Today's 8 at 8 features songs where famous people are mentioned.
SImon and Garfunkel: "Mrs. Robinson" mentions Joe DiMaggio
Lyle Lovett: "If I Had a Boat" mentions Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Trigger
Barenaked Ladies: "One Week" mentions LeAnn Rimes, Harrison Ford and Bert Kaempfert. Who was Bert Kaempfert? He was a German band leader who wrote the score for many songs including "Strangers in the Night".
New Radicals: "You Get What You Give" mentions a few famous people including Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson people including
Robbie Robertson: "Somewhere Down the Crazy River" mentions Little Willie John who was an R&B singer in the 1950's and died in prison.
Bruce Springsteen: "Thunder Road" mentions Roy Orbison
Reunion: "Life is a Rock" mentions too many people to list.
Kinks: "Celluloid Heroes" mentions many stars from the sliver screen including Mickey Rooney and Bette Davis
This morning we wanted to see if you could think of songs without the letter 'E' in the title. You could.
The songs you suggested were:
My Sharona by The Knack
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Calagary by Bon Iver
Jumpin' Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones
Royals by Lorde
Slow Turning by John Hiatt
Plush by Stone Temple Pilots
Aint' Hurtin' Nobody by John Prine
That last song is one of Jonathan's all-time favorites. Here's the video:
Today we featured 8 songs you heard first on Triple M which included The Fray and "How to Save a Life." Issac (the lead singer and keyboard player for the band) told us in a Studio M session that the band chose their name by asking friends to put suggestions into a fishbowl.
Here are all the songs we played for the 8 and 8 today: Phoenix: "Trying to Be Cool" John Mayer: "Waiting on the World to Change" Ingrid Michaelson: "The Way I Am" Raconteurs: "Steady As She Goes" Shawn Mullins: "Lullaby" Capital Cities:"Safe and Sound" NONONO: "Pumpin Blood" Tomorrow we're featuring 8 songs with an "E" in the song title.
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