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#885Countdown 88 WorstThe Key breaks down what makes a song "The Worst" for Saturday's 88 Worst Songs Countdown.

XPN Local Artist Lists - 885 Desert Island Songs 2009 Countdown

Brooke Blair

XPN Artist To Watch
East Hundred
  1. 1. Doves - "There Goes the Fear"
  2. 2. Bon Iver - "Stacks"
  3. 3. Magnet - "where Happiness Lives"
  4. 4. Sigur Ros - "Untitled 1"
  5. 5. The Drifters - "Up on the Roof"
  6. 6. The Pogues - "A Pair of Brown Eyes"
  7. 7. the National - "Mistaken for Strangers"
  8. 8. Depeche Mode - "Policy of Truth"
  9. 9. The Cure - "Plainsong"
  10. 10 Duran Duran - "Save A Prayer"

Carsie Blanton

  1. 1. Leonard Cohen - "Suzanne"
  2. 2. Dusty Springfield - "Son of a
    Preacher Man"
  3. 3. Ray Charles - "Makin' Whoopee"
    (Live in Concert 1965 version!)
  4. 4. The Beatles - "Because"
  5. 5. Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five -
    "West End Blues"
  6. 6. Jackson Browne - "Jamaica Say You Will"
  7. 7. Joni Mitchell - "Chelsea Morning"
  8. 8. Billie Holiday - "Tell Me More and
    Then Some"
  9. 9. Patty Griffin - "Poor Man's House"
  10. 10.Nina Simone - "Buck"

Birdie Busch

  1. 1. Joni Mitchell - "All I Want"
  2. 2. Neil Young - "Old Man"
  3. 3. Paul Simon - "Graceland"
  4. 4. Gillian Welch - "Elvis Presley Blues"
  5. 5. John Fahey - "Sunflower Blues"
  6. 6. John Prine - "Donald and Lydia"
  7. 7. Bob Dylan - "Mellow Mood"
  8. 8. Elizabeth Cotton - "Freight Train"
  9. 9. John Lennon - "Instant Karma"
  10. 10. Daniel Lanois - "Sometimes"

Steve Brown

The Rigbees
  1. In no particular orderi>
  2. Lennon/McCartney - "Let It Be"
  3. Bob Dylan - "Up To Me"
  4. Joni Mitchell - "Cactus Tree"
  5. Jackson Browne - "Sing My Songs To Me into For Everyman"
  6. Patty Griffin - "Nobody's Crying"
  7. Freedy Johnston - "The Farthest Lights"
  8. Ryan Adams - "Friends"
  9. Counting Crows "If I Could Give All My Love or Richard Manuel Is Dead"
  10. Matthew Sweet - "What Do You Know?"
  11. Marshall Crenshaw - "Whenever You're On My Mind"

Zach Djanikian

The Brakes
  1. Joni Mitchell - "Amelia"
  2. Paul Simon - "St. Judy's Comet"
  3. Wilco - "Poor Places"
  4. Judee Sill - "Lady-O"
  5. Peter Gabriel - "Mercy Street"
  6. Miles Davis - "My Funny Valentine"
  7. The Band - "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (live version from Rock of Ages)
  8. Rufus Wainwright - "Hometown Waltz"
  9. Stevie Wonder - "Summer Soft"
  10. Chuck Berry - "Havana Moon"

Matt Duke

  1. 1. Ani Difranco - "Little Plastic Castle"
  2. 2. ELO - "Livin' Thing"
  3. 3. Peter Gabriel- "Sledgehammer"
  4. 4. Sunny Day Real Estate - "One"
  5. 5. Silverchair - "Without You"
  6. 6. Deftones - "Pink Maggit"
  7. 7. Dave Mathews Band - "Grey Street"
  8. 8. Bush - "Letting the Cables Sleep"
  9. 9. Doves - "The Man Who Told Everything"
  10. 10. Cursive - "Staying Alive"

Farewell Flight

  1. 1. The Smiths - "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want"
  2. 2. Freedy Johnston - "Bad Reputation"
  3. 3. Mazzy Star - "Fade Into You"
  4. 4. Weezer - "No Other One"
  5. 5. Rod Stewart - "Young Turks"
  6. 6. Phil Collins - "Another Day In Paradise"
  7. 7. Radiohead - "Let Down"
  8. 8. The Cure - "Pictures of You"
  9. 9. Queen - "Somebody to Love"
  10. 10. Duran Duran - "Come Undone"

Barbara Gettes

Spinning Leaves
  1. 1. Van Morrison - "Sweet Thing"
  2. 2. The Pixies - "Hey"
  3. 3. Birdie Busch - "Gigi"
  4. 4. Nick Drake - "Northern Sky"
  5. 5. Otis Redding - "Try a Little Tenderness"
    (Live, Monterey Pop Festival)
  6. 6. Hezekiah Jones - "Iowa Alligator"
  7. 7. The Grateful Dead - "Althea"
  8. 8. Gillian Welch - "Revelator"
  9. 9. Radiohead - "Paranoid Android"
    (or sung by Michael Baker of
    The Spinning Leaves!)
  10. 10. Bob Dylan - "Father of Night Father of Day"

