Wednesday, April 27, 2016

W IS FOR WANT

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.

Yesterday's keyword, Valley, turned out to be harder than I anticipated. I never know exactly how it will play out because you guys always think of songs 1) I've never heard, or 2) I forget about until you post them. The wonderful thing about this entire A to Z experience is seeing how varied all of our musical taste is. Anyway, here are the songs you thought of with Valley in the title:


Michele: Harper Valley PTA by Jeannie C. Riley
Mary: Valley Girl by Frank Zappa (Holli echoes this choice!)
Rosey: Valley of Neptune by Jimi Hendrix
Ericka: Lady of the Valley by White Lion
Jeffrey: The Valley Road by Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Alex: Valley of the Kings by Blue Murder
Stephen T. McCarthy: Red River Valley by The Sons of the Pioneers
Andrea: The Valley of Malls by Fountains of Wayne
Arlee: (Theme From) Valley of the Dolls by Dionne Warwick
Debbie: Pleasant Valley Sunday by The Monkees
Mich: Lonesome Valley by O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Pinku-Sensei: In the Valley by Midnight Oil
 
 
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?


Notice how much easier you've got it today! You better LOVE THIS WORD TO DEATH, because it's X, Y, Z from here. So, buckle in. You can use variations. In this case, wants, wanted, wanting.

I present to you.... How Bad Do You Want It by Tim McGraw.



You can comment with a song insert the video by copy/pasting the link in the search bar. You can give me two songs for this word right from Go. 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

54 comments:

  1. You Can't Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkGrkNu6mDg

    Everybody Wants You by Billy Squire

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9mQVKsMcLk

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    1. I've (apparently) seen too many mob movies, because whenever I see a tarp spread out on the floor, and no one is camping, I can't help but think, "Oh boy. Somebody's in BIG trouble."

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    2. hahaha!! Thanks for making me laugh today: I needed that!

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  2. Cheap Trick - I want you to want me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJs_L7yq5qE

    Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRvCvsRp5ho

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge W is for Wilson Phillips

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  3. Catchy little fave of mine. :) Beatles, Do You Want to Know a Secret
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7UbCMnHCTs

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  4. Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZoD8JEFjAE

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    1. I knew the song, but I don't think I'd seen the video before. I really liked.

      Everything you want is not everything you need.

      Priceless.

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  5. That was tough. But decide on Van Halen's Everybody Wants Some - the Better Off Dead version, of course!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxZy3Tr2wQM

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    1. GREAT choice, ALEX! I simply saw the frozen frame image and chuckled. I love that movie, and I have a used DVD copy of it that I bought for just...



      ....."TWO DOLLARS!"

      ~ D-FensDogG
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    2. Best thing you've posted yet. LOVE IT!!!

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    3. I have been trying to get my teens to watch Better Off Dead with me for a few months now! Totally appreciate this peek back!!!

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  6. Ahhhhhhhh, everyone is double posting today. I see at least one I wanted to use. Okay. Let me think about this for a bit......

    Mario (With probably the best rendition ever of...)
    I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
    https://youtu.be/Pm1ui0Aa-cc

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    1. Well, this submission gets the nod for *most twisted." Thanks, I think, Jeffrey.

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    2. This is BRILLIANT. Jeffrey, best choice ever. I'll be laughing about this one for a long, looooong time :D

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  7. The very first one that jumped into my mind was...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MofOxyVxw

    But then I thought maybe Walter Egan's 'I WANNIT' (with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham doing harmonies) would be dismissed on a technicality (the T replaced with an N). So, I figured I better come in with a Plan B...

    'I DON'T WANT TO KNOW' by Nils Lofgren

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkNhPlF7Ro8

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. I liked both of these. Of course, the first one counted. I said I take variations. Perfectly acceptable. I liked the piano work on the second quite a bit.

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  8. A lot of want songs to choose from which is seems apparent with all of the double offerings today. Good thing I got here earlier this morning since a lot of the ones that came to my mind first are already here.

    I'll offer one that many others won't think of:

    Bruce Cockburn with "Mama Just Wants To Barrelhouse All Night Long"--I think you'll enjoy the piano work:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KByVbjh3Eh0

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I'm right there with you; the first three that came to mind (Everybody Wants You, Want You to Want Me, and Wanted Dead or Alive) were already gone by the time I saw today's words.

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    2. I listened to this one twice. Normally not my style of music, but I really liked it. What is barrelhousing anyway? I feel like I should know the answer by now...

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    3. Well, I think "barrelhousing" is carousing with music, dance, and beer. Something like that. Now you've got me curious enough to look it up.

      Arlee Bird
      A to Z Challenge Co-host
      Tossing It Out

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  9. Ooooh, some great ones...tough when I sleep in a little bit! LOL Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? - Culture Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nXGPZaTKik

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    1. I watched the video, expecting to remember it, and I didn't. Not sure what's up with that...

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    1. Given that your topic is Death, the second song is particularly appropriate. Ha!

      Also, you can't go wrong with Queen.

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  11. All I want-Toad and the wet sprocket
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVYYpNaSs2Y

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    1. I didn't think I knew this one until it started playing. And then I was like, "Oh yeah. I know this."

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  12. Thought of one by one of my all time favorite groups--Daniel Amos with "If You Want To". I figured no one else is likely to name this one so I'm probably not stepping on any toes. It's a subtle reference to accepting Jesus, but it rocks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb42mk2xgKA

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. This was new to me, so I think you're safe in not taking someone's last idea for this word. Another good song, Lee!

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  13. The Curst Sons - "Hope Need Want"
    https://youtu.be/a8tr74zWekE

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    1. I really like this one, Mich. I think it might be the one I've enjoyed most from you. Thanks!

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    2. I love them. You'd never think they were English, judging from their music. I wish they'd visit the US so I could see them live.

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  14. Better late than never!

    https://youtu.be/BJs_L7yq5qE

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    1. Already been used, but if you can't think of anything else...

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  15. Here's one...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48wmlZZ0Kzo

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    1. Glad you're back, Larry. I tend to forget how good a band Scandal was until I hear them again. Thanks for the reminder.

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  16. Well, I have a few songs with Want in it, but my favorite of them all just so happens to be someone I've just shared. Oh well. More Harry Potter Band. I truly don't think I've heard a song from these guys I don't like.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIJTXSApX7s

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    1. I listened to this one twice. Really.Like.It.

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  17. "Do You Want To?" by Franz Ferdinand.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OJRRUnY--A

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  18. An Elton John classic...
    https://youtu.be/Wyi9AbfUa1E

    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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  19. I think you guys made this word harder than it was. There are tons of songs with want, wants, wanted, wanting in the title. Here are just THREE that I really like.

    I think this is my favorite Wham! song. It makes me think of my ex, so maybe that figures into the equation...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf_Lwe6p-Cg

    I love to karaoke. I sometimes will take this song out for a spin...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu_pNeqAQ-U

    I will also karaoke this one when I can find a fella to sing the guy's part...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPudE8nDog0

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  20. I love George's stubble in that video! I thought of that song later in the day, but decided to not post it just in case someone else wanted to join in the fun.

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  21. Since no one else has listed either of these and time is tickin' away, here's are two more. Robin, these should come as no surprise to you... ;)

    (You Want to) Make a Memory by Bon Jovi
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWuZMBtrc1E

    I Want You by Bon Jovi (unreleased)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjlLSlu1jYQ

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    1. No, these aren't even remotely shocking!

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  22. I was clueless until I looked at other people's comments and wondered, Why didn't I think of that?

    Love,
    Janie

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  23. Yup...too late but I choose You're the one that I want...from Grease

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