Review Summary of Listening,

Music 109, Post-Midterm

COLLECTION 2 (remaining selections after midterm)


10. "Good Day Sunshine" (Lennon & McCartney) The Beatles [1966] - characteristic of early Beatles sound

11. "Eleanor Rigby" (Lennon & McCartney) The Beatles [1966] - changing approach to lyrics and tone of song

12. "Love to You" (Harrison) The Beatles [1966] - influence of music of India: instrumentation includes sitar, tabla

13. "You are my Sunshine" Ray Charles & the Raelets [1963] - the earliest soul man, gospel approach to a country favorite

14. "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You)" (R. Shannon) Aretha Franklin [1967] - the definitive female soul singer of the Sixties, and one of the most influential voices in all American popular music

15. "When A Man Loves a Woman" (C. Lewis/A. Wright) Percy Sledge [1966] - early soul

16. "On Broadway" (Lieber and Stoller) The Drifters, Rudy Lewis lead vocal [ 1963 ] - male quartet bringing gospel-styled vocals to secular material to create soul

17. "I've got the Feelin'" James Brown [1968] - soul with a new edge; dispensed with conventional verse and chorus song structure, distilled his material to its rhythmic essence; proto-funk

18. "No One to Depend On" Santana [c. 1970] - fusion of rock with Afro-Latin polyrhythms

19. "Stayin' Alive" (B., R. & M. Gibb) The Bee Gees [1977] - disco success story; music created for the hit movie Stayin' Alive

20. "Garden Party" Ricky Nelson [1972*] - later development of 1950s teen idol; country rock

21. "Diana" Paul Anka [1957] pop rock from one of the most successful singer/songwriters in the early Brill Building group 

22. "Day-in-Day Out" Nat King Cole [1961] - one of the early crooners and song stylists

23. "Stardust" Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey Band [1940] - sweet swing with the smooth song stylings of Ol' Blue Eyes

24. "Whole Lotta Loving" Fats Domino [1958] - New Orleans rock and roll pioneer

25. "Ball and Chain" Poison [1990] - lite metal sound, glam rock image




1. Moody Blues: "Nights in White Satin" from Days of Future Past [1968] - English art rock; classical influence, psychedelic-inflections; concept album

2. Stevie Wonder: "Isn't She Lovely" [1976*] - from his best selling album Songs in the Key of Life and evidence of Wonder's skill with synthesizers, inventive style, and funk.

3. Pink Floyd: "Money" (Roger Waters) from Dark Side of the Moon [1973] - British acid rock sound; themes of bleak vision

4. Pink Floyd: Part 1 from The Wall - "Just bricks in the wall..." [1979] - concept album, studio technology, freedom from conventional pop song format; elaborate stage shows

5. Pink Floyd: Part 2 from The Wall - "We don't need no education..." [1979]

6. Pink Floyd: Part 3 from The Wall - "I don't need no arms around me..." [1979]

7. The Beatles: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (parts 1 & 2) [1967] - arguably the first concept album, paved the way for many trends including psychedelic rock, art rock, a lexicon of pop and electronic noises; studio production over live performance

8. The Beatles: "A Little Help from My Friends" [1967]

9. The Beatles: "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - (reprise)" [1967]

10. The Beatles: "A Day in the Life" [1967] - one of several songs that fans combed for hidden meanings

11. James Taylor: "Sweet Baby James" [1970] - exemplar of soft rock from a male perspective

12. James Taylor: "Lip on Me" [1970]

13. James Taylor: "Fire and Rain" [1970] - pop composition with folk feel; #3 hit in Nov. 1970

14. Carole King: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" [1970] - singer/songwriter; soft rock

15. Carole King: "You've Got a Friend" [1968*] - the much covered favorite, sung by the composer; re-released on her multimillion selling album Tapestry [1971]




1. Bruce Springsteen: "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" [1973] - singer/songwriter with hard rock intensity; showstopper from The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle

