Jan 122012

Congratulations are in order to Mr. Moderator; the Rock Town Hall crew; and all the wackos, looneys, and yahoos who populate and litter the Hall. Even though I’ve only been year less than a year (since last March), it’s been a really fun time for me, and RTH is a frequent must-check. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I get pissed off, sometimes I learn stuff, and sometimes I scratch my head in utter bewilderment at aberrations like Mr. Mod’s mancrush for Mike Love. However, I am always entertained and that’s the whole point, isn’t it? In the spirit of fifth-anniversary things, I’d like to submit a Last Man Standing challenge with one simple rule…find a song that mentions “five years” either in the title or lyrics (album titles can count too). I’ll start things off with this:

David Bowie – “Five Years” Live on Old Grey Whistle Test 1972


  18 Responses to “Last Man Standing: Five Years”

  1. “Five Long Years”

  2. “I’m Five Years Ahead Of My Time” by The Third Bardo off of the Nuggets compilation.

  3. I need a ruling here. Does Tennessee Plates by John Hiatt count? “… where yours sincerely’s doing five to eight, just stamping out my time making Tennessee plates.”

  4. cherguevara

    Noah & The Whale – 5 year’s time

  5. Even though it doesn’t have the explicit phrase “five years”, I’d say it’s a close-enough reference to count.

  6. misterioso

    What a great song. We should really have some sort of competition to decide the greatest song from Nuggets

  7. hrrundivbakshi

    The spoken word bit in Thorogood’s “One Bourbon…”:

    “B-b-but for five years, she was so nice… Lord, she was lovey-dovey.”

  8. I can’t tell you how jealous I am of you getting that one before I thought of it! Oh, I bet you can tell…

  9. mockcarr

    Dave Schramm song “Five Years” on Yo La Tengo’s first LP.

  10. 5-10-15-20 (Years of Love) – Presidents (sweet soul hit from, I think, the early 70s)

  11. “Five Long Years” I mostly know the Buddy Guy version but it’s also been done by The Yardbirds and B.B.

  12. BigSteve

    Elvis Costello, 5ive Years in Reverse

  13. If that’s the way you’re gonna play, how about the Yardbirds’ “Happening Five Years Ago,” the demo to the better-known song documenting happenings 5 years prior?

  14. ladymisskirroyale

    Mr. Royale is a big fan of that itchy, glitchy, epilepsy-inducing band, Burial. They have several tracks on a recent compilation called “5: Five Years of Hyperdub.”

  15. BigSteve

    I have that album. Good call.

  16. alexmagic

    I’ll test one out here: Pulp’s “Disco 2000” talks about meeting up in the year 2000, exactly five years after the song was recorded and released.

  17. bostonhistorian

    I only like half of Ten Years After’s first LP.

  18. ladymisskirroyale

    BigSteve, you are amazing. I want to meet you and your music collection.

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