Saturday, July 30, 2005

TWQ: Your Ten Top Songs

This weekend, the flavour is very musical, as I ask:

What are your top ten all time favourite songs and by whom? Can you say why?

Here are my choices:

1: Hey Jude by The Beatles: Strictly the version sung by them in 1968, and not any pop concert covers. A great classic.

2: American Pie by Don McLean: Only the full 8 min 27 seconds version here. Have you worked out all the meanings? Do you know all the words? Easily the best to hum along with.

3: Whisky In The Jar by Thin Lizzy: Put the volume up high for this one. It's the best for all those who wanted to air guitar. Brilliant.

4: Summer Breeze by the Isley Brothers: The perfect summer record to play in the warm sunshine.

5: Dancing Queen by Abba: Their best record that gets me singing it long after. It was a pleasure to hear it in the stage show 'Mamma Mia!'.

6: San Francisco by Scott McKenzie: What can I say? A perfect record.

7: A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procul Harum: Voted by many as the best record of the 1960's.

8: Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman: A wonderful song; just right.

9: Something by The Beatles: A great song often imitated, never bettered.

10: Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler: This tearjerker from 'Beaches' is beautifully sung.

Now it's over to you....


Anonymous said...

Wow, top 10 songs of all time... this is going to require a little thought.

Off the top of my head, and in no particular order, I can always listen to:
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Riders on the Storm - The Doors
Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
Touch Too Much - AC/DC
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Thank You - Dido
One - U2
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Gimme all Your Lovin' - ZZ Top

I think that pretty much outlines my musical tastes!

Here via Michele's today.

Pieces of Me said...

Wow what a list...
I dont know my to 10 of ALL time...probably some limp bizkit and jessica simpson LOL...what can I say I am only 22!! LOL here from Michele's TTYL

Panthergirl said...

TOP ten?? Gawd...there's no way I can reduce it to ten. It would have to at least be by theme... love songs, sex songs, driving songs, summer songs, etc.

Right now, I'm listening to "Squeeze, 45 and under" which has at least 10 songs and they are all favorites. ;)

Here via michele today!

Anonymous said...

I can name a few...but would have to think more to come up with 10.
1. Respect by Aretha Franklin
2. I Can Drink A Case of You by Joni Mitchell
3. I am a Child by Neil Young
4. Come on People/Smile on your Brother by the Youngbloods
5. Higher Love by Steve Winwood
I'm half way there! Michle sent me over.

Karen said...

I like music too much to only name 10!

Michele sent me.

dddragon said...

1.American Pie by Don McLean (only!) - fun to sing along, and so full of 'alleged' meaning.
2. 30,0000 Pounds of Bananas by Harry Chapin - weirdly funny, and took place in my state of Pennsylvania.
3. Holding Out for a Hero by both Frou Frou and Jennifer Saunders -it's unusual for me to like two versions of a song. The romantic in me likes this song.
4. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis – Elvis was part of the background of my childhood, I like most of his songs.
5. Take on Me by Aha – I’m influenced by the video they released with this song. I was an animation film student at the time and liked it.
6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen - doesn't everybody like to sing (loudly) along with this?

Now my head is full of songs that are rolling around, competing for attention. ELO, REO, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet, Beach Boys, Paul Simon, anything from the year 1972, lots from the 80s … I need to dig out my LPs now! I guess that each stage of my life has had its favorite set of songs. Each one brings up different memories and feelings.

WOW, what a leading question! Good one, Captain!

Anonymous said...

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Chris W. said...

