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the a-z song game [updated to include new rules]

I'm keeping with my somewhat new tradition of trying to stay away from news/war/politics blogging on weekends, even though several things are lighting a fire under my itchy blogging fingers right now. I'll save it for Tuesday. Tomorrow will bring one post and one post only.

Anyhow, I thought we would play some more games, if you are so inclined.

When I was younger, I had trouble falling asleep (ok, I had trouble falling asleep until I started taking Paxil last year). Instead of counting sheep or chugging NyQuil I would make up games in my head, usually word games.

One thing I did was go through the alphabet and try to name a band for each letter. At one point, it became rote, the bands never changing from night to night. To give you an idea of where my musical allegiance was in the 70's, my list contained the following string of band -Jerry Garcia, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Marshall Tucker - ok, I'll stop embarassing myself now.

When the well ran dry on bands, I went to songs. That could be different every night and usually I would be asleep before I hit the end of the alphabet. Good thing, because It's hard to come up with songs for X and Z.

I haven't played the song game in years. I thought we would play together, and I would throw in a few rules to make it harder.

First, you cannot repeat the same artist twice. So you can't fill up the list with songs by K.C. and the Sunshine Band. Sorry.

Second, when I will score your results. You get ten points for finishing the alphabet, plus one point for each song that I know, five points for each song I happen to have an mp3 of.

Third, we're going on the honor system. I trust that you will not be going through song lists on lyrics sites. I prefer you use songs that you can actually sing or have some knowledge of.

Fourth, the results of this game will be recorded into history. That is, I will find mp3s of all the songs listed in your alphabet and make a cd of it. The cd will be titled with your name. So choose your songs carefully because some day when my next of kin are digging my decomposed body out from years of collected junk in my run down shack and they come across a cd with your name on it and they advertise in the local paper to find out who you are and if you had anything to do with my missing social security checks, you do not want that cd list printed in the paper if it contains the song "Muskrat Love," right?

Fifth, if no one enters or just one person enters I will delete this entry and pretend it never existed. Don't you just love the internet?

UPDATEBecause this is my game and I'm allowed to make up rules as I go along, I decided that I would abritrarily give points to people who remind me of good songs I haven't heard in a long time or include any song on my all-time favorite list and deduct points from those who get really bad songs stuck in my head or dredge up horrible memories of romance gone wrong.


Listed below are links to weblogs that reference the a-z song game [updated to include new rules]:

» Music to my ears... from Amish Tech Support
Michele wants to play a game with you...... [Read More]

» Games are Afoot from Sunidesus Speaks
Michele has a goofy song contest going on and I figured I'd participate! The idea is to pick a song... [Read More]

» music a-z from webgrrlie
ms. michele is doing the most kick-ass "contest." basically, you go through the alphabet and try to name song for [Read More]

» Michele's A-Z song lists from Unix Gal
Michele always comes up with cool contests/blog reading participation events... I'm not sure I could come up with a full... [Read More]

» the a-z song game from beautiful - friend . net
i saw this someplace, but she found it someplace else a - Anywhere is - Enya b - Beautiful- Joydrop c - Click Click Boom - Saliva d - Date Rape - Sublime e - Empty Garden - Elton John... [Read More]

» A-Z from colormepink!
Michele's Meme... A-Z songs. Here's mine.... [Read More]

» A-Z from colormepink!
Michele's Meme... A-Z songs. Here's mine.... [Read More]

» Alphabetical order from Inoperable Terran
Michele has a special challenge: can you name one song for each letter of the alphabet, using each artist only once? Give it a try and then go read some of the other answers.... [Read More]

» Songs From A-Z from The Daily Rant
Michele is running a contest - Name 26 songs with each song starting with a different letter of the alphabet. [Read More]

» Alphabet Game from Look at my chest when i'm talking to you!
Michelle posted the alphabet song game...and I was bored.. a- American Pie- Don McLean b- Bring Me to Life-Evanescence c- Closer-NIN d- Dancing Barefoot-U2 e- Echo-Trapt f- Faceless Man-Creed g- Give It Away-Red Hot Chili Peppers h- Higher- Creed i-... [Read More]

» Songs, A-Z from The Long Letter
Well, I didn't read the rules of this game after I saw Dyanna's list, so this list might seem a little odd. [Read More]

» Pop Culture Aside™ from STICKandMOVE
I'm not the most blogosphere-conscious guy around. It's kind of an insular community, which is too bad. It seems like [Read More]

» Musical Memes from Sunidesus Speaks
Remember Michele's A-Z songs game/meme? Well, just to refresh your memory here's my list of songs. I just spent the... [Read More]


I'll play! But it's an old folks list...

Ain't Too Proud to Beg (Temptations)
Back in the U.S.S.R. (Beatles)
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (Klaatu)
Dead Puppies (Ogden Edsel)
Eat It (Weird Al)
Freebird! (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
God Save the Queen (Sex Pistols)
Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel)
Inagaddadavida (Iron Butterfly)
Jungle Love (Steve Miller)
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan, PLEASE!)
Livin' Thing (ELO)
Maria (Green Day)
Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
Ohio (Neil Young)
Pinhead (Ramones)
Roadhouse Blues (The Doors)
Synchronicity (Police)
Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
Voodoo Chile (Jimi Hendrix)
Won't Get Fooled Again (The Who)


You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
Zombie (Cranberries)

All Of My Love - Led Zeppelin
Back In Black - AC/DC
Cochise - Audioslave
Dude Looks Like A Lady - Aerosmith
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Foolin - Def Leppard
Groovin - Young Rascals
Help! - The Beatles
In A New York Minute - Don Henley
Jump - Van Halen
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Lick It Up - KISS
Missing You - John Waite
Never Say Goodbye - Bon Jovi
Open Up Your Eyes - Tonic
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Queen of The Ryche - Queensryche
Rockin Down The Highway - Doobie Brothers
Satellite - POD
Take Me Home - Phil Collins
Under My Thumb - The Stones
Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix
With You - Linkin Park
X - System of A Down
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

Asshole - Denis Leary
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Comic Book Heroes - Rick Springfield
Desperadoes Under the Eaves - Warren Zevon
Elephant Talk - King Crimson
Flesh For Fantasy - Billy Idol
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
Happy Happy Joy Joy - Ren & Stimpy (Stinky Whizzleteats)
I Don't Want To Grow Up - Tom Waits
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
King of the Road - Roger Miller
Lola - The Kinks
Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
No One Ever Is To Blame - Howard Jones
One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head
Peace In Our Time - Big Country
Quit Playing Games With My Heart - Backstreet Boys
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Sabotage - Beastie Boys
Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
Up The Creek - Cheap Trick
Vacation - Go Gos
Walking On The Moon - The Police
Xanadu - Olivia Newton John
You Tripped At Every Step - Elvis Costello
Zeroes - David Bowie

As Time Goes By, Bryan Ferry
Blind Willie McTell, Bob Dylan
Chelsea Morning, Joni Mitchell
Dear Prudence, Beatles
Endless Love, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
Fanfare for the Common Man, ELP
Glad to be Gay, Tom Robinson Band
Hearts and Bones, Paul Simon
I Left a Woman Waiting, Leonard Cohen
Jump, Van Halen
Kashmir, Led Zeppelin
Layla, Derek and the Dominoes
Make It With You, Bread
Nobody Loves You When You’re Down and Out, John Lennon
On the Street Where You Live, Vic Damone
Paint It Black, Rolling Stones
Question, Moody Blues
Running Scared, Roy Orbison
Streets of London, Ralph McTell
The Way You Look Tonight, Billie Holliday
Unchained Melody, Righteous Brothers
Vincent, Don McLean
Waterloo Sunset, Kinks
Xanadu, Electric Light Orchestra
You, George Harrison
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

Another List From the Old Folks Home!

Ain't That Peculiar - Marvin Gaye
Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
Don't Go Breakin' My Heart - Elton John/Kiki Dee
Evil Woman - Electric Light Orchestra
Footstompin' Music - Grand Funk Railroad
Goodbye Stranger - Supertramp
Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren
Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Joe Jackson
Jesus Is Just Alright - The Doobie Brothers
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
Let It Be - The Beatles
Mother's Little Helper - The Rolling Stones
Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) - Steam
Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
Photograph - Ringo Starr
Questions 67 and 68 - Chicago (Transit Authority)
Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Up On Cripple Creek - The Band
Voices Carry - 'Til Tuesday
Walk Away - James Gang
X Offender - Blondie
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
Zorro - The Chordettes

Going for as many different styles that I actually listen to as possible...

