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Friday random ten – The L I will

Almost halfway through the alphabet now. 1. Self Control – Laura Branigan 2. Irene – Leadbelly 3. Rock And Roll Is Dead – Lenny Kravitz 4. Lady Blue – Leon Russell 5. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Les Brown & His Band Of Renown 6. Penitentiary Blues – Lightnin’ Hopkins 7. […]

Friday random ten – Kiss me, Kate

Another all-in-one-name list for the letter K. 1. Pull Me Out Alive – Kaki King 2. Differently – Kat Parsons 3. Rocket Man – Kate Bush 4. Village Green Preservation Society – Kate Rusby 5. Best Song Ever – Katie Armiger 6. By My Side – Katie Hanley & Company (from “Godspell”) 7. Jumping Trains […]

Friday random ten: You don’t mess around with Jim

For a letter worth 8 points in Scrabble because it doesn’t appear very frequently in English language words, there sure are a lot of names that beging with J. 1. Last One – James “Blood” Ulmer 2. I’ll Go Crazy – James Brown 3. Bayou Tortous – James McMurtry 4. Carolina In My Mind – […]

Friday randon ten: I of the tiger

The letter I was the first one in this series that I was worried about. Turned out to be no big thing. 1. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll – Iam Dury & The Blockheads 2. Vehicle – Ides of March 3. Honky Tonk Woman – Ike & Tina Turner 4. Sweet Georgia Brown […]

Friday random ten: What the H?

I love how a single letter can represent a swear word. 1. Philadelphia Freedom – Hall and Oates 2. Stompin’ At The Savoy – Harry Connick, Jr 3. Big Rock Candy Mountain – Harry McClintock 4. Jump Into The Fire – Harry Nilsson 5. My Best Friend’s Girl – Hayseed Dixie 6. Well You Needn’t […]

Friday random ten: G whiz

Back to the alphabet… 1. Blues Music – G. Love & Special Sauce 2. Behind The Lines – Genesis 3. Cloud 9 – George Harrison 4. Bad To The Bone – George Thorogood & The Destroyers 5. Rose Room – Gerry Mulligan 6. Little Brown Jug – Glenn Miller 7. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley 8. […]

Friday random ten: F that

No single name dominates the Fs like it did the Ds and Es, but there are plenty of interesting names. 1. One’s Too Many – Fabulous Thunderbirds 2. Love Is Expensive And Free – Fastball 3. Man On The Moon – Ferraby Lionheart 4. Suspicious Minds – Fine Young Cannibals 5. Criminal – Fiona Apple […]

Friday random ten: Lockjaw and The Chief

Names that start with E often come with nicknames. That’s the lesson we learn this week. 1. Mighty Mighty – Earth Wind & Fire 2. All Because of You Days – Echo and the Bunnymen 3. Leapin’ On Lenox – Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis 4. Keep On Truckin’ – Eddie Kendricks 5. Two Tickets To Paradise […]

Friday random ten: Dave’s not here, man

Four or five songs into the D list, I said to myself “You know, I can probably do this entirely with singers named Dave or David”. And lo, so it was. 1. Three To Get Ready – Dave Brubeck Quartet 2. I Knew The Bride – Dave Edmunds 3. Garden State Stomp – Dave Van […]

Friday random ten: C U Later

This list is brought to you by artists whose names begin with the letter C. 1. Never Gonna Give You Up – CAKE 2. Pictures of Matchstick Men – Camper Van Beethoven 3. Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tennille 4. You’re So Vain – Carly Simon 5. I Feel The Earth Move […]

Friday random ten: B sides

Continuing the Name Of The Artist Game with the letter B: 1. Telephone Song – B.B. King 2. Dance This Mess Around – The B-52′s 3. Venus – Bananarama 4. Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles 5. Alternative Girlfriend – Barenaked Ladies 6. Daniel – Bat For Lashes 7. Human Thing – The Be […]

