your days are numbered

Each day in June (with a bonus 31st day that doesn’t actually exist in June), I posted links to videos for two songs containing that date’s number in its title. The number could appear in any form – as numeral, as word, as ordinal or cardinal, even as part of a year – and I tried to avoid over-obvious selections (I did not always succeed).

Here are the “a-sides” – my main selections for each day:

  1. “Year 1” X (1979)
  2. “Two People in a Room” Wire (1979)
  3. “Third Eye” Anton Barbeau (1999)
  4. “4 Brothers” Hugo Largo (1989)
  5. “Five Guys Named Moe” Louis Jordan (1942)
  6. “From a Motel 6” Yo La Tengo (1993)
  7. “Seven Ways to Fake a Perfect Skin” Tarwater (2000)
  8. “8 Frame” The Books (2007)
  9. “#9 Dream” John Lennon (1974)
  10. “Ten Feet Tall” XTC (1979)
  11. “11 Mustachioed Daughters” Bonzo Dog Band (1968)
  12. “The Twelve Days of Christmas” Winston Tong (1982)
  13. “No. 13 Baby” Pixies (1989)
  14. “14 Hour Technicolour Dream” The Syn (1967)
  15. “15 Ways” The Fall (1994)
  16. “16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six” Tom Waits (1983)
  17. “Gothic 17” Bruford (1980)
  18. “18th Street Shuffle” Darker My Love (2010)
  19. “19th Nervous Breakdown” The Rolling Stones (1965)
  20. “20 Years of Snow” Regina Spektor (2006)
  21. “Apartment 21” Bobbie Gentry (1970)
  22. “When Yer Twenty Two” The Flaming Lips (1993)
  23. “Strawberry Letter 23” Shuggie Otis (1974)
  24. “24” Game Theory (1986)
  25. “25 O’Clock” The Dukes of Stratosphear (1985)
  26. “OLV 26” Stereolab (1996)
  27. “Song of 27” Richard Buckner (1997)
  28. “Twenty-Eight” Tim Rogers and the Twin Set (1999)
  29. “29 Palms” Robert Plant (1993)
  30. “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” Pere Ubu (1975)
  31. “Thirty One Today” Aimee Mann (2008)

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