Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
11:28 pm - Songs R Us...  
List 10 songs that begin with the letter given to you and explain why you picked them.
Comment and I shall give you a letter.

debg gave me "R."

"Rock & Roll Music" -- Chuck Berry
Any old way you choose it, if you want to dance with me...
(Just edging out "Roll Over Beethoven.")

"Rubber Bullets" -- 10cc
The catchiest song about a prison riot ever.

"Revolution" -- the Beatles
Still one of my favorites. One of the songs to throw on the player when someone sniffs that the fab four were just a pop band.

"Romeo and Juliet" -- Dire Straits
"River" -- Robert Downey, Jr.
Two takes on lost love, one bitter, one sad, which pretty much captures the experience. Knopfler's guitar work in "Romeo" is wonderful. I like Downey's cover of "River" quite a bit. Who knew he could sing? (And Joni's original is aces.)

"Razor Dance" -- Richard Thompson
Speaking of bitter. "What, my dear Lady Disdain! are you yet living?"

"Roam" -- B-52's
Great dance tune.

"Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35" -- Bob Dylan
Whimsical Dylan. Back in the day, I had such a hard time finding a copy of this song, mostly because I thought the title was "Everybody Must Get Stoned."

"Runnin' Down a Dream" -- Tom Petty
A great air guitar song.

"Radio Free Europe" -- REM
It seemed like this was always playing on the radio in my lab in grad school. I have no idea what they're talking about, and that probably makes it better. I wonder how many people remember the actual Radio Free Europe?
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Hecubothecubot on February 15th, 2007 - 05:24 am
I remember the PSA about Radio Free Europe that inspired the song. The voice in german, the tight close-up on the LP spinning, and finally announcing in English, "On Broadway" by the Drifters.
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deborah gdebg on February 15th, 2007 - 07:25 am
I'm personally beaming at his choice of Beatles songs. One of THE most iconic piano breaks in rock history, and of course, basically the only thing Nicky ever did with them. Lots of stuff with three out of four solo, but that was the only Beatles that I remember him doing.

Good choices, all the way around.
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