Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“Ending” Songs, Vol. 2

Now we've finally reached the "Ending." This has been a fun six-part series for me. Hope you have enjoyed it, too!  ~  JH



1)  MIKA  ~  “Happy Ending”




2)  BarlowGirl  ~  “Beautiful Ending”




3)  Ben Lee  ~  “Love Me Like The World Is Ending”




4)  Death Cab For Cutie  ~  “A Movie Script Ending”




5)  Avril Lavigne  ~  “My Happy Ending”




6)  Admiral Radley  ~  “Ending Of Me”




7)  The Eternal  ~  “Means For An Ending”




8)  Joe Jackson & Elaine Caswell  ~  “Happy Ending”




9)  Matt and Kim  ~  “World Is Ending”




10)  Sevenview  ~  “Storybook Ending”




11)  Marksman Lloyd  ~  “Rewrite The Ending”




12)  CHVRCHES  ~  “Never Ending Circles”




13)  Too Close To Touch  ~  “Nerve Endings”




14)  David Wilcox  ~  “Start With The Ending”




15)  Silversun Pickups  ~  “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)”


Friday, May 27, 2016

“Ending” Songs, Vol. 1

And now we begin with the "Ending." I say "begin," because there's one more "Ending" after this. Until then, enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Elvis Presley  ~  “Happy Ending”




2)  Limahl  ~  “The NeverEnding Story”




3)  Sonata Arctica  ~  “As If The World Wasn’t Ending”




4)  Sugarland  ~  “Happy Ending”




5)  Jukebox The Ghost  ~  “Made For Ending”




6)  Mushroomhead  ~  “Embrace The Ending”




7)  Car Seat Headrest  ~  “The Ending Of Dramamine”




8)  Melissa Manchester  ~  “Happy Endings”




9)  New Found Glory  ~  “Ending In Tragedy”




10)  Cortex  ~  “Holy Ending”




11)  The Dodos  ~  “Goodbyes And Endings”




12)  Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty  ~  “Never Ending Song Of Love”




13)  The Magic Numbers  ~  “A Start With No Ending”




14)  White Denim  ~  “Cheer Up / Blues Ending”




15)  Colorblind  ~  “So This Is What My Ending Looks Like”




16)  Matilde Davoli  ~  “Summer Ending”




17)  Tears For Fears  ~  “Everybody Loves A Happy Ending”




18)  Better Than Ezra  ~  “Happy Endings”




19)  MONO INC.  ~  “Never-Ending Love Song”




20)  Ward Thomas  ~  “Footnotes (Happy Endings)”


Thursday, May 26, 2016

“Middle” Songs, Vol. 2

We're past the "Beginning," and now – with this post – we're done with the "Middle." All that's left is the "Ending." (Both of them, actually.) Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  for KING & COUNTRY  ~  “Middle Of Your Heart”




2)  China  ~  “Middle Of The Night”




3)  The Pretenders  ~  “Middle Of The Road”




4)  Tribal Theory  ~  “Stuck In The Middle”




5)  Bee Gees  ~  “Man In The Middle”




6)  Lilly Wood And The Prick  ~  “Middle Of The Night”




7)  Hot Hot Heat  ~  “Middle Of Nowhere”




8)  Black Country Communion  ~  “Man In The Middle”




9)  Natalie Imbruglia  ~  “Left Of The Middle”




10)  Bonnie Raitt  ~  “The Road’s My Middle Name”




11)  Our Lady Peace  ~  “Middle Of Yesterday”




12)  MIKA  ~  “Stuck In The Middle”  (The falsetto is strong with this one.)




13)  Priscilla Ahn  ~  “In A Closet In The Middle Of The Night”




14)  Ry Cooder  ~  “Smack Dab In The Middle”




15)  Vertical Horizon  ~  “The Middle Ground”


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

“Middle” Songs, Vol. 1

Time to bring this series to the "Middle." Here's the 1st "Middle" songs post. After the next "Middle," we'll head to the "Ending." Enjoy the journey!  ~  JH



1)  Jimmy Eat World  ~  “The Middle”




2)  Sabrina Carpenter  ~  “The Middle Of Starting Over”




3)  Diamond Rio  ~  “Meet In The Middle”




4)  Milow  ~  “Little In The Middle”




