Friday Five :: Songs versus Artists versus Bands that begin with “C”


Songs versus Artists versus Bands that begin with “C” 


Now we turn to the letter C for some “Friday Five” love. Oh C, how many things do I love that start with you? Okay, well I have to start with coffee because it is the one habit I am not willing to ever give up. I’d be remiss to not mention chocolate, too, though make mine dark chocolate, please. Music wise, I have a for life love of Counting Crows and Cocteau Twins, as well as Concrete Blonde and Cowboy Junkies. Movie wise, I love Chungking Express, Cabin in the Woods and Chasing Amy, and on the smaller screen I’m always up for some (Richard) Castle and those firefighters at Chicago Fire. Oh, and Chicago, though there are some bittersweet feelings about the city, I do love it. Cannery Row, both the place and the book have my heart, too. Oh, and Captain America. I could never forget you, Steve Rogers. I could go on, bet you could, too…


As with the letter “A” and “B” a few weeks ago, narrowing down my favorite “C” songs to just five isn’t an easy task, so like with “A” and “B”, I will put a spin on the list and add artists and bands that begin with “C“, too. Hey, I can change the rules when I feel like it – change is a “C” word after all!


Here are my top five “letter C” songs for this week’s Friday Five.  What are your five songs?

1. Come Pick Me Up :: Ryan Adams

“I wish you would come pick me up,
take me out,
fuck me up,
steal my records,
screw all my friends.”

2. Crystal Village :: Pete Yorn

“You were there,
and it was good in the beginning.”

3. Chelsea Hotel #2 :: Leonard Cohen

“And clenching your fist for the ones like us,
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
you fixed yourself,
you said, ‘well never mind,
we are ugly but we have the music.'”

4. Crucify :: Tori Amos

“You’re just an empty cage girl,
if you kill the bird.”

5. Catch :: The Cure

“And she used to fall down a lot,
that girl was always falling,
again and again.
And, I used to sometimes try to catch her,
but I never even caught her name.”


Here are my top five “letter C” artists (with “C” songs) for this week’s Friday Five.  What are your five “C” artists?

1. Sam Cooke


A Change is Gonna Come :: Sam Cooke

“Its been a long,
a long time coming,
but I know a change gon’ come.”

2. Leonard Cohen


Closing Time :: Leonard Cohen

“Yeah the women tear their blouses off,
and the men they dance on the polka-dots ,
and it’s partner found,
it’s partner lost,
and it’s hell to pay when the fiddler stops:
it’s closing time.”

3. Johnny Cash


Come Along and Ride this Train :: Johnny Cash

“I heard a story that I’d like to share with you,
and I know a valley that I’d like to take you through,
I will show you things that I am sure you’d like to see
come along and go with me.”

4. Nick Cave


Carry Me :: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

“I heard the many voices,
speaking to me from the depths below,
this ancient wound,
this catacomb,
beneath the whited snow:
come to me, come to me, come to me.”

5. Joe Cocker


“Come together,
right now,
over me.”

Here are my top five “letter C” bands (with “C” songs) for this week’s Friday Five.  What are your five “C” bands?

1. The Cure

Charlotte Sometimes :: The Cure

“People seemed so close,
playing expressionless games,
people seemed so close,
so many other names.”

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2. Cocteau Twins

“Still being cried and laughed at from light to blue,
and should I be hugged and tugged down through this tiger’s masque,
and should I be sung and unbroken by not saying,
you mind not saying.”


3. Concrete Blonde

Carry Me Away :: Concrete Blonde

“And any promise we make,
is as easy to break,
as the plastic people on your wedding cake.”


4. Counting Crows

Carriage :: Counting Crows

Surprise surprise,
I miss your hair,
you miss my eyes,
and all this solitude is my confidence eroding.”


5. Cowboy Junkies

A Common Disaster :: Cowboy Junkies

“A candle burning for everything I’ve ever wanted.
A tattoo burned for everything I’ve ever wanted and lost.
I had a long list of names that I kept in my back pocket,
but I’ve cut it down to one and your name’s at the top.”


3 thoughts on “Friday Five :: Songs versus Artists versus Bands that begin with “C”

  1. Common Rotation, CKY, Courtney Love, Colin Meloy, “Call Me On Your Way Back Home” (RA), “Campaign of Hate” (Libs), “Can You Hear Me?” (Mike + the Mechanics), “Carry the Fire” & “Consider the Ravens” (Dustin Kensrue), “Chicago” (Sufjan Stevens), “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns” (Mother Love Bone), “Cities In Dust” (Siouxsie), “Clear Channel” (Common Rotation), “Come Back” (Pearl Jam), “Crush” Smashing Pumpkins, Clerks, Charade, Citizen Kane, Creepshow, caramel macchiatos, cats, caracals, Captain Marvel, Catwoman, Criminal Macabre, Clive Barker, Catherine of Aragon, Carrie Chapman Catt, Confucius, cashews, Champaign IL :D, cottage cheese, cucumbers, Charlotte’s Web, The Crow.

    Okay, I’m C’d out. 🙂

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