For the most part, radio in the U.S. plays crap. There's some good stuff out there, but you'd never know it. That ends right now.

From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Cheating And It Sounds So Good

Sleep. I haven't slept well decently in three days, and it's one of those nights where I will probably nod off in the middle of writing this post. Started doing what I should have writing earlier, and got to the point where to continue would take more brain power than I currently have on reserve.

So here I am ready to do another Tuesday Twisted MixTape for Miss Jen over at My Skewed View. I liked this week's theme: Cheating Songs. Yeah, time to get down and dirty. So let's not waste any more brain power, here are my picks for the week.


When all else fails, throw on a little Marvin Gaye.

"Heard It Through The Grapevine"


Second choice is quite probably a song based on reality. Way back before she was Mrs. Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa was just a singer in his rock & roll band. He was married (what was he thinking when he married a definitely-not Jersey girl) and she was there when his wife was not. So you do the math on where the inspiration for this song came from.

"Come Tomorrow"


Flat out call it what it is. Lying and cheating. The Eagles laid it all out there. Because I couldn't find a live video from back before Glen Frey looked like a banker, and I can't watch videos with him looking like a banker, so here's the studio track.

"Lying Eyes"


Dark and dirty. yeah. If the theme works, it's fair game to bring in some friends. From Survivor, calling it what it is.

"Backstreet Love Affair"

I think this is probably my favorite cheating song, though mostly because I love the guitar, the tempo, the vocal, the lyrics. "I know her love is true, but it's so damn easy making love to you." hell yeah, that's cheating. But it's so good. Bryan Adams...

"Run To You"

Now don't go doing anything.... oh hell, do whatever you want.


My Skewed View

22 comments:

  1. Love your list especially Lying Eyes. As I was reading, I thought of REO Speewagon's "Take It On The Run". So many more to choose from. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Cathy, I always read Jen's post before I do mine and she used the REO tune, which is a great one. There are so many great cheating songs, it makes you wonder.

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  2. Great list, hadn't heard the Patti Scialfa or the Survivor songs before. Loved the Marvin Gaye and Bryan Adams!

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  3. Enjoyed your mix-tape list! Now I have "Lying Eyes" in my head. :D Good one!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, it's not a bad song to have in your head, is it?

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  4. Great job! Love Patti's song (I think I'm one of the few to have her last two albums in Lexington). How did I ever forget about the Gladys Knight ... oops, Marvin Gaye song, "I heard it through the Grapevine?" Really a good mix!

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    1. 23rd Street Lullaby was ok, but I love Rumble Doll. Still on my occasional rotation. Thanks Rich.

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  5. Lying Eyes is one of my absolute favorite songs!!

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    1. It's definitely stood the test of time. Thanks for stopping by Robbie.

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  6. What a perfect list. I love "Lying Eyes". Ah, and "Run to You" by Bryan Adams is one of my favorite songs. It never crossed my mind to post him on my list.

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    1. Run is one of my favorites too. Will still turn it up if it comes on the radio. Thanks Donetta.

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  7. Nice list. I immediately thought of "Lying Eyes," but opted not to use it. Glad to see someone include it.

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  8. Dude. I LOVE THIS LIST. But that's probably because we are both so smart. My husband was scandalized that I didn't use Lyin' Eyes, I told him I had to draw the line somewhere, and that I was just hoping some brilliant mixer would use it. Of course.
    Everything. Bryan Adams, SURVIVOR! of course!!!

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    1. yes, yes we are smart aren't we. Thanks dudette.

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  9. I'd forgotten all about that Survivor song - great choice. And yeah. Lyin' Eyes. Totally perfect. Hope you got some sleep!

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    1. Thought of another great one a few minutes ago. The Beatles "Run For Your Life." Slept somewhat better last night, I was seriously bouncing off the walls yesterday. Thanks Kristi.

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  10. I've heard "Lying Eyes" so many times on the radio but never really bothered to listen to the lyrics and know what the song's about. Now I do. :) Great to hear a Survivor song again!

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    1. well, it's about cheatin" lol. yep. glad you enjoyed the Survivor song too. thanks for stopping by.

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