David Fleming
It's All Academic   www.davidflemingsite.com   
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. 

If you are stumbling upon these days after the series ended, I apologize for what are probably dead YouTube links in some of these.


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."