Karen & Amy Jones

Participants in the WXPN Musicians On Call program
  1. 1. Dave Matthews Band - "Crash Into Me"
  2. 2. Live - "Pillar of Davidson"
  3. 3. Tori Amos - "Little Earthquakes"
  4. 4. Stevie Nicks - "Too Far From Texas"
  5. 5. Paramore - "Decode"
  6. 6. Band of Horses - "The Funeral"
  7. 7. Tool - "Sober"
  8. 8. U2 - "Red Hill Mining Town"
  9. 9. Flyleaf - "I'm So Sick"
  10. 10.Foo Fighters - "Everlong"

Seth Kallen

  1. In no particular order
  2. The Velvet Underground - "Rock and Roll"
  3. Oasis - "Don't Look Back in Anger"
  4. Wilco - "Pot Kettle Black"
  5. The Avett Brothers - "Tear Down
    the House"
  6. The Faces - "Ooh La La"
  7. Bob Dylan - "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"
  8. David Bowie - "Oh You Pretty Things"
  9. Jeff Buckley - "Lover You Should've
    Come Over"
  10. Ryan Adams - "Firecracker"
  11. The Beatles - "The Fool on the Hill"
  12. **BONUS, #11!! ** The Killers - "Human"
    (seriously... so bad... that its good!)

Jason Karaban

  1. 1. B.J. Thomas - "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"
  2. 2. Elvis Presley - "Suspicious Minds"
  3. 3. Bob Dylan - "Idiot Wind"
  4. 4. The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"
  5. 5. Cracker - "Big Dipper"
  6. 6. Gram Parsons - "A Song For You"
  7. 7. The Innocence Mission - "The Brotherhood of Men"
  8. 8. John Lennon - "Oh My Love"
  9. 9. The Rolling Stones - "Shine a Light"
  10. 10. Mason Jennings - "Be Here Now"

Chris Kasper

  1. 1.Van Morrison - "Astral Weeks"
  2. 2.John Scofield - "Jeep on 35"
  3. 3.Tom Waits - "(Lookin For) The Heart Of Saturday Night"
  4. 4.Bob Dylan - "Buckets of Rain"
  5. 5.Otis Redding - "Pain in my Heart"
  6. 6.Van Morrison - "The Way Young Lovers Do"
  7. 7.The Grateful Dead - "Scarlet Begonias"
  8. 8.Cowmuddy - "8 Track"
  9. 9.Miles Davis - "Kind Of Blue"
  10. 10.The Band - "The Night They Drove Ol'
    Dixie Down"

Reed Kendall

  1. Amos Lee - "What's Been Going On"
  2. Hezekiah Jones - "Nothing's Bound"
  3. Chris Kasper - "Old Smoke"
  4. Bright Eyes - "Let's Not S__t Ourselves
    (To Love and to Be Loved)"
  5. Dave Matthews - "The Stone"
  6. The Beatles - "Don't Let Me Down"
  7. Bob Dylan - "It's Alright, Ma"
  8. Jack Johnson - "F-Stop Blues"
  9. CAKE - "Stickshifts and Safetybelts"
  10. Devil's Workshop Big Band -
    "Mushroom Tattoos"

Larry Kennedy

The Jellybricks
  1. The Beatles - "There's a Place"
  2. The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"
  3. Split Enz - "Six Months in a Leaky Boat"
  4. Crowded House - "Four Seasons
    in One Day"
  5. Simon & Garfunkel - "The Only Living Boy in New York"
  6. The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"
  7. The Mamas & The Papas - "Dedicated to the One I Love"
  8. The Replacements - "Here Comes
    a Regular"
  9. The Raspberries - "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)"
  10. The Byrds - "My Back Pages"

Lance

Latebloom
  1. 1. Radiohead W- "Weird Fishes"
  2. 2. Bowie - "Waiting for the Man"
  3. 3. The Cure - "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea"
  4. 4. Bob Dylan - "Most of the Time"
  5. 5. Bjork - "Pagan Poetry"
  6. 6. Dead can Dance - "Cantara" (live)
  7. 7. Morrisey - "I am hated for loving"
  8. 8. Johnny Cash - "Boy Named Sue"
  9. 9. Greg Brown - "Waiting on You"
  10. 10.Brian Eno - "Always Returning

Cynthia Mason

  1. 1. Gillian Welch - "Revelator"
  2. 2. Nick Drake- "Northern Sky"
  3. 3. Sonic Youth - "Teenage Riot"
  4. 4. Lauryn Hill - "Every Ghetto, Every City"
  5. 5. Joni Mitchell - "A Case of You"
  6. 6. Radiohead - "Let Down"
  7. 7. Nina Simone - "Wild is the Wind"
  8. 8. Richard Buckner - "Song of 27"
  9. 9. Grey Reverend - "Heavy Heart"
  10. 10.Bob Dylan - "Like a Rolling Stone"

