Today on The List-The British are coming…again! Dan has chosen 5 of the most impressive early 80’s “synth-pop” bands. It was a new decade and English acts were once again having their way with us. Now, the top band rises above the rest. They have sold over 100 million records and were dubbed “The prettiest boys in rock.”
A Flock of Seagulls-I Ran
Thompson Twins-Hold Me Now
Eurythymics-Would I Lie to You
Tears for Fears-Head Over Heals
Duran Duran-Girls on Film
Join Dan this afternoon at 4 as he “rides the rails’ on The List. He’s featuring 5 songs with well-trained musicians, singing about trains. Oh and there’s a free train whistle for everyone who listens!
Dan Mitchell picked a peck of rockin’ Peters, a peck of rockin’ Peters Dan Mitchell picked. If Dan Mitchell picked a peck of rockin’ Peters, who are the rockin’ Peters that Dan Mitchell picked? Hey, tune in at 4 and find out. It’s rock stars named Peter today on The List!
Solsbury Hill (live)-Peter Gabriel
Feeling Stronger Everyday-Chicago-Peter Cetera
Eminence Front-Who-Peter Townshend
Centerfold-J Geils Band-Peter Wolf
(You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back-Peter Tosh/Mick Jagger
What’s purple, red, green, brown and black and blue all over? Well, it’s Dan’s next edition of The List today at 4. Now without giving it away, let’s just say that it really is quite colorful…in a rockin’ kind of way!
Blue on Black-Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Brown Sugar-Rolling Stones
Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
Red Rain-Peter Gabriel
Today at 4 on The List, Dan is pushing bumper stickers. It’s 5 tunes , the titles of which, would make for a nice little bumper attachment. The Stones, The Who and Sammy Hagar are stuck…the number one rock and roll bumper sticker rocker comes from the 60’s man…and it applies to everything in life!
You Can’t Always Get What You Want-Rolling Stones
I Can’t Drive 55-Sammy Hagar
Let’s Work Together-Canned Heat
Long Live Rock-The Who
Run Like Hell-Pink Floyd
Today on The List, it’s All or Nothing. Free gives it their all, while Pete Townshend’s got nothing. Sting says of his contribution to today’s list; "It's about the death of my father, so it's pretty dark as a record but on this song the words are foiled by this fairly jolly tune.” Hey, you don’t get the word jolly to often in quotes from rock star guys!
All Right Now-Free
Nothing is Everything-Pete Townshend
All She Wants to do is Dance-Don Henley
Nothing from Nothing-Billy Preston
All This Time-Sting
Today at 4 on The List…you’ll hear 5 songs that were all banned by the BBC. Paul Simon got axed due to product placement in his tune…a BBC no-no! The Police mentioned Northern Ireland and Paul McCartney got a bit too sexy for his shirt…and the BBC!
Hi Hi Hi-Wings (sexual)
Invisible Sun-Police (political-mentions Northern Ireland)
Lola-Kinks (product placement)
Kodachrome-Paul Simon (product placement)
Everybody wants to rule the World-Tears for Fears (Banned during first gulf war)
How many guys named George do you know? Well there are not a whole lot of them in Rock and Roll. Today on The List Dan will feature the only 5 he could find…and that’s stretchin’ it!
What is Life-George Harrison
Dixie Chicken-Little Feat (Lowell George)
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer-George Thorogood
Blue Money—George Ivan (Van) Morrison
Pleasant Valley Sunday-Monkees-George Michael (Mickey) Dolenz
Today on The List, Special guests include Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Joe Walsh, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmy Page. They add their talents as guest performers on other rockers tunes. Which one played on the very first single from The Who? The answer at 4 today on The List!
Teach Your Children-CSN&Y (Jerry Garcia Pedal Steel)
Split Decision-Steve Winwood (Joe Walsh Guitar)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps –Beatles (Eric Clapton)
Modern Love-David Bowie (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
I Can’t Explain-The Who-(Jimmy Page Rhythm Six String)
It’s called “the Bo Diddley Beat”…and it permeates rock. Today at 4 on The List join Dan as features 5 tunes which pay homage to Mr. Diddley by lifting his beat. Bruce, The Who and U2 are in, tune in at 4 at 4 to findout who else makes the cut!
Magic Bus-The Who
She’s The One-Bruce Springsteen
I Want Candy-Bow Wow Wod
Not Fade Away-Rolling Stones
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 Brothers in Rock today on The List-today at 4 Dan will count down the top 5 bands in rock featuring male siblings. Here’s a riddle for you…the number 2 band had a hit covering a song by the top band on today’s list. Good Luck!
Black Crowes-Jealous Again-Robinson Brothers
INXS-New Sensation-Farris Brothers
Allman Brothers-Whipping Post-Duane and Gregg
Van Halen-Running With the Devil-Eddie and Alex
Kinks-Lola-Ray and Dave