Monday, June 4, 2012

WHAT? MONDAY

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Today's question is quite simple, yet it may be difficult to answer. I know I could give dozens of responses.

Uh-oh, here we go: What are your favorite songs? Or do you have a particular type of music that you prefer, such as classical, without having a favorite piece?


This question does not give you carte blanche to whine about rap. I've heard it all before. Don't bore me. Reach out and grab my interest (NO! Not there, Coffey).


I'll limit myself to three answers.





And, finally, I think the third is my all-time favorite.


Now, how 'bout it? What are your favorite songs?


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug


P.S. I know I stuck to oldies (they don't really seem so old to me), but I like a lot of what I hear now, especially Bon Jovi and, yes, Lady Gaga. And don't you dare make fun of me.

Bonus favorite:

29 comments:

  1. I love most music except for classical I am not now nor have I ever been a fan of classical music..........lol

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  2. I love Hallelujah and this is from the author himself, Leonard Cohen from 1985. I love his old, sad voice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrLk4vdY28Q&feature=related

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    1. I love Cohen's voice, too. I chose the Bon Jovi cover because Jon and I sing so well together. My voice isn't compatible with Leonard's.

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  3. There are too many songs for me from the 60s and early 70s--many, many. Simon and Garfunkel, Moody Blues, Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Animals, The Yardbirds...and the Turtles. ;) I also loved all the 50s and early 60s bubblegum and rock and roll and rhythm and blues. Nope--I couldn't give you a favorite song. :)

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    1. I know what you mean. I just kinda rolled the dice and picked some songs. I was having lunch out yesterday and heard Lesley Gore (It's My Party) and the B-52s (Love Shack). I wanted to jump on my table to sing and dance.

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  4. My all time favorite is Billy Joel... any decade. :) But mostly I'm stuck on country or pop.

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    1. He is sooooo talented. America's Piano Man.

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    2. Yes. Saw him in concert a few years back... he was amazing. The only technical stuff was that the stage he was on spun so everyone had a good view. It was fantastic.

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  5. Bon Jovi it is!! He is my all time favorite. Flew from all the way from Sri Lanka to Washington DC with a two year old to see him in concert:) That's how much I like him.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. We saw them in Chicago. They played for three hours! It was great.

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  6. i love all kinds of music except jazz and rap.
    most of my fav songs are from the years before the 90s. influenced by what my uncles listened to.
    however, i find myself humming this song now - If I Die by Band Perry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJqUN9TClM
    xx

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    1. Interesting, Jaya. Your uncles had a strong musical influence on you, obviously.

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  7. Sea of Love by the Honeydrippers and everything by Bob Segar.

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  8. Great list of songs. Really love them all too. My 3 favorites would are:

    Leather and Lace by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
    The Reason by Hoobastank
    Heard It In A Love Song by Marshall Tucker Band

    And so many more... Hugs.

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    1. Sounds good, Barb. Hugs back to you.

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  9. There is nothing wrong with having a dedicated love to "Oldies". I love oldies too as my boss played an oldies station in our locksmith shop for the entire 6 years I worked there. I got to know songs better than my parents! I have a hard time picking favorites though but I will listen to basically anything except for country or rap...although, if made to choose, I'd listen to rap over country!

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    1. That's funny, Maggie. I think I feel the same way about country. I worked in a doctor's office where the receptionist played country all day long. I longed for total silence if I couldn't have something other than country.

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  10. So many men--so little time! Sorry, I meant so much music--so few ears! I love just about anything from Frank Sinatra, Peggy lee or Tony Bennett. Also, Simon & Garfunkel & Billy Joel. Or good jazz! My tastes are pretty eclectic. I once was painting a mural in my niece's kitchen & played Ravel's "Bolero" continuously for 4 or 5 hours while I worked. It was hypnotic!!

    PS: Think you'll ever show up on Google Reader again?

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    1. "Bolero" is hypnotic. I wish you'd paint a mural in my house. Any room. As for Google Reader, some people say I'm there. Some say I'm not. I don't know what to tell you. There's no point in contacting Blogger because they never answer anything.

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    2. She had curtains with cute mice on them. I painted the same mice on her walls hiding behind leaves, peeking over curtains, etc. Would you like that in your living room?

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    3. Because of my fear of rodents, I believe I'll say no thank you. But you could paint dogs in my living room and every other room.

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  11. I like angry rock. When I am in the mood to be inspired I crank up stuff like Korn or Rob Zombie. It never disappoints. Oh yeah, dig through the ditches and burn through the witches!

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    1. I have never listened to those, but it sounds a bit like Shakespeare. : )

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  12. My favorite song is Major Tom (Coming Home) by Peter Schilling

    My favorite artists are Annie Lennox, Phil Collins, Sting, Sade, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few more.

    My favorite kinds are ambient and space music, some dance music (loved it in the '90s, but am ambivalent about its current state), and I'm developing an affinity for bluegrass music.

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    1. Outstanding choices -- of course -- because they are yours.

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  13. i love that turtles' song. that guy waving around the horn and dancing was a riot:)
    i like good vibrations by the beach boys enough to not own it, just hear it occasionally on the radio.

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    1. I'm diggin' your good vibrations, Ed.

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