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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by johnstone1985, May 9, 2004.
Just wondering out of curiosity what your favourite songs are.
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Starry Starry Night
and American Pie - Don McLean
American Pie is on my list as well, as are I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) and Eres Tú (Mocedades). I'm also very partial toward Mickey (Tony Basil) , Come On, Eileen (Dexys Midnight Runners), Boys Do Fall In Love (Robin Gibb) and Afternoon Delight (Starland Vocal Band), just because they're fun, and kind of sexy in a playful sort of way. My favourite from the world of opera is Largo al factotum, Figaro's first aria in Il barbiere di Siviglia.
wvalady1968: Van Morrison's "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?"
He did it much better than Rod Stewart. But then he DID write it.
One that always makes me smile is "You Know You Wrong" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Also by them "Doncha Feel My Leg".
Schubert's Ave Maria - Leontyne Price
Javierdude22: Right on the mark Pecker. Starry Night or 'Vincent' by Don Mclean is one of the best, as well as his Crossroads
I don't really like any ONE song best, but if I would judge by the times I've listened to them it would be these:
Grace by Jeff Buckley
Angel by Sarah MchLachlan
One by U2
With or Without you by U2
Brothers in Arms Dire Straits
Fields of Gold by Sting
Paranoid Android by Radiohead
And maybe more if I have my CD collection in front of me. Weird enough, most of those best songs have a lot to do with my love life (or the lack there-of) :blink: .
Don Mclean weirdly enough does top the list though...great lyrics.
Lacsap reminded me of a very big favourite:
Through the barricades by Spandau Ballet
Ah, ditto that. I actually prefer Gounod's Ave Maria, but Ms. Price's voice makes all the difference in the world.
Well ..... I'm gonna stick out like a sore thumb here ....
'Metal Storm/Face The Slayer' - Slayer
'Hatred' - Hypocrisy
'South Texas Deathride' - Union Underground
'Down Again' - Chimaira
'Feasting on the Blood of the Insane' - Six Feet Under
'Hybrid Stigmata/The Apostasy' - Dimmu Borgir
Good topic, thanks for bringing it up. I have a ton of favs, but here's what I'm listening to now:
Tori Amos- Songs from the Choirgirl Hotel
NIN- Pretty Hate Machine
Captain of Industry-self titled
Howlin Maggie- Hyde
Afghan Whigs- Up In It
Depeche Mode- 101
Sigur Roz- parenthesis
that's the stuff you might have heard of, the reast is a lot of local bands that are far more interesting than most of the commercial stuff out right now. Bakc to the cd player...
Hereby my favourites;
1. Satyagraha Philip Glass (also "Einstein on the Beach")
2. Tinseltown in the Rain Blue Nile
3. Master and Servant Depech Mode
4. Life is how you make it Talk Talk (whole album LIFE is great)
5. Tocatta JS Bach
6. In a Lifetime Clannad
7. Lullaby Cure
8. La Forza del Destino Giuseppe Verdi
9. The look of Life ABC
10.The power of Love Frankie Goes To Hollywood
My brain works slowly in my advanced old age:
Most anything by the Beatles from the Help album on.
LoveGirl: Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65...I know I'm childish but damnit...HE'S BLUE!
Hmm, I'm not sure I could narrow down a list of favorite songs, but here are some albums I highly recommend:
Laurie Anderson, Live in New York City
Laurie Anderson's father, who lived in NYC, passed away in 2000, and Anderson wrote the album Life On A String in tribute to him. That album sings about wandering by the landmarks of New York with him ("Washington Street", "Statue of Liberty") and the sense of loss she feels ("Slip Away", "My Compensation"). Following the album's release in May 2001, she began a US tour, which was scheduled to end in NYC . . . on September 18.
Of course, September 11 changed everything in New York, but she decided to perform the concert as scheduled. The songs about landmarks and loss took on a much larger life under the changed circumstances, and on this recording, you can hear how unified the performer and the audience are, and what a bonding and cathartic experience this concert turned out to be.
The Beatles, Revolver
Other Beatles albums get more attention, but Revolver is the unsung hero of their canon. This album's neither overproduced, nor heavily influenced by the eastern mysticism they were attracted to later in their careers. It's just good, driving rock.
Mike Oldfield, Ommadawn
Not his most famous work by a longshot, Ommadawn is an introspective, long-form composition (each track took up an entire side of an LP), mostly instrumental with only occasional lyrics in Irish and English. Some critics panned the ending -- a children's song -- as being too cute and coy in tone compared to the rest of the record, but I think it was a stroke of genius to end an abstract sonic journey like Ommadawn with something comfortable and familiar.
