Monday, June 23, 2014

Make your own kind of music...

30 Day Blogging Challenge

Day Seven

Your five favourite songs

Ok I'm starting to see a pattern here which means you're also going to see a pattern here.

I cannot pick just five songs. I love multiple genres of music and within each I have my favourites so that is what I'll share with you today.

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. If you are familiar with classical music at all you may know 'Spring' which is by far the most popular of this set of concertos.

Espana by Chabrier. This such a fun piece, the rhapsody is great for lifting spirits.

The Brandenburg Concertos by Bach. Number three is the most popular but all six are great listening if you like your classical music.

Canon by Pachalbel. It's a beautiful piece, very popular for weddings.

Piano Sonato #16 by Mozart. I'm not usually a fan of solo piano pieces but this is beautiful to listen to.

Baba O'Riley by The Who. Often referred to as Teenage Wasteland I'll admit the first time I heard this was while watching a Dawson's Creek Episode. It's great to let go to.

Fat Bottom Girls by Queen. Queen could quite possibly have their own section, I'm a big fan. Being a 'fat bottom girl' myself I've always loved this song, it always puts a smile on my face.

I want you to want me by Cheap Trick. Now don't judge me but I first heard this on Dawsons Creek too - to be honest I loved the music from the show more than the show itself - it's another that's great to just let go to.

Black Betty by Spiderbait. The original was by Ram Jam but I love rocking out to spider baits version.

Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson. The man had talent what can I say. I love a few of his but you'll be surprised to hear I don't like Thriller...quite possibly the only person who doesn't :)

I'll set you free by The Bangles. Certainly one of my most loved 80's bands and this song is great for giving your lungs a work out.

Jessie's Girl by Rick Springsteen. It's boppy and it's fun what's not to love?

Centrefold by The J. Geils Band. Same as above. It's boppy and fun. Pure 80's gold.

Karma Chameleon by Culture Club. I'm probably the only person alive who still loves this song. I can't explain it, I don't even really understand it but I do love it.

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. Who doesn't love this song?

Colours of the wind - Pocahontas

I'll make a man out of you - Mulan

Kiss the Girl - The Little Mermaid

Something There - Beauty and the Beast

Let it go - Frozen

Under the sun by Michael Weatherly. for the official video or for the lyric video.

Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen. I love the entire Dirty Dancing soundtrack.

If you wanna be happy by Jimmy Soul. I heard this when I saw Mermaids and I've loved it ever since.

February Song by Josh Groban.

World Spins Madly On by The Weepies.

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  1. HAHA I'm so like this. As a classical musician though I will not be picking many "mainstream" pieces in my list. Having been in a string quartet I rock forward and back a bit when I hear Pachelbel's Cannon....I hate that thing...
    I'm very moody when it comes to music. And it often simply comes down to if I want singing in it or not. Which is why I love Soundtracks

    1. Oh Louise I can totally understand your reaction to Cannon. I believe it is over used these days but still appreciate it for the beautiful piece it is. I'm an amature violinist - have been for a long time - so I cringe when ever the wiggles sing a Turkey in the straw :)
      I would love to hear your most loved soundtracks, I always go back to Pearl Harbour it has an amazing score.
      I love how music plays to each if us differently and tells our stories, my closest friends would probably be shocked at what I do and don't listen to :)

      Thanks for reading.