A Anarchy in the UK, Sex Pistols
B Bound for Vegas, Art Bergmann
C Copperhead Road, Steve Earle
D Daisy Chain for Satan, My life with the Thrill KIll Kult
E Everything's Cool, Pop will eat itself
F Faith Collapsing, Ministry
G Go to Hell, KMFDM
H Hurt, Johnny Cash (NiN cover)
I I Love myself today, Bif Naked
J Jeremy, Pearl Jam
K Kickstart my heart, Motley Crue
L Liar, Rollins Band
M More human than human, White Zombie
N New Year's Day, Frontline Assembly
O Old Black Rum, Great Big Sea
P Personal Jesus, Depeche Mode
Q Queen of the Reich (sp?), Queensryche
R Rooster, Alice in Chains
S Swamp Thing, The grid
T Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Vanessa Mae
U Under pressure, Queen/David Bowie
V Victory day, Tom Cochrane
W Wish, Nine Inch Nails
X X Gonna give it to ya, DMX
Y You could be mine, Guns'n'Roses
Z Zwitter -- Rammstein

Not very happy with the choice for V, but eh. Having to take Zwitter for Z also hurt, because it meant having to use Ministry for F instead of J (Just one Fix/Jesus built my hotrod). And yes, except for V and Q, I have all of these.

Ah, shit. Since I never remember song titles, (no, really), (and I'm on my second glass of merlot, damnit), I'm gonna shoot for the band names instead...

a -- a-ha, the alarm, aztec camera
b -- b-52s, bauhaus, black flag, baybee!
c -- the cure, the cocteau twins, the comateens, cheap trick
d -- duran duran, the dbs, the del fuegos
e -- everything but the girl, the english beat, erasure
f -- the fall, the fixx, a flock of seagulls, fun boy three
g -- go-gos, go-betweens, grapes of wrath, guns n'roses
h -- haircut 100, hunters & collectors, hoodoo gurus, husker du!
i -- icehouse, information society
j -- jungle brothers, joboxers, james
k -- killing joke, klf, kissing the pink
l -- the la's, lemonheads, let's active, love and rockets
m -- madness, marrilion, meat puppets, men at work, mighty mighty bosstones
n -- nine inch nails, nitzer ebb, naked eyes, the normals (warm! leatherette!)
o -- oingo boingo, OMD
p -- pretenders, pet shop boys, prefab sprout, public image limited
q -- ...uh. shit. Oh, wait -- QUARTERFLASH! (*whew!*)
r -- rain parade, the rave-ups, replacements, REM, red lorry yellow lorry
s -- scruffy the cat, shriekback, secession, smithereens, siouxsie, split enz, spandau ballet, the specials
t -- talk talk, the the, tears for fears, translator, thompson twins
u -- utah saints
v -- violent femmes, vitamin z
w -- waterboys, wang chung, wham, world party
x -- x (duh!), xymox (also known as clan of xymox)
y -- young fresh fellows

I got yer eclectic hangin'...

Army of Me - Bjork
Banditos - The Refreshments
Crying - Roy Orbison
Down When I'm Loaded - Oleander
Electric Lady Land - Fantastic Plastic Machine
Firestarter - The Prodigy
Goodbye to You - Michelle Branch
Honey - Moby
I'm Not In Love - Tori Amos
Just Like A Pill - Pink
Kyle Quit the Band - Tenacious D
Lick - Joi
Mad Season - Matchbox 20
Nightswimming - REM
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Propellorheads
Pretty Fly for a White Guy - Offspring
Queen - Tonic
Rockafella Skank - Fatboy Slim
Superhero - Ani DiFranco
Trip the Bass - DJ Baby Anne
Undone (The Sweater Song) - Weezer
Vapor Trail - Crystal Method
Watermelon - Leo Kottke
X-Tasy - Bass Trip
You Suck - The Murmurs
Z is for Zovirax - Wingtip Sloat

Ashes to Ashes -- Faith No More
Belly of the Beast -- Anthrax
Children of the Grave -- Black Sabbath
Demanufacture -- Fear Factory
Everything Sucks -- Reel Big Fish
Freak on a Leash - Korn
Go to Hell -- Megadeth
Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good) -- Skunk Anansie (or His Cheeseburger from Veggietales, if you’re in that sort of mood)
If I Ever Lose My Faith in You -- Sting
Jesus, Mary & Holy Ghost -- Dio
Keep Away From Me -- Godsmack
Leader of Men -- Nickelback
My Name Is Mud -- Primus
Natural Enemies -- Flotsam & Jetsam
One -- Metallica
Penguin Attack -- GWAR
Queer -- Garbage
Rose -- A Perfect Circle
Sober -- Tool
Them Bones -- Alice in Chains
Under Siege (Regnum Irae) -- Sepultura
Vaseline Machine Gun -- Leo Kottke
Walk -- Pantera
Xodiak - Geezer
YYZ - Rush
Zombie Stomp -- Ozzy Osbourne

Have 'm all on CD, know them all fairly well... except the alternate choice for H, which my wife suggested to lighten up the selection a bit.

Astronomy - Blue Oyster Cult (the version on ?Imaginos?)
Birdhouse In Your Soul - They Might Be Giants
Can?t Stand the Rain - Lowell George
Diamonds on my Windshield - Tom Waits
Every Little Thing - Jeff Lynne
Finally - Cece Peniston
Gett Off - Prince
Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Wish It Would Rain - Little Caesar
Jump (They Say) - David Bowie
Knockin? On Heaven?s Door - Bob Dylan
Looks Like Mona Lisa (Smells Like Tunafish) - Michelle Shocked
Miss Otis Regrets - Bette Midler
Nebakanezer - The Black Crowes
Ordinary Average Guy - Joe Walsh
Pop Music - M
Quiche Lorraine - The B-52s
Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd
Sittin? On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Tell Me What You Want - Zebra
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Violent Love - Oingo Boingo
Working in a Coal Mine - Devo
Xanadu - ELO and Olivia Newton John
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
Zip A Dee Doo Da - Jackson 5

Worth pointing out that I'm the only one who noted that Olivia and ELO performed Xanadu together...

Aargh. Goddamn Appleworks and their friggin' quotes. ???'''???'''

Addiction - Sister Machine Gun
Beers Steers & Queers - Revolting Cocks
Corporate Slave - Snog
Du Hast - Rammstein
Eye Over You - Haujobb
Fuck It Up - Pigface
Godshit - Psychopomps
Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails
Iceolate - Front Line Assembly
Jesus Built My Hotrod - Ministry
Kooler Than Jesus - My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult
Light - KMFDM
Motorbike - Sheep on Drugs
Neurozone - Chemlab
Open Up - Leftfield
Panorama - Laibach
Quark, Strangeness and Charm - Hawkwind
Raverbashing - Atari Teenage Riot
Strap Me Down - Leaetherstrip
Tin Omen - Skinny Puppy
Until Death - Front 242
Violent Peace - Excessive Force
Wasted Sky - Numb
Xorcist - Xorcist
You Suck - Consolidated
Zix Zix Zix - Velvet Acid Christ

A - American Pie (Don McLean)
B - But I Do Love You (Coyote Ugly Sountrack)
C - Con Te Partiro (Andrea Bocelli)
D - Dulaman (Anuna)
E - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
F - Friel's Kitchen (Chieftains)
G - Gypsy (Lord of the Dance Soundtrack)
H - His Gentle Strength (Mary Beth Carlson)
I - I'll Fly Away (Oh Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack)
J - Jumping at the Woodside (Benny Goodman)
K - Kyrie XI, A (Chant)
L - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Gershwin)
M - My Favorite Things (John Coltrane)
N - Nhamthola (Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
O - Old Friends (Simon & Garfunkel)
P - Poeima (Michael Card)
Q - Quelqu'un que j'aime, quelqu'un qui m'aime (Celine Dion)
R - Reb Itzik's Nign (Itzhak Perlman)
S - Slide (Dido)
T - Time Out (Dave Brubeck)
U - Utne Wire Man (Blue Man Group)
V - Vai Vedrai (Cirque du Soleil: Alegria)
W - What's in a Tune (The King's Singers)
X - X-Files Theme (X-Files Soundtrack)
Y - Yesterday (Beatles)
Z - Zum Sanctus (Franz Schubert)

Yes I own (and listen to) all of this and more! I'm thinking this would be an interesting way to come up with new playlists...

