Songs from the Precipice

Until I saw the comment, the thought never occurred to me.

MM- You should make a playlist of tunes featured on the blog.”

The idea was immediately reinforced.

“I agree and I would tap that on my iPod.

So, the blogger pondered... “Why not?” (blogger pondering must be followed immediately by three periods... otherwise, how will readers discern pondering from bloviating?)

Only in reviewing the history of this enterprise (three years next month, sheesh!) did I get the macro vibe of the influence music has on what I spew forth in this space.

Holy crap, it’s ubiquitous!

From chronological periods of music (1975 and I Married a Head Banger) to specific life and world event lyric-driven reflections. (No Static at All, Walk Like an Egyptian).

So, from March 2010 through today, with no further ado, by popular request, I humbly offer Songs from the Precipice (Clint Blaes’ caps). I’ve linked to a few of my faves:

Turn the Beat Around, Vickie Sue Robinson (1976) 

Revolution, The Beatles (1968) 

If You’re Going to San Francisco, Scott McKenzie (1967) 

Right Here Right Now, Jesus Jones (1991) 

Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show, Neil Diamond (1969) 

Rock You Like a Hurricane, Scorpions (1984) 

Just the Way You Are, Billy Joel (1978)

John Brown’s Body, Various Artists (1861) 

Soul Meets Body, Death Cab for Cutie (2005) 

Chicago, Sufjan Stevens (2005) 

Paranoid Android, Radiohead (1997) 

Teach Your Children Well, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970) 

Landslide, Stevie Nicks (1975) 

Walk Like an Egyptian, The Bangles (1986) 

That’s The Way (uh-huh, uh-huh) I Like It, KC & the Sunshine Band (1975) 

In Da Club, 50 cent (2003)

Sister Golden Hair, America (1975) 

Black Water, Doobie Brothers (1975) 

Jive Talkin,’ The Bee Gees (1975) 

Philadelphia Freedom, Elton John (1975) 

One of These Nights, The Eagles (1975) 

Listen to What the Man Said, Paul McCartney & Wings (1975) 

FM (No Static at All), Steely Dan (1978) 

Josie, Steely Dan (1977) 

We Are Family, Sister Sledge (1979) 

Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell (1970) 

Reunited, Peaches and Herb (1979) 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1993) 

Relax, Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1983) 

No Such Thing, John Mayer (2002) 

Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac (1976) 

Cum on Feel the Noize, Quiet Riot (1983) 

Pour Some Sugar on Me, Def Leppard (1987) 

Armageddon It, Def Leppard (1987) 

Nothin’ But A Good Time, Poison (1988) 

Panama, Van Halen (1984) 

18 and Life, Skid Row (1989) 

Stayin’ Alive, The Bee Gees (1977) 

Some Nights, fun. (2012) 

Yesterday Once More, The Carpenters (1973) 

Devil Woman, Cliff Richard (1976)