Saturday, May 17, 2008


Words and music (my only tools)
-Mother Love Bone, Man of Golden Words

For a long time now I've been posting lyrics and thoughts about songs and artists that I enjoy. Whether this is of much interest to readers or not I am unsure, yet it does provide me at least a half dozen hits a day from search engines and a few links from other sites, so it is useful from a business sense.

The series started after I listened to the song The Music Must Change by the Who while in the car going somewhere. The music was so well done, the song so well engineered, the lyrics so interesting that I wanted to write about it. It seemed like something I could do as an extended series, and so far it's been going on for years now, adding an occasional song as I notice them or remember one. I even wrote about an entire album by the Alan Parsons Project.

At one point I had the songs tied together in an online website called Fine Tune, but I was unable to fit all the songs into the list after a while and some were just not available on their service. For a time I had a module that would play the songs so you could listen while you read, but I think I was the only one that used it and I became concerned that it was slowing down the page load, so I took it down.

There's been quite a few over the years, and I wanted to have them easier to access, so here is the compiled list of all the songs in one spot, for convenience's sake. If you see a song here you don't know or are unfamiliar with, I strongly recommend you run it down and listen, they're well worth the time.

The Music Must Change - The Who
Remember the Heroes - Sammy Hagar
AM Radio - Everclear
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
Solitary Man - Neil Diamond
The Thing - Phil Harris
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
I Still Believe - The Call
What Am I Living For? - Mark-Almond Band
Amazing Grace - John Newton
Jack and Jill - Louis Jordan
Friends of Mr Cairo - Jon and Vangelis
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Mad About You - Sting
Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Sunday Morning Coming Down - Kris Kristofferson
Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills, and Nash
One - Metallica
North Country Girl - Pete Townshend
Flakes - Frank Zappa
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Christmas Songs top 5:
#5 Wexford Carol - traditional
#4 A Baby Just Like You - Frank Sinatra
#3 Joy To The World - Isaac Watts
#2 Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Charles Wesley
#1 Silent Night - Josef Mohr
Forty Years - Joe Jackson
Trust - Megadeth
The Prophet's Song - Queen
Black Blade - Blue Oyster Cult
Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Alan Parsons Project
Wonderful - Everclear
(Tell Me Why) I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
The Living Years - Mike and the Mechanics
Beyond Belief - Elvis Costello
The Hallelujah Chorus - Georg Frederick Handel
Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James
Marble Halls - Enya
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
Big Rock Candy Mountain - Harry McClintock
Cosmik Debris - Frank Zappa
Murder - David Gilmour
Alabama Medley - Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young
Suite Madame Blue - Styx
Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp
Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie
She Supports Her Man - Paul Overstreet
Walk Like a Man - Bruce Springsteen
Muddy Water - Johnny Rivers
Get Over It - The Eagles
In The Gallery - Dire Straits
The Streets of Laredo - Francis Maynard
Everybody Needs A Friend - Mark-Almond Band
Spike - Tom Petty
A Man I'll Never Be - Boston
Magic Power - Triumph
Memphis, Tennessee - Chuck Berry
Even in the Quietest Moments - Supertramp
I Saw It On TV - John Fogerty
Wife And Kids - Kenny Chesney
The First Baptist Bar and Grill - Tim Wilson
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Longfellow and Calkin
Leaving Me Now - Level 42
It Is Well With My Soul - Horatio Spafford
A Quitter Never Wins - Tinsley Ellis
American Soldier - Toby Keith
Home Again - Queensrÿche
Anybody Listening - Queensrÿche
What It Takes - Aerosmith
Black Man - Stevie Wonder
Radar Love - Golden Earring
Turn of the Century - Yes
Cool Change - Little River Band
Honey - Roger Miller
California Uber Alles - Dead Kennedys
Holiday In Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
Honesty - Billy Joel
This Is The Time - Billy Joel
Against The Wind - Bob Seger
Dreams I'll Never See - Molly Hatchet
Green Grass and High Tides - The Outlaws
City Of New Orleans - Steve Goodman
'39 - Queen
Pearl, Pearl, Pearl - Flatt & Scruggs
Rock And Roll Fantasy - The Kinks
Celluloid Heroes - The Kinks
I've Gotta Be Me - Sammy Davis jr
Concerto No 3 in C Minor, Opus 78 - Camile Saint-Saens
Still Loving You - Scorpions
Where No One Stands Alone - Peasall Sisters
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke - Tex Williams
Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
Love Bites - Def Leppard
There Is A Reason - Alison Krauss and Union Station
Where Were You? - Alan Jackson
I Know You Got Another Man - Paul DeLay Band
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Pretty Little Miss (Down In The Garden) - Ralph Stanley
Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
Fancy - Reba McEntire
I Am The Ride - Chris Smither
One More For My Baby - Frank Sinatra
I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash
Good Hearted Woman - Waylon Jennings
2112, Side One - Rush
Through My Veins - Asia
Jet City Woman - Queensrÿche
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
Government Cheese - The Rainmakers
Awaken - Yes
Brilliant Disguise - Bruce Springsteen
The Wall - Kansas
Darkness, Darkness - The Youngbloods
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Man In The Wilderness - Styx
At 30,000 Feet - Queensrÿche
Sad Lisa - Cat Stevens
The End of the Line - Offspring
The Load Out/Stay - Jackson Brown
Walking On A Thin Line - Hey Louis and the News
Middle of the Road - The Pretenders
Peace of Mind - Boston

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow a fantastic list!... I don't know them all but I know a majority of them...I prefer Chris Isaak's Solitary Man to Neil Diamond's.