Post by beatnik1968 on Jul 7, 2006 10:42:31 GMT -5
"Wil I?" from RENT "Life Support" from RENT "Donna" from HAiR "Blue Eskimo Day" by Jefferson Airplane "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane and The Great Society "Hesitation Blues" by Hot Tuna "Mann's Fate" by Hot Tuna "The Joker" by Steve Miller "Space Cowboy" by Steve Miller "Christmas Bells" from RENT "Happy New Year" from RENT "Take Me or Leave Me" from RENT "Charlotte Sometimes" by The Cure "Fascination Street" by The Cure "Close to Me" by The Cure "Fire in Cairo" by The Cure "Meathook" by The Cure "Born in Xixan" by Nina Hagen "Air" By Nina Hagen "Santa Fe" from RENT "Finale" from RENT "Finale B" from RENT 'Bergab" by Bernd Rendecker
Sing Me a Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)- Ella Fitzgerald A Tisket, A Tasket- Ella Fitzgerald Candyman- Christina Aguilera [new!] Enter the Circus/Welcome- Christina Aguilera [new!] Understand- Christina Aguilera [new!] Sugar- Billie Holiday In the Mood- Glenn Miller You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You?- Annette Hanshaw Choo Choo Ch-Boogie- Louis Jordan Don't Fence Me In- Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
Post by mickeygubitosifan on Mar 29, 2011 14:05:15 GMT -5
Favorite songs, well... There's quite a selection of possibilities, so I guess that I'll just highlight a few of my very favorites.
Anything written by Ludwig van Beethoven is usually going to be powerful when performed by a full orchestra, so that's the kind of music best suited of all, perhaps, to a concert hall experience. Remaining in the same general time frame but going back a little bit further, Antonio Vivaldi's classic The Four Seasons is certainly the best set of violin concertos that I've ever heard.
Of course, I have to mention Good Old Days by Leroy Shield, the song that eventually would become the timeless anthem of the Our Gang franchise.
From the 1970s band, Bread, I especially like the songs Everything I Own, If, Aubrey and Lost Without Your Love. Bread has such a nice, soft sound to its music, and lead singer David Gates works miracles with his vocals.
I've long liked the songs The Lover After Me, Two Beds and a Coffee Machine and Mine, all created and performed by Savage Garden during the 1990s. There's a lot more from Savage Garden that I could name as being right up there with those selected titles, but those three are adequately representative of the cream of the crop, as I see it.
In more recent days, I've been particularly fond of the songs Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade, Viva la Vida by Coldplay, Fly Away by Wes Quave, Thunder by Boys Like Girls and Two Is Better Than One, which was recorded as a duet with Taylor Swift and Boys Like Girls.
By the way, Happy Birthday today to Bobby Hutchins! :-) If we were privileged enough to still have him among us, he would now be eighty-six years old.
My favourite Christmas carol is probably The Huron Carol. The Jesuit preists in Canada converted the nativity story to a Native format in song. It is beautiful!
Away in a Manger and O Little Town of Bethlehem are probably my two favorite Christmas songs, though Silent Night is another close favorite of mine. These songs are versatile enough that they can also function perfectly well as hymns.
When I listed my favorite songs in the previous post, I should have mentioned the version of Tell Me Why that was recorded and released by UK singing prodigy Declan Galbraith in 2002. He was only about ten years old when he first laid down the track, but his voice throughout the song rang with vibrancy and passion. He really knew how to fill every note of the song with strong emotion.