Monday, June 1, 2009

The ABCs

One one word title per artist. Seems silly at first glance, but it remains silly through subsequent glances.

Alison by Elvis Costello

Because by The Beatles

Cupid by Sam Cooke

Debaser by The Pixies

Easy by The Commodores

Fire by Jimi Hendrix

Gloria by Them

Harvest by Neil Young

Israelites by Desmond Dekker

Jessica by Adam Green

Kiss by Prince

Lola by The Kinks

Maps by  Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen

Operator by Jim Croce

Precious by The Pretenders

Quicksand by David Bowie

Roxanne by The Police

Stutter by Elastica

Tempted by Squeeze

Underdog by Sly & The Family Stone

Vaporized by X-15

Water by PJ Harvey

Xylophone by The Magnetic Fields

You by The Swingin' Neckbreakers

Zilch by The Monkees

Some choices are obvious, but that doesn't make them bad. Some are not obvious, but that doesn't make them good. This is where I stand right now, but I am open to suggestions, even horrible ones. 


  1. Here's another with no duplicates (I originally had your same ones for A, I, M and T). X is a bad one but at least different!

    Anodyne - Uncle Tupelo
    Blue - Jayhawks
    Christiansands - Tricky
    Domino - Van Morrison
    Empty - Metric
    Ferocious - The Ponys
    Grace - U2
    Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
    If - Bread
    Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
    Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
    Loser - Beck
    Money - Pink Floyd
    Nobody - Ryan Shaw
    One - Three Dog Night
    Paranoimia - Art of Noise
    Question - Old 97's
    Refugee - Tom Petty
    Struggle - Ringside
    Texarkana - R.E.M.
    Unsatisfied - Nine Black Alps
    Venus - Shocking Blue
    Westby - Kathleen Edwards
    Xanadu - Olivia Newton John
    Yesterday - The Beatles
    Zebra - John Butler Trio

  2. Totally drew a blank with the X but I pulled the rest off my itunes library (is that cheating?)

    Adore by Prince
    Beth by KISS
    Catch by The Cure
    Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
    Evil by The Beads
    Faith by George Michael
    Go! by Common
    Here by Pavement
    Imitosis by Andrew Bird
    Jolene by Dolly Parton
    Kamera by Wilco
    Lately by The Helio Sequence
    Martha by Tom Waits
    Nutshell by Alice in Chains
    Ocean by Sebadoh
    Pitseleh by Elliot Smith
    Question by Rhett Miller
    Rapture by Blondie
    Salome by The Old 97's
    Tennessee by The Silver Jews
    Uncomplicated by Elvis Costello
    Vacation by The Go Go's
    Whenever by Beth Orton
    Xylophone by The Magnetic Fields
    Yeah! by Usher
    Zebra by The Magnetic Fields

  3. Yeah, I totally had Pat's D, I, K, L, M, and R in different versions and the same H by Jeff Buckley or John Cale. Marcy sent me that B after I said how much I liked the Jayhawk's song from the first meeting. I had Marcy's A, B, F (embarrassingly), and U at different times. I had that J, but the White Stripes version. You guys know a lot of music that I just don't. This is great, I'll look up and listen to these.


Strongly disagree I have many issues with this ranking but...