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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 November 2013


Eight at Eight for November 27, 2013: Thank You Songs
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving so...

Kind and Generous by Natalie Merchant

I Thank You by Bonnie Raitt

Thank You Girl by John Hiatt

Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again) by Sly and the Family Stone

Thank You by Led Zeppelin

Thank U by Alanis Morissette

Thank You by Dido

Thanksgiving Song by Adam Sandler



 
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Eight at Eight for November 26, 2013: Great Cover Songs
Here are eight great cover songs we like:

Otis Redding covering I Can't Get No Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones

Cowboy Junkies covering Sweet Jane by Lou Reed

The Wallflowers covering Lawyers, Guns and Money by Warren Zevon

Sting covering The Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix

Susan Tedeschi covering For No One by The Beatles

Indigo Girls covering Tangled Up in Blue by Bob Dylan

Counting Crows covering Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

Melissa Etheridge covering Maggie May by Rod Stewart

 
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Eight at Eight for November 25, 2013: Songs That Started Out with Different Titl
Some songs started with different names.  The classic example is Yesterday by The Beatles.  The working title was Scrambled Eggs.   Here are eight songs that started with a different title:

You Found Me by The Fray was originally called Amistad

The Chain by Fleetwood Mac was originally called Butter Cookie

Vertigo by U2 was originally called Native Son

Tumbling Dice was originally called Good Time Woman

Wonderwall by Oasis was originally called Wishing Stone

Long Train Runnin' by The Doobie Brothers was originally called Osbourne

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison was originally called Brown Skinned Girl

Life in a Northern Town by The Dream Academy was originally called Morning Lasted All Day

 
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Eight at Eight for November 22, 2013: Songs with Change in the Title
Today we asked Triple M listeners for songs with "Change" in the title.  There were plenty of great suggestions.  Here's what we played:

Changes by David Bowie

Gonna Be Some Changes Made by Bruce Hornsby

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes by Jimmy Buffet

A Change Would Do You Good by Sheryl Crow

A Moment Changes Everything by David Gray

Change the World by Eric Clapton

Don't Change by INXS

Change by Churchill

 
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Eight at Eight for November 18, 2013: Songs with a Classical Connection
The Eight at Eight is brought to you by Farley's House of Pianos.  Today we featured 8 songs with a classical connection.

All You Need is Love by The Beatles features some of Greensleeves at the end

A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum features some of J.S. Bach

Beck's Bolero by Jeff Beck

Hook by Blues Traveler features Pachelbel's Cannon in D in the bass line

All This Time by Sting features Cello Suite by Bach

What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding by Elvis Costello - this one isn't classical, but Elvis has done some classical work.  We just didn't want to play.

Down by the Water by The Decemberists (See Elvis Costello)

Sample in a Jar by Phish (See Decemberists)







 
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Eight at Eight for November 15, 2013: Songs With Lady in the Title
This morning we were looking for songs with the word 'Lady' in the title.  Triple M listeners had lots of suggestions.  Here's what we played:

Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan

Lady Writer by Dire Straits

Green Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf

Lady by Lenny Kravitz

She's No Lady, She's My Wife by Lyle Lovett

Lady Madonna by The Beatles

South City Midnight Lady by Dobbie Brothers

Dude Looks Like a Lady by Aerosmith

 
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Eight at Eight for November 14, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
On a New Music Thursday, we feature songs you heard first on Triple M.  This week we included:

Kandi by One Eskimo

Black Horse and the Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall

Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine

Heaven by Los Lonely Boys

Come Away with Me by Norah Jones

Let Her Go by Passenger

Everyone Wants to Rule the World covered by Lorde

 
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Eight at Eight for November 13, 2013: Songs from 1988
The year was 1988.  Remember Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall?  The movie Rain Man with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman was released and Adele was born.  Here are some songs from 1988.

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman

Pop Song '89 by REM

Desire by U2

What I Am by Edie Brickell

I Hate Myself for Loving You by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Red Red Wine by UB40

Under the Milky Way by Church

Handle with Care by Traveling Wilburys

 
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Eight at Eight for November 12, 2013: Piano Songs
Our Eight at Eight is brought to you by Farley's House of Pianos.  It's the annual November sale at Farley's, so today we played eight piano songs.

