This week, we featured songs that are full sentences.

All questions dotted a previous #ThematicStatic, leaving us starved for answers. But when prompted to request song titles that are full sentences, many of your ideas also happen to be questions. As it were, this theme was inspired by the title track — also a recent TS, by the way — on the forthcoming Lana Del Rey album, Did You Know There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Boulevard? The tracklist is wordy enough without descriptions, so please find the simple Artist – Song – Requester (if applicable) format, below.

Enjoy streaming (👇🏼) the February 16 #ThematicStatic show and get your requests in this week on Twitter or Instagram @WNXPNashville.

#ThematicStatic Playlist – 2/16/23

The Beatles –Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?” – Nick

Robyn “Call Your Girlfriend”

Baby Rose – “I Won’t Tell” ft. Smino – Zach with that new new

Yo La Tengo – “Let’s Save Tony Orlando’s House” – The Basement East, the venue hosting YLT’s Nashville double-header March 13 and 14, requested this on Instagram. Also on Thursday, Justin Barney shared the exclusive radio special he recorded with the band ft. songs from their new album, This Stupid World.

Paula Cole – “Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?” – Levia reminded us of this huge late ’90s hit and wow.

I will do the laundry
If you pay all the bills
Where is my John Wayne?
Where is my prairie song?
Where is my happy ending?
Where have all the cowboys gone?

“Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?”

Wilco – “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” – Newton

Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Katy

The Staple Singers – “Be What You Are”

Arctic Monkeys – “Why Do You Only Call Me When You’re High?” – Briana and Rachel

S.G. Goodman – “All My Love Is Coming Back To Me” – ICYMI, Senior Music Writer Jewly Hight reviewed Goodman’s LP featuring this track last year as #RecordoftheWeek!

Pet Shop Boys – “What Have I Done To Deserve This?” – Jude

The Grifters – “Get Outta That Spaceship and Fight Like a Man” – a different Nick 🙂

Murder by Death – “Holy Lord, Shawshank Redemption Is Such a Good Movie!” – Rex with the long instrumental, a great closer to a very literate Thematic Static!