Songs with the word ‘drive’ in the title…

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So we’ve tried writing serious and interesting blog articles (particularly proud of This time next year Rodders, I DON’T want to be a millionaire…), but the ones that seem to be most popular are the throwaway fun ones.

So, as Rock (mostly) songs with the word ‘fire’ in the title… enjoys a top 10 Google ranking, let’s have another go with ‘Drive’.

The Songs

Enjoy folks:

  • (You Drive Me) Crazy – Sugarcoma
  • Baby Can’t Drive – Slash
  • Baby Driver – Simon and Garfunkel
  • Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away) – The Deftones
  • Cemetery Drive – My Chemical Romance
  • Concrete Driveways – Northern Cobblestone
  • Devil Gate Drive – Suzi Quatro
  • Don’t Drive My Car – Status Quo
  • Drive – R.E.M.
  • Drive – Incubus
  • Drive – The Cars
  • Drive All Night – Bruce Springsteen
  • Drive By – Body Count
  • Drive My Car – The Beatles
  • Drive-In – The Beach Boys
  • Drive In Show – Eddie Cochran
  • Five State Drive – Less Than Jake
  • I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar
  • Interstellar Overdrive – Pink Floyd
  • Jerry Was A Racecar Driver – Primus
  • Midnight Drive – Mary J. Blige
  • Moonlight Drive – The Doors
  • Mr Cab Driver – Lenny Kravitz
  • Ocean Drive – The Lighthouse Family
  • Piledriver Waltz – Arctic Monkeys
  • She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
  • She Drives Me Wild – Michael Jackson
  • Shut Up And Drive – Rihanna
  • Venus in Overdrive – Rick Springfield
  • You Drive Me Crazy – Shakin’ Stevens
  • You Drive Me Nervous – Alice Cooper

Did you spot the fake?

Or will you cut and paste it for your own list without checking? I’ll be Googling later to find out…

And the best?

A couple of good ones in there, but not as many rock songs as you might expect considering rock music is always used on ‘Driving Music‘ albums.

So let’s go for a glam rock classic from the very sexy (but slightly manic) Suzi Quatro:

In Conclusion

Serious posts to follow at a later date with no obligation to watch. Just click that Stumble button and off you go…

Top 22 songs with the word window(s) in the title

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Tricky one this. Surprisingly for such a common word, there really aren’t that many songs out there with the word windows in the title.

True enough, if you do a search on any lyrics site, you’ll get quite a few, but they’re from some pretty obscure groups and artists.

Windows Songs

In alphabetical order then:

  • Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window – Bob Dylan
  • Cars Hiss By My Window – The Doors
  • From A Window – The Beatles
  • Girl In The Window – Bruno Mars
  • How Much is That Doggie in the Window – Patti Page
  • I Threw A Brick Through A Window – U2
  • Keep Passing The Open Windows – Queen
  • Lookin’ Through The Windows – The Jackson 5
  • Flowers In The Window – Travis
  • Mr Wu’s A Window Cleaner Now – George Formby
  • Open Your Window – Reverend and the Makers
  • Our Window – Noah and The Whale
  • She Came In Through the Bathroom Window – The Beatles
  • Steamy Windows – Tina Turner
  • The Window Song – The Kooks
  • When I’m Cleanin’ Windows – George Formby
  • Window In The Skies – U2
  • Window Licker – Aphex Twin
  • Window Shopper – 50 Cent
  • Window Song – Finger Eleven
  • Window To The Soul – The Kooks
  • Windows To The Soul – Steve Vai

The Best Windows Song?

Hmm.. Trying to pick the best from a bad bunch isn’t easy. I’m tempted by George Formby in honour of my childhood memories.

However, I think I’ll plump for some classic early U2, from the days before Bono disappeared up his own rear end:

Not Those Windows

Now then, most people will have guessed that the windows in question are the double glazing kind, rather than the well-known operating software provided by Bill Gates and chums.

You might be surprised though to know that a search on YouTube for windows songs reveals dozens of the following:

Keep watching. It gets better about halfway through!

A Bit Of Analysis

Well, like I said, there’s not many of them out there and most of those listed above were not actaully released as singles.

What is more unusual though is that groups and artists who have released one song with windows in the title, then often seem to go on to release another…

How’s that for brief?

Song Intros (Quiz Round)

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Following on from my Cryptic Computing (Quiz Round) post, I thought I’d add another round from that most enjoyable evening.

As avid readers of my About Me page will know, I have an eclectic taste in music including heavy metal, reggae, country ‘n’ western, blues, rock ‘n’ roll and anything else produced prior to 1990.