This one's too hard for me. I love so much music that, well, I could only narrow it down to favorite albums of all time. Visit my blog and profile and you'll see what I mean! My top albums would probably have Rush's "Moving Pictures" at the top, with the last (10th) one being "Reckoning Night" by Sonata Arctica.

xtessa said...

my top 10... in no particular order:
1. Love Moves (In Mysterious Ways) by Julia Fordham
2. Take Me Out of the Dark by Gary Valenciano (Filipino artist)
3. Breathe No More by Evanescence
4. Precious Illusions by Alanis
5. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
6. I Alone by Live
7. Strong Enough by Stacie Orrico
8. Tanging Mahal by Regine Velasquez (Filipino song)
9. A Natural Woman by Carole King
10. Theme from Love Affair

R.A. Slater said...

in random order

#1 - Blessed be Your Name by Matt Redman
#2 - Happy Song by Martin Smith
#3 - Fields of Grace by Darrell Evans
#4 - All Your Promises by ????
#5 - Sometimes Life Just Sucks by Me
#6 - The other side of the radio by Chris Rice
#7 - She said Yes by Chad Brock
#8 - the song Alan Jackson composed after the 9/11 attacks
#9 - In the Belly of the Whale by Newsboys
#10 - anything by my praise and worship leader

1-4 because they are songs that God has used to speak into my life
5 - becuase that's my mood right now!!! LOL
6-7, and 9 - they're just fun songs
8 - well, it's Alan Jackson, what can I say????
10 - what can I say? I'm biased! I think anything he writes is awesome!!!

Have a relaxing weekend, Capt!

Anonymous said...

wow, top ten songs are hard, cuz how could you ever just pick ten, so i'm going to do some of my favorite artists instead, otherwise i'd be here thinking all days, trying to narrow it down
elton john, his old stuff
rod stewart, his old stuff
frank sinatra
maroon five
darren hayes
beyonce knowles
bon jovi
alica keyes
ahhhhhhh, that's all i can think up, my brain just refuses to work on saturdays

Lynda said...

Greetings via Michele.

Ten? Here are some of my favorites:

1. Something In the Way She Moves by James Taylor (this is not the same song as the Beatles tune of the same name)
2. Ticket to Ride - Beatles
3. Angry Eyes (long version) by Loggins and Messina
4. In My Life - Beatles
5. Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day - Jethro Tull
6. Jet Airliner - Steve Miller
7. Shiny Happy People - REM
8. DW Suite - Lindsay Buckingham
9. Landslide - Stevie Nicks version only
10. Lovely Day - Bill Withers

Ask me tomorrow, I might change my mind, and why? They are part of the background of my life.

carmilevy said...

I would find it difficult to limit myself to ten. I've got such bizarre, eclectic taste in music that such a list would likely scare anybody away.

Saw your link on Michele's and just had to come on over and say hi.

Angie said...

What a great list. I am not sure I could narrow my favorites down to 10, but I just might try after reading this post.

Michele sent me! :)

Star said...

Jean-Luc: I was by this post before and didn't comment because there is no way I can come up with just 10 songs. And I if I did, I bet my list would change tomorrow. A lot depends on the mood I am in. I must say I like your list though. Michele sent me by this time.

guppyman said...

Top 10??? Can't do it... It's hard to squeeze my taste of the moment down to favorites....

Anonymous said...

I so can't narrow it down to ten b/c I love music entirely too much, but I'll try and in no particular order

* Fields of Innocence by Evanescence - I can relate, so well
* Simple Gifts (old Shaker tune - 'tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free...) - truer words were never sung
* Poet and Peasant Overture by Franz von Suppé (you know, the one from the old school Bugs Bunny cartoons) - I just really like Poet and Peasant Overture
* Video by India Arie - b/c sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don't...but I still love myself unconditionally
* The theme from Star Wars - it's just cool
* No Scrubs by TLC - listen to the lyrics, ...just listen to the lyrics
* Walk Like an Egyptian - I still walk like an Egyptian :D
* Nature Boy by Nat 'King' Cole - that song contains some valuable life lessons
* My Love Will Go On by Celine Dion - b/c Titanic made me cry

Well, that's all I can think of off the top of my head, and coming up with that list took way too much time LOL

Kissing Bandit

P.S. Michele says hello

Anonymous said...

There is absolutely NO WAY I could narrow down my list to 10 songs! I’m a musician after all! If I’m in a classical mood, then it would have to be Beethoven’s 7th Symphony… ALL OF IT! Lol

I really couldn’t narrow down my favorites from U2. And now that I’m finishing up MY new CD this week, I would have to put my own music right up there in the top ten! (If I don’t love it, who else will?)

