Thursday, June 30, 2016

Songs About Curtains

Yet another mundane idea for a post that turned out to be quite delightful. In my opinion, at least. I may be biased. Whatever. Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Diana Krall ft. Steve Buscemi  ~  “When The Curtain Comes Down”




2)  Beirut  ~  “After The Curtain”




3)  Tori Amos  ~  “Curtain Call”




4)  Sum 41  ~  “Pull The Curtain”




5)  Rosi Golan  ~  “Curtain Call”




6)  Elton John  ~  “We All Fall In Love Sometimes / Curtains”




7)  Clare Bowen ft. Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  ~  “Curtain Call”




8)  Alan Jackson  ~  “A House With No Curtains”




9)  Danielle Ate The Sandwich  ~  “The Drawing Back Of Curtains”




10)  Matthew Mills  ~  “The Final Curtain”




11)  Bryan Rice ft. Julie  ~  “Curtain Call”




12)  Kevin Spacey  ~  “The Curtain Falls”




13)  Last Lynx  ~  “Curtains”




14)  Chronixx  ~  “Behind Curtain”




15)  Jessi Teich  ~  “The Curtain Call”




16)  Aiden Grimshaw  ~  “Curtain Call”




17)  Phish  ~  “The Curtain”




18)  Pigeon  ~  “Curtain Call”




19)  Billy Talent  ~  “Cut The Curtains”




20)  Timber Timbre  ~  “Curtains?!”


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Songs By People Named Hillary & Donald

For some strange reason, there's been a lot of talk about people named Hillary and Donald of late. Can't figure out why. Anyway, here's a bunch of songs by people who share their names. If you reach the end of the post, you might even hear "tunes" (that's putting it politely) by Hillary and Donald themselves. Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Hilary Duff  ~  “Chasing The Sun”




2)  Donald Fagen  ~  “New Frontier”




3)  HillaryJane  ~  “Chimneys”




4)  Donald  ~  “Over The Moon”




5)  Hilary  ~  “Kinetic”




6)  Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers  ~  “Encourage Yourself”




7)  Hillary Lindsey  ~  “This One’s For The Girls”




8)  Donald-D  ~  “Notorious”




9)  Hilary Hahn  ~  “Grand Caprice On Schubert’s Der Erlk├Ânig, Op. 26”




10)  Donald Malloy  ~  “Storms”




11)  Hillary Reynolds Band  ~  “Crossing The Line”




12)  Donald Rubinstein  ~  “Love Of Mine”




13)  Hillary Scott & The Scott Family  ~  “Thy Will”  (In case you were wondering, yes...that IS the "lady" from Lady Antebellum!)




14)  Donald Cumming  ~  “Game Of The Heart”




15)  Rachel Hillary  ~  “Hollow Soul”




16)  Donald Byrd  ~  “Blackbyrd”




17)  Celtic Woman ft. Lynn Hillary  ~  “My Lagan Love”




18)  Childish Gambino  ~  “So Into You”  (Birth name: Donald Glover)




19)  Hillary McBride  ~  “Brave”




20)  Donald Richards  ~  “Nevertheless I’m In Love With You / Tenement Symphony”




21)  Hillary Capps  ~  “Love Love Love”




22)  Donald O’Connor  ~  “Make ‘Em Laugh”




23)  Hilary Weeks  ~  “Beautiful Heartbreak”




24)  Don Henley  ~  “Heart Of The Matter”  (Birth name: Donald Hugh Henley)




25)  Hilary Pradia  ~  “Pretty Girl Anthem”




26)  Donald Brown  ~  “Take The A-Train”




27)  Hillary Keane  ~  “Klutz”




28)  Don McLean  ~  “Vincent”  (Birth name: Donald McLean III)




29)  Hillary Rodham Clinton & Rosie O’Donnell  ~  “The Telephone Hour”




30)   Saturday Night Live Cast ft. Donald J. Trump  ~  “Hotline Bling Parody”

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

“Should” & “Shouldn’t” Songs, Vol. 2

Part 2 of 2 of the "Should" & "Shouldn't" songs. Do you feel lectured yet? Well, keep listening and you just may. Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Tori Kelly  ~  “Should’ve Been Us”




2)  Buzzcocks  ~  “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)”





3)  Justin Bieber ft. Rascal Flatts  ~  “That Should Be Me”  (I usually steer clear of Bieber songs, but this one was pretty good…for once.)





4)  Metallica  ~  “The Thing That Should Not Be”  (“Shouldn’t”…”Should Not”…really, we’re splitting hairs here.)





5)  Sting  ~  “Why Should I Cry For You?”





