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Leiko
12-01-2008, 11:40 PM
I'm in charge of the stereo whenever I'm in the car with my best friend, so I make 26 song mixes that use one song from each letter of the alphabet while following a theme, like musicals, angry girl music, weird boy music (Neil Cicierega, Jonathan Coulton, the like), or rock in general. It's an easy way to sort songs, and is just predictable enough to be a dependable source of car music.

I used to try to keep every song new from mix to mix. I've found that I can't. I've only got 7 songs that start with Q, 4 that start with X, and 5 that start with Z*. Even with about 57 songs that start with J and 47 that start with K, those letters are problematic too. We've listened to the Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' cover of Jolene about a bajillion times, not to mention the Mitch Hedberg track "X"- which isn't even a song, but is much better than Xanadu, one of the other options, and less irritating to other passengers, which the Xena theme can be.

So- do you know any really great songs, preferably with lyrics in English (French, German, and Japanese could be fun too)? If they're available free online legally, that's extra great, but I'm willing to buy anything that starts with a Q or an X.

*Six if you count "Zed's Dead, Baby [Skit]/Bullwinkle, Pt. 2," but I don't.

Peter Morris
12-01-2008, 11:53 PM
didn't read the OP

Thudlow Boink
12-02-2008, 12:01 AM
The first song I could think of starting with X: "XTC vs. Adam Ant" by They Might Be Giants.

...starting with Q: "Question" by The Moody Blues

...starting with Z: "Zero Zero Zero!" by Sam Phillips

feppytweed
12-02-2008, 12:02 AM
J
Jessie's Girl- Rick Springfield
Juke Box Hero- Foreigner

K
Kashmir- Zeppelin
Keep on Loving You- REO Speedwagon
Knockin on Heaven's Door- Dylan or GNR
Kryptonite- 3 Doors Down

Q
Quasimodo- Lifehouse
Quixoticelixir- Red Hot Chili Peppers (Really good song, one of Keidis's favorites)

X
I got nothin'.

Z
See X

Silver Tyger
12-02-2008, 12:04 AM
I listen to a huge selection of music (and I'm stalling on doing my homework), so here you go (I'm leaving out the random anime and cartoon stuff)

J
Jack - AC/DC
Jailbreak - AC/DC
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Johnny B. Goode - Elvis (and half a dozen other covers)
Jean Genie - David Bowie
Joe the Lion - David Bowie
Jerry Springer - Weird Al
Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
Join in the Chant - Nitzer Ebb
Jug of Punch - err, probably any folk group. Mine's by the Clancy Bros.
Just Around the Riverbend - Disney's Pocahontas
Just Like Jesse James - Cher
Just You - Sonny & Cher

K
Karma Man - David Bowie
Keine Lust - Rammstein
Key West - Village People
Kick It - Nitzer Ebb
Killer Queen - Queen
Kind of Magic - Queen
King of Hearts - KISS
King of Suede - Weird Al
Kung Fu Fighting - err, mine's from Mulan

Q
Quantum Leap Theme
Queen Bitch - David Bowie
Questionnaire - Rutles

Z
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Zwitter - Rammstein

Well, that probably wasn't as much help as you'd like, but I tried.

chicken wire?
12-02-2008, 12:08 AM
Que' Onda Guero by Beck.

X-Files Theme by Mark Snow (also a remix by PM Dawn).

Zebra - John Butler Trio
Ziggy Stardust - Bowie
Zombie Eaters - Faith No More
Zoo Station - U2

Lucky 13
12-02-2008, 12:10 AM
Looking at my iPod and selecting at least 3 songs:

J: "Juicy" by Better than Ezra
"Just What I Needed" by the Cars (a sentimental favorite from the 80s)
"Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" by Primus

K: "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas
"Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth
"Kind and Generous" by Natalie Merchant

Don't have anything with Q, X or Z.

GrandWino
12-02-2008, 12:15 AM
J

Jackson - Johnny Cash
Jagged - Old 97s
Jane - Barenaked Ladies
Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
Jealous Girls - The Gossip
Jeannie's Diary - Eels
Jesus on the Radio - Guster
Jesus Wrote a Blank Check - CAKE
Jesus, etc - Wilco

K

Kamera - Wilco
Karma Police - Radiohead
Kate - Ben Folds Five
Keep it Together - Guster
Keep the Car Running - Arcade Fire
Killing an Arab - The Cure
King of all of the World - Old 97s
Kiss Off - Violent Femmes

Q

Quicksand - Seu Jorge (David Bowie cover from Life Aquatic sessions)
Question - Rhett Miller (or Old 97s)
Quattro - Calexico
Quality - Barenaked Ladies

X

X-Ray Eyes - Guster

Z

Zak and Sara - Ben Folds
Ziggy Stardust - Seu Jorge
Zina-Marina - Gogol Bordello

SSG Schwartz
12-02-2008, 12:19 AM
Judas Kiss (http://youtube.com/watch?v=GpZ5pIkV2Js) byt the Del Lords is one of my favorite songs ever.

From the album, A Date With Elvis, I recommend the Cramps, Kizmiaz (http://youtube.com/watch?v=2cJo9uthjEk)

The B-52's were a fun party band back in the day, and Quiche Lorraine (http://youtube.com/watch?v=16R1U1h6nNg) was a party staple.

