My Alphabet of Songs: O


Hello, boys and girls!  We’re up to “O” in our Alphabet today, and “O” stands for the Opportunity to listen to some of my favorite tunes!  You can catch up with the rest of the Alphabet here.

  1. One More Minute by Weird Al Yankovic – I want to start this off with a song about love gone wrong, as only Weird Al can sing it.
  2. Out in the Country by Three Dog Night – this song makes me close my eyes and think of the natural bounty we have in this world that we often take for granted.
    Before the breathing air is gone, Before the sun is just a bright spot in the nighttime/
    Out where the rivers like to run, I stand alone and take back something worth remembering
  3. Our House by Madness – great 80’s tune with a typical 80’s lighthearted video.  Catchy!
  4. Our House by Crosby, Stills and Nash – a simple love song, and I would always try to sing the different parts because I love the harmonies.  Life used to be so hard/Now everything is easy, ’cause of you.
  5. One Headlight by The Wallflowers – this is Bob Dylan’s son Jakob Dylan, and I see he has the same lyrical dexterity as his father.
  6. One Week by Barenaked Ladies – What a great, fun song!  The Ladies have a great time with this one — try to keep up, and listen for all the pop culture references!
  7. Once in a Lifetime by the Talking Heads – David Byrne is a freak and a genius.  He looks at things differently than the rest of us.  I wish I could link the official video that aired on MTV, but it seems to be restricted.  Same as it ever was/Same as it ever was/Same as it ever was…
  8. Ooh La La by the Faces – early Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood (before he joined the Rolling Stones). I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger/I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was stronger.
  9. Over You by Daughtry – Chris Daughtry is an American Idol alum, and I really like his style.  Even though he finished 4th in the AI competition, he’s had a lot of commercial success with his self-titled band, making him the third most successful AI contestant after Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.
  10. One in a Million by Larry Graham – I wanted to sing this song with my friend as a duet in a high school talent show but I lost my nerve.  My friend sang it alone and he was phenomenal.  I just think it’s a sweet love song, and I think he sounds a bit like Lou Rawls.
  11. Oh Very Young by Cat Stevens – before Yusuf Islam, there was Cat Stevens.  He was good looking, had a great voice, and wrote great songs.  I love Cat Stevens’ music.
  12. Old Man by Neil Young – Old man take a look at my life/I’m a lot like you. 
  13. One on One by Hall & Oates – Just one of the many H&O songs that are a guilty pleasure of mine.  Those guys had lots of hits in the 70’s and 80’s, and I bet most of you can name a few.  Here’s a bonus: Cee Lo Green singing it with Daryl Hall in an episode of “Live From Daryl’s House.”
  14. Operator by Jim Croce – I just love this song, and I love the squeak of fingers on guitar strings. This song has plenty. 😉 Thank you for your time/Oh you’ve been so much more than kind/And you can keep the dime.

Thanks for listening!