Wednesday, August 31, 2016

“Guest” & “Host” Songs

I expected this post to include a lot more well-known songs than it actually does, but I was surprised to find that most of the "Guest" and "Host" titled songs out there – while thoroughly engaging in their own right – are by largely unknown artists. But the Beauty And The Beast song is here, so really what else do you need to know? Click, listen, and enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Beauty And The Beast Cast  ~  “Be Our Guest”




2)  Taylor Henderson  ~  “Host Of Angels”




3)  Marillion  ~  “The Uninvited Guest”




4)  Timber Timbre  ~  “Demon Host”




5)  Tristan Prettyman  ~  “Guest Check”  (I don't know about "Pretty man," but SHE sure has a pretty voice!)




6)  The Crocketts  ~  “Host”




7)   The Mountain Goats  ~  “House Guest”




8)  I’m The Hug  ~  “Perfect Host”




9)  Admiral Fallow  ~  “Guest Of The Government”




10)  Buckethead  ~  “Ghost Host”  (Yes, he wears a KFC-style chicken bucket on his head when he plays. Go figure! But he's an excellent guitarist, so who cares?)




11)  Leonard Cohen  ~  “The Guests”  (This gravel-voiced guy is one of the best lyricists/songwriters of all time. If you haven't heard of him, you should work on that right now.)




12)  Porter  ~  “Host Of A Ghost”




13)  Ásgeir  ~  “Summer Guest”




14)  Palm Reader  ~  “Noble Host”




15)  King Diamond  ~  “The Invisible Guests”




16)  Ráv Thomas  ~  “Like A Gameshow Host”


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Songs About Sneezing

What if I told you I could fill an entire post with songs devoted to the fine art of sneezing? Some about the actual act of sneezing, and some simply with the word "Sneezing" (or one of its forms) in the title? And what if I told you that these songs not only existed, but were all – surprisingly – enjoyable? Would you believe me? Find out for yourself!  ~  JH



1)  Tori Amos  ~  “Caught A Lite Sneeze”




2)  Ben Lee  ~  “Trying To Sneeze”




3)  Crash Test Dummies  ~  “Aching To Sneeze”




4)  Tonéx  ~  “Sneeze”




5)  VeggieTales  ~  “Sneeze If You Need To”




6)  argonaut&wasp  ~  “The Sneeze”




7)   Todd Congelliere  ~  “Sneeze”




8)  Stu Gardner / NGFOOT  ~  “Sneeze”




9)  Stone City Band  ~  “South American Sneeze”




10)  Ou  ~  “Destiny Sneezed”




11)  Emmett Elvin  ~  “Jupiter Sneezed”




12)  Rolf Fabian  ~  “Atishoo! Sneezed Hank W”




13)  Frank Wakefield  ~  “The Old Cat Sneezed”




14)  Dump Chip  ~  “Sneezing”




15)  Laura More  ~  “Sneezing”




16)  Focus  ~  “Sneezing Bull”




17)  Myo Awig  ~  “Sneezing Young”




18)  Mixxbowl  ~  “Sneezing Pigs”




19)  Meredith Willson And His Orchestra  ~  “Sneezing Violins”




20)  David Rivera  ~  “Flowers Sneezing”




21)  Screamin’ Jay Hawkins  ~  “Shut Your Mouth When You Sneeze”




22)  Sesame Street  ~  “The Sneeze Song”




23)  Chris Ronald  ~  “The Sneeze”




24)  Ciorras  ~  “The Expensive Sneeze”




25)  Cocteau Twins  ~  “Five Ten Fiftyfold”  (No, it doesn’t have any form of the word “Sneeze” in its title, but as much as the phrase is repeated throughout the song its title might as well be “Wheezing And Sneezing.”)


Monday, August 29, 2016

"Enjoy"-able Songs

I'm always imploring you, Dear Listener, to enjoy these posts. Well, this is one that you may, quite literally, enjoy, as it consists entirely of songs with the word "Enjoy" in their titles. Some are fairly well-known songs by well-known artists, others are much lesser-known songs by virtually unknown artists, and the rest fall somewhere in between. All have the distinct potential to be "enjoy"-able. So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  The Jacksons  ~  “Enjoy Yourself”




2)  John Anderson  ~  “I’ve Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand”




3)  Krewella  ~  “Enjoy The Ride”




4)  The Specials  ~  “Enjoy Yourself”




5)  hhanoi  ~  “Enjoy”




6)  Björk  ~  “Enjoy”




7)   Ernie Haase & Signature Sound  ~  “Are You Enjoying The Show?”




