Saturday, April 16, 2016


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.

Before I proceed with the list from yesterday, I want to apologize for the lack of comments on my part on my post (and yours). I will do my best to catch up this weekend. I'm not feeling very well, and it's showing, BUT I fully intend to make it up to you. If you want to vote on Battle of the Bands, go back one post to M is for Man.

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

Rosey: Man on the Corner by Genesis
Michele: Man In The Wilderness by Styx and Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mary: Man! I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain and The Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr.
Andrea: Man on the Moon by REM
Jeffrey: Mr. Tamborine Man by The Byrds
Pinku-Sensei: The Man Who Sold The World by David Bowie
Alex: New World Man by Rush
Ericka: Man On Your Mind by Little River Band
Mich: The Sad Milkman by The Handsome Family
Arlee: Man Who Sings the Blues by Murray McLauchlan
ABFTS: What Makes A Man? by City and Colour and Manchester by Kishi Bashi
Holli: Man of the Hour by Pearl Jam
John: I'm A Man by Chicago and Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters
Debbie the Doglady: Man In The Middle by The Bee Gees
LC: Real Man by Todd Rundgren
Stephen T. McCarthy: Tin Man by America and I'm A Ramblin' Man by Waylon Jennings
Sarah: Rocket Man by Elton John
Robyn: Don't Advertise Your Man by Clara Smith
Robin (yes, me again): Maneater by Hall and Oates and Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson
and Walking Man by James Taylor

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?

You can use variations. In this case, nights, nightmare, and any other word based in night.

I present to you.... We Owned The Night by Lady Antebellum.

You can comment with a song or embed the video by copy/pasting the code 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
eremy Hawkins @ Hollywood Nuts
Damyanti Biswas @ Daily Write
Heather M. Gardner @ The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Author AJ Lauer
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


  1. More 80's. I haven't thought of this song for years!

  2. Night Moves by Bob Seger:

    One of These Nights by the Eagles:

  3. Stay the Night by Benjamin Orr

  4. Dance the Night Away by Van Halen.

  5. I'll just go with the obvious - Rush's Fly By Night.

  6. Oooh, some great ones already taken! Let' go with Sir Elton again - Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting

  7. Hope you feel better soon, Robin. Life before blogging. ♥
    This is my # 1 favourite song of ALL time:

  8. Many songs to choose from with this key word. Again I'll offer a Canadian artist who is another one of my favorites--Bruce Cockburn with "Night Train".

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

  9. Well, my first instinct was to go with 'RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA', but since Lee posted a song called 'Night Train' just above me, I figured I'd keep that same title on the train's track and go with...

    'NIGHT TRAIN' by Rickie Lee Jones

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

  10. This guy is one of my all time favorites (long before Somebody I Used to Know got blown way out of proportion) and this just so happens to be one of my favorites from him.

    A lot numb nuts think it's about a gay guy ("You'll always be my favorite boy") but it's a sad tale of a father who used to go on long, therapeutic night drives with his son who, for whatever reason, won't talk to him anymore.

  11. Oh gosh the first song that came into my head was Strangers in the Night sung by Frank Sinatra. Funny thing about the song. In a nearby city, Welland, there was a mayor with the last name of Stranges. Well, he got hooked up with a priest, Father Foley, who taught at my high school. They were taking money from the bingo games held by the school I went to. The 2 of them went ov the river, as we say here, and picked up to hustlers, who robbed them and tied them up naked in a seedy motel. I am not kidding. The priest was always creepy to me and I used to call him Father feel-up. Anyhow that song we ended up singing as...."Stranges, in the night, lock your windows...."😀

  12. Since McCarthy added a different "Night Train" song let me add what might be the first with that title. Here it is as interpreted by Bill Black's Combo:

    I have a story to go with this one but I'll save it for another time.


    1. OK, Lee broke the rules!

      At the top of this post, Robin wrote: >>... "only post one song".

      Lee has now posted two "NIGHT TRAIN" songs. And since NOBODY breaks the rules better'n I do, I'm not only going to post a second song, but I'm-a gonna change the keyword from "Night" to "TRAIN"...

      'LAST TRAIN HOME' by Pat Metheny Group

      ~ D-FensDogG
      'Loyal American Underground'

      GIRL WONDER, you clearly have chosen an exceptional 'A To Z' concept when participants can't even restrain themselves from "over-participating"!

      LEE, thanks for the Bill Black's Combo posting. You reminded me that I've wanted to buy a CD of his music. When I was a kid, Bill Black's Combo was my Ma's "Music To Do Housework To". I don't think I ever heard Bill Black's Combo without the sound of a vacuum cleaner for accompaniment.

      Hell, I probably thought the vacuum cleaner was Bill Black's main musical instrument. Ha!

      Ma had two of his albums, "THE UNTOUCHABLE SOUND" and "MOVIN'", but it was the latter she most often put on the record player when she got "in the mood" to play the vacuum cleaner.

      This post, WHAT FUN!

    2. Don't tempt me McCarthy! Save the "Train" songs for T.

      I used to think that Bill Black's Combo was the house band at some burlesque theater. It sounds like music to strip to.
      Guess that's why I like it.

    3. You want to know ONE MORE funny thing? I was seriously considering changing my keyword for the letter "T" to Train (plus we all seem to have extreme fondness for TRAIN) after you each posted your first songs. But, I'm now thinking I'll keep it the way it is. I mean, who follows the rules anyhow??? ha!

    4. I hope you do Train songs for "T". There are so many from which to choose. But if you don't do "Train" songs then I'm really curious to see what T will be.

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

    5. GIRL WONDER, I have no idea what idea YOU were entertaining for "T" songs, but if you were thinking that "T Is For Tom Traubert", then I'm claiming dibs on 'TOM TRAUBERT'S BLUES' by Tom Waits!

      It truly pains me to agree with Lee when it comes to ANYTHING in the realm of music, but I must agree that I think "T" belongs to "TRAIN'.

      I don't know what you were considering, but considering the fact that your all-time favorite music group is TRAIN, and considering that there must be a thousand great-to-good songs with the word "train" in the title, I think you're on a one-way track to oblivion if you don't use "train" as the "T" keyword.

      But then again, maybe I just have
      train on the brain.

      ~ D-FensDogG
      'Loyal American Underground'

  13. Night Fever, Bee Gees.
    Check out the hot, coolness that WAS John Travolta:

  14. J here, of the #atozchallenge Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team. Thanks for commenting on my blog.
    Is the challenge going well for your blog? M marked the halfway point!
    My blog's giveaway is still going. I want everyone to visit more stops. On Sunday, there's a post about how to better use the image alt code-- featured on the main A to Z blog as well as my own.
    I've followed your GFC.
    The band Nightwish immediately came to mind.

    But I also thought of AC/DC's classic... which only has 33 million views.

  15. More ELO...


  16. Let's Spend the Night Together by the Rolling Stones

  17. In the Still of the Night by Fred Parris and the Satins.

  18. That exchange between Lee and Stephen was gold, pure gold :D And I can't believe I got this lucky: no one's posted my favorite Night song! (Yes, I know the original is Patti's, but this one is my A+ version...)

    Thanks for the visits over at Life In Dogs — and I do apologize about the Kleenexes. I'll do better... I'll start including a Tear-Jerker Warning on posts.

  19. A little late to the party-hope you are feeling better. I knew my first thought (Seger's Night Moves) would be snapped up...


    One of my all-time favorites:

  21. Your John Cougar selection (he hadn't added the "Mellencamp" back to his stage name yet) was almost my pick. Love that song.


    1. I karaoke this song a lot. I really like it:)

  22. There's a bunch of great "Night" songs!

  23. Yes, I know I'm late. I'd have my mom write me an excuse, but uh, yeah...

    #AtoZChallenge O is for O'Connor

  24. I know I'm late for this and the next few. I was on vacation. But most of you knew that already. Still, I wanted to contribute. So here is my contribution for Night.
    The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night


You can now add YouTube videos in your comments by copy/pasting the link. AND/OR you can insert an image by surrounding the code with this: [im]code[/im]. In the case of images, make sure that your code is short and simple ending with something like .jpg. If you want to use a pic from someplace like Google Images, click on the image, then click on View Image. That is the code you want!

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