For what are we without hope in our hearts
That someday we'll drink from God's blessed waters

"About a Girl," Cibo Matto
"About a Girl," Nirvana
"About Love," The Choir
"About to Walk," Throw Me the Statue
"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," Johnny Mercer
"Accidentally Kelly Street," Frente
"Accidents Will Happen," Elvis Costello & The Attractions
"Achin' to Be," The Replacements
"Acknowledgement," John Coltrane
"Acrobat," U2
"Across 110th Street," Bobby Womack
"Across the Border," Bruce Springsteen
"Across the Great Divide," Nanci Griffith & Emmylou Harris
"Across the Sea," Weezer
"Across the Universe," Fiona Apple
"Across the Universe," The Beatles
"Across the Universe," David Bowie
"Actions Speak Louder," Bruce Cockburn

This is a longer-than-usual list, partly to make up for last week's shorter-than-usual list and partly to include that Cockburn track and thus meet the Can-con requirements. The video linked above for Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street" is actually the opening sequence to Jackie Brown, which is probably my favorite Tarantino movie because, after all, it's the story of an innocent woman in over her head, my favorite movie plot. I can't really defend my fondness for Frente, particularly in light of their atrocious videos like the one linked above, but I was impressed when I saw them open for They Might Be Giants at the Tower  — and their sets at The Bronze were pretty good too.

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  • wanderingoutlaw

    “Absolute Beginners” – The Jam
    “Absolutely Sweet Marie” – Bob Dylan
    “Across the Great Divide” – The Band
    “Act Naturally” – Buck Owens
    “Act Naturally” – The Beatles

  • Amaryllis

    You mean, of course, the Paridae.
    It may be a longer-than-usual list for some, but I’ve only got four. Which, as I look at them, are kind of a mixed bag.
    Abrase el reyna del cielo – SAVAE
    Accidentally Like a Martyr – Warren Zevon
    The Ace and Deuce of Pipering – Frank O’Higgins
    Across the blue Mountains – The Kossoy Sisters

  • Ryan

    “Absorb the Numbers,” Marnie Stern
    “Abstract Pictures,” Ellen Allien
    “The Acid Queen,” The Who
    “Acony Bell,” Gillian Welch
    “Across the Sea,” Weezer
    “Actor Out of Work,” St. Vincent

  • borealys

    About a Girl – Nirvana
    Absent Elements – Finger Eleven
    Absolutely Anytime – Watchmen
    Absolutely Happy – Melanie Doane
    Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows
    Ache for You – Ben Lee
    Acoustic #3 – Goo Goo Dolls
    Across the Universe – The Beatles
    Across the Universe – Rufus Wainwright

  • Absolutely Free – The Mothers Of Invention
    Abundance – The Experimental Bunnies
    Accept Yourself – The Smiths
    Accidents – Thunderclap Newman
    Acid Lady – San Francisco TKOs
    Acid Orange – Pocket Shelley
    Acoustic Guitar – The Magnetic Fields
    Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
    Across The Universe – The Beatles
    Act Naturally – The Beatles
    The Act We Act – Sugar
    Acting – Desperate Bicycles
    Action – Paul Revere & the Raiders
    Action Packed – Ronnie Dawson
    Action Time Vision – Alternative TV

  • Omorka

    “Accident Waiting to Happen,” Billy Bragg
    “Accidentally Like A Martyr,” Warren Zevon

  • Jon P

    Absolutely (Story of a Girl) – Nine Days
    Absolutely Zero – Jason Mraz
    Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows

  • tls

    Abyss of the Farplane – Final Fantasy X-2 soundtrack
    Aces High – Iron Maiden
    Across the Universe – Laibach
    I hadn’t really listened to that last one (it’s actually from my fiance’s collection) but, yeah, it’s that same song.

  • “About a Boy” – Patti Smith
    “Abraham” – Sufjan Stevens
    “(The) Acoustic Motorbike” – Luka Bloom
    “Across the Wire” – Calexico
    The Sufjan Stevens song is from “Seven Swans,” which is my favorite album of his.

  • “Ain’t Goin’ to Goa,” Alabama 3
    “Always the Sun,” The Stranglers
    “(The) Archer,” Splashdown
    “Asia at Odd Hours,” Splashdown

  • Cowboy Diva

    After deleting the duplicates:
    About Her (Album Version), Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)
    Absent Minded Me, Barbra Streisand
    An Acceptable Level Of Ecstasy (The Wedding Song), Lyle Lovett
    Acquainted With The Night, Ron Perlman ( Beauty And The Beast / Of Love And Hope)
    Across The Lines, Tracy Chapman
    Act 2 Finale, Original Cast Recording (Spamalot)
    Act II Prologue, Into The Woods

  • Corvid

    Aborigines Jam – From the “Dralion” Soundrack (Cirque du Soleil)
    Above You, Below Me – Badly Drawn Boy
    Abraham – Sufjan Stevens
    Absolutely Cuckoo – The Magnetic Fields
    Acapella Ditty – Oingo Boingo
    Across the Night – Silverchair

  • “Action Not Words” – Def Leppard

  • Karen

    “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” Johnny Mercer
    “Achegate,” Luar Na Lubre*
    “Across the Alley from the Alamo,” The Mills Brothers
    “Across the Universe” The Beatles
    “Act Naturally” The Beatles
    *Luar Na Lubre is a Spanish group, that plays Celtiberian music. I highly recommend.

