...in 2019

24th April 2019

You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ was written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector. It was a huge hit for The Righteous Brothers in 1964. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

Here are four songs from my recent John Hiatt blitz. Hope you like Feels Like Rain, Drive South, Is Anybody There? and the wonderful Trudy and Dave, all from Hiatt’s 1988 album, Slow Turning.

19th April 2019

This Is A Call is a Dave Grohl song that was the debut single from the 1995 debut album by the Foo Fighters.

About A Girl, was written by Kurt Cobain and released on Nirvana’s debut album, Bleach. Verse Chorus Verse was Kurt Cobain’s little joke about the structure of Nirvana songs. It was featured on a 1993 compilation album for an AIDS benefit. Check them all out in Odd Ditties!

12th April 2019

Soho Square, written by Kirsty MacColl featured on her 1993 album Titanic Days. Check it out on the Kirsty MacColl page!

You Can’t Always Get What You Want, was written by Jagger/Richards, and featured on the Rolling Stones’ 1969 album, Let It Bleed. Check it out on the Mick Jagger & Keith Richards page!

5th April 2019

The River Knows Your Name, and Native Son, written by John Hiatt, were both released on his 1995 album,  Walk On. Check it out on the John Hiatt page!

Invisible Riverside, written by Ryan Adams from the album, Ashes & Fire. Check it out on the Ryan Adams page!

30th March 2019

Carolina Rain, from the 2005 album, 29, and Oh, My Sweet Carolina, from the 2000 album, Heartbreaker, were both written and performed by Ryan Adams. Check them both out on the Ryan Adams page.

24th March 2019

Mr Blue Sky, written by Jeff Lynne, is a song by the Electric Light Orchestra and featured on their 1977 album, Out of the Blue.

At Seventeen, written by Janis Ian from the 1975 album Between The Lines. Check them both out out in Odd Ditties!

15th March 2019

10538 Overture, released in in 1972, was the first single by The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). Written by Jeff Lynne, it was intended to be the B-side to a single by The Move, Lynne’s previous band but, after cello parts were added, it became a song for the ELO. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

8th March 2016

20th Call of the Day, was written by Ryan Adams for the 2018 film Juliet, Naked. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

2nd March 2019

Blue Hotel, written by Neil Finn for his mate, Jimmy Barnes, was released on Barnes’s 2007 album, Out of the Blue. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

25th February 2019

The Last Time, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards was released as a single in 1965. Check it out on the Jagger/Richards page!

We’re In Trouble was written by American singer-songwriter Bill Patton for the Juliet, Naked soundtrack. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

18th February 2019

Stand By Me was written by Noel Gallagher and featured on Oasis’s 1997 album, Be Here Now.

I Know Annie was written by Nathan Larson for the soundtrack of the 2018 film, Juliet, Naked. Check them both out in Odd Ditties!

15th February 2019

LAX, written by American singer-songwriter Conor Oberst for the soundtrack of the 2018 film, Juliet, Naked. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

Handle With Care was written by George Harrison but credited to all the Wilburys. It was the lead track on the Traveling Wilbury’s Vol 1 (1988). Check it out on the George Harrison page!

9th February 2019

Play With Fire is a song by The Rolling Stones originally released as the B-side to The Last Time The song is credited to Nanker Phelge, a pseudonym used when tracks were composed by the entire band, although here Jagger and Richards are the only Stones to appear on the track. Check it out on the Jagger/Richards page

1st February 2019

Queen’s bassist John Deacon could also write some cool songs e.g. You’re My Best Friend on the album, A Night At The Opera and Spread Your Wings on the album News Of The World. The song Another One Bites The Dust (another Deacon composition) was also one of Queen’s biggest hits.

The Miracle, released on the 1989 of the same name was a co-write  with Freddie Mercury and John Deacon. Check them out on the Freddy Mercury page!

23rd January 2019

When You Were Mine, written by Prince, was released on the 1980 album, Dirty Mind. Check it out on the Prince page!

Funny How Time Just Slips Away, written by Willie Nelson, was first released as a single by country singer Billy Walker in 1961. It would appear on Nelson’s debut year album the following year.Check it out on the Willie Nelson page!

17th January 2019

One Way or Another was written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison was released on Blondie’s 1979 album Parallel Lines. Check it out on the Blondie page!

(The) Midnight Special is a traditional folk song thought to have originated among prisoners in the American South. The first documented instance (the lyrics) was found in 1905. The song has been covered by many artists but is here arranged by John Fogerty for Creedence Clearwater Revival. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

10th January 2019

Bell-bottomed Blues, written by Eric Clapton, is from the 1971 album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominoes. Check it out on the Eric Clapton page!

Brick, written by Ben Folds and Darren Jessee, 1997 album Whatever and Ever Amen, by The Ben Folds Five. Check it out on the Ben Folds page!

4th January 2019

Kate, written by Ben Folds, Darren Jessee and Anna Goodman and Missing The War, written by Ben Folds, were both released on the 1997 album, Whatever and Ever Amen. Check them out on the new Ben Folds page!

When A Man Loves A Woman, written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew White, was first recorded by Percy Sledge in 1966. Check it out in Odd Ditties!

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