Shocking Blue- “Venus”
Genre- Blues rock
Fun Fact: The Muppets parodied “Venus” in a commercial about TV ratings and the V-chip.
Genre- Los Angeles
Max Romeo and The Upsetters- “Chase The Devil”
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”
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”
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”
There’s not enough songs like this. Make some more. Now.
SIMØNE- “Lose Yourself To Dance (SIMØNE Remix)”
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)”
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”
I recognize “A Bay Bay” by Hurricane Chris and “Wham City” by Dan Deacon. No idea on the rest.
Kumi Koda- “Real Emotion”
Fun Fact: This is my signature song on karaoke night.
The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony- “Notorious Thugs”
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”
"The Interim" by Diana Ross
"Use Me" by Bill Withers
Fun Fact: Cashews are a good source of antioxidants.