Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Paper" Songs

Remember that "Rock," "Paper," "Scissors" miniseries I started yesterday? Yeah? Well, this is the second installment of it, a collection of songs with the word "Paper" in their titles. Enjoy!  ~  JH

1)  John Mellencamp  ~  "Paper In Fire"

2)  Tori Kelly  ~  "Paper Hearts"

3)  Underoath  ~  "Paper Lung"

4)  Fiona Apple  ~  "Paper Bag"

5)  Green Day  ~  "Paper Lantern"

6)  Joey + Rory  ~  "Paper Roses"

7)  Blind Melon  ~  "Paper Scratcher"

8)  Lisa Hannigan  ~  "Paper House"

9)  The Swell Season  ~  "Paper Cup"

10)  Corinne Bailey Rae  ~  "Paper Dolls"

11)  Def Leppard  ~  "Paper Sun"

12)  Fleetwood Mac  ~  "Paper Doll"

13)  Stone Temple Pilots  ~  "Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart"

14)  Heather Nova  ~  "Paper Cup"

15)  Emma Pollock  ~  "Paper And Glue"

Songs About Rainbows

I'm seeing a lot of rainbow-tinted images on social media these days. Wonder what that's all about? [Shrugs shoulders.] Well, anyway, all these colors reminded me that there have been quite a few good songs written on the subject of rainbows. More so than even I knew, as I would soon discover. Here's a collection of the best ones I could find. I'm pretty sure they're all completely unrelated to...whatever these current rainbow images are supposed to mean. ;)  ~  JH

1)  Passenger  ~  "Rainbows"

2)  Tilly and the Wall  ~  "Rainbows In The Dark"

3)  Elvis Presley  ~  "Pocketful Of Rainbows"

4)  Sheena Easton  ~  "Follow My Rainbow"  (SPOILER ALERT: Sheena dies in the end!)

5)  Mandy Patinkin  ~  "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"

6)  Dean Martin & Vikki Carr  ~  "Rainbows Are Back In Style"

7)  Kermit The Frog  ~  "The Rainbow Connection"

8)  Judy Garland  ~  "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"

9)  Gogol Bordello  ~  "The Other Side Of Rainbow"

10)  Oh Land  ~  "Rainbow"

11)  Robert Plant  ~  "Rainbow"

12)  Kacey Musgraves  ~  "Rainbow"

13)  Alan Jackson  ~  "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow"

14)  St. Vincent ft. Andrew Bird  ~  "Black Rainbow"

15)  The Marshall Tucker Band  ~  "Searching For A Rainbow"

16)  Ann Sothern  ~  "Where's That Rainbow?"

17)  Helmet  ~  "Wilma's Rainbow"

18)  Meja  ~  "Rainbow"

19)  Ziggy Marley  ~  "Rainbow In The Sky"

20)  Dio  ~  "Rainbow In The Dark"

21)  America  ~  "Rainbow Song"

22)  Aretha Franklin  ~  "Look To The Rainbow"

23)  Johnny Cash ft. Waylon Jennings  ~  "Here Comes That Rainbow Again"

24)  UB40  ~  "Rainbow Nation"

25)  Jimmy Fallon (as Jim Morrison)  ~  "Reading Rainbow Theme Song"

BONUS TRACK:  Carpenters  ~  "I Won't Last A Day Without You"  (This song doesn't have "Rainbow" in its title, but the word plays an integral part in the chorus. Besides, I love the Carpenters, so there ya go…)

Monday, June 29, 2015

"Rock" Songs

This post begins a three-part miniseries – not nearly epic enough to call it a "trilogy – featuring songs with "Rock," "Paper," and "Scissors" in their titles. First up, obviously, are "Rock" songs. Enjoy?  ~  JH

1)  Joe Diffie  ~  "Third Rock From The Sun"

2)  Sade  ~  "Lovers' Rock"

3)  O.A.R.  ~  "Black Rock"

4)  Lisa Hannigan  ~  "An Ocean And A Rock"

5)  Babyface  ~  "Rock Bottom"

6)  Jamiroquai  ~  "Rock Dust Light Star"

7)  Allison Durham Speer  ~  "Upon This Rock"

8)  Simon & Garfunkel  ~  "I Am A Rock"

9)  The Music Man Cast  ~  "Rock Island"

10)  Keri Hilson  ~  "Pretty Girl Rock"

11)  The Rolling Stones  ~  "Rock And A Hard Place"

12)  Def Leppard  ~  "Rock Of Ages"

13)  Queen  ~  "We Will Rock You"

14)  Oak Ridge Boys  ~  "Lead Me To That Rock"

15)  Michael Jackson  ~  "Rock With You"

16)  RUN-DMC  ~  "King Of Rock"

17)  The Clash  ~  "Rock The Casbah"

18)  Gaither Homecoming ft. Vestal Goodman & The Martins  ~  "Rock Of Ages"

19)  Falco  ~  "Rock Me Amadeus"

20)  The Smashing Pumpkins  ~  "Cherub Rock"

