(aired 5/27/11)


The word “line” has many different applications in our language. Borderline, linebacker, dateline, waiting line, thin line, white line, skyline, clothesline, frontline, lifeline, phone line, and so many more. Understandably, there have been a wide range of songs with this word in the title or lyrics, which we got to explore today on Maya’s Mix.

Thank you to everyone for such a plethora of good music suggestions!

  1. Jump in the Line – Harry Belafonte [suggested by Trevor Thomas, Derek Keevil]
  2. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash [suggested by Alison Young, David Andrews, David Rood, Jessica McFarland Walton]
  3. Lines on my Face – Peter Frampton [suggested by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Rusty Drake]
  4. Rock Island Line – Lead Belly [general song suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  5. In The Waiting Line – Zero 7 [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  6. Walking On A Thin Line – Huey Lewis & The News [suggested by Vanessa Martynse Houk, Derek Keevil]
  7. Borderline – The Chapin Sisters [suggested by Rusty Drake and Anjali Altman, for Madonna version]
  8. Tired Of Toein’ The Line – Rocky Burnette [suggested by Derek Keevil, Wayne Zinkand]
  9. clips:
    – Chantays [suggested by Rusty Drake]
    Fuel Line – Neil Young [suggested by Jerome Thomas]
    Telephone Line – Electric Light Orchestra [suggested by Jerome Thomas]
    County Line – Cass McCombs
    The Jungle Line – Herbie Hancock
    Life Line – Harry Nillson [suggested by Jerome Thomas]
  10. Fall Line – Jack Johnson [suggested by Alison Young, Denah Butts]
  11. Thin Line – Indigo Girls [suggested by Claire Robbins]
  12. Fine Line – Paul McCartney [suggested by Denah Butts, Derek Keevil, David Rood]
  13. clip: One – from the musical “A Chorus Line” [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  14. Cadillac Assembly Line – Albert King [suggested by Noli Hoye]
  15. Down the Line – Jose Gonzalez
  16. Living on a Thin Line – The Kinks [suggested by Rusty Drake, Derek Keevil]
  17. Trouble on the Line – Loretta Lynn [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  18. clips:
    Draggin’ the Line – Tommy James & The Shondells [suggested by Rusty Drake, Derek Keevil]
    White Lines (Don’t Do It) – Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & The Furious Five [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
    One Toke Over The Line – Brewer & Shipley [suggested by Rusty Drake, Ray Morley]
  19. White Line Fever – Flying Burrito Brothers [suggested by Toni Dileo]
  20. P.S. I Love You – Billie Holiday [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  21. Love that Breaks All Lines – Trey Anastasio [suggested by Alison Young]
  22. clips:
    Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell [suggested by Stephen Krueger, Jessica McFarland Walton]
    Wichita Skyline – Shawn Colvin
  23. Long Line of Cars – Cake
  24. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – The Persuaders [general song suggested by Jerome Thomas]
  25. Lifelines – Wade McCollum
  26. Right Down the Line – Gerry Rafferty [suggested by Wayne Zinkand]
  27. Any Man of Mine – Shania Twain [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  28. Clothesline Saga – Cowboy Junkies [general song suggested by Jerome Thomas]
  29. End of the Line – Traveling Wilburys [suggested by Claire Robbins, Jerome Thomas]

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 27, 2011. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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