Can't think of anything off the top of my head for X,
but try

Zero my hero (http://youtube.com/watch?v=OPE_xB0HIbw) from schoolhouse rock.

I could also suggest The Toll, Jonathan Toledo (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Gf_1Rd5Ujhw)

If you need more, I will scan my memory for 80's MTV hits.

SSG Schwartz

Equipoise
12-02-2008, 12:20 AM
(these are authorized mp3 downloads)

"Just Like Tivoli" (http://wretchawry.com/happy/samples/HappyRhodes_BuildingTheColossus02_JustLikeTivoli.mp3)

"Queen" (http://wretchawry.com/happy/samples/HappyRhodes_FindMe08_Queen.mp3)

Rubystreak
12-02-2008, 12:21 AM
Just Like Heaven, The Cure
Jackie's Strength, Tori Amos

Xanadu, Rush

Zero Point, Tori Amos

Leiko
12-02-2008, 12:25 AM
Wow, thanks!

feppytweed- I should have already thought of Jesse's Girl- it was playing today in the scene shop, and everyone was singing along.

Silver Tyger Girl- I've already got Jerry Springer, Killer Queen, and Ziggy Stardust on mixes, and King of Suede on my computer, but everyone I know likes Rammstein and the rest of the list sounds great too!

chicken wire?- Zombie Eaters is such a totally awesome name that I will use it one day no matter how it sounds. Also, ooo, a Beck song that starts with Q. I haven't gotten a Beck album since I was 16 or so (okay, so that was only 4 years ago, but whatver) and I don't have that song, but I was thinking of buying more Beck soon.

Lucky 13- Your K list looks especially nice- not that's there anything wrong with the Js!

Everyone else who posted between me starting this and me hitting post- Thanks so much! I didn't expect such an overwhelming response.

kitemaker_chuck
12-02-2008, 12:29 AM
Here's some I have starting with J and K:


Jamaica Heartbeat Acoustic Alchemy
Jamaica, Jamaica Special EFX (Double Feature CD)

Knock Me Off My Feet Vesta (Distant Lover CD)

psycat90
12-02-2008, 12:29 AM
Z

Zelda Rap - Benefit
Zion - Fluke
Zombie - Cranberries
Zombie Dance - The Cramps

Q

Quando, Quando, Quando - Englebert Humperdinck
Queen For A Day - Dance Hall Crashers
Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton
Queer - Garbage

K

Kalifornia - Fatboy Slim
Keep Their Heads Ringin' - Dr. Dre
Kick Drum - G. Love and Special Sauce
Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine
Kinda I Want To - NIN
Kinder Words - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
King Of Rock - Rum DMC
King Without A Crown - Matisyahu
Kiss And Say Goodbye - The Manhattans
Knights Of Cydonia - Muse
Kodachrome - Paul Simon

J

J.A.R. - Green Day
Jam-Master Jay - Run DMC
Jamiaca Ska - Desmond Dekker and The Specials
James Bond Theme - Moby
James K. Polk - TMBG
Jamie - Weezer
Jesus Built My Hotrod - Ministry
Jimmy James - Beastie Boys
Johnny 99 - Bruse Springsteen
Judy Is A Punk - Ramones
Julia - HorrorPops
Just For You - Sam Cooke
Just Like Honey - Jesus and Mary Chain
Just My Imagination - Temptations
Just Wait - Blues Traveler
Justice For All - Social Distortion

Coriolanus
12-02-2008, 12:30 AM
Q
Queen Bee - Grand Funk Railroad
Question - Moody Blues

Z
Zomby Woof - Frank Zappa
(Zoo Station - U2) - I see chicken wire beat me to that, so I'll go with: )
Zanzibar - Billy Joel

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
12-02-2008, 12:38 AM
Jason and the Argonauts - XTC
Jazz Police - Leonard Cohen
Jigsaw Puzzle - Rolling Stones
Juicy John Pink - Procol Harum

Keep On Chooglin' - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Kid Charlemagne - Steely Dan
Know Your Rights - The Clash

Queen and Country - Jethro Tull
Quizz Kid - Jethro Tull

Xmas Values - Frank Zappa

Zomby Woof - Frank Zappa
Zoot Allures - Frank Zappa

enalzi
12-02-2008, 12:39 AM
J
Jacquiline - Franz Ferdinand
Jamie - Weezer
Jane - Jefferson Starship
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine - The Killers
Jesus Walks - Kanye West
Jetpack - The Flobots
Jimmy - The Living End
Judy Is A Punk - The Ramones
Jump Around - House of Pain
Just A Friend - Biz Markie
Just What I Needed - Cars


K
Karmacoma - Massive Attack
Keep Fishin' - Weezer
Keep The Car Running - Arcade Fire
Kick Out The Jams - Presidents of the USA
Kelly, Watch the Stars! - Air
Kickapoo - Tenacious D
Kids Don't Know Shit - Islands
Killing the Right - The Living End
King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1 - Neutral Milk Hotel
Kissing the Lipless - The Shins
Know Your Onion! - The Shins
Knee Deep - George Clinton

