Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mexico in songs


This is the playlist for my Radio Boo broadcast tomorrow Wednesday 23 November 2016, with songs referring to Mexico.


Acapulco Nights - G.J. LUNGHI (single, 1984)
Lyrics



Alejandro - LADY GAGA (LP The Fame Monster, 2009)
US # 5, UK # 7, FI # 1, DE # 2, AT # 2, IT # 2, FR # 3, CH # 3, BE # 3, ES # 3, NO # 3, SE # 4, DK # 4, NL # 7, AU # 2, NZ # 11
Lyrics: hot like Mexico



Americana - ALEC R. COSTANDINOS (LP Americana, 1981)
Lyrics: Acapulco



Angelo - BROTHERHOOD OF MAN (LP Images1977)
UK # 1, IE # 1, BE # 3, NL # 5, DE # 14, NZ # 37
Lyrics: Long ago, high on a mountain in Mexico



Anita - COSTA CORDALIS (single, 1976)
CH # 1, DE # 3, AT # 4, BE # 12, NL # 15
Lyrics: Ich fand sie irgendwo, allein in Mexiko



Are You With Me? - LOST FREQUENCIES (single, 2014)
UK # 1, DE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, BE # 1, SE # 1, NL # 3, FI # 3, DK # 3, FR # 4, NO# 4, EUROPEAN # 1, AU # 1, NZ # 9
Lyrics: I wanna dance by water neath the Mexican sky



Bandido - LA BIONDA (LP Bandido, 1978)
Lyrics: He can break the back in all Acapulco



The Cisco Kid - WAR (LP The World Is A Ghetto, 1972)
US # 2, NL # 18
Lyrics: we met down on the Fort of Rio Grande



Come Fly With Me - FRANK SINATRA (LP Come Fly With Me, 1958)
Lyrics: just say the words and we'll beat the birds down to Acapulco Bay



Fernando - ABBA (single, 1976)
UK # 1, IE # 1, DE # 1, AT # 1, CH # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, SE # 2, NO # 2, EUROPEAN # 1, US #13, NZ # 1
The song refers to The Mexican Revolution (1910)
Lyrics: do you still recall the frightful night we crossed the Rio Grande



Five Long Years - COLIN JAMES (LP Colin James, 1988)
Lyrics: We danced in the Rio Grande and we listened to all the Mexican bands



Give It Up - ZZ TOP (LP Recycler, 1990)
US # 79, DE # 69
Lyrics: I fell in love down in Mexico



Go Rosa - SANDY ROGERS (OST Fool For Love, 1985)
Lyrics: go Rosa, go, go back to Mexico



Guitar Man - ELVIS PRESLEY (single, 1967)
Cover version of ''Guitar Man'' by Jerry Reed (1967)
Lyrics: up & down the Gulf of Mexico



Hey Jack Kerouac - 10.000 MANIACS (LP In My Tribe, 1987)
Lyrics: just like Mary down in Mexico on All Souls Day



Hey Joe - THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE (single, Dec 1966)
Cover version of the traditional song ''Hey Joe'', originally recorded by The Leaves (1965)
Lyrics: I'm going way down south, way down to Mexico way



Highwayman - WAYLON JENNINGS, WILLIE NELSON, JOHNNY CASH & KRIS KRISTOFFERSON (LP Highwayman, 1985)
Lyrics: I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Merxico



Hypnotized - FLEETWOOD MAC (LP Mystery To Me, 1973)
Lyrics: they say there's a place down in Mexico, where a man can fly over mountains & hills and he don't need an aeroplane or some kind of engine



In These Shoes - KIRSTY MacCOLL (LP Tropical Brainstorm, 2000)
UK # 82
Lyrics:So, I'm sitting at a bar in Guadalajara, in walks a guy with a farv way look in his eyes



Injun Joe - THE JOHNNYS (LP Highlights Of A Dangerous Life, 1986)
AU # 32
Lyrics: stealing tribal gold, way down in Mexico



Jamaica Farewell - HARRY BELAFONTE (single, 1956)
US # 14
Lyrics: I've been from Maine to Mexico



Loco In Acapulco - THE FOUR TOPS (OST Buster, 1988)
UK # 7, NL # 9, BE # 13, DE # 23
Lyrics



Maxine - DONALD FAGEN (LP The Nightfly, 1982)
Lyrics: Mexico City is like another world



Me & My Monkey - ROBBIE WILLIAMS (LP Escapology, 2002)
Lyrics:



Mexicali Blues - GRATEFUL DEAD (LP Skeletons From The Closet, 1974)
Cover version of ''Mexicali Blues'' by Bob Weir (1972)
Lyrics: Mexicali



Mexican Moon - CONCRETE BLONDE (LP Mexican Moon, 1993)
Lyrics: take me to the Zona Rosa



Mexican Radio - WALL OF VOODOO (LP  Call Of The West, 1982)
Lyrics: I wish I was in Tijuana



Modern Dance - LOU REED (LP Ecstacy2000)
Lyrics: maybe I could go to Yucatan where women are women and a man's a man



Pink Houses - JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP (LP Uh-Huh, 1983)
US # 8
Lyrics: vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico



Pistolero - DSCHINGHIS KHAN (LP Wir Sitzen Alle Im Selben Boot, 1981)
DE # 15
Lyrics: er sprang aus dem bett und sah drei Mexikaner... Desperado von Mexiko



Planet Texas - KENNY ROGERS (LP Something Inside So Strong, 1989)
Lyrics: there ain't no sight like a desert looking down Mexico



Ride Like The Wind - CHRISTOPHER CROSS (LP Christopher Cross, 1980)
US # 2, UK # 69, NZ # 31
There was a cover version by Saxon in 1988, that became a radio hit in Hellas.
Lyrics: to make it to the border of Mexico



Spanish Eyes - AL MARTINO (single, 1965)
US # 15, BE # 1, DE # 3, AT # 3, NL # 13
Cover version of ''Moon Over Naples'' by Bert Kaempfert (1964)
Lyrics: Prettiest eyes in all of Mexico



Speedy Gonzales - PAT BOONE (single, 1962)
US # 6, UK # 2, DE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, NO # 1
Cover version of ''Speedy Gonzales'' by David Dante (1961)
Lyrics: it was a moolit night in Old Mexico



The Last DJ - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (LP The Last DJ, 2002)
Lyrics: he got in a station down in Mexico



The Mexican - BABE RUTH (LP First Base, 1972)
Lyrics



The Only Living Boy In New York - SIMON & GARFUNKEL (LP Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970)
Lyrics: fly down to Mexico



They All Went To Mexico - CARLOS SANTANA & WILLIE NELSON (single, 1983)
BE # 5, NL # 6
Lyrics



Tijuana Taxi - HERB ALPERT (single, 1965)
US # 38



Up On Cripple Creek - THE BAND (LP The Band, 1969)
US # 25
Lyrics: straight down the Mississippi river to the Gulf of Mexico



Veracruz - SANTANA feat BUDDY MILES (LP Freedom, 1987)
Lyrics: down in Veracruz



Where Did Your Heart Go - WAS (NOT WAS) (LP Was (Not Was), 1981)
The song became famous via Wham! cover version in 1986.
Lyrics: where did your heart go, did you put it on a train, did you leave it in the rain or down in Mexico



Στην Πυρά - ΑΝΝΑ ΒΙΣΣΗ (LP Απαγορευμένο, 2008)
Στίχοι: στο μεταξύ θα πεταχτώ μέχρι το Μεξικό



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