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  1. Carl

    Trucker songs

    That's fantastic. Also love that album cover - with the sweater and corduroy pants, he his marked as a married man We've been working on trucker songs lately. Started a category for them: http://www.songfacts.com/category-trucking_songs.php
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    Song/Video of the day

    Can you name the game show that made this one famous?
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    Minidisc, anyone?

    Mini disc showed some promise, but physical formats were doomed, no matter how small. I worked with DAT for a short time, which some thought was going to catch on.
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    So much more than Random Thoughts

    "Harry Styles" would be a good name for a salon.
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    Song/Video of the day

    Working on an entry for this one. Fascinating song with a great story, but everything about the video is off. This is one of those where you can tell they knew something was wrong when they were making it, but it was too late to bail. Some very bad choices.
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    Celebrity Initials Game

    William Rehnquist P. D.
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    Rockin' Good Friday

    Yes! This is perfect for Easter week. And I found the brilliant use of it in Freaks and Geeks:
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    Word Association IV

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "Thrift Shop"
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    Honoka and Azita

    Seems like you need more than four strings to make that kind of noise on the guitar. Fantastic.
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    RIP Chuck Berry.

    Wonderful story Ken.
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    Word Association IV

    The House That Jack Built - Aretha Franklin
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    Johnny B. Goode

    Wow, the audience looks like they're at a poetry reading, but Chuck just ripped into it anyway. Gotta admit, Back To The Future was indeed the first time I heard this song.
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    RIP Chuck Berry.

    One of the founders of rock. The music is undeniable, but his story is a tough one to tell. He went to jail for transporting a 14-year-old across state lines, an event that, depending on your perspective, either exposed his turpitude or unfairly incarcerated him in a racist railroading. He spent at least a decade denying that he ever went to jail, just one of many obfuscations he delivered in the few interviews he did.
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    Song/Video of the day

    They don't make proto-punk songs with a Bo Diddley beat about the year they are released like they used to.
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    Music Lists A-Z

    Popular Bands of the '70s APRIL WINE B C D Eagles Fleetwood Mac G H I J Kiss Led Zeppelin Mungo Jerry N O Pink Floyd Queen Rush S Three Dog Night Uriah Heep V W X Yes ZZ top
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    George Michael Dies

    We're getting a little inured to this by now, but we've lost another great, as George Michael is reported dead at age 53. He's been out of the public eye for a while, so it's easy to forget how big his footprint was on both the charts and the culture. In America, he hit #1 with Wham! (three times), as a solo artist (five times), and in duets with Aretha Franklin ("I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)") and Elton John ("Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"). He was an even bigger deal on his home turf; the most-played artist on British radio from 1984-2004. Michael's music could be sublime, tinged with a kind of gospel that hits you when you're ready for it. An entire TV series was built on this premise: Eli Stone. Gonna watch it again.
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    Vauxhall Corsa with 4G wifi

    Wonder if that's a real song. They may have created it for the advert (it kind of sound British).
  18. Confetti cannons came into my life yesterday, so I had to play this.
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    Song/Video of the day

    Did you know? Andrew Gold sang the theme song for Mad About You.
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    Artist Pages

    Hey slagonia. Thanks for the note. You can post that info here, or email us at feedback@songfacts.com. Appreciate any corrections.
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    Song/Video of the day

    That kind of tuxedo is more suited for a grand piano. Somehow it's not the right accessory for that keyboard. Here's the original version of "Shadows of the Night" by a singer who under different circumstances, could have been a star.
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    Song/Video of the day

    Was wondering when Blondie would hear all these retro disco hits and say, "Hey, we can do that!"
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    Kids react to...old stuff!

    Vinyl made a comeback, so maybe some of this stuff will too.
  24. I thought this might be a good category, or maybe two categories. Questions: 1) What are some songs about sleep? 2) What are some songs about insomnia? 3) Should this be one category or two?
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    Song/Video of the day

    Hey Edna. Can you see it now? This is what it looks like on my end.