Modern Poetry 

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Modern Poetry #77 {A New Kind of Man}
She Is Always Seventeen by Harry Chapin
Just Like A Woman by Bob Dylan
Brahms' Lullaby by Celine Dion
Someone Like You by Adele
Bring Your Fine Self Home by The Robert Cray Band

Modern Poetry #76 {PJ+Temps+JZ+Ray+Jr. Pt I}
[9/2/10]
Black by Pearl Jam
**My Girl by The Temptations
Hot Tottie by Usher with Jay-Z
Beg Steal or Borrow by Ray LaMontagne
Police and Thieves by Junior Murvin

Modern Poetry #75 {Yes Or No}
[12/30/09]
Let Your Yeah Be Yeah (and Your No Be No) by Jimmy Cliff
The No-No Song by Ringo Starr
Yeah by Usher (w- Lil’ Jon and Ludacris)
**Roundabout by Yes
No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley

Modern Poetry #74 {Grab Bag Numero Due}
[7/17/09]
It Hurts To Want It So Bad by Van Morrison
Send in the Clowns by Judy Collins
Gimme Some Money by Spinal Tap
Girl From Ipanema by Astrid Gilberto & Stan Getz
**Whiskey in the Jar (words and music traditional)

Modern Poetry #73 {Free Poetry}
[3/12/09]
**Free Will by Rush
I’m Free by The Who
Freedom by Richie Havens
Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty
Free by Big Audio Dynamite

Modern Poetry Edition #72 {Dirty Poems}
[12/26/08]
**Dirty Laundry by Don Henley
Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson
Dirty Work by Steely Dan
Shimmy Shimmy Ya by Ol' Dirty Bastard
Dirty Mutha Fuzz by The Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Modern Poetry Edition #71 {Sonnets}
[12/1/08]
(Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills and Nash (Stephen Stills)
**Rocky Raccoon by The Beatles (Paul McCartney)
Year of the Cat by Al Stewart
Peg by Steely Dan (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen)

Modern Poetry Edition #70 {Oh baby… your modern poetry… it’s soooooo… modern}
[10/24/08]
Womanizer by Britney Spears
It’s Not My Time by 3 Doors Down
Rock Star by Miley Cyrus
**When I Grow Up by The Pussycat Dolls
Love Story by Taylor Swift

Modern Poetry Edition #69 {Themes is the Theme #3}
[3/12/08]
And Then There's Maude by Dave Grusin and Andrew Bergman (Maude)
Thank You for Being a Friend by Andrew Gold (The Golden Girls)
**Green Acres by Vic Mizzy (Green Acres)
WKRP In Cincinnati Main Theme by Tom Wells and Hugh Wilson (WKRP In Cincinnati)
The Ballad of Jed Clampett by Paul Henning (The Beverly Hillbillies)

Modern Poetry Edition #68 {Hark, The Harold Angels Are Reciting}
[12/4/07]
I’m No Angel By The Allman Brothers
Just Call Me Angel Of The Morning by Juice Newton
Angel by Shaggy
Kiss An Angel Good Morning by Charley Pride
**She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes

Modern Poetry Edition #67 {English 101}
[9/25/07]
Country Grammar by Nelly
Words by Missing Persons
**Wordy Rappinghood by Tom Tom Club
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here by Bob Dorough
More Then Words by Extreme

Modern Poetry Edition #66 {Just you weight}
[8/13/07]
Missing You by John Waite
Wait by White Lion
I Can't Wait by Nu Shooz
**The Weight by The Band
This Weight by Van Morrison

Modern Poetry Edition #65 {Self-Help}
[6/28/07]
**Rehab by Amy Winehouse
I'm OK, You're OK by Boyz II Men
Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
Que Sera, Sera by Doris Day (w/b Evans/Livingston)
Get It Together by The Beastie Boys

Modern Poetry Edition #64 {Blame It On The Rain | Rain #1} Guest Editor: Traci
[5/4/07]
Have You Ever Seen the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Raining on Sunday by Keith Urban
November Rain by Guns 'N Roses
**Purple Rain by Prince
The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) by Missy Elliot

