Friday, May 25, 2018

Songs About California, Vol. 2

As promised, here's part 2 (of 2) featuring Songs About California. These are the ones by all the guys. I hope you will...enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Red Hot Chili Peppers  ~  “Dani California”




2)  The Beach Boys  ~  “California Girls”  (The first 3 minutes or so are where you’ll hear the song. The rest of the video is a rather halfhearted comedy routine that didn’t make me laugh even once. Maybe you’ll have better luck, though.)




3)  Weezer  ~  “California Kids”




4)  Rufus Wainwright  ~  “California”




5)  2Pac ft. Dr. Dre  ~  “California Love”




6)  Paper Tongues  ~  “Ride To California”




7)  Kings Of Leon  ~  “California Waiting”




8)  Delta Spirit  ~  “California”




9)  Eagles  ~  “Hotel California”




10)  Peace  ~  “California Daze”




11)  John Mayer  ~  “Queen Of California”




12)  Albert Hammond  ~  “It Never Rains In Southern California”




13)  Lenny Kravitz  ~  “California”




14)  The Airborne Toxic Event  ~  “California”




15)  R.E.M.  ~  “I Remember California”




16)  Carolina Liar  ~  “California Bound”




17)  Roy Orbison  ~  “California Blue” 




18)  Toad The Wet Sprocket  ~  “California Wasted”




19)  Ramones  ~  “California Sun”




20)  Shawn Mullins  ~  “California”




21)  Manfred Mann’s Earth Band  ~  “California”




22)  Phantom Planet  ~  “California”




23)  Big & Rich  ~  “California”




24)  Noah Gundersen  ~  “California”




25)  Vampire Weekend  ~  “California English”


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Songs About California, Vol. 1

I don't know why I thought of doing these posts (this is the first of two installments) featuring Songs About California, other than the fact that there has been a preponderance of quality tunes produced with our most populous state as the subject. This first set focuses primarily on songs by female artists. The second set will feature Cali songs by mostly guys or male-fronted bands. Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  The Mamas & The Papas  ~  “California Dreamin’”




2)  Mazzy Star  ~  “California”




3)  Katy Perry  ~  “California Gurls”




4)  Dzeko ft. Brynn Elliott  ~  “California”




5)  Tori Amos  ~  “California”




6)  Grimes  ~  “California”




7)  Melissa Etheridge  ~  “California”




8)  Amelia Lily  ~  “California”




9)  Joni Mitchell  ~  “California”




10)  Kina Grannis  ~  “California”




11)  Rihanna  ~  “California King Bed”




12)  Best Coast  ~  “California Nights”




13)  Belinda Carlisle  ~  “California”




14)  Beth Hart  ~  “My California”




15)  Gretchen Wilson  ~  “California Girls”




16)  Neko Case  ~  “In California”




17)  Tori Kelly ft. LL Cool J  ~  “California Lovers”




18)  Lilly Wood And The Prick  ~  “Where I Want To Be (California)”




19)  Tammy Wynette & George Jones  ~  “Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms / Southern California”




20)  Angel Olsen  ~  “California”




21)  Lesley Gore  ~  “California Nights”




22)  Stars  ~  “California, I Love That Name”




23)  Jo Dee Messina  ~  “Heads Carolina, Tails California”




24)  Tamar Kaprelian  ~  “California”




25)  Kate Earl  ~  “California”


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

“Right” & “Left” Songs, Vol. 2

Because I'm sure you've been waiting with bated breath...here's another set of "Right" and "Left" Songs for your listening enjoyment!  ~  JH



1)  Gossip  ~  “Move In The Right Direction”




2)  U2  ~  “Love Is All We Have Left”




3)  Joan Osborne  ~  “Right-Hand Man”




4)  Andrew Bird  ~  “Left-Handed Kisses”




5)  Billy Joel  ~  “She’s Right On Time”




6)  Tegan and Sara  ~  “I Won’t Be Left”




7)  Nathaniel Rateliff  ~  “Right On”




8)  Ariana Grande  ~  “No More Tears Left To Cry”




9)  James Morrison  ~  “Right By Your Side”




10)  Fiona Apple  ~  “Left Alone”




11)  Staind  ~  “Right Here”




12)  Sara Evans  ~  “All The Love You Left Me”




13)  Jess Moskaluke  ~  “Right When Ya Left”




14)  Richard Marx  ~  “One Thing Left To Do”




15)  Brenda Russell  ~  “So Good, So Right”




16)  Eric Clapton  ~  “Circus Left Town”




17)  Sara Groves  ~  “All Right Here”




18)  Pet Shop Boys  ~  “Left To My Own Devices”




19)  Anna Abreu  ~  “Right In Front Of You”




20)  Janet Devlin  ~  “Nothing Left To Hide”




21)  The Rolling Stones  ~  “Night Time Is The Right Time”




22)  Ria Mae  ~  “Since You Left Me”




23)  Jeremy Camp  ~  “Right Here”




24)  Heather Nova  ~  “You Left Me A Song”




25)  George Strait  ~  “Nobody In His Right Mind Would Have Left Her”


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Right" & "Left" Songs, Vol. 1

I haven't done any "opposites" posts in about a month. So why not compile a coupla sets of "Right" and "Left" Songs! Don't let the theme fool you – these songs aren't political in nature. They're just good songs. Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Maxine Nightingale  ~  “Right Back Where We Started From”



2)  Mat Kearney  ~  “Nothing Left To Lose”




3)  Melanie Fiona   ~  “Give It To Me Right”



4)  Imagine Dragons  ~  “Nothing Left To Say / Rocks”




5)  HAIM  ~  “Right Now”



6)  George Jones  ~  “The Right Left Hand”




7)  Macy Gray  ~  “She Ain’t Right For You”




8)  Daryl Hall & John Oates  ~  “Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid”



9)  The Script  ~  “It’s Not Right For You”




10)  Mickey Guyton  ~  “Better Than You Left Me”




11)  Graham Nash & David Crosby  ~  “Right Between The Eyes”



12)  Natalie Imbruglia  ~  “Left Of The Middle”




13)  Hawk Nelson ft. MDSN  ~  “Right Here With You”




14)  The Pretty Reckless  ~  “Nothing Left To Lose”




15)  Bubba Sparxxx ft. Rodney Atkins  ~  “Right”




16)  RaeLynn  ~  “If You Left It Up To Me”




17)  Eurythmics  ~  “Right By Your Side”




18)  Weezer  ~  “The World Has Turned And Left Me Here”




19)  Sarah Reeves  ~  “Right Where You Want Me”




20)  The Alan Parsons Project  ~  “Nothing Left To Lose”




21)  Ariana Grande ft. Childish Gambino  ~  “Break Your Heart Right Back”




22)  The Avett Brothers  ~  “Left On Laura, Left On Lisa”




23)  Sarah Jarosz  ~  “Book Of Right-On”




24)  Flume & Chet Faker  ~  “Left Alone”




25)  Grace Gaustad  ~  “Right Now”