Autumn Leaves
Bali High
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Everything Is Coming up Roses
Fly Me to the Moon
God Bless The Child
Hey There
It Had To Be You
Just in Time
Killing Me Softly
My Funny Valentine
Night and Day
On a Clear Day*
Putting on the Ritz
Quiet (I have no idea if there is such a song, but it was the only “Q” word that seemed like it would be)
Rhapsody in Blue
Someone to Watch Over Me
The Party’s Over
Very Thought Of You
What'll I Do?
Younger Than Springtime

*Despite my attempt to skip any song ever recorded by you-know-who

And no, I'm not 100 years old. I just don't like contemporary music very much.

A - All You Need is Love - The Beatles
B - Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
C - Crazy Train - Ozzy
D - Detroit Rock City - Kiss
E - Enter Sandman - Metallica
F - Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
G - Glory Days - Springsteen
H - Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
I - In the End - Linkin Park
J - Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
K - Kiss - Prince
L - Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith
M - My Name Is - Eminem
N - Nookie - Limp Bizkit
O - One of These Nights - The Eagles
P - Pride - U2
Q -
R - Rhiannan (sp) - Fleetwood Mac
S - Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin
T - Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones
U - Under Pressure - Bowie & Queen
V - Veronica - Elvis Costello
W - Who Are You - The Who
X - X-Static - Foo Fighters
Y - You Might Think - The Cars
Z - Zero My Hero - School House Rock.

I'm a disgrace.

A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours – The Smiths
Black Sunshine – White Zombie
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking? – The Rolling Stones
Drawing Flies – Soundgarden
Edge of the World – FNM
Fucking Hostile – Pantera
Green Mind – Dink
Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis
I’m Finding it Harder to be a Gentleman Everyday – White Stripes
Juke Joint Jezebel – KMFDM
Killing an Arab –The Cure
Loaded Gun – The Reverend Horton Heat
Mope – Bloodhound Gang
No Love Lost – Joy Division
O’Malley’s Bar – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Paul Revere – Beastie Boys
Quick, Watson! – Stiffs, Inc.
Rock Music – The Pixies
Stigmata – Ministry
Theme – Public Image Ltd.
Unsung – Helmet
Viva Las Vegas – Dead Kennedys
White Riot – The Clash
XTC vs. Adam Ant – They Might Be Giants
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! – The Pogues
Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie

Angry Inch - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Beautiful - Flickerstick
Catch Me If I Try - David Wilcox
Don't Marry Her (Fuck Me) - The Beautiful South
Everything Changes - Matthew Sweet
Fell - School of Fish
Give It Up - Hothouse Flowers
Hellbilly - Elvis Hitler
Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus - Medeski, Martin, & Wood
Jump - Van Halen
Killing an Arab - The Cure
Loser - Beck
My Iron Lung - Radiohead
Nebraska - Moe
Oppenheimer - Old 97s
Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf (shut up)
Quiet - Smashing Pumpkins
Rewind - Better Than Ezra
So I Fucked Up - Lemonheads
Talk About the Passion - REM
Ultra Stimulation - Finley Quaye
Victoria - Elvis Costello
Who Is He What Is He to You - Bill Withers
Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John (sue me, it's all I could come up with)
You're Favorite Thing - Sugar
Z - ... I'd only be copying from others if I responded to this one, so pick one.

anarchy in the UK - sex pistols
baby love - regina
crying - don mclean
dreamworld - midnight oil
edge of heaven - wham
funky cold medina - tone loc
grease - frankie valli
hello dolly - barbara streisand
it's a mistake - men at work
jeepster - t rex
keep under cover - paul mccartney
let's twist again - chubby checker
modern love - david bowie
no rain - blind melon
oye como va - carlos santana
panama - van halen
que sera sera - doris day
red rubber ball - the cyrcle
stray cat strut - stray cats
turn the page - bob seger
unforgiven - metallica
vision of love - mariah carey
wasted on the way - crosby, stills and nash
xanadu - elo/olivia newton john
you'll be a woman soon - urge overkill
zip zip - diamonds

Against all odds-phil collins
Bad boys- gloria estefan
Criminal-fiona apple
Do what you have to do-sarah mclachlan
Forever blue-chris isaak
Girls just wanna have fun-cyndi lauper
Head to toe-lisalisa and the cult jam
I like dirt-red hot chili peppers
Jump around- house of pain
Kryptonite-three doors down
Let the music play-shannon
Meeting in the ladies room-climax
Nasty girl- vanity
Overjoyed-stevie wonder
Push it-salt n peppa
Rock it to you-the jetts
Save a prayer-duran duran
Things can only get better-howard jones
Up in here-DMX
Virtical limit-linkin park
Word up-cameo
X-system of a down
Yesterday-boys ll men

a: abracadabra - steve miller band
b: baby, i love your way - peter frampton
c: california dreamin' - mama's & the papas
d: do that ro me one more time - captain & tennille
e: election day - arcadia
f: faith - george michael
g: gemini dream - moody blues
h: hard day's night - the beatles
i: i can't drive 55 - sammy hagar
j: jack & diane - john courgar melencamp
k: kickstart my heart - motley crue
l: la bamba - richie valens
m: mr. roboto - styx
n: naughty girls (need love too) - samanatha fox
o: one - u2
p: personal jesus - depeche mode
q: queen of hearts - juice newton
r: rhiannon - fleetwood mac
s: smooth operator - sade
t: tainted love - soft cell
u: unbelievable - emf
v: vacation - go-go's
w: wait for me - daryl hall & john oates
x: xanadu - electric light orchestra (fuck! its the only "x" song in exitence!!)
y: yesterday once more - the carpenters
z: zip-a-dee doo-dah - james baskett (from the disney movie "song of the south")

zip-a-dee doo-dah !!!!!!!!!! Damn. What a PERFECT Z song.

Aint Going Down Til the Sun Comes Up - Garth Brooks
Black Balloon - Goo Goo Dolls
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Demon Speeding - Rob Zombie
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Freeze Frame - J Geils Band
Gonna Getcha Good - Shania Twain
Human Beings - Van Halen
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Just Don't Give a Fuck - Eminem
Killin' Time - Clint Black
Love Comes Walking In - Van Halen
Message of Love - Journey
Never There - Cake
One - Creed
Piss It All Away - Puddle of Mudd
Quit Breaking My Heart - Mandy Moore
Rapture - Blondie
Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) - Cher
Tub Thumpin - Chumbawamba
Unpretty - TLC
Vanishing - Bryan Adams
When God Fearing Women Get the Blues - Martina McBride
Xray Eyes - Kiss
You Comb Her Hair - George Jones
Zombie Zoo - Tom Petty

Very heavy on the 80s, since I'm an 80s kinda guy.

All She Wants to Do is Dance -- Don Henley
Battleflag -- Lo-Fidelity Allstars
Chicago Song -- David Sanborn
Disappear -- INXS
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell -- Flaming Lips
Fuego -- Bond
Get Here -- Oleta Adams
Hungry Like the Wolf -- Duran Duran
It's No Crime -- Babyface
Jump -- Van Halen
Kokomo -- Beach Boys
Livin' on a Prayer -- Bon Jovi
Movin' on Up (Theme from The Jeffersons) -- Ja'net DuBois
Never -- Heart
Out of the Darkness -- Republica
Pass the Peas -- Maceo Parker
Q-Ball -- Sublime
Rock Steady -- The Whispers
She Blinded Me With Science -- Thomas Dolby
Time After Time -- Cyndi Lauper
Uptown Girl -- Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Valerie -- Steve Winwood
Walk on Water -- Eddie Money
X Gon'Give It To Ya -- DMX
Your Body is a Wonderland -- John Mayer
Zero from Outer Space -- Tom Petty

Alice's Restaurant (Arlo Guthrie)
Babe (Styx)
Carry On My Wayward Son (Kansas)
Dixie Chicken (Little Feat)
Even Now (Barry Manilow)
Faith (George Michael)
Georgia (Ray Charles)
Heart of Glass (Blondie)
Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
Jet Airliner (Steve Miller Band)
Kyle's Mom's a Bitch (Cartman)
Lumberjack Song (Monty Python)
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Elton John)
New York State of Mind (Billy Joel)
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (George Thorogood)
Positively West 4th Street (Bob Dylan)
Quiet Village (Martin Denny)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Sister Golden Hair (America)
Taxi (Harry Chapin)
Up On Cripple Creek (The Band)
Volare (Dean Martin)
We've Only Just Begun (Carpenters)
Xanadu (Olivia Newton-John)
Year of the Cat (Al Stewart)
Zippidy Do Da (Song of the South)

