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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Options June 3, 2019: Like a Puppy Child

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
The Styrenes  Where the Girls Are   Options It's Artastic! - Cleveland '75 to '79  ROIR  2002  CD    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Dwight Twilley  Girls   Options single  EMI America  1984  45    0:04:44 (Pop‑up)
The Coasters  Girls, Girls, Girls   Options Young Blood  Atlantic  1982  LP  From 1961  0:07:45 (Pop‑up)
The Know  I Like Girls   Options DIY: Shake It Up! American Power Pop II  Rhino  1993  CD  From 1980  0:09:51 (Pop‑up)
The Real Kids  All Kindsa Girls   Options The Real Kids  Norton  1991  LP  From 1977  0:11:57 (Pop‑up)
Iggy Pop  Girls   Options New Values  Arista  1979  LP    0:15:29 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Gleason  What Is a Girl?   Options single  Decca  1954  45    0:18:25 (Pop‑up)
Neil Sedaka  Oh! Carol   Options Neil Sedaka's Greatest Hits  RCA Victor  1962  LP  From 1959  0:29:16 (Pop‑up)
Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps  She-She Little Sheila   Options Greatest  Fame/EMI  1982  LP  From 1959  0:31:08 (Pop‑up)
The Garden of Eden  Samantha   Options single  Verve  1967  45    0:33:30 (Pop‑up)
The Four Leaves  Olivia No Shirabe   Options single  CBS  1968  MP3    0:35:31 (Pop‑up)
John D. Loudermilk  Laura   Options The Open Mind of John D. Loudermilk  Omni Recording Corporation  2006  CD  From 1969  0:38:19 (Pop‑up)
Shorty Rogers and His Giants  Michele's Meditation   Options The Swinging Mr. Rogers  Atlantic  1955  MP3    0:41:06 (Pop‑up)
Suni McGrath  Zoe   Options Childgrove  Adelphi  1972  MP3    0:44:59 (Pop‑up)
Caribou  Irene   Options Andorra  Merge  2007  CD    0:48:13 (Pop‑up)
The Cufflinks  Heather   Options Tracy  Decca  1969  LP  This one is a cheat; you know Heather Faye as Faye!  0:51:44 (Pop‑up)
Outrageous Cherry  Trouble Girl   Options Our Love Will Change the World  Rainbow Quartz  2004  CD    0:54:26 (Pop‑up)
The Green Pajamas  Kim the Waitress   Options Indian Summer  Get Hip  1996  CD  From 1986  0:58:47 (Pop‑up)
The Rubs  Emily   Options Impossible Dream  HoZac  2017  LP    1:03:35 (Pop‑up)
The New Lime  Donna   Options single  Columbia  1968  45    1:07:28 (Pop‑up)
Dion  Little Diane   Options single  Laurie  1962  45    1:09:28 (Pop‑up)
Jubal  For Becky   Options single  Elektra  1973  45    1:12:02 (Pop‑up)
Dave Edmunds  Deborah   Options Tracks on Wax 4  Swan Song  1978  LP  will have to do for Debbie  1:15:10 (Pop‑up)
Marshall Crenshaw  Yvonne   Options Downtown  Warner Bros.  1985  LP  Another cheat; YOU try to find a song with "Stashu" in the title!  1:17:44 (Pop‑up)
Porter Wagoner  Julie   Options single  RCA Victor  1967  45    1:21:34 (Pop‑up)
ZZ Top  Francene (Spanish)   Options single  London  1972  45    1:24:10 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a row with girls' names in the title
Randy and the Rainbows  Denise   Options single  Rust  1963  45    1:36:38 (Pop‑up)
Jackie Lee Cochran  Ruby Pearl   Options single  Decca  1957  45    1:38:28 (Pop‑up)
Hot Chocolate  Emma   Options single  Big Tree  1975  45    1:40:40 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  Laléna   Options single  Epic  1968  45  Does anyone have more song titles with women's names in them than this guy?  1:44:13 (Pop‑up)
The Icicle Works  Evangeline   Options single  Beggars Banquet  1987  45    1:47:06 (Pop‑up)
Hollies  Sandy   Options single  Epic  1975  45    1:51:11 (Pop‑up)
Jefferson Starship  Jane   Options single  Grunt  1979  45    1:54:40 (Pop‑up)
Southwest F.O.B.  Nadine   Options single  HIP  1969  45    1:58:37 (Pop‑up)
The Monkees  Valleri   Options single  Colgems  1968  45    2:01:32 (Pop‑up)
Them  Gloria   Options single  Decca  1964  45  had to do it!  2:03:43 (Pop‑up)
The Turtles  Elenore   Options single  White Whale  1968  45    2:15:06 (Pop‑up)
Scott English  Brandy   Options single  Horse  1971  MP3    2:17:40 (Pop‑up)
The 5 Stairsteps  Dear Prudence   Options Let It Be: Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney and Harrison  Ace  2016  CD  From 1970  2:20:37 (Pop‑up)
Simtec & Wylie  Maggie May   Options Gettin' Over the Hump  Mister Chand  1971  LP    2:24:00 (Pop‑up)
Elton John  Amoreena   Options Tumbleweed Connection  Rocket/Island  1995  CD  From 1970  2:29:46 (Pop‑up)
Ronnie Lane and Pete Townshend  Annie   Options Rough Mix  Hip-O/Universal  2006  CD  From 1976  2:34:40 (Pop‑up)
The King Cole Trio  Sweet Lorraine   Options Cool Cole: The King Cole Trio Story  Proper  2001  CD  From 1941  2:37:27 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra  Nancy (with the Laughing Face)   Options Frank Sinatra Sings His Greatest Hits  Columbia Legacy  1997  CD  From 1945  2:40:22 (Pop‑up)
Louis Prima with Sam Butera and the Witnesses  Oh Marie   Options Zooma Zooma: Best of Louis Prima  Rhino  1986  LP  From 1957  2:43:43 (Pop‑up)
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra  Rosalie   Options The Very Best of Artie Shaw  RCA Victor  2001  CD  From 1939; vocal: Tony Pastor  2:46:06 (Pop‑up)
Billy Bragg  Shirley   Options Reaching to the Converted  Rhino  1999  CD  From 1992  2:48:46 (Pop‑up)
Colin Blunstone  Caroline Goodbye   Options I Don't Believe in Miracles  Epic  1979  LP  From 1971  2:52:18 (Pop‑up)
John Howard  Goodbye Suzie   Options Kid in a Big World  RPM  2003  CD  From 1974  2:55:47 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am annie:

