Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Music Blog

Music has the ability to transform a mood, stir passion, and give hope, sometimes all at the same time. It has helped me recognize love, stay when leaving seemed easier, and celebrate incredible moments. It has soothed my ego, allowed me to cry unabashedly with a plethora of emotions, and kept me going when exhaustion had a stranglehold on me. Although no expert, I know what I like and I must have what I love. The Friday Music Blog is a selfish way for me to surround myself with the music that pleases me while allowing others their musical passions. The Friday Music Blog is my original creation, my first “series”, and very important to me. It is sincerely my pleasure to bring original topics to you all weekly to revel in our shared love of music.

This week’s focus is brought to us by Friday Music Blog loyal reader and responder Vroom Vroom. He suggests “Best First 10 Seconds” songs; the songs that grab the listener in the first seconds with the first strains. As with all music topics I provide, this is purely subjective. What songs fit the topic to you?

In a turn of incredible events Chief 187 Chatter turned over 17000 pageviews this week and the numbers keep rising at a skyrocketing pace. In addition to checking on this blog throughout the weekend, I invite you to view other posts, especially this week’s Simple Joys that set site records for one-day pageviews as well as all-time views! It is currently the most read article on my site. Thank you to each and every one of you for continuing to make Chief 187 Chatter relevant and newsworthy, and for supporting me in my endeavors. I look forward, as always, to reading your responses to today’s Friday Music Blog, and bringing you all new original material starting Monday.


  1. Theme for the Common Man - Aaron Copeland
    All I Really Want - Alanis Morisette

  2. "Angry Young Man" - Billy Joel

  3. My Heart Will Go On. It feels distant yet compelling.(dedicated to my daughter moving to Florida for post grad studies) You go girl!!!

  4. "I'm Your Man"- Wham!
    It reminds me of a fun time in my life. And cheerleading. lol!

  5. Sultans of Swing -Dire Straits
    Hey Ya -Outkast
    just about any Beatles song
    Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting -Elton John
    Right Now -Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
    Sweet Home Alabama -Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Layla (the plugged version) -Eric Clapton
    Magic Man -Heart
    Mr. Tambourine Man -The Byrds

  6. These are some of the songs I identify after 2 or 3 notes and think to myself "!!!!ALRIGHT!!!". This is a SMALL list of the songs that GRAB MY ATTENTION in the first 10 seconds
    Running Down A Dream.... Tom Petty
    All That You Dream... Little Feat With Linda Ronstadt
    Don't Let Your Deal Go Down... David Bromberg
    Cousin Dupree... Steely Dan
    All The Things She Said... Simple Minds
    Don't You Forget About Me.... Simple Minds (who can hear this song and NOT think about the movie "The Breakfast Club")
    Grey Seal... Elton John
    I Know A Little... Lynard Skynard
    I Need To Know... Tom Petty
    All Revved Up With No Place To Go...(As the NY Times called him) Mr. LOAF
    Magic Man... Heart
    My Baby Gives It Away... Peter Townshend
    There Goes Another Love Song.... the Outlaws
    Norwegian Wood... The Beatles
    Playing In The Band... Grateful Dead
    South City Midnight Lady... Doobie Bros.
    Southern Cross... David Crosby
    Annie Get Your Gun... Squeeze
    Centerfold... J Geils Band
    Can't Find My Way Home... Traffic
    Kid Charlimane... Steely Dan
    She's Come Undone... Guess Who
    Side note... I spend a lot of time in Supermarkets for my job and get a REAL KICK when I hear the last 3 songs mentioned being played over the Supermarkets loudspeakers. A guy so WASTED he can't find his way home... A song about a DRUG DEALER having to run because the cops are about to bust him... And a song about a girl who is overdosing on DRUGS. MUSAC has come a long way. :-} LOL
    Barracuda... Heart
    Layla... Derek & The Dominos (Eric Clapton)
    Celluloid Heroes... The Kinks
    Midnight Train to Georgia... Gladys Knight & The Pips
    Rosalita... Bruce Springsteen
    Coming Up... Paul McCartney
    I can name that song in 5-4-3-2 notes... How about you?

