Monday, January 24, 2011

Top Ten Songs Blogfest

One quick announcement first. Angela posted another one of my poems on her blog entitled "The Lost Birds." Go check it out if you'd like!

Okay, I'm a little late coming to this...I signed up last night! I'll resume Medical Mondays next week. And if you haven't had a chance, please sign up for my Giveaway on the linky to the right!

Here's my list for Alex's Awesome Top 10 Countdown Music Blogfest.

Truth is, I can't really do just ten songs. I decided to hit a few favorites from different stages of my life. I really have a top 100, so, this is more of a snapshot than anything.

So, I'm not even going to number them. Sorry Alex!

Kate Bush: This Woman's Work.
So painfully beautiful! Her voice is crazy and boy does she have some bizarre videos out there, but she was a visionary. This one still makes me cry.

Depeche Mode: Question of Lust

I went through a huge Depeche Mode phase way back when, in conjunction with a wardrobe heavy on the black clothing. I love the glass bells in this song. OK, I know it's a synthesizer. I can pretend.

REM: Fall on Me/Find the River

Crap. I'd put twenty REM songs on this list if I could. I love these two. See? I'm already cheating the top ten concept.

Jason Mraz: Beautiful Mess
This song inspired a lot of writing in the last two years, so it makes the list.

Pixies: Debaser

It's the Pixies. 'Nuff said.

Sarah McLachlan: Time
She's got a lot of my favorites, but this one is poetry.

KT Tunstall: Other Side of the World
Oh man. All my favorite songs are so depressing! I'm not depressed. Really.

Echo and the Bunnymen: Bring on the Dancing Horses
The first tape I ever bought as a kid. Yes, I just dated myself. I was striving for alternative at a tender age. What a lovely song, though.

Billy Bragg and Wilco: California Stars
One of many fabulous songs by Woodie Guthrie. An amazing album.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Ship Song
What a voice. What a song.

So again, thanks for reading my list. I look forward to seeing your top tens! Hop away!

62 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

Nice list! I've got a Nick Cave song on mine too, and Pixies, and Kate Bush were in my almosts :o)

Ciara said...

Great list. I agree, anything Depeche Mode is awesome. :) Okay, off to make my list.

Erinn said...

Very cool list-- nice Echo and the Bunny men.

lbdiamond said...

Wowee! Lots o' peeps on this blogfest!

Nice list! :D

Angela Felsted said...

I agree that REM is great, especially their "DJ sucks" song that the radio stations refused to play for awhile.

Carol Kilgore said...

Good list. Some take me back!

iZombie said...

what a great selection of music
thanks for the melody's,
jeremy
[iZombie]

Chris Phillips said...

A lot of these are new to me. I like the wilco song.

Christine Fonseca said...

I LOVE reading everyone's take on this. So awesome and I feel like I am learning new things about all of you.

Gregg said...

Wow! I have not heard of one of those songs or singers accept Sarah M and that was because of her commerical.

Krispy said...

I LOVE that Jason Mraz song, but I didn't love it as much as I do now until I heard him sing it live, and then it was just...wow. I also just LOVE Jason Mraz. :)

Olga said...

Lydia, the last phrase - "I left the cage open, should they return
In the blood-warm twilight"-, gives me goosebumps. I shall repeat it out loud to feel the flavour of the words.
Beautiful!

Stephen Tremp said...

Great list ... I love Echo and the Bunnymen's version of People Are Strange.

Lola Sharp said...

Oh our tastes are very similar! I went through and still am in a very big Depeche Mode phase.

I love the Pixies!

KT Tunstall's voice slays me. She's so gifted.
Ditto for Sarah. She's lovely.

I went through a very long Echo and the B-men phase (and OMD, too) in my youth.

Nick Cave still makes me swoon. I loved him WAY back when he was in The Birthday Party. (whoa did I just date myself)

I could hang out with you and your music all day long, anytime, anywhere. :)

Arlee Bird said...

I too have an inclination toward "depressing" sounding songs. They're good for introspection. I like your list.

Lee
Make sure you check my Wednesday post!
Tossing It Out

Hema P. said...

Great list! I love Sara Mclanahan's songs, too -- she has such a soulful voice!

Tessa Conte said...

LOL I could have easily posted top 100, too. Love your list, Nick Cave & the bad seeds is cool, Jason Mraz rocks, the rest is great too!!

T.x

Clarissa Draper said...

I love these songs. Jason Mraz is such a cool singer.

Nicki Elson said...

Ah, REM! Ahh Jason Mraz!! AHHH Echo and the Bunnymen!!! (These are good screams, by the way - excellent list.)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for the follow, and for picking up on the iambic pentameter bit. Impressive. I like your song choices.
xoRobyn

Alicia Gregoire said...

Great list. :)

Pat Tillett said...

What a great list!

M Pax said...

Wow, we're on the same brain wave, Lydia! I'll have to go check out your poem now.

Myne Whitman said...

Your list is great, I like Jason as well. I had more than 10 songs too but tried to stick to the rules too, lol. But I do have several honorable mentions.

Margo Benson said...

Super list! Yay for Echo and the Bunnymen!

