The 8 at 8
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 September 2013
Eight at Eight for Sept 30: 8 "& the" bands
Our 8 at 8 for today featured 8 great songs from bands with "& the" as part of their name.
Okay, it was really technically only 7. We fudged a little on #8.
1. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band: Born to Run
2. Fitz & the Tantrums: Money Grabber
3. Sly & the Family Stone: Thank you fallettinme be mice elf again
4. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Refugee
5. Bob Marley & the Wailers: Buffalo Soldier
6. Derek & The Dominos: Layla
7. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: Paris (ooh la la)
8. Mumford & the Sons: I Will Wait
8 at 8 for Sept. 27: Black and/or White songs
Our eight at eight for today featured eight great songs that have black or white in the title.
1. Black Dog--Led Zeppelin
2. Paint It Black--Rolling Stones
3. Blue on Black--Kenny Wayne Shepherd
4. Black Magic Woman--Santana
5. White Room--Cream
6. Black Water--Doobie Bros.
7. Black Hole Sun--Pearl Jam
8. Whiter Shade of Pale
Eight at Eight for September 26, 2013: Heard It Here First
Every Thursday we feature songs you heard first on Triple M.
Another is Waiting by Avett Brothers
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall
Put Your Records On by Corinee Bailey Ray
Shattered (Turn the Car Around) by O.A.R.
Babylon by David Gray
Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Anna Sun by Walk the Moon
Mexican Vacation by Elton John
Eight at Eight for September 25, 2013: Cover Songs
Today we're getting under the covers and featuring 8 great cover songs.
Crossroads performed by Cream. The song was originally done by Robert Johnson in 1936.
Give a Little Bit performed by Goo Goo Dolls. This song was originally done by Supertramp.
Madison Blues performed by George Thorogood. This song was originally done by Elmore James.
Everlasting Love performed by U2. The song was originally done by Robert Knight.
La Bamba performed by Los Lobos. The song was originally done by Ritchie Valens.
I Shot the Sheriff by Eric Clapton. The song was originally done Bob Marley.
Last Kiss by Pearl Jam. The song was originally done by Wayne Cochran.
Hotel California by Gipsy Kings. The song was originally done by The Eagles
Eight at Eight for September 24, 2013: Songs That Command You To Do Something
Today we've got songs that tell you to do something!
Shut Your Eyes by Snow Patrol
Take the Money and Run by Steve Miller
Drive My Car by The Beatles
Roll Away Your Stone by Mumford and Sons
Kiss This Thing Goodbye by Del Amitri
Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townshend
Take Me to the River by Talking Heads
Send Me on My Way by Rusted Root
Eight at Eight for September 23, 2013: Sax Solos
Lisa Simpson is a great saxophone player, but she did not make this list. This morning we featured 8 great songs with awesome saxophone work.
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out by Bruce Springsteen featuring Clarence Clemens, Michael Brecker and David Sandborn
Moondance by Van Morrison featuring Jack Schroer
Mercy, Mercy Me by Marvin Gaye featuring Wild Bill Moore
Waiting on a Friend by Rolling Stones featuring Sonny Rollins
Us and Them by Pink Floyd featuring Dick Parry
Young Americans by David Bowie featuring David Sandborn
Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty featuring Raphael Ravenscroft
If You Leave by OMD
Tags : Topics: Human Interest People: Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemens, David Bowie, David Sandborn, Dick Parry, Gerry Rafferty, Jack Schroer, Lisa Simpson, Marvin Gaye, Mercy Me, Michael Brecker, Raphael Ravenscroft, Sonny Rollins, Van Morrison
Eight at Eight for September 20, 2013: Who, What, Where, Why, When
Today we wanted songs with Who, What, Where, Why or When in the title.
Who Do You Love by Bo Diddley
What's The Frequency by R.E.M.
Where the Streets Have No Name by U2
When Doves Cry by Barenaked Ladies
Why by Annie Lennox
Who Are You by The Who
What I Like About You by The Romantics
(What's So Funny) 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding? by Elvis Costello
Eight at Eight for September 19, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
Every Thursday we play a new song to start each hour on Triple M. So for our 8 at 8 we feature songs you heard first on Triple M.
Recovery by Frank Turner
Loser by Beck
Viva La Vida by Coldplay
Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
I Got You by Jack Johnson
You Found Me by The Fray
Kinks Shirt by Matt Nathanson
Eight at Eight for September 18, 2013: Joe or Joey in the Title or in the Band
Today we featured songs with a band member named Joe, that has the nameJoe in the title.
Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix
Joey by Concrete Blonde
Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh
Is She Really Going Out with Him by Joe Jackson
Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window by Joe Cocker
Joe's Garage by Frank Zappa
Eat at Joe's by Harmonious Wail
Eight at Eight for September 17, 2013: Titles Not in the Lyrics
Today we had songs which don't feature the title within the lyrics.
Badge by Cream
Jesus, Etc. by Wilco
Baba O' Riley by The Who
Life During Wartime by Talking Heads
Romeo's Tune by Steve Forbert
Love Song by The Cure
Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35
Pop Song '89 by R.E.M.