2. Bruce Springsteen: "Born to Run" [1975] - Springsteen's first hit single

3. Bob Dylan: "Maggie's Farm" [1965] - Dylan's electric debut; transformation of folk revival to rock

4. Bob Dylan: "Lay Lady Lay" [1969] - a later, mellow-voiced, country style

5. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" [1972] - a country rock band (started as country first then developed a rock sound and profile); recorded after a historic meeting with country greats Roy Acuff, Earl Scruggs, and the singer most associated with this song, Maybelle Carter)

6. Eagles: "Hotel California" [1976] - "the epitome of commercial Southern California rock in the 1970s" [Rolling Stone], combined country-like vocal harmonies with hard rock guitars; from their third consecutive #1 album.

7. Eagles: "Doolin Dalton" [1973]

8. Allman Brothers Band: "Midnight Rider" [1970] - the quintessential Southern boogie band, blending blues, R&B, country and gospel into a jam-oriented style

9. Allman Brothers Band: "Ramblin Man" [1973] - the band's first and biggest single hit

10. Mott the Hoople: "All the Young Dudes" [1972] (composed and produced by David Bowie )- English band with an early debt to Bob Dylan, this number became a hit in the U.S. and was a signature piece for glitter rock and an anthem for the gay dance crowd

11. David Bowie: "It Ain't Easy" [1972] - from the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars; early glam rock; androgynous profile

12. Heart Breakers: "Chinese Rocks" [1979] - bridge to punk; led by Johnny Thunders of the NY Dolls; fast and furious update of sneering two-guitar style reminiscent of Rolling Stones

13. Led Zeppelin: "Good Times, Bad Times" [1969] - heavy metal pioneer; rock as sculpted noise

14. Led Zeppelin: "Stairway to Heaven" [1971] - a song that builds from folk-baroque acoustic setting to a screaming electric thunder




1. Ramones: "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" from Rocket to Russia [1977] - NY punk pioneers; simple, fast songs; this selection indicates the groups debt to surf rock and 60s bubblegum pop

2. Television: "See No Evil" [1977] - anti-commercial rock art rock with punk sensibilities and more; merged influences from experimental jazz, impressionist music, and the Rolling Stones; known for interaction between lead and rhythm guitar, and long jams.

3. Sex Pistols: "Anarchy in the UK" [1977] - 70s shock rock; the most widely known punk band

4. The Clash: "I'm So Bored of the USA" [1977] - punk with a political directive; rebels with a cause (perf. Benefit concerts for Rock against Racism)

5. The Clash: "The Guns of Brixton" -raw, angry British punk with a social and aesthetic agenda.

6. Elvis Costello: "Watching the Detectives" [1977] - combined the literary approach of Dylan and Van Morrison with raw energy and rude nature of punk,

7. Elvis Costello: "Pump it Up" [1978] - singer/songwriter with punk energy and irreverence

8. Elvis Costello: "Beyond Belief" [1982] - post-punk sophistication; new wave style reflects more diverse influences

9. Police: "Every Breath You Take" [1983] - the monster hit from the Sting's eclectic post-punk band which drew influences of funk, minimalism, Arab, Indian, and African music with a classic sense of compositional form.

10. Blondie: "The Tide is High" [1980] - punk influenced new wave cover of a reggae tune; #1 hit in 1980.

11. Donna Summer: "Love to Love You Baby" [1975] - smash disco hit, by the most celebrated disco artist of the era; labeled "orgasmic" the 17 minute hit topped disco, pop, and R&B charts in 1975

12. Supremes: "You Can't Hurry Love" [1966] - Motown's legendary girl group

13. Supremes: "Stop!, In the Name of Love" [1965] - this pop/rock/soul hit simultaneously topped the pop charts, and was #2 on the R&B charts in 1965.

