Songs versus Artists versus Bands that begin with “A”
There are so many things I love that start with A. Ava Gardner, Almost Famous, Apples (and Apple Martinis), Alice in Wonderland, Adventureland, Arctic Monkeys, The Avengers, Ryan Adams, audio books, albums, art and artists. I could go on, and on.
How to narrow down my favorite “A” songs to just five isn’t an easy task, so I thought I’d put a spin on the list and add artists and bands that begin with “A“, too. Hey, it’s Friday, I was up for a challenge.
“I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier.”
2. America :: Simon & Garfunkel
“So I looked at the scenery,
she read her magazine;
and the moon rose over an open field.
‘Kathy, I’m lost’, I said,
Though I know she was sleeping.
‘I’m empty and aching and
I don’t know why.'”
3. All Apologies (live) :: Nirvana
“I wish I was like you,
4. Angeles :: Elliott Smith
“I could make you satisfied in everything you do,
all your ‘secret wishes’ could right now be coming true,
and be forever with my poison arms around you.”
5. Achin’ to Be :: The Replacements
“And she’s kind of like a poet,
who finds it hard to speak
poems come so slowly,
like the colors down a sheet.
She opens her mouth to speak and what comes out’s a mystery,
She’s achin’ to be.”
Here are my top five “letter A” artists (with “A” songs) for this week’s Friday Five. What are your five “A” artists?
1. Ryan Adams
Answering Bell :: Ryan Adams
“Let your tears fall and touch my skin,
then your thunderclouds could rage and wail;
I will collect them all for you in butterfly jars.”
2. Tori Amos
Amber Waves :: Tori Amos
“So I went by cause I had the time,
and told the Northern Lights to keep shining.
They told me to tell you they’re waving.”
3. Fiona Apple
Across the Universe :: Fiona Apple
“Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cu,p
they slither wildly as they slip away across the universe.”
All the Old Heroes (live) :: Joseph Arthur
“All the old heroes are like children to me now,
as I come to burn your shame away,
without knowing exactly how.”
5. Adam Ant
Apollo 9 (live) :: Adam Ant
“Hey hey what do you say?
Had me a woman she ran away.”
Here are my top five “letter A” bands (with “A” songs) for this week’s Friday Five. What are your five “A” bands?
Alone in Kyoto :: Air
2. Arcade Fire
Afterlife :: Arcade Fire
“Can we work it out?
If we scream and shout,
’till we work it out,
can we just work it out?“
3. The Avett Brothers
Another is Waiting :: The Avett Brothers
4. Against Me!
Ache with Me :: Against Me!
“Your voice echoes in the back of my mind.
I see your face when I close my eyes.”
5. Arctic Monkeys
Arabella :: Arctic Monkeys