Years

(aired 1/1/10)

Happy new year! Today is the first day of a new decade. In celebration, I’m playing songs that feature various years in their titles. We start with 1814 and go all the way to 3000 AD, with plenty in between. By luck, the playlist flows well enough to be able to hear the songs in chronological order. Let’s time-travel together…

  1. Battle of New Orleans (clip of 1st verse) – Johnny Horton [suggested by Steve Enzer and Steve Dawson]
  2. 1901 – Phoenix [suggested by Ed Keller]
  3. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning – Del McCoury [suggested by Kevin Schlottmann and Ariel Hays]
  4. 1963 – Rachael Yamagata
  5. 1964 – Dave Rood [suggested by David Rood]
  6. 1977 – The Clash [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  7. Hawaii ’78 – Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole
  8. 1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
  9. 1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be) – The Jimi Hendrix Experience [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  10. Expo ’86 – Death Cab For Cutie [suggested by Jessica Vineyard]
  11. 1995 – Amy Seeley
  12. The Blizzard of ’96 – The Walkmen [suggested by Jessica Vineyard]
  13. 1999 – Red Dirt Rangers
  14. 1999 – Prince [suggested by Ed Keller and Ray Morley]
  15. 1999 Spaceclub – Arling & Camero
  16. Il fiore del 2000 – Lorenzo Jovanotti
  17. 2001 A Space Odyssey – Ray McVay & His Orchestra [general song suggested by Phoebe Seligman]
  18. 5-22-02 – Golden Smog
  19. 2012 – Eskimo & Sons
  20. Drought of 2013 – Big Head Todd & the Monsters
  21. In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans [suggested by Ed Keller, Darcy Danielson and David Rood]
  22. In the Year 3000 – LaBamba & Conan O’Brien [“In the Year 2000” version suggested by Thomas Milsom]
  23. 2010 – The Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank, w/Molly Maher

Originally aired on KSKQ on January 1, 2010. 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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