Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday 5 for September 13: dd/mm/yyyy

Here are my answers to this week’s Friday 5 asked by Scrivener. Great bunch of questions! Have a superstitious-free good Friday the 13th!

1. What’s a good song with a time of day in its title?

"It's Five O Clock Somewhere" - Alan Jackson with Jimmy Buffett … This is such a kick -back end of the work day song.

Other time of day songs I like:
  • Five O Clock World - The Vogues
  • 11:59 - Blondie
  • 8:15 - The Guess Who
  • Twelve Thirty - The Mamas and the Papas
2. What’s a good song with a day of the week in its title?

There are plenty of day songs…. my favorites are:

“Tuesday Afternoon” - The Moody Blues - part of their successful Days of Future Past concept album that came out in 1967. Nice orchestration and includes their signature song, “Nights in White Satin".

Other great "day" songs include:

"Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting" - Elton John - good basic rock n roll fun….
"Saturday Night is Dead" - Graham Parker - one of several scorching rockers off of 1979s Squeezing Out Sparks album.
"Ruby Tuesday" - The Rolling Stones - beautiful song from 1967.
"Manic Monday" - The Bangles first big hit single…. came out in 1986. Written by Prince.
"Monday Monday" - The Mamas and the Papas
"Sunday Will Never Be the Same" - Spanky and our Gang from 1967.
"Friday I'm in Love" - The Cure - really? From 1992's Wish album.

3. What’s a good song with a month in its title?

There aren't too many month songs that come to mind. In the last ten years, this one is a recent favorite:

"Back to December" - Taylor Swift - It was the last good song she had before she became a pop princess.

Other month songs in my collection:

"November Spawned a Monster" - Morrissey
"If We Make It Through December" - Merle Haggard
"Raiders of the Lost Ark March" - John Williams / London Symphony... that's kind of stretching it... heh... from 1981 movie.

4. What’s a good song with a year in its title?

Here are my favorites:

"In the Year 2525" - Zager and Evans - This dystopian song was a huge #1 hit in 1969…. It speculated whether or not the human race would survive and what humans would be doing in the far off future.

Other year songs that I like:

  • Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five - Paul McCartney and Wings.
  • 1984 - Spirit (another dystopian Orwellian song)
  • 1982 - Randy Travis
  • 1999 - Prince
5. What’s a good song with the word “time” in its title?

There are more than 500 songs with “time” in their titles on my iTunes. Some of my favorites are:

  • Time Waits For No One - The Rolling Stones
  • Time Is On My Side - The Rolling Stones
  • The Last Time - The Rolling Stones
  • Big Time - Peter Gabriel
  • Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers
  • No Time - The Guess Who
  • Isn't It About Time - Stephen Stills and Manasas
  • Time - Pink Floyd
  • Time For Me To Fly - REO Speedwagon
  • Time of the Season - The Zombies
  • Comes a  Time - Neil Young
  • Any Old Time - Maria Muldaur
  • Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  • As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson (from Casablanca)
And I'm going to stick this one in here because I like this song a lot... "Hung Up" by Madonna in which "time" and a heavy sampling of ABBA's "Gimmie Gimmie A Man After Midnight" figures into the song.... This is from 2005.

And with that video posted, I'm out of time and gotta go. BYE!

1 comment:

  1. Man, I'd totally forgotten about "Time Has Come Today" until your mention here. What a great song. And I don't know anything about the artist. Wikipedia, here I come.