Radio Faux Show Volume 2, Number 18 (May 8, 2022): Better Late Than Never

Radio Faux Show Volume 2, Number 18 (May 8, 2022): Better Late Than Never

This Week’s Theme: Better Late Than Never

As I mentioned last week, the next few Faux Shows are going to have a lot less content due to constraints on my time. The themes of the shows are going to be less complex for a while and require a lot less research. The shows are also going to be bi-weekly for a while, so the next show will drop on May 22. This week’s show is a collection of songs by artists who have not yet appeared on a Faux Show. This week seems like a good time to present a theme like this as it marks song number 2,000 to be included in a show. That’s right, 2,000 songs and counting. Since there is no overall theme this week, the songs are simply arranged as some mini-themes. No birthdays, no In Memoriam, no Artist of the Week – just a bunch of songs I’ve been saving for a while to use in a show. In some ways, the next few shows are all about the music, and that is really the reason I make these shows.

Welcome to Radio Faux Show Volume 2, Number 18.

First things first – click a link to start listening and then come back to read about this week’s songs.


Amazon Music

’90s Hits

Marcy Playground “Sex and Candy,” Semisonic “Closing Time,” and Tonic “If You Could Only See”

New Wave

Ian Dury & the Blockheads “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick,” Madness “House of Fun,” and XTC “Senses Working Overtime”

Let’s Dance

Shannon “Give Me Tonight,” Martin Solveig “Hello,” and Sofi Tukker “Purple Hat”

The Get Down

The Fatback Band “King Tim III (Personality Jock),” Funky 4+1 “That’s The Joint,” Paulette and Tonya Winley “Rhymin’ and Rappin'”

Around The World

The Clean (New Zealand) “Anything Could Happen,” Dry Bread (The Bahamas) “Words To My Song,” Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens (South Africa) “Gazette (Kazet),” and Yat-Kha (Tuva) “Karangailyg Kara Hovaa (Dyngyldai)”

Unsung Heroes of Rock and Roll

Roy Brown “Mighty Mighty Man,” Hawkshaw Hawkins “Doghouse Boogie,” and Chuck Willis “Let’s Jump Tonight”

Born to Sing Soul

Anita Baker “Giving You The Best That I’ve Got,” Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes featuring Teddy Pendergrass “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “Tracks Of My Tears”

I Write The Songs (Female Edition)

Bobbie Gentry “Lookin’ In,” Ellie Greenwich “The Sunshine After The Rain,” and Judee Sill “Jesus Was A Crossmaker”

Alternative Times

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions “Perfect Skin,” Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians “Balloon Man,” and That Petrol Emotion “Big Decision”

Classic Rock Radio

Bachman-Turner Overdrive “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” REO Speedwagon “Time For Me To Fly,” and Thin Lizzy “The Boys Are Back In Town”

Thanks for listening (and reading)!

TrackArtistSong Title
1TonicIf You Could Only See
2SemisonicClosing Time
3Marcy PlaygroundSex and Candy
4XTCSenses Working Overtime
5MadnessHouse of Fun
6Ian Dury & The BlockheadsHit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
7Sofi TukkerPurple Hat
8Martin SolveigHello
9ShannonGive Me Tonight
10Fatback BandKing Tim III (Personality Jock)
11Paulette & Tanya WinleyRhymin’ & Rappin’
12Funky 4+1That’s The Joint
13Dry BreadWords To My Song
14Yat-KhaKarangailyg Kara Hovaa (Dyngyldai)
15Mahlathini & The Mahotella QueensGazette (Kazet)
16The CleanAnything Could Happen
17Hawkshaw HawkinsDoghouse Boogie
18Roy BrownMighty Mighty Man
19Chuck WillisLet’s Jump Tonight
20Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes featuring Teddy PendergrassIf You Don’t Know Me By Now
21Anita BakerGiving You The Best That I Got
22Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesThe Tracks Of My Tears
23Bobbie GentryLookin’ In
24Ellie GreenwichThe Sunshine After The Rain
25Judee SillJesus Was A Crossmaker
26Robyn Hitchcock & The EgyptiansBalloon Man
27Lloyd Cole & The CommotionsPerfect Skin
28That Petrol EmotionBig Decision
29Bachman-Turner OverdriveYou Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
30Thin LizzyBoys Are Back In Town
31REO SpeedwagonTime For Me To Fly

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