The 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 26

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June 4, 2011

Today’s category is…

A Song About Time.

Here are the staff picks:

Tara Seetharam: “For the Good Times” – Jamey Johnson

About a man spending one last night with his lover, frozen in the “good times” instead of thinking about the pain that will inevitably ensue. There are plenty of versions of this song that I enjoy, but Johnson’s hits on the exact swirl of genres that just gets to me.

Kevin Coyne: “Pushing Up Daisies” – Garth Brooks

My favorite metaphor about time and the importance of making it count is captured in the chorus of this song.

Leeann Ward: “Wayside (Back in Time)” – Chris Thile

When I looked through my iTunes to find a song about time, as you might imagine, many of them were reflective and conveyed some sort of sentimentality. But I love this breakneck version of Gillian Welch and David Rawling’s “Wayside (Back in Time)” the best.

Dan Milliken: “Time Changes Everything” – Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

The sweet, simple truth: If you think you’ll never get over being discarded, wait.

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  1. bobNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”.

  2. “Time Marches On” Tracy Lawrence

  3. GatorNo Gravatar says:

    Time After Time enough said

  4. JosephNo Gravatar says:

    “Back When We Were Beautiful” – Matraca Berg

    “Not a Day Goes By” – Stephen Sondheim

  5. CharlesNo Gravatar says:

    “Time”–Freddie Mercury

  6. Paul DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Rex Allen Jr “It’s Time We Talk Things Over”

    Of course “For The Good Times” but in the Ray Price version. I like Jamey Johnson be he isn’t Ray Price, not even the 85 year old version still out there performing

  7. bllNo Gravatar says:

    ‘Pushing Up Daisies’ is an excellent compilation of two Kevin Welch songs.

    ‘What She’s Doing Now’ and ‘The Song Remembers When’ are also good songs about times past.

  8. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    Ray Price’s voice is one that I know I should like, but I’ve never been able to. Love the song though.

  9. Ben FosterNo Gravatar says:

    Kathy Mattea, “Lonesome Standard Time”! Because “a cryin’ fiddle is the sweetest sound on earth.”

  10. TomNo Gravatar says:

    …ronnie milsap’s – “daydreams about night things”

  11. stephanieNo Gravatar says:

    Simon and Garfunkel – Hazy shade of winter and bookends
    five for fighting- 100 years
    faith hill- Should I fall behind
    The Carpenters-Yesterday once more
    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill- Angry all the time

  12. JoJoNo Gravatar says:

    This Time- Carrie Underwood

  13. Erik NorthNo Gravatar says:

    My four:

    TIME–Alan Parsons Project
    LONG LONG TIME–Linda Ronstadt
    WASTED TIME–The Eagles
    TIME PASSAGES–Al Stewart

  14. Sara Evans – Time Won’t Tell

  15. AndrewNo Gravatar says:

    “We Were In Love” – Toby Keith

  16. JLNo Gravatar says:

    Kathy Mattea, “Time Passes By”

  17. Hoggy from OzNo Gravatar says:

    “The Time Warp” from the The Rocky Horror Show. If you’re watching that movie you clearly have too much time on your hands.

  18. travis in vaNo Gravatar says:

    I too am going with “lonesome standard time ” and “time after time”!

  19. JaneNo Gravatar says:

    Fear of Wasted Time – Court Yard Hounds – Love this song.

    It’s my Time – Martina McBride

    Wayside (Back in Time) – Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings

  20. ScottNo Gravatar says:

    “After All This Time” Rodney Crowell

  21. ReaganNo Gravatar says:

    Better in Time by Leona Lewis.

  22. KyleNo Gravatar says:

    I was going to say Tracy Lawrence’s “Time Marches On”, but I like Kevin’s pick “Pushin’ Up Daisies” as well.

  23. ReaganNo Gravatar says:

    Also, Long, Long, Long by The Beatles.

  24. PhilipNo Gravatar says:

    By The Time I Get to Phenix -Glen Campbell

  25. JoshNo Gravatar says:

    Trace Adkins’ “Between The Rainbows and the Rain”. I love songs that reflect realistically on years gone by, and how things have turned out. This one’s a beauty that no one’s ever heard of or listens to.

    I’m also partial to “You And Me And Time” George and Georgette Jones, although I liked it better before I realized it was a father/daughter song and not a love song.

  26. JoshNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, and Garth’s “Every Now And Then”.

  27. ShaneNo Gravatar says:

    “Spend My Time” – Clint Black

  28. KeithNo Gravatar says:

    Clint Black – No Time to Kill

  29. ArwNo Gravatar says:

    Cat’s in the Cradle.

    Something a little more personal…Bad Timing by Blue Rodeo.

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