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Friday random ten: Yes, there are Christmas songs I like

Quite a few of them, really. Here are ten from my collection: 1. Another Christmas Song – Stephen Colbert 2. Blue Christmas – Asylum Street Spankers 3. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses 4. The Eleven Cats of Christmas – Trout Fishing In America 5. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 6. […]

Friday random ten: It’s the least wonderful time of the year

Yes, it’s Christmas time again, and inspired in part by this Slate story on how bad Do They Know It’s Christmas? is, here’s a list of Christmas songs we, or at least I, could do without this year. 1. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band-Aid 2. Frosty The Snowman – Ella Fitzgerald 3. I […]

Friday random ten: Who needs instruments?

There is much excitement in my household (read: Olivia is excited) for Pitch Perfect 2. In honor of that, here are ten a capella tracks: 1. Behind Closed Doors – Modern Barbershop Quartet 2. Corn Dogs – The Bobs 3. Good Old A Capella – The Nylons 4. Enterprise: Sulu Medley – Hi-Fidelity 5. Star […]

Friday random ten: Numerology

After the letters come the numbers. 1. Eat For Two – 10,000 Maniacs 2. Somebody’s Been Sleeping – 100 Proof 3. Land of the Laced – 100s 4. Sex – The 1975 5. S.I.M.P (Squirrels In My Pants) – 2 Guys N The Parque 6. Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited 7. Scarlet – […]

Friday random ten: Catch some Zs

Who knew I had ten artists in my collection with Z names? 1. Mellowmas 2010 – Zach Curd 2. Goodbye Girld – Zapruder Point 3. Dream Machine – Zen Archer 4. Too Much – Zendaya 5. Dragonfly – Ziggy Marley 6. If It’s Love – zOE’S iMAGINARY fRIED 7. Seekir – Zola Jesus 8. She’s […]

Friday random ten: Y not?

Sure, why not? 1. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2. Oh Yeah – Yello 3. Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes 4. The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) – Ylvis 5. I Wonder – Yma Sumac 6. How ‘Bout You? – Yonder Mountain String Band 7. Nightswimming – You Say Party! We Say Die! […]

Friday random ten: It must be Halloween

I know I’m in the late stages of a recurring theme for Friday Random Tens, but how can I not break out of it when Halloween falls on a Friday? 1. Creepy Doll – Jonathan Coulton 2. Scarecrow – Steeleye Span 3. Frightened – Easter Island 4. Monster – Lady GaGa 5. Skeleton Man – […]

Friday random ten: W for the win

Almost done with the alphabet, at which point I’ll have to come up with a new gimmick to get me through a few weeks. But until then, the W names. 1. Dance Hall Days – Wang Chung 2. Casey Jones – Warren Zevon 3. I Can’t Turn You Loose – Was (Not Was) 4. Rainy […]

Friday random ten: V for Victory

I’m never sure with these higher-scoring Scrabble letters if I can get ten artist or band names out of them, but V presented no problems. 1. Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love – Van Halen 2. And It Stoned Me – Van Morrison 3. Turning Japanese – The Vapors 4. White Boots – Vaughan Brothers 5. Rock […]

Friday random six: U too?

Sorry, six songs by U-named bands is all I got: 1. The Electric Co. – U2 2. Still…You Turn Me On – Uncle Seth 3. I’m In Heaven – Universal Funk 4. Ffuny Ffriends – Unknown Mortal Orchestra 5. Stay With Me – The Urges 6. Easy Livin’ – Uriah Heep I have lots of […]

Friday random ten: T for two

Or for ten, as the case may be. 1. Puttin’ On The Ritz – Taco 2. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Taken By Trees 3. Slippery People – Talking Heads 4. Kingdom of Rain – The The 5. In Walked Bud – Thelonious Monk 6. Oy Chanukkah – Theodore Bikel 7. See The Constellation – […]

Friday random ten: Call me Steve

Just not Steve Jobs. I mean seriously, just try to do a Google search of “Steve” without tripping over a zillion Steve Jobs links. 1. Nothin’ To Do But Today – Stephen Stills 2. Copperhead Road – Steve Earle 3. Dumbledore – Steve Goodie 4. It’s All Too Much – Steve Hillage 5. The Joker […]

Friday random ten: R You Ready?

Ready or not, here come the Rs. 1. Cry Me A River – Ray Brown Trio 2. One Mint Julep – Ray Charles 3. Cruella De Ville – The Replacements 4. Time To Ring Some Changes – Richard Thompson 5. One Of Us – Rivers Cuomo & Rainn Wilson 6. God Loves The Irish – […]

Friday random ten – Mind your Ps, but not your Qs

Your Qs can do whatever they want, there aren’t enough of them to worry about. 1. Walkin’ After Midnight – Patsy Cline 2. Big Bottom – Paul and Storm 3. Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul Simon 4. Gonna Be An Engineer – Peggy Seeger 5. Brilliant Blues – Pete Townshend 6. Big […]

Friday random ten – O rly?

Names that start with vowels are more interesting than names that start with consonants. I believe they had a lively debate on that topic on one of William F. Buckley’s shows. 1. Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis 2. Little Talks – Of Monsters And Men 3. Instant Karma – of Montreal 4. Fire […]

Friday random ten – In N Out

Starting the second half of the alphabet, though we’re more than halfway through thanks to letters like Q, X, and Z. 1. Take Me Away – Napoleon XIV 2. Break My Heart – Natalie Merchant 3. The Needle And The Damage Done – Neil Young 4. People Got A Lotta Nerve – Neko Case 5. […]

Friday random ten – M’s the word

Another letter with a lot of names that go with it. 1. It’s Hard To Be Humble – Mac Davis 2. Galway Farmer – Maggie Drennon 3. Oxygen – Maia Mitchell 4. Fixer Upper – Maia Wilson (from “Frozen”) 5. For You – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band 6. Blue Moon – The Marcels 7. How […]

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. […]