Playlist – South Carolina
Verbose as we are, there is no way we can spend the next year constantly
yelling talking to each other. Terrible as it may sound to the ears of an outsider, singing as loudly as possible is a frequent occurrence in The Highland Flinger (THF). We will make a playlist of what we’re slappin’ the air bass to. Each list will contain songs from artists/bands from the state or will allude to the state in some way.
2. Eartha Kitt – C’est Si Bon
Learning time – There is a French Quarter in Charleston, which got it’s name from the historically high number of French merchants in the area. In this area resides the only French Huguenot church in the United States!
3. Dean Martin – Just A Little Bit South Of North Carolina
Yes. This is where South Carolina is located.
4. Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – Stay
It just needs to be said: NOBODY PUTS BABY IN THE CORNER.
5. The Marshall Tucker Band – Can’t You See
Seeing nearly 30 different members since their formation in 1973, lead vocalist Doug Gray is the only current member who is part of the original band.
6. Edwin McCain – I’ll Be
Ahh, music of the 90s. A time when young girls envisioned their future husbands to tunes by Edwin McCain. While rain falling “angry on the tin roof” sounds romantic, rain falling on the (presumably) fiber glass roof and then leaking into undetectable crevices is not.
7. Duncan Sheik – Barely Breathing
More 90s?! Yes! BUT did you know that Duncan Sheik continued breathing and did the music for Spring Awakening, which also won him a Tony for best musical score? Impressive!
9. Iron And Wine – Flightless Bird, American Mouth
Charleston is a town that celebrates it’s historic iron work. In fact, they take all of their preservation so seriously, anything that’s older than 75 years old cannot be altered. The result is old, beautiful homes and buildings, but begs the question, if you can’t change anything old, can you ever progress?
10. Band of Horses – Factory
There are many factories in South Carolina, including BMW, Boeing, and Honda.
12. Aaron Tippin – Kiss This
Sometimes when cars quickly pull out in front of the RV, we want to tell them to kiss something. Public service announcement: DO NOT turn out in front of large cars because you think you can beat them. It’s harder for them to slow down, which is dangerous for everyone involved!
13. Josh Turner – Why Don’t We Just Dance
The song that may not have been! “Josh placed the song ‘on hold’ with the music publisher so they wouldn’t allow anyone else to record it. But when another artist expressed interest in the song, the publisher asked Josh to record the song to see if he liked it enough to keep it, and he did.” (joshturner.com)
14. Darius Rucker – Come Back Song
Darius Rucker’s nickname is not “Hootie” Repeat: Darius Rucker IS NOT Hootie.
15. Rob Thomas – This Is How A Heart Breaks
Yet another fabulous montage song making it’s way into a playlist. Even Rocky had a montage.