8)  Tim Knol  ~  “Enjoy The Spectacle”




9)  Lacuna Coil  ~  “Enjoy The Silence”




10)  Wham!  ~  “Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do?)”




11)  Unkle Adams  ~  “Enjoy Yourself”




12)  Morcheeba  ~  “Enjoy The Ride”




13)  Tortured Soul  ~  “Enjoy It Now”




14)  The New Regime  ~  “Enjoy The Bitterness”




15)  Melissa Otto  ~  “Enjoy The Sunshine”




16)  David Choi  ~  “Enjoy The View”




17)  And One  ~  “Enjoy The Unknown”




18)  B.J. Baker  ~  “I Enjoy Being A Girl”




19)  The Electric Prunes  ~  “Are You Lovin’ Me More (But Enjoying It Less)”




20)  eë  ~  “Enjoy”




21)  P.J. Pacifico  ~  “Enjoy”




22)  Eleve  ~  “Enjoy The Ride”




23)  Sasha  ~  “Enjoy The Ride”




24)  Vicci Martinez  ~  “Enjoy The Ride”




25)  D’Sound  ~  “Enjoy”


Friday, August 26, 2016

“Send” & “Receive” Songs

This one started off simply enough. I really like the newest Adele song and wanted to figure out a feasible way to include it in a post. This seemed like a logical choice, but I had no idea if I'd find enough "Receive" songs to balance out all the good "Send" ones I knew I'd find. Turns out it was possible! I hope you will (I think you will)...enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Adele  ~  “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”




2)  Brian Eno  ~  “No One Receiving”




3)  Scorpions  ~  “Send Me An Angel”




4)  XTC  ~  “Are You Receiving Me?”




5)  Rusted Root  ~  “Send Me On My Way”




6)  Guy Sebastian ft. Paulini  ~  “Receive The Power”




7)   Gladys Knight & B.B. King  ~  “Please Send Me Someone To Love”




8)  Morgan Page ft. Carnage & Candice Pillay  ~  “We Receive You”




9)  Journey  ~  “Send Her My Love”




10)  Israel Houghton  ~  “I Receive”




11)  Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, & Jonas Brothers  ~  “Send It On”




12)  Audrey Assad  ~  “Receive”




13)  Sam Cooke  ~  “For Sentimental Reasons / Send Me”




14)  Alanis Morissette  ~  “Receive”




15)  Celtic Woman  ~  “Send Me A Song”




16)  Junior Kelly  ~  “Receive”




17)  INXS  ~  “I Send A Message”




18)  World Overcomers Worship  ~  “Receive Me”




19)  Judy Collins ft. Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra  ~  “Send In The Clowns”




20)  Morissette  ~  “Take And Receive”




21)  Daryl Hall ft. Dirty Heads  ~  “Send Me”




22)  The Hollowed  ~  “Receiving Satellites”




23)  Dwight Yoakam & Patty Loveless  ~  “Send A Message To My Heart”




24)  Anakin  ~  “Send/Receive”




25)  Stevie Wonder  ~  “Send One Your Love”


Thursday, August 25, 2016

“Drive” Songs, Vol. 2

One last time behind the wheel and we leave this series in our dust. Okay, enough with the lame riding and driving analogies. Just enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  The Doors  ~  “Moonlight Drive”




2)  Alan Jackson  ~  “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”




3)  Melissa Etheridge  ~  “You Can Sleep While I Drive”




4)  Joe Bonamassa  ~  “Drive”




5)  The Cars  ~  “Drive”




6)  Joan Jett and the Blackhearts  ~  “You Drive Me Wild”




7)   Lee Brice  ~  “I Drive Your Truck”




8)  Ed Kowalczyk  ~  “Drive”




9)  Suzi Quatro  ~  “Back To The Drive”




10)  Sing Street Cast  ~  “Drive It Like You Stole It”




11)  Travis Tritt  ~  “Put Some Drive In Your Country”




12)  La Sera  ~  “Real Boy / Drive On”




13)  Four Year Strong  ~  “Just Drive”




14)  Bachman Turner Overdrive  ~  “Four Wheel Drive”




15)  Chely Wright  ~  “Shut Up And Drive”




16)  Bruce Springsteen  ~  “Drive All Night”




17)  Deftones  ~  “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)”




18)  Warpaint  ~  “Drive”




19)  Death Cab For Cutie  ~  “The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive”




20)  Sawyer Brown  ~  “Drive Me Wild”




21)  Alpines  ~  “Drive”




22)  Parachute  ~  “Drive You Home”




23)  Lera Lynn  ~  “Drive”




24)  Yanni  ~  “Drive”




25)  Britney Spears  ~  “(You Drive Me) Crazy”