...in 2018

21st July 2018

Our House, written by Graham Nash for his girlfriend Joni Mitchell (on her piano) was released on the 1970 album, Déjà Vu, by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

Woodstock, written by Joni Mitchell, was released on her 1970 album, Ladies of the Canyon, also covered by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on their 1970 album Déjà Vu.

14th July 2018

The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes and (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding, were both written by Elvis Costello and featured on his 1977 album, My Aim Is True. Check them out on the Elvis Costello page!

6th July 2018

Don’t Tell Noah and I Ain’t Got Nothin’, were both written by Buddy Cannon and Willie Nelson, were released on Willie Nelson’s 2018 album, Last Man Standing. Check them out on the Willie Nelson page!

1st July 2018

Fields Are Full of Your Kind and Burnt Out Tree are two studio demos recorded for Crowded House’s 1990 album, Woodface but which didn’t make the cut. They are found as bonus tracks on the 2016 re-issue of the album. Check them out on the Crowded House page!

24th June 2018

Here are two songs from Elvis Costello’s 1989 album Spike. Veronica was written by Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney. And God’s Comic, written by Elvis Costello. Check them both out on the Elvis Costello page!

17th June 2018

L’encre de tes yeux, was written by Francis Cabral and featured on his 1980 album Fragile.

A Thousand Years was released on the soundtrack to the 2011 film Twilight Saga (Breaking Dawn Part 1), written by Christina Perri and David Hodges. Check them both out in Odd Ditties!

12th June 2018

Last Man Standing, Me and You and Ready To Roar were all written by Buddy Cannon and Willie Nelson and released on Willie Nelson’s 2018 album, Last Man Standing. Check them out the Willie Nelson page!

8th June 2018

Love on a Farm-boy’s Wages was written by Andy Partridge for his band XTC. It was written in the aftermath of the cancelled English Settlement tour and featured on XTC’s 1983 album, Mummer.

Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me), also written by Andy Partridge, was released on XTC’s 1980 album, Black Sea. Check them both out on the XTC page!

28th May 2018

Does Anyone Here Understand My Girlfriend? is a classic Paul Hester song, that was originally played by The Mullanes (the pre-cursor band to Crowded House). It was recorded as a studio demo for Crowded House’s eponymous 1986 debut album but didn’t make the cut. Check it out on the Crowded House page!

The Light and Older and Taller, were both written by Regina Spektor, and are from her 2016 album Remember Us To Life. Check them out on the Regina Spektor page

22nd May 2018

Zombie, written by Dolores O’Riordan, and Ode To My Family, written by Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan, were featured on the mega-selling 1994 album No Need To Argue by The Cranberries. Check them out on the Dolores O’Riordan page.

18th May 2018

Three songs recorded as demos for Crowded House’s 2007 album Time On Earth but which were never used. It is an indicator to how strong the songs were on that album, when these three gems didn’t make the cut. Here are Purple Light, Distance Across and Here’s A Note. Check them out on the Crowded House page!

11th May 2018

Roll To Me, written by Justin Currie, featured on Del Amitri’s 1995 album Twisted.

We Gotta Get Out of This Place, written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, was a 1965 hit for The Animals. Check them both out in Odd Ditties!

6th May 2018

Don’t Bring Me Down, written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King was a 1966 hit for The Animals.

It’s My Life, written by Roger Atkins and Carl D’Errico was a 1965 hit for The Animals. Check them both out in Odd Ditties!

1st May 2018

From the 2016 re-issue of Crowded House’s 1986 debut album comes a lot of bonus material: home demos, studio demos and live unreleased tracks, some dating from The Mullanes time, the forerunner band to CH.

Grabbing By The Handful was a live track recorded at a Mullanes’ gig. Walking on the Pier was recorded by Crowded House for possible inclusion on their eponymous 1986 debut album but didn’t make the cut. Check them both out on the Crowded House page!

23rd April 2018

Heaven Is a Place on Earth, written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley, was a huge hit for Belinda Carlisle and was released on her 1987 album Heaven on Earth.

Whiskey In The Jar, is a traditional Irish folk song whose author has been lost in the mists of time. It has been covered by everyone from The Dubliners to The Grateful Dead. Check them both out in Odd Ditties!

15th April 2018

Sunday was written by Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan for The Cranberries. This was featured on their 1993 debut album Everbody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? Check them out on the Dolores O’Riordan page.

