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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 October 2013


Eight at Eight for October 30, 2013: Bands and Artists from Texas
Today we played bands and artists from Texas including:

Dirty Laundry by Don Henley

Follow My Feet by Unlikely Candidates

Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin

LaGrange by ZZ Top

Neon Eyes by Saints of Valory

Tuff Enough by Fabulous Thunderbird

What I Am by Edie Brickell

Crossfire by Stevie Ray Vaughan


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Eight at Eight for October 30, 2013: Bands and Artists from Texas
Today we played bands and artists from Texas including:

Dirty Laundry by Don Henley

Follow My Feet by Unlikely Candidates

Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin

LaGrange by ZZ Top

Neon Eyes by Saints of Valory

Tuff Enough by Fabulous Thunderbird

What I Am by Edie Brickell

Crossfire by Stevie Ray Vaughan


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Eight at Eight for October 29, 2013: Songs from 1986
Today we featured songs from the year 1986.  It was the year the Bears won the Super Bowl, Ferris Bueller's Day Off was in theatres and we all grabbed each other's hands for Hands Across America.  Here were some of the songs of 1986:

Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House

Fall of Me by R.E.M.

In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

Alive and Kicking by Simple Minds

The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby

Dear God by XTC

What You Need by INXS

If You Leave by OMD
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Eight at Eight for October 29, 2013: Songs with Foreign Words in the Lyrics
On Monday we featured eight songs with some foreign lyrics.  We bet you didn't even noticed it in some of these songs.

Smooth by Santana:
My munequita, my Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa Your my reason for reason

Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes by Paul Simon:
(A-wa a-wa) o kodwa u zo-nge li-sa namhlange (A-wa a-wa) si-bona kwenze ka kanjani (A-wa a-wa) amanto mbazane ayeza She's a rich girl She don't try to hide it Diamonds on the soles of her shoes

Loser by Beck:
Sprechen sie Deutsch, baby? Soy un perdedor I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me?

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby Stills and Nash:
Be my lady Que linda! Me recuerda a Cuba La reina de la Mar Caribe Quiero slo visitarla all Y que triste que no puedo. Vaya! O Va! O Va!

Should I Stay or I Should I Go by The Clash:
This indecisions bugging me Esta undecision me molesta If you don't want me, set me free Si no me quieres, librame Exactly whom I'm supposed to be Diga me que tengo ser Don't you know which clothes even fit me?

Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel
If looks could kill, they probably will In games without frontiers-war without tears Games without frontiers-war without tears Jeux sans frontieres

Vertigo by U2:
Unos, dos, tres, catorce!

Reflektor by Arcade Fire:
Entre la nuit, la nuit et l’aurore Entre le royaume, des vivants et des morts If this is heaven I don't know what it’s for If I can’t find you there I don't care.


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Eight at Eight for October 24, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
It's a New Music Thursday on Triple M, so today we featured eight great songs you heard first on Triple M.

1979 by Smashing Pumpkins

Wild Child by Brett Dennen

Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

Ho Hey by The Lumineers

3am by Matchbox Twenty

Strong Enough by Sheryl Crow

Let Her Go by Passenger

And something brand new from The Alternate Routes called Nothing More.  In fact, The Alternate Routes wrote the song for a group called Newtown Kindness in memory of Charlotte Bacon.  She was one of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. 


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Eight at Eight for October 23, 2013: Songs from the year 1979
1979 was a glorious year for so many reasons.  McDonald's introduced the Happy Meal, President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a swamp rabbit (no joke) and Disco Demolation took place at Comiskey Park in Chicago causing the cancellation of a major leage baseball game between the White Sox and Detroit TIgers.  There were also some bad things like that whole Iranian hostage situation.

There was plenty of great music too.  Today we featured eight great songs from 1979 including:

Is She Really Going Out with Him by Joe Jackson

Take the Long Way Home by Supertramp

Cruel to Be King by Nick Lowe

Dream Police by Cheap Trick

Messagein a Bottle by Police

Heart of Glass by Blondie

All My Love by Led Zeppelin

London Calling by The Clash


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Locations: Chicago
People: Jimmy CarterJoe JacksonNick Lowe




 
Eight at Eight for October 22, 2013: Songs Featuring Talking
We all love a good singer, but how about  a good talker?  It's tough to talk through a song and make it sound cool.  Here are eight songs where we think it works. 

If I Had $1,000,000 by Barenaked Ladies

Here Comes My Girl by Tom Petty

Lullaby by Shawn Mullins

Love Shack by B-52's

Never There by Cake

Somewhere Down the Crazy River by Robbie Robertson

Miss You by The Rolling Stones

Fire by Jimi Hendrix


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Eight at Eight for October 21, 2013: Bands Names That You Think Are Real Names
A lot of bands are named after someone in the band, but not always.  Here are eight great songs from bands with names that have nothing to do with anyone in the band.

