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Ten "Case" Songs to Enjoy Between Court Dates

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Robert Palmer Was Experiencing a Much Different Case When He Hit The Top Ten


Few trials have made for entertaining television since the O.J. Simpson murder hearing a quarter of a century ago, so viewers have been starving for a real-life courtroom drama. Finally, the appetite has been quenched, thanks to the case being tried by the January 6th Committee on the insurrection of 2021.

Even though the times and dates have been inconsistent, the hearings have been fascinating because of the cast of the assortment of witnesses. Three segments have been completed, so eager viewers will have to wait almost a week for the next episode.

While waiting, let me suggest you incorporate songs to help pass the interval between hearings. Here is a list of songs to enjoy during that break, all containing the word “Case” in their titles and therefore relevant to the trials.

1. Head Case by Bobby Henry

Not quite as destined for popularity as his New Wave colleagues Joe Jackson and the Police, Henry nevertheless made an early name for himself on the strength of this track and his self-titled debut album.

2. A Case of You by Joni Mitchell

Blue is arguably the folk songstress's finest album, thanks to this track, “Carey”, “My Old Man” and “California.”

3. Basket Case by Greenday

This track was the punk trio's first smash single, helping Dookie reach platinum status.

4. Bad Case of Loving You by Robert Palmer

“Doctor, Doctor, Give me the news” pleads Palmer on his first Top Ten hit, a breakthrough that had been years in the making.

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5. Song For Whoever (Pencil Case) by the Beautiful South

After disbanding the Housemartins, Paul Heaton found a more accessible sound, evidenced by this gem and the rest of the Welcome to the Beautiful South album.

6. Crack the Case by Dawes

Indie collaborator Jonathan Wilson, famous for his work with Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, assisted on this single and most of 2018's Passwords.

7. Hard Case by the Tedeschi Trucks Band

The verdict is still out on which genre this ensemble best represents, but this tune and the rest of Signs emit a pleasant mix of alt-country, indie rock and classic electric blues.

8. Damage Case by Motorhead

This title track was an instant success, but Overkill's other memorable track “No Class” was not a hit until it appeared on a live album a few years later.

9. Get Off My Case by Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley

Its title almost guaranteed it a place in country music lore, right along with classics like “Take This Job and Shove It” or “Nine To Five.”

10. OCD (Case Logic) by Fitz and the Tantrums

After an impressive breakthrough with More Than Just a Dream, Michael Fitzsimmons and his troupe showed they still had much to offer with this clever tune and its mates on All the Feels.

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