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I got no plans for tomorrow …

Quality Street,” Van Morrison
Que Sera Sera,” Pink Martini
Que Sera Sera,” Sly and the Family Stone
The Queen and the Soldier,” Suzanne Vega
Queen Jane Approximately,” Bob Dylan
Queen of Hearts,” Juice Newton
Queen of the Supermarket,” Bruce Springsteen
Queen of the World,” Ida Maria
Queen’s Tattoos,” Aztec Camera
Queer,” Garbage
A Question of Will,” Dondolo
Questions,” Jack Johnson

When I was a kid I went to camp for one week every summer. (Northern Frontier Boys’ Brigade camp, for the record, beautiful place.) And one summer, I guess when I was 13, the last song I heard on the radio before heading off to the Adirondacks for a week was Juice Newton’s “Queen of Hearts.” It thus got stuck — deeply, deeply stuck — in my head for the whole week. While hiking, canoeing or swimming in the lake, some part of my brain was singing, “Midni-i-ight, and I’m a waitin’ on the 12-o-5 …”

That’s why I will probably always love that song and why I will probably always hate that song.

  • Anonymous

    “Quality” – Paul Simon
    “A Quarter to Three” – Sleater-Kinney
    “The Queen And The Soldier” – Gráda
    “The Queen And The Soldier” – Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts
    “Queen Bee” – Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate
    “Queen Of The Silver Dollar” – Sarah Jarosz (with Black Prarie)
    “A Quick One (While He’s Away)” – The Who (2 versions)
    “Quicksand” – T-Bone Burnett
    “Quiniela” – Duane Eddy
    “Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)” – Bob Dylan
    “Quit Your Low Down Ways” – Bob Dylan

  • LL

    Now it’s in my head, dammit. 

  • http://www.crochetgeek.net Jackbishop

    “Quadrophenia”, by the Who
    “Quagmire in a State of Permanent Abyss”, by Future Sound of London
    “Queen Bitch”, by David Bowie
    “Quicksand”, by David Bowie
    “Qurna (Mister Christian on the Decks)”, by Banco de Gaia

  • http://lonesomenumber1.livejournal.com/ Chris

    “Quare Bungle Rye,” The Dubliners
    “Que Sera Sera,” Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
    “Queen Jane Approximately,” Bob Dylan
    “Queen of Hearts,” Rodney Crowell (He wrote it; he deserves at least part of the blame/credit.)
    “Queen of the Silver Dollar,” Emmylou Harris
    “Quelque Chose Sur Mon Idee (There’s Something on My Mind),” Clifton Chenier
    “Question of Temperature,” Brownsville Station
    “Quiet Night,” Jim Gaudet
    “Quiet Night,” The Mother Truckers
    “Quit Hollerin’ at Me,” John Prine
    “Quite Yet,” Jim Gaudet
    “Quits,” Gary Stewart

    I went to summer camp thirty miles southeast of North River. http://www.forestlakecamp.com/

  • Anonymous

    Here at work, all I have in that alphabetic range is:

    “Question” – Moody Blues

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Lipton/100001171828568 Jeff Lipton

    I went through a Juice Newton / Suzy Quatro phase.  I don’t have either CD any more, but still like their songs.  I might have to get them again, if iTunes has them.

  • Anonymous

    Off topic, but Fred, you might be interested to hear that Merle Haggard agree’s with you. His song “America First” is, refreshingly enough, not about blowing up brown people, but about rebuilding highways and bridges.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDoYsBAyFb0&feature=relmfuMerle Haggard:making infrastructure cool again.

  • Amaryllis

    tell ‘em Queen Anne’s dead.

    Quant yver la bise ameine – Anonymous 4
    Quartre Branles – The Broadside Band
    Queen Among the Heather – Belle Stewart
    Queen Anne’s Revenge – Flogging Molly
    The Queen of Argyll – Silly Wizard
    The Queen of May – The Chieftains
    The Queen’s Birthday – Brass Monkey
    Quem creditis super astra – Anonymous 4
    Quem trina polluit – Trio Medieval
    Quidquid vidit oculo – Canty
    Quis est deus – Anuna

  • Amaryllis

    tell ‘em Queen Anne’s dead.

