Below are some of the songs from the soundtrack of our travels. These songs have something to do with or remind us of the blog post. It could be lyrically, literally or incidentally.
Click a song title to view the associated blog posts.
Abba - Dancing Queen (Post # 108)
Reason: Queen Elizabeth II.
Abba - Mamma Mia (Post # 102)
Reason: Part of an all Abba theatre production.
Adele - Skyfall (Post # 79)
Reason: Bond. From Connery to Craig.
A Flock Of Seagulls - Telecommunication (Post # 199)
Reason: An historic site.
A-ha - The Sun Always Shines on TV (Post # 25)
Reason: You can decide which TV shows see the light.
Alan Menken - Part of Your World (Post # 114)
Reason: She does look a bit like a mermaid.
Al Green - Let's Stay Together (Post # 165)
Reason: What other music would you play in this park?
Alice In Chains - Rooster (Post # 159)
Reason: Feral chickens.
Anne Murray - Snow Bird (Post # 157)
Reason: Birds of the tundra.
Anne Murray - Winter Wonderland (Post # 151)
Reason: Canadian Enchanted Forest.
Arrows - Meet Me In The Middle (Post # 70)
Reason: Smack dab in the middle of Canada.
Art of Noise - Opus 4 (Post # 137)
Reason: No sun, no moon. No proper time of day.
A Tribe Called Red - Electric Pow Wow Drum (Post # 65)
Reason: Parapan Am commercial music and Opening Ceremonies DJ Shub.
B-52's - Lava (Post # 214)
Reason: My body's burnin' like a lava from a Mauna Loa. Or its neighbour Kilauea.
B-52's - Rock Lobster (Post # 43)
Reason: It is a 55 tonne lobster.(More about this song) (Post #51)
Bambi - Rock On (Post # 189)
Reason: Rock On Rock at The Ex.
Badly Drawn Boy - Something To Talk About (Post # 243)
Reason: Like penguins and their pools.
Barenaked Ladies - Jane (Post # 91)
Reason: The most beautiful intersection.
Barenaked Ladies - Lovers In A Dangerous Time (Post # 116)
Reason: A tour of Scarborough with the Ladies.
Baltimora - Woody Boogie (Post # 249)
Reason: Woodcocks boogie as the sun goes down.
Barkers - A Hard Day's Night (Post # 9)
Reason: We wonder if they are spayed and neutered.
Barry Manilow - Copacabana (Post # 238)
Reason: We know plenty songs! They all end up sounding like this.
Beach Boys - California Girls (Post # 67)
Reason: I wish they all could be California.(More about this song)
Beastie Boys - Slow Ride (Post # 131)
Reason: We went to White Castle and we got thrown out.
Bedoin Soundclash - When The Night Feels My Song (Post # 125)
Reason: This song was looped on a resort ad at Sandals.
Beloved - Hello (Post # 257)
Reason: Hello cafe. Hello tea. Hello Kitty. Hello me.
Bert Parks - Miss America (Post # 206)
Reason: There he is, your komodo dragon.
Big Wreck - That Song (Post # 198)
Reason: Ian Thornley interviewed.
Bill Haley & The Comets - See You Later Alligator (Post # 28)
Reason: No shortage of alligators here.
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself (Post # 73)
Reason: The choice of mascots everywhere.
Bjork - Venus As A Boy (Post # 71)
Reason: Interesting Icelandic singer.
Blondie - The Tide Is High (Post # 184)
Reason: Some of the highest tides in the world.
Blood Brothers - Replica (Post # 130)
Reason: She's a replica from a movie I know.
Blue October - Into The Ocean (Post # 256)
Reason: Stop putting garbage.
Blue Peter - Don't Walk Past (Post # 215)
Reason: Featuring the son of Sam.
Bob & Doug McKenzie - 12 Days Of Christmas (Post # 123)
Reason: A couple of hosers making it up as they go along.
Bobby Gosh - Welcome To Our World Of Toys (Post # 63)
Reason: The clock greets you as you enter FAO Schwarz.
Bob Marley - One Love (Post # 126)
Reason: You can't think of Jamaica without Marley.
Bob Rivers - There's Another Santa Claus (Post # 201)
Reason: A street filled with Santas.
Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero (Post # 84)
Reason: Johnny 5 could be that hero.
Boston - More Than A Feeling (Post # )
Reason: The band is from the city and even named after the city.
