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Posts from August 2014


Songs in the Key of Life
Dan will be featuring “Songs in the Key of Life” today on The List.  And know this, it’s no minor key.  The truth is it’s his 5 favorite songs with Life in the title…because life is good!

Life in the Fast Lane-Eagles
Life’s Been Good to me So Far-Joe Walsh
What is Life-George Harrison
Life During Wartime-Talking Heads
Walk of Life-Dire Straits
 
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5 Line-up changes that Rocked
Two were due to death, the others were brought on by personality conflicts.  Today at 3 on The List join Dan as he counts down the top five line-up changes in rock.  Changes that ended up leading to even greater success.

Stay With Me-Faces
Why Can’t This Be Love-Van Halen
Back in Black-AC/DC
Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’-Rolling Stones
Monday Morning-Fleetwood Mac
 
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Rock of Many Colors
What’s Purple, Red, Green, Brown and Black and Blue all over?  Well, it’s Dan’s List today. 

Blue on Black-Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Brown Sugar-Rolling Stones
Green River-CCR
Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
Red Rain-Peter Gabriel
 
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One Man Bands
Multi-instrumentalists will populate “The List” today.  Dan’s giving some of rock’s most gifted players the opportunity to shine or more than their “specialty” instrument.  Now, there is only one guy who could top this list...guess now and find out at 3!

Trouble-Lindsey Buckingham
I Saw the Light-Todd Rundgren
While You See A Chance-Steve Winwood
The Old Man Down the Road-John Fogerty
Every Night-Paul McCartney
 
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Recorded at Caribou Ranch
There was a period of time back in the 70’s when Caribou Ranch in Nederland Colorado was a recording destination for many legends. Today at 3 on The List join Dan features tunes created right here in Colorado.   

Rocky Mountain Way-Joe Walsh
Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo-Rick Derringer
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds-Elton John/John Lennon
Give a Little Bit-Supertramp
Captain Fantastic-Elton John
 
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Reggae Rock Songs
Dan’s going “Reggae Rocking” today on The List.  He’s got 5 laid back Rastafarian radio hits sung by 4 Englishmen and one diminutive yet large American icon!

I Shot the Sheriff-Eric Clapton
Walking on The Moon-Police
Watching the Detectives-Elvis Costello
D’yer Maker-Led Zeppelin
Mother and Child Reunion-Paul Simon
 
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Top 5 Most “Rockin-est” 80’s tunes
Today’s List at 3 O’clock with Dan is called; The top 5 Most Rockin’est 80’s tunes.  Guitars will be blaring, and vocalists will be sharing their most stellar  rock chops! 

Born in the USA-Bruce Springsteen
Pour Some Sugar on Me-Def Leppard
Hot for Teacher-Van Halen
Back in Black-AC/DC
Welcome to the Jungle-Guns n Roses
 
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Top American Bands
Dan’s got his countdown cap on again today.  Join him at 3 on The List as he shares his selections for the Top 5 American Rock Bands.  Big bands were left on this list…don’t be mad!

Legs-ZZ Top
Pamama-Van Halen
Already Gone-Eagles
Born on the Bayou-CCR
Ragdoll-Aerosmith
 
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5 memorable songs NOT from John Hughes Films
The John Hughes teen films of the 80’s were notable for their stand out songs.  “In Your Eyes” from Say Anything.  “Don’t You Forget About Me” from The Breakfast Club.  With that in mind, on today’s list, join Dan as he features 5 memorable songs NOT from John Hughes films.

You Can Leave Your Hat On-Joe Cocker
Footloose-Kenny Loggins
My Sharona-The Knack
Streets of Philadelphia-Bruce Springsteen
Walkin’ on Sunshine-Katrina and the Waves
 
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I Freakin’ Love this Song
Today’s list at 3 O’clock it totally self-indulgent on Dan’s part. Heck, it’s called “I Freakin’ Love This Song!”  Dan’s playing 5 of his favorite tunes from the rock era.  Hey, It just so happens that his favorite Elton John tune is Elton’s favorite as well.

