John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
jheaton

  • Mood:
  • Music:

A twist on the meme

The A to Z movies meme was fun, especially on those letters for which there wasn't an obvious choice. And the beautiful thing about the A to Z concept is that it can be applied to almost anything.

  • All My Loving (The Beatles) - Listening to their performance of this on the Ed Sullivan show, it's not wonder to me they were an instant smash.
  • Beyond The Sea (Bobby Darin) - Is there a classier singer than Bobby D?
  • City Of New Orleans (Arlo Guthrie) - The Seldom Scene did a bluegrass cover of this that's just as good as the original.
  • Dear God (XTC) - When the local alt-rock station played a rap remake of this song a few years ago, I was so offended that I stopped listening to the station cold turkey.
  • Earn Enough For Us (XTC) - This was featured in a first season episode of Gilmore Girls, which I found unreasonably exciting.
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Flatt and Scruggs) - One of the greatest bluegrass instrumentals ever written.
  • Girlfriend (Matthew Sweet) - My favorite song of 1992.
  • Hell (Squirrel Nut Zippers) - The highlight of the mid-90s swing revival.
  • If I Had $1,000,000 (Barenaked Ladies)
  • Julianne (Ben Folds Five) - The song that made me love Ben Folds Five.
  • Kiss From a Rose (Seal) - I was pleasantly surprised when this won Song of the Year and Record of the Year Grammys a few years ago, because songs I like usually lose.
  • Layla (Derek and the Dominoes) - My favorite rock song ever.
  • Magic Touch (Mike Oldfield) - Even though it's credited to Oldfield, it's sung by Max Bacon of GTR.
  • Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche Mode) - On the soundtrack of my life, this song represents the two years I was at College of DuPage.
  • One After 909 (The Beatles) - One of the Beatles earliest recorded songs, but it didn't make it onto an album until Let It Be.
  • Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones) - My favorite Stones song.
  • Queen of Hearts (Juice Newton) - It's catchy! And it starts with Q!
  • Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) - Only Johnny Cash could make falling in love sound so dangerous.
  • Someday, Someway (Marshall Crenshaw) - Probably my favorite song released in the 1980s.
  • Twisting By the Pool (Dire Straits) - Little more than an amusing trifle, but when I was in college, it was more or less my group of friends' theme song.
  • Under The Sea (Sebastian) - I was thrilled when I this won the Best Song Oscar.
  • Vogue (Madonna) - For some reason, I always wanted to hear Ben Folds Five cover this song.
  • Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me, Girl (The Spinners) - I like this two-for-one cover better than either of the originals.
  • X Marks the Spot (Sherlock Hemlock) - This is a song from a Sesame Street album, Sing the Alphabet.
  • Young Americans (David Bowie) - I love that toward the end of the song, the backup singers suddenly sing a line from the Beatles's "A Day in the Life" for no apparent reason.
  • Zanzibar (Billy Joel) - A jazzy little track from </cite>52nd Street</cite>.

Watch this space for further variations on this theme!

Subscribe

  • My tweets

    Wed, 18:21: Can someone please explain to me why someone would care even a tiny amount about why someone else would wear a mask ALONE in their…

  • My tweets

    Tue, 14:24: A few years ago I stayed overnight in San Francisco, little more than a twelve-hour stay, and the one thing I made time for was a…

  • My tweets

    Sun, 16:56: I mean, it's a single serving package, isn't it? https://t.co/g8xqSAstWY Sun, 16:59: RT @ Popehat: Big…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 12 comments

  • My tweets

    Wed, 18:21: Can someone please explain to me why someone would care even a tiny amount about why someone else would wear a mask ALONE in their…

  • My tweets

    Tue, 14:24: A few years ago I stayed overnight in San Francisco, little more than a twelve-hour stay, and the one thing I made time for was a…

  • My tweets

    Sun, 16:56: I mean, it's a single serving package, isn't it? https://t.co/g8xqSAstWY Sun, 16:59: RT @ Popehat: Big…