Musical Hurricane Preparedness Kit, Part 2, Continued: Hello Edouard (and Edward, and Ed, and Eddie...)

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Wow. I guess I didn't realize there were so many musical Eds. For one, there's Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, who looks amazingly like Mark Twain. Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" was an early success for '70s progmeisters ELO...

ELO, "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

Switching over to rap, Special Ed had a 1989 hit with this song...

Special Ed, "I Got It Made"

Country and rock Eds, and some dancing birds, after the jump.

Yo! MTV Raps co-host Ed Lover never was much of a rapper, but evidently even birds can do the Ed Lover dance...

Country music, meanwhile, has the late Eddy Arnold (introduced here by Miss Minnie Pearl), who passed away in May...

Eddy Arnold, "Make the World Go Away"

...Lafayette native Eddy Raven...

Eddy Raven, "Cowboys Don't Cry"

...only one song from the late, great Eddie Rabbitt - who was born in Brooklyn (!) - fits the bill here...

Eddie Rabbitt, "I Love a Rainy Night"

...and Ed Bruce, who co-wrote Willie and Waylon's huge hit "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys":

The Highwaymen, "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"

Back over to rock for the incomparable Eddie Money. Again, an oddly appropriate song...

Eddie Money, "Take Me Home Tonight"

Remember, the singer from super-serious '90s rockers Live was (is?) named Ed Kowalczyk. Here's a cool live U2 cover I found...

Live, "Running to Stand Still"

Canadians Barenaked Ladies have a singer named Ed too, though not the one who just got popped for cocaine possession shortly after the band released a double-length children's album. Oops!

Barenaked Ladies, "Pinch Me"

Bang Bang Rock & Roll Brit buzz band Art Brut is fronted by one Eddie Argos...

Art Brut, "Emily Kane"

Here's another modern-rock Ed - Vedder, specifically, with a song I hope we can all relate to when this is over.

Pearl Jam, "Alive"

And one more, from perhaps the most musical Ed of all time...

Mr. Ed, "Empty Feed Bag Blues"

Figured we could all use a good laugh right about now. Hang in there! - Chris Gray

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