A Whiter Shade of Pale-Procul Harum
Movin’ On-Bad Company
Mona Lisas and Madhatters-Elton John
Angel of Harlem-U2
Try and Love Again-Eagles
 
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Songs That Mention Other Songs
Today on The List, join Dan as he features 5 songs that mention other songs.  And the kings of the tune-age shout out may very well be The Beatles.

Thunder Road-Bruce Springsteen
Take Me Home Tonight-Eddie Money
The LambLies Down on Broadway-Genesis
Running Down a Dream-Tom Petty
Glass Onion-Beatles
 
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Beating the Sophomore Jinx
There’s a lot of pressure in releasing a second album, especially if the first one was a hit.  Today at 3 on The List Dan’s featuring  bands who beat the sophomore jinx in a big way.  And, don’t drool trying to figure this out, one of the bands 2nd albums was actually their 12th.

Sunshine of Your Love-Cream
Daughter-Pearl Jam
Ramble On-Led Zeppelin
Take me to the Pilot-Elton John
Go Your Own Way-Fleetwood Mac
 
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Doomsday Rock
They are 5 of the most Doom and Gloomy songs in rock history.  One of them is so apocalyptic we hope you survive listening to Doomsday Rock, today at 3 on The List.

When the World is Running Down…-Police
It’s the End of the World as we Know it-REM
Don’t Fear The Reaper-Blue Oyster Cult
Run Like Hell-Pink Floyd
Bad Moon Rising-CCR
 
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Getting in Touch with my Woman
The “Woman” is front and center today on The List.  Dan’s got a thrilling eclectic, thought provoking, texturally satisfying list featuring…5 songs with “woman” in the title.

Rock and Roll Woman-Buffalo Springfield
Woman From Tokyo-Deep Purple
Pretty Woman-Van Halen
Evil Woman-ELO
American Woman-Lenny Kravitz
 
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How do you Like your Joe
There’s an ordinary, average one, there’s one who lives in Crawford Colorado and there’s even one who play’s Pepsi Center on the 19th…today’s list at 3 is “How do you like your Joe?  

I Fought the Law-The Clash
Walk This Way-Aerosmith
Feeling Alright-Joe Cocker
Rocky Mountain Way-Joe Walsh
 
