THE FRIDAY FIVE: “A” Songs

I could have skipped this; heaven knows I have enough to do, between visiting blogs in my co-host capacity, the blogs of people I’ve followed since my first A to Z Challenge (this is my fifth), and the blogs of those of you who were kind enough to visit this morning. However, I made a promise to myself that I’d do the best I could to keep up with the normal schedule around here. So, here we go.

In keeping with the Challenge, I decided to choose five songs whose names started with “A.” To make it harder, I haven’t chosen any songs that start with the words “a” or “an.”

  1. Angela (Theme from “Taxi”) – Bob James: I don’t know if the song came before the TV show or vice versa, but it’s a beauty.
  2. Angie – The Rolling Stones: Written by Mick Jagger in the days he was hanging around a lot with David and Angie Bowie. Rumor is he had a romantic relationship with both.
  3. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac: Liz Brownlee, one of the bloggers I “met” during my first challenge, did her “A” entry about the albatross. She wrote a beautiful poem about the albatross, and I told her it reminded me of this song. It’s worth reading, so why not visit her?
  4. Abracadabra – The Steve Miller Band: There was a classic rock station in Atlanta (which now plays a lot of Nikki Minaj and boy bands) that would play this one about twice a day.
  5. After The Love Has Gone – Earth, Wind, and Fire: Had to include this one from my fellow Chicagoans, mostly because it’s just a great song.

And that’s your Friday Five for April Fools Day, 2016.

41 thoughts on “THE FRIDAY FIVE: “A” Songs

  1. Great idea. Will it always be music? I considered it, as I run The Monday Music Medicine Show on Mondays over at my blog Quantum Hermit. But since this is my first A to Z, I went with your basic free style, stream of consciousness. Music will likely be in some of my post, though.

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  2. Your choices were fabulous! Especially the video of Angie and seeing the Rolling Stones so very young. I couldn’t believe Keith Richards. ~snicker~ Your other tunes were great pickins’ too! Have a great weekend my friend! Great start…. see you tomorrow!

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  3. Albatross is a big favourite in our household. Shortly after I met my husband, some 45 or so years ago, he got the 45 he had ordered of his currently favourite song. We have both loved it ever since. I even introduced the music to our local radio station a year or two ago. Don’t think I know any of the other music you chose though.

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  4. Loved your Friday Five! Abracadabra and After the Love Has Gone are my favorites from your ‘A’ set. I also posted an ‘A’ set of five tunes with lyrics written by Jazz Age/Depression-Era songwriter Andy Razaf. Happy A to Z-ing!

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  5. I had never heard of the song Albatross. Then this morning I saw it mentioned in a book about the Beatles and now you’ve mentioned it.

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  6. You’re amazing to keep up with so many things, John! A to Z plus BOTB was hard enough for me. 🙂 I bet you’re extremely well-organized. My favourite of these is “Angie” by the Rolling Stones. Hope you get some rest this weekend.

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    1. Believe it or not, that’s not my theme… the actual AZ post is two posts down. Maybe I should’ve done music, or maybe I should start a second blog and do music there… Yes, I’m crazy enough to try…

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  7. Leave it to me to immediately think of an oldie!
    Always liked “Always” – an Irving Berlin song.

    Note: For some reason I can never activate your playlists.

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    1. Actually, this isn’t my theme… XD My theme is portmanteaus, and the first one is two below this one… I just chose this for one of my regular features. But thanks… it might appear as a theme next year or the year after…

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  8. Good playlist! Love The Rolling Stones’ Angie and Earth, Wind & Fire! I’m way impressed that you are doing an additional post on an already busy April 1st!!! You rock, John. You rock…

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  9. Excellent BATTLE. What a great song. My favorite version is by Willie Nelson on his ‘Stardusr’ album, but alas ole Willie isn’t in the running. Both versions are great, but I like the instrumental by Johnny Smith w/ Stan Getz better. Give ’em my vote.

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