6)  Cutting Crew  ~  “It Shouldn’t Take Too Long”





7)  Toby Keith  ~  “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”





8)  Brent Brown  ~  “I Shouldn’t Be Here”





9)  Lisa Loeb  ~  “Someone You Should Know”





10)   Sena Ehrhardt  ~  “Things You Shouldn’t Need To Know”





11)  The Mavericks  ~  “I Should Have Been True”





12)  Thompson Square  ~  “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About”





13)  The Beatles  ~  “Your Mother Should Know”





14)  Crossfire  ~  “The Things We Shouldn’t Say”





15)  Lee Ann Womack  ~  “Something Worth Leaving Behind / You Should Have Lied”





16)  George Strait  ~  “We Really Shouldn’t Be Doing This”





17)  The Clash  ~  “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”






18)  Nora Norman  ~  “Shouldn’t”





19)  Tim McGraw  ~  “Maybe We Should Just Sleep On It”





20)  Lee Broderick  ~  “It Shouldn’t Be Love”


Monday, June 27, 2016

"Should" & "Shouldn't" Songs, Vol. 1

Another "Opposites" post, apparently. One I actually haven't done before. Imagine that! Part 1 of 2 – a miniseries? Huge surprise there! Watch, now I'm going to say what I always say at the end...Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Jack White  ~  “I Guess I Should Go To Sleep”




2)  Fra Lippo Lippi  ~  “Shouldn’t Have To Be Like That”




3)  Nathaniel Rateliff  ~  “You Should’ve Seen The Other Guy”




4)  Mary Chapin Carpenter  ~  “Why Shouldn’t We”




5)  Depeche Mode  ~  “Should Be Higher”




6)  Wilco  ~  “Shouldn’t Be Ashamed”




7)  Taylor Swift  ~  “Should’ve Said No”




8)  The Tourist Company  ~  “Shouldn’t Believe”




9)  Andy Grammer  ~  “You Should Know Better”




10)  Ira Losco  ~  “Shouldn’t Have To Bother”




11)  Debbie Gibson  ~  “Should’ve Been The One”




12)  Toby Keith  ~  “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This”




13)  Kylie Minogue  ~  “I Should Be So Lucky”




14)  Plug In Stereo  ~  “Everything I Shouldn’t Say”




15)  Blondie  ~  “A Girl Should Know Better”




16)  Young Chinese Dogs  ~  “Shouldn’t Be Missing”




17)  Elton John & Leon Russell  ~  “I Should Have Sent Roses”




18)  Rosemary Clooney  ~  “Why Shouldn’t I?”




19)  The Marshall Tucker Band  ~  “I Should Have Never Started Loving You”




20)  All-Star Group  ~  “Love Shouldn’t Hurt”  (In case you’re curious, the All-Star Group’s lineup consists of All-4-One, Michael Bolton, Olivia Newton-John, Jordan Hill, Tamia, Stephen Stills, Chris Stills, Bobby Caldwell, Stephen Bishop, Richard Stites, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson, Laura Davis, Gregory Curtis, Owen Elliott, and Emmanuel Officer.)


Friday, June 24, 2016

"Beach" Songs

It's summer. Beach season. So...there's these songs. Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Owl City  ~  “Umbrella Beach”




2)  Django Django  ~  “Life’s A Beach”




3)  San Cisco  ~  “Beach”




4)  Mike & The Mechanics  ~  “A Beggar On A Beach Of Gold”




5)  The Drifters  ~  “Down On The Beach Tonight”




6)  Rod Stewart  ~  “Brighton Beach”




7)  The Avett Brothers  ~  “At The Beach”




8)  Israel Kamakawiwo’ole  ~  “White Sandy Beach Of Hawai’i”




9)  Elvis Presley  ~  “Beach Shack”




10)  Niki & The Dove  ~  “The Beach”




11)  a-ha  ~  “Memorial Beach”




12)  Palma Violets  ~  “Girl, You Couldn’t Do Much Better On The Beach”




13)  Blake Shelton  ~  “Some Beach”




14)  Ramones  ~  “Rockaway Beach”




15)  Wavves  ~  “King Of The Beach”




16)  Survival Reggae  ~  “Bondi Beach”




17)  The Go-Go’s  ~  “Beatnik Beach”




18)  STRFKR  ~  “Beach Monster”




19)  Chris Rea  ~  “On The Beach”




20)  Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts  ~  “Beach Pop”




21)  Cliff Richard  ~  “On The Beach”




22)  The Growlers  ~  “Beach Rats”




23)  Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds  ~  “(Stranded On) The Wrong Beach”




24)  Martha & The Muffins  ~  “Echo Beach”




25)  Jane’s Addiction  ~  “Up The Beach”





BONUS TRACK:  The Avett Brothers  ~  “If It’s The Beaches”  (What do you do when you have two Avett Brothers songs that are way too good to exclude one? You include both, of course. Thus, this bonus track…)