Sandy Songs
October 29, 2012 07:29PM
The New Yorker has a list of songs featuring the name Sandy, in deference to the mighty storm:


They of course forgot the best one of the bunch - "Hey Sandy" by Polaris, the theme song to The Adventures of Pete & Pete.

Re: Sandy Songs
October 29, 2012 08:43PM
Never heard any of those, I thought the most famous would be from the "Grease" soundtrack, or Ronny & The Daytonas (the surfy b-side instro version's even better.)

Personally, I'd go for:

T-Bone Walker "Stormy Monday"
Red Krayola "Hurricane Fighter Plane"
Kate Bush "Cloudbusting" (and the song that sampled it- Utah Saint's "Something Good")
The Paragons, or Blondie "The Tide Is High"
Peter Gabriel "Here Comes The Flood"
They Might Be Giants "Flood"
Johnny Cash "Three Feet High And Rising" (and the De La Soul song that sampled it)
maybe something from the Beastie Boys' DJ Hurricane

Couldn't bear to listen to the Doors' 'Riders On The Storm,' but could def go for the Go Home Productions mashup with Blondie: "Rapture Riders."
Re: Sandy Songs
October 29, 2012 08:59PM
Several of my well-meaning friends here in the Midwest have sent their thoughts to our friends out east by posting "Riding the Storm Out" by REO Speedwagon on Facebook.

I did not do so, as I don't believe in piling misery atop misery.

Ah, I shouldn't pick on poor REO. Kevin Cronin was a TP reader, after all.
Re: Sandy Songs
October 30, 2012 04:41AM
Neil's "Like A Hurricane", or Roxy Music's cover.
Re: Sandy Songs
October 30, 2012 01:43PM
Violent Femmes - It's Gonna Rain
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Muddy Water
Tom Waits - any number of bad-weather songs. "More Than Rain" or "Blow Wind Blow" or "Rains On Me" would be fine.

In a TP-dominated alternate universe, this latest storm might have been called Hurricane Sinead.

Um. Fight the real enemy. Y'know?

Post Edited (10-30-12 10:44)
Re: Sandy Songs
May 03, 2021 07:30PM
In the early 70s there was Public Service Ad on TV with a song about Sandy for an intro. The lyrics as I remember them:

“Sandy is the girl I married. Oh Sandy girl. Your face is so sunny and you aren’t a little funny but what would I do without you dear”.

Trying to find it. Anybody recognize?
Re: Sandy Songs
October 29, 2012 08:47PM
Love*Rockets - Waiting for the Flood
Re: Sandy Songs
October 29, 2012 09:07PM
Ouch. What, no Scorpions' "Rock You Like A Hurricane"?
Re: Sandy Songs
October 29, 2012 10:46PM
Rainy Days on Mondays - The Carpenters
Lena Horne Still Sings Stormy Weather - Thelonius Monster
Shelter From The Storm - Dylan
Re: Sandy Songs
October 29, 2012 11:34PM
The two offenders that always appear: the REO and the Doors song.
Re: Sandy Songs
October 30, 2012 04:56AM
Before I even clicked into the thread, i thought of some Kate Bush song that mentions Sandy... [Denny.]

I read all the messages before i managed to recall Kate's song is called

"Blow Away"

Re: Sandy Songs
October 30, 2012 11:29AM
Born Sandy Devotional
Re: Sandy Songs
October 30, 2012 02:31PM
My hermit crab's name was Sandy.
Re: Sandy Songs
October 30, 2012 04:58PM
My ex, Sandy, was a crab and something of a hermit as well.
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