Music Theme : “Spring” songs

The Spring Equinox has sprung. Time to look at the fourth and final season I’ve featured on this site. Let’s look back at many songs that feature “spring” in its title. Older tunes seem to dominate this theme. And a video playlist follows. Enjoy.

Even Elvis has "Spring Fever"

Even Elvis has “Spring Fever”

Spring Fever – Elvis Presley
It Might As Well Be Spring – Dick Haymes
The Four Seasons Op. 8 No.1 “Spring” – Antonio Vivaldi
Spring Love – Stevie B
Southland in the Springtime – Indigo Girls
Spring Affair – Donna Summer
It May Be Winter Outside (But in my Heart It’s Spring) – Love Unlimited
Sugar and Spring – Edible Red
I Got The Spring Fever Blues – Ella Fitzgerald
I’ve Got Spring Fever – Little Willie John
 

Spring Love – The Cover Girls
Spring Is Here – Carly Simon
So Early Early in the Spring – Judy Collins
Late Winter, Early Spring – John Denver
Spring Again – Lou Rawls
Spring Is Here – Peter Nero
Spring Concerto – Peter Nero
Spring in Central Park – Dave Brubeck Quartet
Spring in Manhattan – Tony Bennett
It Might As Well Be Spring – Frank Sinatra
 

Spring Rain – Pat Boone
Spring Rain – Bebu Silvetti
Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year – Percy Faith
Springtime – New Christy Minstrels
Springtime – Donald Fagen
Where Did My Spring Go – The Kinks
Another Spring – Blue Sky Riders
Springtime in the Rockies – Slim Whitman
Springtime on the Range – Sons of the Pioneers
When It’s Springtime in Alaska (It’s Forty Below) – Johnny Horton
 

Younger Than Springtime – John Kerr / Rogers & Hammerstein
Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year – Deanna Durbin
Springtime Polka – The Polka-Dots
Suddenly It’s Spring – Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra featuring Eugenie Baird
Wait Til Spring – Jim Lauderdale
Younger Than Springtime – Ray Conniff Orchestra
Spring Is Here – Stan Getz

SPRING VIDEO PLAYLIST
 

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Music Theme : “Winter” songs

The first day of Winter is upon us. Let’s look back at many songs that feature “winter” in its title.

Songs listed in no particular order. A video playlist link follows…

Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson - Winter Song

Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson – Winter Song

Winter Song – Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
Winter – Tori Amos
Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles
Early Winter – Gwen Stefani
Winter Hill – Doves
Winter World of Love – Engelbert Humperdinck
Winter Wonderland – Tony Bennett
Winter Weather – Benny Goodman Orchestra featuring Peggy Lee & Art Lund
Wintersong – Sarah McLachlan
White Winter Hymnal – Pentatonix
Winter Song – Chris Rea
Winter Song – Crash Test Dummies
Hazy Shade of Winter – Simon & Garfunkel
Valley Winter Song – Fountains of Wayne
Love Like Winter – AFI
Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter – Bing Crosby
Oh Lonely Winter – The Four Freshmen
Winter – Joshua Radin
Winter – Antonio Vivaldi

VIDEO PLAYLIST:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJDGFlv7LhB7dIYtikqUdo-INClIycSc

Music Theme : “Autumn” songs

With the Autumn Equinox bringing on the official Fall season, we look back on songs about this season. While of the four seasons, Autumn (or Fall) seems to generate the fewest song titles, we see more inspiration from classical forms of music compared to contemporary music of recent decades. Here is a list of songs that feature “Autumn” or “Fall” in their titles. Songs in no particular order with a playlist on the end.

