When I decided to do a cover version of Steely Dan’s “FM,” also known as “No Static At All,” I only had to tell Kristi that I was covering my alarm clock.

The four-note opening phrase to the title track from the 1978 movie, “FM,” has been one of my alarm tones for the past year or so. The notes, by the way, are A+C# and B+D, back and forth.

When I aim to cover a song as beloved as “FM,” I hardly aim for perfection because Donald Fagen I am not. However, I have a lot of fun with these songs and am making it my mission to cultivate an audience of people my age and older (or younger) who love these songs as much as I do. That’s why I started my Facebook page: Ryan Welton Music.

Hope you enjoy this one! And if you do, come find me on Facebook or on my YouTube channel of the same name: Ryan Welton Music.

“FM” lyrics, Steely Dan

Worry the bottle Mama, it’s grapefruit wine
Kick off your high heel sneakers, it’s party time
The girls don’t seem to care what’s on
As long as they play till dawn
Nothin’ but blues and Elvis
And somebody else’s favorite song

Give her some funked up music, she treats you nice
Feed her some hungry reggae, she’ll love you twice
The girls don’t seem to care tonight
As long as the mood is right

FM – no static at all

Give her some funked up music she treats you nice
Feed her some hungry reggae she’ll love you twice
The girls don’t seem to care tonight
As long as the mood is right

FM – no static at all

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