Friday, June 26, 2015

Songs With Asian Capitals In Their Titles

A few weeks ago, I did a collection of songs with the names of European capital cities in their titles. Asia got jealous, so this happened. Enjoy?  ~  JH

1)  Kate Bush  ~  "Kashka From Baghdad"

2)  Murray Head  ~  "One Night In Bangkok"

3)  Patrick Watson  ~  "Beijing"

4)  Rick Springfield  ~  "Honeymoon In Beirut"

5)  The Cure  ~  "Fire In Cairo"

6)  Big Country  ~  "Driving To Damascus"

7)  Matisyahu  ~  "Jerusalem (Out Of Darkness Comes Light)"

8)  The Mountain Goats  ~  "Downtown Seoul"

9)  65DAYSOFSTATIC  ~  "Taipei"

10)  Owl City ft. Sekai No Owari  ~  "Tokyo"

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"Crush"-ing Songs

Here's a bunch of songs with the word "Crush" in their titles. No, it's not an "Opposites" post. It's just an entertaining collection of tunes (hopefully entertaining). Nothing more, nothing less. Enjoy!  ~  JH

1)  Paramore  ~  "crushcrushcrush"

2)  Daft Punk ft. Julian Casablancas  ~  "Instant Crush"

3)  Obama Girl  ~  "I Got A Crush On…Obama"

4)  R.E.M.  ~  "Orange Crush"

5)  The Jets  ~  "Crush On You"

6)  David Archuleta  ~  "Crush"

7)  Rosette  ~  "Crushed"

8)  Dave Matthews Band  ~  "Crush"

9)  Jennifer Paige  ~  "Crush"

10)  Punch Brothers  ~  "Packt Like Sardines In A Crush'd Tin Box"

11)  Taryn Southern  ~  "Crush"

12)  Megadeth  ~  "Crush 'Em"

13)  Ballet School  ~  "Crush"

14)  Paul van Dyk  ~  "Crush"

15)  Linda Ronstadt  ~  "I've Got A Crush On You"

16)  Darren Hayes  ~  "Crush (1980 Me)"

17)  Zhan√©  ~  "Crush"

18)  Outshyne  ~  "Moonlight Crush"

19)  Natalie Imbruglia  ~  "Instant Crush"

20)  Lulu Lewe  ~  "Crush"

21)  R.E.M.  ~  "Crush With Eyeliner"

22)  Little Big Town  ~  "Girl Crush"

23)  Mandy Moore  ~  "Crush"

24)  O.M.D.  ~  "Crush"

25)  Cocteau Twins  ~  "Crushed"

More Songs By Artists With Names Of The First 10 People Who "Liked" My Facebook Status

This isn't the first time I've done a gimmicky post like this (it's the second time), and it probably won't be the last either. For those lucky 10 (well, 11) of you who responded, these songs are for you. For everybody else, these songs are not for you, but feel free to enjoy them vicariously through others!  ~  JH

1)  David Hasselhoff  ~  "True Survivor"  (David H., your prize is a song by the one and only "The Hoff"! You lucky dog, you!)

2)  Ruth Lorenzo  ~  "Dancing In The Rain"  (Mrs. Ruth, I don't understand all of what this lady's singing during the verses, but it sure does sound pretty, doesn't it?)

3)  Jan Howard  ~  "I Never Once Stopped Loving You"  (Jan, this one was challenging. A lot of European artists with the name Jan are guys – probably pronounced YON. But eventually I found you a lady singer. Enjoy?)

4)  Penny McLean  ~  "Lady Bump"  (Did I promise anywhere here that the songs I picked would be good? Because this one kind of isn't…on any level. But it's disco. And no one else's song is – so you should feel special, Penny! Or something like that…)

5)  Lauren Daigle  ~  "Trust In You"  (I had to chase that last "song" with one of actual quality – and this one IS! This particular Lauren is one of my new favorite Christian artists!)

6)  David Crowder*Band  ~  "How He Loves"  (Back-to-back favorites here. I must like you or something, cousin David!)

7)  Martina McBride  ~  "How Far"  (Was there really any other Martina that I was going to include here? Not a chance! Hope you like it, Martina-that-I-know!)

8)  Racheal GreyCloud  ~  "Talk To Me In Touch"  (Yours is an unusual spelling of the name, Racheal, so this was a tough one, too. But I found one, by Jove!)

9)  Don Omar ft. Lucenzo  ~  "Danza Kuduro"  (Because you're my best bud, Don, I know I can get away with posting this crappy song which inexplicably has nearly 700 million views on YouTube. I have no idea what the lyrics mean – they could be explicit as all-get-out for all I know, but here it is anyway.)

10)  Kevin Fowler  ~  "Beer Season"  (Kevin W., this one was a no-brainer. You like beer, and here's a whole song about it. Sorry it's a country song…but still.)

11)  BONUS TRACK:  Jason Bonham Band  ~  "Wait For You"  (Jason M., you were a tad tardy in joining the "Like" party, but because we share the awesomest first name ever, I'm cutting you some slack and giving you the "bonus track." You're welcome.)