So, I have continued to listen to the countdown on WXPN (see link on the right). They've finally made it to the top 150 or so albums. My friend Findley calls me and yells "turn on XPN!" They played the Femmes earlier today amidst Bruce Springsteen and a band called Love. Has anyone ever heard of this band? It's a 70's band, and they...well, they sucked. Anyway...so I anxiously awaiting my stereo to click on so I can hear what Findley is hearing....and there it is...GOD SAVE THE QUEEN! What's not to love about the Sex Pistols? The most disappointing thing about this whole countdown thing they are doing is when they finally get to number 1, I'm going to turn of my radio where ever I am in disgust. No doubt it will be Springsteen. It's a Philadelphia radio station, they're close to Jersey, it all sort of runs together down there.
Anyway, a few songs later, they move on to the next album as rated by their listeners and it's...Meatloaf. GAH! I could very well annoy many of my readers by the next few comments, and if I do I apologize. You could probably guess the album is Bat Out of Hell. And, you can also probably guess that one of the songs they played was "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights." GAH!
I started thinking what a horrid song it is and also got to thinking about the wedding Coyote Mike recently attended. What wedding have you been to in the last several years when they haven't played the dreaded "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights?" I'm thinking, that is one song that'll stop me dead in my tracks on the dance floor at a wedding and send me screaming for the bar. I have for you now, the ultimate wedding songs that will immediately send me to the bar to do shots of...well, whatever. Does it matter?
Paradise by the Dashboard Lights--Meatloaf
Old Time Rock n' Roll--Bob Seger
The Chicken Dance Song--does anyone know who does this?
The Hokey Pokey--is that really what it's all about anyway?
The Electric Slide--Marcia Griffiths (interesting tidbit on this song...it was either written or produced by Bunny Wailer...like from Bob Marley and the Wailers...he's apparently hit the ganga a little too hard!)
Celebration--Kool and the Gang
Shout!--The Isley Brothers
There's my list. Just in case you have any remnants of dinner left in your stomach after that, here's a web site I found of Maryland's top 100 wedding songs. YIKES!