The Signal - 12/18/12 playlist (Favorite songs of 2012)

by Chris Kocher from The Signal at 3:33 AM on 12·19·2012

[From 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday]
It was cool looking back at some of the tunes that I loved this year. Hope you enjoyed, too.

I launched the show with “Your Headphones” by Silverclub – my favorite new band from 2012. From there, I tried to group by themes.

TWANGY
“Hopeless Wanderer” – Mumford & Sons
“Hero” – Willie Nelson
“Golden Rule” – Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real
“Lazarus” – Ray Wylie Hubbard
“Spin a Yarn” – K.C. Clifford
“Another Free Woman Gets to Walk Away” – Blackie & The Rodeo Kings with Sara Watkins
“No Money Down” – Davey O.
“Working on a Building” – The Burns Sisters
“Earthquake Hurricane Flood” – Hardin Burns
“Peace in My Heart” – Burns & Kristy
“Three-Fingered Jack” – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
“Dadgummit” – Ronny Cox (with Radoslav Lorkovic and Karen Mal)
“Victor and Naomi” – Dick & Judy Hyman
“In Your Mercy” – Malcolm Holcombe
“Back Home Again” – The Oak Ridge Boys

FAVORITE LADIES
“Hey Nah” – Rachael Sage
“The Ballad of Fred Noonan” – Antje Duvekot
“Leaving, For the Last Time” – Sylvie Lewis
“A Kiss to Build a Dream On” – Amber Rubarth
“Only an Ocean” – The Universal Thump
“Easy as Breathing” – Zarni de Wet
“Falling Higher” – (Mary) Jennings
“Lennon & McCartney” – Dala
“She Loves You” – AG (a.k.a. Adrianne Gonzalez)
“Without My Sunshine” – Alexandra & The Starlight Band

BLUESY SET
“Little Juke Joint” – Michael Burks
“Bossman Blues” – Carolyn Kelly Blues Band
“Make Room for Me” – Chris Smither

ROCKIN’ FINALE
“Robot Spiders” – Dr. Pants
“Hot Mess” – Shoes
“Bruises” – Train
“Open Up the Box, Pandora” – The Jigsaw Seen
“Not Guilty” – Yes Sir Boss
“A Politician and a Gangster” – Coroner for the Police
“Tea” – Jim Noir
“Jennifer (Sits Alone)” – The Moons
“Chalk Lines” – Lo-Fi Resistance
“We Take Care of Our Own” – Bruce Springsteen

If there are any I missed from 2012, we’ll revisit the topic next time around.

Since Tuesday is Christmas, next week’s show will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday (the 26th). I’ll talk in studio with local country singer/songwriter Frank Vieira about his music and his time on the Pittsburgh music scene. Tune in then.

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