I made a preliminary list of S songs, but when it came time to shorten it, I couldn’t bring myself to cut very many. And there are so many more I couldn’t squeeze in. Anyway, there are quite a few songs this time — hope you enjoy them!
To catch up on the previous Alphabet posts, go here.
- She’s Gone by Hall & Oates – my favorite H&O song.
- Summer in the City by The Lovin’ Spoonful – I have always loved John Sebastian’s voice, and this song takes me back to the a.m. radio days.
- Stand by R.E.M. – a fun little song.
- Scuttle Buttin’ by Stevie Ray Vaughan – this is a good example why SRV will live on. What talent.
- Separate Ways by Journey – Cheesy video aside, I love Steve Perry’s vocals on this one.
- She’s Not There by The Zombies – one of the coolest tunes from the 60’s. Love the Zombies.
- Shine On, You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd – This is only the 10 minute version.
Come on, you target for faraway laughter/Come on, you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine
- Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash – One of the classic party songs of my younger days.
- Show and Tell by Al Wilson – I have always loved this version of the song.
- Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer – fun video, fun 80’s tune.
- Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting by Elton John – A great rocker by Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
- Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford – Gotta do it. Who doesn’t love this?
- Sweet Talkin’ Woman by ELO – One of my faves from Jeff Lynne and crew.
- Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel – Loved this video.
- Sunny Afternoon by the Kinks – Cheeky lyrics – I’ve liked this one for as long as I can remember.
- Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson and another version by Alien Ant Farm – I will always love MJ’s dancing in his video, but I rather enjoyed the cover by AAF, too.
- Somebody to Love by Queen – Ah, Freddie.
- Somebody to Love by Jefferson Airplane – Groovy stuff.
- Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits – I loved this song from the first chord. My sister used to make fun of me because she thought it was stupid. Knopfler’s guitar is terrific.
- Soul Man by Sam and Dave and another version by The Blues Brothers – The Blues Brothers (Belushi and Aykroyd) were a lot of fun, but they took their music seriously. Their remake of the Sam & Dave classic was a classic of its own.
- Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum – My first car was an awesome 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle in a lovely shade of pine green with an olive interior. I named it Norman Greenbomb.
- Spoonman by Soundgarden – The Spoonman is a real dude. This song didn’t make him famous — he already was — but it didn’t hurt to share his talent with the world. Artis the Spoonman has been going strong for 40 years.
- Stormy by the Classics IV – Old school treat. Bring back that sunny day!
- Strange Brew by Cream – Dig those groovy hairstyles and threads, man.
- Substitute by The Who – Another good tune from the Who. Look how young Daltrey and the boys are!
- Sunny by Bobby Hebb – I just like this perky tune.
- Sunshine Superman by Donovan – Donovan wrote some pretty strange stuff, but I like this one a lot.
- Someone Saved My Life Tonight by Elton John – Love these Taupin lyrics: You almost had your hooks in me/didn’t you dear/you nearly had me roped and tied/altar-bound, hypnotized…
photo credit Steve Cadman