yip yip yooray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am WFMU listener WADE:

happyhappyhappy boingboingboing
  9:02am Andrea in Jersey City:

Morning from Jersey
  Swag For Life Member 9:02am 12539:

Yip Yip happy Happy!
  9:02am Andrea in Jersey City:

Yip yip!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am Phillippe Bastille:

Good morning 1st Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Krys O.:

Howdy, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am The Oscar:

Mornin'! Answer show to Friday's SBB?
Avatar 9:04am Diezel Tea:

Eh, it's Joey McGascontrol and the Surfaces, ehhhhhh...
Avatar 9:04am Joe McG:

You're sharp, Oscar: Yes! Today's show is an answer show to Sheila's Friday show.
  9:05am Dave Conehead:

Ahoy Joe!!
Thanks for your help
And thanks for curing my case of the Mondays
Avatar 9:06am Davee:

GM Joe! I detect a theme here.
  9:07am adrian in mpls:

Slits Typical Girls somewhere in this set?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Phillippe Bastille:

Hey Joe, I heard your "Treehorn" read Saturday morning. Excellent. It's not a tale about a young Jackie Treehorn, is it?
Avatar 9:07am Creature Boy:

That's Tom Petty of course on backing vocals. Nice to hear the 45! Gots to get me a copy
Avatar 9:08am Joe McG:

Take a glance at Sophisticated Boom Boom's playlist from Friday to get the idea: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Matt Fiveash:

Now play the fast version!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am The Oscar:

This Coasters tune is a distorted guitar away from being a Nobunny song.
  9:10am Booz:

Love the call and response between the shows. Will we be naming names with name songs today?
Avatar 9:11am Creature Boy:

The Know!
  Swag For Life Member 9:11am tadpoles:

Excellent Joe...a neat companion piece....looking forward to them all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Cmurtha:

Good morning on this set of "girl centric goodness" if I may steal Sheila's tagline.
  9:12am John in Bklyn:

G'morning Joe and Noisers! That Twilley song reminded me of early MTV.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am The Oscar:

Real Kids!!
Avatar 9:13am Joe McG:

@Cmurtha: Yes, a different spin on "girlcentric goodness" for sure! @tadpoles: Sheila proposed it and I couldn't resist.
Avatar 9:14am Joe McG:

@MattF: I wish I had the 45!
Avatar 9:14am Sem:

So, THIS is where the girls are.

Greets, Joe, McGaskos, the delighted just-stumbled-upon-this-show.
  9:16am medson:

Rocking Start. Thanks Joe.
Have a good show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Cmurtha:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am pantz:

Sounds like Jackie took the Hepburn Elocution Lessons
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Ken From Hyde Park:

Very nice. This was just from your own creativity, Joe, or an FCC-mandated equal time regulatory mandate?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Cmurtha:

Jackie you all over the damn place on this one
  9:21am Andrea in Jersey City:

This is incredible
  9:21am Andrea in Jersey City:

Thank you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am The Oscar:

Little girls LOVE cans of water!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Mick:

Oh, Jackie...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Krys O.:

  9:21am John in Bklyn:

Wha... is this Jackie on the wrong speed?
4 colors. Oh dear.
  9:21am karen eliot:

  9:22am Jeff g.:

This is problematic.
  9:22am Creature Boy:

oh Jackie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:22am The Oscar:

  9:22am queems:

this fucking guy
  9:22am sugarwolf:

Is this about daughters or girlfriends?
  9:22am L W Rhino:

I didn't know girls like cans of water !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am adampsyche:

that was some creepy shit
  9:23am davefromtoronto:

now where's my martini!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Cmurtha:

@sugarwolf both? Somehow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Ken From Hyde Park:

How sweet it is!
  9:24am Creature Boy:

oops u beat me to it , Mick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am Krys O.:

Tom Edwards had 45s of What is a Teenage Girl? and What is a Teenage Boy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am The Oscar:

My favorite is the answer song to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," called "Please Help." The entire song is begging the singer from the Tokens to keep his voice down because he'll awaken the lion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25am steveo:

Good Morning!

I'd even give up a month's supply of chewin' tobacky
Just to be known as Mrs. Neil Sedaky
  9:25am miles:

skeeter Davis recorded an entire album of answer songs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Krys O.:

It was on Coral: youtu.be...
  9:26am robyn and 5-yr-old mini glistener ajax:

awesome show joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am steveo:

wait Creamo's not his real name???
  9:29am karen eliot:

good morning! agree this is going to be a fantastic show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am adampsyche:

sheila's show was great. will michele be played the guns 'n roses song?
  9:31am davefromtoronto:

should've been called "oh Karl"
Avatar 9:32am Joe McG:

@adam: No, I found another one! @karen: I hope so! It's dangerous to compare one's self to Sheila B.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am Mick:

Nice nod to Sheila B! i thought you might go with Buddy Holly's Sheila song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am adampsyche:

love this set!
  9:36am karen eliot:

No comparisons. I’m liking the conversation/interaction between the two. Brilliant.
Avatar 9:39am Joe McG:

@Mick: There are a lot of Sheila songs, surprisingly! Are you thinking of Tommy Roe?
  9:41am John in Bklyn:

Sheila Take a Bow!
Avatar 9:41am Roberto:

Clearly this song was written about my wife.
  9:42am old ERIC thee hat:

Any Elenore in our futures?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Cmurtha:

What show is hosted by a Laura? My schedule in turkey means I am missing a lot of night shows, and also I know a few djs by pseudonyms like, Trouble.
Avatar 9:42am Joe McG:

@old ERIC: Possible! I have it with me.
  9:42am old ERIC thee hat:

Also. Good morrow Joe and friends. Where are my manners?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am The Oscar:

Saw the album title before the artist on this one and did a double take.
Avatar 9:43am Joe McG:

@Cmurtha: One of my all-time faves is Laura Cantrell, hostess for many years of the Radio Thrift Shop. Just a nod.
  9:43am old ERIC thee hat:

I guess there’d need to be an Elenore at FMU. smh
  9:45am John in Bklyn:

WFMU's Michelle will always be the late great Michelle Boule from Incorrect Music to me.
Avatar 9:46am Joe McG:

I should say that some DJs were very hard to find, so I cheated a bit. You'll see.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Cmurtha:

@joe Interesting, I thought it would have been easy to find songs with the name mentions, but also specifically named after the woman in question just because of HOW MANY songs follow that naming convention.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Mick:

@Joe, yes that's who i was thinking of - yipes!
  Swag For Life Member 9:52am tadpoles:

Nils Lofgren has a song called "Trouble's Back"...sort of fits??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52am steveo:

no way, I ALSO tie my hair with golden daffodils!
Avatar 9:53am Joe McG:

@steveo: ha ha ha! @tadpoles: Good one, but I brought another!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am Cmurtha:

I was ready for this to turn into a murder ballad or the classic "Whoops my lover died, let me sing about that" glad its just a SADBOIS song
  9:55am John in Bklyn:

The Cufflinks! Now there's a band name.
Avatar 9:55am jt:

What about Debbie? Did I miss that one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am MikeG:

Hehe ... nice one
Avatar 9:56am Joe McG:

@jt: Forgot Debbie! You have a good suggestion?
  9:57am old ERIC thee hat:

Also was reminded of SYs Little Trouble Girl...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am steveo:

nice Trouble song. ... I also heard Michael Shelley play Trouble Is My Middle Name this weekend :)
  9:58am old ERIC thee hat:

Deborah? T Rex?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am mcgreivey:

Outrageous Cherry: i love them, but I haven't listened to them in ages. I need to.
Avatar 10:00am Joe McG:

@steveo: That's HER first name! :) @old Eric: Well, I have a Deborah. I guess I'll use that one!
  10:00am John in Bklyn:

There's a Beck tune called Debra.?
  10:00am Joe:

This is a much better version. Thanks Joe for thinking of me and the serious issue of not enough Kim songs in the world! This is a great show!
  10:00am old ERIC thee hat:

Ugh... Debora
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am Mick:

B-52s have a Debbie song I think
  10:01am Kim:

Why did I type in Joe?? Its Kimzilla!
Avatar 10:02am Joe McG:

@John: I have that with me. Also Dave Edmunds. No "Debbie" songs? @Kim: Ha ha ha! I can't believe you heard this song from wherever you are!
Avatar 10:03am Joe McG:

This is a lot of fun for me, btw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am J:

And I've never heard a Get Hip record that wasn't garage rock, or some other rock'n'roll noise (not that there's anything wrong with that). This Green Pajamas pops.
  10:04am old ERIC thee hat:

Cheating perhaps. But first hit for songs about Debbie was...

