Monday, January 24, 2011

Music BlogFest- Top 10 Songs

So Alex Cavanaugh is hosting a Blogfest about the top 10 songs that move us. 

My Top 10

10) AC/DC Shook Me All Night Long--- this is my get pumped song

9) Live Lightning Crashes --- this song was on EVERY mix tape of mine during my teen years.

8) Rise Against Entertainment A song about the music industry, "despite these petty fortunes we can't afford our lives," sums up the complexity of the music industry in the simplest terms.

7) Saving Jane  You Say--- this band never breached the top 40 but I was always very impressed with their albums.  You Say is perfection heartbreaking and wonderful.

6) Ludo Streetlight--- a song that's totally Ludo and yet not like them at all, beautiful and haunting.

5)Green Day  Good Riddance (Time of your life)--- Best Green Day Song EVER

4) Derek and the Dominoes Layla-- sure it might be about some other guy's wife (that other guy being a Beatle and all)  but when still, awesome.  When the piano kicks in towards the end of the song I remember thinking, "Yes that is what songs are missing."

3) The Airborne Toxic Event - Gasoline/ Sometime Around Midnight  Gasoline is one of my favorite songs on the album but Sometime Around Midnight was the first song I've ever heard that made me STOP what I was doing, shh my husband and listen to the song- the first time I heard it.  The world stopped.  I remember exactly where we were and what we were doing. 


2) Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah"---- This is possibly the greatest cover song of all time.  This song inspired me to write a novel.  

1) Bruce Springsteen Candy's Room- I'm a Bruce fan, some might say Thunder Road, other's might say Born to Run, but my all time favorite is Candy's Room. it starts out with a whisper and ends with an explosion.  As Fire is amazing as well.



In other news- last week I ran a contest and we have a four way tie.  Pick your favorite out of the the four.  This is the best opening line in a novel.

26 comments:

  1. I have #3 and #5 in my playlist. They're great songs. I'm going to be listening to a lot of songs today...

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  2. great great list, i wrote an entire book while listening to lightening crashes... over and over and over. such a sad song..

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

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  3. Lightning Crashes is SUCH a good song. Actually, I love all of Throwing Copper.

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  4. Great list, especially 4, 2 and 1. I'm a huge Springsteen fan, though my favourite is I'm on fire. Thanks for sharing!

    My Top Ten Songs

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  5. There's a bunch of these I don't know...it's great learning about new music!

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  6. Good choices! I can play that AC/DC song on my guitar, too. Thanks for participating!

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  7. Can't believe I'm admitting this here....I lost my virginity to Lightning Crashes!!!! LOL!!!!! Great pics, though I do have to disagree about Greenday....Boulevard of Broken Draems is the best Greenday song! ;)

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  8. Love many of the songs on your list. :)

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  9. Can identify with some. Don't know them all, tho.

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  10. this is the first list I have seen with lightening crashes great song. Another vote for Hallelujah.

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  11. whoo hoo! good riddance is on my list too, and a cover of hallelujah is my number one!! i don't know the others though!

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  12. I love the Jeff Buckley version of Hallelujah. Beautiful. Great list!

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  13. Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley is one of my all time favorite songs. Pure genius.

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  14. Another really great list!

    That ACDC was on my list and got axed for Metallica. But I love it, and for the same reason - gets me pumped!

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  15. I danced to You Shook Me All Night Long at my Prom. Yes, it IS possible to dance to ACDC. Great list!!

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  16. Your list made my eyes widen, I thought it said Riverdance - I was trying to work out which track could have stood out. Then I read it properly ;)
    I love Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah. Bruce Springsteen is great but maybe more the Born to Run era.

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  17. So many great songs! Green Day, AC/DC, Layla, Hallelujah! :)

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  18. Not familiar with a lot of your list, but "Layla" is a great song.

    Lee
    Make sure you check my Wednesday post!

    Tossing It Out

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  19. Fantastic list-- I had totally forgotten about LIVE/throwing copper. What a great album.

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  20. Hi, Erinn. Since we agreed on AC/DC and I love "Lightening Crashes", and the fact that you were sitting on 99 followers, I thought I would take the 100 spot. ;)
    Take care,

    -James

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  21. I'm kind of obsessed with "Weighty Ghost" by Wintersleep right now. Love it.

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  22. I've only heard a couple of these songs, but they are all great, so I'm sure I'll enjoy the rest of them, too!

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  23. Nice list - I am discovering some new music here, and agreeing with your other choices that I already knew :)

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  24. Great list! Especially the Springsteen [s]

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