Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The thirty-day song challenge

I found this meme via Terry Teachout. In repayment, I'll steal his formatting and follow his example by giving all answers now.

1. A song you like with a color in the title
Nat "King" Cole and his Trio and Stan Kenton and his Orchestra, "Orange Colored Sky" (Delugg/Stein)

2. A song you like with a number in the title
Caro Emerald, "One Day" (Schreurs/DeGiorgio)

3. A song that reminds you of summertime
Naked Eyes, "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" (Bacharach/David)

4. A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
Paula Cole, "I Am So Ordinary" (Cole)

5. A song that needs to be played loud
Sammy Davis Jr., "Talk to the Animals" (Bricusse)

6. A song that makes you want to dance
Smoove & Turrell, "Hard Work" (Watson/Turrell) (?)

7. A song to drive to
John Hiatt, "Memphis in the Meantime" (Hiatt)

8. A song about drugs or alcohol
James Taylor, "A Junkie's Lament" (Taylor)

9. A song that makes you happy
Art Brut, "Good Weekend" (Argos/Breyer/Catskilkin/Chinchilla/Feedback) (?)

10. A song that makes you sad
Karla Bonoff, "The Water Is Wide" (traditional)

11. A song that you never get tired of
The Beatles, "I Saw Her Standing There" (Lennon/McCartney)

12. A song that you love from 2011
Fountains of Wayne, "Acela" (Collingwood/Schlesinger)

13. One of your favorite Seventies songs
Robert Palmer, "Sailin' Shoes" (George)

14. A song that you would love played at your wedding
Frank Sinatra, "Around the World" (Adamson/Young)

15. A song that is a cover by another artist
Mason Jar Music featuring Gabriel Garzón-Montano, "You Can Make It If You Try" (Stewart)

16. One of your favorite songs from a movie
Keira Knightley, "A Step You Can't Take Back" (Alexander/Brisebois/Carney)

17. A song that features your favorite artist
James Taylor, "(I've Got To) Stop Thinkin' 'Bout That" (Kortchmar/Taylor)

18. A song from the year you were born
Tom Lehrer, "The Vatican Rag" (Lehrer)

19. A song that makes you think about life
Hem, "Not California" (Messé/Maurer)

20. A song that reminds you of your mom
Frank Sinatra, "Nancy (with the Laughing Face)" (Silvers/Van Heusen/Burke)

21. A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
Donald Fagen, "Maxine" (Fagen)

22. A song that motivates you
Todd Rundgren, "Drive" (Rundgren)

23. A song that you think everybody should listen to
Ben Folds and Nick Hornby, "Belinda" (Hornby/Folds)

24. A song by a band/group you wish were still together
The Beatles, "I've Just Seen a Face" (Lennon/McCartney)

25. A song by an artist no longer living
Ray Charles, "Smack Dab in the Middle" (Calhoun)

26. A song that makes you want to fall in love
Sting, "Fields of Gold" (Sting)

27. A song that breaks your heart
Lyle Lovett, "Nobody Knows Me" (Lovett)

28. A song by an artist with a voice that you love
Kelly Jones, "Subway Song" (Jones/Viola)

29. A song that you remember from your childhood
The Joe Cuba Sextet, "Bang! Bang!" (Cuba/Sabater)

30. A song that reminds you of yourself
Joni Mitchell, "The Last Time I Saw Richard" (Mitchell)

Full playlist here.

(I've made some changes since first posting this.)