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.
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Boston - More Than A Feeling (Post # )
Reason: The band is from the city and even named after the city.
Coldplay - In My Place (Post # )
Reason: Chris Martin is from the Devon area.
Delerium - Tundra (Post # )
Reason: This is where you go to see polar bears.
Frank Sinatra - Theme from New York, New York (Post # )
Reason: I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps.
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.
Red Box - Saskatchewan (Post # )
Reason: The true prairie province.
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.
Stompin Tom - Bud The Spud (Post # )
Reason: It's Bud the spud from the bright red mud.
U2 - New York (Post # )
Reason: We've got a place in New York.
Village People - San Francisco (Post # )
Reason: City by the bay. Yeah.
Incubus - The Spirit (Post # 287)
Reason: Catch the Spirit in Barrie.
Children's Songs - Alice The Camel (Post # 281)
Reason: Perhaps a relative of Sara?
Prince - Purple Rain (Post # 280)
Reason: Purple cactus, hummingbirds and lemon heart dark chocolate .
Billy Bragg - Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards (Post # 279)
Reason: Some of the greatest leapers.
Dream Academy - St. Valentine's Day (Post # 277)
Reason: Love, hearts, chocolate and more.
Ralph Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down (Post # 276)
Reason: A whole mob of them at the zoo.
Dick Van Dyke - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Post # 275)
Reason: Meet the real inventor behind the inventions.
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (Post # 272)
Reason: Reminds us of a small town covered in snow.
Star Wars - Christmas In The Stars (Post # 271)
Reason: Christmas with robots.
Randy Bachman & Neil Young - Prairie Town (Post # 270)
Reason: Portage & Main fifty below.
Pratt & McClain - Happy Days Theme (Post # 269)
Reason: This house is your's and my. Happy Days!
Nine Inch Nails - Vessel (Post # 268)
Reason: Stairs and art and more stairs.
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody (Post # 267)
Reason: Patrick Swayze becomes a ghost after making some pottery.
Veruca Salt - Seether (Post # 266 )
Reason: Salt. A big dome full of salt.
Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam (Post # 265)
Reason: Babies will be shot from a cannon. Make my day.
Weird Al Yankovic - I Lost On Jeopardy! (Post # 263)
Reason: Released the year before Jeopardy! returned with Alex Trebek as host.
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road (Post # 260)
Reason: The Boss sang at this bridge's dedication.
Beloved - Hello (Post # 257)
Reason: Hello cafe. Hello tea. Hello Kitty. Hello me.
Blue October - Into The Ocean (Post # 256)
Reason: Stop putting garbage.
Swing Out Sister - Surrender (Post # 255)
Reason: An Unconditional Surrender.
Power Station - Some Like It Hot (Post # 254)
Reason: And some like to bungee between the towers.
Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut (Post # 252)
Reason: The Humane Society will take care of that cat.
Skinny Puppy - Rodent (Post # 251)
Reason: The world's biggest..
Rheostatics - Bad Time To Be Poor (Post # 250)
Reason: The early 1800s was a bad time to be poor.
Baltimora - Woody Boogie (Post # 249)
Reason: Woodcocks boogie as the sun goes down.
Police - Message In A Bottle (Post # 248)
Reason: An environmental message in a giant bottle.
Daft Punk - Da Funk (Post # 246)
Reason: Big City Nights. No Radios.
Badly Drawn Boy - Something To Talk About (Post # 243)
Reason: Like penguins and their pools.
Sheep On Drugs - Uberman (Post # 242)
Reason: Say hello to Uber5000man.
Nine Inch Nails - March of the Pigs (Post # 241)
Reason: All the pigs are all lined up.
Roger Miller - King Of The Road (Post # 239)
Reason: From King of The Road to On The Road Again.
Barry Manilow - Copacabana (Post # 238)
Reason: We know plenty songs! They all end up sounding like this.
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.
Nana Mouskouri - Old Toy Trains (Post # 235)
Reason: 20 Years of Holiday Train cheers.
Kraftwerk - The Robots (Post # 233)
Reason: We are the robots. We serve sushi.
Shriekback - Hammerheads (Post # 232)
Reason: This song has both hammerheads and Frankfurt born Hans Zimmer.
Run DMC - Peter Piper (Post # 231)
Reason: This song owes a lot to Mother Goose.
John Lennon - Imagine (Post # 228)
Reason: Imagine Peace at Nuit Blanche.