5)  Lucy Rose  ~  “Middle Of The Bed”




6)  Stryper  ~  “Caught In The Middle”




7)  Chloe Foy  ~  “In The Middle Of The Night”




8)  Stealers Wheel  ~  “Stuck In The Middle With You”




9)  Lily & Madeleine  ~  “In The Middle”




10)  The Replacements  ~  “I Hate Music / Stuck In The Middle”




11)  Brooke Annibale  ~  “Middle Of The Mess”




12)  Isaac Carree  ~  “The Middle”




13)  India.Arie  ~  “Caught In The Middle”




14)  Dishwalla  ~  “Somewhere In The Middle”




15)  Selena Gomez & The Scene  ~  “Middle Of Nowhere”




16)  William Beckett  ~  “Caught In The Middle”




17)  Betty Wright  ~  “In The Middle Of The Game”




18)  Sea Wolf  ~  “Middle Distance Runner”




19)  Fatine Thó  ~  “Middle Of The Night”




20)  Living Colour  ~  “Middle Man”


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"Beginning" Songs, Vol. 2

This is part 2 in a 6-part series featuring "Beginning," "Middle," and "Ending" songs. We began with "Beginning." We conclude the "Beginning" today. Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Brandi Carlile  ~  “Beginning To Feel The Years”




2)  Black Sabbath  ~  “End Of The Beginning”




3)  Osmond Brothers  ~  “Before The Beginning”  (I'm the only person I know who would follow up a Black Sabbath song with one by the Osmond Brothers. I'm #smh at my own self!)




4)  Natalie Cole  ~  “I’m Beginning To See The Light”  (Yeah, it's the same song as the first Ella Fitzgerald song in the previous post, but both ladies performed it so excellently, I couldn't decide which to exclude. Besides, Natalie Cole just passed away a few months ago and I hadn't had a chance to include her in any posts since then – to my knowledge, at least – and she was certainly overdue for a tribute.)




5)  Manfred Mann’s Earth Band  ~  “In The Beginning, Darkness”




6)  The Stills  ~  “In The Beginning”




7)  Bucks Fizz  ~  “New Beginning”




8)  Chicago  ~  “Beginnings”




9)  Finch  ~  “New Beginnings”




10)  Crystal Lewis  ~  “Beginning Again”




11)  Tyler Ward  ~  “Beginning Of A Bad Idea”




12)  Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark  ~  “The Beginning And The End”




13)  Kalafina  ~  “To The Beginning”  (I don’t understand a word they’re singing, but it’s kind of fantastic!)




14)  David Phelps  ~  “End Of The Beginning”




15)  The Living End  ~  “The Ending Is Just The Beginning”


Monday, May 23, 2016

"Beginning" Songs, Vol. 1

Life in general is full of beginnings and endings. We live most of our lives in the middle. In honor of that, or in spite of it, here begins a six-part miniseries featuring songs about the "Beginning," "Middle," and the "Ending." To begin, "Beginning" songs. Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Seal  ~  “The Beginning”




2)  Guster  ~  “Beginning Of The End”




3)  The Futureheads  ~  “The Beginning Of The Twist”




4)  Richard Marx & Donna Lewis  ~  “At The Beginning”




5)  Django Django  ~  “Beginning To Fade”




6)  The Decemberists  ~  “A Beginning Song”




7)  Snow Patrol  ~  “It’s Beginning To Get To Me”




8)  Ella Fitzgerald  ~  “I’m Beginning To See The Light / Ordinary Fool”




9)  Emerson, Lake, & Palmer  ~  “From The Beginning”




10)  One OK Rock  ~  “The Beginning”




11)  Emery  ~  “The Beginning”




12)  My Brightest Diamond  ~  “In The Beginning”




13)  Don McLean  ~  “Genesis (In The Beginning)”




14)  Europe  ~  “Just The Beginning”




15)  The Smashing Pumpkins  ~  “The End Is The Beginning Is The End”




16)  Tracy Chapman  ~  “New Beginning”




17)  Jason Becker  ~  “The End Of The Beginning”




18)  Cloverton  ~  “The End Is The Beginning”




19)  Steve Howe & Patrick Moraz  ~  “Beginnings”




20)  Elephant Revival  ~  “Remembering A Beginning”