The Skelly Suggests … Don’t be a Fool – April Rules


Listen Now: April Rules

April – Deep Purple

April in Portugal – Vic Damone

April Love – Pat Boone

I’ll Remember April – Frank Sinatra

Sometimes It Snows in April – Prince

April Come She Will – Simon & Garfunkel

April Fools – Rufus Wainwright

Pieces of April – 3 Dog Night

April Showers – Bing Crosby

April in Paris – Ella Fitzgerald

The Skelly Suggests … Musical Geography

Musical Geography

We all know Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco, but people are always singing the praises of one place or another, so get out yer maps…

1. New York State of Mind – Billy Joel

2. Summer in Monterey – Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks

3. I Love L.A. – Randy Newman

4. Kokoma – The Beach Boys

5. (It’s All Down To) Goodnight Vienna – Ringo Starr

6. Montego Bay – Bobby Bloom

7. Odessa (City on the Black Sea) – Bee Gees

8. The Port of Amsterdam – Scott Walker

9. Walkin’ to New Orleans – Fats Domino

10. Kansas City – Wilbert Harrison

11. Memphis, Tennessee – Chuck Berry

12. Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles

Spotify: Musical Geography

The Skelly Suggests … Rock Around the Clock

Rock Around the Clock

Pump up your afternoon with a musical rock around the clock.

Spotify It:    Rock Around the Clock

1.  11:59- Blondie
2.  One O’Clock Jump – Count Basie Orchestra
3.  Six O’Clock – Lovin’ Spoonful
4.  Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) – The Mamas & The Papas
5.  Wednesday Morning, 3AM – Simon & Garfunkel
6.  Three O’Clock Blues- B.B. King
7.  9 to 5. – Dolly Parton
8.  In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
9.  Quarter To Three- Gary U.S.Bonds
10.  5 O’clock World- The Vogues

The Skelly Suggests … Get into the Valentine’s Mood


Valentine’s Day may be a Hallmark holiday but let’s not be cynical – it’s ALWAYS a good time to celebrate love  – so the Skelly is all love all week.  Here’s a little mood music to get us started:

Always – Harry Nilsson

Because of You – Ben E. King

There Will Never Be Another You  – Chris Montez

If I Loved You – Jeff Lynne

You Go To to My Head – Rod Stewart

Every Time We Say Goodbye – Sarah Vaughan

My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra

Love Story – Randy Newman

Dearly Beloved – Fred Astaire

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield

Partial List Available on Spotify:  Be My Valentine

The Skelly Suggests … Eight Days A Week

8 days a week


1. Sunday, Bloody Sunday (U2)
2. Blue Monday (Fats Domino)
3. Tuesday Afternoon (The Moody Blues)
4. Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (Simon and Garfunkel)
5. Thursday’s Child (David Bowie)
6. Friday On My Mind (The Easybeats)
7. Another Saturday Night (Sam Cooke)
8. Sunday Morning Coming Down (Johnny Cash)

Full list available on Spotify – Listen Now: Eight Days a Week

The Skelly Suggests … HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



‘Tis the season, so there are a couple of extra nuggets in this musical stocking …

1. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

2. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt

3. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

4. Run, Rudolph, Run – Chuck Berry

5. Merry Christmas, Baby – Bonnie Raitt with Charles Brown

6. Jingle Bells – Fats Domino

7. White Christmas – Darlene Love

8. We Three Kings – Beach Boys

9. Here Comes Santa Claus – Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans

10. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues

11. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – The Crystals

12. Little Saint Nick – Brian Wilson Band

13. Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes

14. The Wexford Carol – Chieftains with Nanci Griffith

All but one of these songs is available on Spotify:  Listen now and be of good cheer  – Ho! Ho! Ho!