Part of this evening’s play list

Recent events have left me -today at least – in a pretty good mood.

Here is this part of this evening’s play list.

Earth, Wind & Fire – September
Kool and the Gang – Celebration
Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy (especially for catholic dem readers –   o{]:¬)  )
James Brown – I Feel Good
Andy Grammer – Good To Be Alive
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – I Won’t Back Down
The Beatles – Twist & Shout

I’ll bet some of you could contribute to this.

We have to enjoy the good days, even when they are also Ember Days!

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  1. acardnal says:

    Any dancing in your future this evening Padre?

  2. rhig090v says:

    Enjoy all of the songs!

  3. bobbortolin says:

    Great playlist! Have you heard Johnny Cash’s version of “I won’t back down”?

  4. JustaSinner says:

    Freedom by Jimi Hendrix

  5. Irish Timothy says:

    Fr. Z for the Irish in you:

    Whistling Gypsy Rover by The Clancy Brothers


  6. cathgrl says:

    Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves

  7. Markus says:

    Phil Collins Live Paris “Take Me Home”

  8. Gregg the Obscure says:

    a band on youtube called scary pockets does great covers in a different style from the original version. their covers of “i feel good” and “my heart will go on (and on and on and on and on)” are very cheerful.

    Scott Bradlee also does covers in wildly different styles from the originals. he’s a very talented pianist. His version of “my heart will go on (and on and on and on and on)” is very cheerful too.

  9. UulieJay709 says:

    Love it! Perhaps also: Top of the World (Carpenters), Heroes (Bowie), Lovers in Japan (Coldplay), Magnificent (U2), More Than This (Roxy Music).

  10. philosophicallyfrank says:

    Any one of the many “old time radio” web sites.

  11. Kathleen10 says:

    Thank God for music, I mean it. In a way, it rescues you from worldly insanity. I’ve been listening to a lot of Chicago and Billy Strings is great, straight up Americana. Covid wrecked our plans to see him.
    Questions 67 and 68 – Chicago (rockin tune)
    25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago (rockin tune)
    America is My Home – James Brown (listen to the wonderful lyrics)
    Harvest Moon – Neil Young (his politics stink, but the man’s a talented musician and quite a romantic. The soundtrack of my teen years.)
    Sittin on Top of the World – Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle
    Turmoil & Tinfoil – Billy Strings
    Gonna Find Me a Bluebird – Marvin Rainwater – brings back so many childhood memories
    I Remember You – Frank Ifield – most poignant song I know. My Mom’s song.

  12. Grumpy Beggar says:

    . . . Love the tunes suggested – probably played over half of them in some of the bands I was with over the years. ( I’m going to try and remember to say a Hail Mary for her – on a daily basis if I can). I was wondering what I might be able to contribut/suggeste regarding the song list . . . I’m a Canadian, but God Bless America comes to mind – really.

    A little later this evening ,I was just checking out some of my preferred blues artists on youtube when I ran into this particular song on video (and I’m still laughing after seeing it). I don’t know if everyone will like all of it, but there should at least be one smile in it for everyone. If you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to have a look and listen to the song/video – I Think My Dog is a Democrat

  13. Julia_Augusta says:

    The B52s – Rock Lobster –

  14. Julia_Augusta says:

    Another goodie – Blondie – Sunday Girl:

    The song is about their cat.

  15. pannw says:

    Cathgrl beat me to my first thought!

    I’m so Excited by the Pointer Sisters.

    Here Comes the Sun

    Living in America- more James Brown

    In honor of POTUS DJT, Believe it or Not, theme song of the tv show Greatest American Hero. :)
    “Believe it or not, I’m walking on air; I never thought I could feel so free…“

  16. Andreas says:

    Might I recommend Copland’s ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’.

  17. DeGaulle says:

    Bob Dylan, Forever Young, ‘Last Waltz’ version.

  18. JonPatrick says:

    My spotify playlist has some Fats Domino “ain’t that a shame” and “blueberry hill” also some Motown is in order particularly the Four Tops with “Standing in the shadows of love” and “Bernadette” . You can tell what era I grew up in. On the other end of the spectrum some opera, especially “Un bel di vedremo” from Madam Butterfly.

  19. teomatteo says:

    “Popcorn” by Hot Butter. (What ever happened to the ‘instrumentals? Was it something it said?)

  20. Gregg the Obscure says:

    oh. another Scott Bradlee must-hear. a ragtime version of Mozart’s Rondo alla Turco. if that doesn’t get the toes tapping, you just might be dead

  21. adriennep says:

    I Fought the Law – Bobby Fuller Four
    I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) – The Proclaimers
    Seventh Son – Johnny Rivers
    Let’s Dance – Chris Montez
    You Should Be Dancin’ – BeeGees
    This Could Be the Start of Something Big – Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
    O Happy Day – Edwin Hawkins Singers

  22. robtbrown says:

    During this time of the year my favorite recording is Bach’s Art of the Fugue, transcribed for chamber orchestra by Samuel Barron

    Not music but the genius of the late, great Bob and Ray.

  23. Fulco One Eye says:

    Just put “Suspicious Minds” by The King on replay.

  24. universal doctor says:

    Tom Petty American Girl, surely!!

  25. Bob says:

    And let’s not forget the perennial favorites of the older generation from across the pond:
    Geri* and the Pacemakers.

  26. WVC says:

    @robtbrown – Bob & Ray were the best!

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