Test Your Musical Knowledge

Most of the songs featured are fairly well-known so for someone like myself who enjoys a wide range of tunes, they shouldn’t be too much of a challenge.

Have a go at guessing the song title and artist for the following song opening lines. Answers can be found further down the post. No peeking!

The Questions

  1. Six o’clock already. I was just in the middle of a dream.
  2. I got my first real six string. Bought it at the 5 and dime.
  3. Tommy used to work on the docks.
  4. All my love, all my kissing. You don’t know what you’ve been missing
  5. One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock, rock
  6. Mama, just killed a man.
  7. I had nothing to do on this hot afternoon, but to settle down and write you a line
  8. Well I’m gonna raise a fuss, I’m gonna raise a holler
  9. Picture yourself in a boat on a river. With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.
  10. If everybody had an ocean, Across the U.S.A.
  11. The silicon chip inside her head. Gets switched to overload
  12. Ma, take this badge off of me. I can’t use it any more.
  13. Lay where you’re laying. Don’t make a sound
  14. I was born in a crossfire hurricane. And I howled at my ma in the driving rain
  15. Hot town, summer in the city. Back of my neck getting burnt and gritty.
  16. I found my thrill…
  17. Well, she was just 17, You know what I mean.
  18. Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun. I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come.
  19. Hey where did we go, Days when the rains came.
  20. It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside. I’m not one of those who can easily hide.
  21. It was Christmas Eve babe, In the drunk tank.
  22. Comin’ to ya on a dusty road, Good lovin’. I got a truck load.
  23. I’ve travelled this old world of ours from Barnsley to Peru. I’ve had sunshine in the arctic and a swim in Timbuktu
  24. Never know how much I love you. Never know how much I care.
  25. A long long time ago. I can still remember how that music used to make me smile.

No Peeking!

Just to break up the answers from the questions and to stop you from inadvertently peeking, I thought I’d add a YouTube clip at this point.

Why not take a short break to enjoy a song that perfectly sums up how I used to feel when I worked for Local Government, before I became a self-employed web designer and software developer

This is a song by one of the artists in the quiz, although not as popular as the song featured.

Hope you enjoyed that! And now…

The Answers

  1. Manic Monday – Bangles
  2. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  3. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  4. Oh Boy – Buddy Holly
  5. Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley and the Comets
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  7. You Wear It Well – Rod Stewart
  8. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
  9. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – The Beatles
  10. Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys
  11. I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats
  12. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Eric Clapton / Bob Dylan / Guns n Roses
  13. Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
  14. Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  15. Summer in the City – Lovin Spoonful
  16. Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
  17. I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  18. Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  19. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  20. Your Song – Elton John
  21. Fairytale of New Yorkl – Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
  22. Soul Man – Sam & Dave / Blues Brothers
  23. I’ve Never Met A Nice South African – Spitting Image
  24. Fever – Peggy Lee / Ella Fitzgerald
  25. American Pie – Don McLean

Copyright Free

There’s nothing special here so please feel free to use this quiz as your own, but if you do publish it somewhere, why not include an acknowledgement and a link back to this blog page?

Finally, why not post how well you did below?

A (fairly) comprehensive list of songs with ‘money’ in the title…

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Following on from the success of Rock (mostly) songs with the word ‘fire’ in the title…, if someone asked you to come up with all the songs you could think of with the word money in the title, how would you do?

Well, I think I did okay. Check out my fairly comprehensive list:

  • All that Money Wants – Psychedelic Furs
  • Did It For The Money – Tesla *
  • Easy Money – Billy Joel
  • Everyday I Think Of Money – Stereophonics
  • Follow The Money – The Proclaimers
  • Free Money – Patti Smith
  • Get Money Spend Money No Money – Ice Cube
  • Get This Money – Jay-Z
  • Gold Diggers Song (We’re In The Money) – Bing Crosby
  • Got My Money On You – Alvin Stardust
  • Hold On To Your Money – Howlin’ Wolf
  • I Got Money Now – Pink
  • If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time – Willie Nelson
  • If You’ve Got The Money Honey – Percy Sledge
  • It’s Yer Money I’m After, Baby – The Wonder Stuff
  • Keep Your Eye On The Money – Motley Crue *
  • Lay Your Money Down – Bread
  • Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back – Meat Loaf *
  • Love Your Money – Daisy Chainsaw *
  • Made Of Money – Adam Ant
  • Man With Money – The Who *
  • Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems – Notorious B.I.G.
  • Money’s Too Tight To Mention – Simply Red
  • Money, Money – UFO *
  • Money, Money, Money – ABBA
  • Money, That’s What I Want – Barrett Strong (Various Others)
  • Money – Pink Floyd
  • Money and Fame – Scorpions *
  • Money Back Guarantee – Sheena Easton
  • Money Changes Everything – Cyndi Lauper
  • Money For Nothing – Dire Straits *
  • Money Honey – Elvis Presley (Various Others)
  • Money Honey – Little Richard
  • Money Honey – Lady GaGa
  • Money Makes The World Go Round – Technotronic
  • Money Song / Save Me – Coco
  • Money Talks – AC/DC *
  • Money – Girls Aloud
  • Money – Space
  • No Money Down – Chuck Berry
  • Opportunities, Let’s Make Lots Of Money – Pet Shop Boys
  • She Wants Money – Ratt *
  • She Works Hard for the Money ~ Donna Summer
  • Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller Band
  • What’s The Colour Of Money – Hollywood Beyond
  • What Do You Do For Money Honey – AC/DC *
  • You Never Give Me Your Money – The Beatles
  • You Stole My Money Honey – Stereophonics
  • You Take My Money – The Damned *

There’s a few of my favourite genre in there (* rock), but not enough to include it in the title this time. One surprise, given their obessession with bling and looking flash, is that there weren’t more from the rap and R&B fraternity.

And my favourite?

Well that’s an easy one. Look carefully, I’m in that audience somewhere…

Cash, dollars, broke, loaded and more…

If we extended the search to include any word remotely linked with money, I’m sure there’d be a whole lot more songs, but as the classic phrase from Idiocracy goes: “I like money”.

Sadly, though I’m not poor, I don’t have enough of it yet to require investments advice or any other financial advice for that matter. Perhaps if I win the Euro Millions this weekend?

Then I can get my pool table (see Log Cabin Envy!!). Wahay!!

In Conclusion…

Hmm… It was nice dreaming for a second. Can you think of any more songs with money in the title?

Well, stick them below…

Rock (mostly) songs with the word ‘fire’ in the title…

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Just for fun this one. If you got a pub quiz question asking you how many rock songs you could come up with featuring the word ‘fire’ in the title, how many would you manage?

Below is a starter for ten and as can be seen it’s been a popular theme amongst the long-haired leather wearing classes (of which I’m one, but with short hair now!) for quite some time:

  • All Fired Up – Pat Benatar
  • Cold Fire – Rush
  • Comin’ Under Fire – Def Leppard
  • Fields of Fire – Big Country
  • Fight Fire With Fire – Kansas
  • Fight Fire With Fire – Metallica
  • Fire – Jimi Hendrix
  • Fire – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  • Fire & Ice – Cinderella
  • Fire & Ice – Pat Benatar
  • Fire Brigade – The Move
  • Fire Eater – Three Dog Night
  • Fire In The Sky – Ozzy Osbourne
  • Fire on the Mountain – Grateful Dead
  • Fire Starter – Prodigy
  • Fire Water Burn – The Bloodhound Gang
  • Fire Woman – The Cult
  • Fire Your Guns – AC/DC
  • Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Heaven’s on Fire – Kiss
  • House of Fire – Alice Cooper
  • I’m on Fire – Bruce Springsteen
  • Into the Fire – Bruce Springstein
  • Light My Fire – The Doors
  • On Fire – Van Halen
  • Put out the Fire – Queen
  • Quest for Fire – Iron Maiden
  • Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  • Rooms On Fire – Stevie Nicks
  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  • St. Elmo’s Fire – John Parr
  • The Unforgettable Fire – U2
  • This Wheels On Fire – The Byrds
  • We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel

An EXTREMELY Brief Analysis

I found it interesting that I couldn’t think of any original punk rock songs (I’m not saying there aren’t any!) with the word fire in the title. After all, pyromania is a fairly anarchic affliction and you’d think it would be deserving of more coverage from that most anarchic of music genres.

That said though, the award for best use of the word fire in the list above has to go to techno-punk legends, the Prodigy.

There, told you it was brief!

On a Serious Note

Playing with the old Swan Vestas is never a good idea. Whilst it makes for a good tune, fire is dangerous and can kill.

If you’re intent on being a twisted firestarter though, you might want to consider going on a fire safety training course to learn how to use a fire extinguisher.

And remember, in the case of a genuine emergency, the UK number is 999, which ironically is a punk band.

Over to You…

There’s bound to be loads I’ve missed. Stick ’em below and to make it interesting, let’s open it up to include fire related songs with smoke, burn, hell, etc.. in the title.

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