  7. Chief already took my Theme Song... Angry Young Man. But I still have My WEDDING SONG.... "Promises" by Eric Clapton

  8. Chief- You grabbed one of the greatest with "Angry young Man"!! Going to check out some of the suggestions from your other fans- thanks, fellow fans of Chief 187! I'm going to overkill this one so apologies in advance......
    Just about any Jimi Hendrix (Purple Haze, Hey Joe, Manic Depression, Little Miss Lover, Little Wing, etc.)
    Liar, Liar- The Castaways
    Hawaii Five-O - The Ventures
    Volunteers- Jefferson Airplane
    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly- Hugo Montenegro
    Game of Love- Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
    Fun, Fun, Fun- Jan & Dean
    Battle Without Honor- Tomoyasu Hotel (Kill Bill)
    You're Gonna Miss Me- 13th Floor Elevators
    The Crystal Ship- The Doors
    Treat Her Right- Roy Head & The Traits
    Out of Limits- The Marketts
    Peter Gunn Theme- Henry Mancini
    Eleanor Rigby- The Beatles
    Travelin' Band- Creedence
    Theme From Route 66- Nelson Riddle
    Tequila- The Champs
    Play With Fire- Rolling Stones
    7 and 7 Is- Love
    Just A Little Lovin'- Dusty Springfield
    Denis- Blondie
    Five O'Clock World- The Vogues
    I Fought The Law- Bobby Fuller Four
    Heart Full of Soul- Yardbirds
    Easy Livin'- Uriah Heep
    Johnny B. Goode- Chuck Berry
    Whip It- Devo
    Baby Please Don't Go- Them
    For What It's Worth- Buffalo Springfield
    Omaha- Moby Grape
    Get Ready- The Temptations
    Under My Wheels- Alice Cooper
    I Got a Line On You- Spirit
    Goldfinger- Shirley Bassey
    Going To A Go-Go- Smokey Robinson & Miracles
    Hit Me With Your Best Shot- Pat Benatar
    I'm A Man- Spencer Davis Group
    One Love- Bob Marley & The Wailers
    Uptight (Everything's Alright)- Stevie Wonder
    Happenings Ten Years Time Ago- Yardbirds
    If You Want Me To Stay- Sly & The Family Stone
    Rollin' and Tumblin'- Muddy Waters
    You Keep Me Hangin' On- Vanilla Fudge
    It's My Life- The Animals
    Black Angels's Death Song- Velvet Underground
    I Got You Babe- Sonny & Cher
    Somebody Told Me- The Killers
    Behind The Wall of Sleep- Smithereens
    War- Edwin Starr
    Theme From New York, New York- Sinatra
    Money Changes Everything- The Brains
    Born To Be Wild- Steppenwolf
    One Way or Another- Blondie
    Hurt- Nine Inch Nails / Johnnie Cash
    Come Back- J. Geils
    Sweet Dreams- Eurythmics
    My Favorite Game- Cardigans
    Out In The Cold- Tom Petty
    It's My Life- Bon Jovi
    Brown Sugar- Rolling Stones
    The Metro- Berlin
    Tubular Bells- Mike Oldfield (The Exorcist)
    Blue Jay Way- The Beatles
    Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand
    Freeze Frame- J. Geils
    World Turning- Leo Kottke
    Higher and Higher- The Moody Blues
    Roll On Down The Highway- Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    Back To Black / You Know I'm No Good- Amy Winehouse
    Thunder Island- Jay Ferguson
    Don't Bring Me Down- Electric Light Orchestra
    Perry Mason Theme- Fred Steiner
    I Hate Myself For Loving You- Joan Jett
    Monkey Man- Rolling Stones
    Fascination Street- The Cure
    Everybody Got Their Something- Nikka Costa
    Once In A Lifetime- Talking Heads
    Heartbeat City- The Cars
    Forever Autumn- Moody Blues
    Human Beings- Seal
    Life Is A Highway- Rascal Flatts
    Money Changes Everything- Smiths
    Rockin' In The Free World- Neil Young
    Tuesday Afternoon- Moody Blues
    No Man's Land- Billy Joel
    Running Down A Dream- Tom Petty
    My Sharona- The Knack
    This Must Be The Place- Talking Heads
    Play That Funky Music- Wild Cherry
    Flamethrower- J. Geils
    Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
    Mony Mony- Billy Idol
    Whiskey In The Jar- Metallica
    Don't Fear The Reaper- Blue Oyster Cult (more cowbell!)
    Baba O'Riley- The Who
    Chest Fever- The Band
    Right Now- Van Halen
    Love Reign O're Me- The Who
    Glad- Traffic
    Light My Fire- The Doors
    Ramble Tamble- Creedence
    I'm A Man- Chicago
    Take Your Time- S.O.S. Band
    Loverman- Metallica
    Money For Nothing- Dire Straits
    Little Red Corvette- Prince
    The End- The Doors