This Mortal Coil- Song To The Siren (Post # 225)
Reason: Just one of the things you'll encounter on the Silk Road.
Twenty One Pilots - Heathens (Post # 224)
Reason: You'll have some weird people sitting next to you... on the TTC.
Quint - (The Ballad of) Sharknado (Post # 223)
Reason: Fishing for sharks in a herd of buffalo.
Herbert Chappell - Paddington Bear Theme (Post # 222)
Reason: From Peru to Paddington Station.
Florence & The Machine - Shake It Off (Post # 221)
Reason: Following the crowds in Brisbane.
Sun Dial - Watch You Smile (Post # 220)
Reason: Inside a giant concrete ball.
Disney - Part Of Your World (Post # 218)
Reason: A Mermaid, her seahorse and a giant clam are all part of our world.
Blue Peter - Don't Walk Past (Post # 215)
Reason: Featuring the son of Sam.
B-52's - Lava (Post # 214)
Reason: My body's burnin' like a lava from a Mauna Loa. Or its neighbour Kilauea.
Hootie & The Blowfish - I Go Blind (Post # 213)
Reason: We give a hoot about this cover version of a Canadian classic.
Trooper - Raise A Little Hell (Post # 212)
Reason: One of Rick Mercer's favourite songs.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Train Song (Post # 208)
Reason: Australian trains are always departing at this busy station.
Kilkenny Krew - Sloop John B. (Post # 207)
Reason: This song was playing on one of the best trips we've ever been on.
Bert Parks - Miss America (Post # 206)
Reason: There he is, your komodo dragon.
Vis A Vis - Shadowplay (Post # 205)
Reason: February 2nd is when Willie might see his shadow.
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (Post # 203)
Reason: One of the songs we danced to in the Ice Bar.
Foreigner - Cold As Ice (Post # 202)
Reason: As cold as a night in an Ice Hotel.
Bob Rivers - There's Another Santa Claus (Post # 201)
Reason: A street filled with Santas.
Boston Pops - Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairies (Post # 200)
Reason: We visited a land of candy royalty.
A Flock Of Seagulls - Telecommunication (Post # 199)
Reason: An historic site.
Big Wreck - That Song (Post # 198)
Reason: Ian Thornley interviewed.
The Cure - Love Cats (Post # 194)
Reason: Cheetah, Clouded & Snow Leopards..
Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives (Post # 192)
Reason: Detective Murdoch on TV.
Desi Arnaz - Cuban Pete (Post # 191)
Reason: Chick Chicky Boom on a New York Street in California.
Stompin Tom - Roll On Saskatchewan (Post # 190)
Reason: To Regina and back.
Bambi - Rock On (Post # 189)
Reason: Rock On Rock at The Ex.
Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop (Post # 187)
Reason: The last 2 weeks of August it's At The Ex.
Eiffel 65 - Blue (Post # 186)
Reason: Blue is the colour of this whale.
Erasure - River Deep Mountain High. (Post # 185)
Reason: In this case the Bow River and Sulphur Mountain.
Blondie - The Tide Is High (Post # 184)
Reason: Some of the highest tides in the world.
Ernie - Rubber Duckie (Post # 182)
Reason: This rubber duck was a big hit.
Stompin Tom - CANADA (Cross Canada) (Post # 181)
Reason: In Canada we get to see them all.
Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance (Post # 177)
Reason: We visited the video filming locations.
Erasure - Knocking At Your Door (Post # 176)
Reason: Knocking on a blue door.
Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz (Post # 175)
Reason: The high-end hotel where the term started.
Marky Mark - On The House Tip (Post # 174)
Reason: On the T.I.P of Point Pelee.
Underworld - Jumbo (Post # 173)
Reason: A very large monument in St. Thomas.
Gene Autry - Here Comes Peter Cottontail (Post # 171)
Reason: Here comes bunnies, rabbits and hares.
Run DMC - Walk This Way (Post # 169)
Reason: Even if your walk is silly.
Monty Python - Eric The Half A Bee (Post # 167)
Reason: Half of something, must ipso facto, half not be.
Genesis - Mama (Post # 166)
Reason: Mama serves some delicious fish dishes.
Al Green - Let's Stay Together (Post # 165)
Reason: What other music would you play in this park?
Sunscreem - Release Me (Post # 164)
Reason: That's what the sun screamed after Maui captured it.
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song (Post # 163)
Reason: A song for the family.
