Capital Radio, 7-25-22: Running, Monkeys

That weird dash by Josh Hawley, not long after he encouraged rioters outside, brought something unusual to the otherwise solemn House Committee Investigating Jan. 6: laughter. It also inspired a ton of memes and more than two hours of today’s show, with songs about run, run, running. With five songs titled “Run” and three titled “Run Run Run,” yes, it ran long.

But there was also time for more than a dozen songs about monkeys. There are more songs about such primates than you would normally think. Too many to fit even in the overflow. Closed with a short reflection on the weekend’s 60s-infused Newport Folk Festival. Here’s the playlist:

Capital Radio, July 25, 2022, 1 – 4:42 p.m., cygnusradio.com 

  • “Capital Radio Two,” The Clash
  • “Run Run Run,” The Who
  • “Run Run Run,” The Third Rail 
  • “Run, Run, Run,” The Velvet Underground 
  • “Before They Make Me Run,” The Rolling Stones
  • “Before We Run,” Yo La Tengo 
  • “Let Him Run Wild,” The Beach Boys 
  • “Let Me Run Wild,” The Prissteens 
  • “Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home),” The Impalas
  • “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen  
  • “Nowhere to Run,” Martha Reeves & the Vandellas 
  • “Band on the Run,” The Langley Schools Music Project 
  • “On the Run,” J Mascis
  • “Running With Our Eyes Closed,” Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
  • “Run,” Air
  • “Run On,” Moby 
  • “Run Devil Run,” Jenny Lewis 
  • “The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner,” Belle & Sebastian 
  • “Run,” Vampire Weekend 
  • “Run,” Ryan Adams 
  • “Run,” Nada Surf 
  • “Run,” Willie Nile 
  • “Run Thru,” My Morning Jacket 
  • “Runaway,” Del Shannon
  • “Runaway Child, Running Wild,” The Temptations 
  • “Off and Running,” Lesley Gore
  • “Running Away,” Bob Marley & the Wailers
  • “Running on Empty,” Jackson Browne
  • “Running Kind,” Merle Haggard 
  • “Running Scared,” Roy Orbison
  • “Running Out of Time,” Hot Hot Heat 
  • “Runaround Sue,” Dion 
  • “Runnin’ Out,” The Magic Numbers  
  • “Running with the Night,” Lionel Richie  
  • “The Monkey Time,” Major Lance 
  • “The Monkey,” Dave Bartholomew 
  • “Monkey Man,” The Specials 
  • “Monkey Man,” The Rolling Stones 
  • “Space Monkey,” Patti Smith Group
  • ”Monkey Gone to Heaven,” The Pixies 
  • “Go Monkey Go,” Devo 
  • “Mickey’s Monkey,” The Miracles 
  • “Brass Monkey,” Beastie Boys
  • “Porcelain Monkey,” Warren Zevon
  • “Part Man, Part Monkey,” Bruce Springsteen
  • “Monkey to Man,” Elvis Costello and the Imposters 
  • “New Monkey,” Elliott Smith
  • “Shock the Monkey,” Peter Gabriel
  • “Tweeter and the Monkey Man,” The Traveling Wilburys 
  • “The Monkey’s Uncle,” Annette Funicello 
  • “Too Much Monkey Business,” Chuck Berry
  • “Maggie’s Farm [live],” Bob Dylan 
  • “The Boxer,” Simon & Garfunkel
  • “A Case of You,” Joni Mitchell

Capital Radio returns live Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. EDT at cygnusradio.com, and the free CygnusRadio.com app, available on iTunes and GooglePlay.