  • tretonin

    Absolute Lithops Effect – The Mountain Goats
    Absolutely (Story of a Girl) – The Hyannis Sound
    Absolutely Cuckoo – Magnetic Fields
    Accidents Happen – Waterdeep
    Acoustic Guitar – Magnetic Fields
    Across the Universe – Jim Sturgess
    Across the Universe – Rufus Wainwright

  • hilker

    Absent Friend,” Bark Psychosis
    “The Acid Test,” Steinski
    Acid Tracks,” Phuture
    “Across the River,” Peter Gabriel
    “Across the World,” Philip Glass

  • Lynn

    About Town / Tomohito Nishiura (Prof Layton)
    Above and Beyond / Christophe Heral (Beyond Good & Evil)
    Absolutely Bill’s Mood / TMBG
    Absolutely Not / Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Okami)
    The Accident / Philip Glass (the Illusionist)
    hmm…all soundtracks except one, and two Magnetic Fields songs already mentioned

  • neintales

    Absolution – Gary Numan
    Acid Head – Glay
    Acceleration – Machines of Loving Grace
    Across the Highlands – Kamelot
    Adieu – the Seatbelts (ok, I dipped into d there, but I was actually listening to my Cowboy Bebop OST’s today)

  • Justin

    Academy Fight Song – Mission of Burma (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppt0mVjOk9w)
    Across the Sea – Weezer
    No MoB?! I’m disappointed.

  • Julia

    aw, i like Frente too. takes me back to the year in high school when i didn’t make high honor role because i was having fun. ;)
    “About A Girl” Nirvana
    “Above You, Below Me” Badly Drawn Boy
    “Abracadabra” Steve Miller Band
    “The Absence of God” Rilo Kiley
    “Accident and Emergency” Patrick Wolf
    “Accidental Death” Rilo Kiley
    “Accidentally Kelly Street” Frente!
    “Accidents Will Happen” Elvis Costello
    “Across The Lines” Tracy Chapman
    “Act of The Apostle” Belle and Sebastian

  • spluffer

    About To Begin – Robin Trower
    Absolutely Sweet Marie – George Harrison; Jason and the Scorchers
    Accidentally Like a Martyr – Warren Zevon
    Achilles Last Stand – Led Zeppelin
    Ack ack ack ack – Minutemen
    Across the Borderline – Ry Cooder
    Across The Universe – 10CC
    Act Of Love – Neil Young
    The Scorchers’ version of Sweet Marie is just about my favorite cover of any Dylan song.

  • Saffi

    Abuelita, by Richard Shindell – probably THE most heartbreaking song on my iPod. It’s about one of the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, women who gathered at a fountain in Buenos Aires, demanding to know what had happened to their children and grandchildren. Estimates say 30,000 people were “disappeared” during Argentina’s Dirty War, and in a lot of cases, if a kidnapped woman was pregnant, she was kept alive until the child was born, and the baby was given to a military family:
    In my mind, there are pictures of your face
    As it might be now, and I pray I would know you.
    Now I’m awake by the fountain in the square
    You can find me there, and I will tell you a story:
    Soledad was your mother’s name
    She fell in love with my Juan Luis
    Now they are gone, but I am still your abuelita.

    Every time I hear this song I find myself sobbing.

  • About To Make Me Leave Home – Bonnie Raitt
    Above Ground – Norah Jones
    Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
    Absolutely Sweet Marie – Bob Dylan
    Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
    Acadian Driftwood – The Band
    The Acid Queen – The Who
    Acony Bell – Gillian Welch
    Across The Border – Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris
    Across The Universe -The Beatles

  • Frente’s cover of Bizarre Love Triangle is better than the New Order original in my book, FWIW.

  • mountainguy

    Something about us – Daft Punk
    Everything about you – Ugly Kid Joe

  • Sylocat

    “Achy Breaky Song” – Weird Al Yankovic
    “All About the Pentiums” – Weird Al Yankovic
    “All My Best Friends are Metalheads” – Less Than Jake
    “All Star” – Smash Mouth
    “Ana Ng” – They Might Be Giants
    “Another Small Adventure” – Chantal Kreviazuk

  • Jon H

    There’s a sweet version of Accentuate the Positive by Kelly Hogan and John Rauhouse on Rauhouse’s “Steel Guitar Air Show” CD.

