Friday, April 25, 2014

Story Songs - V: Video Killed the Radio Star




Methinks this list needs a little light-hearted fun. So, I give you...the tragic tale of the poor, doomed radio star. Did you know this was the first music video shown on MTV?!! And, since I'm an 80s girl, I love it of course! It always makes me smile and think of The Wedding Singer.

Video Killed the Radio Star


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Story Songs - U: Underwood, Carrie

 

Powerful vocals, powerful lyrics. This lady has 'em both. Carrie Underwood has a number of songs that could fall in the "Story Song" category, but these are a few of my favorites:

Just a Dream



How Great Thou Art


She breathes so much life into this classic hymn! It's well worth a listen.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Story Songs - T: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is flat-out amazing! Their entire albums are created to tell stories. You've probably heard me go on and on about them around Christmas, but it's as true in April as ever. This is what rock ballads are supposed to sound like!

You should definitely check out all their albums here, but below is one of my all-time favorites.

TSO: Old City Bar

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Story Songs - S: Skin

 

**Public Service Announcement: 
Please take this complementary box of tissues, 
because you will need it for today's post.**

Skin gets me on the last verse EVERY TIME.

Skin: Rascal Flatts

Monday, April 21, 2014

Story Songs - R: Right Side of Wrong

 

Probably my favorite story song on the entire list because I am a die-hard Bon Jovi fan! This is yet another musical saga of good-hearted people winding up on the wrong side of the law (I'm sensing a theme here. Why does that keep happening?! Maybe I should have titled this the A-to-Z of musical crimes gone wrong!)

Right Side of Wrong: Bon Jovi

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Story Songs - Q: Queen

 

Nobody does stadium rock opera quite like Queen. From Freddie Mercury's screaming vocals to zany yet brilliant lyrics, they've given us epic ballads loved by steering wheel singers the world over. And, of course, the outfits and hairstyles are a story all their own.

So, grab your fake microphone. Here we go!

We Are the Champions



Somebody to Love



Under Pressure


Friday, April 18, 2014

Story Songs - P: Playboys of the Southwestern World

 

We're sticking with our Blake Shelton kick! Here's another funny story song about best friends - one of his first - "Playboys of the Southwestern World."

Playboys of the Southwestern World: Blake Shelton




And, in case anyone was still in doubt that I was a country music fan, who could overlook Willie and Merle's great ballad of Pancho and Lefty?

Pancho and Lefty: Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard