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Each weekday at 8am, Jonathan & Kitty present the 8 at 8. The 8 at 8 is a collection of eight songs, with a combined theme, meaning or unifying idea.

With two minds like Jonathan & Kitty, the song combinations are infinite.  They might be ridiculous too, but it's a infinite ridiculousness, just like Jonathan & Kitty.
Posts from August 2013


Eight at Eight for August 30, 2013: Songs
Today we played all songs (almost all) with Stop or Go in the tite including:

Cars: Let's Go

Creedance Clearwater Revival: Who'll Stop the Rain

Wham: Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Fleetwood Mac: Don't Stop

The Clash:  Should I Stay or Should I Go

Lucinda Williams: Can't Let Go

Led Zeppelin: Going to California

Go-Go's: Are Lips Are Sealed


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Eight at Eight for August 29, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
Today we featured songs you heard first on Triple M.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd : Blue on Black

The Civil Wars: The One That Got Away

Amy Winehouse: You Know I'm No Good

Wallflowers: One Headlight

Adele: Right as Rain

Imagine Dragons: Radioactive

Foster the People: Pumped Up Kicks

Mike Doughty: 27 Jennifers


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Eight at Eight for August 28, 2013: Songs Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on
Today we're honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his historic speech.

Bob Marley: Get Up, Stand Up

Dave Matthews: Cry Freedom

U2: Pride (In the Name of Love)

James Taylor: Shed a Little Light

Richie Havens: Freedom (Live)

Youngbloods: Get Together

Temptations: Ball of Confusion

John Lennon: Imagine


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Eight at Eight for August 27, 2013: Acoustic Songs
Today we felt like unplugging for our 8 and 8.  We played 8 great acoustic songs.

Neil Young: Rockin' in the Free World

Train: Meet Virginia

Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Pride and Joy

R.E.M. : Losing My Religion

John Mellencamp: Pink Houses

Nirvana: Come As You Are

Allman Brothers Band: Goin' Down the Road


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Eight at Eight for August 26, 2013: Songs with Bad Grammer in the Title
Today we made English teachers upset.  We featured songs with bad grammer in the title.

Rolling Stones: Ain't Too Proud to Beg

U2: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Eric Clapton: Lay Down Sally

Cheap Trick: Ain't That  A Shame

Dinah Washington: Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby

James Brown: I Feel Good

Sonia Dada: You Don't Treat Me No Good

Bo Diddley: Who Do You Love


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Eight at Eight for August 23, 2013: Songs with a Color in the Title
Today we were looking for colorful songs and we received a lot of great suggestions.  Here's what we played:

Pearl Jam: "Yellow Ledbetter"

Rolling Stones: "Paint It Black"

Rolling Stones: "She's a Rainbow"

U2: "Red Hill Mining Town"

Peter Gabriel: "Red Rain"

New Order: "Blue Monday"

Kenny Wayne Shepherd: "Blue on Black"

Marques Bovre: "Green Green Home"


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Eight at Eight for August 22, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
Every Thursday morning we feature songs you heard first on Triple M.

Brett Dennen: "Wild Child"

Train: "Drops of Jupiter"

Bruce Springsteen: "Girls in Their Summer Clothes"

Dave Matthews Band: "Why I Am"

Los Lonely Boys: "Heaven"

Jack Johnson: "I Got You"

Walk the Moon: "Anna Sun"

And a brand new song brought in by Triple M Music Director Gabby Parsons:

The Fratellis: "Seven Nights Seven Days"




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Eight at Eight for August 21, 2013: Songs that Mention Famous People
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


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Eight at Eight for August 20, 2013: Songs featuring special guests
Today we picked songs featuring special guests helping out on a particular song.

The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" features Eric Clapton on guitar.

The Afro Celt Sound System's "When You're Falling" features Peter Gabriel

U2's "When Love Comes to Town" was recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis with the help of B.B. King.

Iggy Pop's "Candy" features Kate Pierson of the B52's.

Don Henley's "End of the Innocence" features Bruce Hornsby who actually wrote most of the song.

Bruce Springsteen's "Always a Friend" features Alejandro Escovedo

Queen's "Under Pressure" features David Bowie

Willie Nelson covers "Kansas City" with Susan Tedeschi

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Eight at Eight for August 19, 2013: Misheard Lyrics
This morning we featured misheard lyrics and there are plenty of 'em.  Thanks to everyone who gave us suggestions.  Here's what we played:

Bad Moon Rising by Creedance Clearwater Revival:  "There's a bathroom on the right."

Your Body is Wonderland by John Mayer: "Swimming in a deep sea of bacon."

Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix: "Excuse me while I kiss this guy."

I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones: "I wanna piece of date bread."

Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics: "Sweet dreams are made of cheese.  Who am I to dis a brie?"

Tiny Dancer by Elton John: "Hold me closer Tony Danza" also "Counting headlice on the highway."

Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones: "I'll never be your pizza burger."

Suicide Blonde by INXS: "Soup and salad bar."


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Eight at Eight for August 16, 2013: Songs Without the Letter 'E' in the Title
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:


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Eight at Eight for August 15, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
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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