Q
Questions and Answers - Apples In Stereo

X
X Amount of Words - Blue October

Z
Zombie - Cranberries

Apparently theres also a lot of names that start with J

KGS
12-02-2008, 01:06 AM
Jack & Diane - John "Cougar" Mellencamp
Jackie Blue - Smashing Pumpkins (cover song, don't know the original)
Jacob's Ladder - Rush
Jailbreak - AC/DC
Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
Jamie's Crying - Van Halen
Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith
Jawbreaker - Judas Priest
Jeremy - Pearl Jam
Jeremy Bender - Emerson Lake & Palmer
Jerry Was A Race Car Driver - Primus
Jesus Built My Hot Rod - Ministry
Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis
Jesus Saves - Slayer
Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band
Jet City Woman - Queensryche
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There's tons and tons of "J" songs, same with "K"
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Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton
Queen of Spades - Styx
Queen of the Broken Hearts - Loverboy
Queen of the Reich - Queensryche
Question - Moody Blues
Quiche Lorraine - B-52s
Quicksand Jesus - Skid Row
Quiet - Smashing Pumpkins
Quiet World - Katatonia (beautiful song!)
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X Offender - Blondie
Xanadu - Rush
Xnoybis - Godflesh
X-Ray Mirror - Voivod
XXX - Nasty Savage
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Zanzibar - Billy Joel
Zero - Smashing Pumpkins
Zero Signal - Fear Factory
Zero the Hero - Black Sabbath
Zerox - Adam & the Ants
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie (or Bauhaus, or Def Leppard)
Zodijackyl Light - Dark Tranquility
Zombie - The Cranberries
Zombie Attack - Tankard
Zombie Stomp - Ozzy Osbourne
Zoo Pie - Guided By Voices
Zoo Station - U2
Zulu Lulu - Bruce Dickinson
Zuviel Hitze - Falco

Erdosain
12-02-2008, 01:15 AM
I think you've probably got J and K pretty well covered.

Just checking my iPod, I came up with these:

X:
X-Offender--Blur
X-Ray Man--Liz Phair
X&Y--Coldplay
X.Y.U.--Smashing Pumpkins
Xplosion--Outkast

Z:
Zephyrus--Bloc Party
Zero--Smashing Pumpkins
Zero-Sum--Nine Inch Nails
Zona de Promesas--Soda Stereo
Zoom--Soda Stereo

Q:
Quarter to Three--Sleater-Kinney
Queen is Dead--Smiths
Quicksand--Travis
Quiet--Smashing Pumpkins (they're quite good with the obscure letters, no?)
Question of Time--Depeche Mode
and my personal favorite, Quiero Vino Por Favor--La Mar'K

Obsidian
12-02-2008, 01:37 AM
Queen of Cans & Jars - Guided By Voices
Quittin' Time - Mary Chapin Carpenter

Seasonal use only:
X-Mas in Jail - Asleep at the Wheel (no idea where or how I obtained this song, and I wouldn't call it a favorite, but it's kind of funny and is the only song I own that starts with an X)

Hometownboy
12-02-2008, 01:52 AM
Hoo Boy - Sorting through my iTunes brought up a bunch. We're talking a mixture of a capella, country, alt-country, world, classic rock, big band, zydeco and who knows what else. I did a quick search on preview and didn't fine any duplicates.