Radiohead, OK Computer
I didn't think they'd ever be able to top The Bends, but they did. OK Computer is a captivating, dystopian album -- difficult to take in one sitting, but rewarding nonetheless. What a shame this band has gone downhill since then; even more a shame that EMI has butchered a number of their later releases.
Happy Rhodes, Warpaint
Before there was Ani DiFranco, there was Happy Rhodes. Happy (her real name) chose to release her music independently rather than bow to the demands of a major label; by the time DiFranco appeared on the scene, Happy had already released four albums. Her fifth album, Warpaint is definitely her finest moment. Beautifully performed and starkly emotional, it's likely to become an instant favorite of anyone who adores female singer-songwriters.
Sisters of Mercy, Vision Thing
Relentless, gritty, and visceral. This is music I play when I'm angry and just need to stomp around the room for an hour.
Well, as soon as I click on submit, I'm sure I'll think of a dozen others that absolutely have to be here. . .
Lovegirl, are you German by any chance?
Now that I have my cd tower in front of me:
Todo Cambia by Mercedes Sosa
(if you even remotely like Spanish music, download this)
Abeja al Panal and Burbujas de Amor by Juan Luis Guerra (he has many favourites though
The entire August and everything after album by the Counting Crows
Great band...pushing it on the melodramatism...turn another direction guys.
If you get a chance try listening to Matt Nathanson a San Francisco singer only known in California as far as I know. Angel and I saw of his latest album are gems. His earlier stuff as well btw.
She says by Howie Day
Masters of War by Bob Dylan
Cry Freedom by the Dave Matthews Band
Of course, each of these singers/bands has many more great songs..
I would have to list "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" as my favorite, followed by "Stary, Stary Night". I associate former lovers with the favorites, do any of you?
I definately know what you're talking about.
My favourites list somehow always seems to coincide with stubborn periods of gazing, distant thoughts, buzzing bellies, cloudsurfing, and sometimes a lotta pain.
C'est la vie..
C'est La Vie.......that was a song by Emerson, Lake and Palmer that haunted me for years.
Cara: Enya - May It Be
U2 - One
U2 & Pavarotti - Miss Sarajevo
The Church - After Everything
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
New Order - Regret
The Cure - Pictures of You
Rialto - Monday Morning 5:19
Rialto - Girl On a Train
Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman - Time To Say Goodbye
John Secada - Just Another Day
Alphaville - Forever Young
Tears For Fears- Woman In Chains
Madonna - I'll Remember
Barry Manilow - Ready To Take A Chance Again
Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Coldplay - Warning Sign
Coldplay - Trouble
Alanis Morissette - Perfect
Alanis Morissette - Hands Clean
Peter Cetera - Glory of Love
Peter Cetera & Cher - After All
Christopher Cross - Sailing
Duran Duran - Come Undone
Neil Diamond - September Morn
Peter Gabriel - Your Eyes
Stephen Bishop - It Might Be You
Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
I could go on infinitely; I must stop.
BRMSTN69: syntphany for the devil- Rolling Stones
but Ialso love ;
classic rock from Alice Cooper toZZ-TOP
"Gymnopedie 1&3" by Erik Satie
"Pavane pour enfante defuncte" by Maurice Ravel
"Isle joyeux " and "Beau Soir" by Claude Debussy
"Dont know why" and "Cold, cold heart" by Norah Jones
"I like the way you move" and "Heh ya" by Outkast
"More than a woman", "Pissed off", "What u dyin' for", and "20 Dollars"
by Angie Stone
"Fire and Rain", "Don't let me be lonely tonight", "Steamroller" by James Taylor
"Vivo Sonhando","Wave", "Corcovado", "Amor em Paz", "Bahia", "O Grand Amor"
Antonio Jobim and Joao Gilberto
"Vocalise" by Rachmaninoff
"Pavane" by Faure
"Pastorale" and "Serenata" by Stravinsky
"Here's to life", "Where do you start", and "A time for love" as recorded by Shirley Horn
"Nick of time", "I cant make you love me", "Love me like a man", "Spit of love" and "Gnawin' on it" by Bonnie Raitt
"Andante" ,Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major "Elvira Madigan" by Mozart
"Adagietto", Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
"Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber
"Since I fell for you" By Dinah Washington
"Don't know what time it is " by Artie Shaw
"Flyin' Home" by Lionel Hampton
"Begin the Beguine" by Artie Shaw
"Cotton Tail" by Duke Ellington
" One o'clock jump" Count Basie
"Saint Louis Blues " arranged by Glenn Miller
" Sing,Sing,Sing", "Why don't you do right" by Benny Goodman
" I cant get started with you" by Bunnie Berigan
"Cry me a river" by Julie London
"What is this thing called love", " Don't be that way" as sung by Ella Fitzgerald
This is my list so far. I shall return! LOL!