"I really wanna know / Who are you? / Who, who, who, who?"
Betsy told me during our weekly chat last night that her only issue with my blog is that she doesn't know the source or singer of many of the blog songs. Mostly she treats the lyrics from these unknown songs as bits of random poetry, but sometimes she is intrigued by the lyrics and would like to know who sang it or where she could find it.
Betsylove, have you heard of this newfangled thing called Gooogle? It's what the kids call a "search engine". Apparently, you type your query into a magic box and it gives you answers! It's fantastic! Maybe if you typed the name of the song and a few of the lyrics into it, you'd get the singer. Try it. It just might work. [End Snark. Lovvve youuu.]
Seriously, though, Betsy is supercrazybusy raising two darling boys, and I'm lucky she even gives this blog the time of day. So! From now on, I will list in tiny letters at the end of the post who the artist is or, as in the case of "The Scotsman", the source of the song. I already began with last night's post, a song by India.Arie.
Below is a list of the other artists and songs that have appeared on my blog so far, in alphabetical order. I live to serve.
ABBA: Thank You for the Music
a-ha: The Sun Always Shines on TV, Living a Boy's Adventure Tale
Alphaville: Forever Young
Joey Ayala: Bathala
Barenaked Ladies: These Apples
Chic [sortof]: Le [Geek]
Elvis Costello: Every Day I Write the Book
Crowded House: When You Come
Dido: Here with Me
Dixie Chicks: Wide Open Spaces
Patsy Cline: Walking After Midnight
Cowboy Junkies: 200 More Miles
Duran Duran: Too Much Information
Michael Franti & Spearhead: Everybody Ona Move
Nellie Furtado: I'm Like a Bird
Great Big Sea: Summer
Haddaway: What is Love?
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: I Hate Myself for Loving You
Carole King: Where You Lead, You've Got a Friend, Beautiful
Annie Lennox: Legend in My Living Room
Madonna: Beautiful Stranger
Barry Manilow: I Write the Songs
Bob Marley: Three Little Birds
Sarah McLachlan: Push
No Doubt: I'm Just a Girl
Oingo Boingo: Who Do You Want to Be?, No One Lives Forever
Queen: The Show Must Go On, We Are the Champions
Corinne Bailey Rae: Put Your Records On
Malvina Reynolds: Little Boxes
Sarah Slean: Day One
Soup Dragons: I'm Free
Spandau Ballet: Gold
Stray Cats: Stray Cat Strut
Cree Summer: Soul Sister
Jill Tracy: Evil Night Together
The Turtles: Happy Together
U2: Where the Streets Have No Name
White Stripes: We Are Gonna Be Friends
[Folk song]: The Scotsman
[Hairspray Soundtrack, Nikki Blonsky]: Good Morning, Baltimore!
[Lion King Soundtrack, Elton John]: Circle of Life
[Pirates?]: A Pirate's Life for Me
[TV show theme]: Wonder Woman
"Who Are You?" by the Who, for my under-30 readers.