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

Babylon by David Gray

Tiny Dancer by Elton John

Clock by Coldplay

Silver Thunderbird by Marc Cohn

Steppin' Out by Joe Jackson

The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby

The Pretender by Jackson Browne

 
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Eight at Eight for November 11, 2013: Songs for Veterans
Today is Veteran's Day so we honored them with eight great songs.  If you see a veteran today (or any day) please say THANK YOU.

Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Orange Crush by REM

All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix

Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen

Brave by Sara Bareilles

Nature's Way by Spirit

Rockin' in the Free World by Neil Young

Imagine by John Lennon

 
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Eight at Eight for November 11, 2013: Songs for Veterans
Today is Veteran's Day so we honored them with eight great songs.  If you see a veteran today (or any day) please say THANK YOU.

Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Orange Crush by REM

All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix

Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen

Brave by Sara Bareilles

Nature's Way by Spirit

Rockin' in the Free World by Neil Young

Imagine by John Lennon

 
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Eight at Eight for November 8, 2013: Songs with a Question in the Title
This morning we had a question.  Could you think of songs with a quesiton in the title?  Here's what Triple M listeners suggested:

Have You Ever Seen the Rain? by Creedance Clearwater Revival

Are You Gonna Go My Way? by Lenny Kravitz

Is She Really Going Out with Him? by Joe Jackson

How Soon is Now? by The Smiths

What Would You Say? by Dave Matthews

Why Can't We Be Friends? by War

Don't You Want Me? by Human League

Question by Old 97's

 
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8 at 8 for Nov. 7: songs you heard first on Triple M
For our 8 at 8 every New Music Thursday, we like to remind you of some of the cool songs you heard first on 105.5 Triple M.

Here's today's list:

1. Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet

2. Another is Waiting by the Avett Brothers

3. Rolling in the Deep by Adele

4. Found Out About You by the Gin Blossoms

5. Windows are Rolled Down by Amos Lee

6. Black Horse and the Cherry Tree by K.T. Tunstall (Live From Studio M version)

7.  Pompeii by Bastille

8.  Fortune Teller by The Musgraves  (Gabby's New Music Pick)

 
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Eight at Eight for November 5, 2013: Songs with Wild in the Title
Brett Dennen is coming back to Madison this Friday!  He'll play in Studio M before his sold out show.  Click here for your chance to be part of the Studio M session.  Meanwhile, we played eight "wild" songs in honor of his new song Wild Child.

Wild Wild Life by The Talking Heads

Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones

Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses by U2

Wildfire by John Mayer

Wild Night by Van Morrison

Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed

Wild Child by Brett Dennen


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Eight at Eight for November 4, 2013: Building a House
Today we attempted to build a house with song titles.  We didn't get very far.

Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd

The Ceiling by The Wild Feathers

Knockin' on Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan

She Came in Through the Bathroom Window by Joe Cocker

Gold on the Ceiling by The Black Keys

Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townshend

Wonderwall by Oasis

Burning Down the House by Talking Heads


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Eight at Eight for November 1, 2013: Songs with a Man's Name in the Title
There are a lot of songs with women's name in the title.  How about a man's name?  Here's our list which we created with the help of Triple M listeners.

Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega

Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp

Jeremy by Pearl Jam

Levon by Elton John

Jumpin' Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones

Mr. Jones by Counting Crows

Me and Julio Down by the School Yard

A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash

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Eight at Eight for November 1, 2013: Songs with a Man's Name in the Title
There are a lot of songs with women's name in the title.  How about a man's name?  Here's our list which we created with the help of Triple M listeners.

Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega

Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp

Jeremy by Pearl Jam

Levon by Elton John

Jumpin' Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones

Mr. Jones by Counting Crows

Me and Julio Down by the School Yard

A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash

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Eight at Eight for October 31, 2013: Songs You Heard First on Triple M
New Music Thursday on Triple M means the eight at eight features songs you first heard on Triple M.  This week we featured:

Tighten Up by Black Keyes

How to Save a LIfe by The Fray

Sirens by Pearl Jam

Babylon by David Gray

Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage

San Francisco by The Mowglis

Unwell by Matchbox Twenty

The New Black by Moon Taxi



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