Allentown - Billy Joel
Brain Damage - Pink Floyd
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runner
Do You Realize? - The Flaming Lips
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
G-Force - Dynamite Hack
Hotel California - The Eagles
I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
Jah Work - Ben Harper
Keep Loving You - REO Speedwagon
Loser - Beck
Mandy - Barry Manilow
Narcolepsy - Ben Folds Five
Out Of My Head - Lifehouse
Pop Music - M
Queen of the Slipstream - Van Morrison
Radio Ga Ga - Queen
Stop The Rock - Apollo 440
The Sweater Song - Weezer
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Veridis Quo - Daft Punk
Whoever You Are - Geggy Tah
Xmas Values - Frank Zappa
You Wouldn't Believe - 311
Zak and Sara - Ben Folds (NOT Ben Folds Five, not a repeat)

All I Want...Toad the Wet Sprocket
Ball and Chain...Social Distortion
Call Me...Blondie
Emotion Sickness...Silverchair
From Your Mouth...God Lives Underwater
Golgotha Tenement Blues...Machines of Loving Grace
Hard Candy...Counting Crows
I Wanna Be Your Dog...Iggy Pop
Juke Joint Jezebel...KMFDM
Kids in America...Kim Wilde
Liza and Louise...NOFX
Metal Machine Music...Die Krupps
Neverunderstand...Jesus and Mary Chain
Other Side of the River...Life of Agony
Plush...Stone Temple Pilots
Question of Lust...Depeche Mode
Rest Stop...Matchbox Twenty
Temptation...New Order
Unwritten Rules...Rancid
Violently Happy...Bjork
Wave of Mutilation...the Pixies
X...System of a Down
You Lied...Face to Face
Zaar...Peter Gabriel

a - Anywhere is - Enya
b - Beautiful- Joydrop
c - Click Click Boom - Saliva
d - Date Rape - Sublime
e - Empty Garden - Elton John
f - fever for the flava - Hot action Cop
g - Gorgeous - theSTART
h - Hummingbird - Seals & Crofts
i - I need a man - Eurythmics
j - Jeopardy - Greg Kihn Band
k - Kiss me where it smells funny - Bloodhound gang
l - Let's Face it - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
m - Mandy - Barry Manilow
n - Nietzsche's Eyes - Paula Cole
o - Only the good die young - Billy Joel
p - Pretty Girl - Ween
q - Quiet - John Mayer
r - Rape me - Nirvana
s - Stand by Me - Ben E King
t - The Golden Age of Grotesque - Marilyn Manson
u - Unspoken - Flywheel
v - Vaseline - The Flaming Lips
w - White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
x - X - System of a Down
y - Young at Heart - Frank Sinatra
z - (the) Zephyr Song - The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Just for you, Michele... the music I know you like (well, most of it, at least)... :)

"Angry Again" - Megadeth
"Back to School" - Deftones
"Cemetery Gates" - Pantera
"Don't Fear The Reaper" - Blue Oyster Cult
"Edie (Ciao Baby)" - The Cult
"Fascination Street" - The Cure
"Gimme Some Lovin'" - Spencer Davis Group
"Head On" - Jesus & Mary Chain
"I Got A Man" - Positive K
"Jesus Built My Hotrod" - Ministry
"Kick Out the Jams" - MC5
"Love in an Elevator" - Aerosmith
"My Wave" - Soundgarden
"Never Let Me Down Again" - Depeche Mode
"Only" - Anthrax
"Paranoid" - Black Sabbath
"Quicksilver" - The Shining
"Radio, Radio" - Elvis Costello
"She Talks To Angels" - Black Crowes
"Take the Skinheads Bowling" - Camper Van Beethoven
"Under the Milky Way" - The Church
"Verse Chorus Verse" - Nirvana
"Wave of Mutilation" - The Pixies
"XXX's & OOO's" - Trisha Yearwood (it's the only thing I could come up with other than "Xanadu" or "X" that hadn't been used!)
"You Spin Me 'Round" - Dead Or Alive
"Zero" - Smashing Pumpkins

BTW, to Yvonne -- that DMX song is "Party Up," not "Up in Here."

I've played the same game using band names with my girlfriend in a grocery store line and we got into a huge fight about if "The" could be overlooked as secondary. It was really sad.

Well technically you can overlook the The, since they do it for lists of band names and alphabetical order at music stores.

The question is, where would The The be put? Would you overlook both of the the's?

I'm in...
Ana Ng - They Might be Giants
Barely Breathing - Duncan Sheik
Come Go With Me - Expose ( Yes, I love this song, deal with it)
Dear God - XTC
Everyday - Dave Mathews Band
Friday, I'm in Love - The Cure
Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holliday
Hooked on a Feeling - BJ Thomas
Invisible - Alison Moyet
Joy and Pain - Maze and then again even better by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
Kiss them for Me - Siouxie and the Banshees
Let Me Take You Dancing - Bryan Adams
Mary's Prayer - Danny Wilson
Nothing but a Woman - Robert Cray
Open Arms - Journey
Ponderous - 2Nu
Queen of Hearts - Greg Allman
Romeo's Tune - Steve Forbert
She Talks to Angels - Black Crows
Tell Me What You Want - Zebra
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Valerie - Quarterflash
We Close Our Eyes - Go West
Xanadu - Rush
You'll Never Walk Alone - From Carousel, but Judy Garland's version is my favorite
Zero to Hero - Hercules Soundtrack

Damn it. If I hadn't read this before my meeting today, I wouldn't have daydreamed through it thinking, "Hmm.... Lots of songs that start with D when you think about it." Just for that, I hope you have Carly and James singing "Mock...yeah...ing...yeah" in your head all day and can do nothing about it, Michele. And why does everyone seem to think "Xanadu" is Livvie's worst recorded offense against civilization (see L below)? I understand about the X thing.

Brass in Pocket—Pretenders
Can't Get You Out of My Head—Kylie Minogue
Down from Dover—Dolly Parton
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic—The Police
Free Baby (Free Bird + Baby I Love Your Way)—Will to Power
Getting Away with It—Electronic
Help Me—Joni Mitchell
It's a Heartache—Bonnie Tyler
Just a Little Lovin'—Dusty Springfield
Killer Queen—Queen
Little More Love, A—Olivia Newton-John
Mockingbird—Carly Simon and James Taylor
No More Lies—Michel'le
Our Lips Are Sealed—The Go-go's
Poor Poor Pitiful Me—Linda Ronstadt (with the Japanified last verse)
Queen of Hearts—Juice Newton
Right on Track—The Breakfast Club
Shadows in the Moonlight—Anne Murray
Take a Chance with Me—Roxy Music
U Got the Look—Prince featuring Sheena Easton
Walk Away from Love—Yazoo
You Never Done It like That—The Captain & Tennille

a) alcoholic - starsailor
b) blind - face to face
c) caterpillar girl - the cure
d) damaged - plumb
e) evangeline - cocteau twins
f) fake plastic trees - radiohead
g) ghost - howie day
h) honey don't think - grant lee buffalo
i) independence day - floater
j) jukebox - ani difranco
k) kerosene - bad religion
l) lover, you should've come over - jeff buckley
m) my sweet fracture - saves the day
n) northern lad - tori amos
o) olympia - hole
p) please bleed - ben harper
q) question of time - depeche mode
r) romeo & juliet - indigo girls
s) sullivan street - counting crows
t) tourniquet - marilyn manson
u) under the milky way tonight - the church
v) venus blue - acid bath
w) we float - pj harvey
x) x marks the spot - joe sample
y) you're not alone - olive
z) zimbabwe - bob marley & the wailers

A: All Apologies - Nirvana
B: Blackhole Sun - Soundgarden
C: Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
D: Drive - Incubus
E: Everlong - Foo Fighters
F: Father of Mine - Everclear
G: Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
H: Hockey Song - Stompin' Tom Connors
I: Ironic - Alanis Morissette
J: Just be my Lady - Larry Graham
K: Kryptonite - 3 doors down
L: Lane Nevachi - Lunascape
M: Man of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Bottom Boys
N: No Reply at All - Genesis
O: Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
P: Photograph - Def Leopard
Q: Quasimodo - Lifehouse
R: Return To Innocence - Enigma
S: Still loving you - Scorpions
T: Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
U: Urgent - Foreigner
V: Vasoline - Stone Temple Pilots
W: When I Come Around - Green Day
X: X-Mas Song - Korn
Y: Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
Z: Zombie - Cranberries

Androgyny - Garbage
Baby Blue - George Strait
Christmas at Ground Zero - Weird Al
Dominique - Singing Nun (I bet thats only on my list! ha!)
Everybody hurts - REM
Funny Honey - Renee Zellweger (Chicago)
Girls just wanna have fun - Cyndi Lauper
Hot Patootie - Meatloaf (Rocky Horror)
Insensitive - Jann Arden
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Keep Fishin - Weezer
Lounge Act - Nirvana
Michelle - The Beatles
Now and Forever - Richard Marx
Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry
Poison - Alice Cooper
Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
Real Love - P!NK
Spooky - Classics IV
Time of the Season -The Zombies
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Venus - Bananarama
Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John (blah, it's late)
You were meant for me - Jewel
Zero - Smashing Pumpkins

Ok... forget about score... I'll go for stuff I regularly listen to.

