It's Mini Moose's week. Here are her seven picks for August.
SONG OF THE monDAY
Look What the Cat Dragged In is from Poison's 1986 debut studio album, Look What the Cat Dragged In. Though the album produced four singles, the title song wasn't one of them. Still, it certainly helped put the glam band on the map and propelled them into the mainstream.
SONG OF THE tuesDAY
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da was released by The Police in 1980 as the second single in Britain, first in the US, from their album, Zenyatta Mondatta. Sting's son came up with the title. The song is about how people just like simple words and peaked at No. 10 on Billboard Hot 100.
SONG OF THE wednesDAY
SONG OF THE thursDAY
Carnival was the lead single from Natalie Merchant's 1995 debut solo album, Tigerlily. The song is Merchant's highest charting single, peaking at No. 10 on Billboard Hot 100. It was used in an episode of Xena: Warrior Princess, and serial killer, Aileen Wuornos asked that it be played at her funeral.
SONG OF THE friDAY
Good Feeling was released as the lead single from Flo Rida's 2012 EP, Good Feeling. It is also featured on the 2012 album, Wild Ones, and peaked at No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100, making it Flo Rida's sixth top-ten single. The song samples Etta James's 1962 hit Something's Got a Hold on Me.
SONG OF THE saturDAY
Written by Bob McDill, Louisiana Saturday Night was recorded by Mel McDaniel for his 1981 album, I'm Countryfied. It was originally recorded by Don Williams and is often mistaken for an Alabama or Nitty Gritty Dirt Band song.
SONG OF THE sunDAY
Inspired while driving on an Indiana highway, Pink Houses was written and performed by John Mellencamp, as John Cougar Mellencamp, for the 1983 album, Uh-Huh. Though Mellencamp says he doesn't like the last verse, Rolling Stone ranked the song among the greatest of all-time.