Sometimes it's a connection with what the songs are about, sometimes it's the beauty of the most unlikely pairings. Either way, here are some A-Z highlights that you absolutely, positively would not have heard anywhere else...

Guns N' Roses "Nightrain" slidin' on into "Nights In White Satin" by The Moody Blues. Perfect, really. Two great bands from two great era's that go great together. Or not. One is the textbook definition of ferocious, the other is one of the most lucious, deeply felt ballads ever made. How can you not put 'em together?

"Fresh Air" by Quicksilver Messenger Service, then "Fresh Garbage" by Spirit. Winner of the "Too Precious By Half" Award. They share an era, but their outlooks are worlds apart. Pretty cool actually...

A Naturally Occurring Van Halen Triple-Shot! Yeah, you've gotcha double-shots and your blocks out there in radio-land, but an alphabetically correct three-in-a-row? We think this is only one: "Top Jimmy" - "Top Of The World" - "Tora! Tora!/Loss Of Control". Sweet indeed. We know "Tora" is more of an intro-type thing, but you can't play it separately from "Loss...", either. Plus any reason to squeeze out extra VH is a good thing.

The Best Back-To-Back Automotive Moment goes to Bruce Springsteen followed by The Bottle Rockets: "Racing In The Street" makes for a sublime set-up to "Radar Gun". It's like Part One and Part Two of the same story! Be careful of the decisons you make regarding your behind-the-wheel activities.

Runner-Up: Pink Floyd's "One Of These Days" into The Eagles' "One Of These Nights" was engagingly adorable to say the least.

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