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Ball Songs

MusicI played softball tonight for the Piranhas. We won 20-4. I've got two games tomorrow night for Raging Storm. I love playing ball in the summertime.

I just searched my MP3 collection for songs with the word "ball" in the title. Then, I discarded songs about a formal gathering and just kept the songs about a spherical ball, whether it's a rubber ball, a wrecking ball, or.... you know. Did I miss any ball songs? Add the ones I missed in the comments.

  • Str8 Ballin' - 2Pac
  • Flippin Off The Wall Like Lucy Ball - 3rd Bass
  • Got You By the Balls - AC/DC
  • Ballbreaker - AC-DC
  • Big Balls - AC-DC
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame - Arturo Sandoval
  • Ball & Chain - Big Mama Thornton
  • Butterball - Big Sugar
  • Rubber Ball - Bobby Vee
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame - Carly Simon
  • Basketball Jones - Cheech & Chong
  • Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You) - Chef
  • Ball Peen Hammer - Chris Whiley
  • Cannonball - Damien Rice
  • Fireball - Deep Purple
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame - Dr. John
  • Pinball Wizard - Elton John
  • Medicine Ball - Eminem
  • Ball Of Fire - Ernest Ranglin
  • Boys Play Football - Gary Lewis/Jamie Bell
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame - George Rabbai
  • Balls And My Word - Geto Boys
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame - Harvey Hindermyer
  • Basketball - I Mother Earth
  • Wrecking Ball - Interpol
  • Mudfootball (For Moe Lerner) - Jack Johnson
  • Take Me Out To The Ball Game - Jacqueline Schwab
  • Ball And Chain - Janis Joplin
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame - King Curtis
  • Ball Tongue - Korn
  • Baseball Boogie - Mabel Scott
  • Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? - Natalie Cole
  • If You Can't Make A Hit At The Ballgame, You Can't Make A Hit With Me - National Passtime Orchestra
  • Baseball Dreams - The Naturals with Mel Allen
  • Wrecking Ball - Neil Young
  • Crystal Ball - Pink
  • W Balls - Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • Wrecking Ball - Spirit Of The West
  • Natural Ball - T-Bone Walker
  • Ok Blue Jays, Let's Play Ball - The Bat Boys
  • Cannonball - The Breeders
  • Ball of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) - The Temptations
  • Ball And Biscuit - The White Stripes
  • Pinball Wizard - The Who
  • Ball Of Fire - Tommy James & the Shondells
  • Talkin' Baseball - Terry Cashman
  • Talkin' Softball - Terry Cashman
  • The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota - Weird Al Yankovic

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Hair Decisions and Hair Songs

scissorsBack in January, I got a haircut. I got it cut pretty short. Then, I had an epiphany. I decided to grow my hair for one full year.

I've got pretty thick hair, so it didn't take long for me to alter this experiment. I decided I could get my hair cut, but I'd grow the top for a year. Now I'm wearing it short on the back and sides while growing it out on top. Sort of the anti-mullet.

But you're not here to hear about my hair, are you? This is about the music. Below are all the songs in my MP3 collection that have "hair" in the title. If you have a "hair" song that I don't have, drop the title and artist in the comments.

  • Atmosphere - Hockey Hair
  • Bad Brains - Hair
  • Beck - Devils Haircut
  • Cadence Weapon - Your Hair's Not Clothes!
  • The Cowsills - Hair
  • George Thorogood & the Destroyers - Get a Haircut
  • Guns N' Roses - Hair Of The Dog
  • Harry Belafonte - Scarlet Ribbons (In Her Hair)
  • Larry The Cable Guy - No Hair - Just A Red Head
  • Lightnin' Hopkins - Short-Haired Woman
  • Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Black Hair
  • Nina Simone - Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
  • Nirvana - Hairspray Queen
  • OutKast - Good Hair
  • Ray Charles - Hide Nor Hair
  • Regina Spektor - I Cut Off My Hair
  • Regina Spektor - Long Brown Hair
  • Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)

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Dirty Songs

musicToday I'm enjoying Just Look Them Straight In The Eye and Say.... POGUEMAHONE!!, a boxset of rare and unreleased tracks from The Pogues.

One of my favourite Pogues songs is "Dirty Old Town", a song I never get tired of. It's been scientifically proven that you can't listen to "Dirty Old Town" without singing along. Try it, it can't be done.

"Dirty Old Town" got me thinking of all the "dirty" songs I have in my collection. Here they are. If you have "dirty" songs in your collection that I missed, let me know in the comments.