Jack Bates (Ball Bonds) -Throat Culture
Jackie - Scott Walker of The Walker Bros
Jackie Chan - InsideOut
Jackson-Kent Blues - Steve Miller
Jacob's Ladder - Huey Lewis & The News
Jaded Lover - Jerry Jeff Walker
Jailbird - Jim White
Jake's Song - Frummox
Jamaican Noel - Tonic Sol Fa
Jambalaya - Hank Williams
The Japanese Sandman - Paul Whitman and His Orchestra
Java Jive - Manhattan Transfer
Jazz 'n Samba - BR6
Je Suis Desolee - Mark Knopfler
Jealous Brown-Eyed Son - Katrina & the Waves
Jealous Lover - Charles Williams
Jealousy - Frankie Laine
Jealousy - The Waifs (different from above)
Jellico Highway - The Refugees
Jenny's Got a Pony - Los Lobos
Jersey Bounce - Benny Goodman
Jerusalem Ridge (Instr) - Blaine Sproule
Jessica (instrumental) - Allman Brothers
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Autoharp Instr) - Gove Scrivenor
Jesus & Elvis - Greg Brown
Jesus Christ The Apple Tree - InsideOut
Jesus Is Coming - John Eddie
Jesus on the Grille - Willy Porter
Jesus on the Mainline - Ry Cooder
Jesus, Send a Song - Tammy Wynette
Jet - Wings
The Jetsons - The 4 Tunes
Jewell Ridge Coal - Jeni & Billy
Jimmy Brown The Newsboy - Mac Weisan
Jimmy Olsen, Johnny Memphis - Dar Williams
Jing-a-Ling - The Andrews Sisters
Jingle Bell Shop - Fallen Angel Choir
Jingle Coins - Fallen Angel Choir
Jingo - Santana
Jitterbug Swing - John Hammond
Joanie, the Jehovah's Witness Stripper - Paul Thorn
Joanne - Waltham
Jockey Full of Bourbon - John Hammond
John the Gun - Fairport Convention
John the Revelator - Taj Mahal, Sam Moore & Cabel Blues
John, Ain't it Hard - Taj Mahal
John's Other - Hot Tuna
Johnny - 17th Avenue All-Stars
Johnny Angel - Shelly Fabares
Johnny Cash - String Cheese Incident
Johnny peut pas Danser - Michael "Beausoliel" Doucet With Family & Friends
Johnny Tarr - Gaelic Storm
Johnny Too Bad - The Slickers
Johnny, We Hardle Knew Ye - Joan Baez
Johnny's Garden - Stephen Stills
The Joker - Sheryl Crow
The Joker - Steve Miller
Jolene - Janis Ian
Jolie Jolie - Rickie Lee Jones
Jolly, Rich And Fat - Alan Menken
Jordan - The Believers
Josephine - Paul Kamm & Eleanore Macdonald
Josephine Baker - Al Stewart
Josephine Baker - Sailor
Joshua - Lamb
Journey to Shamlhala - Brian Henke
Joy - Calhoun, Andrew W/ Purcell, Fuzzy
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
Joyful Sound - String Cheese Incident
Juan Valdex Meets Mrs. Olsen - Fallen Angel Choir
Jubilee Train - Dave Alvin
Judgement Day Devil Makes Three
Judy in Disguise - John Fred & His Playboy Band
Judy's Turn to Cry - Leslie Gore
Juke Box Mama - Sonny Landreth
Julbocken - The Real Group
Julia - Chris Rea
Julie - Michael Shellie
Julie-Anne - Treble Boys
Julie, do You Love Me - Bobby Sherman
Julie's Reel (Instr) - Dan Crary
Jump Jive an' Wail - Bryan Setzer Orchestra
Jump Up - The Blenders
Jumping Bean - Sidney Torch
Junk Food Junkie - Larry Groce
Junkyard in the Sun - Butch Hancock
Jupiter Rising - Emmylou Harris
Just a Bum - Greg Brown
Just a Little Too Much - Ricky Nelson
Just Can't Please You - Loading Zone
Just Dropped in to Find Out What Condition My Condition Was In - Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
Just in Case - Todd Snider
Just Keep Me moving - k.d. lang
Just licks I've learned - Martin Mull
Just Like a Woman - Bob Dylan and The Band
Just Like Christmas - Adrienne Young & Tim O'Brien
Just Like That - Keiran Kane & Kevin Welch
Just One Look - Linda Ronstadt
Just Passing Through Your World - Jubal Lee Young
Just Plain Beautiful - Delaney & Bonnie
Just Stopped By to Get a Cup of Coffee - Jamie Brockett
Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
Just To satisfy you - Waylon Jennings
Just Wanna Be Wtih You - John Prine
Just You Tonight - Lucy Kaplansky

back with the others

Hometownboy
12-02-2008, 02:07 AM
OK, here are the Ks

Kalifornia - Neal Coty
Kalima March - Toots Paka Hawaiians
Kalui Yuga-Loo - Loading Zone
KAMUI (Instr) - R. Carlos Nakai
Kansas City Southern - Pure Prarie League
Karen Valentine - Idle Jets
Karma Comedian - D.C. Anderson
Kashmir - The House Jacks
Katherine (instrumental) - Dave Clarke
Katie's Gonna Climb My Pole - Graham Hine
Kaya - One Drop Plus
Keep Mediocrity at Bay - Van Morrison
Keep Me From Blowing Away - Linda Ronstadt
Keep Off the Grass - Todd Snider
Keep on Churnin - Wynonie Harris
Keep on Growing - Derek & the Dominoes
Keep On Keepin' On - Jack Ingram
Keep On Running - The Spencer Davis Group
Keep On Smiling - Wet Willie
Keep On Truckin', Mama Hot Tuna
Keep Your Distance - Buddy & Julie Miller
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burnin' - Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott
Kenai Dreams - Chris Buhalis
Key to the Highway - Sonny Landreth
Kickin' This Stone - Johnsmith
Kicks - Paul Revere & The Raiders
Kiko and the Lavendar Moon - Los Lobos
Kill Your Television - The Bobs
Killing My Love - Mike Bloomfield, Nick Gravenites & Friends
Kind of a Drag - The Buckinghams
King Bee - The Grateful Dead
King of California - Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men
King of Country, Queen of Rock n Roll - Even Stevens
King of Sleaze - Beat Farmers
King of the Cowboys - Amazing Rhythm Aces
King of the Highway - Norton Buffalo & The Knockouts
King Takes the Queen - Larry Hosford
King Tut - Steve Martin
King's Chorale - Mountain
Kings cross blues - Lindisfarne
Kinky Woman - Jimmy Vaughn
Kiss This Thing Goodbye - Del Amitri
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Jimmie Rodgers
Kitty Alone - Malcolm Dalglish & the Ooolites
Klan - Spanky and Our Gang
Knickers - Young Dubliners
Knock on Wood - Booker T & the MGs
Knock Yourself Out - Tower of Power
Knock-Down Drag-Out - Weezer
Knocked Up - Dan Baird of Georgia Satellites
Knockin' On Wood - Steven Fromholz
Knocking on Heaven's Door - Warren Zevon
Kokomo - Greg Brown
Kokomo Blues - Bonnie Raitt
Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb - Edd Byrnes & Connie Stevens
Kore Kale - Tim Rayborn
Kosmic Blues - Janis Joplin
Krispy Kreme - Chapter Six
Kundalani Yoga Waltz - k.d. lang
Kush - Dizzy Gillespie