Jamie Burch said...

Cool list! Love KT Tunstall and Sarah McLachlan. Some I don't recognize, but will check out on iTunes. It was fun learning what the songs mean to you, too!

L'Aussie said...

You just reminded me of Kate Bush. Drool! I thought everyone had forgotten her! Great list Lydia.

Congrats on your 600 followers BTW! Fantastic!

And also am going to read your poem @ Angela's.

Liz Fichera said...

Oooh! Great list! I forgot all about REM for my list. Dang. Time to download a few songs... :-)

Jolene Perry said...

Cool! Love your list! I love it when some of my favs are there but also some I don't know!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A great list thanks for reminding me of some I forgot.

Yvonne.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Wow, nice! There are some here that I haven't heard. I like the way you set up your post.


♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

DEZMOND said...

Oh, I love Cate Bush, especially RUNNING UP THAT HILL and WUTHERING HEIGHTS!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wish I knew more of those! At least the bands are familiar. I don't listen to as much new music as I should.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

I jumped ship on Pop/Rock music long before any of these bands/performers became well known. Hence, I'm afraid I don't know a single one of these tunes.

But if they're good enuf 4 U, they're good enuf 4 me 2! :o)

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Lynda Young said...

I LOVE your list...and yep, I love Depeche Mode as well

Melissa Bradley said...

Oh my God...Echo and the Bunnymen rule! This is one of the first songs I ever got on tape for my Sony Walkman. Great list!

Donea Lee said...

Ah, see! I totally forgot about Echo and the Bunnymen and Kate Bush - darnit! Some wonderful songs there. Glad to see Sarah M. on your list! :)

Trisha said...

Cool list, some of these i've never heard - will have to check 'em out :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, and yeah, gotta love the classic MJ tracks!

Karen Lange said...

Learning lots about my blogging friends through this blogfest! :)

VR Barkowski said...

Another Pixies fan here. And it's been a long time since I've heard any Kate Bush. During my Bronte period I listened to Wuthering Heights several dozen times a day.

alexia said...

Great list! I forgot Sarah McLachlan... good stuff!

Budd said...

my fave SM song is Strong Enough.

Paul Joseph said...

Interesting choices! I'm familiar with the artists, but not all of the songs. I guess I have some new tunes to look up, which is always fun!

Paul Joseph said...

Interesting choices! I'm familiar with the artists, but not all of the songs. I guess I have some new tunes to look up, which is always fun!

Jemi Fraser said...

Great songs - there are a lot of great voices on this list!!

I'm still laughing over your disease giveaway! Who knew anyone would ever ask for a stuffed syphilis please??? :)

baygirl32 said...

great list!

Patricia A. Timms said...

I agree, hard to pick just 10. REM is perfect for this list, wish I could have fit them in. I remember when McDonald's was giving out REM records back in the late '80's just for buying a breakfast meal. I still have it. Great list!

Donna Hole said...

hmm; this is the first blog that I didn't know at least one band. Wow, am I out of date or what.

OH Wait; REM. I did listen to them. Ah, way back.

Its been more interesting to read the reasons why a song made the list than the list itself.

Nice way of getting to know someone better.

........dhole

Holly said...

I went through that Depeche Mode (+ Pet Shop Boys) phase myself. ;D
I agree this was a difficult thing to narrow down.

Meika said...

Mmm...Beautiful Mess. That song is so gorgeous it hurts!

Kelly Dexter said...

Great list! I adore Jason Mraz.

Lynn said...

I love Sarah! Great list! Off to read your poem now.

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Nice. I'd trade KT for Black Horse and a Cherry Tree, Depeche Mode for People are People, Kate Bush Running Up that Hill- love!), Sarah McLachlan's Possession...

Anyway, we like a lot of the same groups!

Dare to Follow Your Heart

RosieC said...

Lydia,
What a great list. I love KT Tunstall and the Pixies! Why didn't I think of Debaser? Fabulous choices. I'll have to check out the few songs on here that I don't know.

:) Rosie
http://eastforgreeneyes.blogspot.com

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Kate Bush is amazing! One of my all-time favorites. Great list!

So glad you signed up for my blogfest. Looking forward to it!

Jennie Bailey said...

You can't go wrong with Echo and the Bunnymen! Fantastic list!!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hi, I kmow a few on your list others I don't, but I believe it's the taking part and meeting new people.
Thank you for visiting my list and joining my followers, I appreciate it very much,

Take care.
Yvonne.

Medeia Sharif said...

I love Echo and the Bunnymen and Depeche Mode. So many good artists here.

Robert Guthrie said...

I love lists. Thank you for reminding me about Echo and the Bunnymen

Madeleine said...

Lots of artists I don't recognise here, though I do know Echo and the Bunnymen. I knew Pete Defreitas' sister and he bought me a 21st birthday drink. :O)

Ishta Mercurio said...

Depeche Mode, REM, Sara McLachlan... You've got some great ones on here! And a nice selection of tunes and bands I'm not familiar with. Thanks for sharing!

Deniz Bevan said...

Depeche Mode, REM, Nick Cave, Echo and the Bunnymen, Bill Bragg... great stuff!

 
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