Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Songs About Praying, Vol. 2

Here's another rousing set of Songs About Prayer. If you liked yesterday's songs, you'll probably like these, too (some true classics here). And the set after that. And the set after that. Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Bon Jovi  ~  “Livin’ On A Prayer”




2)  MC Hammer  ~  “Pray”




3)  Keith & Kristyn Getty ft. Moya Brennan  ~  “A Mother’s Prayer”




4)  Zakk Wylde  ~  “Lost Prayer”




5)  Aretha Franklin  ~  “I Say A Little Prayer”




6)  Cliff Richard  ~  “The Millennium Prayer”




7)  Lee Hazlewood  ~  “Pray Them Bars Away”




8)  CeCe Winans  ~  “Pray”




9)  Adelitas Way  ~  “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)”




10)  Bebe Rexha  ~  “Pray”




11)  Chris Stapleton  ~  “Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore”




12)  Rebecca St. James  ~  “Pray”




13)  Bishop Briggs  ~  “Pray (Empty Gun)”




14)  John Denver  ~  “Poems, Prayers, And Promises”




15)  Saosin  ~  “Control And The Urge To Pray”




16)  Calvin Harris ft. HAIM  ~  “Pray To God”




17)  Jon McLaughlin  ~  “Praying To The Wrong God”




18)  Carrie Underwood  ~  “Praying For Time”




19)  Lecrae  ~  “Prayin’ For You”




20)  Alison Krauss & Union Station  ~  “Down To The River To Pray”


Monday, September 18, 2017

Songs About Praying, Vol. 1

Here begins the first in a four-part series featuring Songs About Praying. Some of the prayers herein are literal, while some are figurative. Some are by Christian artists, and some are by "secular" artists. In other words, these songs completely run the gamut. I hope you will...enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Kesha  ~  “Praying”




2)  Sanctus Real  ~  “Pray”




3)  Duran Duran  ~  “Save A Prayer”





4)  Regina Spektor  ~  “The Prayer Of Fran├žois Villon”




5)  Blaenavon  ~  “Let’s Pray”




6)  Metal Church  ~  “Watch The Children Pray”




7)  Alison Krauss & Union Station  ~  “A Living Prayer”




8)  Michael Franti & Spearhead  ~  “Pray For Grace”




9)  Ron Sexsmith  ~  “Too Late For Praying”




10)  Nneka  ~  “Pray For You”




11)  Petra  ~  “Prayer”




12)  Rick Astley  ~  “Pray With Me”




13)  Pure Bathing Culture  ~  “Pray For Rain”




14)  Big & Rich  ~  “That’s Why I Pray”




15)  The Katinas  ~  “Praying For You”




16)  Laura Marling  ~  “Pray For Me”




17)  All-4-One  ~  “I Prayed 4 U”




18)  Kodaline  ~  “Pray”




19)  Haelos  ~  “Pray”




20)  Steve Vai  ~  “Whispering A Prayer”


Friday, September 15, 2017

Songs About Hollering

Sometimes you just feel like hollering. (Or yelling, for you folks who aren’t from around here.) For all the times when you just feel like raising your voice in a screaming fashion, there’s these songs. Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Spice Girls  ~  “Holler”




2)  Randy Travis & Josh Turner  ~  “Deeper Than The Holler”  (Okay, so this one’s not actually *about* hollering. But it’s such a good song that its exclusion from this post would be a crying shame.)




3)  Honey Mustard  ~  “Holler On”




4)  Marvin Gaye  ~  “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”




5)  Baha Men  ~  “Holla”




6)  Hayes Carll  ~  “Stomp And Holler”




7)  Girls’ Generation  ~  “Holler”  (Because this post – and this blog in general – was suffering a severe deficit of K-Pop songs, there’s this…)




8)  Blue October  ~  “Holler”




9)  Coco Jones  ~  “Holla At The DJ”




10)  The Lost Trailers  ~  “Holler Back”




11)  Social Studies  ~  “Holler Boys”




12)  Taj Mahal  ~  “Strong Man Holler”




13)  Gwen Stefani  ~  “Hollaback Girl”




14)  Johnny Russell  ~  “The Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp”  (Nope, not *about* hollering, either. I guess maybe the word “about” in the title of the post should be a bit loosely defined this time around.)