Avenues & Alleyways - Rancid
Beer - Reel Big Fish
Chick Magnet -MXPX
Detachable Penis - King Missile
Every Dog Has Its Day - Flogging Molly
Fucked - Less Than Jake
Give You Nothing - Bad Religion
Hope I Never Lose My Wallet - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Imprint - Doubledrive
Jesus Built My Hot Rod - Ministry
King of New Orleans - Better Than Ezra
Lucky - Seven Mary Three
Madness - Madness
No One Needs to Know - Ozma
One - Metallica
Plan B - The Impossibles
Quincentuple Your Money - Lawrence Arms
Rudi, A Message to You - The Specials
Slam - Biohazard & Onyx
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Unmarked Helicopters - Soul Coughing
Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
What God Wants - Roger Waters
X-Files Theme (Remix) - PM Dawn
Your Number is One - Rollins Band
Zak & Sara - Ben Folds

Here you go. I kinda cheated though and got my wife to help me. And by help me, I mean she did 98% of it.

Amie– Pure Prairie League
Bittersweet – Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Crush – Dave Matthews Band
(Damn These) Hungry Times – Cousteau
Eventide – Grey Eye Glances
Five Days in May – Blue Rodeo
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
Helen Wheels – Paul McCartney and Wings
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Jane – Barenaked Ladies
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
Lay Lady Lay – Bob Dylan
Main Street – Bob Segar
Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) – Steam
Old Dan’s Records – Gordon Lightfoot
Photograph – Def Leppard
Quinn the Eskimo – Manfred Mann
Road to Hell – Chris Rea
Sunshine Superman – Donovan
Tea for the Tillerman – Cat Stevens
Under the Ivy – Kate Bush
Voyeur – Kim Carnes
Wild Nights – Van Morrison
X-Ray Eyes – Blue Oyster Cult
Young Turks – Rod Stewart
Zanzibar – Billy Joel

I can't believe there is someone else who does this kind of thing (to get to sleep, I mean). I go through a list of either fruits and vegetables or animals.

Songs A to Z

A) Atomic - Blondie
B) Ball Of Confusion - Take your pick: Edwin Starr or Love & Rockets
C) Candy - Iggy Pop w/ Kate Pierson
D) Do You Wanna Dance? - Ramones
E) Eloise - The Damned
F) Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
G) God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
H) Heroes - David Bowie
I) In The Flat Field - Bauhaus
J) Jersey Girl - Tom Waits
K) Killing An Arab - The Cure
L) Los Angeles - X
M) Malibu - Hole
N) No More Heroes - The Stranglers
O) One Step Beyond - Madness
P) Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
Q) Quiche Lorraine - The B-52's
R) Rock The Casbah - The Clash
S) Stagger Lee - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
T) Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
U) Uranium Rock - The Cramps
V) Venus In Furs - Velvet Underground
X) X, Y, & Zee - Pop Will Eat Itself
Y) You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Z) "Z" - Adrian Belew

Add It Up - Violent Femmes
Beat On The Brat - Ramones
Candy-o - The Cars
Dear Prudence - The Beatles
Eat To The Beat - Blondie
Five To One - The Doors
Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana
I Know What Boys Like - The Waitresses
Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
Kiss Me, Son of God - They Might Be Giants
Legal Tender - B-52s
Memories Can't Wait - Talking Heads
Need A Man Blues - Bronski Beat
Oh L'Amour - Erasure
Pinball Wizard - The Who
Quiet Life - Japan
Reap The Wild Wind - Ultravox
Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel
Temptation - New Order
Up The Junction - Squeeze
Valley Girl - Frank & Moon Unit Zappa
Why Can't I Be You - The Cure
X-Girlfriend - Bush
You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
Zero - Smashing Pumpkins

a Anything, Anything - Dramarama
b Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
c Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
d Democracy, Whiskey, Sexy - Dr. Frank (Mr. T Experience)
e Everybody Knows - Leonard Cohen
f Fire in Cairo - The Cure
g Get With It - Live on Release
h Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran
i I Love Rock 'n Roll - Joan Jett and the Black Hearts
j Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
k King of Rock - RunDMC
l Long Skirt, Short Jacket - Cake
m Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven (Also Depeche Mode)
n No Sleep 'til Brooklyn - Beastie Boys
o Oh L'Amour - Erasure
p Pretty in Pink - Psychadelic Furs
q Question - Goldfinger
r Royal Oil - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
s Sweet Child of Mine - Guns 'n Roses
t Toucha Toucha Touch Me - Rocky Horror Picture Show
u Up for the Down Stroke - Parliment Funkadelic
v Violence - Bif Naked
w Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
x XYU - Smashing Pumpkins
y Yesterday's Over - Mustard Plug
z Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies

I do have all of these except for the Smashing Pumpkins as I gave my Melon Collie CD to my sister and Bon Jovi, who I would never actually pay money for, I just happen to have a Ska cover of the song and figured noone had ever heard of the Slackers.

Amarillo Highway - Robert Earl Keen
Body of an American - Pogues
California Uber Alles - Dead Kennedys
Don't Go - Hothouse Flowers
Evangeline - Emmylou Harris
Family Affair - Lyle Lovett
Go West - Pet Shot Boys
Hotel California - Eagles
I Will do Anything for Love - Meatloaf
Justice in Ontario - Steve Earle
Keep on the Sunny Side - Carter Family
Lady of Shallot - Loreena McKennitt
Masters of War - Bob Dylan
Nine One One is a Joke - Public Enemy
Oh L'amour - Erasure
Paradise City - Guns n Roses
Quaaludes Again - Bobby Bare
Rex's Blues - Townes Van Zandt
Surfer Girls with Machine Guns - Cramps
Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page
Up on Cripple Creek - The Band
Violets of Dawn - Eric Andersen
Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up - Eminem
Xanadu - Rush
Yellow Rose of Texas - Bob Wills
Zoot Allures - Frank Zappa

Oh, hell, here we go:

A All This and More (The Dead Boys)
B Beef Baloney (Fear)
C Creep (Radiohead)
D Dear Prudence (The Beatles)
E Every Day is Halloween (Ministry)
F 515 (The Who)
G Generals and Majors (XTC)
H Harvest Festival (XTC)
I In the City (The Jam)
J Jane Says (Jane's Addiction)
K Kick Out the Jams (Henry Rollins w/ Bad Brains)
L Lost in the Supermarket (The Clash)
M The Man Who Sold The World (Nirvana, off of the Unplugged album)
N Nobody Told Me (John Lennon)
O One Night in Bangkok (Murray Head)
P Pull My Strings (Dead Kennedys)
Q A Quick One While He's Away (The Who)
R Rascal King (Mighty Mighty Bosstones)
S Surrender (Cheap Trick)
T Tender (Blur)
U Unforgiven (Metallica)
V Volare (Dean Martin)
W What's So Funny (Elvis Costello)
X XTC vs. Adam Ant (TMBG)
Y You Know What You Are (Ministry)
Z Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)

Armageddon It - Def Leppard
Battleship Chains - Georgia Sattelites
Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue - Toby Keith
Dust in the Wind - Kansas
Echo Sonata for Two Unfriendly Groups of Instruments - PDQ Bach
Fields of Gold - Sting
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel
I've Seen All Good People - Yes
Just Another Day - Jon Secada
Knife Feels Like Justice - Brian Setzer
Legs - ZZ Top
Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
Never Let You Down - The Verve Pipe
One Slip - Pink Floyd
Pinch Me - Barenaked Ladies
Question - Moody Blues
Running on Empty - Jackson Browne
Still....You Turn Me On - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Two Tickets to Paradise - Eddie Money
Under My Thumb - Rolling Stones
Voices Carry - Til Tuesday
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
X - [damn damn damn....]
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
Zombie Jamboree - Rockapella