14. Supremes: "Where did Our Love Go?" [1964] - their first #1 hit

15. Prince: "LittleRed Corvette" from 1999 [1982] - keyboard-dominated Minneapolis sound mixing rock, pop, and funk elements; Prince plays all the instruments himself, and produced this album, like his other first five, by himself; the video of this number was one of the first by a black artist to appear on MTV.

16. Prince: "Sign @ the Times" [1987] - with his new band featuring Sheila E. on drums




1. "The Tears of a Clown" (1970} Smokey Robinson and the Miracles [Robinson/Wonder/Crosby] - Motown's premier singer/songwriter

2. Mama Told Me (Not to Come) (1970} Three Dog Night [Newman] - one of the most popular bands of the late Sixties early Seventies; pop rock, singles-oriented sound with soul-influences.

3. "I Want You Back" (1970} Jackson 5 [Perren/Mizell/Richards/Gordy] -

4. "Joy to the World" (1971} Three Dog Night - one of the most popular bands in America during the late sixties and early seventies, singles-oriented, soul-influenced, mainstream rock with a pop appeal.

5. "Family Affair" (1971} Sly and the Family Stone [Stewart] - this late Sixities early Seventies group fused pop, rock, and soul into a psychedelic blend that appealed to black and white listeners

6. "Nights in White Satin (1972} Moody Blues [Hayward] - concept album, art rock

7. "Let it Bleed" (1969} Rolling Stones - a sardonic reply to the Beatle's soon-to-be-released "Let it Be"

8. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (1969) Rolling Stones - definitive, defiant, blues-based rock.

9. "Time Machine" (1982) Black Sabbath [Geezer Butler/Ronnie James Dio/Tonny Ionmi] - the heavy metal king of the 1970s

10. "Foxy Lady" (1967) Jimi Hendrix [Hendrix] - one of the most innovative and mist influential of all rock guitarists

11. "Feed My Frankenstein" (1991) Alice Cooper - the Phoenix-based band who pioneered shock-rock theatrics;

12. "Lovin' Your Lovin'" (1976?) Eric Clapton - one of rock's most versatile blues-based guitarists

13. "The Attack of the Giant Ants (1976) Blondie [Chris Stein] -

14. "One Hundred Punks" (1978) Generation X [Idol/James]

15. " Blackhearted Woman" (1972) Arrowsmith [Allman]

16. "Luckenbach, Texas" (1977) Waylon Jennings [w/ Willie Nelson] - rock influenced country

17. "18th Ave. (Kansas City Nightmare)" (1972) Cat Stevens [Cat Stevens] - popular Seventies soft rock singer/songwriter

18. "Rockit" from Future Shock (1983) Herbie Hancock [H. Hancock: - Fairlight CMI, Rhodes Chroma, Sennheiser Vocoder, Clavitar, Dr. Click Rhythm Controller E-mu 4060 Digital Keyboard; Michael Beinhorn - keyboards; Daniel Ponce - bata drums] - dance mix of funk rhythms and hip-hop scratching featuring keyboardist and jazz legend, Herbie Handcock, as well as Afro-Cuban drummer Daniel Ponce.

19. "Wishing Well" (1970) Procol Harum [Keith Reid/Matthew Fisher] - an early British classical rock band

20. "Ain't Nothin' But a She Thing" (1995) Salt 'n' Pepa - female rappers, Sandy "Pepa" Denton and Cheryl "Salt" James, one of the first rap groups to cross over to the pop charts

21. "Like A Virgin" (1984 ) Madonna - America's most controversial and media savvy pop star in the past decade; selling more than seven-million copies, this release established Madonna as a superstar.

22. "The Myth of Fingertips" from Graceland (1986) Paul Simon (and Los Lobos) - the Sixties singer/songwriter's world beat transformation of pop rock, this track features the Chicano rock appeal of Los Lobos from East L.A.

23. "Cosita Seria" (1996) Aterciopelados -- contemporary alternative rock from Colombia featuring singer Andrea Echevarry.