KMFDM - Crazy Horses (Post # 162)
Reason: Horses of television and film.
Robert Folk - Police Academy March (Post # 161)
Reason: Welcome to the Academy.
Skinny Puppy - Icebreaker (Post # 160)
Reason: Winter Harbourfront art.
Alice In Chains - Rooster (Post # 159)
Reason: Feral chickens.
Underworld - Born Slippy NUXX (Post # 158)
Reason: Doing a little trainspotting.
Anne Murray - Snow Bird (Post # 157)
Reason: Birds of the tundra.
River City People - Walking On Ice (Post # 156)
Reason: City People River Ferry Ice.
Raffi - Down By The Bay (Post # 155)
Reason: Did you ever see a Bay down by the Bay?
C+C Music Factory - A Deeper Love (Post # 154)
Reason: Pride! of white lions.
Lionel Ritchie - Stuck On You (Post # 152)
Reason: Tongue plus metal pole in winter.
Anne Murray - Winter Wonderland (Post # 151)
Reason: Canadian Enchanted Forest.
Depeche Mode - Waiting For The Night (Post # 150)
Reason: These lights love the night.
Download - Glassblower (Post # 149)
Reason: A world renowned glass artist.
Lowest Of The Low - Bleed A Little While Tonight (Post # 148)
Reason: You nearly kissed me blind on Bathurst Street it's true.
Craig Northey - My Happy Place (Post # 146)
Reason: Its a great big place full of nothing but space.
Duran Duran - New Moon on Monday (Post # 145)
Reason: A Super Moon on Monday.
Craig Northey - Not a Lot Goin' On (Post # 144)
Reason: This place is a gas.
Toad The Wet Sprocket - Fall Down (Post # 143)
Reason: This band hails from Santa Barbara.
Gazebo - I like Chopin (Post # 142)
Reason: This other gazebo likes choppin'.
Danny Elfman - This Is Halloween (Post # 141)
Reason: Jack Skellington look-a-likes in Vegas.
Prodigy - Ruff in the Jungle (Post # 140)
Reason: Feel the Ben Jungle vibe baby.
The Muppets - Happiness Hotel (Post # 138)
Reason: If the road's been kinda bumpy and you need to rest a spell.
Art of Noise - Opus 4 (Post # 137)
Reason: No sun, no moon. No proper time of day.
Death Cab For Cutie - Black Sun (Post # 136)
Reason: The Black Sun shines on the White Night.
Genesis - Man On The Corner (Post # 135)
Reason: What he's waiting for I don't know.
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough (Post # 134)
Reason: It all started in All Hallows Church.
Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling (Post # 133)
Reason: Go round and round and turn upside down.
J. Geils Band - Love Stinks (Post # 132)
Reason: And so does the main ingredient used at this restaurant.
Beastie Boys - Slow Ride (Post # 131)
Reason: We went to White Castle and we got thrown out.
Blood Brothers - Replica (Post # 130)
Reason: She's a replica from a movie I know.
Spin Doctors - Two Princes (Post # 129)
Reason: The Princes' Song.
The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon (Post # 128)
Reason: That night in Toronto.
Weird Al Yankovic - Yoda (Post # 127)
Reason: We had plenty of fun with our little Jedi Master.
Bob Marley - One Love (Post # 126)
Reason: You can't think of Jamaica without Marley.
Bedoin Soundclash - When The Night Feels My Song (Post # 125)
Reason: This song was looped on a resort ad at Sandals.
Lorde - Tennis Court (Post # 124)
Reason: Let's go down to the tennis court and talk it up like yeah.
Bob & Doug McKenzie - 12 Days Of Christmas (Post # 123)
Reason: A couple of hosers making it up as they go along.
Yello - The Race (Post # 122)
Reason: Count on me. I'm gonna win the race.
Rita Coolidge - Love Came For Me (Post # 120)
Reason: The love theme from Splash.
Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now? (Post # 118)
Reason: You never know which Australian creature you may encounter next.
Yello - Oh Yeah (Post # 117)
Reason: Life moves pretty fast. Stop and look around once in a while.
Barenaked Ladies - Lovers In A Dangerous Time (Post # 116)
Reason: A tour of Scarborough with the Ladies.
Alan Menken - Part of Your World (Post # 114)
Reason: She does look a bit like a mermaid.
Michael Jackson - Beat It (Post # 112)
Reason: You mess with the fro. You got to go.
