Sunday Stealing: Songs

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This week’s Sunday Stealing is right up my alley: Songs—links to all.


1. A song with a food name.

Lady Marmalade – LaBelle: “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?”


2. A song with an animal in it.

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.


3. A song about a bird

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley. “Every little thing is gonna be all right.”


4. A song about a dog
Hey Bulldog – The Beatles. From the Yellow Submarine film

5. A song mentioning a cat

Cat Food – King Crimson. I sing it to my cats each time I feed them.


6. A song listing a character from Wizard of Oz

If I Only Had A Brain – Domini Forster. This was from a YouTube search.


7. A late-night driving song
Keep On Running – the Spencer Davis Group. This running song has a driving feel.
City of Brotherly Love
8. A song from a movie

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.

9.  A guilty pleasure song

Waterloo – ABBA. Truth to tell, I don’t believe in “guilty pleasure” music

10. A song about friends

Friends – Elton John. This could have been the movie song as well.

11. A song that is about summertime

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.

12. A song that needs to be played more on the radio

Love In Them There Hills – the Pointer Sisters. That said, I don’t listen much to music on the radio.

13. A song about drugs or alcohol

Demon Alcohol – the Kinks, from the great Muswell Hiillbillies album

14. A song you would sing at karaoke

Take Me To The River – Talking Heads. I picked their version because I couldn’t do Cousin Al justice.

15. A song from the year you were born
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – The Four Lads. This was famously covered by They Might Be Giants.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

9 thoughts on “Sunday Stealing: Songs”

  1. #9 – I think a lot of people would feel ABBA songs make them feel guilty, but I love ABBA and love all their music. I should have used ABBA for the question about songs for driving at night!

  2. Great choices and personally, I agree with your thinking about guilty pleasure songs. I like what I like and I don’t feel guilty about it at all.

  3. Just dropping by on Sunday afternoon. I didn’t participate in today’s blog swap, but wanted to visit all of my “Sunday Stealing friends.”

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