|Pandemic Panoply: The Full (albeit incomplete) List of 365 Artists/Songs A Day
Out of the despair and boredom of the Coronavirus, here is my ambitious project of 365 days of different artists captured in one fantastic song each. From my intro to Day One (April 27, 2020):
As I spend my birthday in confinement, or at least the shelter-at-home of COVID-ment, I decide to launch a year's worth of tributes to 365 noteworthy songs from 365 artists. It will simply give me something productive to do until life gets back to normal, which I doubt happens by my 59th birthday. I doubt anyone will follow it with any regularity.
As best as I can, I will choose a song/artist each day because recently hearing that song will trigger thoughts. (I do a lot of random play of my collection, so this increases these moments of chance.) Unfortunately, I am not well-versed in musical theory, so the commentary will carry the banality of those who can't.
Finally, as much as I can, I also hope not to always choose an artist's "best" song, but one that resonates at the moment.
Day One Hundred Thirty-Five: The Doors "The End"
Day One Hundred Thirty-Four: The Waterboys "She Tried To Hold Me"
Day One Hundred Thirty-Three: Sly And The Family Stone "Everyday People"
Day One Hundred Thirty-Two: Fatboy Slim "Praise You"
Day One Hundred Thirty-One: The Cars "All Mixed Up"
Day One Hundred Thirty: The Archies "Sugar Sugar"
Day One Hundred Twenty-Nine: The The "This Is The Day"
Day One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Cher "Half-Breed"
Day One Hundred Twenty-Seven: The Romantics "What I Like About You"
Day One Hundred Twenty-Six: The Golden Palominos "Buenos Aires"
Day One Hundred Twenty-Five: The Temptations "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"
Day One Hundred Twenty-Four: Guns N' Roses "Civil War"
Day One Hundred Twenty-Three: Ray Davies "A Place In Your Heart"
Day One Hundred Twenty-Two: Pulp "This Is Hardcore"
Day One Hundred Twenty-One: Steve Miller Band "Take The Money And Run"
Day One Hundred Twenty: The Call "I Still Believe"
Day One Hundred Nineteen: Don McLean "American Pie"
Day One Hundred Eighteen: Morrissey "Now My Heart Is Full"
Day One Hundred Seventeen: Elvis Presley "Suspicious Minds"
Day One Hundred-Sixteen: Billy Idol "Flesh For Fantasy"
Day One Hundred-Fifteen: Pearl Jam "Not For You"
Day One Hundred-Fourteen: Brandi Carlile "The Story"
Day One Hundred-Thirteen: Jefferson Starship "Runaway"
Day One Hundred-Twelve: Hootie & The Blowfish "Hold My Hand"
Day One Hundred-Eleven: The New Pornographers "We End Up Together"
Day One Hundred-Ten: The Sex Pistols "E.M.I."
Day One Hundred-Nine: 'Til Tuesday "Coming Up Close"
Day One Hundred-Eight: Carole King "So Far Away"
Day One Hundred-Seven: Judas Priest "Breaking The Law"
Day One Hundred-Six: The 5th Dimension "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In"
Day One Hundred-Five: The Alarm "Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke"
Day One Hundred-Four: James "Extraordinary Times"
Day One Hundred-Three: The Eagles "Already Gone"
Day One Hundred-Two: Red Rider "Lunatic Fringe"
Day One Hundred-One: Tori Amos "'97 Bonnie And Clyde"
Day One Hundred: Phil Collins "I Missed Again"
Day Ninety-Nine: The Headboys "The Shape Of Things To Come"
Day Ninety-Eight: Stone Temple Pilots "Interstate Love Song"
Day Ninety-Seven: Bill Withers "Ain't No Sunshine"
Day Ninety-Six: Miracle Legion "The Backyard"
Day Ninety-Five: Johnny Cash "The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea"
Day Ninety-Four: Hole "Doll Parts"
Day Ninety-Three: Suzanne Vega "Luka"
Day Ninety-Two: Andrew Gold "Lonely Boy"
Day Ninety-One: Men At Work "Overkill"
Day Ninety: Nada Surf "Popular"
Day Eighty-Nine: The Replacements "Can't Hardly Wait"
Day Eighty-Eight: The Animals "The House Of The Rising Sun"
Day Eighty-Seven: Randy Newman "Shame"
Day Eighty-Six: Bob Geldof "The Great Song Of Indifference"
Day Eighty-Five: Big Audio Dynamite II "Rush"
Day Eighty-Four: Aimee Mann "Deathly"
Day Eighty-Three: The Police "Message In A Bottle"
