It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It): Twenty-Two Great Rolling Stones Moments (One Song from Each Album). Happy Birthday to Mick Jagger, 72 Today.

1.  The Rolling Stones ‘Tell Me (You’re Coming Back)’

(from the album The Rolling Stones, 1964).

2.  The Rolling Stones ‘Off the Hook’

(from the album The Rolling Stones No.2, 1965).

3.  The Rolling Stones ‘I’m Free’

(from the album Out of Our Heads, 1965).

4.  The Rolling Stones ‘Under My Thumb’

(from the album Aftermath, 1966).

5.  The Rolling Stones ‘Back Street Girl’

(from the album Between the Buttons, 1967).

6.  The Rolling Stones ‘2000 Light Years from Home’

(from the album Their Satanic Majesties Request, 1967).

7.  The Rolling Stones ‘Sympathy for the Devil’

(from the album Beggars Banquet, 1968).

8.  The Rolling Stones ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’

(from the album Let It Bleed, 1969).

9.  The Rolling Stones ‘Brown Sugar’

(from the album Sticky Fingers, 1971).

10. The Rolling Stones ‘Shine A Light’

(from the album Exile on Main St., 1972).

11. The Rolling Stones ‘Angie’

(from the album Goats Head Soup, 1973).

12. The Rolling Stones ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)’

(from the album It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll, 1974).

13. The Rolling Stones ‘Fool to Cry’

(from the album Black and Blue, 1976).

14. The Rolling Stones ‘Miss You’

(from the album Some Girls, 1978).

15. The Rolling Stones ‘Indian Girl’

(from the album Emotional Rescue, 1980).

16. The Rolling Stones ‘Start Me Up’

(from the album Tattoo You, 1981).

17. The Rolling Stones ‘Undercover of the Night’

(from the album Undercover, 1983).

18. The Rolling Stones ‘One Hit (To the Body)’

(from the album Dirty Work, 1986).

19. The Rolling Stones ‘Slipping Away’

(from the album Steel Wheels, 1989).

20. The Rolling Stones ‘Out of Tears’

(from the album Voodoo Lounge, 1994).

21. The Rolling Stones ‘Anybody Seen My Baby?’

(from the album Bridges to Babylon, 1997).

22. The Rolling Stones ‘Streets of Love’

(from the album A Bigger Bang, 2005).

I Don’t Have the Map: Ten Songs About Islands. Bonnie Prince Charlie Lands on Eriskay, Hebrides in the Last Jacobite Rebellion. This Day in History, 25/07/1745.

1.  Blondie ‘Island of Lost Souls’

(from the album The Hunter, 1982).

2.  Idlewild ‘I Don’t Have the Map’

(from the album 100 Broken Windows, 1998).

3.  Pixies ‘Isla de Encanta’

(from the album Come On Pilgrim, 1987).

4.  Madonna ‘La Isla Bonita’

(from the album True Blue, 1986).

5.  Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton ‘Islands in the Stream’

(from the album Eyes That See in the Dark, 1983).

6.  Weezer ‘Island in the Sun’

(from the album Weezer, 2001).

7.  Billy Bragg ‘Island of No Return’

(from the album Brewing Up With Billy Bragg, 1984).

8.  Beach Boys ‘Kokomo’

(from the album Still Cruisin’, 1989).

9.  Lou Reed ‘Coney Island Baby’

(from the album Coney Island Baby, 1976).

10. Mull Historical Society ‘Mull Historical Society’

(from the album Loss, 2001).

Teenage Riot: Ten Great Sonic Youth Moments. Happy Birthday to Thurston Moore, 57 Today.

1.  Sonic Youth ‘Teenage Riot’

(from the album Daydream Nation, 1988).

2.  Sonic Youth ‘Sugar Kane’

(from the album Dirty, 1992).

3.  Sonic Youth ‘Death Valley ’69’

(from the album Bad Moon Rising, 1985).

4.  Sonic Youth ‘Disappearer’

(from the album Goo, 1990).

5.  Sonic Youth ‘Expressway to Yr. Skull’

(from the album EVOL, 1986).

6.  Sonic Youth ‘Bull in the Heather’

(from the album Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, 1994).

7.  Sonic Youth ‘Little Trouble Girl’

(from the album Washing Machine, 1995).

8.  Sonic Youth ‘Schizophrenia’

(from the album Sister, 1987).

9.  Sonic Youth ‘Sacred Trickster’

(from the album The Eternal, 2009).