  • Angels With Dirty Faces - Sum 41
  • Beautiful Dirty Rich - Lady GaGa
  • Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground - The White Stripes
  • Dirty - Korn
  • Dirty Blvd. - Lou Reed
  • Dirty Cash (Money Talks) - Adventures of Stevie V
  • Dirty Dancin' - Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Dirty Day - U2
  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC-DC
  • Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
  • Dirty Dirty - Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Dirty Frank - Pearl Jam
  • Dirty Harry - Gorillaz
  • Dirty Jeans - Magic Dirt
  • Dirty Little Girl - Elton John
  • Dirty Little Secret - Sarah McLachlan
  • Dirty Little Thing - Velvet Revolver
  • Dirty Mack - Ice Cube
  • Dirty Man - The Living End
  • Dirty Mind - Prince
  • Dirty Mother For You - Memphis Minnie
  • Dirty Mouth - Hot Hot Heat
  • Dirty Old Town - Irish Descendants
  • Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
  • Dirty Pool - Spirit Of The West
  • Dirty Run - Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Dirty Walls - Our Lady Peace
  • Dirty Water - K-Os
  • Dirty Women - Black Sabbath
  • Dirtywhirl - TV on the Radio
  • Fire (Dirty Dirty Alt. Version) - Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • I Play Dirty - Little Milton
  • Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank - Barenaked Ladies
  • Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
  • The Dirty Boogie - Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • The Dirty Glass - Dropkick Murphys
  • The Girl In The Dirty Shirt - Oasis
  • The Lying Lies & Dirty Secrets of Miss Erica Court - Coheed and Cambria
  • Unholy, Dirty and Beautiful - David Usher

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Money Music or Songs With Music in the Title

MoneyNow that I've discovered money ruins everything, it's time to discover songs in my MP3 collection with the word "money" in the title.

For added enjoyment, you'll find my favourite five are bold.

  • Money, Money, Money - ABBA
  • What Do You Do For Money Honey - AC-DC
  • Moneytalks - AC-DC
  • Money Can't Buy It - Annie Lennox
  • Money Jane - Baby Blue
  • Gimme Your Money Please - Bachman - Turner - Overdrive
  • You Never Give Me Your Money - The Beatles
  • Money (That's What I Want) - The Beatles
  • Money Worries ft. Vernon Maytone - Bedouin Soundclash
  • Easy Money - Billy Joel
  • Things We Be Doin' For Money Part 1 - Busta Rhymes
  • Things We Be Doin' For Money Part 2 feat. Rampage, Anthony Hamilton and The Chosen Generation - Busta Rhymes
  • When The Money's Gone - Cher
  • Money Changes Everything - Cyndi Lauper
  • Money - Cypress Hill
  • Money In The Bank - David Wilcox
  • Blood Money - David Wilcox
  • Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
  • Shake Your Money Maker - Elmore James
  • Money (Dollar Bill) - Everlast
  • Money (In God We Trust) - Extreme
  • Money Back Guarantee - Five Man Electrical Banc
  • Money (That's What I Want) - Flying Lizards
  • Money - Flying Lizards, The
  • Easy Money - Foghat
  • Milk And Money - The Fratellis
  • Face Off (featuring Sauce Money) - Jay-Z
  • Money, Cash, Hoes - Jay-Z
  • Money Ain't A Thang - Jay-Z
  • I Need Some Easy Money - Jimmy Johnson
  • Get Your Money Up [Ft. Keyshia, Trina] - Keri Hilson
  • They Want Money - Kool Moe Dee
  • Money Honey - Lady GaGa
  • Got Money - Lil Wayne
  • Money, Power and Respect - Lox
  • Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back - Meat Loaf
  • Cash Money (Insert) - N.W.A.
  • 1 For The Money - Nas
  • Money Over Bullshit - Nas
  • Money Is My B*tch - Nas
  • Money Bought - Nickelback
  • Mo Money Mo Problems (ft. Mase and Puff Daddy) - The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Got Your Money - Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Free Money - Patti Smith
  • Shake Your Money Maker - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • You Never Give Me Your Money - Paul Nicholas, Dianne Steinberg
  • Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) - Pet Shop Boys
  • Money - Pink Floyd
  • Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand - Primitive Radio Gods
  • All That Money Wants - The Psychedelic Furs
  • Spendin' Money - R. Kelly
  • Money Makes The World Go Round (Featuring Nas) - R. Kelly
  • It's Money That I Love - Randy Newman
  • It's Money That Matters - Randy Newman
  • The Big Money - Rush
  • Money and the Power - Scarface
  • Money City Maniacs - Sloan
  • Get Dis Money - Slum Village
  • Take The Money And Run - The Steve Miller Band
  • Money Maker - A Tribe Called Quest
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money - Warren Zevon
  • Money For Nothing / Beverly Hillbillies - Weird Al Yankovic
  • If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time - Willie Nelson
  • Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours (Still Don't Nothing Move But the Money) - Wu-Tang Clan
  • I'm Gettin Money - 2Pac

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Top 10 One Hit Wonders of the 1980s

musicI caught the end of one of those VH1 list shows. This one was counting down the top 10 one hit wonders of the 1980s. Naturally, I started compiling my own list.

This list is from a Canadian perspective. I don't care what they say in the USA, Bruce Cockburn had more than one hit on this side of the border. Furthermore, I'm protecting the term "1-hit" with hardcore veracity. Twisted Sister are not one hit wonders, and neither is Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock.

Here's my personal top ten. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments.

10. a-ha - Take On Me

9. Big Country - In a Big Country

8. When in Rome - The Promise

7. Modern English - I Melt With You

6. Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

5. Devo - Whip It

4. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science

3. Soft Cell - Tainted Love

2. Nena - 99 Luftballons

1. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

With apologies to Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round", The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, who are not one hit wonders in my books.

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Your Swine Flu Playlist (Music to Pandemic By)

itunesHave you heard about the swine flu? The WHO raised their alert level to Phase 4 today. Next stop: global emergency!

If we're going to have to grapple with this pandemic, we're going to need a swine flu playlist. Here are swine flu songs to spin while this thing goes hog wild.

  • Generation Swine - Motley Crue
  • Green Eggs and Swine - 3rd Bass
  • Swine - Elvis Costello
  • Piggy Bank - 50 Cent
  • Pig - Weezer
  • Run, Pig, Run - Queens of the Stone Age
  • Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag - Pigbag
  • War Pigs - Black Sabbath
  • Piggy - Nine Inch Nails
  • March of the Pigs - Nine Inch Nails
  • Pigmeat and Whiskey Blues - Joshua White
  • Three Little Pigs - Green Jelly
  • Pig - Dave Matthews Band
  • Looking Through The Eye Of A Pig - Cypress Hill
  • Pigs - Cypress Hill
  • If You See My Pigmeat - Blind Boy Fuller
  • Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer) - Billie Holiday
  • Piggies - The Beatles
  • Pigs on the Wing 1 - Pink Floyd
  • Pigs on the Wing 2 - Pink Floyd
  • Pigs (Three Different Ones) - Pink Floyd
  • We Are The Pigs - Suede
  • Smoked Pork - Body Count
  • Pork Chop's Little Ditty - Primus
  • Pork Soda - Primus
  • Pork and Beans - Weezer
  • Hot Pork Sandwiches - Tanita Tikaram
  • Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese - Ween
  • Pork Chop SanDwich - ZZ Top
  • Spider Pig - Homer Simpson
  • Canned Ham - Norman Greenbaum
  • Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky - The Monkees
  • Pork chops & Mustard greens - Ernie Andrews
  • Green eggs & Ham - Moxy Fruvous
  • Ham 'n' Eggs - Lonnie Donegan
  • Piggy In The Middle - The Rutles

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Family Songs for Family Day

FamilyIt's our second ever Family Day today. Sure, it sounds... made up, but I'll take it.

Here are songs in my MP3 collection with the word "family" in the title.

  • Family Reunion - Blink-182
  • Ode to My Family - Cranberries
  • The Proud Family - Destiny's Child
  • Family Business - Fugees
  • Family Business - Kanye West
  • It Runs In The Family - Kish
  • All In The Family - Korn
  • Family Tree - Lamar Antwon Robinson
  • Family Tree - Loretta Lynn
  • Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
  • Wild Pack of Family Dogs - Modest Mouse
  • Family - Nas
  • Family Snapshot - Peter Gabriel
  • Family Portrait - Pink
  • We're a Happy Family - Ramones
  • We Are Family - Sister Slede
  • Family Affair - Sly & the Family Stone
  • Family of Men - Three Dog Night
  • We Are Family - The Tragically Hip
  • Family Band - The Tragically Hip
  • Friends and Family - Trik Turner
  • Family Tree - TV on the Radio

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1191 Love Songs

HeartI had a great entry idea for Valentine's Day. I was going to list the songs in my collection with "love" in the title. That was the plan, until I did the query.

My collection has 1191 songs with "love" in the title. That's over 6 GBs of MP3s and it would take me over three days to hear them all. Sure, some of the songs actually have "lover" in the title, or "loved", but that's still a whole lotta music.

I'll bet love is the most common theme in popular music. From "Love Will Tear Us Apart" to "Crazy In Love", it's all about the heart.

As it turns out, I've had this idea before. From Valentine's Day 2004, here were my ten favourite "love" songs at the time.

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Robot Songs

FiveHere are seven songs with "robot" in the title that I found in my MP3 collection.

  • Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1 - The Flaming Lips
  • Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 2 - The Flaming Lips
  • One More Robot / Sympathy 3000-21 - The Flaming Lips
  • Song of the Hip-Hop Robots - The Kleptones
  • Robots - Kraftwerk
  • Gay Robot - Adam Sandler
  • Mr. Roboto - Styx

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Squeeze Songs

FiveHere are five songs with "squeeze" in the title that I found in my MP3 collection.

  • Squeeze Box - The Who
  • Soul to Squeeze - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Squeeze 1st - Jay-Z
  • Just Squeeze Me - Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
  • Mail Squeeze - Lost Dakotas

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