    Quant yver la bise ameine – Anonymous 4
    Quartre Branles – The Broadside Band
    Queen Among the Heather – Belle Stewart
    Queen Anne’s Revenge – Flogging Molly
    The Queen of Argyll – Silly Wizard
    The Queen of May – The Chieftains
    The Queen’s Birthday – Brass Monkey
    Quem creditis super astra – Anonymous 4
    Quem trina polluit – Trio Medieval
    Quidquid vidit oculo – Canty
    Quis est deus – Anuna

  • Tonio

    That’s a refreshing change for Haggard. I still resent the outright lies he told in “Fightin’ Side of Me,” which wrongly accuses anyone opposing the Vietnam war of being Communist and anti-American and cowardly. And then there’s the hypocrisy of “Okie From Muskogee,” which condemns the use of one illegal drug (marijuana) while praising another (moonshine).

  • Tonio

    No Queensryche? About a decade ago, they toured with Iron Maiden and Halford, uniting three of the finest vocalists in the classic metal style. One site dubbed it the Three Tenors from Hell.

  • Tonio

    No Queensryche? About a decade ago, they toured with Iron Maiden and Halford, uniting three of the finest vocalists in the classic metal style. One site dubbed it the Three Tenors from Hell.

  • http://guy-who-reads.blogspot.com/ Mike Timonin

    Well, but Queensryche is the name of the band, not the name of a song.

    I have only one Q song at the moment:

    Quake – Balance and Composure

    I don’t know where I got this song, probably a free download from Amazon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.maki Jon Maki

     I wasn’t going to post, because I didn’t have much in this range, but since you brought it up…

    Queen of the Reich – Queensryche
    Queen Wasp – The Misfits
    Queer – Garbage

    Also?  Three Tenors from Hell sounds awesome.
    About 16 years ago I saw Queensryche when they were on tour in support of their album Promised Land.
    Several songs in, Geoff Tate said, “It’s a long way to the Promised Land.  I hope you won’t mind if we take a little detour through…Operation:  Mindcrime.”
    They did the whole thing.
    That was, for me, a very good day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/imathers Ian Mathers

    A Quality of Forgiveness in Animals – Leverage Models
    Quartet No. 8 (Allegro Molto) – Shostakovich
    Quartet No. 8 (Largo) – Shostakovich
    Quarto Quadro “Dell’universo Assente” – Luciano Cilio
    Quasarsphere – Manuel Gottsching
    Queen Anne – The Wedding Present
    The Queen Is Dead/Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty – The Smiths
    Queen Jane Approximately – Bob Dylan
    Queen of the Night – Michael Nyman
    Queen of the Troubled Teens – Idlewild
    The Queen of Ur and the King of Um – Wire
    Queens Get the Money – Nas
    A Question of Degree – Wire
    Questioningly – The Ramones
    Questions and Answers – The Apples in Stereo

  • rm

    Quartet for oboe, violin, viola & cello in F major, K. 370 (K. 368b): 3. Rondo Allegro — someone playing Mozart
    The Queen and the Soldier — Suzanne Vega, and also covers by Grada and by Kate Rusby & Kathryn Roberts
    Queen Bee — Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate
    Queen of the Hop — Bobby Darin
    Queen of the Silver Dollar — Sarah Jarosz with Black Prairie
    Questions 67 and 68 — Chicago
    Questions for the Angels — Paul Simon
    Quick Marches Medley — The Pipes And Drums And Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
    Quicksand — Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
    Quiet Your Mind — Zac Brown Band
    Quill Blues — Big Boy Cleveland
    Quill Ditty — Mike Seeger
    Quills — Dom Flemons
    Quinn the Eskimo — Bob Dylan (album, live, and Basement)
    Quintet for horn, violin, 2 violas & cello in E flat major, K. 407 (K. 386c): 3. Allegro — someone playing Mozart
    Quit Kicking My Dog Around — Bob Dylan
    Quit Tickling Me — Calvin Cole
    Quite Early Morning — The Mammals
    Quittin’ Time Song — Samuel Brooks

  • rm

    I know “Queen of Hearts” through Dave Edmunds’s version. It is catchy.