Boston Pops - Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairies (Post # 200)
Reason: We visited a land of candy royalty.
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road (Post # 260)
Reason: The Boss sang at this bridge's dedication.
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth (Post # 27)
Reason: Bubba & Forrest were in the Vietnam War.
Bugs Bunny - What's Up Doc? (Post # 1)
Reason: Mel Blanc's final resting place.
Captain Sensible - Wot (Post # 54)
Reason: He said captain. I said wot.
C+C Music Factory - A Deeper Love (Post # 154)
Reason: Pride! of white lions.
Celebrate The Nun - She's A Secretary (Post # 74)
Reason: This bird is a secretary too.
Coldplay - In My Place (Post # )
Reason: Chris Martin is from the Devon area.
Count von Count - The Batty Bat (Post # 77)
Reason: You can count on something scary.
Craig Northey - My Happy Place (Post # 146)
Reason: Its a great big place full of nothing but space.
Craig Northey - Not a Lot Goin' On (Post # 144)
Reason: This place is a gas.
Crowded House - Chocolate Cake (Post # 87)
Reason: Can I have another piece?
Daft Punk - Da Funk (Post # 246)
Reason: Big City Nights. No Radios.
Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop (Post # 187)
Reason: The last 2 weeks of August it's At The Ex.
Danny Elfman - This Is Halloween (Post # 141)
Reason: Jack Skellington look-a-likes in Vegas.
Dave Koz - Faces of The Heart (Post # 40)
Reason: This is the theme from a popular soap opera.
David Lee Roth - California Girls (Post # 67)
Reason: I wish they all could be California.(More about this song)
Death Cab For Cutie - Black Sun (Post # 136)
Reason: The Black Sun shines on the White Night.
Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams (Post # 96)
Reason: This singer shares a name and birth date with this museum.
Delerium - Tundra (Post # )
Reason: This is where you go to see polar bears.
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (Post # 203)
Reason: One of the songs we danced to in the Ice Bar.
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough (Post # 134)
Reason: It all started in All Hallows Church.
Depeche Mode - Waiting For The Night (Post # 150)
Reason: These lights love the night.
Desi Arnaz - Cuban Pete (Post # 191)
Reason: Chick Chicky Boom on a New York Street in California.
Dimitrios Mitropanos - S'Anazitos (Post # 107)
Reason: We pay our final respects to this great musician.
Disco Noel - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Post # 86)
Reason: A Christmas classic.
Disney - Part Of Your World (Post # 218)
Reason: A Mermaid, her seahorse and a giant clam are all part of our world.
Disney Chorus - Humphrey Hop (In the Bag) (Post # 39)
Reason: There once was a little bear named Humphrey.
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (Post # 85)
Reason: This Bostonian is looking for something steamy.
Download - Glassblower (Post # 149)
Reason: A world renowned glass artist.
Drifters - White Christmas (Post # 32)
Reason: If something should happen to me, put on my suit. The reindeer will know what to do.
Duran Duran - New Moon on Monday (Post # 145)
Reason: A Super Moon on Monday.
Eiffel 65 - Blue (Post # 186)
Reason: Blue is the colour of this whale.
Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives (Post # 192)
Reason: Detective Murdoch on TV.
Erasure - 91 Steps (6 Pianos Mix) (Post # 95)
Reason: Pianos and steps.
Erasure - Knocking At Your Door (Post # 176)
Reason: Knocking on a blue door.
Erasure - River Deep Mountain High. (Post # 185)
Reason: In this case the Bow River and Sulphur Mountain.
Ernie - Rubber Duckie (Post # 182)
Reason: This rubber duck was a big hit.
Europe - The Final Countdown (Post # 62)
Reason: A giant clock counting down.
Fats Domino - I'm Ready (Post # 55)
Reason: Gizmo's dance moves are the bomb.
Five Man Electrical Band - Signs (Post # 83)
Reason: Ottawa saw some signs Nov 29th.
Florence & The Machine - Shake It Off (Post # 221)
Reason: Following the crowds in Brisbane.
Foreigner - Cold As Ice (Post # 202)
Reason: As cold as a night in an Ice Hotel.
Frank Sinatra - Theme from New York, New York (Post # )
Reason: I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps.
Freelance Whales - Generator First Floor (Post # 57)
Reason: We get up early just to start cranking the generator.
