beatles (orig. Barrett Strong, #294) 5. Walk This Way […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 7

Here’s their list. 1. Dancing Barefoot – U2 (orig. Patti Smith, #331) 2. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd (#324) 3. Alison – Tufts Beelzebubs (orig. Elvis Costello, #323) 4. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Elivs Costello/Santa Esmerelda (orig. The Animals, #322) 5. I Put A Spell On You – Creedence Clearwater Revival/Pete […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 6

Here’s their list, and here we go. 1. La Bamba – Los Lobos (orig. Ritchie Valens, #354) 2. Jim Dandy – Black Oak Arkansas (orig. Lavern Baker, #352) 3. The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff (#350; also a cover by Joe Jackson) 4. Baba O’Riley – The Who (#349) 5. Walk This Way – […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 5

Here’s their list. 1. The Wind Cries Mary – The Bobs (#379, orig. Jimi Hendrix) 2. Personal Jesus – Johnny Cash (#377, orig. Depeche Mode) 3. White Room – The Bobs (#376, orig. Cream) 4. Unchained Melody – U2/The Manhattan Transfer/Elvis Presley (#374, orig. The Righteous Brothers) 5. Highway 61 Revisited – Johnny Winter (#373, […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 4

Here again is the RS list. 1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly and the Family Stone (#410) 2. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult (#405) 3. Remember (Walkin’ in the Sand) – Aerosmith (#404, orig. The Shangri-Las) 4. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley (#403) 5. Summer […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 3

Here’s their list. You know the drill. 1. Pink Houses – John Cougar Mellencamp (#447) 2. Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley (#444) 3. New Year’s Day – U2 (#435) 4. Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple (#434) 5. Tumbling Dice – Linda Rondstadt (#433, orig. Rolling Stones) 6. American Idiot – Green Day […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list, part 2

Here’s their list, and here’s mine for this week: 1. How Soon Is Now? – Love Spit Love (#477, orig. The Smiths) 2. Where Did Our Love Go? – Diana Ross and The Supremes (#475) 3. Into the Mystic – Van Morrison (#474) 4. Surrender – Cheap Trick (#471) 5. Rain – Flying Fish Sailors […]

Friday random ten: Revisiting the Rolling Stone 500 Best Songs list, part 1

Awhile back, I did a series of Friday Random Ten posts based on this Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. I had thought it was from 2008, but upon closer inspection it’s actually from 2004, it was just archived at that link in 2008. Recently, I came across this apparently updated list […]