This week’s Sunday Stealing is right up my alley: Songs—links to all.
Lady Marmalade – LaBelle: “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?”
A Horse With No Name – America. America played at my college in late 1971 or early 1972. The charge was fifty cents, but I didn’t go. Weeks later, the song was #1 on the pop charts.
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley. “Every little thing is gonna be all right.”
Cat Food – King Crimson. I sing it to my cats each time I feed them.
City of Brotherly Love
Philadelphia – Neil Young. Bruce Springsteen received an Oscar for his song from the movie Philadelphia, entitled Streets of Philadelphia. But the Neil song, right at the end of the film, always gets me, and Springsteen intimated that he thought Neil’s song was better in his acceptance speech.
Waterloo – ABBA. Truth to tell, I don’t believe in “guilty pleasure” music
Friends – Elton John. This could have been the movie song as well.
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran. WAY back in 2006, I wrote a blog post about a mixed CD I made about summer. I own at least three versions of this song, including Blue Cheer and The Who.
Love In Them There Hills – the Pointer Sisters. That said, I don’t listen much to music on the radio.
Demon Alcohol – the Kinks, from the great Muswell Hiillbillies album
Take Me To The River – Talking Heads. I picked their version because I couldn’t do Cousin Al justice.