Listening

Sharing a new song we discovered or a favorite from our music collection every Friday.

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

This Friday's song is "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" by the Hollies. This song was released in April 1972 just before I graduated from high school. Isn't this song everything you love about rock n' roll?

The Good Stuff — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's Song is "The Good Stuff" by Kenny Chesney. Chesney is at his best when he is telling a story and he certainly does that with this song. It is a great reminder to remember what is truly important.
Annie's Song by John Denver

Annie’s Song — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Annie's Song" by John Denver. This is another song that will be fifty years old this year. Yes, that's fifty as in five zero (50), half a century my friends. There are lots of great love songs that will touch your heart. I have shared many that I like here. That said, if I had to pick one that, in four simple lines, expresses how I feel about my wife Teresa this one is it.

Takin’ Care of Business — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Takin' Care of Business" by Bachman Turner Overdrive. It is just great "rock and roll" and shows that even things that are tough don't have to be filled with angst. You just need to be focused on "takin' care of business." Hope you enjoy!
The Streak by Ray Stevens

The Streak — This Friday’s Song

I came across a post recently that talked about songs that are fifty years old this year (yup that's 50 years as in half a century my friend). There are some very memorable and culturally significant songs in the Billboard Hot 100 1974. Because of that, it was pretty hard picking a song out of the list. Recognizing its cultural significance and because it is just funny, I chose the song in the number 8 position on the Hot 100 list, "The Streak" by Ray Stevens for this Friday's song. Hope you enjoy!
Your Song by Elton John

Your Song — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Your Song" by Elton John. I was a sophomore at St. John's Prep in Danvers, MA when 'Your Song" was released in 1970. I think it is still my favorite Elton John song.
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's Song is "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by the Eurythmics. This song was released in January 1983. I was living in Houston and I remember playing and dancing to it a lot.
Gordon Lightfoot

If You Could Read My Mind — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot. The song was released in December 1970. I was in my junior year at St. John's Prep in Danvers , MA when this song was released. I was reading a lot of Faulkner and this song seemed like the perfect compliment.
Some Things by Kip Moore

Some Things — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Some Things" by Kip Moore. The video, which was just released, was shot in Maui. Moore lived there before he went to Nashville. Folks in Maui are still recovering and Moore is using this video to help raise funds. Hope you enjoy!
Toby Keith

Should’ve Been a Cowboy—This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Should've Been a Cowboy" by Toby Keith. This song was Keith's debut single in 1993. I have a lot of Toby Keith's music on my playlists, but this seemed like the right one for this Friday's song.
Africa by Toto

Africa — This Friday’s Song

This Friday's song is "Africa" by Toto. This song was released in October 1982. The song's "storyline" is kind of a mishmash, but it has culturally endured. I was living in Houston when this was released. The month this song was released Epcot opened at Disney, Sony shipped the first commercial CD player, and the musical Cats opened on Broadway.