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the challenge was simple

26 songs

one for each letter of the alphabet


May 2012






inspired by KFOG



  the challenge  
Addiction ~ Kanye West
Baby, It's Cold Outside ~ Lou Rawls & Dianne Reeves
Carry You Around ~ Ani DiFranco
Dreamworld ~ Robin Thicke
El Barrio ~ Los Hombres Calientes
Fight The Power (Part 1 & 2) ~ The Isley Brothers
The Ghetto ~ Donny Hathaway
Have You Ever Loved A Woman ~ Eric Clapton
I Idolize You ~ Lizz Wright
Joy in Repetition ~ Prince
Kinky Reggae ~ Bob Marley
Let Me Blow Ya Mind ~ Gwen Stefani & Eve
Maybe You'll Be There ~ Diana Krall
Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning ~ Aretha
One Nation Under a Groove ~ George Clinton
Pusherman ~ Curtis Mayfield
The Question Of U ~ Prince
Respect Yourself ~ Dr. Mambo's Combo
Son Of A Preacherman ~ Ike & Tina Turner (live in Paris)
Try A Little Tenderness ~ Nancy Wilson
Underground Angel ~ George Clinton
Vidéo ~ india.arie
Who Makes You Feel ~ Dido
Xpectation ~ Prince
You're Making It Hurt Now ~ Morcheeba
Zat You Santa Claus ~ Louis Armstrong

the response

(in order of appearance)

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Ain't too proud to beg - Temptations
Blasphemous Rumors - Depeche Mode
Come Rain or Come Shine - Ray Charles
Defying Gravity - Wicked (Broadway Soundtrack)
Everybody Hurts - REM
Fragile - Sting
Good Riddance - Green Day
He Loves Me - Jill Scott
I Choose - india.arie
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
King of Pain - The Police
Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio
Music - Madonna
No More Drama - Mary J. Blige
One Chance - Eminem
Pride (In the name of love) - U2
Queer - Garbage
Ready for Love - india.arie
Scheherezade - Rimsky-Korsakov
They Live in You - Lion King (Broadway Soundtrack)
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Violet - Seal
What it Feels Like for a Girl - Madonna
X&Y - Coldplay
You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
Zat You Santa Claus - Harry Connick
Alphabet Aerobics – Blackalicious
Bonita Applebum – includes 'Can I Kick It' Intro – Tribe Called Quest
Chuck Baby – Chuck Brown
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans – Louis Armstrong
Egg Man – Beastie Boys
Forever Begins – Common
Get By – Talib Kweli
Hate On Me – Jill Scott
I Try – Macy Gray
Jettin' – Digable Planets
Killing Me Softly With His Song – Fugees
Live At E's – Sublime
Mass Appeal – Gang Starr
Natural Mystic – Bob Marley & The Wailers
One Step Closer To You – Michael Franti And Spearhead
Pride (In The Name Of Love) – Remastered Single version U2
Que Onda Guero – Beck
Rebel Without A Pause – Public Enemy
Strugglin' (Original) – The Snugs
This Ain't Living – G. Love & Special Sauce
Until The Day Is Done – R.E.M.
Valerie - '68 Version – Amy Winehouse
Wildfire (feat. Little Dragon) – Sbtrkt
X-Ray Eyes – Guster
You Got Me – The Roots
Zion – Lauryn Hill
April 29, 1992 (Miami)_ Sublime
Bridge Over Troubled Water _Aretha Franklin
Can't Get Over (How I Broke Your Heart) _Joan Armatrading
Domino Dancing_Pet Shop Boys
Everytime You Go Away _Hall & Oates
Flugzeuge Im Bauch _Xavier Naidoo
The Greatest Love of All _George Benson
Hips Don't Lie (featuring Wyclef Jean) _ Shakira
In Your Eyes (acoustic) _Ben Harper
Jimmy Olsen's Blues _Spin Doctors
King Of New Orleans _Better Than Ezra
Last Dance (Long Version) _Donna Summer
Mind Playing Tricks On Me _Geto Boys
No Son Of Mine _ Genesis
One Little Christmas Tree _Stevie Wonder
Pool Shark _ Sublime
Quiet On Tha Set _N.W.A.
Red Rain _Peter Gabriel
Shed A Little Light _James Taylor
To Zion _Lauryn Hill
Unpretty _ TLC
Valerie _Amy Winehouse
Waiting in Vain _Bob Marley And The Wailers
Xplosion _ Outkast
You've Really Got A Hold On Me _Me'shell Ndegéocello
Zoom _The Commodores