Modern Poetry Edition #63 {Doo-Doo-Doo-De-Doo-Zungguh}
[3/30/07]
Doo Wah Diddy by Manfred Mann
Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing) by Zapp & Roger
**(Doo doo doo) Lookin' Out My Back Door by Creedence Clearwater Revival
De Doo Doo Doo, De Da Da Da by The Police
Zungguzungguguzungguzeng by Yellowman

Modern Poetry Edition #62 {Snap!3}
[2/22/07]
Atomic Dog by George Clinton / Parliament Funkadelic
Family Affair by Mary J Blige
**Express Yourself by N.W.A.
Poison by Bell Biv Devoe
Little Red Corvette by Prince

Modern Poetry Edition #61 {Snap!2}
[1/26/07]
Woo-Hah!! I Got You All In Check by Busta Rhymes
Ghetto Superstar by Mya with Ol' Dirty Bastard and Pras Michel
Looking For A New Love by Jody Whatley
No Parking (On The Dance Floor) by Midnight Star
**On The Radio by Donna Summer

Modern Poetry Edition #60 {Snap!}
[12/1/06]
This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan
Let The Music Play by Shannon
**Don't Be Cruel by Bobby Brown
Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
Get Down On It by Kool and the Gang

Modern Poetry Edition #59 {Girls}
[10/13/06]
**Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Catholic Girls by Frank Zappa
Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
Girls by The Beastie Boys
Gyrlz, They Love Me by Heavy D and the Boyz

Modern Poetry Edition #58 {Superman} Guest Editor: Traci
[9/14/06]
**Jimmy Olsen's Blues by The Spin Doctors
Superman by Five For Fighting
Phone Booth by Robert Cray
Kryptonite by Three Doors Down
I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly

Modern Poetry Edition #57 {Fromage}
[8/24/06]
Don’t Let Him Go by REO Speedwagon
Take Me With U by Prince
**(Keep Feeling) Fascination by Human League
Tempted by Squeeze
Run To You by Bryan Adams

Modern Poetry Edition #56 {Anatomy}
[7/27/06]
Head Over Feet by Alanis Morissette
Hips Don't Lie by Shakira and Wyclef Jean
Hot Legs by Rod Stewart
These Arms Of Mine by Otis Redding
**I Want Your (Hands On Me) by Sinead O'Connor

Modern Poetry Edition #55 {Lead or Be Led}
[6/21/06]
Thank You by Led Zeppelin
Going To California by Led Zeppelin
**Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

Modern Poetry Edition #54 {Magic}
[5/15/06]
Black Magic Woman by Santana (w/b Fleetwood Mac)
**Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
Magic Man by Heart
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police
Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band

Modern Poetry #53 {Beats}
[4/13/06]
I Need a Beat by LL Cool J
We Got The Beat by The Go Go's
Beat It by Michael Jackson
And The Beat Goes On by The Whispers
**The Beat Goes On by Sonny and Cher

Modern Poetry #52 {Lately}
[3/24/06]
Lately by Johnny Cash
**Have I Told You Lately by Van Morrison
What Have You Done For Me Lately by Janet Jackson
Lately by Stevie Wonder
Lately I by Faith Evans

Modern Poetry #51 {Spring Mix}
[3/5/06]
On Broadway by George Benson
**Bust A Move by Young M.C.
Jeopardy by The Greg Kihn Band
Roxanne by The Police
Super Bon Bon by Soul Coughing

Modern Poetry #50 {Solid Gold}
[2/27/06]
Going The Distance by Cake
What Would I Do by Ray Charles
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) by Offspring
**Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
Handbags And Gladrags by Rod Stewart

Modern Poetry #49 {Hat Tricks}
[2/15/06]
Who The Cap Fit by Bob Marley
Papa Was A Rolling Stone by The Temptations
**Raspberry Beret by Prince
Hats Off To (Roy) Harper by Led Zeppelin
You Can Leave Your Hat On by Joe Cocker

Modern Poetry #48 {Country Van Poems}
[1/31/06]
Backstreet Affair (Written by Billy Wallace) by Van Morrison
What Am I Living For (Kitty Wells) by Van Morrison
Once A Day (LORETTA LYNN w/b Bill Anderson) by Van Morrison
More and More (Webb Pierce w/b Merle Kilgore) by Van Morrison
**Till I Gain Control (Rodney Crowell) by Van Morrison

