My Alphabet of Songs – U

You thought I forgot, huh?  I haven’t finished my Alphabet!  But here I am again — with some “U” songs.   You can see my earlier Alphabet posts here.  Without further ado, here’s my list! Enjoy!

  1. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars – what a fun song.  I can put this on repeat and just groove. Mark Ronson is a DJ and music producer; he’s the dude with purple socks. The Hooligans are Bruno’s backup band.
  2. Undun by The Guess Who – My favorite one from the Guess Who. I think Burton Cummings is a very talented musician.  I can put this one on repeat, too.
  3. Up on the Roof  by the Drifters – we had this 45.  I love the Drifters!
  4. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by Paul McCartney and Wings – this is a fun one. Butter Pie? The butter wouldn’t melt, so I put it in the pie!
  5. Under the Boardwalk by the Drifters – this is a great feel-good song. Who doesn’t know the chorus?
  6. Under My Thumb by The Rolling Stones is Mick at his misogynistic best. One of my favorite Stones tunes.
  7. Uptown Girl by Billy Joel – Billy Joel is one of my weaknesses, or maybe it’s grease monkeys… Christie Brinkley sure is gorgeous, isn’t she?  They really were an odd couple.
  8. Under My Skin by Frank Sinatra – I know that technically this song is titled “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” but I really wanted to put it in the list. Sing it, Frankie!
  9. Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid – just a fun, cheerful little song that makes you think you’re in the Bahamas sipping on something tropical with a little umbrella sticking out of it…
  10. Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie – a good matchup. Two of my favorite singers. Sampled by Vanilla Ice for Ice Ice Baby.
  11. Up Up and Away by The 5th Dimension – I remember this from my childhood. Back in the time when so much of the music on the radio was happy, maybe to keep our mind off of the war in Viet Nam…
  12. Unpretty by TLC – One of the things I liked most about TLC was the empowerment message in so many of their songs.
  13. Unforgettable by Nat King Cole – what a voice. Just like silk. I really like the duet version that his daughter Natalie did with him.

There you go.  I’m almost to the end of the alphabet. Hope you enjoyed listening!

 

 

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8 thoughts on “My Alphabet of Songs – U”

  1. You know me – I always like to add a couple!
    Unchain my Heart – Ray Charles, yes, but I have preferred the Joe Cocker version since it came out.
    Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers.
    And in the Dark Horse category – Uneasy Rider, Charlie Daniels.

    Love ya, Becksters!

    1. Yknow…I was pretty close to Unchained Melody but it was putting me to sleep. Agreed 100% on Unchain My Heart, with Cocker. Love Joe Cocker. I’ll have to give the Daniels song a listen — not familiar with that one. Thanks, my friend! Love ya back!

  2. Oh, you took me back with this list for sure. There will never be another Carole King, Frankie Blue eyes, Nat King Cole, or Freddie Mercury. And Lord bless the Drifters, my first rock and roll group I fell in love with. It was a much nicer time back then.

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