Eight at Eight for September 16, 2013: Songs with Food in the Title
We're hungry! Here are eight great songs with food in the title.
Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan
Too Much BBQ by Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows
Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones
Chocolate by Snow Patrol
Candy by Iggy Pop
Jambalya by Mam Digdown's Brass Band
Glass Onion by The Beatles
Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet
Eight at Eight for September 13, 2013: One Word Titles
Today we kept it short and sweet, when it came to song titles.
Aretha Franklin: Think
Kings of Leon: Supersoaker
Bob Seger: Katmandu
John Butler Trio: Zebra
Led Zeppelin: Kashmir
Eight at Eight for September 12, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
Here are eight great songs you heard first on Triple M.
Avett Brothers: Another is Waiting
Fray: How to Save a Life
Sister Hazel: All for You
Mat Kearney: Nothing Left to Lose
Wallflowers: Reboot the Mission
Imagine Dragons: Radioactive
Gnarls Barkley: Crazy
Will Hoge: Never Give In
Eight at Eight for September 11, 2013: Songs Used as T.V. Themes
Eight great songs used as themes for television shows: I'll Be There for You by The Rembrandts (Friends)
Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones (Tour of Duty)
Only Happen When It Rains by Garbage (Crossing Jordan)
Closer to Free by The BoDeans (Party of Five)
Stand by R.E.M. (Get a Life)
Baba O' Riley by The Who (CSI:NY)
Low Rider by War (George Lopez Show)
Lady Madonna by The Beatles (Grace Under Fire)
Eight at Eight for September 10, 2013: Songs with Products in the Title
Talk about product placement! Here are eight great songs with products in the title.
Paul Simon: Kodachrome
Mike Doughty: Busting Up a Starbucks
Commander Cody: Hot Rod Lincoln
Janis Joplin: Mercedes Benz
Prince: Little Red Corvette
Ed Sheeran: Lego House
Coldplay: Life in Technicolor
Dada: Dizz Knee Land
Eight at Eight for September 9, 2013: Songs with Sayings as Titles
Today's Eight at Eight featured songs with sayings as titles:
Raconteurs: Steady as She Goes
Lou Reed: Walk on the Wild Side
4 Non Blondes: What's Up
Talking Heads: Once in a LIfetime
Eagles: Life in the Fast Lane
Traveling Wilburys: End of the Line
Capital Cities: Safe and Sound
Barenaked Ladies: It's All Been Done
Eight at Eight for September 6, 2013: Songs with Animals in the Title
Once again Triple M listeners came up with great suggestions for the Eight at Eight. Today we plaed songs with an animal in the title.
Black Dog: Led Zeppelin
Bears: Lyle Lovett
Lion Sleeps Tonight: The Tokens
Eye of the Tiger: Survivor
Crocodile Rock: Elton John
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree: KT Tunstall
Dixie Chicken: Little Feat
Rolling Stones: Wild Horses
Eight at Eight for September 5, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
On every New Music Thursday, we play 8 great songs you heard first on Triple M. Today we featured a new song from Eddie Murphy. Yes, Eddie Murphy. It's a Reggae tune with Snoop Lion and it's pretty good.
Saints of Valory : Neon Eyes
Death Cab for Cutie: You Are a Tourist
Robert Plant and Allison Kraus: Gone Gone Gone
Shawn Colvin: Sunny Came Home
John Mayer: No Such Thing
Ray Lamontagne: Trouble
Eddie Murphy and Snoop Lion : Red Light
Eight at Eight for September 4, 2013: Artists Who Have Changed Names
Jonathan is my real name and Kitty has changed her name slightly, she's really Kathleen. However, these artists have really changed names.
Elton John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) : Goodbye Yellowbrick Road
Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) : Tangled Up In Blue
Adam Ant (Stewart Leslie Goddard) : Goody Two Shoes
David Bowie (Davy Jones) : Fame
Stevie Wonder (Stevland Hardaway Judkins) : Sir Duke
Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield): Got My Mojo Working
Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick MacManus): Allison
Billy Idol (William Michael Albert Broad) : Rebel Yell
Tags : Topics: Entertainment_Culture People: Adam Ant, Albert Broad, Billy Idol, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Davy Jones, Declan Patrick, Duke, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Patrick MacManus, Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Robert Zimmerman, Stevie Wonder, Stewart Leslie Goddard, William Michael Albert
Eight at Eight for September 3, 2013: Songs for Back to School
It's time to head back to school for Madison kids and students at the University. Here are eight great songs about school.
Ramones: Rock and Roll High School
Sam Cooke: Wonderful World
Steely Dan: My Old School
Police: Don't Stand So Close to Me
Paul Simon: Me and Julio Down by the School Yard
Rockpile: Teacher Teacher
Van Halen: Hot for Teacher
Crosy, Stills, Nash & Young: Teach Your Children
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Song: Hedonic Treadmill
Album: Blue Distance
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Artist: Total Slacker
Song: Keep the Ships at Bay
Album: Slip Away
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Song: Drag Bones
Album: Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth
"'Drag Bones' speaks to the age-old truth that change is always coming, for better or for worse," Robert Brinkerhoff tells Rolling Stone. "As with a lot of our tunes,...