Friday, June 27, 2008

Top 5 On Friday - Week 181: It's All About "You"

From Music Memoirs, Top 5 On Friday - Week 181

Top 5 "You" songs ie. songs with "you" in the title.

1. You Oughta Be With Me- Al Green

2. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?- Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five

3. Turn To You- The Go Gos

4. Why Didn't You Call Me- Macy Gray

5. See You Later, Alligator- Bill Haley & His Comets

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pjazzypar said...

Hey Malcolm,

I am playing today. The Al Green song is the first one I thought of too. I Love "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby". I only heard the Dinah Washington version. It's actually a ring tone on my phone.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

The Mystic Knights (before they became Oingo Boingo) used to do, Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby!

Great picks! Thanks for playing this week :)

musikal maniac said...
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musikal maniac said...


I was trying to edit and made a mistake, so I deleted. I was trying to comment on your top five. How did you come up with Louis Jordan? He is not a household name, but is a true Rock & Roll pioneer.

pjazzypar said...

Oh Yeah Malcolm,

You forgot "You Light Up My Life" (ROTFLMAO)!

Natsthename said...

All freaking fantastic songs!

That Al's absolutely fabulous.

The Gal Herself said...

You should get extra points for all the "you's" in "Is You Is ..." Great choices, all!

Polly said...

Insane!! GREAT list!! :)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Very fun, I think I will play this time.

Shannon H. said...

I can always count on you to have a great list!!! !

Pop Art Diva! said...

She Loves You - The Beatles
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
You Are My Special Angel - Bobby Vinton
Loving You by Elvis Presley
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones

Well, I guess that ages me! Happy Weekend, Malcolm.

Pjazzypar - rofl, "You Light Up My Life", but I have to admit I did like that song in the day!

David Amulet said...

I'll leave mine here for fun. Tough to choose ... but I'll go with these that come to mind:

You Can't Always Get What You Want, Rolling Stones
You May Be Right, Billy Joel
You Get What You Give, New Radicals
You Might Think, The Cars
You Got Me Runnin', Def Leppard

Malcolm said...

Pjazzy: I didn't realize that Dinah did a version of "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby". By the way, when I read your comments about me forgetting "You Light Up My Life", I let out a scream. Because I was at work at the time, 3 of my co-workers came over to make sure everything was alright. Once I explained what happened, they all gave a nod as if to say, "I understand".

Mistress of the D: The Mystic Knights really had an appreciation for pre-rock music. I remember you introducing me to their version of Minnie the Moocher awhile back.

Musikal Maniac: I first became a fan of Louis Jordan's music back in the mid 90s. I read about him in a couple of books and decided to pick up one of his CDs. My favorite tune of his is Five Guys Named Moe. None other than Chuck Berry has gone on record as saying that Louis Jordan was a huge influence on him.

Natsthename: Agreed. I have fond memories of seeing him on Soul Train back in the day. It seemed like he was a guest practically every week for awhile.

The Gal Herself: Thanks! Would that be similar to a double word score in Scrabble?

Polly: Thanks!

Barbara: Welcome to Music Memoirs. I look forward to seeing what songs/artists/albums etc. you come up with for future memes.

Shannon: Thanks! There were so many possibilities for this one. I was glad to see that there weren't a whole lot of duplicate answers, at least from what I remember.

Pop Art Diva: Although the song itself doesn't do much for me, the film "Loving You" is one of my favorites by Elvis. It stinks because that's one of his best, but yet it hardly airs on TV anymore.

David: You Get What You Give by New Radicals is one of my favorites; that one always gets me going! Thanks for playing.

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