25th August 2019
Right Place Wrong Time was written by Mac Rebbenack (aka Dr John) and was released as a single from his 1973 album, In The Right Place. Check it out in Odd Ditties!
Gravity and One Sweet Love were written by Sara Bareilles, and were released on her 2007 album, Little Voice. Check them out on the brand-new Sara Bareilles page!
18th August 2019
Keep Passing The Open Windows was written by Freddie Mercury and taken from Queen’s 1984 album The Works. A cool song that you might check out on the Freddie Mercury page!
Body and Soul was written by Paul Buchanan, and performed by his band, The Blue Nile. It was released on their 1996 album, Peace At Last, Check it out in Odd Ditties!
13th August 2019
Breath was written by Hadas Hechter and Roi Peled and first performed, in 2018, by their band Safe Bond 2018.
Will You Still Love Me, written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and originally recorded by The Shirelles who had a #1 hit with it. Carole King later recorded it herself for her album Tapestry.
Check them both out in Odd Ditties!
8th August 2019
Man Eater, written by Sara Allen, Daryl Hall and John Oates from the 1982 album, H2O. It reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Check it out on the Daryl Hall & John Oates page.
Lucky Now, a Ryan Adams song, is from the 2011 album, Ashes & Fire. Used in the 2017 film Juliet, Naked. Check it out on the Ryan Adams page!
Don’t Give Up, written by Peter Gabriel and performed by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. From Peter’s 1986 album, So. Check it out in Odd Ditties!
31st July 2019
She’s Gone 1973, written by Daryl Hall and John Oates from the 1973 album, Abandoned Luncheonette. Released as a single the following year. Check it out on the Daryl Hall & John Oates page
The Tracks of My Tears, written by Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore and Marv Tarplin, and performed by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. Check it out in Odd Ditties!
23rd July 2019
Sara Smile, from 1976, was written by Daryl Hall & John Oates about Hall’s then-girlfriend Sara Allen. Say It Isn’t So, written by Daryl Hall featured on the 1983 compilation album, Rock ‘n’ Soul Part 1. Check them out on the Daryl Hall & John Oates page!
Family Man, written by Mike Oldfield, Tim Cross, Rick Fenn, Mike Frye, Morris David Brough Pert and Maggie Reilly was a hit for Oldfield with Maggie Reilly in 1982 and was featured on Oldfield’s 1982 album, Five Miles Out. It would be covered by Hall & Oates the following year, when it reached #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and would feature on the 1982 album, H2O. Check it out in Odd Ditties!
17th July 2019
One Vision is a Roger Taylor song that was performed by Queen and released on their 1986 album, A Kind of Magic. Check it out on the Freddie Mercury page!
Valerie was written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings and was released on Winwood’s 1982 solo album, Talking Back to the Night. Check it out in Odd Ditties!
You Make My Dreams, written by Sara Allen, Daryl Hall and John Oates was featured on the 1980 album, Voices by Hall & Oates. Check it out on the Hall & Oates page!
11th July 2019
Two John Hiatt songs for your playing pleasure... Here are Window on the World, from his 2003 album Beneath This Gruff Exterior, and Perfectly Good Guitar from his 1993 album of the same name. Check them both out on the John Hiatt page!
Here, too, is Insider, written by Tom Petty from his 1981 album Hard Promises. Check it out on the Tom Petty page.
4th July 2019
Two Lianne La Havas songs from her 2016 album Blood. Here are Unstoppable and Tokyo. Check them out on the Lianne La Havas page.
Juliet, was written by Nathan Larson for the 2018 film Juliet, Naked. Check it out in Odd Ditties!
27th June 2019
Every Time You Go Away, written by Daryl Hall appeared on H&O’s 1980 album Voices, but was never released as a single. It was made famous by Paul Young’s cover which was a giga-hit for him in 1985. The Hall and Oates original appeared on their album Voices. Check it out on the Daryl Hall & John Oates page!
21st June 2019
Written by Tom Petty for his friend Stevie Nicks, I Will Run To You was released on her 1983 solo album Wild Heart. Check it out on the Tom Petty page!
Out Of Touch, written by Daryl Hall and John Oates, and is featured on the 1984 album Bim Bam Boom. Check it out on the Daryl Hall & John Oates page!
14th June 2019
Tennessee Plates was written by John Hiatt & Mike Porter, and was released on Hiatt’s 1988 album, Slow Turning. Check it out on the John Hiatt page.
Landslide was written by Stevie Nicks and was released on Fleetwood Mac’s eponymous 1975 album. Check it out on the Fleetwood Mac page!
7th June 2019
First to Feel Like This was written by Jay Clifford and featured on the 2006 album, Between The Glow And The Light by Jump, Little Children. Check it out on the Jay Clifford page.
Higher Love, written by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings. featured on Winwood’s 1986 solo album, Back in the High Life. Check it out in Odd Ditties!
1st June 2019
Winter Light, written by Tim Finn, was released as a single from his 2006 album Imaginary Kingdom. It was also used in the soundtrack to the 2005 film The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Check it out on the Tim Finn page.
Sometime Other Than Now, Icy Blue Heart and Georgia Rae are three songs from John Hiatt’s 1988 album, Slow Turning. Check them out on the John Hiatt page.
23rd May 2019
Hold My Hand, written by Mark Bryan, Dean Feber, Darius Rucker and Jim Sonefeld, was the debut single from Hootie and the Blow Fish’s 1994 debut album Cracked Rear View. Check it out in Odd Ditties!
The Tiki Bar Is Open, written by John Hiatt was taken from the 2001 album of the same name. Check it out on the John Hiatt page.
17th May 2019
Tim Finn released Winter Light on his 2006 album, Imaginary Kingdom. It was used in the soundtrack to the 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Check it out on the Tim Finn page!
Crossing Muddy Waters and What Do We Do Now? were both written by John Hiatt and released on his 2000 album Crossing Muddy Waters. Check them out on the John Hiatt page.
11th May 2019
Sexuality was written by Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr and appeared on Bragg’s 1991 album, Don’t Try This At Home. Check it out in Odd Ditties!
Hey, Bulldog was written by John Lennon, but credited to Lennon & McCartney. It would appear on The Beatles’ 1969 album, Yellow Submarine. Check it out on the Lennon & McCartney page!
1st May 2019
Some songs from John Hiatt’s 1987 album, Bring The Family. Here are Your Dad Did, Thank You, Girl, Lipstick Sunset, Memphis In the Meantime and Have A Little Faith In Me. Check them out on the John Hiatt page!
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!