Gazebo - I like Chopin (Post # 142)
Reason: This other gazebo likes choppin'.
Gene Autry - Here Comes Peter Cottontail (Post # 171)
Reason: Here comes bunnies, rabbits and hares.
Genesis - Mama (Post # 166)
Reason: Mama serves some delicious fish dishes.
Genesis - Man On The Corner (Post # 135)
Reason: What he's waiting for I don't know.
George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad to the Bone (Post # 19)
Gilbert & Sullivan - I am the very model of a Modern Major-General (Post # 88)
Reason: Famous opera theatre.
Grapes Of Wrath - All The Things I Wasn't (Post # 26)
Reason: The band is named after a John Steinbeck novel.
Greek Wedding Band - Orea Pou Ine I Nifi Mas (Post # 103)
Reason: Traditional Greek wedding song.
Harry Connick Jr. - When My Heart Finds Christmas (Post # 236)
Reason: You'll find a whole lot of Christmas and a whole lot of heart in Simcoe in December.
Herbert Chappell - Paddington Bear Theme (Post # 222)
Reason: From Peru to Paddington Station.
Hootie & The Blowfish - I Go Blind (Post # 213)
Reason: We give a hoot about this cover version of a Canadian classic.
House Master Boyz - House Nation (Post # 41)
Reason: We were in the mood for a little house music.
Howard Huntsberry - Higher And Higher (Post # 38)
Reason: No other song brings Lady Liberty to life quite like this one.
Huey Lewis And The News - The Power Of Love (Post # 76)
Reason: Great song for time traveling no matter which direction.
Icehouse - Great Southern Land (Post # )
Reason: Look into the land and it will tell you a story.
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World (Post # )
Reason: Beautiful Hawaiian medley of these classic songs.
Jerry Goldsmith - The Gremlin Rag (Post # )
Reason: There might just be little critters up to no good.
J. Geils Band - Love Stinks (Post # 132)
Reason: And so does the main ingredient used at this restaurant.
John Barry - James Bond Theme (Post # 78)
Reason: 007 always has the best vehicles & gadgets.
John Lennon - Imagine (Post # 228)
Reason: Imagine Peace at Nuit Blanche.
Juno Reactor - Mona Lisa Overdrive (Post # 21)
Reason: Instrumental from The Matrix Reloaded with Mona Lisa in the title. Great for driving.
Kilkenny Krew - Sloop John B. (Post # 207)
Reason: This song was playing on one of the best trips we've ever been on.
Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin You (Post # 104)
Reason: A paperclip, a snow globe, a house.
KMFDM - Crazy Horses (Post # 162)
Reason: Horses of television and film.
Kon Kan - Liberty! (Post # 33)
Reason: Because it's the Statue of ......
Kraftwerk - The Robots (Post # 233)
Reason: We are the robots. We serve sushi.
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song (Post # 163)
Reason: A song for the family.
Levi Stubbs - Mean Green Mother From Outerspace (Post # 58)
Reason: Something about Clive reminds us of Audrey II.
Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road (Post # 72)
Reason: The perfect vacation road trip song.
Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling (Post # 133)
Reason: Go round and round and turn upside down.
Lionel Ritchie - Stuck On You (Post # 152)
Reason: Tongue plus metal pole in winter.
Lorde - Tennis Court (Post # 124)
Reason: Let's go down to the tennis court and talk it up like yeah.
Lowest Of The Low - Bleed A Little While Tonight (Post # 148)
Reason: You nearly kissed me blind on Bathurst Street it's true.
Maestro Fresh Wes - Drop The Needle (Post # 90)
Reason: Toronto rapper Maestro appears in Season 3 Episode 3.
Marky Mark - On The House Tip (Post # 174)
Reason: On the T.I.P of Point Pelee.
Mel Torme - Heart And Soul (Post # 64)
Reason: One of many versions of this classic song.
Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now? (Post # 118)
Reason: You never know which Australian creature you may encounter next.
Men Without Hats - Pop Goes The World (Post # 93)
Reason: Little baby and a big Bonhomme.
Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance (Post # 177)
Reason: We visited the video filming locations.
Merrie Melodies - Overture (Post # 14)
Reason: On with the show this is it.
Michael Jackson - Beat It (Post # 112)
Reason: You mess with the fro. You got to go.
Mick Smiley - Magic (Post # 8)
Reason: The containment unit is shut down and ghosts are released back into the city.