20% Amnesia (Elvis Costello-we need a number song)
Another Time, Another Place (U2)
Bedbugs & Ballyhoo (Echo & the Bunnymen)
Circulate (Swing Out Sister)
Drowning (The English Beat)
Elemental (Tears for Fears)
Family Man (Hall & Oates)
Gartloney Rats (The Pogues)
Hard to Laugh (The Pursuit of Happiness)
I Don't Remember (Peter Gabriel)
Jennifer She Said (Lloyd Cole/Commotions)
Killarney Boys of Pleasure (Lunasa)
Leave It (Yes)
Making Believe (Social Distortion)
New Frontier (Donald Fagen)
One Step Ahead (Split Enz)
Possession (Sarah McLachlan)
Queen of Hollywood (The Corrs)
Railroad Worksong (Notting Hillbillies)
S.O.F.T. (Elastica)
Tarkus (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Unhappy Birthday (The Smiths)
Venus (Bananarama)
When the Lights Go Out (Naked Eyes)
Xanthus Saves (They Might Be Giants)
Yacht Dance (XTC)
Zak & Sara (Ben Folds)

a- American Pie- Don McLean
b- Bring Me to Life-Evanescence
c- Closer-NIN
d- Dancing Barefoot-U2
e- Echo-Trapt
f- Faceless Man-Creed
g- Give It Away-Red Hot Chili Peppers
h- Higher- Creed
i- If I had a Million Dollars-Barenaked Ladies
j- Joyride- Roxette
k- Kashmir-Led Zeppelin
l- Lover Lay Down- Dave Matthews
m- My neck, my back-Khia
n- Never Going Back Again-Fleetwood Mac
o- On the Run-Pink Floyd
p- Pushing Me Away- Linkin Park
q- Quest For Fire-Iron Maiden
r- Right Back-Sublime
s- She hates me- Puddle of mudd
t- Thunderstruck-AC/DC
u- Undercover Angel-Alan O'Day
v- Vasoline-Stone Temple Pilots
w- Wherever I May Roam-Metallica
x- X-Ray Man- Liz Phair
y- Your body is a wonderland-John Mayer
z- Zombie Stomp-Ozzy Osbourne

ohhhhhhh dammit..I have 2 creed songs in there...crap I suck lol

a - apron strings - everything but the girl
b - beautiful boy - beatles
c - control - puddle of mudd
d - Diamonds on the soles of her shoes - Paul Simon
e - Everything thing I do - Bryan Adams
f - Fuck her Gently - Tenacious D
g - going the distance - cake
h - Heaven - Live
i - In This Diary - the ataris
j - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Josh Groban
k - Kryptonite - Three Doors Down
l - Leader of the Band - Dan Fogelberg
m - Man of la Mancha - Linda Eder
n - 1983 - John Mayer
o - One Hand, One Heart - Blue Devils
p - prayer-Charlotte Church and Josh Groban (or celine dion and andre bocelli, take your pick)
q - Quit Playing Games - Backstreet Boys
r - Real World - Matchbox 20
s - Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World
t - The Anthem - Good Charlotte
u - Undone (the sweater song) - weezer
v - Virtual Reality - Rusted Root
w - Walking in Memphis - Billy Joel
x - XYU - Smashing Pumpkins
y - Your Song - Moulin Rouge
z - zoot suit riot - cherry poppin' daddies


Just a minor nitpick, but Beautiful Boy was a Lennon song off of Double Fantasy.


A Whiter Shade of Pale, Procul Harum
Born to be Wild, Steppenwolf
Cat's In The Cradle, Harry Chapin
Desperado, The Eagles
Eighteen, Alice Cooper
Free Falling, Tom Petty
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, U2
Jump, Van Halen
Karma Chameleon, Culture Club
Love is a Battlefield, Pat Benatar
Maggie May, Rod Stewart
Nights In White Satin, Moody Blues
Owner of a Lonely Heart, Yes
Piano Man, Billy Joel
Queen Jane Approximately, Bob Dylan
Round Here, The Counting Crows
Still You Turn Me On, ELP
The Boxer, Simon And Garfunkel
Under The Boardwalk, The Drifters
Voices Carry, Tuesday
Walk on the Wild Side, Lou Reed
X-Ray, Kinks
Yesterday, The Beatles
Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie

I was going to deliberately try to get a negative number but I was afraid you might send me a copy of the CD...

Addicted - Simple Plan
Betty Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Come (Into My Dreams) - Foggy [All Mixes]
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Everyday - Kim English
Family Portrait - P!nk
Girl All the Bad Guys Want - Bowling for Soup
Hands Clean - Alanis Morissette
If Your Not the One - Daniel Bedingfold
Jenny From the Block - JLo
Keep Fishin' - Weezer
Landslide - Stevie Nicks / Fleetwood Mac
Man Overboard - Blink-182
Never Be the Same Again - Melanie C
One Way or Another - Blondie
Picture - Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow
Quiet Storm Remix - Mobb Deep ft. Lil. Kim
Rockafella Skank - Fatboy Slim
Sing for the Moment - Eminem
Take Me Home - Cher
Underneath Your Clothes - Shakira
vibes - moodroom
We're All Made of Stars - Moby
X Gonna Give it To Ya - DMX
Yes - Amber
Zuit Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies

I know it's late, but I'm avoiding work so here's my list anyways.

Angel - Massive Attack
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
Connection - Elastica
Detachable Penis - King Missile
Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah - Violent Femmes
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Galway Girl - Steve Earl
Hot Pants - The Donnas
In My Place - Coldplay
Just a Friend - Biz Markie
Keep Hope Alive - Crystal Method
Loser - Beck
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon
Nothing Compares 2 U - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies
Queer - Garbage
Rock Lobster - The B-52s
Sour Times - Portishead
Twenty-First Century Digital Boy - Bad Religion
Underwhelmed - Sloan
Volcano Girls - Veruca Salt
We Are Going to be Friends - The White Stripes
X-Ray - Joel Strummer and the Mescaleros.
Yuri-G - PJ Harvey
Zero - Smashing Pumpkins

Okay, here goes.
A- Alice Said, Screaming Trees
B- Blasphemous Rumors, Depeche Mode
C- Cold Shot, Stevie Ray Vaughan
D- Disenchanted Lullaby, Foo Fighters
E- Eat My Dust You Insensitive Fuck, Catherine Wheel
F- For the Beauty of Wynona, Daniel Lanois
G- Gunning for the Buddha, Shriekback
H- Heel on the Shovel, 16 Horsepower
I- In Bloom, Nirvana
J- Jesus Hands, Jerry Cantrell
K- Kensington Line, Big Head Todd and the Monsters
L- Let it be Me, Social Distortion
M- More than This, Roxy Music
N- Non-Addictive Marijuana, Supersuckers
O- One Liner, Mike Johnson
P- Praying Ground, Mark Lanegan
Q- Queen of the Ryche, Queensryche (Sorry)
R- Rescue Blues, The, Ryan Adams
S- Shelter, Corrosion of Conformity
T- Tomorrow, Wendy, Concrete Blonde
U- Under the Milky Way, The Church
V- Vision Thing, Sisters of Mercy
W- Wrong 'Em, Boyo, The Clash
X- X-Ray Mind, Mad Season
Y- Yellow Submarine, The Beatles
Z- Zoo Station, U2

"American Music" - Violent Femmes
"Baby Please Don't Go" - Big Joe Williams
"Come Back to us Barbara Lewis Hari Krishna Beauregard" - John Prine
"Days Like This" - Van Morrison
"Everybody's Tryin'" - Poi Dog Pondering
"Femme Fatale" - Velvet Underground and Nico
"Gary's got a boner" - the Replacements
"Hurt" - Johnny Cash (and Nine Inch Nails)
"Instanbul (Not Constantinople)" - They Might Be Giants
"Jukebox Hero" - Styx
"Linus and Lucy" - Vince Guaraldi
"Mexican Radio" - Wall of Voodoo
"Napoleon" - Ani DiFranco
"Outshined" - Soundgarden
"Pancho and Lefty" - Townes Van Zandt

"Round Here" - Counting Crows
"Somebody to Shove" - Soul Asylum
"Then Came Lo Mein" - Robert Earl Keen
"Voice of Harold" - R.E.M.
"Winnebago Warrior" - Dead Kennedys
"Yesterday" - Beatles
"Zero My Hero" - School House Rock

I have NO "Q" Song!

And for the "K"

Kryptonite - Three Doors Down

(slaps forehead) Doh!

I'll play along...

