Song-of-the-Day Selections ~ November 2016

Song-of-the-Day Selections ~ November 2016

November was a momentous month…for so many reasons. But most memorably, because we got to watch and take part in the democratic process, and boy, did many of us (more than half, technically) get a big surprise! But despite news that left a lot of us experiencing emotions we had not anticipated, and in some cases, doing things we never imagined us doing or saying on our Facebook pages — and frequently sparking debates with family members, spouses and lifelong friends — the fact of the matter is: it’s done. The election is over, and the sun still sets and rises. Work and play has resumed (though many of us find ourselves watching a lot more screwball comedies and animated kids’ films to lighten our moods) and the music still plays. Thankfully.

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NOVEMBER 2016 — November #SongOfTheDay brought lots of musical treats. I went back and forth on what song to select for the day after the election. Considered REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” or AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” but ultimately, I went with my mood and mostly, I was just sad and disappointed in that moment. So a wistful song like “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by one of my favorite bands Crowded House (pictured above) fit the bill.

But this month was about so much more than Election Day. Hubs and I celebrated 19 years of marriage Nov. 1, so I launched the month with a little-known Monkees tune in honor of that. I discovered a wonderful new PBS series about the music industry Soundbreaking that inspired some chosen artists such as Frank Sinatra and Black Keys. Heck, even a few groovy TV ads caught my attention and led me to feature such tunes from Imagine Dragons, Empire of the Sun and Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam. Later in the month, I used Thanksgiving break to show gratitude in a musical way, supported by the likes of Alanis Morissette, Dido, Andrew Gold, Wayne Newton, and others.

My November #ForgottenTunes were all over the place in genre and timeframe, but as always, I enjoy reminding people about great songs that they don’t get to hear on a regular basis. This month, the artists who helped me with this special #ThrowbackThursday feature included Ronnie Milsap, Bruce Springsteen, Sly  & the Family Stone and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Hope you enjoyed reminiscing with me.

Let’s take one more look back at November for its many sides – the good, the bad, the still unfathomable. Because if there’s anything in this world that can help take away the pain or soothe a hurting head or heart, it’s a good cocktail of tunes. I hope these wet your whistle! ~ CK


#ForgottenTunes  (gold italics)

11/30/2016 Its Late Ricky Nelson
11/29/2016 Run to You Bryan Adams
11/28/2016 I Wish Stevie Wonder
11/27/2016 In the Wee   Small Hours of Morning Frank Sinatra
11/26/2016 Nobody   Told Me John Lennon
11/25/2016 Danke   Schoen Wayne Newton
11/24/2016 Thank You   (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)  Sly & The Family Stone
11/23/2016 Thank You Dido
11/22/2016 Thank You   for Being a Friend Andrew Gold
11/21/2016 Thank You Alanis Morissette
11/20/2016 Gold on   the Ceiling Black Keys
11/19/2016 Run with   the Pack Bad Company
11/18/2016 All Fired   Up Pat Benatar
11/17/2016 Walk   on the Ocean  Toad the Wet Sprocket
11/16/2016 Everybody   Talks Neon Trees
11/15/2016 Let’s Get   It On Marvin Gaye
11/14/2016 Tightrope Leon Russell
11/13/2016 Mad About   You Belinda Carlisle
11/12/2016 Walk of   Life Dire Straits
11/11/2016 Have You   Ever Seen the Rain? Creedence Clearwater Revival
11/10/2016 I’m   Goin’ Down  Bruce Springsteen
11/09/2016 Don’t   Dream It’s Over Crowded House
11/08/2016 The Winner   Takes It All ABBA
11/07/2016 Blister in   the Sun Violent Femmes
11/06/2016 I Bet My   Life Imagine Dragons
11/05/2016 Walking on   a Dream Empire of the Sun
11/04/2016 In a Black   Out Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
11/03/2016 (There’s)   No Getting Over Me Ronnie Milsap
11/02/2016 This One’s   for the Girls Martina McBride
11/01/2016 I’ll Spend   My Life with You The Monkees



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