Modern Poetry #47 {Dance Mix} Guest Editor: Hope
[1/17/06]
You Should Be Dancing by The Bee Gees
All She Wants to Do is Dance by Don Henley
Canned Heat (Just Dance) by Jamiroquai
Dancing Queen by ABBA
**Moondance by Van Morrison

Modern Poetry #46 {Behind The Poetry}
[1/5/06]
**Short Skirt, Long Jacket by Cake
Backstabbers by The O'Jays
Lithium by Nirvana
I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones
I'll Be by Edwin McCain

Modern Poetry #45 {Jailbait}
[12/29/05]
Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck Berry
Seventeen by Winger
**Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
Only Sixteen by Sam Cooke
She Is Always Seventeen by Harry Chapin

Modern Poetry #44
[12/17/05]
Don't Bother by Shakira
Listen To Your Heart by DHT
**Because Of You by Kelly Clarkson
These Words by Natasha Bedingfield
Stickwitu (Stick With You) by The Pussycat Dolls

Modern Poetry #43
[12/6/05]
Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
Golddigger by Kanye West
In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
**L.A. Woman by The Doors
Do Me, Baby by Prince

Modern Poetry #42 {Jailhouse}
[11/22/05]
Turn Me Loose by Loverboy
Starkville City Jail by Johnny Cash
**Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townshend
San Quentin by Johnny Cash

Modern Poetry #41 {Themes is the Theme #2}
[11/10/05]
The Facts of Life by Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring
   & Al Burton (The Facts of Life)
Love and Marriage by Frank Sinatra
   (w/b Cahn and Van Heusen) (Married With Children)
**Chico and the Man by Jose Feliciano (Chico and the Man)
Love is All Around by Paul Williams (Mary Tyler Moore Show)
Three's Company by Don Nicholl and Joe Raposo (Three's Company)

Modern Poetry #40 {Themes is the Theme #1}
[10/31/05]
Where Everybody Knows Your Name by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo (Cheers)
Those Were the Days by Charles Stouse and Lee Adams (All in the Family)
Good Times by Dave Grusin and Andrew Bergman (Good Times)
Movin' on Up by Jeff Barry and Ja'net Dubois (The Jeffersons)
**Welcome Back by John Sebastian (Welcome Back Kotter)

Modern Poetry #39 {Egregious Omissions #1}
[10/17/05]
State Trooper by Bruce Springsteen
It Doesn't Matter Anymore by Buddy Holly
Drown In My Own Tears by Ray Charles
**Sister Moon by Sting
My Life by Billy Joel

Modern Poetry #38 {Rebel Music}
[10/7/05]
Rebel Music by Bob Marley
**Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry
Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
Johnny & Mary by Robert Palmer
He's A Rebel by the Crystals

Modern Poetry #37 {James Brown}
[9/22/05]
Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud) - James Brown
I Feel Good - James Brown
**It's A Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown
The Payback - James Brown
Superbad - James Brown

Modern Poetry #36 {Songs to Sing in the Shower}
[9/7/05]
Singing in the Rain by Gene Kelly
Under the Boardwalk by The Drifters
**Gigolos Get Lonely Too by The Time (w/b Prince)
Splish Splash by Bobby Darin
Standing In The Shower...Thinking by Jane's Addiction

Modern Poetry #35 {The Human Condition} Guest Editor: Marquis
[8/3/05]
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) by Marvin Gaye
Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2
Biko by Peter Gabriel
Equal Rights by Peter Tosh
**The Ghetto by Elvis Presley

Modern Poetry #33/34 {National Treasure}
[7/19/05]
America by Simon and Garfunkel
Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard by Paul Simon
Late In The Evening by Paul Simon
Homeward Bound by Simon & Garfunkel
Lincoln Duncan by Paul Simon
**The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel
**The Sound Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
Kathy's Song by Simon & Garfunkel
I Am A Rock by Simon & Garfunkel
El Condor Pasa by Simon & Garfunkel
Richard Cory by Simon & Garfunkel (Van sang this one too!)