A - Add it Up (Violent Femmes)
B - Back in Black (ACDC)
C - Cry Tough (Poison)
D - Dead Skin Mask (Slayer)
E - Embrace (Korn)
F - Fight for Your Right (Beastie Boys)
G - Get to the Gone (Static X)
H - How Soon is Now (The Smiths)
I - Institutionalized (Suicidal Tendencies)
J - Jump Right In (The Urge)
K - Kill Yourself (Stormtroopers of Death)
L - Livewire (Motley Crue)
M - Master of Puppets (Metallica)
N - Needles (System of a Down)
O - Only (Anthrax)
P - Peace Sells, But Who's Buying (Megadeth)
Q - Quiet (Smashing Pumpkins)
R - Round and Round (Ratt)
S - Soulcraft (Bad Brains)
T - Toxic Waltz (Exodus)
U - Under the Influence (Chemical Brothers)
V - Visit (311)
W - Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N' Roses)
X - X Gonna Give it To Ya (DMX)
Y - Youth Gone Wild (Skid Row)
Z - Zala (Plaid)

Alone – Ben Harper
Better Off Without You – The Clarks
Curbside Prophet – Jason Mraz
Drift Away – Dobie Gray
Estranged – Guns N’ Roses
Full of Grace – Sarah McLachlan
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
Hurt – Johnny Cash
If I Had A Million Dollars – Barenaked Ladies
Just Like A Pill – Pink
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
Lean on Me – Al Green
My Favorite Mistake (Slow Jazz Acoustin Version) – Sheryl Crow
Never Is A Promise – Fiona Apple
Only God Knows Why – Kid Rock
Pale Blue Eyes – Velvet Underground
Quality Control – Jurassic 5
Road To Nowhere – Ozzy Osbourne
Soma – Smashing Pumpkins
Two Steps Behind – Def Leppard
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
Woo Hah – Busta Rhymes
X – Xzibit
You Don’t Know How It Feels – Tom Petty
Zooropa – U2

A: "Ants Marching" - Dave Matthews Band
B: "Brown Eyed Girl" - Van Morrison
C: "Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk" - Rufus Wainwright
D: "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" - Elton John
E: "Episode of Blonde" - Elvis Costello
F: "Father Lucifer" - Tori Amos
G: "Goodnight Hollywood Boulevard" - Ryan Adams
H: "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
I: "It's Oh So Quiet" - Bjork
J: "Joker" - Steve Miller Band
K: "KKK Took My Baby Away" - The Ramones
L: "Little Miss Magic" - Jimmy Buffett
M: "Mudfootball" - Jack Johnson
N: "Natural Blues" - Moby
O: "Oppression" - Ben Harper
P: "Painter's Song" - Norah Jones
R: "Rodeo Clowns" - G.Love and the Special Sauce
S: "Something" - The Beatles
T: "The Tiki Bar Is Open" - John Hiatt
U: "Underneathe It All" - No Doubt
V: "Voodoo Chile" - Jimi Hendrix
W: "Whole Lot of Love" - Led Zeppelin
Y: " You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight" - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Z: "Zoot Suit Riot" - Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Sigh. It's 2am. Seems like I've been working on this list forever and I still can't figure out anything for a Q or for an X. And I refuse to put "Xanadu" down as my choice. I give up.

Just back in town from my "writing cave."
You'll probably never speak to me after this list, but here we go:

As Strong as Samson - Procol Harum
Breathe - Pink Floyd
Crooked Bird - Gas Huffer
Delia's Gone - Johnny Cash
Everything I Did - Fury in the Slaughterhouse
Family and the Fishing Net - Peter Gabriel
Grace to Grace - Geddy Lee
Hollow Years - Dream Theatre
In a Glade - Milla
Jesus Built My Hotrod - Ministry
Kill the Dog Next Door - The Arrogant Worms
Lost Highway - Dan Baird
Millennium Blues - Mathew Sweet
Nugget - Cake
One More Color - Jane Siberry
Pretty Fly - The Offspring
Quick Change World - Ric Ocasek
Red - King Crimson
Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day - Jethro Tull
Test for Echo - Rush
(The) Uninivited Guest - Marillion
Vambo - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Woodpecker From Mars - Faith No More
XTC vs. Adam Ant - They Might Be Giants
You Wreck Me - Tom Petty
Zooropa - U2

I just checked and all of these songs except one are on my iPOD.
Which one? It was a surprise (to me). I've since added it.

Damn, I just looked at the other lists and three other people came up with XTC vs Adam Ant. Amazing. What a fine group of readers you have!

Late, but hopefully still eligible:

Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson
Beers, Steers, and Queers - The Revolting Cocks
Cosmic Dancer - Morrissey
Dirty Epic - Underworld
Epic - Faith No More
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
Get Down Make Love - NIN (cover of Queen)
How Soon is Now? - The Smiths
Inside - Gravity Kills
Just Like You - Ministry
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - Specimen
Leave You Far Behind - Lunatic Calm
Megalomaniac - KMFDM
Not Sleeping Around - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Oh l'Amour - Erasure
Please Play this Song on the Radio - NOFX
Question of Time - Depeche Mode
Roads - Portishead
Stitches - Orgy
Trip Like I Do - The Crystal Method
Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove - Dead Can Dance
Velvet Pants - Propellerheads
Without You - Eminem
X - System of a Down
Youth of the Nation - POD
Zooropa - U2

We're only allowed one KC And The Sunshine Band song? That is so unfair. Anyway...

Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Cannonball - The Breeders
Deceptacon - Le Tigre
Exit Music (For A Film) - Radiohead
Feed The Tree - Belly
Going Underground - The Jam
Honky-Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
I Like Fucking - Bikini Kill
Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam - Nirvana
Kids In America - Kim Wilde
Land Of Sunshine - Faith No More
Monkey Gone To Heaven - Pixies
Novocaine For The Soul - Eels
Our Time - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols
Queen Of Clubs - KC And The Sunshine Band
Rockaway Beach - Ramones
School's Out - Alice Cooper
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Violet - Hole
With Or Without You - U2
X Offender - Blondie
Young Americans - The Cure
Zombie - Cranberries

Action! Not Words, Def Leppard
Bust A Move, Young MC
Connection, Elastica
Dig, Mudvayne
Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor
Funny Vibe, Living Colour
Gene and Eddie, Stray Cats
Hey Man, Nice Shot, Filter
I Turned Into A Martian, Misfits
Jesus Christ Pose, Soundgarden
Knock Me Down, RHCP
Lump, Presidents of the USA
Mindfields, The Prodigy
No Fuckin Problem, Suicidal Tenedencies
One Minute Man, Missy Elliot w/ Ludacris
Psycho Killer, Talking Heads
Quitter, Toadies
Red Sky At Night, The Fixx
Surprise, Your Dead! FNM
Tommy The Cat, Primus
U.G.L.Y. Fishbone
Voodoo, Godsmack
War Pigs, Black Sabbath
X, System of a Down
You Gotta Move, Royal Crescent Mob
Zeros and Ones, Jesus Jones

Angel-Kirsty MacColl
Boom Shake the Room- DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
Cat Scratch Fever- Ted Nugent
Damn I wish I was your Lover- Sophie B. Hawkins
Every Day I Write the Book- Elvis Costello
Fight the Power- Public Enemy
Ghostdancing- Simple Minds
Hell Hole- Spinal Tap
Is This Love- Whitesnake
Jacob's Ladder- Huey Lewis and the News
Kool Thing- Sonic Youth
Ladies' Night- Kool and the Gang
Man on Your MInd- Little River Band
November Rain- Guns 'n Roses
Oops I Did it Again- Britney Spears
Point of No Return- Expose
Queen of Perfection- The Badlees
Running Up That Hill- Kate Bush
Suburbia- Pet Shop Boys
Tuff Enuff- Fabulous Thunderbirds
Unbelievable- EMF
Voulez-Vous- Abba
Why- Annie Lennox
X Offender- Blondie
You Make My Dreams- Hall and Oates
Zanzibar- Billy Joel

Okay, here's my entry:

Agent Orange - america
Blur - Bang
Cure - close to me (closer mix)
Dead Kennedys - do the slag
English Beat - end of the party
Fleetwood Mac - Fighting For Madge
GutterMouth - God's Kingdom
Hot Water Music - hit and miss
Incubus - I Wish You Were Here
Jade Warrior - Joanne
Kinks - Killer's Eyes
La's - Liberty Ship
Murder City Devils - murder city riot
Nirvana - Negative Creep
operation ivy - one of these days
Pennywise - Pennywise
Queensryche - Queen Of The Ryche
Ratt - Round and Round
Spread - Surf City
Tegan and Sara - This is Everything
Unwritten Law - Up All Night
veruca salt - Victrola
White Stripes - When I Hear My Name
xecutioners- X Men Style Beats
Youth Brigade- You Don't Know Shit
ZZ Top - Za Grange

Okay, sure. The last song uses a little creative license, you could replace it with 'Zipper Job' by ZZ Top... I just like La Grange better.

