The first song on this Saturday morning is a live version of “Hotel California” by the Eagles.

Favorite Line:

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air

Can close my eyes and visualize driving through the desert. 

At a high rate of speed.

Spider Murphy played the tenor saxophone,
Little Joe was blowin’ on the slide trombone.
The drummer boy from Illinois went crash, boom, bang,
The whole rhythm section was the Purple Gang.

Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley

Will end the update today with a little Elvis. 

“Jailhouse Rock” from 1968

Little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids growin’ up in the heartland
Jackie gonna be a football star
Diane debutante backseat of Jackie’s car

“Jack & Diane”, John Mellencamp

“Jack & Diane”, John Mellencamp, Live from Farm Aid 2013

I love acoustic live versions. They simply feel more authentic. When the crowd serenades the singer, just makes you feel like you are there. 

“It Ain’t Me Babe”, Bob Dylan

Updating “My top 100 songs” on a Friday for the first time in what seems forever… May/June..

I’ll roll with Dylan, but I do love the Johnny Cash and June Carter rendition of it.