  • About Her – Malcolm McLaren
    About the Ocean – Glen Campbell
    About Time – Elbow
    Above Your Eyes – Scanner
    Abra Cadaver – The Hives
    Absent Friend – Bark Psychosis
    Absinthe Party At the Fly Honey Warehouse – Minus the Bear
    Absolutely Cuckoo – The Magnetic Fields
    Accelerate – R.E.M.
    Acceleration Group – The Sound
    Accelerator – Primal Scream
    Accept Yourself – The Smiths
    According to Plan – I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness
    Ace of Spades – Motorhead
    Acid Police – Boredoms
    Acquiesce – Oasis
    Acrobat – Achtung Baby
    Across the Universe – Fiona Apple
    Acrostico – Gui Boratto
    Act 1 Minotaure Ex – Laurent Garnier
    Act of the Apostle – Belle & Sebastian
    Act Surprised – Superchunk
    I’m normally not much of a Glen Cambell song, but “About the Ocean” is an amazing song. And I was only introduced to The Sound recently, but their “Acceleration Group” quickly became one of my favourite buried UK post-punk gems.

  • Fan. Normally not much of a Glen Campbell fan.

  • “Abraham, Martin, and John”, by Marvin Gaye
    “Ábrándos szép napok”, by Dolly Roll
    “Absolution”, by Neo
    “An Accountant’s Dream”, by Omega
    “Acid”, by Emm Gryner
    “The Acid Queen”, by The Who
    “Across this Antheap”, by XTC
    “Action Speaks Louder than Words”, by Omega

  • cminus

    Cutting out whatever Fred already has, which I am pleased to note includes a song by Cibo Matto, who I believe I recommended to Fred on an earlier list. Probably just coincidence, but just in case, woo!
    “Absolute Beginners”, David Bowie
    “Absolute Beginners”, The Jam
    “Absolute Reality”, The Alarm
    “Absolutely Bill’s Mood”, They Might Be Giants
    “Accidentally Like A Martyr”, Warren Zevon
    “According To Plan”, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness
    “Achy Breaky Song”, Weird Al Yankovic
    “Acid Again”, Meat Beat Manifesto
    “Acid Queen”, Cheryl Freeman (from the Broadway version of “Tommy”)
    “Acid Queen”, The Who
    “Across The River”, Peter Gabriel
    “Act Naturally”, The Beatles
    “Actions Not Words”, Crash Romeo
    Most recommended: “Accidentally Like A Martyr”, definitely. Probably Zevon’s best album, and also his most accessible one. For a runner up, “Absolute Beginners” is an excellent song and a good introduction to the Jam.

  • Emcee

    “Accident Waiting to Happen” Original Cast of The Drowsy Chaperone
    And this isn’t really a song, but
    “Absent Almost Always” Elaine Stritch At Liberty*
    *From her one-woman show, this particular cut is her describing the many incidents and people that helped her through giving up alcohol after a many-decades long addiction. One of my favorites: “Stephen Sondheim’s approval. That’ll keep you clean for a good two, three years.”

  • Mike Wyatt

    “About to Crash”, by Dream Theater
    “About to Crash (Reprise)”, by Dream Theater
    “Access Denied”, by Porcupine Tree
    “Aching Hunger”, by Steve Vai
    “Acid Rain”, by Liquid Tension Experiment
    “Acrobat”, by U2

  • Ellen M

    I’ve got a couple, but the only two worth mentioning are “Above” by Blue Man Group and “Aces High” by Iron Maiden.

  • Ah, late again.
    About a Boy – Patti Smith
    About to Happen – Siouxie
    About Today – The National
    Abracadabra – The Legendary Pink Dots
    Abraham, Martin and John – Dion
    Absenter – Jawbox
    Absolute Beginners – David Bowie
    Absolute Elsewhere – COIL
    Absolutely Sweet Marie – Bob Dylan
    Absolution – Gary Numan
    Absolution – Redemption
    Academy Fight Song – Mission of Burma
    Acanthared – Amon Tobin
    Accelerate – Kode IV
    Accept Yourself – The Smiths
    Accident Waiting to Happen – Billy Bragg
    Accidental Protege – Death in June
    Accidentally 4th Street – Figures on the Beach
    According to Plan – I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness
    Acf – Stabbing Westward
    Ach Golgotha – Current 93
    Achtung – Screeching Weasel
    Acquiessce – k.d. lang
    Acrobat – U2
    Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
    Across a Thousand Blades – Black Tape for a Blue Girl
    Across the Lines – Tracy Chapman
    Across the River – Lucero
    Across the Sky – Emilie Autumn
    Across the Universe – The Beatles
    Across the Universe – Laibach
    Across the Wire – Calexico
    Action Radar – The Prodigy

  • cyllan

    Testing a possible italics fix in a mostly dead thread. Pay no attention to the woman behind the curtains.

  • cyllan

    Testing again