Also of note: Both the bands and songs start with the letter. And the only suck ass song I had to use was the Xecutioners... I couldn't find an X-Ray Specs song that started with 'X', damnit! As an added bonus the entire listing does actually fit onto an 80 minute disc.

Also! For bonus points (or to avoid getting disqualified based on that last song) I will happily mail you a copy of the mix, Michele, or provide you with a link for getting the MP3s to burn it yourself.

One more try...

A Tout Le Monde - Megadeth
Baby Got Back - Sir Mixalot
Champagne Charlie - Leon Redbone
Don't Tell Me You Love Me - Night Ranger
Eardrum Buzz - Wire
Foolin' - Def Leppard
Great Gig in the Sky (The) - Pink Floyd
History Repeating - Propellerheads
I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship - David Bowie
Jacob's Ladder - Rush
Kiko and the Lavender Moon - Los Lobos
Lipstick and Leather - Y & T
My Brain is Like a Sieve - Thomas Dolby
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - The Beatles
Only a Lad - Oingo Boingo
Party on the Patio - ZZ Top
Queer - Garbage
Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen
Sweet Talkin' Woman - ELO
Tell Me What You Want - Zebra
Unforgettable Fire - U2
Venus & Mars - Wings
Where's The Walrus? - The Alan Parsons Project
X - (Sorry, shot my wad with Xanadu - No title)
Your Racist Friend - They Might Be Giants
Zero From Outer Space - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

I would also like to suck up to the judge by noting that I'm one of the rare few people in the US that actually bought "3.V", and that I saw Zebra open up for Sammy Hagar. They was awesome.

A Bible and a Bus Ticket Home Colin Raye
Baptism Randy Travis
Copa Cabana Barry Manilow
D I V O R C E Tammy Wynette
Elvira Oak Ridge Boys
Flashdance Irene Cara
Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis
Harper Valley PTA Jeanie C Riley
I touch myself D'Vinyls
Joker Steve Miller
Kiss me (I have no idea what that annoying chick's name is)
Locomotion Lil' Eva
Men Forrester Sisters
Nine to Five Dolly Parton
Open Arms Journey
Papa Don't Preach Madonna
Rush Rush Paula Abdul
Shut up and Drive Chely Wright
Tonight's The NIght Rod Stewart
Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers
Who's Your Daddy TOby Keith
Young Love The Judds
Zipidedoodah Mary Poppins

Anathema - Lost Control
Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust
Cure - Plainsong
Dio - Holy Diver
Europe - Carrie
Freternia - Woods of the Elvin King
GTomMac - Cry Little Sister
Hammerfall - Dragon Lies Bleeding
Iron Maiden - Judas my Guide
Jag Panzer - The Moors
Kreator - When the Sky Burns Red
Labyrinth - Moonlight
Megadeth - In My Darkest Hour
Nightwish - Dead to the World
Overkill - Soulitude
Persuader - The Hunter
Queensryche - Revolution Calling
Rosetta Stone - Adreniline
Sisters of Mercy - Under the Gun
Theatre of Tragedy - Lorelei
Underworld - Born Slippy
Vintersorg - The Enigmatic Spirit
While Heaven Wept - Thus With a kiss I die
XTC - Dear God
Yaz - Don't Go
Zonata - Reality

Nere's a new challenge. Find a song for each state in the union. The song must mention either the state or a place within the state. Here is one list from a student of mine. (http://betsyspage.blogspot.com/2003_05_25_betsyspage_archive.html#94966217)

All The Way Up To Heaven -- Guster
Bales of Cocaine -- The Rev. Horton Heat
Cellophane Sun -- Adam Pascal
Daves I Know -- Bruce McCulloch
Eat My Brain -- The Odds
Fastlove -- George Michael
Ghosts -- Dirty Vegas
Houston -- Soul Coughing
Imaginary -- Evanescence
Jimi Thing -- Dave Matthews Band
King Of Spain -- Moxy Fruvous
Living Alive -- Anthony Rapp
Mercyfuck -- Mary Prankster
No Rain -- Blind Melon
One Week -- Barenaked Ladies
Paper Bag -- Fiona Apple
Quit Playing Games With My Heart -- Backstreet Boys
Rhiannon -- Fleetwood Mac
Special -- Stephen Lynch
Then The Morning Comes -- Smash Mouth
Uninvited -- Alanis Morissette
Vinegar & Salt -- Hooverphonic
Weapon Of Choice -- Fatboy Slim
XTC vs. Adam Ant -- They Might Be Giants
You Know You're Right -- Nirvana
Zoe Jane -- Staind

Nifty, this was fun -- though it took me half the night to come up with one Q song I knew (and it's the only one on the list I don't like).

Answering Machine, The Replacements
Back of a Car, Big Star
Cut Your Hair, Pavement
Dumb Waiters, The Psychedelic Furs
Empty Heart, The Rolling Stones
Flip Your Wig, Husker Du
Going Places, Kid Creole and the Coconuts
History of Utah, Camper Van Beethoven
Into the Groove, Madonna
Jungle Love, The Time
Kid, The Pretenders
Lessons Learned from Rocky I to Rocky III, Cornershop
Motorpsycho Nitemare, Bob Dylan
No Other Girl, The Blasters
One More Hour, Sleater-Kinney
Poison Arrow, ABC
Question, Old 97's
Rockafeller Skank, Fatboy Slim
Supply and Demand, The Hives
Ticket to Ride, The Beatles
Up the Bracket, The Libertines
Village Green, The Kinks
When You Were Mine, Prince
X-Defect, Bis
You Make Me Sick, Pink
Zaz Turned Blue, Was/Not Was

A. A change of seasons
B. Back in Black - AC/DC
C. Cat Scratch Fever
D. Don't tread on me - Metallica
E. Erotic Nightmares - Steve Vai
F. Fucking hostile - Pantera - Vulgar Display of power
G. Good times - Finger 11
H. Head like a hole - Nine Inch Nails
I. I love myself today - Bif Naked
J. Jump - Van Halen
K. Killing in the name - Rage Against the Machine
L. L.A. woman - The Doors
M. My little man - Ozzy Osbourne
N. No more Mr. Niceguy - Alice Cooper
O. Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche
P. Push - Moist
Q. Question of Heaven - Iced Earth
R. Rock you like a Hurricane - Scorpions
S. S.R.V - Eric Johnson
T. Time - Anthrax
U. Under Pressure - Queen
V. Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix
W. Wild Side - Motley Crue
X. X-Static - Foo Fighters
Y. Yesterday - Guns n' Roses
Z. Z.Z's Song - Joe Satriani

A. should have Dream theatre for the band name, and C. should have Ted Nugent.

I am not even sure how I got here, but the idea struck my interest and I thought "what the hell, I have nothing better to do", so here ya go:

Angel of Mine-Monica
Ballad of Curtis Lowe-Lynard Skynard
Cat's in the Cradle-Harry Chapin
Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap-AC/DC
Everyday-Dave Matthews Band
Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
Golden Rings-George Jones and Tammy Wynette
Iron Man-Black Sabbath
Jump-Van Halen
Killing Me Softly-Roberta Flack
Luckenback, Texas(Back to the Basics of Love)-Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Man of My Word-Collin Raye
No One Needs to Know Right Now-Shania Twain
Only God Knows Why-Kid Rock
Papa Don't Preach-Madonna
Queen of My Double Wide Trailor-Sammy Kershaw
Right Kind of Wrong-LeAnn Rhimes
Sweet Baby James-James Taylor
Turn the Page-Bob Seger
Unanswered Prayers-Garth Brooks
Wasted Time-Eagles
X's and O's-Trisha Yearwood
You Can Do It-Ice Cube
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah-soundtrack from Song of the South(which by the way is the BEST Disney movie ever)

****ok, so now I wasted like 2 whole hours of my life that I will never get back, trying to think of all these songs******

All the small things - Blink182
Beautiful people - maralyn manson
Caught in the rain - revise
Dark side of the moon - pink floyd
Everything i've known - korn
Forest - system of a down
Go to sleep - radiohead
Hellbent - kenna
Ironic - alanis morresett
Jaded - Aerosmith
Keep away - godsmack
Liven dead girl - rob zombie
Mutter - rammstein
New york state of mind - billy joel
Otherside - red hot chili peppers
Papercut - linkin park
Queen of hearts - blackjack
Rape me - nirvana
Sunday morning - no doubt
This is not - staticx
Umulamahri - morbid angel
Violence fetish - disturbed
Wreath of bards - wumpscut
X - system of a down
Youth of the nation - POD
Zeal - plaid

The Sign (Ace of Base)