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03/09/2022 11:47 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Impossible Germany
by Wilco
(164 plays) | (2 fans)

#205 on KEXP's countdown of the top songs from the past 50 years! Jeff Tweedy performed live at Rainshadow Recording at Fort Worden during THING 2019. Watch his full session and chat with DJ Morgan, including "Impossible Germany": https://youtu.be/Alr26K0F4EQ https://wilcohq.bandcamp.com/music http://wilcoworld.net/ Thank you for powering KEXP! https://www.kexp.org/donate/
03/09/2022 11:44 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Birdhouse In Your Soul
by They Might Be Giants
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

#206 on KEXP's countdown of the top songs from the past 50 years! "Birdhouse in Your Soul" is written from the perspective of a nightlight. Watch the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhjSzjoU7OQ Thank you for powering KEXP! https://www.kexp.org/donate/
03/09/2022 11:41 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
New Slang
by The Shins
(279 plays) | (2 fans)

#207 on KEXP's countdown of the top songs from the past 50 years! Lead single off of the groups debut record Oh, Inverted World. New Slang was one of two Shins songs featured on the Garden State soundtrack. Natalie Portman’s character called it “a song that will change your life.” https://bit.ly/3a1LfYW If you want to hear more songs that change YOUR life, every day now until forever, become an amplifier to keep the lights and airwaves on: https://www.kexp.org/donate/
03/09/2022 11:28 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Heart Of Gold
by Neil Young
(42 plays) | (0 fans)

#208 on KEXP's countdown of the top songs from the past 50 years! 'Harvest' is the fourth studio album by Neil Young, released in 1972. The song, which features backup vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, is one of a series of soft acoustic pieces which were written partly as a result of a back injury. Unable to stand for long periods of time, Young could not play his electric guitar and so returned to his acoustic guitar, which he could play sitting down. He also played his harmonica during the three instrumental portions, including the introduction to the song. https://bit.ly/3maPXqo Neil Young performing "Heart of Gold" at Farm Aid in 1985: https://youtu.be/pwT1L-FSzEo Our listeners & amplifiers all have a heart of gold! Thank you for powering KEXP! https://www.kexp.org/donate/
03/09/2022 11:24 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Lean On Me
by Bill Withers
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

#209 on KEXP's countdown of the top songs from the past 50 years! Although he wrote lyrics that are easy to understand, Withers described himself as a "Lyrics Snob." He explained: "It's very difficult to make things simple and understandable. You ever sit down and have a conversation with somebody who took their formal education too seriously, and they're speaking and throwing in a bunch of words that you don't have a ready meaning for? You're sitting there nodding because you don't want them to think you're stupid, but what you really think is, there's a lot of easier ways to say it, and you wonder if they even know what they're talking about or if they're just showing off. To me, the biggest challenge in the world is to take anything that's complicated and make it simple so it can be understood by the masses. Somebody said a long time ago that the world was designed by geniuses, but it's run by idiots. I'm a stickler for saying something the simplest possible way with some elements of poetry. Simple is memorable. If something's too complicated, you're not going to walk around humming it to yourself because it's too hard to remember. The key is to make somebody not only remember it, but recall it over and over and over again." Here's a KEXP remembrance of Bill Withers, who died in March of 2020 at the age of 81.: https://www.kexp.org/read/2020/4/3/rip-bill-withers/ Thank you for powering KEXP! https://www.kexp.org/donate/
03/09/2022 11:12 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Deceptacon
by Le Tigre
(36 plays) | (0 fans)

#210 on KEXP's countdown of the top songs from the past 50 years! Check out a DJ set from JD Samson of Le Tigre for Midnight in a Perfect World in 2018: https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/9/21/midnight-perfect-world-jd-samson Thank you for powering KEXP! https://www.kexp.org/donate/
03/09/2022 11:06 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Enter Sandman
by Metallica
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

#211 on KEXP's countdown of the top songs from the past 50 years! Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett shared that "Enter Sandman" was inspired by Soundgarden's 1989 album 'Louder Than Love'. https://bit.ly/37hVHwq Thank you for powering KEXP! https://www.kexp.org/donate/
03/09/2022 11:03 AM
DJ: Cheryl Waters
Blinding Lights
by The Weeknd
(81 plays) | (1 fan)

#212 on KEXP's countdown of the top songs from the past 50 years! Toronto-based R&B pop artist The Weeknd was born in Ontario, Canada to Ethiopian immigrants. He credits his stage name to his high school drop-out status, claiming he left one weekend and never came home. https://www.theweeknd.com/ Thank you for powering KEXP! https://www.kexp.org/donate/
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