Day Eighty-Two: Sigur Ros "Saeglopur"
Day Eighty-One: Rickie Lee Jones "The Last Chance Texaco"
Day Eighty: The Bobs "Psycho Killer"
Day Seventy-Nine: Toto "Africa"
Day Seventy-Eight: Steve Earle & The Dukes "It's About Blood"
Day Seventy-Seven: CSNY "Ohio"
Day Seventy-Six: The Vogues "5 O'clock World"
Day Seventy-Five: Sister Sledge "We Are Family"
Day Seventy-Four: Neil Diamond "Dry Your Eyes"
Day Seventy-Three: The Smashing Pumpkins "1979"
Day Seventy-Two: Death Cab For Cutie "I Will Possess Your Heart"
Day Seventy-One: Iggy Pop "Lust For Life"
Day Seventy: Ten CC "I'm Not In Love"
Day Sixty-Nine: Triumph "Lay It On The Line"
Day Sixty-Eight: Fleetwood Mac "Silver Springs"
Day Sixty-Seven: Sorrows "I Don't Like It Like That"
Day Sixty-Six: Anathema "Internal Landscapes"
Day Sixty-Five: The Bee Gees "Nights On Broadway"
Day Sixty-Four: The Specials "Nite Klub"
Day Sixty-Three: Rasputina "Brand New Key"
Day Sixty-Two: Heart "Barracuda"
Day Sixty-One: Ringo Starr "It Don't Come Easy"
Day Sixty: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "American Girl"
Day Fifty-Nine: Charlie Sexton Sextet "Sunday Clothes"
Day Fifty-Eight: Simon & Garfunkel "Scarborough Fair"
Day Fifty-Seven: New Order "Age Of Consent"
Day Fifty-Six: The Dream Academy "Life In A Northern Town"
Day Fifty-Five: Supertramp "Hide In Your Shell"
Day Fifty-Four: Aretha Franklin "I Say A Little Prayer"
Day Fifty-Three: The Breeders "Blues At The Acropolis"
Day Fifty-Two: Holly & The Italians "Rock Against Romance"
Day Fifty-One: Prince "Little Red Corvette"
Day Fifty: Weezer "Undone--The Sweater Song"
Day Forty-Nine: The Rolling Stones "Dead Flowers"
Day Forty-Eight: Walter Egan "Magnet And Steel"
Day Forty-Seven: XTC "This World Over"
Day Forty-Six: Jill Sobule "Heroes"
Day Forty-Five: George Harrison "My Sweet Lord"
Day Forty-Four: Cheap Trick "Heaven Tonight"
Day Forty-Three: Adam Ant "Goody Two Shoes"
Day Forty-Two: Holly Cole "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"
Day Forty-One: Tom Waits "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"
Day Forty: The Jam "Town Called Malice"
Day Thirty-Nine: Atlanta Rhythm Section "I'm Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight"
Day Thirty-Eight: The Triffids "Stolen Property"
Day Thirty-Seven: Mongo Santamaria "Yeh Yeh"
Day Thirty-Six: Neil Young "Powderfinger"
Day Thirty-Five: Courtney Barnett "Sunday Roast"
Day Thirty-Four: Creedence Clearwater Revival "Fortunate Son"
Day Thirty-Three: A Flock Of Seagulls "Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)"
Day Thirty-Two: World Party "Is It Like Today"
Day Thirty-One: The Eurythmics "Seventeen Again"
Day Thirty: The Who "You Better You Bet"
Day Twenty-Nine: Lucinda Williams "Soldier's Song"
Day Twenty-Eight: The Killers "When You Were Young"
Day Twenty-Seven: The Ramones "We're A Happy Family"
Day Twenty-Six: The Motors "Love And Loneliness"
Day Twenty-Five: ABBA "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
Day Twenty-Four: Elvis Costello "How To Be Dumb"
Day Twenty-Three: Beth Hart "Thankful"
Day Twenty-Two: The Go-Go's "Forget That Day"
Day Twenty-One: The Raspberries "I Wanna Be With You"
Day Twenty: The Smiths "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish"
Day Nineteen: John Mellencamp "Rain On The Scarecrow"
Day Eighteen: INXS"What You Need"
Day Seventeen: Donnie Iris "Ah! Leah!"
Day Sixteen: The Psychedelic Furs "All Of This And Nothing"
Day Fifteen: Justin Currie "If I Ever Loved You"
Day Fourteen: Cocteau Twins "Persephone"
Day Thirteen: The Boo Radleys "Stuck On Amber"
Day Twelve: Stevie Wonder "I Wish"
Day Eleven: The Traveling Wilburys "Handle With Care"
Day Ten: Van Morrison "Wonderful Remark"
Day Nine: The Kinks "Superman"
Day Eight: Dawes "My Girl To Me"
Day Seven: The Band "The Weight"
Day Six: Blondie "Picture This"
Day Five: X "See How We Are"
Day Four: Tanya Donelly "Oh Me Of Little Faith"
Day Three: The Soul Children "Who Is She (And What Is She To You)"
Day Two: Midnight Oil "Sometimes."
Day One: Big Country "Chance."