Rock & Hyde - Dirty Water (Post # 111)
Reason: Treating that water to make it clean again.
Todd Terry - Bango(To The Batmobile) (Post # 110)
Reason: Another Batman.
Nitzer Ebb - Cherry Blossom (Post # 109)
Reason: Cherry Blossoms are here.
Abba - Dancing Queen (Post # 108)
Reason: Queen Elizabeth II.
Dimitrios Mitropanos - S'Anazitos (Post # 107)
Reason: We pay our final respects to this great musician.
Supremes - Baby Love (Post # 106)
Reason: Many baby animals to love.
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Saturday Night (Post # 105)
Reason: Downtown on the weekend.
Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin You (Post # 104)
Reason: A paperclip, a snow globe, a house.
Greek Wedding Band - Orea Pou Ine I Nifi Mas (Post # 103)
Reason: Traditional Greek wedding song.
Abba - Mamma Mia (Post # 102)
Reason: Part of an all Abba theatre production.
Paul Engemann - Scarface (Push It To The Limit) (Post # 101)
Reason: Chainsaws and South Beach.
Teknicolor Raincoats - All The Tea in China (Post # 97)
Reason: A Chinese tea ceremony in Toronto.
Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams (Post # 96)
Reason: This singer shares a name and birth date with this museum.
Erasure - 91 Steps (6 Pianos Mix) (Post # 95)
Reason: Pianos and steps.
Wonder Stuff - Caught In My Shadow (Post # 94)
Reason: These shadows can predict the weather.
Men Without Hats - Pop Goes The World (Post # 93)
Reason: Little baby and a big Bonhomme.
The Waltons - Colder Than You (Post # 92)
Reason: It doesn't get much colder than Quebec City in February.
Barenaked Ladies - Jane (Post # 91)
Reason: The most beautiful intersection.
Maestro Fresh Wes - Drop The Needle (Post # 90)
Reason: Toronto rapper Maestro appears in Season 3 Episode 3.
Passengers - Miss Sarajevo (Post # 89)
Reason: Happened to be playing during a moose encounter.
Gilbert & Sullivan - I am the very model of a Modern Major-General (Post # 88)
Reason: Famous opera theatre.
Crowded House - Chocolate Cake (Post # 87)
Reason: Can I have another piece?
Disco Noel - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Post # 86)
Reason: A Christmas classic.
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff (Post # 85)
Reason: This Bostonian is looking for something steamy.
Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero (Post # 84)
Reason: Johnny 5 could be that hero.
Five Man Electrical Band - Signs (Post # 83)
Reason: Ottawa saw some signs Nov 29th.
Rusty - Empty Cell (Post # 82)
Reason: Some rusty Canadians.
T-Rex - Get It On (Bang A Gong) (Post # 81)
Reason: A huge dinosaur in the music world.
Tommy Dorsey - Tea For Two Cha Cha (Post # 80)
Reason: Tea for two and two for tea.
Adele - Skyfall (Post # 79)
Reason: Bond. From Connery to Craig.
John Barry - James Bond Theme (Post # 78)
Reason: 007 always has the best vehicles & gadgets.
Count von Count - The Batty Bat (Post # 77)
Reason: You can count on something scary.
Huey Lewis And The News - The Power Of Love (Post # 76)
Reason: Great song for time traveling no matter which direction.
Timbuk 3 - Hairstyles & Attitudes (Post # 75)
Reason: Alpacas have both, but mostly the former.
Celebrate The Nun - She's A Secretary (Post # 74)
Reason: This bird is a secretary too.
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself (Post # 73)
Reason: The choice of mascots everywhere.
Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road (Post # 72)
Reason: The perfect vacation road trip song.
Bjork - Venus As A Boy (Post # 71)
Reason: Interesting Icelandic singer.
Arrows - Meet Me In The Middle (Post # 70)
Reason: Smack dab in the middle of Canada.
Beach Boys - California Girls (Post # 67)
Reason: I wish they all could be California.(More about this song)
David Lee Roth - California Girls (Post # 67)
Reason: I wish they all could be California.(More about this song)
Naked Cowboy - Naked Cowboy Anthem (Post # 66)
Reason: He's out there in the square.
A Tribe Called Red - Electric Pow Wow Drum (Post # 65)
Reason: Parapan Am commercial music and Opening Ceremonies DJ Shub.
Mel Torme - Heart And Soul (Post # 64)
Reason: One of many versions of this classic song.
