23 Songs



July 2018-Let's be friends -Friends 50th anniversary and a few related (and unrelated) things.

1) FRIENDS (Beach Boys): Should have been theme song of the hit comedy!
2) DIAMOND HEAD (Beach Boys)
3) PASSING BY (Beach Boys): Two instrumentals from Friends album.
4) I WENT TO SLEEP (Beach Boys): Friends era and spirit, but was only released on the next album.
5) CALIFORNIA SUITE (Beach Boys and Royal Philharmomic Orchestra): Not written by the Beach Boys, but captures their spirit nicely.
6) ANYTHING AT ALL (Crosby, Stills & Nash): Honest song from David Crosby -"I'm the world's most opinionated man."
7) LADY STARDUST (David Bowie)
8) ZIGGY STARDST (David Bowie): A pair of stardusts from the classic album.
9) MIGHT AS WELL BE DUMBO (High Llamas): Back in 1996, but could be about today.
10) THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME (Housemartins): From Berlin to Damascus.
11) WHEN IT WAS DONE (Hugo Montenegro): Part of the Hymns From The Grand Terrace..beautiful music, emotive words.
12) TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOU (Kinks): They are getting back together.
13) POWER LINES (Magic Numbers): The numbers at their best.
14) CAN'T STOP (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
15) DOSED (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) 16) MILLION MILES OF WATER (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
17) HARD TO CONCENTRATE (Red Hot Chilli Peppers): May seem quite distant from the Beach Boys, but do actually share some of their harmony and melody.
18) RIDE AWAY (Roy Orbison): From Orbison's little-knowm MGM years.
19) HIPS DON'T LIE (Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean): Inspired by the World Cup.
20) IT AIN'T NECESSARILY BYRD AVENUE (Spanky And Our Gang): Part of the sunshine pop California scene.
21) THE HUSTLE (Van Mc Coy & The Soul City Symphony): Let's get funky!
22) LEAVE ME BE (Zombies)
23) NOTHING'S CHANGED (Zombies): Two of the best from the undead.


 


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