Song of the Day #3,026: ‘Dangerous’ – The Doobie Brothers

doobie_brothersThis track, the only hit from The Doobie Brothers’ 1991 album Brotherhood, is an ode to original band member Patrick Simmons’ favorite means of transportation — a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Ten years later, sometime Doobie Brother Michael Hossack was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, thereby proving the accuracy of this song’s title.

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Song of the Day #3,025: ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ – The Eagles

eagles_one_of_these_nightsThe Random iTunes Fairy is amused that I bought an Eagles album after years of dissing the band. Specifically, I downloaded their extended greatest hits collection after discovering that it’s really just Hotel California (the song and the album) that turns me off. I’m actually pretty fond of the earlier, more country-flavored songs.

‘Lyin’ Eyes,’ from the 1975 release One of These Nights is a good example. Written, like so many Eagles hits, by Don Henley and Glenn Frey, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ won a Grammy and reached the top ten on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Country charts.

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Song of the Day #3,020: ‘Girlfriend’ – Matthew Sweet

For the first time in the eight years I’ve been blogging, a hurricane is hitting South Florida. I have a lot of experience with hurricanes, from Andrew in 2002 1992 to the quintet of storms that passed through my area in 2004-2005. And working in the media, I know how coverage of these events and their aftermath dominates my life for days and weeks.

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