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The Producers
​Pop Goes The “Power-Pop”
​Here’s to Mutt! (Albums produced by Mutt Lange)
​Disturbing Songs People Love
​Tower of Power Baby! (songs with T.O.P. Horn Section)
​Dancing Days are Here Again
​It’s kind of “iffy”
Rocks Greatest Quartets
Top 5 Career Saving Albums
​The Ones That Got Away
​Halloween Screams
​Top 5 Guitar Solos
Breakthrough Albums
Top 5 Guitar Riffs of All Time
​Elvis and Dave and Nick
Fond Farewells
​Another Cover Up
You’ll have to read the Book
Teenage Wastland
Just Kiddin’ Around
Stage Name Origins
​Intro to Guitar Intros
I’m Down With That
​Let Me Repeat Myself
​Peter Meter
Invasion of the Canadian Rock Star Guys
​October Rock and Roll Birthday Bash
​Rockin’ the Organ
Inside the Music
The Color Wheel
​My Initial Offering
Rock and Roll Riders
Inside the Music Part III
Side Projects
Stevie Nicks and Friends
My Big Bad List
Songs with Choirs
One Hit Wonders 80’s style
Sue You, Sue me Blues
British Americana
Wine, Whiskey and Song
Jump Up and Shout
If you’re Rockin’ and you Know it-Clap your Hands
Top 5 80’s Break-up Songs
Drummers Who Sing Lead
The Beginning and the End
Dynamic Duos on Rock Guitar
Math Rock
​The Periodic Table of Rock
Songs in the Key of Life
5 Line-up changes that Rocked
Rock of Many Colors
One Man Bands
Recorded at Caribou Ranch
Reggae Rock Songs
Top 5 Most “Rockin-est” 80’s tunes
Top American Bands
5 memorable songs NOT from John Hughes Films
I Freakin’ Love this Song
Songs That Mention Other Songs
Beating the Sophomore Jinx
Doomsday Rock
Getting in Touch with my Woman
How do you Like your Joe
Dan’s Dirty Little List
Brought to you by the Letter P
Stalker Rock
Underrated Cover Songs
Time is on my Side
Goin’ to California
Mythological Rock
Same Title/Different Song
5 Must Have Albums from the 70’s
The Top Grossing Tours of All Time
Bad First Concerts
Jefferson Starship Hudson Gardens Preview
The 5 Greatest 3 minute Rock Songs
Soccer Lovin’ Rockers
It’s all in the Family
Outlaw Rock
Tower of Power Baby!
Rocks Greatest Trios
I Can’t Hear You (hearing impaired rockers)
I Can’t Hear You (hearing impaired rockers)
Best “Stick it to the Man Songs”
Photo Shop Rock
Bands Before They Were Famous
Rock’s Best Golfers
This List is for the Birds
Don’t have no Double Negatives
The Voice of Paul Rodgers
Ladies of the 80’s
Rock’s Greatest Movies
Piano-Rama!
Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star
Dancing Days are Here Again
May Birthdays
“Hey” Fever
Always Leave Them Wanting More
Albums Critics “whiffed” on
Greatest American Rocker Male
I’m Putting you on “hold"
Another “Best” List
Top 5 Guitar Riffs of All Time
Top 5 Guitar Solos
Best Evil Music Biz Songs
Rock Stars and Their Rockin’ Cars
A “Peck” of Peters
It’s kind of “iffy”
Side Projects
Southern Fried Rock
5 Songs Inspired by Famous People
5 Reasons the 70’s was Rock’s Greatest Decade
The List is “Alive”
Stream of Consciousness Rock
Rock’s Greatest Concept Albums
Best of the Bad
“Count Me In”
Songs with the word “song” in the title
The Top 5 British Bands That Aren’t…
Top Rock Vocalist Male
​I’m on “The Move”
Rock’s Best Drummers
Rock’s Greatest “The” Bands
Canada’s Top Guitarists
Black Listed
Rock’s Greatest “The” Bands
Canada’s Top Guitarists
Black Listed
One Hit Wonders of the 80’s Revisited
The Final Cut
​Drummers Who Sing Lead
Legendary Colorado Concerts
We Give Great Bass (Rock songs with Big Bass Leads)
Favorite 80’s Album Tracks
Invasion of the Canadian Rock Star Guys
Bands that should call it a career (Rolling Stone Readers Poll)
69 Dudes! (Songs that mention 1969)
The Doctor is in
It’s the little things that matter!
The Ones That Got Away
It’s an “a-choired” taste (songs with choirs)
Best Rock and Roll Nicknames
What’s in a Name
Thank you John Mayall (Rockers who were in the Blues Breakers)
Rocks Greatest Quartets
Top 5 Career Saving Albums
​Another “Cover Up” (Mtn. Listener Doug)
Inside the Music-Take Three
Got the Blues
Intro to Guitar Intros
Gotta Have More Cowbell
5 Songs Every 80’s Bar Band Had to Know
Ringtone Rock
Same Title/Different Song
​The Top Grossing Tours of All Time (not including Madonna)
5 “Must-Have” albums from the 70’s
Inside the Music-Take Two
4 Decades, 5 Excellent Debut Albums
Rock and Roll Royalty
5 memorable songs from movies that aren’t John Hughes films
The top 5 most rockinest 80's Tunes
The Life of Brian
Golden Rock Gods
Snappy Tunes/Dark Lyrics
Takin’ a break from the band
Lovin’ it Live (Songs That are Better Live)
Best “Evil Music Biz” Songs
Top 5 Guitar Solos in Rock
Duets
Fun With Joe Walsh (Joe on Guest Guitar)
It’s “Another” List (Another in Title)
I Freakin’ Love This Song
Sweet” Rock and Roll
Rock the Clock
5 Legendary Title Tracks
5 Stellar Rock Star Movie Cameos
The List is going “inside the music”
The Greatest “The” Songs
Halloween Rock
Rock’s Best Drummers
The Second British Invasion-80’s
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