Monday, April 11, 2016

I IS FOR IF

For each letter of the A to Z, I'm going to give you a KEYWORD. You post in the comments a song with that word in the title. I will give you one to start (along with a video). If you like, you can go to YouTube and embed your video in the comments, so that readers can also listen to your song. No repeats and only post one song so that everyone can participate. If you're just brimming with songs, come back in a few days and lay it on me! If you want to see who else is participating in the A to Z click here.

You guys did great with yesterday's word: Heart. Here are the songs you thought of with Heart in the title:


Michele: Heart of Gold by Neil Young
Mike Spain: Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
Jeffrey: The Heart of Rock & Roll by Huey Lewis and the News
Stephen T. McCarthy: Heartattack and Vine by Tom Waits
Mary: Heartbreaker by Pat Benatar
Ericka: Edge of a Broken Heart by Vixen
Andrea: Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin
CW: Happy Heart by Andy Williams
Robyn: Heart of Glass by Blondie
ABFTS: Don't Break My Heart by Spice Girls
Pinku-Sensei: Owner of a Lonely Heart by Yes
Julie: If I Only Had a Heart from The Wizard of Oz
Debbie the Doglady: Heart Full of Soul by The Yardbirds 
and Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
Susan: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted by The Righteous Brothers
Rosey: Queen of Hearts by Juice Newton
Robin (yes, me again): Stop Draggin' My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
and This Is How A Heart Breaks by Rob Thomas
 

If you can think of more songs from previous letters and WANT to post them now, feel free to go back and add them:)

It's a new day and a new letter!

What is the KEYWORD?



I present to you.... Daddy What If by Bobby Bare.




You can comment with a song or embed the video by copy/pasting the link in the search bar. Thanks for playing along!


Special thanks to Arlee Bird and the A to Z team who make this possible!

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
J
eremy Hawkins @ Hollywood Nuts
Damyanti Biswas @ Daily Write
Heather M. Gardner @ The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Author AJ Lauer
P
am Brown Margolis @ An Unconventional Librarian
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing

50 comments:

  1. Oh, good word Robin! I immediately thought of IF by Bread. Love this song. It's from 1971. Those were the days!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7THTYfu4Hsg

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. I really love this song. Thanks Michele.

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  2. If You Leave by OMD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPmTGFg06zA

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    1. Another great song. Did you know that in the original screenplay Molly Ringwold's character ended up with Duckie? But that was rejected by the "previewing audience" so they changed it.

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  3. Beyonce - If I Were A Boy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWpsOqh8q0M

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    1. As one of the few people on the planet who is not a fan of Beyonce, this was new to me. I actually liked the song, but I really liked the video. Thanks Mary.

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    2. I think you and I are on the same page. I'm not a fan of hers, either.
      Here's another *if* song:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl7BVr36bbs

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  4. 'IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW' by Chicago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlKaVFqxERk

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Another song I really love. I is turning out to be a GREAT letter:)

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  5. Barenaked Ladies - If I had $1,000,000
    https://youtu.be/LHacDYj8KZM

    I would buy you a green dress. But not a real green dress, that's cruel.

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    1. But we'd still eat Kraft dinner.

      Of course, we would. We'd just eat MORE.

      Love this song. I used to karaoke this song regularly with a friend back in the day. Such a fun tune!!!

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  6. This was a tricky one for me, but then Cher came to the rescue! If I Could Turn Back Time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AldUzWWq8iQ

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    1. One, I like this song a lot. I've felt this way so I can relate to the message.

      Two, I don't know how I feel about that "outfit." I've always thought she really just wanted to do it naked, and that wasn't acceptable... yet. Of course, on the other hand, I'm tinged with jealousy that anyone could look that good at her age. Or any age.

      So, three, I try not to think about it.

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  7. Illumination Theory by Dream Theater!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaUbq3fghWQ

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    1. And I know there is no IF in the title. Tough word. I just went with I.

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    2. Thank you for clearing that up. I really thought maybe I was unclear... hahahaha!

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  8. If I can't have you - Bee Gees

    https://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&type=C111US400D20150703&p=If+I+Can%27t+Have+You+Youtube

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxvYsxf7f5s

      LOVE IT!!!

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  9. An old favourite from a Canadian legend:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5tr_L31StI

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  10. Robin, I would have gone with "IF" by Bread had Michele not beat me to the punch. Good prompt, though!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    All Things Vintage: Ivory Soap #AprilA2Z

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    1. This one isn't the easiest I've posted. Maybe something will come to you later...

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  11. I know there are countless 50 year old mustachioed dads who combined 90s techno pop with the wizardry of jazz scat, but of all of them, I'd have to say Scatman John was definitely in my top 5.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXnV9ql6xrM

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    1. Who can go wrong with genius lyrics like, "One shoe off and one shoe on?" You've still got it, Bryan!

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  12. If I Didn't Care by the Ink Spots; I love this song. . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvwfLe6sLis

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    1. Is this from a movie, D.G.?

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    2. The Ink Spots! My grandparents loved them!

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    3. It could be Robin, there were many short clips like this done in the 30s and 40s, spotlighting music that the usual radio stations wouldn't play and no TV then. I used to go to a arty films place called Pacific Cinemateque to watch blues and jazz clips (15 - 20 mins) here in Vancouver. Like underground films. . .

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  13. Tim Hardin - If I Were A Carpenter

    https://youtu.be/2RrRajjlo6M

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    1. Not heard this one, Dixie. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Hokey Smokes, she looks so young here, but it seems like yesterday it as popular. I guess it was a lot of yesterdays. ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNcg609M70I

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    1. You're right. She looks really young here. It's a bit shocking.

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  15. Outside of the Bread song, I can't think of any "If" songs.

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    1. This has turned out to be a harder letter.

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  16. If I were a rich man brought back memories of listen to that old record when I was a kid. My parents didn't have any rock and roll but they had some other interesting stuff and I remember listen to the soundtrack of Fiddler on the Roof

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    1. This is one of my mom's favorite musicals.

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  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJqUN9TClM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IUSZyjiYuY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abmuxiu02D8

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    1. If Today was Your Last Day-- Also by Nickelback ;) :p

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  18. Fever Ray, "If I Had a Heart" (the them from VIkings)
    https://youtu.be/EBAzlNJonO8

    I've tried listening to her other music, but to be honest I thought it was a bit rubbish. This one, though, I tend to repeat a lot.

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    1. Never heard of this singer/band. Not my usual fare, but not bad...:)

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  19. If Tomorrow Never Comes - Garth Brooks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rid5sE93axA

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    1. Good one! You're really knocking those IF songs out of the park, Mary:)

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    1. Since you aren't a regular follower of this blog, you've NO IDEA how happy this entry makes me. TRAIN!

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  21. I will go with "if ever I would leave you" from a musical that I can't remember:)

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    1. That would be Camelot. A most excellent song!

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  22. Better late than never--"If I Were the King of the Forest" from "The Wizard of Oz" as sung by Burt Lahr as the Cowardly Lion.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak3J5DayiCk

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