Shocking Blue- “Venus”

Genre- Blues rock


Fun Fact: The Muppets parodied “Venus” in a commercial about TV ratings and the V-chip.


Wavves- “Dog”

Genre- Los Angeles



Max Romeo and The Upsetters- “Chase The Devil”

Genre- Reggae


Fun Fact: In 1976, The Upsetters recorded a version of “Chase The Devil” with different lyrics called “Croaking Lizard”.


Death Cab For Cutie- “Your Heart Is An Empty Room”

Genre- Indie pop


Fun Fact: Death Cab For Cutie is named after a song by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.


Curtis Mayfield- “Freddie’s Dead”

Genre- Soul


Fun Fact: The soundtrack for the film “Super Fly” made more money than the film. This song appears in the film as an instrumental only.


Kool Moe Dee- “Wild Wild West”

Genre- Hip-hop


STORY: “Isn’t Kool Moe Dee the guy with the cool sunglasses?”

"I’m not gonna answer that, because I wouldn’t consider those sunglasses cool." 

Discussing the merits of Kool Moe Dee’s sunglasses with mom.

FUN FACT: Kool Moe Dee was the first rapper to perform at the Grammys.


Spinal Tap- “Gimme Some Money”

Genre- Pop rock


Look at Nigel’s face during the guitar solo.

Fun Fact: This song is from Spinal Tap’s fourteenth album Back From The Dead. Eleven of those albums are fictional.


Hudson Mohawke- “Fuse”

Genre- Space-hop


There’s not enough songs like this. Make some more. Now.


SIMØNE- “Lose Yourself To Dance (SIMØNE Remix)”

Genre- House


Fun Fact: Daft Punk’s live album “Alive 2007” won a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album two years after it was released.


nakinyko- “Dou Kangaetemo Watashi wa Warukunai (Climax)”

Genre- R&B


Songs Used: “Climax” by Usher

"Dou Kangaetemo Watashi wa Warukunai" by Izumi Kitta

I actually don’t know what to say about this one.


Blue Öyster Cult- “Astronomy”

Genre- Progressive rock


This is one of those songs where the live versions are significantly better than the studio recording.

Fun Fact: Blue Öyster Cult’s original name was Soft White Underbelly.


Torpeedoh- “Party People”

Genre- Mash-up


I recognize “A Bay Bay” by Hurricane Chris and “Wham City” by Dan Deacon. No idea on the rest.


Kumi Koda- “Real Emotion”

Genre- Pop 


Fun Fact: This is my signature song on karaoke night.


The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony- “Notorious Thugs”

Genre- Rap


Fun Fact: Layzie Bone’s verse references “The Shining”. As you know, “red rum” is “murder” spelled backwards.


Nas feat. Kanye West and Chrisette Michele- “Still Dreaming”

Genre- Hip-hop



"The Interim" by Diana Ross

"Use Me" by Bill Withers

Fun Fact: Cashews are a good source of antioxidants.