May This Be Love, written by Jimi Hendrix, was released on his debut album Are You Experienced (UK version). It was famously covered by Emmylou Harris and released on her 1995 album Wrecking Ball. Check it out on the Jimi Hendrix page!

9th April 2018

Linger and Dreams were written by Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan for The Cranberries. This was featured on their 1993 debut album Everbody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? Check them out on the Dolores O’Riordan page.

Man in the Mirror was written by Glenn Ballard and Siedah Garrett, and was released by Michael Jackson on his 1988 album, Bad. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

2nd April 2018

Dakota, written by Kelly Jones, was a huge hit for The Stereophonics in 2005. It featured on their album, Language. Sex. Violence. Other?

Abraham, Martin and John, written by David Holler was originally released on Dion’s 1968 album, Daddy Rollin' (In Your Arms). It was famously covered by Marvin Gaye and featured on Marvin’s 1970 album, That's The Way Love Is.

Check them both out in Odd Ditties!

25th March 2018

You Got Lucky, written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell was on the 1982 album Long After Dark. Check it out on the Tom Petty page!

La Vie en Rose, written by Edith Grisson. Covered by Grace Jones on her 1985 album Island Life. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

19th March 2018

Refugee and Here Comes My Girl, written by Tom Petty, were on the 1979 album Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Check them all out on the Tom Petty page!

I Gotta Feeling was credited to all members of The Black-Eyed Peas, and was produced by French DJ David Guetta, It was a huge global hit for them and featured on their 2009 album, The E.N.D. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

13th March 2018

I Need To Know and Listen To Her Heart, both written by Tom Petty, were released on the 1978 album You’re Gonna Get It.

Mary Jane’s Last Dance, written by Tom Petty, is from the 1993 album Greatest Hits. Check them all out on the Tom Petty page!

6th March 2018

Southern Accents, one of my favourite Petty songs, and Don’t Come Around Here No More, written by Tom Petty are both found on Tom’s 1985 album Southern Accents. Check it out on the Tom Petty page!

Englishman in New York, written by Sting, featured on the 1988 album, ...Nothing Like The Sun. (Always thought this was an unusually crappy name for an album, especially with that initial ellipsis). But he always was a poseur incroyable. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

28th February 2018

These Are The Days Of Our Lives was written by Roger Taylor, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and John Deacon. It featured on Queen’s 1991 album Innuendo.

Something More, Underwater and Ambrosia, written by Elizabeth Ziman, are featured on the 2017 album Keepsake by Elizabeth and the Catapult.

5th February 2018

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around was written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell for Stevie Nicks. It would appear on her 1981 solo album Bella Donna.

A Woman In Love (But It’s Not Me), written by Tom Petty. From the 1981 album Hard Promises. Check them both out on the Tom Petty page!

Then we have Crazy Little Thing Called Love, that was written by Freddie Mercury (on the guitar, which he “can’t play for nuts.”), and was featured on Queen’s 1979 album, The Game.

31st January 2018

Runnin’ Down A Dream, Free Fallin’ and I Won’t Back Down, written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, are from Tom’s debut solo album Full Moon Fever. Check them out on the Tom Petty page!

26th January 2018

Radio Ga Ga, written by Roger Taylor from Queen’s 1984 album The Works. Check it out on the Freddy Mercury page!

Learning To Fly, was written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne for the 1991 album Into Into The Great Wide Open. Check it out on the Tom Petty page!

20th January 2018

Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands, written by Elliott Smith, from his 1998 album XO. Check them it on the Elliott Smith page.

Breakdown and American Girl were written by Tom Petty, for the album, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1976). Check them out on the Tom Petty page!

15th January 2018

A Kind Of Magic, written by Roger Taylor, is from Queen’s 1986 album of the same name. I only have one page for Queen songs and that’s the Freddie Mercury page. Have a look there for this song.

Waltz #2 (XO) and Baby Blue, w

ere both written by Elliott Smith, and are from his 1998 album XO. Check them out on the Elliott Smith page.

8th January 2018

Under Pressure was written by Queen and David Bowie from a studio jam. The song was credited to the whole band, although Mercury was responsible for much of the song and Bowie, for the lyrical content. It was released on Queen’s 1981 album, Hot Space

Somebody to Love, written by Freddie Mercury, featured on their 1976 album A Day At The Races. Check them both out on the Freddy Mercury page!

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