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am Ike:

In Philadelphia eating excellent Cambodian food, that's where!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10am The Oscar:

That kazoo!!
  10:11am John in Bklyn:

This song perfectly captures my feelings for Diane Lane.
Avatar 10:12am jt:

THE ONLY Debbie song: Bruce Pavitt look it up : funny, heartfelt autobiographical.
Avatar 10:12am Joe McG:

@John: ha ha ha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13am Krys O.:

This is wonderful, Joe!
  10:13am V Priceless:

Great stuff !
Avatar 10:13am jt:

The Dion song "Little Diane" is excellent , I mean, it has a Kazoo? Is that a kazoo? did I spell that right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am The Oscar:

My favorite Debbie song is "Little Debbie, Burn in Hell" by Deadbolt, which has the immortal couplet "Cakes and pies / Deception and lies!"
Avatar 10:14am djsheilab:

OH MY GOD! Just tuning in. You did it Joe! Haha! LOVE it!!!!
Avatar 10:15am Joe McG:

Thanks, Krys! Very fun. Weirdly difficult to find a good Becky/Rebecca song.
Avatar 10:16am Joe McG:

@Sheila B: HAD TO DO IT! :)
  10:16am V Priceless:

Flo and Eddie have a Rebecca tune I think
  10:17am John in Bklyn:

jt: That was the first time I ever heard kazoo played with seemingly serious intent.
  10:17am egould310:

Debbie & Kim by Redd Kross
Avatar 10:17am jt:

1:40... on second thought it might not be radio friendly /proper..
Haven't heart it since 1987...just re-listened.
Avatar 10:17am Joe McG:

@VP: Oh no, I don't know it.
Avatar 10:18am Joe McG:

@egould: (hitting head) ugh, forgot that one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am The Oscar:

@VP I only know that one from the time I tried making a playlist based on the chronological filmography of Alfred Hitchcock. It came out surprisingly listenable!
Avatar 10:22am djsheilab:

Oh man....this is too much fun!
Avatar 10:23am Joe McG:

You were right, Sheila, this is so much fun!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:23am Scott Williams:

I confess, I was hoping for Mel Tillis doing "Who's Julie?"
  10:24am John in Bklyn:

@Joe: I bet Stanky and the Coal Miners have a song called Stashu!
Na Zdrowie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am The Oscar:

Things don't bode well for any woman who finds her name in a Porter Wagoner song.
Avatar 10:25am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...all I wanted was a piece o' hay ta chaw ons
...an' y'all woodn't give tuh me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Listener Scott:

Just tuning in and after a few numbers thought, huh, I wonder if Joe is doing a response show to Sheila B's show from Friday and sure enough! So cool that Sheila B tuned in too.
  10:25am queems:

literally the only francine song that exists and it’s creepy as hell
Avatar 10:26am Joe McG:

@John: I only have one album by them - that Stashu gave me for my birthday - but there's no Stashu song on it, alas!
  10:26am queems:

it’s like going to disney world and not finding your name on a keychain for your whole life
Avatar 10:27am Joe McG:

@queems: That's so sad! I've had three lovely Francines in my life, so it's a name I'm fond of!
Avatar 10:27am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...you say *I'm* crazy
...when I went to y'alls' GranOlOpree...
  Swag For Life Member 10:27am tadpoles:

Girls singing about boys and now boys singing about girls....what could be better. Really love both shows and appreciate the time and homework our DJs put in for us. Cheers.
  10:27am melinda:

Loved the backup vocals on the Porter Wagoner
  10:28am queems:

@joe i’d like to meet as many other francines as possible- i’ve only met one or two. i’m glad you’ve known some good ones!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Sliding in at the halfway point… Hi, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am Listener Scott:

Might be outside the theme but it'd be pretty meta to play Roxanne Shanté and The Real Roxanne; answer songs on an answer show.
  10:34am John in Bklyn:

@Scott: Yes! From the days when hip hop beefs were settled on vinyl.
  10:36am John in Bklyn:

Four Leaves had very Mamas Papas harmonies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am Krys O.:

The Polonairs of Omaha: Come Back, My Stasiu:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am Krys O.:

FYI--Stasiu is the Polish spelling.
Avatar 10:41am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sounds like a GeneVincent tune - not relates to Eddie
...& played w/ the NOTORIOUS SpadeCooley...
Avatar 10:42am Joe McG:

You did it, Krys! I'll have to play that one later!
Avatar 10:42am briania:

I love Emma. The song, I mean.
  10:42am prudy:

God, what a great throwback!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am Asheville Jon:

any songs with Cora in the title?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am Krys O.:

@Asheville Jon: Probably from the early days of wax cylinders.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Ken From Hyde Park:

*scans playlist* Need a Meghan. Might have to search Welsh sites for a Keilidh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am Hughie Considine:

The rhyme scheme in Lalena is kinda funny... Donovan felt stuff deeply.
Avatar 10:47am Joe McG:

@Ken: I couldn't find a Keili, a Meghan, or a Mayuko!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Asheville Jon:

i can't find my freakin' glasses!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

My actual name is probably in songs or chants from India, though Buffy Sainte-Marie did get close to name dropping it in "Universal Soldier" with the words "a Jain." (My name is Jaina—hippie parents)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Ken From Hyde Park:

^^Opportunities for songwriters!
Avatar 10:48am βrian:

Always check your nose first.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Asheville Jon:

i am not wearing them, and they are not on top of my head. they are someplace "safe" where i won't sit or step on them. ugh
  10:48am John in Bklyn:

@Krys O.: Na Zdrowie to you, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am The Oscar:

Ha, this one's great!
Avatar 10:49am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Donovan ftw.
Is it me or is this much like 'World Shut Yer Mouth' by me beloved Julian Cope...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Hughie Considine:

The other great single by Icicle Works (imho) is also a name song: "Understanding Jane." (It's actually even better.)
Avatar 10:50am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Self-described Cope: 'Two-Car Garage Band'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Hughie Considine:

@Revolution -- totally. And this came out around the same time as Cope's most commercial era.
Avatar 10:51am Roberto:

Try her on, she fits like a glove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Booz:

There's a song called Mayuko by Veins www.youtube.com...
Avatar 10:52am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...sounds even more like ScottWalker than Cope...& that's something...
  10:52am queems:

aw my mom’s name is sandra and she used to play this version all the time
Avatar 10:52am Joe McG:

Wow, Booz, I'll check it out!
  10:52am John in Bklyn:

Icicle Works had a tune From a Whisper to a Scream. The DBs had a tune From a Window to a Screen!
Avatar 10:53am Joe McG:

Ooh, I don't know if I like that one that much, Booz! But good hunting!
  10:53am prudy:

Wow, I never knew the Hollies sang this tune. So whose is the cover?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Krys O.:

My ex wrote some songs about me and one has my name in the title: rsteviemoore.bandcamp.com...
  10:54am queems:

this one
Avatar 10:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Whisper...' by Icicles has always been a just below the surface earworm...
Avatar 10:54am Roberto:

If the waitress he was seeing was named Kim, the circle would be complete.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Krys O.:

Prudy, Springsteen wrote it and The Hollies covered it.
  10:55am prudy:

thanks Queems.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Booz:

Yeah, agreed about the Veins song. There's no point in forcing it.
  10:56am prudy:

rally hate Starship. Why did then even bother?
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

This one goes out to John Allen.
  10:56am queems:

no prob :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am Hughie Considine:

And all of a sudden we're knee-deep in the hoopla...
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

@prudy: But, prudy, that reggae bridge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am Krys O.:

Ah, Starship did Sara.
Avatar 10:57am crateslinger:

a candidate for the Monday 11 am slot to challenge Tuesday's?
  10:57am queems:

this one reminds me of sitting on a boat as a kid with bad hudson valley classic rock radio playing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

I still need revenge on John Allen for getting "Miracles" stuck in my head for nearly a month.
  10:57am John in Bklyn:

Joe, if you play this you have to play Donnie Iris Ah Leah!
Avatar 10:58am crateslinger:

wow - I always thought this was Foreigner...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Hughie Considine:

There's some beautiful stuff on Blows Against the Empire, the first real Starship LP. They just accrued cheese as they went along.
Avatar 10:58am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...a couple Starship tunes...some people survived the 70s to lose the plot on MTV...
Avatar 10:58am Joe McG:

@John: I have it with me!
  10:58am prudy:

ok Joe, the bridge is the only tolerable thing in the song. The song just makes me think of the bros in Spinal Tap for some reason..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

crateslinger: ha! YES!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Hughie Considine:

I'm holding out for "Ariel" by Dean Friedman.
  10:59am queems:

also i never knew this guy was saying “jane”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Krys O.:

Mickey Thomas was a pioneer of bombastic singing. Think Elvin Bishop's Fooled Around and Fell in Love.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Booz:

OK, so next week the Listener Names Show? Granny (Cat Stevens), Dear Prudy (Fab 4), Kings & Queems (Renaissance). . .
  11:02am Bill W:

