Friday, October 30, 2015

For the end of Daylight Saving Time…


Another disruption of our circadian rhythms happens this weekend. Yes, Daylight Saving Time ends in the US and probably Canada at 2:00 AM this Sunday. If you’re still up then, you can set your clock back to 1:00 AM, or if you’re like me (and most of you are), you can set your clock back one hour before bedtime. Or, just let it set itself automatically, if you have a clock connected to the Internet (e.g. the clock in your computer) or if you use your phone as your watch, like I do.

Anyway, I put together a playlist of five songs (out of the hundreds of songs available) with “time” in the title. These are the ones I thought of off the top of my head. You’ll notice there are a couple of songs from the 1980’s mixed in here. Hope you like them!

  1. Time of the Season – The Zombies: I featured this song when I did the Zombies during my British Invasion series on Two for Tuesday. This song reached #3 on the Hot 100, and hit #1 in Canada and on the Cash Box survey in 1969.
  2. Time (Clock of the Heart) – Culture Club: This is an extended version (the “ultimix” version) of Boy George and crew’s 1982 single, which reached #3 in the US and #4 in Canada. It was certified gold in Canada.
  3. No Time – The Guess Who: Off their 1970 album American Woman, this song reached #1 in Canada and #5 in the US that year.
  4. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper: The followup to her 1983 hit “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” this lovely song reached #1 in both the US and Canada that year. It was certified Gold in the US and Platinum in Canada.
  5. Time Has Come Today – The Chambers Brothers: This is the long version, clocking in at over eleven minutes. You have been warned. A great example of psychedelic rock mixed with R&B, it was their most successful single, reaching #11 on the Hot 100 in 1968. The Time Has Come, the album it came from, reached #4 on the Pop Album chart and #6 on the Black Album chart, so clearly the album (long) version was preferred.

As always, feel free to suggest other songs to add to this playlist. For now, there’s your Friday Five for the last Friday in October, 2015.

from The Sound of One Hand Typing

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