So, you pen a song with doom and gloom lyrics and wrap it up in a snappy tune…it’s a gift to be sure. Today on The List The Beatles, REM and CCR are among the bands who show you how it’s done! Snappy Tunes/Dark Lyrics today on The List!
Maxwells Silver Hammer-Beatles
Born in the USA-Bruce Springsteen
Bad Moon Rising-Creedence Clearwater Revival
It’s The End of the World as We Know It-REM
Dan is up for another episode of The List today. As a matter of fact “up” is the operative word. What’s David Byrne of Talking Heads “up” to? And why are Ann and Nancy Wilson so “up” these days? It’s 5 songs to pump you “up” today at 4 on The List!
Shake it Up-Cars
Caught Up in You-38 Special
Even it Up-Heart
Turn Up The Radio-Autograph
Stay Up Late-Talking Heads
Dan will be laying down another list today. The idea is simple, 5 songs with down in their title but the stories are fascinating. Hear Springsteen expound on what makes pop music memorable and Tom Petty shares a tale about his good friend George Harrison. Get down with The List…today at 4.
I’m Goin’ Down-Bruce Springsteen
Down on the Corner-CCR
I Won’t Back Down-Tom Petty
Don’t Bring Me Down-ELO
Down by the River-Neil Young
Ladies, today on the list Dan will share with you his take on the finest in rock and roll fall fashions. From head to toe, he’s got you covered. Oh, and he really thinks you’ll like the shoes he’s picked out for you!
You Can Leave Your Hat On-Joe Cocker
Cheap Sunglasses-ZZ Top
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress-Hollies
Devil With a Blue Dress-Mitch Ryder
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes-Paul Simon
One band is named after a rodent, another shares their name with the title of a Roger Daltrey song, and then there’s the genius rocker who is a big deal in the ringtone industry. They are all part of another heapin’ helping of 80s One Hit Wonders today at 4, on The List!
Round and Round-Ratt
She Blinded Me With Science-Thomas Dolby
Turn up the Radio-Autograph
After the Fire-Der Kommisar
Wouldn’t it Be Good-Nik Kershaw
John Cafferty sounds like Springsteen. The guy who sings It’s My Life sounds like Bryan Ferry. And Dan is out to prove it today on The List in a set he calls “Hey that sounds like…” Hey, there’s even a rocker who sounds like Kermit the Frog. Catch The List, today at 4.
It’s My Life-Talk Talk-Sounds Like Bryan Ferry
On The Dark Side-John Cafferty (Sounds Like Bruce)
Run to You-Bryan Adams (Guitar Bit)
Turn it on Again-Genesis (Phil and Peter)
Going Up The Country-Canned Heat (sounds Like Kermit the Frog)
Paul Anka and The List seem like an unlikely combination. Well, the day has come. Today at 4 here Paul rock Nirvana, Soundgarden and Billy Idol. Oh, but it only happens in snippets. It’s rock songs Paul Anka likes, today on The List!
Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
Black Hole Sun-Soundgarden
Eyes Without a Face-Billy Idol
Eye of Tiger-Survivor
It’s the little things that matter today at 4 on The List. Joan’s little scream, Warren’s little grunts…you know, cool little moments in music that stand out! Just like The List.
It’s only Rock and Roll-Rolling Stones (fantastic “oh yeah”)
Go Your Own Way-Fleetwood Mac (Guitar Slam at end)
Don’t Stop Believing-Journey (Drum Punctuation)
I Hate Myself for Loving You-Joan Jett (Joan’s Screams)
Lawyers, Guns and Money-Warren Zevon (Warren at the end)
Today at 4 on The List, Dan will feature 5 songs every aspiring picker should learn to play on the guitar. There’s rock, blues, pyrotechnics and enough guitar playing know how on display to make you want to pick up and play. Dan might even show off a bit himself!
Smoke on the Water-Deep Purple
Layla-Derek and the Dominos
Eruption/You Really Got Me-Van Halen
It’s a protest of global proportions today on The List. Join Dan as he rolls out socially conscious tunes from all over the globe including the only song in rock and roll history to name check Captain Kirk!
Get Up , Stand Up-Bob Marley-Jamaica
Sunday Bloody Sunday-U2-Ireland
Beds are Burning-Midnight Oil-Australia
99 Red Balloons-Germany
Dan don’t have no double negatives today on The List, or do he? It may be bad grammar, but it ain’t nothin but a good time!
Don’t Come Around Here No More-Tom Petty
You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet-BTO
Don’t Ask Me No Questions-Lynyrd Skynyrd
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction-Rolling Stones
Another Brick in the Wall-Pink Floyd (It’s in the lyrics)
It’s a party band for rocker’s born in August today on The List. Featuring Mark Knopfler on guitar, Keith Moon on drums and Robert Plant on vocals…hey, we may just be onto something here!
Skateaway-Dire Straits-Mark Knopfler August 14
D’yer Maker-Led Zeppelin-Robert Plant August 20
Cream-White Room-Ginger Baker August 19
Train in Vain-The Clash-Joe Strummer August 21
Won’t Get Fooled Again-The Who-Keith Moon August 23
80s Ladies by Dan Mitchell,posted Aug 13 2012 4:46PM
Ladies of the Eighties make the scene on The List today. 5 songs from rockin’ women making it happen in a male dominated music world. And number one on The List is a female fronted band that had pulled off one of the great comebacks in rock!
Shadows of the Night-Pat Benatar
Hazy Shade of Winter-Bangles
I Hate Myself for Loving You-Joan Jett
If Anyone Falls-Stevie Nicks
Today at 4 on The List, Dan wraps up Underrated Week with an all out expose on Rocks most Underrated Guitarists. The battle for the top spot comes down to an American player who changed the fortunes of his new band, and an English guitar wizard who played on during the most satisfying period of the band dubbed the “Worlds Greatest Rock and Roll Band.”
Guns n Roses-Sweet Child of Mine-Izzy Stradlin
George Harrison-What is Life
Neil Young-Down By the River
Fleetwood Mac-Never Going Back Again-Lyndsey Buckingham
Rolling Stones-Can’t you Hear me Knockin’-Mick Taylor
Drum Whackers of the Front Range gather round. Today at 4 on The List, Dan continues Underrated Week with a tribute to some most excellent kit masters who seldom get any love for being good at the whole drum whacking process. Don’t miss it as Dan tears apart the silly notion that Ringo Starr was just lucky to be in The Beatles.
Doors-Hello I Love You-John Densmore
Molly Hatchett-Flirtin With Disaster-Bruce Crump
Beatles-Hello Goodbye-Ringo Starr
Black Crowes-Hard to Handle-Steve Gorman
Chicago-Make Me Smile-Danny Seraphine
Underrated Week continues today on The List. Get ready for 5 bands that didn’t get enough love from the critics, we the people or both. Now, one of the underrated bands is actually in the Rock and Roll hall of fame. How can a band be that famous and underrated…you’ll have to listen to Dan’s twisted logic!
The Smithereens-A Girl Like you
Blue Oyster Cult-Burning For You
The Kinks-All Day and All of the Night
Deep Purple-Woman From Tokyo
Thin Lizzy-Cowboy Song