jeff yasmin regina
Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack
Bright Lights - Gary Clark Jr.
Cortez the Killer - Neil Young
Driven to Tears (w/ the Roots) - Sting
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except... - The Beatles
Finish What Ya Started - Van Halen
Goodbye Blue Sky - Pink Floyd
Hots On For Nowhere - Led Zeppelin
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Jericho - Weekend Players
Killing In The Name - Rage Against the Machine
Love Is A Good Thing - Sheryl Crow
Mother Mother - Tracy Bonham
Next Lifetime - Erykah Badu
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
People Say - The Meters
Quicksand - David Bowie
Rat Race - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) - Talking Heads
Use Me (w/ Lenny Kravitz) - Mick Jagger
Violent Love (EP Version) - Oingo Boingo
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses - U2
Xenophobia - Prince
Young Man Blues - Foo Fighters
The Zephyr Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Afro Blue - Coltrane

Bitter - Me'shell Ndegéocello

Chant - Steel Pulse

De Doo - The Police

Everyday People -Sly

Flirt - Cameo

Girl From Ipanema - Getz

Human Nature - Michael Jackson

I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin

Joy And Blues - Ziggy Marley

Keep It Movin - Wynton Kelly

Lush Life - Hartmann

Michelle - The Beatles

Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5

On the Sunny Side of the Street - Dizzy Gillespie

Pastime Paradise - Stevie Wonder

Que Pasa - Horace Silver

Remind Me - Patrice Rushen

Sankofa - Cassandra Wilson

Take Me With U - Prince

U Send Me Swingin' (7" Radio) - Mint Condition

The Very Thought Of You - Charlie Haden & Kenny Barron

The Weight - Cassandra Wilson

X Marks The Spot - Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers

You Send Me - Sam Cooke                        

Zap Babies - Zap Mama

ABC ~Jackson Five

(The) Big Payback ~James Brown
Can't Stand Losing You ~The Police
Day Dreaming ~Lupe Fiasco w/ Jill Scott
Everyday People ~Sly & the Family Stone
Foxy Lady ~Jimmy Hendrix
Gold Digger ~Kanye West w/ Jamie Fox
Hole In The Bucket ~Spearhead
If I Was Your Girlfriend ~Prince
Juicy ~Notorious B.I.G.
Kung Fu Fighting ~Earth, Wind, & Fire
Lapdance ~N.E.R.D.
Mr. Cab Driver ~Lenny Kravitz
Nothing ~Nikka Costa
On & On ~Erikah Badu
Passin' Me By ~The Pharcyde
Quinton's on the Way ~The Pharcyde
Roxanne ~The Police
So Whatcha Want ~Beastie Boys
Tyrone ~Erikah Badu
Use Me ~Bill Withers
Virtual Insanity ~Jamiroquai
White Lines ~ Grand Master Melle Mel

Xplosion ~Outkast

You Got Me ~The Roots
Zimbabwe ~Bob Marley

As Stevie Wonder
Bomb the World Michael Franti
Closer to Fine Indigo Girls
Dat Dere Oscar Brown, Jr.
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic The Police
Fuel Ani Difranco
Gotta Give It Up Marvin Gaye
How Soon is Now The Smiths
Iowa Dar Williams
Joy Inside My Tears Stevie Wonder
King Pizel Kaki King
Late in the Evening Paul Simon
Mudfootball Jack Johnson
Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
Oye Como Va Santana
Panic Switch Silversun Pickups
Quiero Saber Gipsy Kings
The Ride Luka Bloom
Stay This Way the Brand New Heavies
Talkin' Bout a Revolution Tracy Chapman
Unforgettable Fire U2
Village Ghetto Land Steve Wonder
Who's Loving You Jackson 5
Xaba Dollar Brand
You're All I Need to Get By Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Zombie Jamboree Harry Belafonte

i am truly looking forward to this plethora of new music we are about to discover, from each other.