Autumn Leaves – Roger Williams

Autumn Leaves Are Falling – Clannad

The Boys of Fall – Kenny Chesney

L’autunno / Autumn (from The Four Seasons) – Antonio Vivaldi

Early Autumn – Stan Getz

Autumn in New York – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Autumn of My Life – Bobby Goldsboro

Forever Autumn – Justin Hayward

Autumn Love Song – Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra

Chill of an Early Fall – George Strait

Autumn In New York – Frank Sinatra

Autumn Goodbye – Britney Spears

Autumn Wind (Raiders Theme song) – Steve Sabol

AUTUMN MUSIC VIDEO PLAYLIST

Music Theme: Radio

Video may have theoretically “killed the radio star” (and music television eventually killed off music video by focusing on so-called “reality shows,” and the internet became an easily accessible prime source of music entertainment, but the radio still has a place in our hearts, especially on road trips.

So let’s flip around the dial here as the following songs feature the word “radio” in their titles. In no particular order and a link to a video playlist follows…

AntiqueRadioDo You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio – The Ramones
Radio Radio – Elvis Costello
On The Radio – Donna Summer
My Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me – Larry Graham & Grand Central Station
Listening To The Radio – Adam Sandler
Radio Radio – Brooke White
Love Songs On The Radio – Mojave 3
Radio – Raphael Saadiq
Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) – Reunion
A.M. Radio – Everclear

Riot Radio– The Dead 60s
Radio Song – R.E.M. featuring KRS-One
Radio Ass Kiss – The Wonder Stuff
Radio Nowhere – Bruce Springsteen
Radio Clash – The Clash
Radio Free Europe – R.E.M.
Russia Radio – Red Flag
Mexican Radio – Wall of Voodoo
(Life Is A Rock) But the Radio Rolled Me – Tracey Ullman
Radio Silence – Boris Grebenshikov

Turn On The Radio – Reba McEntire
Turn Up The Radio – Autograph
Turn Up The Radio – Madonna
Driving Aloud (Radio Storm) – Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians
Radio GA GA – Queen
On My Radio – The Selecter
On The Radio – Regina Spektor
…On The Radio (Remember The Days) – Nelly Furtado
She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio) – Roxette
Radio Heart – Radio Heart featuring Gary Newman

Spirit of the Radio – Rush
Radio Romance – Tiffany
Radio – Darius Rucker
My Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me – Oak Ridge Boys
That’s Why God Made The Radio – The Beach Boys
Radio – The Corrs
Radio – The Members
H.A.P.P.Y. Radio – Edwin Starr
Radio Song – Esperanza Spalding
On Your Radio – Joe Jackson

I Love My Radio {Midnight Radio remix} – Taffy
Radio – Felix da Housecat
I Betcha They Won’t Play This Song On The Radio – Monty Python
Radio Silence – Thomas Dolby
Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles

* RADIO SONGS VIDEO PLAYLIST *

Music Theme: Cats

Cats? Love ’em. Here’s a list of songs featuring cats and kittens, or at least cats as slang or a metaphor for something else. In no particular order and a video playlist follows…TahoeTacomaPetBed

Stray Cat Strut – Stray Cats

Three Cool Cats – The Beatles

Top Cat (Theme)

Felix The Cat (Theme)

The Love Cats – The Cure

Year of the Cat – Al Stewart

Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent

Cat People – David Bowie

Alley Cat – Chet Atkins

Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat – Scatman Crothers

 

I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat – Mel Blanc

Cats – Barnes & Barnes

Cool For Cats – Squeeze

Black Cat – Janet Jackson

Tommy The Cat – Primus

Kitty – Presidents of the United States of America

The Cat Came Back – Riley Puckett

What’s New Pussycat – Tom Jones

My Girl’s Pussy – R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders

Kool Kat Walk – Julee Cruise

 

Cleopatra’s Cat – Spin Doctors

Cat In The Window – The Turtles

Tom Cat – The Rooftop Singers

Alley Cat – Bent Fabric

The Cat – Jimmy Smith

Cat’s In The Cradle – Harry Chapin

 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJDGFlv7LhDyZiez1FmskoCWxCG_oJ-T

 

Music Theme : “Summer” songs

The Summer Solstice is upon us. Time for some summer music, or more specifically to this posting, songs that feature “Summer” in their titles. Songs in no particular order with a playlist on the end.

Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & the Family Stone

Cruel Summer – Bananarama

A Summer Place – Percy Faith & His Orchestra

Rain in the Summertime – The Alarm

Summer Sun – Koop featuring Yukimi Nagano

So Nice (Summer Samba) – Astrud Gilberto

Summer of Love – The B-52s

Summer Breeze – Seals & Croft

Summer Back – Andy Gibson

Sausalito Summer Nights – Diesel

 

Summer Rain – Belinda Carlisle

Nothin’ Like The Summer – Carmen Rasmusen

Summertime, Summertime – The Jamies

Summer Sunshine – The Corrs

Blood Red Summer – Coheed and Cambria

The Other Side of Summer – Elvis Costello

Groovy Little Summer Song – James Otto

Summer Nights – Jeff Austin Black

Summer Song – Joe Satriani

Boys In The Summer – Jessie James

 

Long Hot Summer – Keith Urban

All Summer Long – Kid Rock

Summer Nights – Lil Rob

Summertime Girls – Y&T

Summer In Siam – The Pogues

Summer Nights – Rascal Flatts

Summer Day – Sheryl Crow

In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry

Summer Thing – Troy Olsen

Summer Nights – Olivia Newton John & John Travolta

 

Endless Summer Nights – Richard Marx

Summer’s Day – Salvador Santana Band

Summer of Drugs – Soul Asylum

Summertime – The Sundays

Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams

Summer – War

Suddenly Last Summer – The Motels

A Summer Song – Chad and Jeremy

Indian Summer Sky – U2

Summer In the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful

 

Summertime – George Gershwin

Summer Night City – ABBA

First Day Of Summer – Tony Carey

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer – Nat King Cole

Summertime, Summertime – Nocera

Summer Days – The Partridge Family

Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra

Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran

Someone Somewhere In Summertime – Simple Minds

Summertime – Billy Stewart

 

Summertime – The Belmonts

Summer Nights – Marianne Faithfull

Summer Wine – Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood

Summertime – The Zombies

Summer Madness – Kool & The Gang

Here Comes The Summer – Undertones

Boys of Summer – DJ Sammy

Summertime’s Calling Me – Catalinas

Summer Reflection Song – Donovan

 

Girls in Their Summer Clothes – Bruce Springsteen

Summer – Buffalo Tom

A Warm Summer Night – Chic

That Sunday, That Summer – Nat King Cole

Summer Is Here – The Pals

Hot Summer Nights – Walter Egan

Girls of Summer – Aerosmith

Our Last Summer – ABBA

‘Til Summer Comes Around – Keith Urban

Summer Song – Michel Rubini

 

Summer Rain – Johnny Rivers

The Summer Knows (Theme from “Summer of ’42) – Scott Walker

Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Summerlove Sensation – Bay City Rollers

Summer Girls – LFO

Summer Girls – Dino

All Summer Long – The Beach Boys *

The Last Rose of Summer – Deanna Durbin

Boys of Summer – Don Henley {not in video playlist}

 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJDGFlv7LhCOHGmpmWDqQXo_5hSdoSHA

*added after initial posting

Music theme: birthday songs

Today is my birthday, so the following is a list of songs that reference birthdays (for better or worse). 🙂

 

Happy Birthday – Altered Images

Happy Birthday – Concrete Blonde

Happy Birthday To Me – Cracker

Birthday – Julie Dolphin

Happy Happy Birthday Baby – Ronnie Milsap

Birthday – The Sugarcubes

Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder

Birthday Suit – Johnny Kemp

Just Another Birthday – Casting Crowns

Birthday – The Beatles

Sixteen Candles – The Crest

Birthday Song – Carole King

Happy Birthday Blues – Kathy Young and the Innocents

Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen – Neil Sedaka

Happy Birthday – Steppenwolf

Happy Birthday – Weird Al Yankovic

Happy Birthday – The Innocence Mission

Unhappy Birthday – The Smiths

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t1vaF50Ks0&list=PLXJDGFlv7LhAP_jjGdhAmPPvSg7k0UIJH

Music Theme : “Happy” songs

With Pharrell Williams dominating the music charts, including my little weekly top 10 list, with his song “Happy,” let’s take a look at other “happy” songs.