Kiss This Thing Goodbye by Del Amitri.  No Del in this band.  The guys say the name was originally created to confuse people.

Bungle in the Jungle by Jethro Tull.  Tull was a real person who was an agriculturist.  He invented the seed drill in 1701.

Layla by Derek & the Dominos  No Derek in the band, but there was an Eric.

Calgary by Bon Iver.  Bon Iver is a french greeting used in the show Northern Exposure. It means good winter.  Bon Iver is Wisconsin native Justin Vernon.

867-5309 by Tommy Tutone.  There is a Tommy in the band, but his last name is not Tutone.

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.  The band's name comes from two old blues musicians Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

1957 by Milo Greene.  There's no Milo, but band members originally pretended that it was the name of their manager.

Let Her Cry by Hootie and the Blowfish.  No Hootie.  The lead singer is Darius.

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8 at 8 for Oct. 18: Running songs
Thanks to our facebook friend Seth Miller for coming up with today's 8 at 8..songs with run or running in the title, or that inspire you to run fast.

1. Running on Empty--Jackson Browne

2. When the World is Running Down--The Police

3. Born to Run--Bruce Springsteen

4. Runaround--Blues Traveler

5. Run Like Hell--Pink Floyd

6. Running Down a Dream--Tom Petty

7. The Long Run--The Eagles

8. I want you to want me--Cheap Trick  (Jonathan's favorite running song)

Thanks to everyone who gave us suggestions!
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Eight at Eight for October 17, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
On every New Music Thursday our Eight at Eight features songs you heard first on our station.  Today we included:

Best Day of My Life by American Authors

Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn

Howlin' For You by Black Keys

Rolling in the Deep by Adele

Sound of Sunshine by Michael Franti

One Week by Barenaked Ladies

Low by Cracker

What Doesn't Kill You by Jake Bugg


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Eight at Eight for October 16, 2013: Songs with Hats or Shoes in the Title
Today we were not interested in belts or pants or gloves.  We wanted songs about hats and shoes.  Here's our list:

New Shoes by Paolo Nutini

You Can Leave Your Hat On by Joe Cocker

(Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes by Elvis Costello

Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat by Bob Dylan

Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes by Paul Simon

Those Shoes by The Eagles

Raspberry Beret by Prince

Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People


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Eight at Eight for October 16, 2013: Songs with Hats or Shoes in the Title
Today we were not interested in belts or pants or gloves.  We wanted songs about hats and shoes.  Here's our list:

New Shoes by Paolo Nutini

You Can Leave Your Hat On by Joe Cocker

(Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes by Elvis Costello

Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat by Bob Dylan

Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes by Paul Simon

Those Shoes by The Eagles

Raspberry Beret by Prince

Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People


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Eight at Eight for October 15, 2013: Songs Involved in Lawsuits
Today we're going to court as we feature eight grade songs involved in lawsuits.

Hello, I Love You by The Doors faced a lawsuit by Ray Davies of  The Kinks.  Davies said the song had the same riff as All Day and All of the Night.

Down Under by Men at Work was sued because it borrowed from the kids song Kookabura.

My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was sued by The Chiffons because it sounded like the song He's So Fine.

Gold on the Ceiling by The Black Keyes.  The Black Keyes actually sued Pizza Hut for stealing the song.

Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd.  The children who sang on this song sued for cash.

Old Man Down the Road by John Fogerty.  This one is strange as a record company sued Fogerty for sounded too much like his old band CCR and the song Run Through the Jungle.

Viva La Vida by Coldplay was sued by Joe Satriani for sounding like If I Could Fly.

Anybody Seen My Baby by The Rolling Stones could have been sued by kd Lang because it sounds like her song Constant Craving, but The Stones gave kd a write credit on the song.



 

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Eight at Eight for October 14, 2013: Songs with Musical Instruments in the Title
We seemed to be obsessed with song titles these days. This morning we played eight great songs with musical instruments in the title. 

Perfectly Good Guitar by John Hiatt

While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles

Band The Drum All Day by Todd Rundgren

Heavy Metal Drummer by Wilco

Baby Grand by Billy Joel and Ray Charles

Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds

Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby

Bang a Gong (Get it On) by T. Rex


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Eight at Eight for October 11, 2013: Songs with Eye in the Title
On Fridays we ask listeners to help us pick songs.  Today we wanted songs with eye in the title.

