Songs for Alexandra

 

Selected by Fred Roberts
Music Editor

 
Category: Autobiographical songs
Song Title: Alexandra
Artist: Allie X
Year: 2016
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4pEWMx3YQ4
 
Category: Russian film music
Song Title: Александра
Artist: Sergey Nikitin
Year: 1980
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmD4ep2G0i0
 
Category: Dancing with Alexandra
Song Title: Alexandra Waltz
Artist: Horrie Dargie Quartet
Year: 1959
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-cjP0RhyJM
 
Category: Faster dancing
Song Title: Alejandra
Artist: Jose Enrique “Chelique” Sarabia
Year: 1962
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmEQDCIHHrc
 
Category: Get down disco!
Song Title: Alexandrie Alexandra
Artist: Claude François
Year: 1978
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTY3LevaQQ0
 
Category: Alexandra in Cologne dialect
Song Title: Alexandra, Nit Nur Do
Artist: BAP
Year: 1984
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y_DJdHtQc4
 
Category: Alexandra in Athens
Song Title: Αλεξάνδρα
Artist: Μελίνα Κανά
Year: 2010
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edMZGJ_MWYs

 

Category: Songs from a lady’s dressing room
Song Title: Alexandra
Artist: Hamilton Leithauser
Year: 2014
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTvcAm_BxQg

Category: Songs by former dictator’s son
Song Title: Blues For Alexandra
Artist: Romano Mussolini
Year: 1997
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzXNYG7S9cc

Category: Best songs for ending a list 
Song Title: Alexandra Leaving
Artist: Leonard Cohen
Year: 2001
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbGsEV5yvns

 

About the playlister:

Fred Roberts is a native of Cincinnati living in Germany since 1987 who enjoys subverting the arbitrary commercial process in which great works often go unrecognized. He has a dual B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology from Northern Kentucky University (1984) and a Masters in Psychology from Bielefeld Universität (1999). He contributed short stories to the early ezine “D A D A RIVISTA CULTURALE E/O TELEMATICA” (1995/96), and later to the short-lived Greenbeard Magazine, in 1997 receiving a Google Blog of Note citation for his Weblog indeterminacy.blogspot.com where he wrote 428 “one-minute short stories” inspired by found photos. Fred is also creator and designer of Elbot.com, an award-winning AI system. His interests include literature, film, photography and discovering all the well-kept sounds Europe has to offer.

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