A Year In Music?
August 2, 2006 12:47 PM   Subscribe

A Year In Music: Songs with a month in the title, and with lyrics that feature a month prominently?

examples: 5 Days in May (Blue Rodeo), November Rain (Guns N' Roses), A Long Devember (Counting Crows). Please feed my need for the ultimate mix CD for a calendite.
posted by blue_beetle to Media & Arts (50 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
September of My Years, sung by Frank Sinatra.
posted by condour75 at 12:50 PM on August 2, 2006

Ruben Studdard's "Sorry 2004"
posted by Xalf at 12:52 PM on August 2, 2006

Not exactly right, but "Calendar Girl" by Stars:

Calendar Girl who is lost to the world Stay Alive
January,February,March,April,May I'm alive
June,July,August,September,October I'm alive
November,December,yah all through the winter, I'm alive
I'm alive

posted by ND¢ at 12:52 PM on August 2, 2006

"My October symphony," Pet Shop Boys.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 12:52 PM on August 2, 2006

If you have itunes, you can do a search for each month and then sort the responses by title to find what you are looking for; you can even preview the music. This should help you find some if you get stumped on a month or two.
posted by hermitosis at 12:52 PM on August 2, 2006

June is Bustin' Out all Over, Rogers and Hammerstein, "State Fair".
April Come She Will, Simon and Garfunkel, HAS to be on there.
posted by condour75 at 12:53 PM on August 2, 2006

April in Paris -- Ella Fitzgerald, among others
October -- U2
posted by Methylviolet at 12:53 PM on August 2, 2006 [1 favorite]

Gone Til' November
posted by Otis at 12:53 PM on August 2, 2006

Big Star, September Gurls
posted by scody at 12:53 PM on August 2, 2006

"July, July!" by The Decemberists
"August" by Rilo Kiley
"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire
"December" by Weezer, "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night" by The 4 Seasons, or "December" by Collective Soul

Of all those choices, I most reccomend "July, July!"
posted by sjuhawk31 at 12:54 PM on August 2, 2006

Wake me up when september ends -- Green Day
posted by knave at 12:54 PM on August 2, 2006

"April, Come She Will" by Simon & Garfunkel
"February" by Dar Williams
"Autumn to May" by Peter, Paul & Mary
"Memphis in June" by Nina Simone
"July, July!" by the Decemberists
"See You in September" by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
posted by needs more cowbell at 12:55 PM on August 2, 2006

also, "November Rain" by Guns n Roses
posted by needs more cowbell at 12:57 PM on August 2, 2006

Wedding March :)
posted by davcoo at 1:00 PM on August 2, 2006

"January" by Pilot
"Xmas in February" by Lou Reed
"Winds of March" by Journey
posted by Nugget at 1:06 PM on August 2, 2006

Tom Waits - November.
If you were exceptionally lazy, you could wang your search into FreeDB.
posted by boo_radley at 1:06 PM on August 2, 2006

"Pale September" - Fiona Apple
"February Stars" - Foo Fighters
A bunch here as well.
posted by NationalKato at 1:07 PM on August 2, 2006

"September Girls", by The Bangles
"Eyes of December", by The Echoing Green
"February Stars", by the Foo Fighters
"The Ides of March", by Iron Maiden
posted by DWRoelands at 1:10 PM on August 2, 2006

"June July" by John Vanderslice (two months in one song!)
"August" by John Vanderslice
"August Morning Haze" by Oneida
"September Girls" by Big Star
"November" by Azure Ray
"November Has Come" by Gorillaz
"Cold December" by Matt Costa
posted by ScottUltra at 1:13 PM on August 2, 2006

"April 29th, 1992" by Sublime.
posted by number9dream at 1:14 PM on August 2, 2006

Neil Diamond, "September Morn"
posted by Lucinda at 1:15 PM on August 2, 2006

June in January -- Bing Crosby
Forever February -- Regina Carter
Xmas in February -- Lou Reed
Winds of March -- Journey
April Fools -- Rufus Wainwright
May Day -- George Clinton
June on the East Coast -- Bright Eyes
4th of July -- U2
August 7 -- Jon Bon Jovi
September Grass -- James Taylor
October Road -- James Taylor
November Afternoon -- Dizzy Gillespie
A Long December -- Counting Crows
posted by ericb at 1:17 PM on August 2, 2006

*June on the West Coast -- Bright Eyes*
posted by ericb at 1:19 PM on August 2, 2006

Blue Monday - New Order
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
posted by utsutsu at 1:21 PM on August 2, 2006

Crap, I thought days of the week were fair game! Please ignore me (more than usual).
posted by utsutsu at 1:22 PM on August 2, 2006

First of May by Jonathan Coulton. (essential free download)

June by Over the Rhine.
posted by blueshammer at 1:23 PM on August 2, 2006

December is for Cynics by the Matches
posted by radioamy at 1:26 PM on August 2, 2006

Best answer: From Wikipedia's list of songs whose title includes dates and times:

January by Elton John
January by Pilot
January 1979 by mewithoutYou
January Friend by Goo Goo Dolls
January Thaw by Lui Collins
January Wind by Erica Wheeler
The January Man by Martin Carthy
June in January by Bing Crosby

Two Days in February by Goo Goo Dolls

Grand Central Station, March 18, 1977 by Steve Forbert

April by Deep Purple
April Fool by New Mongrels
April In Paris by Count Basie
April Lady by Smile (the precursor to Queen)
April Love by Pat Boone
April the 14th, Pt. 1 by Gillian Welch
April 29, 1992 by Sublime
April 42nd by Soul-Junk
I'll Remember April by Frank Sinatra
Pieces Of April by Three Dog Night
April 1724 by Pluxus
April 5th by Talk Talk
April Tenth by Garbage
Sometimes It Snows In April by Prince & the Revolution

First of May by the Bee Gees
May 16 by Lagwagon
May 26 by Custom
May Day Café by The Nields

9th Of June by Galactic Cowboys
June in January by Bing Crosby
Bye June by Smashing Pumpkins
June Bug by The B-52's
Love in June by The Wannadies
Moon in June by Soft Machine
The Last Day of June, 1934 by Al Stewart

1000 Julys by Third Eye Blind
Cold Day In July by The Dixie Chicks
Come July by Judith Edelman
July Morning by Uriah Heep
July, July! by The Decemberists
Liquor Lyles Cool July by Atmosphere

August by Rilo Kiley
August 7th, 4:15 by Jon Bon Jovi
August 8th by NOFX
August and Everything After by Counting Crows

75 Septembers by Cheryl Wheeler
Almost September by Trout Fishing in America
Come September by Natalie Imbruglia
See You In September by The Tempos (notable cover by The Happenings)
September by Earth, Wind & Fire
September Gurls by Big Star (covered by The Bangles)
September Morn by Neil Diamond

My October Symphony by Pet Shop Boys
October by U2
October 26 by The Pretty Things
October 70 by James Keelaghan
October is Eternal by Of Montreal
Sweet October by Hugh Blumenfeld

Born on the Fifth of November by Carter USM
Gone 'till November by Wyclef Jean
November by Azure Ray
November by Emerson Drive
November Has Come by Gorillaz
November in Ontario by The Skydiggers
November Rain by Guns N' Roses
November Spawned A Monster by Morrissey

The 32nd of December by Babyshambles
December by Collective Soul
December by David Gray
December Dream by Klaatu
December Will Be Magic Again Kate Bush
If We Make It Through December by Merle Haggard
Lady December by The Concretes
My December by Linkin Park
Worst December by Sugarcult
December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by The Four Seasons
December 4th by DJ Danger Mouse
posted by kirkaracha at 1:30 PM on August 2, 2006

Sometimes It Snows In April - Prince
posted by quoththeraven at 1:31 PM on August 2, 2006