Moby - Extreme Ways (Post # 52)
Reason: Bourne Identity theme.
Monty Python - Eric The Half A Bee (Post # 167)
Reason: Half of something, must ipso facto, half not be.
Naked Cowboy - Naked Cowboy Anthem (Post # 66)
Reason: He's out there in the square.
Nana Mouskouri - Old Toy Trains (Post # 235)
Reason: 20 Years of Holiday Train cheers.
Neal Hefti - Batman Theme (Post # 2)
Reason: Batman. Batman. Batman.
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Saturday Night (Post # 105)
Reason: Downtown on the weekend.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Train Song (Post # 208)
Reason: Australian trains are always departing at this busy station.
Nine Inch Nails - March of the Pigs (Post # 241)
Reason: All the pigs are all lined up.
Nine Inch Nails - Vessel (Post # 268)
Reason: Stairs and art and more stairs.
Nitzer Ebb - Cherry Blossom (Post # 109)
Reason: Cherry Blossoms are here.
Northern Lights - Tears Are Not Enough (Post # 49)
Reason: Canadian superstar group named after this natural phenomenon.
OMD - Architecture & Morality (Post # 61)
Reason: Sounds like it should be required listening for architects.
Panda Bear - You Can Count On Me (Post # 16)
Reason: Who doesn't love pandas?
Passengers - Miss Sarajevo (Post # 89)
Reason: Happened to be playing during a moose encounter.
Paul Engemann - Scarface (Push It To The Limit) (Post # 101)
Reason: Chainsaws and South Beach.
Pharrell - Despicable Me (Post # 48)
Reason: Minions are everywhere.
Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now) (Post # 11)
Reason: Title track from the movie filmed at this world wonder.
Police - Message In A Bottle (Post # 248)
Reason: An environmental message in a giant bottle.
Power Station - Some Like It Hot (Post # 254)
Reason: And some like to bungee between the towers.
Pratt & McClain - Happy Days Theme (Post # 269)
Reason: This house is your's and my. Happy Days!
Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling) (Post # 31)
Reason: One hit wonder from the film Hiding Out.
Prodigy - Ruff in the Jungle (Post # 140)
Reason: Feel the Ben Jungle vibe baby.
Prodigy - The Omen (Post # 29)
Reason: Kick ass song from a Kick-Ass movie.
Quint - (The Ballad of) Sharknado (Post # 223)
Reason: Fishing for sharks in a herd of buffalo.
Raffi - Down By The Bay (Post # 155)
Reason: Did you ever see a Bay down by the Bay?
Ramones - Rock n Roll High School (Post # 1)
Reason: Johnny Ramone's final resting place.
Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters (Post # 6)
Reason: Who Ya Gonna Call ?
Red Box - Saskatchewan (Post # )
Reason: The true prairie province.
Rheostatics - Bad Time To Be Poor (Post # 250)
Reason: The early 1800s was a bad time to be poor.
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody (Post # 267)
Reason: Patrick Swayze becomes a ghost after making some pottery.
Rita Coolidge - Love Came For Me (Post # 120)
Reason: The love theme from Splash.
River City People - Walking On Ice (Post # 156)
Reason: City People River Ferry Ice.
Robert Folk - Police Academy March (Post # 161)
Reason: Welcome to the Academy.
Rock & Hyde - Dirty Water (Post # 111)
Reason: Treating that water to make it clean again.
Roger Miller - King Of The Road (Post # 239)
Reason: From King of The Road to On The Road Again.
Run DMC - It's Tricky (Post # 18)
Reason: 2 Vegas magicians are featured in the video.
Run DMC - Peter Piper (Post # 231)
Reason: This song owes a lot to Mother Goose.
Run DMC - Walk This Way (Post # 169)
Reason: Even if your walk is silly.
Rusty - Empty Cell (Post # 82)
Reason: Some rusty Canadians.
Sheep On Drugs - Uberman (Post # 242)
Reason: Say hello to Uber5000man.
Shonen Knife - Cobra vs Mongoose (Post # 23)
Shriekback - Hammerheads (Post # 232)
Reason: This song has both hammerheads and Frankfurt born Hans Zimmer.
Skinny Puppy - Icebreaker (Post # 160)
Reason: Winter Harbourfront art.
Skinny Puppy - Rodent (Post # 251)
Reason: The world's biggest..
Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda (Post # )
Reason: Most iconic Aussie song. By the way, a jumbuck is a sheep.
