Soundtrack to Friday - the Queen's Birthday List

It is that time of week again.  In Sydney, this weekend is a long weekend to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.  Yes we have a day off to celebrate the birthday of the sovereign of Great Britain.  Which is actually on a different day.  Australia is still under the British Monarchy. Nice.  So to celebrate this, here is a list of songs: 

God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols

Killer Queen - Queen

Queen of Hearts - Juice Newton

 Dancing Queen - ABBA

Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash

Queen Jane Approximately - Bob Dylan

The Queen is Dead - The Smiths

Soundtrack to Friday - Drive

Today's soundtrack is inspired by an hour long trip to a friend's house along a motorway.  As I was driving through the pools of overhead lights, counting the reflecting cats eyes in the middle of the road, I turned up the radio and let Roxy Music's Oh Yeah wash over me.  One of the best driving songs of all time about the experience of driving in your car.  So here is a list, in random order, of songs that are both good to drive to and are about driving.

Oh Yeah - Roxy Music

Cars - Gary Numan

I Drove All Night -  Roy Orbison

(yes that is Jason Priestley in the video)

Drive - The Cars

Radar Love - Golden Erring

Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads

Low Rider - War

Soundtrack to Friday - Power Duets

Friday in a 9 to 5 office job is the hardest day to get through.  Concentration levels are challenged and you are just knackered and ready for the weekend.  A way to get through the day is to choose a soundtrack to the day and share it with your colleagues.  Yes there is an up swing in YouTube use that day, but office morale and the chance that staff will come back to work on Monday does increase.

This Friday we chose Power Duets and these were the suggestions in no specific order.  Enjoy.

Up Where We Belong - Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker

Islands In The Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

Guilty - Barbra Straisand & Barry Gibb

Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush

Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

I've Had The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes