My Alphabet of Songs – S

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.

  1. She’s Gone by Hall & Oates – my favorite H&O song.
  2. 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.
  3. Stand by R.E.M. – a fun little song.
  4. Scuttle Buttin’ by Stevie Ray Vaughan – this is a good example why SRV will live on.  What talent.
  5. Separate Ways by Journey – Cheesy video aside, I love Steve Perry’s vocals on this one.
  6. She’s Not There by The Zombies – one of the coolest tunes from the 60’s.  Love the Zombies.
  7. 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
  8. Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash – One of the classic party songs of my younger days.
  9. Show and Tell by Al Wilson – I have always loved this version of the song.
  10. Simply Irresistible by Robert Palmer – fun video, fun 80’s tune.
  11. Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting by Elton John – A great rocker by Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
  12. Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford – Gotta do it.  Who doesn’t love this?
  13. Sweet Talkin’ Woman by ELO – One of my faves from Jeff Lynne and crew.
  14. Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel – Loved this video.
  15. Sunny Afternoon by the Kinks – Cheeky lyrics – I’ve liked this one for as long as I can remember.
  16. 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.
  17. Somebody to Love by Queen – Ah, Freddie.
  18. Somebody to Love by Jefferson Airplane – Groovy stuff.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Stormy by the Classics IV – Old school treat.  Bring back that sunny day!
  24. Strange Brew by Cream – Dig those groovy hairstyles and threads, man.
  25. Substitute by The Who – Another good tune from the Who.  Look how young Daltrey and the boys are!
  26. Sunny by Bobby Hebb – I just like this perky tune.
  27. Sunshine Superman by Donovan – Donovan wrote some pretty strange stuff, but I like this one a lot.
  28. 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

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2 thoughts on “My Alphabet of Songs – S”

  1. I’m too old to appreciate most of these but I agree with the oldies you have chosen. Listening to some of them again brought me back to the 70s – in my opinion one of the best decades for R&B and groups. BTW, no Blue Eyes?

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