Monday Melodies


This is a new regular feature I started because I never outgrew my love for music and everyone could use a little music on a dreary Monday.

Every Monday, I will feature a different song from the past that I like with the reason why I like it, and/or a few facts about the song or the artist.   In general, I won’t be featuring current music in these posts, but there might be a few exceptions.


Society’s Child (Janis Ian)

Whiter Shade of Pale (Procul Harum)

Won’t Get Fooled Again (The Who)

Turn, Turn, Turn (The Byrds)



City of New Orleans (Arlo Guthrie)

Accidents Will Happen (Elvis Costello)

Cherry Bomb (The Runaways)

Year of the Cat (Al Stewart)

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Elton John)

All The Young Dudes (David Bowie/Mott the Hoople)

I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones)

Old Man (Neil Young)

Simple Kind of Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)



Back on The Chain Gang (The Pretenders)

Little Red Corvette (Prince)

Wild Wild Life (Talking Heads) 

Major Tom “Coming Home” (Peter Schilling) 

Living On a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

True Colors (Cyndi Lauper)

Careless Whisper (George Michael)



Walking in Memphis (Marc Cohn)

Something’s Always Wrong (Toad the Wet Sprocket)

Betterman (Pearl Jam)

Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

Shine (Collective Soul)

My Favorite Mistake (Sheryl Crow)

Everybody Hurts (REM)

If I Had a Million Dollars (Bare Naked Ladies)



Beautiful Day (U2)

Pretty Pimpin’ (Kurt Vile)

Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)

Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)

Mr. Brightside  (The Killers)

First (Cold War Kids)