My Alphabet of Songs: F

Listen up, folks — here comes my ‘F’ list!  This one was tough to pare down to a dozen or so.  I may change my mind and add more when I get to the end…  and remember, you can see all of my Alphabet posts so far by selecting the Alphabet category!

  1. Fame by David Bowie – I have always liked Bowie’s style — a little offbeat, a little strange,  but always cool.
  2. Fins by Jimmy Buffett — as I mentioned before, I’m a Parrothead.  I love to listen to Jimmy and dream of relaxing on the beach at Key West…because It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere.
  3. Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash – all you need to know about Johnny Cash is in this song: relentless rhythm guitar, rich baritone, singing about both a train and a prison.  How could he go wrong?
  4. For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield – Stephen Stills wrote this song inspired by the Sunset Strip curfew riots, but it is widely regarded as an anti-war, protest song.  I think it’s iconic for that era, which is one reason I really like it.
  5. Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis – This song hooked me from the start.  I love the line, As long as old men sit and talk about the weather/as long as old women sit and talk about old men.
  6. Fire and Rain by James Taylor – great song.  Love the voice, love the lyrics.  I’m guessing this is his signature song.
  7. Frankenstein by The Edgar Winter Group – love this instrumental, but I always think of that album cover of the albino EW shirtless, in makeup and necklace, against a dark background.  Disturbing.  But did you know he invented the strap to wear his keyboard?  He also plays percussion and sax.
  8. Fun, Fun, Fun by the Beach Boys – everyone knows this song.  The Beach Boys represent summer and good times to me, and I love that opening riff!
  9. Fly Like an Eagle by Steve Miller – it’s got an easy groove.  Stevie Guitar couldn’t help but be a musician — his folks palled around with Les Paul and Mary Ford!  I love the bluesy feel of his music.  Someday, I’d like to see him in person.
  10. Friend of the Devil by The Grateful Dead – a friend of mine introduced me to the Dead many years ago, and I do enjoy their style, which is a mix of so many others – blues, jazz, folk, reggae, bluegrass, rock… Good stuff, even without drugs. 😉
  11. Fat Man by Jethro Tull – Great percussion and mandolin on this one!  Roll us both down a mountain/And I’m sure the fat man would win.  Ian Anderson is better known for his jazzy/rock flute, but he plays many instruments.  Funny thing is — he decided to play flute after he decided that he would never be as good as Clapton.
  12. Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)  by the Bee Gees – I can never, ever get enough of those Gibb brothers singing their gorgeous harmonies.  Sadly, only Barry is left, after losing all three of his brothers.  Great music legacy.
  13. Fat by Weird Al Yankovic – Al found a willing victim in Michael Jackson — he not only parodied the music, but he also did a bang-up job on the videos.  I love Weird Al.

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2 thoughts on “My Alphabet of Songs: F”

    1. Excellent! Thank you! I am really having fun with my song alphabet. There are many different kinds of music on my iPod, so I’m choosing a variety to share. Make sure you check out the previous posts in this category! I’m a big fan of one-hit wonders, so you’ll see those, as well. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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