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Friday random ten: Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is what we celebrate after Halloween around here. In honor of that, here are ten songs about death.

1. And When I Die – Blood, Sweat & Tears
2. The Car Hank Died In – Austin Lounge Lizards
3. Dying Is Fine – Ra Ra Riot
4. Live and Let Die – Guns N’ Roses
5. The Night Pat Murphy Died – Great Big Sea
6. O Death – Ralph Stanley
7. Only The Good Die Young – Billy Joel
8. Dead Egyptian Blues – Trout Fishing In America
9. Tom Burleigh’s Dead – Eddie From Ohio
10. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead – Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon

Honorable mention:

Heaven Can Wait – Meat Loaf
Hell – Squirrel Nut Zippers
Heaven, Hell, or Houston – ZZ Top
Very Fine Funeral – Eddie from Ohio

What are you dying to hear this week?

Entire song report: Started with “Overnight Sensation”, by The Raspberries. Finished with “Poisoning Pigeons In The Park”, by Tom Lehrer, which is just totally fitting in a twisted way. It’s also song #4022, so that was 136 tunes this week. The last O song was “Oye Mamacita”, by Los Lonely Boys. The first P song was “P. S. I Love You”, from the “For The Boys” soundtrack, or “Paddy On The Swing Pipe”, by The Mollys, your choice. Have a great weekend, and remember that Dia de los Muertos is also Election Day, which again is totally fitting in a twisted sort of way.

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