Dan May

  1. 1. Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"
  2. 2. Bruce Springsteen - "Jungleland"
  3. 3. The Temptations - "Papa Was a
    Rolling Stone"
  4. 4. Fleetwood Mac - "Never Going
    Back Again"
  5. 5. Tom Waits - "Martha"
  6. 6. Al Green - "Let's Stay Together"
  7. 7. Cat Stevens - "The Wind"
  8. 8. Rufus Wainwright - "Grey Gardens"
  9. 9. Billy Joel - "I've Loved These Days"
  10. 10. Citizen Cope - "Sideways"

Brian McTear

Miner Street Recordings
  1. 1. REM – "Fall on Me"
  2. 2. The Bigger Lovers – "Bought your Ghost"
  3. 3. U2 - "Elvis Presley and America"
  4. 4. Bitter Bitter Weeks – "Danger in the Halls"
  5. 5. The Novenas – "Bounce"
  6. 6. Mazarin – "Wheats"
  7. 7. Matt Pond PA – "Fairlee"
  8. 8. The Smiths – "Stop Me if
    You Think That You’ve Heard this One Before"
  9. 9. Pavement – "Range Life"
  10. 10. Polvo – "Thermal Treasure"

Adrien Reju

  1. 1. Paul Simon - "Everything About it is a Love Song"
  2. 2. Led Zeppelin - "The Rain Song"
  3. 3. Feist - "Let It Die"
  4. 4. The Bird and the Bee - "I'm a
    Broken Heart"
  5. 5. Bach - "Cello Suite No. 1"
  6. 6. Duke Ellington - "Sophisticated Lady"
    (Sarah Vaughan's version)
  7. 7. Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye"
  8. 8. Joni Mitchell - "Hissing of Summer Lawns"
  9. 9. The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"
  10. 10. Zach Djanikian - "Love of My Life (unreleased)

Phil Roy

  1. 1. Stevie Wonder - "I Don't Know Why I Love You"
  2. 2. John Coltrane - "Body and Soul"
  3. 3. The Beatles - "The Long and Winding Road"
  4. 4. Greg Allman - "Queen of Hearts"
  5. 5. Joni Mitchell - "Don't Interrupt The Sorrow"
  6. 6. Jimmy Cliff - "Many Rivers to Cross"
  7. 7. Jeff Buckley - "Last Goodbye"
  8. 8. Radiohead - "Paranoid Android"
  9. 9. Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"
  10. 10.Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - "Your All I Need to Get By"

Jesse Ruben

  1. In no particular order
  2. Nick Drake - "Pink Moon"
  3. Paul Simon - "American Tune"
  4. Jimi Hendrix - "Spanish Castle Magic"
  5. Bob Dylan - "Tombstone Blues"
  6. Frank Sinatra - "Fly Me To The Moon"
  7. Ani Difranco - "School Night"
  8. Ben Folds - "Evaporated"
  9. The Beatles - "She Said She Said"
  10. The Beatles - "For No One"

Ben Smith

Missing Palmer West
  1. 1. Auld Lang Syne (traditional)
  2. 2. Roy Orbison - "In Dreams"
  3. 3. Talking Heads - "This Must Be the Place
    (Naive Melody)"
  4. 4. The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"
  5. 5. The Band - "It Makes No Difference"
  6. 6. Wilco/Bragg/Guthrie - "California Stars"
  7. 7. The Beatles - "Two of Us"
  8. 8. Richard Hawley - "The Ocean"
  9. 9. Sufjan Stevens - "Sister Winter"
  10. 10. Righteous Brothers - You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling

Jacob Snider

  1. 1. Fastball - "Out of My Head"
  2. 2. John Lennon - "Imagine"
  3. 3. Joni Mitchell - "The Circle Game"
  4. 4. Horace Silver - "Song for My Father"
  5. 5. Simon and Garfunkel - "The Only Living Boy in New York"
  6. 6. Ray Charles and Nina Simone - "Baby It's Cold Outside"
  7. 7. Johnnie Taylor - "Just the One"
  8. 8. Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"
  9. 9. Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah"
  10. 10. Traffic - "Empty Pages"

The Once Was

  1. 1. Marvin Gaye - "What's goin on/ What's happenin brother"
  2. 2. Pink Floyd - "Any Colour You Like" (instrumental)
  3. 3. Miles Davis - So What"
  4. 4. The Beatles - Dear Prudence"
  5. 5. Radiohead - Let Down"
  6. 6. The Beatles - "And Your Bird Can Sing"
  7. 7. Neil Young - "Harvest Moon"
  8. 8. Bruce Springsteen - "I'm on Fire"
  9. 9. Pink Floyd - "Breathe"
  10. 10.Wilco - Jesus Etc"

Tin Bird Choir

  1. 1. Paul Simon - "Obvious Child"
  2. 2. Bright Eyes - "Another Traveling Song"
  3. 3. Beck - "Tropicalia"
  4. 4. M Ward - "Helicopter"
  5. 5. Jayhawks - "Blue"
  6. 6. Feist - "Mushaboom"
  7. 7. Taj Mahal - "Cakewalk"
  8. 8. Marah - "Baby Love"
  9. 9. The Shins - "Gone for Good"
  10. 10. Hezekiah Jones - "Cupcakes for the Army"

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