Sloan - Coax Me (Post # )
Reason: Greatest band to ever come out of Halifax.
Spin Doctors - Two Princes (Post # 129)
Reason: The Princes' Song.
Stompin Tom - Bud The Spud (Post # )
Reason: It's Bud the spud from the bright red mud.
Stompin Tom - CANADA (Cross Canada) (Post # 181)
Reason: In Canada we get to see them all.
Stompin Tom - Roll On Saskatchewan (Post # 190)
Reason: To Regina and back.
Sun Dial - Watch You Smile (Post # 220)
Reason: Inside a giant concrete ball.
Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut (Post # 252)
Reason: The Humane Society will take care of that cat.
Sunscreem - Release Me (Post # 164)
Reason: That's what the sun screamed after Maui captured it.
Supremes - Baby Love (Post # 106)
Reason: Many baby animals to love.
Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (Post # 4)
Reason: The song was written about the restaurant
Swing Out Sister - Surrender (Post # 255)
Reason: An Unconditional Surrender.
Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz (Post # 175)
Reason: The high-end hotel where the term started.
Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam (Post # 265)
Reason: Babies will be shot from a cannon. Make my day.
Teknicolor Raincoats - All The Tea in China (Post # 97)
Reason: A Chinese tea ceremony in Toronto.
The Cure - Love Cats (Post # 194)
Reason: Cheetah, Clouded & Snow Leopards..
The Mellomen - The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room (Post # 30)
Reason: Because the birds sing words and the flowers croon.
The Muppets - Happiness Hotel (Post # 138)
Reason: If the road's been kinda bumpy and you need to rest a spell.
The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon (Post # 128)
Reason: That night in Toronto.
The Waltons - Colder Than You (Post # 92)
Reason: It doesn't get much colder than Quebec City in February.
Timbuk 3 - Hairstyles & Attitudes (Post # 75)
Reason: Alpacas have both, but mostly the former.
This Mortal Coil- Song To The Siren (Post # 225)
Reason: Just one of the things you'll encounter on the Silk Road.
Thompson Twins - Bombers In The Sky (Post # 56)
Reason: Briefly appears in the movie but would work better for this scene.
Toad The Wet Sprocket - Fall Down (Post # 143)
Reason: This band hails from Santa Barbara.
Todd Terry - Bango(To The Batmobile) (Post # 110)
Reason: Another Batman.
Tommy Dorsey - Tea For Two Cha Cha (Post # 80)
Reason: Tea for two and two for tea.
Traditional - Early One Morning (Post # 22)
Reason: The Friendly Giant theme song.
T-Rex - Get It On (Bang A Gong) (Post # 81)
Reason: A huge dinosaur in the music world.
Trooper - Raise A Little Hell (Post # 212)
Reason: One of Rick Mercer's favourite songs.
Twenty One Pilots - Heathens (Post # 224)
Reason: You'll have some weird people sitting next to you... on the TTC.
U2 - New York (Post # )
Reason: We've got a place in New York.
Underworld - Born Slippy NUXX (Post # 158)
Reason: Doing a little trainspotting.
Underworld - Jumbo (Post # 173)
Reason: A very large monument in St. Thomas.
Veruca Salt - Seether (Post # 266 )
Reason: Salt. A big dome full of salt.
Village People - San Francisco (Post # )
Reason: City by the bay. Yeah.
Vis A Vis - Shadowplay (Post # 205)
Reason: February 2nd is when Willie might see his shadow.
Weather Girls - It's Raining Men (Post # 50)
Reason: Paul Schaffer co-wrote this No. 1 hit.
Weird Al Yankovic - I Lost On Jeopardy! (Post # 263)
Reason: This song came out the year before Jeopardy! returned with Alex Trebek as host.
Weird Al Yankovic - The Brady Bunch (Post # 7)
Reason: Sung to the tune of Men Without Hats - Safety Dance.
Weird Al Yankovic - Yoda (Post # 127)
Reason: We had plenty of fun with our little Jedi Master.
Wonder Stuff - Caught In My Shadow (Post # 94)
Reason: These shadows can predict the weather.
Yello - Live At The Roxy (Post # 20)
Reason: They had only performed live once. These are the highlights.
Yello - Oh Yeah (Post # 117)
Reason: Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Yello - The Race (Post # 122)
Reason: Count on me. I'm gonna win the race.