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Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 10

Several iconic acts, plus some great covers. 1. I Can’t Stand The Rain – The Commitments (Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle, Bronagh Gallagher) 2. Everybody Knows – Concrete Blonde (Johnette Napolitano) 3. Like A Star – Corinne Bailey Rae 4. Too Late To Turn Back Now – Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (Rose Cornelius) 5. Pedestrian […]

Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 9

Musicals! Silly folk songs! 1. Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn 2. Potato – Cheryl Wheeler 3. The Foggy Dew – The Chieftains & Sinéad O’Connor 4. Something Real – China Anne McClain & Kelli Berglund 5. Any Moment – Chris Pine & Emily Blunt (from “Into The Woods”) 6. Darling Nikki – Christina […]

Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 8

Folk songs and disco. What more could you want? 1. Doctor’s Orders – Carol Douglas 2. I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King 3. Snowden’s Jig – Carolina Chocolate Drops (Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla) 4. Momma Don’t Like My Friends – Carolyn Wonderland and the Imperial Monkeys 5. Blown Away – Carrie Underwood 6. […]

Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 7

We’ve made it to the letter C. 1. Fresh Pair Of Eyes – Brooke Waggoner 2. California Christmas – Brooke White 3. Flat On My Back – The Buddhacrush (Amy Price) 4. Ellis County – Buddy and Julie Miller 5. Let It Be Me – Jerry Butler and Betty Everett 6. Waitin’ – Caitlin Rose […]

Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 6

Lots of well-known names this week. 1. Talking Old Soldiers – Bettye Lavette 2. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyoncé 3. Billie’s Blues – Billie Holiday 4. X Offender – Blondie 5. Fool’s Game – Bonnie Raitt 6. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow (Annabella Lwin) 7. In Our Talons – […]

Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 5

Wow, we’re still in the B’s. 1. Mad About You – Belinda Carlisle 2. Call It Whatever – Bella Thorne 3. I Could Be Persuaded – Bering Strait (Natasha Borzilova and Lydia Salnikova) 4. Take My Breath Away – Berlin (Terri Nunn) 5. Go Now – Bessie Banks 6. Up The Junction – Beth Madden […]

Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 4

Girl groups! 1. White Rabbit – Austin Lounge Lizards & Karen Abrahams 2. Complicated – Avril Lavigne 3. June Bug – The B-52’s (Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson) 4. Venus – Bananarama (Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward) 5. Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles (Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, Debbi Peterson, Michael Steele) 6. […]

Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 3

More ladies, y’all. 1. Trembles, Part II – Alex Napping (Alex Cohen) 2. Breathe (2 AM) – Anna Nalick 3. A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Annie Lennox 4. Fly Me Away – Annie Little 5. Closer – Annie Williams 6. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin 7. Problem – Ariana Grande 8. Burning […]

Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 2

Gonna take awhile to get through all these. 1. Doubt – Amanda Mair 2. Polly – Amanda Palmer 3. Thank You For The Music – Amanda Seyfried (from “Mamma Mia!”) 4. Winter Wonderland – Amy Grant 5. The Leader – Amy Rigby 6. Love Is A Losing Game – Amy Winehouse 7. Hold Tight Hold […]

Friday random ten: Ladies’ night, part 1

Hey, did you know there’s a woman running for President? It’s true! First time ever for a major political party in this country. In honor of that historic achievement, I’m going to spend a few weeks highlighting songs from my collection performed by women. 1. Waterloo – ABBA ( Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog) […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 15

We come to the end of another theme. 1. Weekend In Cincinnati – The Bobs 2. Welcome To New York – Taylor Swift 3. Werewolfs Of London – Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon 4. The Wexford Carol – The Chieftains 5. The Wharton UFO – Flying Fish Sailors 6. When In Rome – Billy Joel […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 14

In case you were wondering where that other Staten Island song was: 1. Staten Island Baby – Black 47 2. TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) – MFSB Fet. The Three Degrees 3. Tupelo Honey – Gordian Knot 4. U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) – Joe Henderson 5. Vienna – Billy Joel 6. Walkin’ In Jerusalem […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 13

More love for my hometown. 1. Southside Chicago Waltz – Black 47 2. St. Anne’s Reel/Staten Island Hornpipe – Flying Fish Sailors 3. St. Louis Blues March – Glenn Miller 4. Streets Of Bakersfield – Beau Jennings 5. Streets Of Laredo – Johnny Cash 6. Summer, Highland Falls – Billy Joel 7. Sweet Old Chicago […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 12

A very California-centric episode today. 1. San Francisco Bay Blues – Eric Clapton 2. San Jacinto – Peter Gabriel 3. San Lorenzo – Pat Metheny Group 4. Santa Ana – Bruce Springsteen 5. Santa Ana Woman – The Bobs 6. Santo Domingo – Rodrigo y Gabriela 7. Say Goodbye To Hollywood – Billy Joel 8. […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 11