Bobby Gosh - Welcome To Our World Of Toys (Post # 63)
Reason: The clock greets you as you enter FAO Schwarz.
Europe - The Final Countdown (Post # 62)
Reason: A giant clock counting down.
OMD - Architecture & Morality (Post # 61)
Reason: Sounds like it should be required listening for architects.
Levi Stubbs - Mean Green Mother From Outerspace (Post # 58)
Reason: Something about Clive reminds us of Audrey II.
Freelance Whales - Generator First Floor (Post # 57)
Reason: We get up early just to start cranking the generator.
Thompson Twins - Bombers In The Sky (Post # 56)
Reason: Briefly appears in the movie but would work better for this scene.
Fats Domino - I'm Ready (Post # 55)
Reason: Gizmo's dance moves are the bomb.
Captain Sensible - Wot (Post # 54)
Reason: He said captain. I said wot.
Moby - Extreme Ways (Post # 52)
Reason: Bourne Identity theme.
Weather Girls - It's Raining Men (Post # 50)
Reason: Paul Schaffer co-wrote this No. 1 hit.
Northern Lights - Tears Are Not Enough (Post # 49)
Reason: Canadian superstar group named after this natural phenomenon.
Pharrell - Despicable Me (Post # 48)
Reason: Minions are everywhere.
B-52's - Rock Lobster (Post # 43)
Reason: It is a 55 tonne lobster.(More about this song) (Post #51)
House Master Boyz - House Nation (Post # 41)
Reason: We were in the mood for a little house music.
Dave Koz - Faces of The Heart (Post # 40)
Reason: This is the theme from a popular soap opera.
Disney Chorus - Humphrey Hop (In the Bag) (Post # 39)
Reason: There once was a little bear named Humphrey.
Howard Huntsberry - Higher And Higher (Post # 38)
Reason: No other song brings Lady Liberty to life quite like this one.
Kon Kan - Liberty! (Post # 33)
Reason: Because it's the Statue of ......
Drifters - White Christmas (Post # 32)
Reason: If something should happen to me, put on my suit.
Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling) (Post # 31)
Reason: One hit wonder from the film Hiding Out.
The Mellomen - The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room (Post # 30)
Reason: Because the birds sing words and the flowers croon.
Prodigy - The Omen (Post # 29)
Reason: Kick ass song from a Kick-Ass movie.
Bill Haley & The Comets - See You Later Alligator (Post # 28)
Reason: No shortage of alligators here.
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth (Post # 27)
Reason: Bubba & Forrest were in the Vietnam War.
Grapes Of Wrath - All The Things I Wasn't (Post # 26)
Reason: The band is named after a John Steinbeck novel.
A-ha - The Sun Always Shines on TV (Post # 25)
Reason: You can decide which TV shows see the light.
Shonen Knife - Cobra vs Mongoose (Post # 23)
Traditional - Early One Morning (Post # 22)
Reason: The Friendly Giant theme song.
Juno Reactor - Mona Lisa Overdrive (Post # 21)
Reason: From The Matrix Reloaded with Mona Lisa in the title. Great for driving.
Yello - Live At The Roxy (Post # 20)
Reason: They had only performed live once. These are the highlights.
George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad to the Bone (Post # 19)
Run DMC - It's Tricky (Post # 18)
Reason: Two Vegas magicians are featured in the video.
Panda Bear - You Can Count On Me (Post # 16)
Reason: Who doesn't love pandas?
Merrie Melodies - Overture (Post # 14)
Reason: On with the show this is it.
Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now) (Post # 11)
Reason: Title track from the movie filmed at this world wonder.
Barkers - A Hard Day's Night (Post # 9)
Reason: We wonder if they are spayed and neutered.
Mick Smiley - Magic (Post # 8)
Reason: The containment unit is shut down and ghosts are released back into the city.
Weird Al Yankovic - The Brady Bunch (Post # 7)
Reason: Sung to the tune of Men Without Hats - Safety Dance.
Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters (Post # 6)
Reason: Who Ya Gonna Call ?
Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (Post # 4)
Reason: The song was written about the restaurant
Neal Hefti - Batman Theme (Post # 2)
Reason: Batman. Batman. Batman.
Bugs Bunny - What's Up Doc? (Post # 1)
Reason: Mel Blanc's final resting place.
Ramones - Rock n Roll High School (Post # 1)
Reason: Johnny Ramone's final resting place.
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