Most psych Berry cover ever?
Avatar 11:02am Joe McG:

@Booz: ha ha ha, great idea!
  11:03am P-90:

This show is ingenious, entertaining, and occasionally hilarious
  11:04am queems:

@booz lolol i love it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am The Oscar:

Every time I hear "Valleri" I go crazy trying to remember which Fall song cops its riff, and every time I hear the Fall song I go crazy trying to remember the name of "Valleri."
Avatar 11:04am Joe McG:

P-90: Sheila B.'s inspiration!
  11:06am Listener Alexandra:

I'm not going to ask if "Alexandra Leaving" is in this set. Leonard Cohen and I have a way of harshing vibes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Booz: is there a song about fleep?
  11:06am eric in sodak:

Which Monkee was doing that insane guitar break?
  11:06am prudy:

Krys O: funny I like that Ellvin Bishop song, but it's due the the guitar riffs, not the vocals.
  11:07am Rory:

I’ve been waiting for someone to play Rory Rides Me Raw by The Vaselines
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, just tuned in. Does Lalena rhyme with I don't blame yer. Not heard this song for forty plus years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

There are SO MANY songs about Granny. I think there was a whole set on GTDS once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Hughie Considine:

It's a beauty, @Rory
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

I did a whole mixtape of songs with gal names in the titles, and there is no lack of songs about Julia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Booz:

P-30, P-60, P-90 Go!; The Oscar for Treadwell (Bird & Diz); Asheville Skyline Rag (Dylan). . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Hughie Considine:

Jennifer Juniper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Hughie Considine:

"I'm just mad about 14..." He wasn't talking about the number.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Ken From Hyde Park:

Anyone finding any Bronwyn songs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Donovan told every bird he met that he'd do a song for her, so…
Avatar 11:11am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Valeri Gittar - Louis Shelton: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 11:13am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Juniper for Jenny Boyd - Pattie's sister.
Think she wasn't seduced...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Hughie Considine: on his live album he makes that clear. EW.
Avatar 11:15am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Jenny & Donny : www.famousfix.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

And of course, Uncle Shelby wrote Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout, which isn't exactly a song, but could be.
Avatar 11:17am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Donovan would've been barely into his 20s mid1960s...fwiw (or isn't)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Mike Sin:

"Elenore" never gets old in my book. Such great style over substance -- the vocal delivery and arrangement really elevate a pretty run-of-the-mill song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Hughie Considine:

Wow @Granny. Haven't had the displeasure of hearing that. He also sang about "14" on "Superlungs My Supergirl" ("She's only 14 but she knows how to draw ...") The dude was pretty shameless, even in an era where lusting over young teens was common in pop songs.
Avatar 11:19am Joe McG:

Hey Mike! I forget my Turtle history a bit, but didn't they write it as a joke to appease the record company asking for another "Happy Together"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Hughie Considine:

@Mike, I think they wrote it as a cliche pop song to make the record company happy, but wow, what a thing they tossed off!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am The Oscar:

Somewhere Mandy is waiting for her sailor to return.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Hughie Considine:

sorry, @joe. gonna let you do your show now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Krys O.:

WOW! Scott English wrote Bend Me, Shape Me AND Hi Ho Silver Lining besides Brandy. Amazing....
Avatar 11:20am Joe McG:

Thanks for helping me out, Hughie!
  11:20am John in Bklyn:

Brandy... wha?? Isn't this a Manilow tune? I thought Brandy was a fine girl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Mike Sin:

@JoeMcG and @Hughie -- Right on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Booz:

Nice way get Mandy and Brandy at a swoop.
  11:21am queems:

get you a brandy who can do both
  11:22am eric in sodak:

Oh Margie,
You kissed me and found me a turkey
On my vacation away from workie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Krys O.:

I'm with you, Mike Sin. Howard Kaylan sings his tuchas off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Hughie Considine: that would be a fun theme: songs that were tossed off as a joke or composed/recorded on the spot and became unexpected hits. "A Boy Named Sue" (!), "Boris the Spider," what else?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Krys O.:

The Brandy name was changed to Mandy by Manilow to avoid confusion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Krys O.:

Elenore is the opposite or converse musically of Happy Together. Not sure what the correct musical term is.
  11:24am Matt:

this is a great cover
  11:24am P-90:

The Jerry Garcia Band used to do a killer live version of Dear Prudence
  11:24am Rory:

Black Sally-Hunan Instinct
Avatar 11:24am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Gotta loves Flo & Eddie.
  11:24am roger:

another damn fine show, Mr McG
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am The Oscar:

@GST "Roller Show" by Nick Lowe comes to mind...
Avatar 11:27am Joe McG:

Heya, Roger! Thanks for the Treehorn love on Saturday! If that's you, Roger! :)
  Swag For Life Member 11:27am tadpoles:

