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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Eight at Eight for September 13, 2013: One Word Titles
Today we kept it short and sweet, when it came to song titles.

Duffy: Mercy

U2: One

Aretha Franklin: Think

Muse: Madness

Kings of Leon: Supersoaker

Bob Seger: Katmandu

John Butler Trio: Zebra

Led Zeppelin: Kashmir

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Locations: Kashmir
People: Aretha FranklinBob SegerJohn Butler

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

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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)


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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

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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

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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

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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

Lorde: Royals

Ray Lamontagne: Trouble

Eddie Murphy and Snoop Lion : Red Light

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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

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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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People: Julio DownMe DownPaul SimonRockpileSam Cooke

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