Friday Five: Songs About Minutes
There are a lot of minutes in the day. 1,440 of them, to be exact. And there are 58 minutes in this list. Spend a couple of yours with these songs.
- 5. “Another Nine Minutes” – Yankee Grey
Remember them? This catchy ode to the snooze button went to #15 in 2000. Unfortunately, these two-hit wonders split just two years later.
- 4. “14 Minutes Old” – Doug Stone
Stone can’t even make it through an episode of Squidbillies before bursting into tears, noting “there’s still some coffee in her cup and it’s not even cold/Her memory’s only fourteen minutes old.” Maybe he would be better off in a pine box.
- 3. “Five Minutes of the Latest Blues” – Justin Trevino & Mona McCall
Trevino and McCall have a pretty good idea here: instead of spending all your waking hours being heartbroken, get it out of the way at the top of every hour. Now, if you can actually do that, you’re stronger than most.
- 2. “Five Minutes” – Lorrie Morgan
Morgan took this song, from her debut album Leave the Light On (1990) all the way to #1. Now, the lady in the song is waiting on a taxi’s arrival, so “five minutes” will probably stretch to about 20. Still, the sentiment’s nice. Pam Tillis (who actually recorded the song first, though it wasn’t released until 1994) does a lovely version as well.
- 1. “25 Minutes to Go” – Johnny Cash
These are probably the most important minutes on this week’s list; after all, how often does a person have the opportunity for such a countdown? The fella on the gallows might only have 25 minutes left to live in this Shel Silverstein classic, but he sure crams a lot into such a short period of time.