A group music blog of weekly themes. Each week, the moderator will pick a new theme and the members will post songs that fit, especially rare gems others may have not heard before.

We will call attention to forgotten gems and songs that have stood the test of time!

(We wish to stand out from the other blogs out there with this collection of rarities.)

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38 plays
The Sound,
Heads & Hearts

Artist: The Sound
Track: Total Recall
Album: Heads & Hearts
Year: 1985
Theme: Remembering

115 plays
John Hartford,

Artist: John Hartford
Track: First Girl I Loved
Album: Aereo-Plain
Year: 1971
Theme: Remembering

439 plays
Bloc Party,
A Weekend In The City

Artist: Bloc Party
Track: I Still Remember
Album: A Weekend in the City
Year: 2007
Theme: Remembering

40 plays
Operation: Mindcrime (Remastered) [Expanded Edition]

Artist: Queensryche
Track: I Remember Now
Album: Operation Mindcrime
Year: 1988
Theme: Remembering

3,967 plays
Earth Wind and Fire,
The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1

Artist: Earth, Wind and Fire
Track: September
AlbumThe Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1
Year: 1978
Theme: Remembering

541 plays
The Carpenters,
Now & Then

Artist: The Carpenters
Track: Yesterday Once More
Album: Now and Then
Year: 1973
Theme: Remembering

3,257 plays
The Shangri-Las,
Myrmidons of Melodrama

Artist: The Shangri-Las
Track: Remember (Walkin’ in the Sand)
AlbumRemember (Walkin’ in the Sand)
Year: 1964
Theme: Remembering

91 plays
Mary Hopkin

Artist: Mary Hopkin
Track: Those Were The Days
AlbumThose Were The Days
Year: 1968
Theme: Remembering

Dana Carvey’s Grumpy Old Man said, “I don’t like things now compared to the way they used to be.” Lots of things take on a glow in retrospect that wasn’t there in the first place; that’s the nature of nostalgia. This week let’s have songs about remembering—childhood, the old days, lost loves, etc.

The Theme Is: Remembering

Photo credit: Library of Congress

68 plays
The Kinks,
The Kink Kontroversy

Artist: The Kinks
Track: Gotta Get The First Plane Home
Album: The Kink Kontroversy
Year: 1965
Theme: Coming Home

319 plays
Vusi Mahlasela,
African Troubadours: Best Of African Singer-Songwriters


Artist: Vusi Mahlasela
Track: When You Come Back
Album: When You Come Back
Year: 1992
Theme: Coming Home

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58 plays
Chuck Jackson,
The Complete Motown Singles 1969

Artist: Chuck Jackson
Track: Are You Lonely For Me Baby?
Album: Motown M-1144
Year: 1969
Theme: Coming Home

54 plays
Martin Phillipps & The Chills,

Artist: Martin Phillipps & The Chills
Track: Come Home

Album: Sunburnt
Year: 1996
Theme: Coming home

133 plays
Booker T & the MGs,
Green Onions

Artist: Booker T. & The M.G.’s
Track: Comin’ Home Baby

Album: Green Onions
Year: 1962
Theme: Coming home

46 plays
Golden Smog,
Down By The Old Mainstream

Artist: Golden Smog
Track: Won’t Be Coming Home

Album: Down By The Old Mainstream
Year: 1996
Theme: Coming home