10. Sonic Youth ‘Sunday’

(from the album A Thousand Leaves, 1998).

Song for Bob Dylan: Ten Songs Which Name-check Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan Releases ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. This Day in History, 24/07/1965.

1.  David Bowie ‘Song for Bob Dylan’

(from the album Hunky Dory, 1971).

2.  The Who ‘The Seeker’

(single A-side, 1970).

3.  Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins ‘The Charging Sky’

(from the album Rabbit Fur Coat, 2006).

4.  Belle & Sebastian ‘Like Dylan in the Movies’

(from the album If You’re Feeling Sinister, 1996).

5.  The Auteurs ‘Chinese Bakery’

(from the album Now I’m A Cowboy, 1994).

6.  John Lennon ‘God’

(from the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, 1970).

7.  T-Rex ‘Ballrooms of Mars’

(from the album The Slider, 1972).

8.  Stephen Malkmus ‘Jo Jo’s Jacket’

(from the album Stephen Malkmus, 2001).

9.  Wilco ‘Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard’

(from the More Like the Moon EP, 2003).

10. Syd Barrett ‘Bob Dylan Blues’

(recorded in 1970).

Celluloid Heroes: Ten Songs Which Name-check Actors and Actresses. Happy Birthday to Woody Harrelson, 54 Today.

1.  Madonna ‘Vogue’

(from the album The Immaculate Collection, 1990).

2.  James ‘Just Like Fred Astaire’

(from the album Millionaires, 1999).

3.  John Cale ‘Leaving It Up to You’

(from the album Helen of Troy, 1975).

4.  Gomez ’78 Stone Wobble’

(from the album Bring It On, 1998).

5.  The Kinks ‘Celluloid Heroes’

(from the album Everybody’s in Show-Biz, 1972).

6.  Lou Reed ‘City Lights’

(from the album The Bells, 1981).

7.  Kim Carnes ‘Bette Davis Eyes’

(from the album Mistaken Identity, 1981).

8.  Ultrasound ‘Kurt Russell’

(B-side of the single Best Wishes, 1998).

9.  R.E.M. ‘Man on the Moon’

(from the album Automatic for the People, 1992).

10. Gil Scott-Heron ‘B-Movie’

(from the album Reflections, 1981).

$1,000 Dollar Wedding: Ten Songs About Weddings. Prince Andrew Marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey. This Day in History, 23/07/1986.

1.  Gram Parsons ‘$1,000 Dollar Wedding’

(from the album Grievous Angel, 1974).

2.  Rolling Stones ‘Dear Doctor’

(from the album Beggar’s Banquet, 1968).

3.  Johnny Cash ‘Jackson’

(single A-side, 1967).

4.  Billy Idol ‘White Wedding Pt.1’

(from the album Billy Idol, 1982).

5.  Radiohead ‘A Punch Up At A Wedding (No No No No No)’

(from the album Hail to the Thief, 2003).

6.  The Ronettes ‘Chapel of Love’

(from the album Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes, 1964).

7.  Morrissey ‘Kick the Bride Down the Aisle’

(from the album World Peace is None of Your Business, 2014).

8.  The Screaming Blue Messiahs ‘Watusi Wedding’

(from the album Totally Religious, 1989).

9.  The Auteurs ‘Wedding Day’

(B-side of How Could I Be Wrong?, 1993).

10. The Beatles ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’

(single A-side, 1969).

Tempted: Ten Songs About Affairs. Happy Birthday to Monica Lewinsky, 42 Today.

1.  Pixies ‘Bone Machine’

(from the album Surfer Rosa, 1988).

2.  Pulp ‘Pencil Skirt’

(from the album Different Class, 1995).

3.  The Smiths ‘William, It Was Really Nothing’

(from the album Hatful of Hollow, 1984).

4.  Bob Dylan ‘Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)’

(from the album Blonde on Blonde, 1966).

5.  Squeeze ‘Tempted’

(from the album East Side Story, 1981).

6.  Jimi Hendrix ‘Hey Joe’

(single A-side, 1966).

7.  Dolly Parton ‘Jolene’

(from the album Jolene, 1974).

8.  Whitney Houston ‘Saving All My Love For You’

(from the album Whitney Houston, 1985).

9.  Connie Francis ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’

(single A-side, 1959).

10. Tindersticks ‘No More Affairs’

(from the album Tindersticks, 1995).