  • Brian

    @Chris: Hank DeVito, Emmylou Harris’ steel player, wrote “Queen of Hearts”; the song was on a Rodney Crowell album. And @rm: if you’ve heard the Edmunds version, you’ve heard Newton’s; the arrangement is exactly the same, right down to the acoustic guitar strummed chord answer to the chorus lyric, but the guitar solo on Edmund’s record is way better.

  • Brian

    @Chris: Hank DeVito, Emmylou Harris’ steel player, wrote “Queen of Hearts”; the song was on a Rodney Crowell album. And @rm: if you’ve heard the Edmunds version, you’ve heard Newton’s; the arrangement is exactly the same, right down to the acoustic guitar strummed chord answer to the chorus lyric, but the guitar solo on Edmund’s record is way better.

  • Anonymous

    Que’ Onda Guero – Beck

    Quiet – The Smashing Pumpkins

    Quiet Houses – Fleet Foxes

  • Jonathan Pinyan

    Someday, somebody’s gonna ask you a question that you should say ‘yes’ to, once in your life.

    All I have in this range is the eminently romantic proposal song “Question”, as originally performed by the Old 97′s, and as re-recorded by their lead singer Rhett Miller for his solo album (the latter is featured on an episode of Scrubs). I have in fact seen a man propose marriage during this song at a concert (she said yes).

  • http://twitter.com/Jenk3 Jen K

    Quarter to Three – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
    Queen of Argyll – Avalon Rising
    Queen of Argyll – Steve Macdonald
    Queen of the Supermarket – Bruce Springsteen
    Quicksilver Girl – Steve Miller Band

  • http://www.country2.blogspot.com Riggsveda

    Fred, I just got back to your site and saw the news.  I’m so sorry.  I know from first-hand how scary and disorienting  losing a job is, even when you expect it.  On the other hand, my husband makes his living as an independent contractor, with regular layoffs, so the best thing I can say is, the layoff period can be a really good time to retrench, relax, and catch up.  Please let us know how it goes.

  • Michael Cule

    QUIET by Paul Simon (which I can’t remember a thing about) and

    QUIET! from Act II of CANDIDE of which the Old Lady’s lines are the most memorable:OLD LADY
    No doubt you’ll think I’m giving inTo petulance and malice,But in candor I am forced to sayThat I’m sick of gracious living inThis stuffy little palaceAnd I wish that I could leave today.I have suffered a lotAnd I’m certainly notUnaware that this life has its black side.I have starved in a ditch,I’ve been burned for a witch,And I’m missing the half of my backside.I’ve been beaten and whippedAnd repeatedly stripped,I’ve been forced into all kinds of whoredom;But I’m finding of lateThat the very worst fateIs to perish of comfort and BOREDOM.

    I was once, what is more,Nearly sawed in fourBy a specially clumsy magician;And you’d think I would feelAfter such an ordealThat there’s charm in my present position.But I’d far rather beIn a tempest at sea,Or a bloody North African riot,Than to sit in this dumpOn what’s left of my rumpAnd put up with this terrible QUIET

  • Michael Cule

    Hmm, Disqus she no like the line breaks…

  • Ganimed

    Quagmire / In a State of Permanent Abyss – The Future Sound of London
    The Quarterdrawing of the Dog – Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Queen Bitch – David Bowie
    The Queen is Dead – The Smiths
    Queen Jane Approximately – Bob Dylan
    Queer – Garbage
    Quest For Fire – Iron Maiden
    A Question of Degree – Wire
    A Question of Lust – Depeche Mode
    A Question of Time – Depeche Mode
    Quicksand – David Bowie
    Quiet – The Smashing Pumpkins
    Quintessence – Mastodon
    Quintet for clarinet and strings in A Major K581 – Mozart

  • Theo

    I’ve only halfway reconstructed my own playlist, but…

    Quality or Quantity – Bad Religion
    Queen Jane Aproximately – Bob Dylan
    Queens of Noise – the Runaways
    Questioningly – the Ramones
    A Quick One, While He’s Away – the Who
    Quickstep – the Adverts

    Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) – Bob Dylan
    Quit Your Lowdown Ways – Bob Dylan


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