Thursday, May 14, 2015

Alphabet of Songs

An escape from house-cleaning for the classic nostalgimaniac is digging through old old old stuff, in this case CDs and folders, under the pretext of clearing them out. I happened upon this series of "My Alphabet of Songs" lists through the Worpress Daily Post blog a couple of days ago and the idea has been on my mind since. It condensed here into one post featuring A-Z songs I binged excessively on back when I was at home. It has been at least a year since I listened to most of these songs, so of course this afternoon was a heady blur of instant-tear-inducing memories and happy correlations. Nostalgia, so says a professor, is a crutch, and I agree, having learnt this the hard way. But I only revisit what 26 songs here. Some letters were easy picks for lack of song, but all were once favourites in some way. There are no repeated artists, had I allowed myself that concession, the list would have had three, maybe four, singers.

Annie's Song, John Denver

Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson

Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Elton John

Dear Madam Barnum, XTC

Englishman in New York, Sting

Fountain, Sara Lov

Girl from Mars, Ash

Here I Am, Bryan Adams

In Venere Veritas, HIM

Just Like Jesse James, Cher

Karma Chameleon, Culture Club

Lost Highway, Bon Jovi

Magic Carpet Ride, Steppenwolf

Norwegian Wood, The Beatles

Oh Oh I Love Her So, Ramones

Playing God, Paramore

Quit Playing Games, Backstreet Boys

Rock the Casbah, The Clash

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Billy Joel

The Look, Roxette

Utopia, Alanis Morissette

Venus in Furs, The Velvet Underground

White Wedding, Billy Idol

XO, Beyonce

Yahweh, U2

Zombie, The Cranberries

That's about it for today. A fun little exercise, I must say. Bis morgen!