#Rory...Human Instinct...great Kiwi band.
  11:27am Rory:

Damn fine bass playin!
  11:28am John in Bklyn:

All Rod Stewart songs should be covered by Simtec and Wylie and the Stewart master tapes disposed of properly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Hughie Considine:

@Granny, that would require some research. Were there that many?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Hughie Considine:

@P-90 They did. I'm pretty sure I've never heard a bad cover of "Dear Prudence." Gabor Szabo does a sublime version that I came across fairly recently.
Avatar 11:29am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Fact is - Rod's a good Soul Singer - if he finds the good taste to be...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am CHUCK ROAST:

Been riding around doing errands all over Baltimore today, but loving this show while I was in the car. The kazoo solo on Little Diane was a riot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Booz:

This Maggie May hath burnt my barn.
  11:30am Andrea in Jersey City:

Great show thx!
  11:30am prudy:

love Rod Stewart circa Gasoline Alley and the Small Faces.
  11:31am prudy:

Avatar 11:31am Sem:

Love this one, Joe.
Avatar 11:31am βrian:

Beat the cheese out of those drums!
  11:31am Peter in tappan:

this is my only Elton song
Avatar 11:31am Fernando P:

WFMU schedules come and go, but Surface Noise still one of the finest 3 hours of music available here or anywhere. Amazing show today. Thanks Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Hughie Considine:

Aw, man, the sweetest Elton John song of all time...and the soundtrack to the opening of "Dog Day Afternoon."
  11:32am melinda:

I knew an Amoreena in grade school, didn’t know until now it was an Elton song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Ken From Hyde Park:

It has come to my attention that the Smashing Pumpkins did a song about Glynis
Avatar 11:32am Joe McG:

Glad you're enjoying it, Chuck and Andrea! (Sorry for not playing the Sunrays for you, Andrea!) @Alex: I don't know that Leo Cohen song!
  11:32am eric in sodak:

The entire soundtrack to "Dog Day Afternoon"
  11:32am John in Bklyn:

How did add all those extra syllables to 'lady'?
Avatar 11:33am Joe McG:

@John: ha ha ha, I was just thinking the same thing! "lay-uh-dee"
  11:33am Andrea in Jersey City:

:) so happy to be listening to the show. What a gift!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am steveo:

heard an elton john song this weekend on wxpn on the nj turnpike this weekend also. could be a trend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Hughie Considine:

"...like a puppy child"
Avatar 11:33am Joe McG:

@Hughie: That's how I'm doing today's show, like a puppy child.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am steveo:

(where's my editor?)
  11:35am emily:

my favorite elton john song
thanks for being you, joe!
Avatar 11:36am Joe McG:

@emily: Aw, shucks, thanks! :)
Avatar 11:36am Dano59:

Oh, Joe! "Annie" !! ♥♥♥♥♥
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am tim from champaign:

Hi Joe and everybody! Excellent companion to Sheila's Friday show, Joe!
  11:36am prudy:

really sweet version of "Annie"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

steveo: i think we're all about to experience a tsunami of Elton songs…
Avatar 11:37am Dano59:

this is the one on Rough Mix, I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Hughie Considine:

It suits you, @Joe
  11:38am Andrea in Jersey City:

I’m thinking of all the other listeners around the land listening the same wavelengths as me right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am tim from champaign:

A little late on the Rod Stewart conversation but my theory regarding early Rod and the Faces era is that Rod wants to sound like Tina Turner with Same Cooke's swing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am G:

@GST: That Rocketman film that I've seen the trailer for a zillion times is finally out. I know two people who saw it yesterday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am tim from champaign:

Similarly, I think Mick Jagger wants to be Tina Turner.
Avatar 11:40am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Nat Trio it's own magnificent thang of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am G:

@tim: Like Robert Plant wanted to be Roky haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am tim from champaign:

@G - I never thought of that!
Avatar 11:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I think Plant & Tyler wanted to be Janis...
Roky obviously practiced his AfricanAmerican influences strenuously - but I wonder what his relation to Van was...I think there's some comparison - but I haven't seen it mentioned!
Avatar 11:43am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Roky & Janis were pals in Texas...
Avatar 11:44am βrian:

Hah. Charcoal burner. I'd never heard that!
  11:44am emily:

a very sweet sinatra song that we sang to our (now deceased) cat . she didn't wear boots but she was a fetching calico
Avatar 11:44am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& NoddyHolder in the Janis camp...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am ChrisB.:

Lyrics for Nancy provided by comedian Phil Silvers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am tim from champaign:

OK, I got another one but this one's pretty obvious. David Lee Roth REALLY wanted to be Louis Prima.
  11:45am prudy:

great song by Prima
  11:45am melinda:

@emily that’s sweet. I used to have a fetching calico too.
Avatar 11:45am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...still picking up how important Prima was: BennyGoodman got 'SingSingSing' from *him* - apparently...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

