The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for February 17, 2023

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at

Tonight’s show is way cool – all the songs this week contain alternate time signatures, where the 4/4 measure isn’t the predominant rhythm. We’ve got songs with a 5/4 time signature, some 7/4 music, and a Beatles track with several different time signatures in it.

TimeArtistSongPredominant time signature
7:01 PMThe StranglersGolden Brown13/8 intro
7:05 PMThe Loved OnesThe Loved One5/4
7:08 PMThe ImpressionsFool for You9/8
7:11 PMRushYYZ10/8
7:15 PMPink FloydMoney7/4
7:20 PMPeter GabrielSolsbury Hill7/4
7:26 PMDon EllisWhiplash7/4
7:31 PMMike OldfieldTubular Bells (From “The Exorcist”)15/8
7:36 PMKaty PerryAll You Need Is Love7/4 to 7/4 to 8/4 to 7/4
7:40 PMThe BeatlesHappiness is a Warm Gun4/4 to 5/5 to 9/8 to 10/8
7:43 PMAl JarreauTake Five (Live, 1977)5/4
7:51 PMAretha FranklinI Say a Little Prayer11/8 in the bridge
7:55 PMLalo SchifrinMission: Impossible5/4