Since it is slow right now in the world of Cougars athletics I thought we could get some conversations going on over here at Coogfans. Anyway, I have just rediscovered this song on Youtube that I haven’t heard in over 7 years. I discovered it on Youtube over 7 years ago and lost it when I couldn’t recall the name of the song or the band. It is a song about Houston, the space program, the death of JFK, and how so optimistic our country was back in the 60’s with the success of the space program and us beating the Russians in putting a man on the moon; however, it was tempered by the fact that the man that had made it all possible was, unfortunately, murdered during that same decade. This song that I am talking about is called “Saturn 5” by Inspiral Carpets, a British band from the 80’s. Here is a link to the song’s video if you want to listen to it (It was shot in Houston and has lots of Houston landmarks in it):
I simply think this is probably one of the greatest songs that has a Houston theme in it and shines a very positive light on the city as well. I have another song about Houston that I always keep dear to my heart, that song was sung by the Gatlin Brothers called, as you may have guessed, “Houston.” Glen Cambell’s song about Houston is pretty good as well. I think over the years there has got to be some pretty good songs about Houston or at least songs that mention something about Houston. What is your favorite songs about Houston or at least a song that mentions something about Houston?
Here is the Gatlin Brother’s Houston Song:
Beside Houston, I also love songs about Texas in general. One of my favorite songs of all times is a song sung by Waylon Jennings called “Luckenback, Texas.” Do you have a favorite song about Texas as well? List them all here if you don’t mind sharing. I’m always on the lookout for songs about Houston or Texas and would be thrilled to discover new ones that hit all the right notes and harmony to my ears!
Here’s Waylon Jennings’ “Luckenback, Texas” song: