Songs in which the singer breaks down crying

Doo wop has the edge in this category

The Bells – Clyde McPhatter

Valerie – Starlights

She's Out of My Life – Michael Jackson

You Are So Beautiful to Me – Joe Cocker

True True Lovin' – Ferlin Husky

Near crying

Songs with chicken sounds in them

Funky Western Civilization – Tonio K

Psycho Chicken – The Fools

Do the Funky Chicken – Rufus Thomas

From my Stax sampler tape

Drink American – Peter Stampfel & the Bottlecaps

Songs with dog sounds

Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton

Doghouse Blues – Bill Monroe

Songs with cow sounds

Barnyard Boogie – Delmore Brothers

Songs with gun shots

Western Movies – Olympics

Shotgun Wedding – Roy C

Songs with talking parts

Young Guns – Wham

Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley

Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd

Models – Couch Flambeau

Starting All Over Again – Mel & Tim

Long, talking intros

Atlantis – Donovan

By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Isaac Hayes

Talking part alternates with singing part

Spill the Wine – Eric Burdon & War

Is That All There Is – Peggy Lee

Songs where they speak French in them

Wordy Rappinghood – Tom Tom Club

Michelle – Beatles

Je Suis un Rock Star – Bill Wyman

Funky Western Civilization – Tonio K

Rapture – Blondie

Jennifer Juniper – Donovan

Live version, more well known than studio

Probably isn't great minds thinking alike, but where to put it? This conceptual problem shows the vapidity of what I do, putting art into little boxes on the hillside. I might as well try and catch the wind

Conquistador – Procol Harum

Show Me the Way – Peter Frampton

Baby, I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton

Do You Feel Like We Do – Peter Frampton

Ridin' the Storm Out – REO Speedwagon

Easy Livin – Uriah Heep

Songs with carnival-announcement style lead-ins

Little Egypt – Coasters

Magical Mystery Tour – Beatles

Long pause

(as in Rascals 'Good Lovin'')

May This Be Love – Jimi Hendrix

Art rock songs with atonal, disturbing crowd chanting/noises

Fool's Overture – Supertramp

Fearless – Pink Floyd

Tower Struck Down – Steve Hackett

Two-Song Medleys

Superwoman/Where Were You When I Needed You, Stevie Wonder

Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding, Elton John

Iron Horse/Born to Lose, Motorhead

City of Gold/Fly by Night Lady, Head East

Peace Frog/Blue Sunday, Doors

Date added: 5/2/2010

Earlier entries

Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen – Santana

Fallin' In and Out of Love with You/Amie – Pure Prairie League

Livin' Lovin' Maid/Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin

This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide – The Kings

No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature – Guess Who

Prelude/Nothing to Hide – Spirit

There is something in the air, 1980-1981, British

Man in a Suitcase – Police (1980)

Man on a Corner – Genesis (1981)

Man in the Corner Shop – The Jam (1981)

Songs with harp, perhaps just one big strum

Tonight's the Night – Rod Stewart

A Girl Like You – Rascals

This Year – Curtis Mayfield

Love of My Life – Queen

Groups who you might not expect to use harmonica, but do

The Cure

(last song of Boys Don't Cry)

Black Sabbath

Tangerine Dream

Weird things that make you think your stereo is broken

Good Humor Man – Love

Songs that count up

1-2-3 Red Light – Ohio Express

1-2-3 – Len Barry

2-4-6-8 Motorway – Tom Robinson Band

25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago

A numerical progression of some type. It might be as logical to think the song is “25 or 6, 2, 4”; but since Chicago says it's “to” in the title, maybe it is

Fantasy category: songs containing practical, instructional information

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