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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 […]

Friday random ten: Gone too soon, part 5

Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four 1. Super Freak – Big Daddy (orig. Rick James, 1948-2004) 2. Just A Little Lovin’ – Dusty Springfield (1939-1999) 3. Suite of Old American Dances – Trinity University Wind Symphony (Dr. Eugene Carinci, 1952-2011) 4. Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell […]

Friday random ten: Gone too soon, part 4

May 31 is the anniversary of my grandfather’s death. Charles Kuffner, Sr (I’m Charles III) was only 55 when he died, three months after I was born, and next year is the 50th anniversary of his passing. My father wrote about it the other day on Facebook, and it got me to thinking about it, […]

Friday random ten: Sum sum summertime

After all the rain we’ve had here, we haven’t had any opportunities yet to complain about the heat. I suspect that’s about to end. 1. All Summer Long – The Beach Boys 2. Cruel Summer – Bananarama 3. Dirty Summer – Mother Falcon 4. In Summer – from “Frozen” 5. Our Last Summer – from […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 15

At long last, we bring this series to a close. 1. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – Carole King 2. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night) – Meat Loaf 3. Young Guns (Go for It!) – Wham! 4. Your Love Is (Love Song With Metaphor) – […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 14

On our penultimate list or parentheticals. 1. When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down) – Great Big Sea 2. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) – Paul Young 3. Why Do I Need You (When I’ve Got My Hand)? – Feo y Loco 4. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman – The Kinks […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 13

Lucky thirteen… 1. Touch Me (I Want Your Body) – Samantha Fox 2. TRACKS (TALL BODIES) – Chelsea Wolfe 3. Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) – Aretha Franklin 4. Waterfall (Psychedelic Teepee Twelve) – Wendy & Lisa 5. We Do What We’re Told (Milgram’s 37) – Peter Gabriel 6. […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 12

Twelve! Twelve lists of song names with parentheses in them! Ah ha ha! 1. Strangest Party (These Are The Times) – INXS 2. Sweet Dreams (Of You) – Patsy Cline 3. (Take A) Beetle To The Badlands – The Slip 4. Take Me (I’m Yours) – Bob deGrande 5. Tell Me (That Our Love’s Still […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 11

More great parentheticals coming right at you. 1. Remember (Walking In The Sand) – Aerosmith 2. Right Next Door (Because Of Me) – Robert Cray 3. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) – Bruce Springsteen 4. S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants) – 2 Guys N The Parque 5. Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) – Los Lobos 6. […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 10

Starting to get close to the end. 1. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) – Billy Joel 2. (Nothing But) Flowers – Talking Heads 3. Papa Come Quick (Jody And Chico) – Bonnie Raitt 4. Pony (It’s OK) – Erin McCarley 5. Prepare Ye (The Way Of The Lord) – from “Godspell” 6. Pride (In The Name […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 9

Ten more parenthetical songs for your Good Friday contemplation. 1. Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas) – Bing Crosby 2. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) – The Ramones 3. Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) – Billy Joel 4. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) – U2 5. Money (That’s What I […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 8

They keep making songs with parentheses in the titles, I keep writing about them. 1. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) – Katy Perry 2. Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) – John Mellencamp 3. Let’s Be Friends (Skin To Skin) – Bruce Springsteen 4. Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) – Queen 5. (The […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 7

Some real classic this week. 1. I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead (You Rascal You) – Asylum Street Spankers 2. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants 3. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) – Duke Ellington 4. It’s A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time) – Fishbone […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 6

We spring forward to more parenthetical songs. 1. I Was Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor (If You See My Saviour) – Michele Lanchester & Sweet Honey In The Rock 2. I Won’t Ever Go Drinking Again (?) – Squeeze 3. (I) Deck The Halls – Los Straitjackets 4. If You Love Me (You’ll […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 5

You know the drill by now… 1. Holy Lamb (Song For Harmonic Convergence) – Yes 2. HOOPS Yes! (FC Dallas) – The Polyphonic Spree 3. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor 4. I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) – The Cox Family 5. I Can’t Stand Up (For Falling […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 4

So many parenthetical songs. 1. Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds 2. Flashdance (What A Feeling) – Irene Cara 3. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) – Frank Sinatra with Count Basie 4. The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) – Ylvis 5. Further On (Up The Road) – Bruce Springsteen […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 3

More parentheses! So many more parentheses! 1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2 2. Come And I Will Sing You (The Twelve Apostles) – Great Big Sea 3. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) – Chic 4. The Deal (No Deal) – from “Chess” 5. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – Frankie Valli […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 2

More songs with parentheses. 1. But Still He Loved Her So (The Ballad Of Harry And Esther) – Sally Fingerett 2. By Cover of Night (Fire Fight) – Sebastien Grainger 3. California (There Is No End To Love) – U2 4. Can’t Stop My Heart From Loving You (The Rain Song) – Aaron Neville 5. […]

Friday random ten: Parenthetically speaking, part 1

Time for another set of theme lists. You know how some songs have an optional title, or extra words to the title, set apart in parentheses? Let’s go through the library and see what songs like that I have. 1. A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) – Ray Wylie Hubbard 2. Art […]

Friday random ten – Dance Party!

I mentioned Scalzi’s 80s dance party playlist a couple of Fridays ago, and also mentioned that it had some oversights on it. Well, no party lasts forever, so you have to cut it off somewhere. Be that as it may, what songs would I have included that Scalzi didn’t? Here are ten additions from my […]

Friday random ten: My year in music, part 3

Here’s Part One, and here’s Part Two. I hadn’t originally intended for there to be a Part 3, but there was enough music in that post-Christmas splurge to make it worthwhile, so here we go. 1. Diga Diga Doo – The Hot Club of Cowtown 2. Welcome To New York – Taylor Swift 3. It’s […]

Friday random ten: My year in music, part 2

Here’s Part One. These are some of the songs we got between July and December. 1. Problem – Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea 2. The Princess Who Saved Herself – Jonathan Coulton 3. Alienation’s For The Rich – They Might Be Giants 4. Count Me In – Dove Cameron 5. What I Like About You […]

Friday random ten: My year in music, part 1

Among other things, 2014 was a year in which I acquired a lot of music. Some of this was music I wanted and got for myself, but a lot of it was music that one or both girls asked for. There were enough new tunes that I’m going to break this up into two post, […]

Friday random ten: Aren’t the Cubs supposed to win the World Series this year?

So it’s the year 2015. You know, when Back To The Future 2 was set. I can’t quite wrap my mind around that, so here are some songs that speak to The Future and the kind of things we were supposed to have by now. 1. The Future Soon – Jonathan Coulton 2. Electric Car […]

Friday random ten: That was the year that was

The Texas Tribune does a weekly feature in which they sum up the preceding week as a Spotify playlist. Here’s my attempt to sum up some of the big news stories of this year using tunes from my library. 1. Funny Cigarette – Asylum Street Spankers. 2. American Land – Bruce Springsteen 3. There Is […]

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 – […]