Justin Credible
12-02-2008, 02:13 AM
Rush - Jacob's Ladder, Kid Gloves, Xanadu

Wolfmother - Joker and the Thief

White Stripes - Jimmy the Exploder, Jumble Jumble

STP - Kitchenware & Candybars

Hometownboy
12-02-2008, 02:15 AM
And the tough ones. Again, a VERY mixed bag

Quality Time - Hank Dogs
Quarter to Five - Lynn Hansen
Que Sera, Sera - Doris Day
Que te Parece, Cholita - Charlie Musselwite
Que Te Quiero - Katrina & the Waves
The Queen and the Soldier - Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts
Queen of the Roller Derby - Leon Russell
Queen of the Silver Dollar - Emmylou Harris
Question - Reilly & Maloney
A Quiet Place - Just 4 Kicks
Quite Like This - Buck & The Bohemian Saints

Xxx's And Ooo's - Trisha Yearwood

Zanzibar Sunset - Chad & Jeremy
Zat You, Santa Claus? - Asylum Street Spankers
Zigzagging through Ghostland - The Radiators
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - The Modernaires
Zipper Fly - Martin Mull
Zombie Rumble - The LeRoy Brothers
Zydeco Cha Cha - Clifton Chenier

pulykamell
12-02-2008, 02:46 AM
Not necessarily favorites of mine, but some more X titles:

X-Static - Foo Fighters
Xo - Fall Out Boy
Xmas Day - Sevendust
Xmas in Feburary - Lou Reed

Voyager
12-02-2008, 03:45 AM
No one listed Jumpin' Jack Flash? :confused:

Two more

Jesus is Just Alright by the Byrds - but I have a version from WBCN, and it might never have been released.

QE2 by Mike Oldfield - no lyrics.

VanillaGorilla
12-02-2008, 04:06 AM
Zzyxz by Stone Sour.

aruvqan
12-02-2008, 07:38 AM
Zerstoren - Rammstein http://youtube.com/watch?v=1do_Ik4R460

Annie-Xmas
12-02-2008, 08:37 AM
Check out the Cast Album Database (http://castalbumdb.com/)

jayjay
12-02-2008, 08:45 AM
There's a version of "Jolene" (youtube.com/watch?v=6oxzoDWY1PM) done by the 80s British new wave duo Strawberry Switchblade.

Snowboarder Bo
12-02-2008, 09:13 AM
I have way too many J and K songs to list here, and you seem to have gotten quite a few suggestions from other people on that, so I'll try and stick with the less popular letters.

Q

Qualify & Satisfy - Funkadelic
Queen Bee - Grand Funk Railroad
Queen Of All Ears - Lounge Lizards
Question! - System Of A Down
Quicksand - A Flock Of Seagulls
Quicksand - Zeke

X

X.X.L. - X.X.L.
Xenantaya - Univers Zero
Xerox - Stormtroopers Of Death (S.O.D.)

Z

Zachariah - The Jesus Lizard
Zeke You - Zeke
Zero Heroes - Ec8or
Zolar Czaki - The Mothers Of Invention
ZX81 - Pitchshifter
Zzyzx Scarecrow - Stavesacre

That's all I have in my iPod atm. I have a fairly large music collection, and iTunes has a tough time keeping it all organized the way I like if I let the database get too big.

chrisk
12-02-2008, 09:26 AM
Q:
Quittin' time, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Queen of Hollywood, the Corrs

X: bupkus

Z: Zero to sixty, Thomas Wade and Wayward (taped off the radio years ago, actually.)

And a few of my very favorite J-Ks...

Josephine, Collin Raye
Just like the moon, Kim Richey
Kiss and make up, Beverley Mahood

KneadToKnow
12-02-2008, 09:30 AM
Jerry Springer - Weird Al
King of Suede - Weird Al
Quantum Leap Theme

How you doin'?

The Scrivener
12-02-2008, 11:58 AM
James Bond -- The Selecter
James Bondage -- Pansy Division
James Bond Theme -- Art of Noise
Jimmy Jazz -- The Clash
Jocko Homo -- Devo
Jubilee -- Blur
Just How Lonely -- Southern Culture on the Skids [SCOTS]

Kashka from Baghdad -- Kate Bush
Kick in the Eye -- Bauhaus
The Killing Moon -- Pavement
King for a Day -- XTC
King of the Mountain -- SCOTS
Kiss [Prince] -- Art of Noise [with Tom Jones] (cover version)
Knife -- Robyn Hitchcock
Koka Kola -- The Clash
Komakino -- Joy Division

Zannalee -- Prince
Ziggy Stardust [D. Bowie] -- Bauhaus (cover version)

GilaB
12-02-2008, 12:07 PM
Sorting through my iTunes, excluding stuff mentioned by people above:
J (a selection - there are a bunch)
Jackie Dressed in Cobras - The New Pornographers
Jesus the Mexican Boy - Iron and Wine
Jesusland - Ben Folds
John Wayne Gacy Jr. - Sufjan Stevens
Julia - the Beatles
Junk Bond Trader - Elliott Smith

K (ditto)
Kathy's Song - Simon and Garfunkel
Kicking the Heart Out - Rogue Wave
King of Birds - REM
King Porter Stomp - Benny Goodman
Knock-Down Drag-Out - Weezer

Q
(A) Question Mark - Elliott Smith

X
Xanax - Maria Taylor

Z
Zither - REM
Zumba - Strunz and Farah

I suppose the Q is a bit of a cheat, but it's the only decent Q song I've got.