Friday random ten – A my name is Aaron

Remember how I did that list last week of artists whose names began with the letter I, and I mused that it might be a good idea to go through the alphabet like that? Yeah, so that’s a thing now. 1. Don’t Take Away My Heaven – Aaron Neville 2. Winner Takes It All – […]

Friday random ten – The I’s have it

Tiffany and I went to see Ingrid Michaelson last night, courtesy of my cousin Christopher who is touring with her and her band. That’s as good a reason as any for this Random Ten to be about artists and bands whose names start with the letter I: 1. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll […]

Friday random ten: Blame Canada

Another Friday random ten list inspired by another list on the Internet I stumbled across. Here are ten of Canada’s favorite songs, by Canadian artists, from that list. 1. If I Had $1000000 – Barenaked Ladies 2. Heart of Gold – Johnny Cash (orig. Neil Young) 3. American Woman – Flying Fish Sailors (orig. The […]

Friday random ten – Baby, You Can Drive My Car Part 3

Part 1 was specific cars, part 2 was cars in general, and this is other things you can drive. 1. Another One Rides The Bus – Weird Al Yankovic 2. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? – Bruce Springsteen 3. Magic Bus – The Who 4. Slow Bus Movin’ – Fishbone 5. The Number […]

Friday random ten – Baby, You Can Drive My Car Part 2

Last week was about specific types of cars. This week is about cars in the generic sense. 1. Baby’s Got The Car Keys – Trout Fishing In America 2. The Car Hank Died In – Austin Lounge Lizards 3. Car Wash – Rose Royce 4. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol 5. Electric Car – They […]

Friday random ten – Baby, You Can Drive My Car Part 1

There are lots of songs about different kinds of cars. Here are ten of them. 1. Cadillac Ranch – Bruce Springsteen 2. Elvis Rolls Royce – Was (Not Was) 3. Hey, Little Minivan – Austin Lounge Lizards 4. Jaguar – Cities Aviv 5. Jeepster – T. Rex 6. Little Red Corvette – Big Daddy 7. […]

Friday random thirteen: Presidenting is hard work, part 2

Finishing the job I started last week: 1. We’ve Only Just Begun – Grant Lee Buffalo 2. Buns O’Plenty – Isaac Hayes 3. Mary Ann – Ben Arthur 4. Devil’s Radio – George Harrison 5. Sweet Old Chicago – Roosevelt Sykes 6. Ballad Of The Pines – Jonathan Wilson 7. Come Together – Ike & […]

Friday random ten: Presidenting is hard work, part 1

For no particular reason, I got it in my head to see what kind of song lists I could make by using artists with the same name as the Presidents. Turns out I could make two lists’ worth. Here’s the first one: 1. Mad About The Boy – Dinah Washington 2. Don’t Let The Sun […]

Friday random ten: All in the family

We had family in town last week, and we went and visited more family in New Braunfels while they were here. So here are some family-oriented songs. 1. Aunt Avis – Widespread Panix 2. Uncle Dave – Leah White 3. Uncle John – Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick 4. Cousin Dupree – Steely Dan 5. […]

Friday random ten: I’m an old cowhand

We went off to see the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo yesterday, so here are ten songs about cowboys and horses. 1. The Cowboy Song – SixMileBridge 2. Bring On the Dancing Horses – The Picture 3. Cowboys Are My Weakness – Chris Difford 4. Horse – Eddie From Ohio 5. I Want To Be […]

Friday random ten: My wild Irish Rose

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, some Irish music. 1. Irish Rover – Flying Fish Sailors 2. Star Of The County Down – Gordian Knot 3. Molly Malone – Ceili’s Muse 4. Into The Mystic – Van Morrison 5. The Rocky Road To Dublin – The Chieftains 6. Back To Tyrone – SixMileBridge 7. Finnegan’s […]

Friday random ten: We’re not an American band

So after reading about Bruce Springsteen’s tour down under, I went looking for songs by non-American artists in my collection. 1. Dancing Queen – ABBA (Sweden) 2. Shoot To Thrill – AC/DC (Australia) 3. Full Force Gale – Van Morrison (Ireland) 4. Mamacita, Donde Esta Santa Claus? – Charo (Spain) 5. Distant Early Warning – […]

Friday random ten: My gayest list ever

In honor of Wednesday’s epic ruling invalidating Texas’ Double Secret Illegal Anti-Gay Marriage law, here’s a supersized list celebrating the LGBTQ artists in my collection: 1. We Are The Champions – Queen 2. The Consequences of Falling – k.d. lang 3. I Don’t Know What It Is – Rufus Wainwright 4. Take Me To The […]

Friday random ten: Old man and me

Another birthday this week. God, I’m old. 1. The Old Black Rum – Great Big Sea 2. Old Blevins – Austin Lounge Lizards 3. Old Dan Tucker – Bruce Springsteen 4. The Old Dope Peddler – Tom Lehrer 5. Old Folks’ Boogie – Little Feat 6. Old Friends – Simon and Garfunkel 7. Old Joe […]

Friday random ten: Heartbreak Hotel

The Captain and Tennille. Ron and Hermione. It’s been a heartbreaking couple of weeks, hasn’t it? And today is Valentine’s Day, too. Here’s an appropriate soundtrack for some love gone wrong. 1. Break My Heart – La Sera 2. Break Your Heart – Natalie Merchant 3. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Neil Sedaka […]

Friday random fourteen: Let’s talk about sex, baby

Paste had a list awhile back of the “Fifty Sexiest Songs Of All Time”. Here’s how they described it: “Our picks span a variety of eras, genres and styles—and while some are more overtly sexual than others, they all make us weak in the knees. To keep this from being a list of Prince and […]

Friday random ten: Cold enough for you?

I’m pretty sure we’ll all be happy to never hear the words “polar vortex” again. 1. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – The Priestess And The Fool 2. Cold – Annie Lennox 3. Cold Chicago – Humming House 4. Cold Irons Bound – Bob Dylan 5. Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughan 6. Cold Wait – […]

Friday random ten: Baby, you can drive my car

Or you could, if it hadn’t been clobbered by a pickup truck coming the other direction and drifting into my lane while I was waiting at a stoplight last weekend. So in memory of my old minivan, whose fate is still in the hands of the insurance adjusters, here are ten car songs. 1. Car […]

Friday random ten: I’ve got this bridge to sell you

In honor of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, ten songs about bridges. 1. The Bridge – Eddie From Ohio 2. Bridge of Sighs – Robin Trower 3. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin 4. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Johnny Cash 5. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel 6. Brothers Under The […]

Friday random ten: All is quiet on New Year’s Day

I’m pretty sure I’ve done a list of “New” songs for the new year, but it’s another new year and I’ve got no better ideas, so. 1. New Blood – Robert Cray 2. New Blues – Joe Satriani 3. New Constellation – Toad the Wet Spocket 4. New Dreams – Stanley Smith 5. New Jazz […]

Friday random ten – Olivia’s year in music

Olivia’s now been an iPod owner for more than a year, and last year she got a bunch of iTunes money that she still hasn’t fully spent. Here’s a sample of the songs she has added to her collection in 2013. 1. Applause – Lady GaGa 2. Come & Get It – Selena Gomez 3. […]

Friday random ten: What makes the world go ’round

Not love, but that other thing. 1. Easy Money – Billy Joel 2. Gimme Some Money – Brian Grosz 3. I Need Some Money – John Lee Hooker 4. Money – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings 5. Money (That’s What I Want) – The Beatles 6. Money Can’t Buy It – Annie Lennoz 7. […]

Friday random ten: That’s novel

How about novelty songs, along the lines of Existential Blues? Just silly songs like what Dr. Demento used to feature, occosionally parodies or filk but mostly original works of whimsy. Here are ten of mine: 1. Shaving Cream – Benny Bell 2. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants 3. Mah Na Mah Na […]