The following is a list of songs with “Happy” in their title. The songs on this list can range from truly joyous emotions, to ironic, to downright negative. Excluded are songs that talk about “happy birthdays”… saving that one for Friday (hint, hint) 🙂

A video playlist follows…

Happy Together – The Turtles
Happy People – R. Kelly
Come On Get Happy (The Partridge Family Theme Song)
Happy Days Theme Song
Happy – Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
Happy – Sister Hazel
Happy Happy Joy Joy – Ren & Stimpy
Happy Hour – The Housemartins
Happy Hour – Felix Da Housecat
Happy With Myself – Over The Rhine
Happy Now? – No Doubt
Are You Happy Now? – Michelle Branch
Full Of Life (Happy Now) – The Wonderstuff
If It Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crow
I’m Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage
Sha La La (Makes Me Happy) – Al Green
You Won’t Be Happy – The Beat (U.S.)
I Could Be Happy – Altered Images
Happy Boy – Beat Farmers
A Happy Place – Katie Melua
Be Happy – Mary J. Blige
Happy – Surface
Happy Day – Book of Love
Happy – Public Image Ltd.
When She Was Happy – Pluto
She Makes Me Happy – Rod Stewart
Makes Me Happy – Undersea Poem
Make Someone Happy – Jimmy Durante
I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying – Sting
Happy Pills – Norah Jones
Shiny Happy People – R.E.M.
Happy Jack – The Who
Trigger Happy Jack – Poe
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy – Sonia
Happy – The Rolling Stones
Happy – Leona Lewis
Happy – Pharrell
Happy – Ashanti featuring Ja Rule
Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
My Happy Ending – Avril Lavigne
Happy Trails – Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

Music Theme: Sundays

Concluding our days-of-the-week theme, we now look at songs (or artists) that have “Sunday” in their title (or band name). A video playlist of all the days of the week follows this list.

 

Blondie

Blondie

That’s What I Love About Sunday – Craig Morgan

Between Sundays – DJ Miller

Sunday Girl – Blondie

Sunday Morning – No Doubt

Sunday Morning – Maroon 5 

Sunday – Sia

Sunday – Sonic Youth

Morrissey

Morrissey

Everyday Is Like Sunday – Morrissey

Sunday Papers – Joe Jackson

Sunday – The Cranberries

Sunday Shining – Finley Quaye

Sunday Kinda Love – Israel Houghton

The Monkees

The Monkees

Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash

Lazy Sunday Afternoon – The Small Faces

Another Park, Another Sunday – The Doobie Brothers 

Pleasant Valley Sunday – The Monkees

Will You Visit Me On Sundays – Merle Haggard

The Sundays

The Sundays

Sunday – Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra (with Bix Beiderbecke et al.)

Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2

A Decade Under the Influence – Taking Back Sunday

Here’s Where The Story Ends – The Sundays

 

Music Theme: Saturdays

Continuing our days-of-the-week theme, we’ll looks at songs that have “Saturday” in their title.

After “Sundays” is posted on Sunday, a full video playlist will be posted.

 

Chicago-SaturdayInThePark

Come Saturday Morning – The Sandpipers

Saturday In The Park – Chicago

Always Saturday – Guadalcanal Diary

I Love Saturday – Erasure

It’s Saturday – Marcy Playground

Sunless Saturday – Fishbone

Saturday Love – Cherelle featuring Alexander O’Neal

Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting – Elton John

BayCityRollers-SaturdayNight

 Another Saturday Night – Cat Stevens

Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers

Saturday’s Child – The Monkees

Saturday Nite – Earth, Wind & Fire

Another Saturday Night – Sam Cooke

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