JaneSaintClair
12-02-2008, 03:07 PM
I'm so psyched I get to mention one of my all time favorite songs...

Zombie Zoo by Tom Petty!

Now for a few others from my Itunes playlists... I'm just picking a wide variety that hopefully will fit into a few of your "themes."

J:
Jack and Diana-- John Mellencamp
James-- Billy Joel
Jamming-- Bob Marley
Jane-- The Bare Naked Ladies
Jane Fonda-- by Michey Avalon
Jane Says --Jane's Addiction
Jeremy-- Pearl Jam
Jessie--Joshua Kadison
Jet-- Wings
Jesus of Suburbia-- Green Day
Jezebel- Sade
Jungleland-- Bruce Springsteen
Justify My Love- Madonna

K:
Keep on Loving You- REO speedwago
Key Largo-- Bertie Higgins
Kick it In Second Wind-- Jimmy Buffett
Kid Charlemagne-- Steely Dan
Kid Fears-- The Indigo Girls
Kids in America- Kim Wilde
King of Pain- Police
Kissing a Fool- George Michael
Knowing me, Knowing you-- ABBA
Kozmic Blues-- Janis Joplin

Q
Questions 67 and 68 --Chicago
Quadrophenia-the Who
Que sera sera-- I don't know who this is
Queen and the soldier--Suzanne Vega
Queen Bitch- David Bowie
Queen Jane Approximately-- Bowie
Queen Of New Orleans --Bon Jovi

X
Xplosion - Outkast
Xanadu-Rush

This was FUN!!!!!

JohnM
12-02-2008, 03:10 PM
Here's a few more:

J for Jules - 'Til Tuesday
Jack-Ass - Beck
Jack Killed Mom - Jenny Lewis
Jack of Speed - Steely Dan
Jackson - Lucinda Williams
Jacksonville - Sufjan Stevens
Jacob Marley's Chain - Aimee Mann
Jammin' - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Jeannie Needs a Shooter - Warren Zevon
Jesus Christ - Woody Guthrie
Jesus Saves, I Spend - St. Vincent
Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead
John Hardy - Uncle Tupelo
Joy - Lucinda Williams
Junko Partner - Hindu Love Gods

Karma Police - Easy Star All-Stars
Keep Me in Your Heart - Warren Zevon
Keep Your Distance - Richard Thompson
Kick in the Ass - Moxy Fruvous
Kicking Television - Wilco
Kid A - Radiohead
Kindhearted Woman Blues - Robert Johnson
King of the Jailhouse - Aimee Mann
Kingfish - Randy Newman
Knives Out - Radiohead

Quality of Mercy - Michelle Shocked
Queen of the World - The Jayhawks
Quiet - Rachel Yamagata
Quiet Houses - Fleet Foxes

Xavia - The Submarines

Zachary - Sonia Dada
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Bryan Ekers
12-02-2008, 03:13 PM
Zarathustra, Thus Spoke - Strauss

MrDibble
12-02-2008, 03:24 PM
Xavier - Dead Can Dance

Talon Karrde
12-02-2008, 03:26 PM
Checking my music libraries...

J
The Jean Genie- David Bowie
Jesus- The Velvet Underground
John, I'm Only Dancing- David Bowie
Johnny B Goode- Chuck Berry
Jackanory Stories- Television Personalities
Jealous Guy- John Lennon
Jersey Girl- Tom Waits
The Jessica Numbers- The New Pornographers
Jesus Christ- Big Star
Jockey Full of Bourbon- Tom Waits
Just Like Honey- The Jesus and Mary Chain
Just Like Starting Over- John Lennon

K
Kangaroo- Big Star
Keep the Car Running- Arcade Fire
Kids Don't Follow- The Replacements
The Killing Moon- Echo and the Bunnymen
King of Carrot Flowers Part 1- Neutral Milk Hotel
King of Carrot Flowers Parts 2 & 3- Neutral Milk Hotel
Kiss Me On the Bus- The Replacements
Kiss Off- The Violent Femmes
The KKK Took My Baby Away- The Ramones
Knock On Wood- Eddie Floyd
Kooks- David Bowie

Q
Queen Bitch- David Bowie
The Queen is Dead- The Smiths

X
X Offender- Blondie
Xmas in February- Lou Reed

Z
Ziggy Stardust- David Bowie
The Zookeeper's Boy- Mew

Blaster Master
12-02-2008, 03:34 PM
Eh, as others said, there's a lot of J and K titles and I could probably name at least a dozen for each that I love just off the top of my head, so I'm just going to stick with Q, X, and Z. Also, I'll try to do it off the top of my head.