Modern Poetry #32 {Book-Movie-Song Poems}
[7/5/05]
**Helter Skelter by The Beatles (and Vincent Bugliosi)
Stand By Me by Ben E. King (and Stephen King as 'The Body',
   basis for Stand By Me, the movie)
Born Free by Andy Williams, w/b Don Black & John Barry (and by Joy Adamson)
Carrie by Europe (and Stephen King, movie featuring young
   Sissy Spacek and buckets of pig's blood)
For Your Eyes Only by Sheena Easton (and Ian Fleming)

Modern Poetry #31 {Goodbye} Guest Editor: Abbay
[6/13/05]
Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley
Never Can Say Goodbye by Michael Jackson
**Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp
Hello Goodbye by Beatles
Never Say Goodbye by Bon Jovi

Modern Poetry #30 {Shakin' Pt II}
[5/31/05]
Shake Rattle And Roll by Bill Haley and the Comets
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On by Jerry Lee Lewis
Shake It Up by The Cars
**Milkshake by Kelis
Shakin' All Over by The Who

Modern Poetry #29 {Potent Poetables}
[5/15/05]
Cold Beverage by G. Love And Special Sauce
Red, Red Wine by UB40 (w/b Neil Diamond)
** One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
   by George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers (w/b John Lee Hooker)
Brass Monkey by the Beastie Boys
Funky Cold Medina by Tone Loc

Modern Poetry #28 {Classic Southern Mullet-headed Poets}
[5/2/05]
Cheap Sunglasses by ZZ Top
One Way Out by The Allman Brothers (w/b Sonny Boy Williamson)
**Seven Bridges Road by The Eagles
Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Can't You See by The Marshall Tucker Band

Modern Poetry #27 {Haulin' Oats}
[3/31/05]
I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) by Hall & Oates
Rich Girl by Hall & Oates
**Sara Smile by Hall & Oates
One On One by Hall & Oates
Maneater by Hall & Oates

Modern Poetry #26 {1st Year Anniversary Edition}
[3/8/05]
Pancho and Lefty by Townes Van Zandt (and Willie and Merle)
**Taxi by Harry Chapin
Everybody Knows by Leonard Cohen (and Concrete Blonde)
Anchorage by Michelle Shocked
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel

Modern Poetry #25 {Poems 'bout your Mama}
[1/18/05]
Mama Said by the Shirelles
Mama Said Knock You Out by L.L. Cool J
**Mama Africa by Peter Tosh
Mama Kin by Aerosmith
Mama by the Spice Girls

Modern Poetry #24 {Breakfast Edition for the Holidays}
[12/15/04]
**Flakes - FRANK ZAPPA
Sugar In My Bowl- NINA SIMONE
Peaches - The Presidents Of The USA
Black Coffee - ELLA FITZGERALD
Eggs And Sausage - TOM WAITS

Modern Poetry #23 {Eine kleine nachtpoetry}
[11/13/04]
Lengthwise - Phish
Bein' Green - Kermit (as sung by Van The Man)
Low Rider - War
Baba O'Riley - The Who
**April, Come She Will - Paul Simon

Modern Poetry #22 {Advanced Placement MP}
[11/10/04]
The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground
**Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffet
When I Was With You - Jewel
Get Loose - Vanilla Ice
The Motorcycle Song - Arlo Guthrie

Modern Poetry #21 {Van The Man}
[10/26/04]
The Way Young Lovers Do - by Van Morrison
Sweet Thing - by Van Morrison
Saint Dominic's Preview - by Van Morrison
**In The Garden - by Van Morrison
Rave On, John Donne - by Van Morrison

# 20 #
[10/10/04]
NONE - Edition 13 was a double so no Edition #20

# 19 # {Odes from the Ladies}
[10/10/04]
No Scrubs - TLC
Tramp - Carla Thomas (Rufus' daughter!) and Otis Redding
Tyrone - Erykah
You Oughta Know - Alanis
**Divorce Song - Liz Phair

# 18 # {Odes}
[10/7/04]
**Under My Thumb - Rolling Stones
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Sorry for the Man - Black Uhuru
Lyin' Ass Bitch - Fishbone
Dear Yvette - LL Cool J

