|Pandemic Panoply: The Full (albeit incomplete) List of 365 Artists/Songs A Day
Out of the despair and boredom at the beginning of the Coronavirus, I had an ambitious project of 365 days of different artists captured in one fantastic song each. It was a project aborted about a third of the way in. When the writing came easily, I was having a blast. When it didn't, it was onerous. However, in April 2022, almost exactly two years from my first installment, I have decided to return to this list, just not committing to it daily.
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.
Because of the hiatus, I have gone in and double-checked all links, but given the nature of YouTube, I apologize for any dead YouTube links in these.
Day One Hundred Eighty-Five: Greg Hawkes "Block Party"
Day One Hundred Eighty-Four: Don Henley "The Heart Of The Matter"
Day One Hundred Eighty-Three: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones "The Impression That I Get"
Day One Hundred Eighty-Two: Tears For Fears "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
Day One Hundred Eighty-One: Erin McKeown "You Were Right About Everything"
Day One Hundred Eighty: Bobby Darin "Mack The Knife"
Day One Hundred Seventy-Nine: The Jayhawks "Gonna Be A Darkness"
Day One Hundred Seventy-Eight: Blue Öyster Cult "Death Valley Nights"
Day One Hundred Seventy-Seven: Young The Giant "God Made Man"
Day One Hundred Seventy-Six: Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler "Yakety Axe"
Day One Hundred Seventy-Five: 63 Eyes "Never Alone"
Day One Hundred Seventy-Four: Uriah Heep "Rock 'n Roll Medley"
Day One Hundred Seventy-Three: The Swimming Pool Q's "Some New Highway"
Day One Hundred Seventy-Two: Ben Folds Five "Song For The Dumped"
Day One Hundred Seventy-One: Ray Charles & Willie Nelson "It Was A Very Good Year"
Day One Hundred Seventy: Rod Stewart "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Day One Hundred Sixty-Nine: Paul Simon "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes"
Day One Hundred Sixty-Eight: The Beach Boys "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"
Day One Hundred Sixty-Seven: Richard Hell & The Voidoids "Blank Generation"
Day One Hundred Sixty-Six: Modern English "I Melt With You"
Day One Hundred Sixty-Five: Amy Winehouse "Back To Black"
Day One Hundred Sixty-Four: Bob Dylan "Brownsville Girl"
Day One Hundred Sixty-Three: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles "The Tracks Of My Tears"
Day One Hundred Sixty-Two: The Blue Aeroplanes "The Applicant"
Day One Hundred Sixty-One: Morphine "Cure For Pain"
Day One Hundred Sixty: The Beatles "Old Brown Shoe"
Day One Hundred Fifty-Nine: The Knack "Let Me Out"
Day One Hundred Fifty-Eight: Natalie Maines "Take It On Faith"
Day One Hundred Fifty-Seven: Tim Booth "Monkey God"
Day One Hundred Fifty-Six: Sinead O'Connor "Black Boys On Mopeds"
Day One Hundred Fifty-Five: Alice Cooper "School's Out"
Day One Hundred Fifty-Four: Tones On Tail "Twist"
Day One Hundred Fifty-Three: Tom Lehrer "Be Prepared"
Day One Hundred Fifty-Two: Sheryl Crow "A Change Would Do You Good"
Day One Hundred Fifty-One: The Godfathers "Love Is Dead"
Day One Hundred Fifty: Belly "Suffer The Fools"
Day One Hundred Forty-Nine: Queen "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Day One Hundred Forty-Eight: The Inspirational Choir Of The Pentecostal First Born Church Of The Lord "Pick Me Up"
Day One Hundred Forty-Seven: Nine Inch Nails "Every Day Is Exactly The Same"
Day One Hundred Forty-Six: Yvonne Elliman "Everything's Alright"
Day One Hundred Forty-Five: Nick Lowe "American Squirm"
Day One Hundred Forty-Four: Tom Jones "Delilah"
Day One Hundred Forty-Three: Dr. Dog "The Rabbit, The Bat, And The Reindeer"
Day One Hundred Forty-Two: The Cure "Disintegration"
Day One Hundred Forty-One: The Tragically Hip "Fifty Mission Cap"
Day One Hundred Forty: Jill Sobule & John Doe "Never My Love"
Day One Hundred Thirty-Nine: Boston "More Than A Feeling"
Day One Hundred Thirty-Eight: Pat Benatar "Shadows Of The Night"
Day One Hundred Thirty-Seven: Soul Asylum "Runaway Train"
Day One Hundred Thirty-Six: Joe Jackson "I'm The Man"
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."