A Question of Heaven - Iced Earth: In fact, this is just plain one of my favorite songs by them
Quetzalcoatl - Therion: Pretty much everything by this band rocks
The Quiet Offspring - Green Carnation: Not their best work, but still good
The Quest for Equilibrium - Gorguts: Sweet...

Can't think of any X songs off the top of my head. So I guess I don't have any favorites.

Zero - Dark Suns: Well, it's the only Z song I could think of off the top of my head. Not a particularly great song in and of itself since it's mostly ambient and talking, but it sets the mood for one of my favorite albums. So that counts.

Leiko
12-06-2008, 02:43 PM
I want to thank everyone who gave me suggestions, and also, in case anyone else is ever in this mighty fine predicament, add one more Z song to the lists:

Zydrate Anatomy from Repo! The Genetic Opera

Shayna
12-06-2008, 04:12 PM
Que Sera, Sera - Doris Day I think he's like this song as done by Pink Martini (http://amazon.com/Sympathique-Pink-Martini/dp/B000005IQ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1228596920&sr=1-1) way better. Very beautiful and haunting.

On my 'K' list is Kiss from a Rose, by Seal.

And on the other end of the spectrum, for your 'Js', you could try Jacques Derrida (http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:hxfixqqald0e), by Scritti Politi (Reviews of the album and song, here (http://amazon.com/Songs-Remember-Scritti-Politti/dp/B00005Q62O/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1228597441&sr=8-4)).

FallingLeaves
12-06-2008, 11:21 PM
J:
Jackson Square - Creede Williams
Jacob - Jackopierce
Jesters, Dreamers & Thieves - Edwin McCain

K:
Keep Me In Your Thought - Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers
Kentucky - Edwin McCain
Kerouac - The Muckrakers
Kindly Unspoken - Kate Voegele


Q:
The Quiet Sky - Honor By August

Ichbin Dubist
12-06-2008, 11:30 PM
Que lastima -- X-Tal (it's in English)
Que sera, sera -- go for the Sly Stone vesion
Queen of the Savages -- Magentic Fields
Quelqu'un M'a Dit -- Carla Bruni, first lady of France
Quiet Man -- John Prine

Xylophone Track -- Magnetic Fields
XTC Waltz -- Bedlam Rovers

Zebra Club -- The Bongoes
Zero Ambition -- Back Seat Romeos
Zero Refills-- The Pernice Brothers
Zig Zag Wanderer -- Captain Beefheart
Zilch -- The Monkees
Zombie -- Fela Kuti
Zydeco Sont Pas Sales -- Clifton Chenier

kaylasdad99
12-07-2008, 12:47 AM
I was going to offer Xanadu by Rush, but I thought I'd go with Xanadu by Olivia Neutron-Bomb i mean Newton-John.

bibliophage
12-07-2008, 10:19 AM
Quinn the Eskimo-Manfred Mann
Queen of the Highway-The Doors
Quiet Times-Dido
Quietly Making Noise-Jimmy Buffett
Quit Your Low Down Ways-Bob Dylan
Quest for Fire-Iron Maiden
Queen of the Slipstream-Van Morrison

Zapata's Blood-Rage Against the Machine
Zoom In-Duran Duran
Zooropa-U2
Zorro's Ascent-Alice Cooper
Zoe Jane-Staind
Zero and Blind Terry-Bruce Springsteen

Art Rock
12-07-2008, 11:30 AM
My faves:

James (Billy Joel)
Jealous guy (Roxy Music)
Jeder's manchmol einsam, net nur du (Wolfgang Niedecken)
Jesse (Janis Ian)
Julia dream (Pink Floyd)
Julie with... (Brian Eno)
July morning (Uriah Heep)
Kathy's song (Simon and Garfunkel)
Kayleigh (Marillion)
Killer Queen (Queen)
Kites (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound)
KL 204 - Als ik God was (Peter Koelewijn)
Kristallnaach (BAP)
Quiet life (Japan)
Xanadu (ELO and Olivia Newton-John)
Zhi shao hai you ni (Sandy Lam)
Zombie (Cranberries)

More information on these:
http://thebestpoprocksongs.blogspot.com/

Carmady
12-07-2008, 02:38 PM
Johnny Thunder - The Kinks

One of my favorite songs.

panamajack
12-07-2008, 05:49 PM
I've only included songs that haven't been mentioned yet as far as I could tell (but I skipped the K's):