# 17 # {Epics!}
[9/17/04]
30,000 Pounds Of Bananas - Harry Chapin
Paradise By The Dashboard Lights - MeatLoaf
Madame George - Van Morrison
**Heroin - Lou Reed and VU
The Real Me - The Who

# 16 # {Shakin'}
[8/23/04]
Shake - Otis
Shakin' - Eddie Money
You Shook Me - Zep
**You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
All Shook Up - Elvis

# 15 # {Time}
[8/11/04]
**Time - Pink Floyd
Time Will Tell - Bob Marley
What Time Is It? The Time
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? by Chicago

# 14 # {Crazy Part II}
[8/3/04]
I Go Crazy - Barry Manilow
Let's Go Crazy - Prince
Crazy For You - Madonna
She Drives Me Crazy - FYC
**Crazy Train - Ozzy

# 13 # {Old School Embryonic Hip Hop}
[7/23/04]
Sucker M.C.'s - Run-D.M.C.
Roxanne, Roxanne - UTFO
She Watch Channel Zero?! - Public Enemy
Dear Yvette - LL Cool J
Basketball - Kurtis Blow
**The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
**La-Di-Da-Di - Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick
Life is Too $hort - Too $hort
You Gots To Chill - EPMD
Mind Playing Tricks On Me - Geto Boys

# 12 # {The People's Choice Part II}
[7/11/04]
**Watching The Detectives by Elvis Costello
The Logical Song by Supertramp
Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
Solsbury Hill by PETER GABRIEL
Empty Spaces / What Shall We Do Now by Pink Floyd

# 11 # {People's Choice}
[7/8/04]
**Everytime - Britney Spears
World On A String - Frank Sinatra (w/b harold arlen & t. koehler)
Hey Mama - BLACK EYED PEAS
Tiptoe - Ani DiFranco
Hot Sex - A Tribe Called Quest

# 10 # {A Grab Bag}
[6/22/04]
Three Times A Lady - The Commodores
Tush by ZZ Top
**Little Wing - Jimi
Help Me, Rhonda - Beach Boys
Used To Be My Girl - O'Jays

# 9 # {Crazy}
[6/14/04]
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Crazy Love - Van The Man
Crazy Love Vol. II - Paul Simon
**Crazy - Patsy Cline (w/b Willie Nelson)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

# 8 #
[6/3/04]
Jam On it - Newcleus
Parental Discretion is Advised - NWA
**Every 1's a Winner - by Hot Chocolate
Le Freak - Chic
Insane in the Brain - Cypress Hill

# 7 # {Don' Worry}
[5/31/04]
Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Don't Worry About A Thing - VTM (w/b Mose Allison)
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Don't Worry, Baby BEACH BOYS
**Three Little Birds - Bob

# 6 #
[5/24/04]
I Shot the Sherrif by Bob
At The Zoo - S&G
Cold Cold Heart by Hank Williams
The Cover of the Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook
**Me and Bobbie McGee - Sung by Janis (Written by Kristofferson)

# 5 #
[5/12/04]
Star Of The County Down - Traditional, arranged by Van Morrison
Fine Girl - FZ
99 Problems - Jay Z.
**Tapestry by Carole King
Bell Boy by The Who

# 4 #
[5/10/04]
Swingtown - SMB
Walking In the Rain by Oran "Juice" Jones
**Go See The Doctor - Kool Moe Dee
Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
Valley Girl - FZ

# 3 #
[5/6/04]
**The Vapors by Biz Markie
Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
La La La - Kylie Minogue
Today Was a Good Day - Ice Cube
Smells Like Teen Spirit BY Nirvana (Kurt Cobain)

# 2 #
[3/25/04]
Ain't Nothin' You Can Do by Van Morrison
**O.P.P. by Naughty By Nature
Sympathy For The Devil by the Rolling Stones
Pigs In Zen by Jane's Addiction
Livng for the City by Stevie Wonder

# 1 {O.M.P. - Original Modern Poetry}
[3/12/04]
Boris the Spider by The Who
Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo
Word Up by CAMEO
All Along the Watchtower by BOB DYLAN
**SLIP SLIDING AWAY by Paul Simon