September Song, by Clifford Brown with vocals from Sarah Vaughan.
posted by cramer at 1:34 PM on August 2, 2006

Avery Island/April 1st - Neutral Milk Hotel
April 8th - Neutral Milk Hotel
posted by ludwig_van at 2:58 PM on August 2, 2006

Oh, and February Third, by me.
posted by ludwig_van at 2:58 PM on August 2, 2006

"in january" by brent's tv.
posted by kendrak at 3:06 PM on August 2, 2006

I'd pass on the Journey song for the month of March in favor of Jane Monheit's rendition of "Waters of March" from "Come Dream With Me." It's a nice piece of work.
posted by clever sheep at 3:06 PM on August 2, 2006

"Throughout the Dark Months of April and May" by the Cocteau Twins

"July Jones" by the New Pornographers

"October Swimmer" - JJ72

"Mr. November" - The National

"Flowers in December" - Mazzy Star

"Saviours of Jazz Ballet (Fear Me, December)" - Mew

"December" - Teenage Fanclub
posted by philsi at 3:09 PM on August 2, 2006

Of Montreal - The Problem with April
Soundgarden - 4th of July
Low - July
P:ano - All of November, Most of October
Mad Season - November Hotel
posted by obvious at 3:20 PM on August 2, 2006

Waters of March - Susannah McCorkle

(Better than Jane Monheit's rendition.)
posted by solid-one-love at 3:25 PM on August 2, 2006

April Skies - Jesus and Mary Chain
July - Chris Connelly
October Is Eternal - Of Montreal
posted by faunafrailty at 3:28 PM on August 2, 2006

June is Bustin' Out all Over, Rogers and Hammerstein, "State Fair".

I'm pretty sure it's from "Carousel". Also, don't listen to it unless you know you can get it out of your head with some other song. It's brutal.
posted by Vervain at 4:36 PM on August 2, 2006

I second "September Song," and suggest Ian McCulloch's dour and earnest rendition. For kicks.
posted by dmo at 5:10 PM on August 2, 2006

"It Might As Well Rain Until September" -- Carole King
posted by chrchr at 5:53 PM on August 2, 2006

November Comes - The Hollow Men
posted by schoolgirl report at 6:12 PM on August 2, 2006

"September" - David Sylvian
posted by davebush at 6:39 PM on August 2, 2006

"On the Fourth of July" - James Taylor
posted by 4ster at 7:44 PM on August 2, 2006

Two songs from Flying Saucer Attack: February 8th and November Mist.

Also: Rose Hip November by Vashti Bunyan.
posted by aparrish at 8:38 PM on August 2, 2006

September Baby by Joseph Arthur

There's also a Scottish band called January.
posted by randomination at 1:51 AM on August 3, 2006

Black-Dove (January) by Tori Amos
February 14 by Huggy Bear
April 29 by The Rembrandts
Wordless May by Venus Hum
posted by brookedel at 4:26 AM on August 3, 2006

One Vision of May by The Murder City Devils
June by RJD2
June Leaf by June of 44 (double credit for this one?)
7th September 2003 by The Elected

October Rust (album) by Type O Negative
The Decemberists (band)
posted by The Michael The at 7:02 AM on August 3, 2006

Best answer: "February" Jill Barber
"Fourteenth of February" Billy Bragg

"April After All" Ron Sexsmith

"The May 4th Movement" Digable Planets

"June" Pete Yorn
"June 16th" Minutemen

"Full July Moon" Matt Mays
"Middle Of July" Hayden
"Winter In July" The 6ths

"Why I Didn't Like August 93" Elevator to Hell

"In September" Hayden
"September" Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
"What Are We Gonna Do Come The Month Of September?" Matt Mays & El Torpedo

"October's Sky" Isobel Campbell

"Late November" Sandy Denny

"December 4th" Jay-Z
posted by boost ventilator at 7:21 PM on August 3, 2006

Wake Up April - The Promise Ring
posted by cholstro at 3:27 PM on August 4, 2006

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