Today’s Top 5: Songs About Music

I was driving in my car the other day, Pono Player in mix mode, when Jackie DeShannon’s “Music and Memories” came bubbling to the fore. Great song, and one that partially inspired the subtitle to my blog (“…on music, memories & other stuff”). Anyway, it inspired me to create a non-definitive list of songs about music, or that use music as a metaphor. Some are obvious picks; others, hopefully, not.

1) Chuck Berry – “Rock and Roll Music” (1957)

2) The Ronettes – “I Can Hear Music” (1965)

3) Jackie DeShannon – “Music and Memories” (1966)

4) The Supremes – “I Hear a Symphony” (1966)

5) Arthur Conley – “Sweet Soul Music” (1967)

… and five bonus picks:

6) The Carpenters – “Superstar” (1971)

7) Dobie Gray – “Drift Away” (1973)

8) Al Stewart – “Song on the Radio” (1978)

9) Juliana Hatfield – “This Lonely Love” (2008)

10) Rumer – “Aretha” (2010)

…and one last bonus track – because I like it.

11) Juliana Hatfield – “It’s Only Rock and Roll” (2011)

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