Let’s Go Fucking Mental: Twenty Welsh Bands. Happy Birthday to Actor and Musician Rhys Ifans, 48 Today.

1.  The Peth ‘Let’s Go Fucking Mental’

(from the album The Golden Mile, 2008).

2.  Manic Street Preachers ‘From Despair to Where’

(from the album Gold Against the Soul, 1993).

3.  Super Furry Animals ‘Something 4 The Weekend’

(from the album Fuzzy Logic, 1996).

4.  Melys ‘Chinese Whispers’

(from the Chinese Whispers EP, 2001).

5.  Catatonia ‘Sweet Catatonia’

(from the album Way Beyond Blue, 1996).

6.  Los Campesinos! ‘Death to Los Campesinos’

(from the album Hold on Now, Youngster …, 2008).

7.  60ft Dolls ‘Pig Valentine’

(from the album The Big 3, 1997).

8.  Stereophonics ‘More Life in A Tramp’s Vest’

(from the album Word Gets Around, 1997).

9. Helen Love ‘Punk Boy’

(from the album Radio Hits, 1994).

10. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci ‘Patio Song’

(from the album Barafundle, 1997).

11. Jack ‘Nico’s Children’

(from the album The Jazz Age, 1998).

12. The Darling Buds ‘Hit the Ground’

(from the album Pop Said …, 1988).

13. The Joy Formidable ‘Austere’

(from the album The Big Roar, 2001).

14. Murry the Hump ‘Green Green Grass’

(from the album Songs of Ignorance, 2001).

15. Big Leaves ‘Meillionen’

(from the album Pwy Sy’n Galw?, 1999).

16. Feeder ‘Tangerine’

(from the album Polythene, 1997).

17. Topper ‘Something to Tell Her’

(from the mini-album Something to Tell Her, 1997).

18. The Alarm ‘A New South Wales’

(from the album Change, 1989).

19. Datblygu ‘Casserole Efeilliaid’

(from the single Hwgr-Grawth-Og, 1986).

20. Y Niwl ‘Undegpedwar’

(from the album Y Niwl, 2010).

Panic in Detroit: Ten Songs About Detroit. Aretha Franklin is Arrested in Detroit for Creating A Disturbance. This Day in History, 22/07/1969.

1.  The White Stripes ‘The Big Three Killed My Baby’

(from the album The White Stripes, 1999).

2.  Alice Cooper ‘Be My Lover’

(from the album Killer, 1971).

3.  Blondie ‘Detroit 442’

(from the album Plastic Letters, 1978).

4.  David Bowie ‘Panic in Detroit’

(from the album Aladdin Sane, 1973).

5.  MC5 ‘Motor City is Burning’

(from the album Kick Out the Jams, 1969).

6.  Johnny Cash ‘One Piece At A Time’

(from the album One Piece At A Time, 1976).

7.  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ‘Dancing in the Street’

(from the album Dance Party, 1965).

8.  Patti Smith ’25th Floor’

(from the album Easter, 1978).

9.  ELO ‘All Over the World’

(from the album Xanadu, 1980).

10. Marvin Gaye ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)’

(from the album What’s Going On, 1971).

I Predict A Riot: Ten Songs About Riots. Six Days After African-American James Powell is Shot by Police Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan, Sparking the Harlem Riot, the Bedford YMCA, Brooklyn Hosts a Meeting of V.I.P. of Black organizations with Captain Edward Jenkins, Commanding Officer of the 79th Precinct. During the Day, They Look at Plausible Explanations for the Riot and Also At Lieutenant Gilligan’s Case. This Day in History, 21/07/1964.

1.  The Clash ‘White Riot’

(from the album The Clash, 1977).

2.  Kaiser Chiefs ‘I Predict A Riot’

(from the album Employment, 2005).

3.  The Mothers of Invention ‘Trouble Every Day’

(from the album Freak Out!, 1966).

4.  David Bowie ‘Black Tie White Noise’

(from the album Black Tie White Noise, 1993).

5.  Arctic Monkeys ‘Riot Van’

(from the album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, 2006).

6.  Sonic Youth ‘Teenage Riot’

(from the album Daydream Nation, 1988).

7.  The Stone Roses ‘Bye Bye Badman’

(from the album The Stone Roses, 1989).

8.  The Wailers ‘Burnin’ and Lootin’

(from the album Burnin’, 1973).

9.  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‘Ohio’

(single A-side, 1970).

10. The Doors ‘L.A. Woman’

(from the album L.A. Woman, 1971).