Life

(aired 12/3/10)

Last week I decided to brainstorm songs for a potential show theme of Life & Death. The intention was to explore how musicians have addressed both sides of the coin. I ended up getting so many song suggestions from listeners that I realized it would warrant doing a two-part series. So today I started with life, playing a wide variety of songs with that word in the title and lyrics.

As Bob Marley said, “Love the life you live, live the life you love.”

  1. clip: That’s Life I Guess – Billie Holiday [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  2. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes [suggested by Phoebe Seligman]
  3. My Life – Mary J. Blige [suggested by Anjali Altman]
  4. Lust for Life – Iggy Pop [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  5. That’s Life – Frank Sinatra [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  6. clip: A Day In The Life – The Beatles
  7. In My Life – The Beatles [suggested by Crystal Hannan, Julaine Morley, Derek Keevil]
  8. The Good Life – Weezer [suggested by Ross Bowling, Monika Ramirez]
  9. Kiss Of Life – Sade [suggested by John Tredway]
  10. Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads  [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  11. clip: Wild Wild Life – Talking Heads
  12. Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  13. Secret O’ Life – James Taylor [suggested by Joy Hosey]
  14. There’s More To Life Than This – Björk
  15. Swing Life Away – Rise Against [suggested by Monika Ramirez]
  16. What Do You Want From Life? – Tubes [suggested by Wayne Zinkand]
  17. clip: It’s My Life – Bon Jovi [suggested by Monika Ramirez, Crystal Hannan]
  18. It’s My Life – Glee Club
  19. This Is My Life – Firewater [suggested by Ross Bowling]
  20. Life for Rent – Dido [suggested by John Tredway]
  21. Life – Sly & the Family Stone [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  22. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day [suggested by Monika Ramirez]
  23. background clip: It’s Your Life, Babe – The Durutti Column
  24. Life is Water – The Sim Redmond Band
  25. The Celibate Life – The Shins [suggested by Ross Bowling, Derek Keevil]
  26. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder [suggested by Julaine Morley]
  27. (Getting Some) Fun Out Of Life – Madeleine Peyroux  [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  28. What Is Life – George Harrison [suggested by Ross Bowling]

Originally aired on KSKQ on December 3, 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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