Still more New York! And other places, too. 1. Pflugerville – Austin Lounge Lizards 2. Philadelphia Freedom – Hall and Oates 3. Phoenix Get Cured – Stereogum vs team9 4. Phone Call From Leavenworth – Chris Whitley 5. Riga In The Fall – Gavin Guss 6. Road Movie To Berlin – They Might Be Giants […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 10

New York, New York, so nice they said it twice… 1. New York State Of Mind – Billy Joel 2. New York State Of Mind – Rowlf the Dog 3. New York, New York – Big Daddy 4. The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace 5. Nutbush City Limits – Ike & Tina Turner 6. […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 9

In which New York gets its revenge… 1. Miami 2017 (Seen The Light Go Out On Broadway) – Billy Joel 2. Mission To Moscow – Hot Club of Cowtown 3. Mobile – Marcia Ball 4. Mobile Bay – Flying Fish Sailors 5. My Home Town / Kalabakan – Battlefield Band 6. My Love Is In […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 8

More Memphis! 1. Leningrad – Billy Joel 2. Lisdoonvarna – Ceili’s Muse 3. Liverpool Sunset – Gerald Jay Markoe 4. Lodi – Creedence Clearwater Revival 5. London Homesick Blues – Flying Fish Sailors 6. (Making The Run To) Gladewater – Michelle Shocked 7. Marching Bands Of Manhattan – Death Cab for Cutie 8. Memphis Exorcism […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 7

Spanning the globe, week after week… 1. (Is Anybody Going to) San Antone – Doug Sahm And Band 2. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might be Giants/Lager Rhythms 3. I’ve Been To Memphis – Lyle Lovett 4. I’ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo – Glenn Miller 5. Jerusalem – Eddie From Ohio 6. Jimmy’s Gone […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 6

Some old familiar places this week. 1. Halfway To Memphis – Sammy Hagar 2. Halley Came To Jackson – Mary-Chapin Carpenter 3. A Heart In New York – Art Garfunkel 4. Hello Hopeville – Michelle Shocked 5. Hey Marseilles – Heart Beats 6. Hideaway Tokyo – Pretty & Nice 7. HOOPS Yes! (FC Dallas) – […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 5

A bit of international flair this week. 1. Flowers of Edinburgh – Jim Malcolm 2. From Dacca – Eddie From Ohio 3. Funky Nassau, Part 1 – The End Of The Beginning 4. Gallipoli – SixMileBridge 5. Galveston Bay – Bruce Springsteen 6. Galway Farmer – Ceili’s Muse/Maggie Drennon 7. The Girl From Ipanema – […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 4

Hello, Detroit! 1. Debbie Does Montreal – team9 vs. Stereogum 2. Detroit – Black Gold 3. Detroit City – Alice Cooper 4. Detroit Rock City – Kiss 5. (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville – R.E.M. 6. Don’t You Hear Jerusalem Moan – Asylum Street Spankers 7. Dunmore Lassies – Chieftains and Ry Cooder 8. East […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 3

I love geographical lists. 1. Back To Chico – Clandestine 2. The Barn Yards Of Calgary – SixMileBridge 3. Buffalo Gals – Bruce Springsteen 4. Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller 5. Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy – Georgetown Chimes 6. Chicago Falcon – The Budos Band 7. Christmas In Hollis – Run-DMC 8. Cold Chicago – […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 2

More city songs! We’re going to be at this for awhile, actually. 1. Asheville/Crashville – Austin Lounge Lizards 2. Babylon – Clandestine/David Gray/Don McLean 3. Back To Tyrone – SixMileBridge 4. Baltimore – Eddie From Ohio/Milkshake 5. Bangkok/One Night In Bangkok – Murray Head (from “Chess”) 6. Battle Of Waterloo – Jim Malcolm 7. Beaumont […]

Friday random ten: In the city, part 1

I’ve done Random Ten lists based on songs with state names, but I haven’t done any based on city names. 1. Abilene – Yes 2. Albuquerque – Weird Al Yankovic 3. All The Way To Memphis – Mott the Hoople 4. Allentown – Billy Joel 5. Amsterdam – Asylum Street Spankers 6. Anahuac – Austin […]

Friday random ten – H-Town represent

Houston’s own The Suffers released their first album recently. They’ve been playing a relentless schedule of live gigs, and finally polished off the debut disc in the studio, thanks in part to a Kickstarter campaign? Who are The Suffers? I’m glad you asked. In honor of them and their march to musical domination, here are […]

Friday random ten – To the stars

Because Audrey got to watch “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with us last December, that’s why. 1. Science Fiction/Double Feature – from “Rocky Horror Picture Show” 2. Enterprise-Sulu Medley – Hi-Fidelity 3. The Saga Begins – Weird Al Yankovic 4. Star Wars – Moosebutter 5. Star Wars Medley – Lager […]

Friday random ten: Milestones

So I reached a round-number birthday today. See if you can guess which one. 1. Fifty Pounds – Eddie From Ohio 2. Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon 3. Forty or Fifty – Spin Doctors 4. Animal – 50 Foot Wave 5. I’m Old Enough – Lou Ann Barton 6. Old And […]

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 […]