In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

Behind Blue Eyes by The Who

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

Neon Eyes by Saints of Valory

Ebony Eyes by Bob Welch

Lyin' Eyes by The Eagles

Angel Eyes by Jeff Healey Band

Green Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf


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Eight at Eight for October 10, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
For a New Music Thursday, we played songs you heard FIRST on Triple M.

Wake Me Up by AVICII

Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews

The Walk by Mayer Hawthorne

Strong Enough by Sheryl Crow

Safe and Sound by Capital Cities

Name by Goo Goo Dolls

Lullaby by Shawn Mullins

I Shall Sing by Van Morrison - Gabby brought in this song.  It's featured on  a new remastered CD of Morrison's Moondance.  The song was recorded years ago by Morrison, but is just being released for the first time now.  Here's a live version of the song.


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Eight at Eight for October 9, 2013: Songs by Jons, Johns or Johnnys
October 9th is John Lennon's birthday so we featured songs by Jons, Johns or Johnnys.

#9 Dream by John Lennon

Gravity by John Mayer

Levon by Elton John

Young Folks by Peter Bjorn & John

D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin (John Bonham and John Paul Jones)

Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who (John Entwistle)

Superman (It Ain't Easy) by Five for Fighting (John Ondrasik)

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Eight at Eight for October 8, 2013: Songs with Song in the Title
Today we played song songs.  In other words, songs with song in the title.

Love Song by The Cure

The Logical Song by Supertramp

Love Song by Sara Bareilles

Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin

Your Song by Elton John

Authority Song by John Mellencamp

Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots

Movin' Out  (Anthony's Song) by Billy Joel


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8 at 8 for Oct. 7: Artists known by just one name
We don't need no stinkin' last names around here!

Today's 8 at 8 featured songs performed by artists known by just one name. Sometimes it's just their first name, other times it's their last name. And sometime's it's just made up!!

1. Adele--Rolling in the Deep

2. Sting--Fortress Around Your Heart

3. Beck--Loser

4. Prince--Let's Go Crazy

5. Dido--Thank You

6. Moby--South Side

7. Jewel--Who Will Save Your Soul

8. Lorde--Royals
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Eight at Eight for October 4, 2013: Songs with Days of the Week in the Title
Today we played songs featuring a day of the week in the title including:

Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2

Monday Morning by Fleetwood Mac

Manic Monday by The Bangles

Tuesday Afternoon by Moody Blues

Wednesday by Tori Amos

Waiting for Wednesday by Lisa Loeb

Thursday by Jim Croce

Friday on My Mind by Easybeats

Friday I'm in Love by The Cure

Saturday in the Park by Chicago

Eight Days a Week by the Beatles (Okay, this one doesn't really work, but it's The Beatles!)


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Topics: Entertainment_Culture
Locations: Chicago
People: Jim CroceLisa LoebTori Amos




 
Eight at Eight for October 3, 2013: Heard It Here First
Today we featured songs you heard first on Triple M.

The Way I Tend To Be by Frank Turner

Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine

Bubbly by Colbie Caillat

We Are Young by FUN.

Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

Hey Soul Sister by Train

Supersoaker by Kings of Leon



 
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Locations: Florence
People: Colbie CaillatFrank TurnerViva La Vida




 
Eight at Eight for October 3, 2013: Heard It Here First
Today we featured songs you heard first on Triple M.

The Way I Tend To Be by Frank Turner

Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine

Bubbly by Colbie Caillat

We Are Young by FUN.

Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

Hey Soul Sister by Train

Supersoaker by Kings of Leon



 
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Topics: Human Interest
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Locations: Florence
People: Colbie CaillatFrank TurnerViva La Vida




 
8 at 8 for Oct. 2, 2013: Songs with states in the title
We took a crazy cattywampus road trip for today's 8 at 8, with songs with the names of states in the title.

1.  Going to California--Led Zeppelin

2. Private Idaho--B-52s

3. Mississippi Queen--Mountain

4. Dani, California--Red Hot Chili Peppers

5. New York, New York--Ryan Adams

6. Alabama Getaway--Grateful Dead

7 Texas Flood --Stevie Ray Vaughan

8. Ohio--Crosby Stills Nash and Young
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Eight at Eight for Oct. 1: clapping songs
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands!  For the rhythmically impaired, clapping songs can be scary things. Here are 8 we came up with:

1. John Mellencamp: Jack and Diane

2. Stealers Wheel: Stuck in the Middle with You

3. The Cars: My Best Friend's Girl

4. Badfinger:  No Matter What

5. Feist: 1,2,3,4

6. Prince: Little Red Corvette

7. T. Rex: Bang a Gong

8. Steve Miller Band: Fly Like an Eagle
 




 
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