Michele sent me this time, but I always enjoy my visits! Come by and say hi when you get a chance. I’m posting my new movie tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I will give you ten songs that I adore, but if you asked me again tomorrow, I can't guarantee you'd get the same ten!

1. Moon River (Andy Williams' version is the classic, but I love Raul Malo's just as much)
2. Angel from Montgomery (Bonnie Raitt, especially with John Prine)
3. If I Had a Boat (Lyle Lovett)
4. Til I Can Gain Control Again (written by Rodney Crowell; his version is great and so are Willie Nelson's and Emmylou Harris's)
5. That's the Way Love Goes (Merle Haggard)
6. Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)
7. The Moon and St. Christopher (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
8. Hickory Wind-Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris
9. Nowhere Road-Steve Earle
10. A Thousand Miles from Nowhere (Dwight Yoakam)

Michele sent me today!

Dawn Falcone said...

Hi! Michele sent me! I don't think I can narrow it down to 10, but here's some.
Imagine -John Lennon
People Are Strange - The Doors
Do Right Women - Aretha Franklin
Piece of My Heart- Janis Joplin
Girls on Film -Duran Duran
I know the last one seems out of place, but, I'm a child of the 80's not the 60's.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's a tough job to pick just 10. I know I did too. Sometimes they change week by week.

You all have wide, interssting tastes. Some of your choices are ones I'll play over and over. Julia Fordham, Harry Chapin (especially W.O,L.D.), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Elvis, John Lennon, Janis Joplin.

True Jersey Girl said...

This will be hard for me, but I will do it off the top of my head, knowing that I am DEFINITELY forgetting something.
1. Boys of Summer, Don Henly
2. Photograph, Def Leppard
3. Norweigen Wood, The Beatles
4. If I Was Your Mother, Bon Jovi
5. Black, Pearl Jam
6. Bruise Violet, Hole
7. Brass Monkey, Beastie Boys
8. Hurt, Nine Inch Nails
9. Love Her Madly, The Doors
10. Lithium, Nirvana

Trinity13 said...

1. Just To Be With You by Third Day-I love anything by TD!!!
2. Your Love, Oh Lord by Third Day
3. My Hope Is In You by Third Day
4. Love Song by Fleming and John-I used to serenade this song to my hubby when we were dating
5. I Can't Do This by Plumb-How I feel
6. Killing Me Softly by Fugees-Had this fav of mine played at my wedding
7. Mirror by Barlowgirl-Another song that captures how I feel most of the time
8. Cruisin' by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis-My hubby's and my song
9. She's Like The Wind by Patrick Swayze-This is my hubby's song to he feels about me
10. Here With Me by Dido-My fav love song because it moves me

puremood said...

Wow, it'd take me over 10 minutes to think of 10 songs LOL and you want the reason why, too? hehe...

Twist of Kate said...

I wish I could do a list for you but that would take too many brain cells right now. If it could even be done...I'm all about music and can't see narrowing it down so far :) Oh well...I'll still think about it!

Free to Be said...

100 bottles of beer on the wall?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

If any of you who found it a strain, take your time and add them on later.

Free, that is one song I didn't expect to see!

InterstellarLass said...

Great songs!

Shelley said...

Only ten faves? Hard to do, hard to do. But here's a few:

1. Locked in the trunk of a car - Tragically Hip
2. The Noose - A Perfect Circle
3. I'm Free - The Soupdragons
4. Love Shack - B52s
5. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
6. What is and Should Never Be - Led Zeppelin
7. Ice Cream - Sarah McLaughlin
8. Kennedy Killed the Hat - Buck 65
9. The River Below - Billy Talent
10. The Undertow - Tool

And many more...I like everything pretty much! Great question.

Shelley said...

Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention every praise & worship song going is tops for me! Like I said above, too many good songs to mention in the top 10!

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