J'ai Deux Amours - Madeleine Peyroux
Je Pense à toi - Amadou & Miriam
Jiin Ma Jiin Ma - Orchestré Baobab
Johanns Ernst bin ich getauft - (Reformation song) composed by Johann Walter
Joola - Issa Bagayogo
Jalla Man - traditional Andalusian hymn
Jubilate Deo - many songs have this name, from chants to Mozart
Jackalope - Shonen Knife
Jaded - Operation Ivy
Jakovis Suite - Tapes n Tapes
Jason's Theme, and Jimmy's Big Contest Solo - from the Home Movies soundtrack
Jazz Devil - Barry Adamson
JCB - Nizlopi (with the really cool video)
Jedi Master - The Blackouts
Jedi Mastery - Phoenix Orion
Jerusalem - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (version of the Blake hymn)
" " " " " - Steve Earle
Jesus Was a Crossmaker - The Hollies
Jimmi Diggin Cats - Digable Planets
Joe - Tom Petty
John Walker's Blues - Steve Earle
Johnny Strikes Up the Band - Warren Zevon
Join Together - The Who
Journey of the Sorceror - The Eagles (famously used as the theme for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Joytown - Kevin Gilbert
Juarez - Better Than Ezra
Judy And The Dream of Horses - Belle & Sebastian
Julie and Candy - Boards of Canada
Jumping at the Woodside - Count Basie
Jumping Someone Else's Train - The Cure
Junkie's Runnin' Dry - Operation Ivy
Just - Radiohead
Just Another Day - Oingo Boingo
Just Drums - Tapes 'n Tapes
Just Like Anyone - Soul Asylum
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Bob Dylan
Just Won't Burn - Susan Tedeschi


Queen Bitch - Seu Jorge (another Life Aquatic David Bowie cover)
Quoniam tu solus sanctus - (portion of mass) Vivaldi & Bach have well-known ones

X-Zibit-I - Sacred System (Bill Laswell project)
Xplosive - Dr. Dre

Zen Flash Zen Bones - Jam & Spoon
Zero Wing (Opening Theme) (4x4 Remix) - SA NEScover by kalocin
Zwölf Variationen über "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes" - Beethoven (kind of a cheat as you could just say '12 Variations')

These are the ones in my library, but I wanted to also mention Cake's "Jolene" (which is not a cover) if you want yet another one.

CaerieD
12-07-2008, 06:25 PM
I have a curious lack of songs beginning in Q or X. Alas!

Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
Jaded - Green Day
Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith
Je N'En Connais Pas la Fin - Jeff Buckley
Jean Genie - David Bowie
The Jeep Song - The Dresden Dolls
Je'En Ai Marre - Adam Cohen
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine - The Killers
Jeremy - Pearl Jam
Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
Jesus Online - Bush
Jet Pilot - System of a Down
Jinx - Green Day
Joan of Arc - Leonard Cohen and Jennifer Warnes
John, I'm Only Dancing - David Bowie
Joining You - Alanis Morissette
Jump They Say - David Bowie
Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Just a Touch - R.E.M.
Just Friends - Amy Winehouse
Just Like a Woman - Jeff Buckley
Justice for Sardis - Joseph LoDuca
Justify My Love - Frontline Assembly
Kakatak Tamai - Peter Ulrich
Karma Coma - Massive Attack and Tricky
The Kilburn High Road - Flogging Molly
The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars
Killboy Powerhead - Offspring
The Killer Inside - Better That Ezra
King for a Day - Green Day
King of Comedy - R.E.M.
King of New Orleans - Better Than Ezra
Kings Highway - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Kiss You Off - Scissor Sisters
Kodachrome - Paul Simon
Kody - Matchbox 20
The Zephyr Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Zerospace - Kidney Thieves
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

Fiveroptic
12-07-2008, 10:25 PM
I've got lots of duplicates that are already noted, but on my nightly playlist at work are:

Joy - Apollo 100
Judas' Death - Jesus Christ Superstar Original Studio Cast
Kalamazoo to Timbuktu - Chenille Sisters
Keep Yourself Alive - Queen
Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility) - Chess Original Studio Cast

I suppose we could throw Xanadu in there but I'll never admit to having it on my playlist.

Last, but not least, Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies, but it's currently unchecked because I had to pare down my playlist on my ancient 2G iPod nano.

MikeG
12-07-2008, 10:44 PM
Zaar Peter Gabriel
Zapali Se Planinata (The Mountain Is Burning) Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares
Zero % Interest Jason Mraz
Zimbabwe Bob Marley
Zimbabwe Yevatema Thomas Mapfumo
Zing Zong Thomas Mapfumo
Zintombi Ladysmith Black Mambazo T
ziplock bag beck
Zlato Mori (Who Scratched Your Cheek) Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares, Vol. 3


X-Ray Man Liz Phair
X and Y Coldplay

flodnak
12-08-2008, 12:20 PM
Zilch -- The MonkeesThe Monkees also check in with Zor and Zam ("They gave a war, and nobody came").

Euryphaessa
12-08-2008, 03:17 PM
I don't have my iPod handy, but I'll suggest "Just a Girl" by Pearl Jam.

tr0psn4j
12-08-2008, 11:54 PM
Jackson – Johnny Cash
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Jambalaya – Hank Williams Sr
Jamie’s Cryin’ – Van Halen
Jet – Paul Mcartney
Jingle Bell Rock – Brenda Lee
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Joker, The – Steve Miller Band
Judy Is a Punk – The Ramones
Jump Around – House of Pain

Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
Karma Police – Radiohead
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
Kentucky Woman - Deep Purple
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
Kind of Magic – Queen
Kiss Off – Violent Femmes
KKK Took my Baby Away – Ramones
Kokomo –Beach Boys
Kozmic Blues – Janis Joplin

Quadrophenia – The Who

X Offender – Blondie
Zephyrs in the Maple – Stompin Tom Connors
The Zephyr Song – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ziggy Stadust – David Bowie

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