Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Songs By Artists With Double Letters In Their Names

This is another one of those posts that started because I wanted to include a certain song, but couldn't think of a good-enough excuse to post it, and so I made up a somewhat-cockeyed-yet-rather-appropriate scheme that would allow me to post the song anyway, and I ended up being surprised at how well it all worked out and how many other quality songs also fit said scheme, resulting in a surprisingly successful post overall. And yes, I know that was a run-on sentence. Sue me! Long story short, this is a collection of songs by artists whose names (or band names) have repeated letters – or double letters – in them. For example, the triply double-lettered singer, Pharrell Williams, whose delightfully "Happy" song was the inspiration for this post and is therefore included within. Enjoy?  ~  JH

1)  Aaron Hall  ~  "I Miss You"

2)  Debbie Gibson  ~  "Lost In Your Eyes"

3)  Aloe Blacc  ~  "The Man"  (I don't know why the video description says "Explicit" – there's nothing offensive here…except perhaps the singer's "explicit" self-confidence. Ha, ha!)

4)  Addison Road  ~  "All That Matters"

5)  EELS  ~  "Saturday Morning"

6)  Biffy Clyro  ~  "Mountains"

7)  Maggie McClure  ~  "The Girl You Want To Be"

8)  Aaron Buchholz  ~  "Go Tell It On The Mountain"  (I know, this is sort of a Christmas song – but give me a break on this one. First off, the guy's got a phenomenally good voice and plays every single instrument here – flawlessly. Secondly, it's very difficult to find artists with "HH" somewhere in their names. This guy qualifies. So there!)

9)  Tedashii ft. Lecrae  ~  "Dum Dum"

10)  JJ Heller  ~  "Boat Song"

11)  Mikky Ekko  ~  "Kids"

12)  Pharrell Williams  ~  "Happy"

13)  Tammy Wynette  ~  "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad"

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14)  Kinnie Starr  ~  "Discovered"

15)  Foo Fighters  ~  "Everlong"

16)  Fiona Apple  ~  "Hot Knife"

17)  Saqqara Dogs  ~  "Greenwich Meantime"

18)  Carrie Underwood  ~  "Blown Away"

19)  Jessie J  ~ "Who You Are"

20)  Patty Smyth  ~  "No Mistakes"

21)  Vacuum  ~  "I Breathe"

22)  V V Brown  ~  "Shark In The Water"

23)  Skewwhiff  ~  "Gizmo"

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24)  The Fixx  ~  "One Thing Leads To Another"

25)  Mayya Yordanova  ~  "Pyasachna Sleda"  (NOTE: If you don't speak Slovak, you might not get much out of this one. Whatever she's singing about, it certainly sounds pretty!)

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26)  ZZ Top  ~  "I Gotsta Get Paid"

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Songs By Solo Artists With Four-Letter Names

Last but not least, here we have a collection of songs by artists with four letters in their names. This collection of 20 songs consists exclusive of solo artists. You suggested them. I added them. (Plus a few more.) If I missed any of your favorites, now that this miniseries is complete, you may now throw your barbs. Enjoy!  ~  JH

1)  P!nk  ~  "Trouble"

2)  Ozzy  ~  "Dreamer"  (Ozzy Osbourne doesn't often go by only his first name – not officially, at least. But for this song, he did – so I can technically include it here.)

3)  Enya  ~  "Amarantine" 

4)  Ne-Yo  ~  "One In A Million"

5)  Cher  ~  "Half Breed"

6)  Moby  ~  "In This World"

7)  T'Pau  ~  "Heart And Soul"

8)  Taco  ~  "Puttin' On The Ritz"

9)  Dido  ~  "White Flag"

10)  2Pac ft. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman  ~  "California Love"

11)  SOKO  ~  "I Thought I Was An Alien"

12)  Seal  ~  "Love's Divine"

13)  Lune  ~  "Girls With Bangs"

14)  Akon  ~  "Don't Matter"

15)  MIKA ft. Ariana Grande  ~  "Popular Song"

16)  RJD2  ~  "1976"

17)  Q-Tip ft. Norah Jones  ~  "Life Is Better"

18)  Beck  ~  "Girl"

19)  Zedd ft. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant  ~  "Find You"

20)  Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys  ~  "Empire State Of Mind"

Monday, April 28, 2014

Songs By Bands With Four-Letter Names, Vol. 2

Here's another entry in my latest series of posts which are, at least partly, your fault. (You know who you are.) Or to your credit. Depending on how well you like the songs within. Volume 2 consists of another 20 songs by bands with four letters in their names. If your favorite band/artist didn't make this list, perhaps it was in Volume 1. (If you missed that one, you can read it here. If you submitted a 4-letter solo artist (not a band), those will be in a third and final post, which is also on the horizon. Enjoy!  ~  JH

1)  Korn  ~  "Shoots And Ladders"

2)  Muse  ~  "Madness"

3)  t.A.T.u.  ~  "Sparks"

4)  Aqua  ~  "Cartoon Heroes"

5)  Tool  ~  "Vicarious"

6)  W.A.S.P.  ~  "I Wanna Be Somebody"

7)  SOiL  ~  "Halo"

8)  Chic  ~  "Le Freak"

9)   T-Rex  ~  "Children Of The Revolution"

10)  Cold  ~  "Wicked World"

11)  Live  ~  "Lightning Crashes"

12)  Ween  ~  "Push Th' Little Daisies"

13)  Hole  ~  "Malibu"

14)  Nero  ~  "Must Be The Feeling"

15)  MGMT  ~  "Your Life Is A Lie"

16)  Sade  ~  "By Your Side"

17)  Them  ~  "Gloria"

18)  Dada  ~  "Dizz Knee Land"

19)  Nena  ~  "99 Luftballons"

20)  SNAP!  ~  "The Power" 

Songs By Bands With Four-Letter Names, Vol. 1

And now we begin a series of posts that you helped me come up with last week. (You know who you are, I don't need to tag you all.) Volume 1 consists of 20 songs by bands with four letters in their names. No more, no less. If your favorite band/artist didn't make this list, just wait. Volume 2 is on the way. If you submitted a 4-letter solo artist (not a band), those will be in a separate post altogether – but it's coming too! So, be patient…and enjoy!  ~  JH

1)  Styx  ~  "Mr. Roboto"

2)  Poco  ~  "Call It Love"

3)  Toto  ~  "Africa"

4)  AC/DC  ~  "Back In Black"

5)  ABBA  ~  "Take A Chance On Me"

6)  KISS  ~  "Forever"

7)  RATT  ~  "Round And Round"

8)  UB40  ~  "Red, Red Wine"

9)  Rush  ~  "Tom Sawyer"

10)  Eels  ~  "Novocaine For The Soul"

11)  Bush  ~  "Swallowed"

12)  Blur  ~  "Girls And Boys"

13)  Asia  ~  "Heat Of The Moment"

14)  INXS  ~  "Beautiful Girl"

15)  Wham!  ~  "Everything She Wants"

16)  Cake  ~  "The Distance"

17)  Dope  ~  "Debonaire"

18)  Fuel  ~  "Innocent"

19)  GWAR  ~  "Sick Of You"

20)  Devo  ~  "Whip It"