@G: i saw "Rocket Man" on Friday, at the Castro in SF. The place was packed with white, middle-aged gay men, some with their mothers. Not a dry eye in the house.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Brian in UK:

Joe, does Arthur Lee's 'Andmoreagain' qualify. It might also fit into the misheard lyrics section as Anne Morgan.
Avatar 11:48am Linda Lee:

i'm not sure that sounds very pleasant, Granny! :-D
Avatar 11:49am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...if you have Humor - you always risk people under-crediting yer Skill...
Avatar 11:50am Joe McG:

@Brian: Ha ha
Avatar 11:50am Linda Lee:

almost noon & no "america"! will we wait 'til this evening?
  11:50am Andrea in Jersey City:

I love BillBragg ty!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am pantz:

Love this Billy Bragg. Really takes me back.
Avatar 11:50am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Me too. Don't know this Band version!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Linda Lee: just between you and me (hee hee) i was a bit underwhelmed. With all due respect. I thought the film was too cheesy, even for ME.
  11:51am melinda:

@Granny did you like it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Phillippe Bastille:

Great show, Joe! Thank you!
Avatar 11:52am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

No Kristy MacColl :( ...
Avatar 11:53am Linda Lee:

ooh. that's not good.
Avatar 11:53am Joe McG:

@RR: Can't! Has to be a male singer this show. @Phillippe: Thanks much!
Avatar 11:53am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

For Caroline Munro: my Forever Brunette :))) ...
Avatar 11:53am Dano59:

Joe Cocker wanted to be Ray Charles, Macca wanted to be Little Richard, most of the girls like to dance but only some of the boys do ..
Avatar 11:54am Linda Lee:

not *more* vice-washing, i hope.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

melinda: there were parts i thought were totally fun and entertaining, but i won't be shoving folx out of the way to see it again. I think it's doomed for an eternity of singalong double features with "Boho Rhap" every Pride Month.
Avatar 11:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I mean - Kristy on 'Greetings to New Brunette' - as 'Shirley' was earlier...
Avatar 11:54am Dano59:

if girls on girls were allowed, we'd have Norah Jones' Miriam.
  11:54am emily:

I've been mainlining "Colin Blunstone" because of you, Joe.
You played a couple songs a couple weeks ago. I'm hooked. Wonder why his songs didn't make it to the "Virgin Suicides" soundtrack.
  Swag For Life Member 11:55am 12539:

Fantastic show, Joe! Thanks!
Avatar 11:55am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

LittleRichard: ...'all the womens go WOO!
...all the MenFolk go UHH!'... ;p
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am J:

Shirley: I love this song. Well, I've loved the whole show. I need to pull out my Billy Bragg and Outrageous Cherry records, and the Texas Twisted comp with Southwest FOB and and 10 Thirteenth Floor Elevators tracks. So many records; so little time.
Avatar 11:55am Linda Lee:

i was a new brunette once.
more than once! :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Linda Lee: it's totally focused on Elton's rise to fame and descent into addiction and self-destruction, so not as scrubbed as "Boho" but it ignores AIDS completely.
Avatar 11:56am Linda Lee:

(strongly restraining a pithy girls-on-girls comment.)
Avatar 11:56am Dano59:

my work here is done
Avatar 11:57am Linda Lee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Kat in Chicago:

I forgot how gorgeous that Colin Blunstone track is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Krys O.:

Thanks, Mr. McGasko! Excellent show!
Avatar 11:57am Linda Lee:

so then, a 2 hour DARE commercial with sequins?
  Swag For Life Member 11:58am tadpoles:

Funny...Amen Corner have a song called "Hello Susie".
Avatar 11:58am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting, everybody! See you again next week with some new music! :)
Avatar 11:58am Linda Lee:

that sounds underwhelming indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Mick:

Superfun show! Thanks!
Avatar 11:58am Sem:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

I think "Rocketman" is simply supposed to be a feel-good fantasy about redemption, with Elton's myth as the story.
Avatar 11:58am Linda Lee:

much better late than never! thanks Joe!
  11:58am Andrea in Jersey City:

Standing ovation Joe! Even my cat is clapping.
Avatar 11:59am Linda Lee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

I can't resist Colin Blunstone. Phenomenal theme mastery, Joe! Thanks! Another radio masterpiece.
  11:59am John in Bklyn:

Great show, Joe! Have a good one Noisers!
  12:00pm Andrea in Jersey City:

Bye John!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Linda Lee: just caught your 11:57 comment. HA!!!!
Avatar 12:00pm Linda Lee:

if the darkness is semi-dark, salvation is semi-light! :-D
Avatar 12:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Zombies had damn great Quality Control...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Krys O.:

The Amen Corner covered the Move's Hello Susie.
Avatar 12:01pm Linda Lee:

it's grey tapioca!
Avatar 12:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx JoeM !
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