(aired 6/18/10)


Today’s show was inspired by a blog entry I found titled “Mixtape: 15 Spelled-Out Songs for Scrabble Nerds” by Margaret Eby. She has wittingly put together 15 songs that spell out words in the lyrics. I played some of her selections (all marked by the * symbol), as well as other appropriate songs. Thanks to everyone for the brainstorm of ideas. Let’s have some F-U-N!

  1. Gloria – Patti Smith* [suggested by Ray Morley for Van Morrison version]
  2. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  3. L-O-V-E (Love) –  Al Green  [suggested by Carrie Bader]
  4. D-I-V-O-R-C-E –  Tammy Wynette * [suggested by Toni Dileo]
  5. Washington, D.C. –  The Magnetic Fields *
  6. Cheese and Onions – The Rutles [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  7. T-R-O-U-B-L-E — Elvis Presley *
  8. B-I-N-G-O — Barney [general song suggested by SueZ Jaffe]
  9. Lola — The Kinks [suggested by Alison Young]
  10. I’m a Woman — Peggy Lee
  11. I’m a Man — Bo Diddley *
  12. Over and Over —  Hot Chip *
  13. Respect — Aretha Franklin* [suggested by Ray Morley, Magnolia Rainbow]
  14. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts –  X [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  15. The Coffee Song – Ralph’s World
  16. I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo – Glenn Miller
  17. YMCA – Various Artists (3 clips: in French, German, Korean) [general song suggested by Magnolia Rainbow]
  18. S-E-X-X-Y –  They Might Be Giants [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  19. Pizza Party –  L’Homme Run *
  20. B-A-B-Y –  Carla Thomas *
  21. Saturday Night –  Ned’s Atomic Dustbin [suggested by Travis Ogden]
  22. Your Dictionary – XTC  [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  23. Method of Modern Love – Hall and Oats
  24. The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  25. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh! – Sufjan Stevens

Originally aired on KSKQ on June 18, 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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