(aired 1/24/14)


“Do” is a fundamental action verb, used often in questions, as well as definitive statements. It can take various definitions – to cause, to produce, to perform, to fare. Do can also stand for other verbs (do the dishes, do your homework, do your nails, do lunch, do someone wrong, etc.). It can be indicative, subjunctive, conditional or imperative. We could go up the wazoo with DO!

Language details aside, the word “do” shows up in the titles of lots of great songs. That is the focus of this week’s show, as you can clearly see from the playlist below. I do hope you enjoy…

  1. Do – The White Stripes
  2. While You Doooo – Teebs
  3. We Didn’t Do It – Tegan & Sarah
  4. All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
  5. All I Really Want To Do – Bob Dylan [suggested by Jeff Altemus]
  6. clip: All I Have to Do Is Dream (The Everly Brothers cover) – Bob Dylan & George Harrison
  7. All I Have to Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers [suggested by Sean Hall]
  8. Do You Love Me Now? – The Breeders
  9. I Do I Do – Charlie Mars
  10. Do You Feel Like We Do (live) – Peter Frampton [suggested by Charlie Stanton]
  11. Do Not As I Do – Hanne Hukkelberg
  12. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da – The Police [suggested by Jeff Altemus]
  13. Do You Remember – Ane Brun
  14. What Can I Do? – Antony and the Johnsons
  15. Love Me Do – The Beatles [suggested by Lonnie Chance]
  16. Do Me – Bell Biv DeVo [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  17. Don’t Do Me Like That – Tom Petty [suggested by Bob Fisher and Adam Pesak (Dukowski)]
  18. Do Me, Baby – Prince [suggested by Jeff Altemus]
  19. clip: You Do Something to Me – João Gilberto
  20. You Do Something To Me – Sinéad O’Connor
  21. Do What You Want – OK Go [suggested by Chrissy McIntyre]
  22. Do You Realize – The Flaming Lips [suggested by Ben Carter]
  23. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? – She & Him
  24. clip: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me – Culture Club
  25. What Do You Want? – Gotye
  26. Do You Remember – Jack Johnson
  27. How Do You Do? – Hot Chip
  28. Why Don’t You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (Hank Williams cover) – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  29. clip: Do the Astral Plane – Flying Lotus
  30. Let’s Do the Things We Normally Do – Dido
  31. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – Aretha Franklin
  32. So Much To Do – Willie Nelson
  33. Come to Baby, Do – Nat “King” Cole
  34. Where Do We Fit – Xavier Rudd
  35. You Can’t Do Me – Madeleine Peyroux
  36. online bonus: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do – ABBA

This show originally aired on KSKQ on January 24, 2014. This blog entry was posted April 22, 2014. 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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