15)  Trin-I-Tee 5:7 ft. J. Moss  ~  “Holla”




16)  John Prine  ~  “Quit Hollerin’ At Me”




17)  Adrienne Young & The Old Faithful  ~  “Hills And Hollers”




18)  Jalen N’Gonda  ~  “Holler (When You Call My Name)”




19)  Dawn and Hawkes  ~  “Holler”




20)  2Pac  ~  “Holler If Ya Hear Me”




21)  European Theater  ~  “The Heart She Hollered”




22)  Dead Sons  ~  “Hollers And The Hymns”




23)  The Shook Twins  ~  “Holler It Down”




24)  Leo “Bud” Welch  ~  “Girl In The Holler”




25)  Rebecca & Fiona  ~  “Holler”  (The Swedes were jealous of the K-Pop entry in this post, so they had to get in on the fun, too. Another Swedish girl group almost made the cut, too, but not enough slots were available.)


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Songs About Being Surrounded

You ever feel like you're completely surrounded, with no way of escape? Yeah? These songs totally get that. They've been there. They ARE there. Good luck, Houdini. And enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Chantal Kreviazuk  ~  “Surrounded”




2)  Dream Theater  ~  “Surrounded”




3)  Eisley  ~  “They All Surrounded Me”




4)  Hooray For Earth  ~  “Surrounded By Your Friends”




5)  Echosmith  ~  “Surround You”




6)  The Soundtrack Of Our Lives  ~  “Sister Surround”




7)  Erland & The Shelter  ~  “Surrounded”




8)  BT & Aqualung  ~  “Surrounded”




9)  Julia Holter  ~  “Horns Surrounding Me”




10)  Scott Stapp  ~  “Surround Me”




11)  Delta Rae  ~  “Surrounded”




12)  Erasure  ~  “You Surround Me”




13)  Cilla Black  ~  “Surround Yourself With Sorrow”




14)  Bebo Norman  ~  “You Surround Me”




15)  Craig Finn  ~  “Sarah, I’m Surrounded”




16)  Amon Duul II  ~  “Surrounded By The Stars”




17)  The Chills  ~  “Surrounded”




18)  Ryan Hemsworth ft. Kotomi & DOSS  ~  “Surrounded”




19)  Evermore  ~  “Light Surrounding You”




20)  Charly McClain  ~  “Surround Me With Love”




21)  Julien-K  ~  “Surrounded By Cowards”




22)  Noughts And Exes  ~  “Surrounded”




23)  Geoff Moore  ~  “Surrounded”




24)  The Boxer Rebellion  ~  “We Have This Place Surrounded”




25)  Overtone  ~  “Surrounded”


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

“Taboo” Songs

Here's a bunch of "Taboo" Songs for your listening pleasure. No, there's nothing to be found here that's prohibited or restricted by social custom. Nothing forbidden, illegal, illicit, unmentionable, or unspeakable, either. Nonetheless, the word "taboo" – which, of course, means what all of the aforementioned terms and phrases describe – does appear in the title of each tune. Enjoy?  ~  JH



1)  September  ~  “Taboo”




2)  Santana ft. Derek Trucks  ~  “Taboo / The Calling”




3)  There Is No Mountain  ~  “Wave Of Taboo”




4)  CocoRosie  ~  “Smokey Taboo”




5)  Karne Murta  ~  “Swingin’ Taboo”




6)  Bloom Twins  ~  “Taboo”




7)  Alena Toymintseva  ~  “Taboo To Love”




8)  Don Omar  ~  “Taboo”




9)  Good Lovelies  ~  “Taboo”




10)  Dinah Shore  ~  “Is It Taboo?”




11)  Arthur Lyman Group  ~  “Taboo”




12)  Hannah Trigwell  ~  “Taboo”




13)  Jimi Sobara  ~  “Taboo”




14)  Emma van Heyn  ~  “Taboo”




15)  White Heart  ~  “No Taboo”




16)  Phy  ~  “Taboo”




17)  Flamingods  ~  “Taboo Groves”




18)  Sade  ~  “The Sweetest Taboo”




19)  Hugh Cornwell  ~  “Totem & Taboo”




20)  Connie Francis  ~  “Taboo”




21)  House Of Wallenberg ft. Ari Up  ~  “Sunshine Taboo”




22)  Sandra  ~  “No Taboo”




23)  Palladium Electric Band  ~  “Taboo”




24)  Tristan Prettyman  ~  “Taboo”




25)  Black Sugar Transmission  ~  “Taboo”