Monday, January 24, 2011

Blogfest! My Top Ten Songs...

Happy Monday, all!  This is a special extra post for me as I'm participating in Alex Cavanaugh's TOP TEN Count down - Music Blogfest!  Please make sure you visit the other participants here.  And "THANKS" to Alex for organizing this!!  It gives me the opportunity to remember/rediscover a thousand new songs that have inspired writers all over this wonderful blogging community!

Now - my taste in music tends to change.  I don't know that I necessarily have just one favorite song.  Or even only ten.  But, as I look at this from my writer's perspective, considering scenes and different emotions and actions and anything/everything I'd love to put in my writing - here's a list of songs that help me get in a mood...

10 - For driving fast.... AC/DC's Thunderstruck
9 - A good you-been-dissed song... Pink's You and Your Hand
8 - For the contemplative drive up a canyon or somewhere, alone....Tori Amos' A Sorta Fairytale
7 - A good song to dance to at a wedding...Bryan Adam's Heaven
6 - Unrequited love, anyone?....The Veronica's Untouched
5 - Steamy kind of behind-the-doors lovin'...Sade's No Ordinary Love
4 - And one more...the romantical type (or possibly torrid)...Chris Isaak's Wicked Game
3- For the on-the-prowl gal, shooting pool at the college pool house and trollin' for guys with her besties, this is what she play's on the juke box...The Divinyl's I Touch Myself   (*yeah...sorry...stuck in a theme here and rolled with it...)
2 - Another "love" one (or more a don't-want-to-be-in-love-any-more one)...ack!  But, I love it....Sara Bareilles' Gravity
1 - A break and a great lamenting-a-lost-loved-one song (and one of my favorite artists)...Sarah Mclachlan's Wintersong

Ahhhh!  That was SOOO hard!  All songs I love - but shame on me that I didn't include any Depeche Mode!!


Or some Kesha or Katy Perry so I don't seem so OLD! Or that Usher song I love, so I might've come off a little hip, maybe?  I even thought about throwing a little classical in there so you'd suspect I was cultured and smart... :)  Just NO country music.

Anyhow - that's just a small sampling of songs that inspire me when I write.  Good picks?  Bad picks?  Suggestions?  Now, I'm off to visit more blogfesters.  You should, too!  Thanks for stopping by ~  OH!  And don't forget to get in on my 100 follower's celebration HERE!

30 comments:

Angela Felsted said...

I love classical, though I haven't listened to it for awhile. But if I were to be honest, my absolute favorite music is silence. :)

Jess said...

I listened to Sarah's cd about a million times over the holiday season, and I LOVE Wintersong. It makes me all contemplative and cozy and nostalgic. Thanks for sharing your list!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Unique twist - I like it! Thunderstruck's a fun song.
Thanks for participating!

iZombie said...

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

Meredith said...

I love your list! "Wintersong" is on my Saturday morning playlist--it's just such a cozy song, somehow.

aspiring_x said...

jiminey! this blogfest has me thinking that i don't know hardly any songs!?!?!? i like your mood selection idea! :)

gideon 86 said...

You picked so of my favorites, but I just had the hardest time narrowing them down.

It's nice to see other bloggers with songs you love, too.

Donea,

Thanks for all the encouraging comments as I pushed through ABNA... It's over and I can breathe again.

Michael

Lydia K said...

Ha ha, I thought my list made me look old too.
Hooray for Depeche Mode, even if it didn't make the list!

Clarissa Draper said...

I don't know many of these songs. But I'm going to look up a few.

Stephanie said...

this was hard to do!! Love some of your picks!! My friend and I sometimes sing I Touch Myself for karaoke...yeah....needless to say it's after several drinks. Heaven was almost our wedding song...chose Wonderful Tonight instead!

Mary Vaughn said...

Love every song on this list but wouldn't even think of them without the list.

M Pax said...

Great picks! Somehow Depeche got left off my list.

Arlee Bird said...

Familiar with most of the artists, but not with all of the songs. Nothing wrong with these picks if you like them. Depeche Mode would have been a good group to have included.

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

L'Aussie said...

Sarah McLachlan, swoon. Lovely list.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love your idea - so creative!

And Thunderstruck??? The PERFECT song for driving fast! Awesome :)

WritingNut said...

Great list! I haven't heard of a couple of these, but they definitely sound interesting :)

Colene Murphy said...

Great list!! I love so many of those! (and I'm really freakin pleased you didn't use that stupid dollar sign in keshas name...)

alexia said...

Awesome list! I love Usher right now, too... thought about some classical as well. And I do have a few country faves, but most are pop crossover.

Budd said...

did you ever watch the Chris Isaacs show?

Abby Minard said...

I hear ya on the country music! Although I find myself liking some of the girls like Taylor Swift. And I saw Dixie Chicks in concert. LOVE your choices- can't go wrong with Pink and Tori Amos!

Heather Spiva said...

I COMPLETELY forgot about Cris Isaak. LOVE wicked game.
Great list!

Lindz said...

Tori Amos is an amazing woman and artist. I own all her albums, and her cover of Smells like Teen Spirit is divine.

Jen Daiker said...

I am loving these posts!!! I'm not into music as most but it's giving me the chance to explore my music field as well!

Tara said...

I've loved seeing all the Tori Amos on this fest! Wicked Game - what a yummy song!

stickynotestories said...

Wintersong and Gravity are two of my favorites. So good! Nice list!

DiscConnected said...

Interesting list-a lot of bands that I collect, although interesting song choices.

I almost had Tori's "Little Earthquakes" on my desert island last last year. A classic album.

And the Divinyls. Steamy video! Ditto for "Wicked Game."

Bryan Adams is pretty adept at romantic ballads-can't go wrong with "Heaven."

Well done!

LC

Madeleine said...

I love classical too, though didn't include it in my list. Lots of artists you mention I'm not familiar with. :O)

Donea Lee said...

Appreciate everyone stopping by to check out my musical selections! Thanks, again, to Alex for hosting such a fun blogfest! I have a whole list of new music/artists to look up and discover - yay!! :)

Deniz Bevan said...

I like the way you organised your list! And Heaven is a wonderful song.

James Garcia Jr said...

Hello, Donea. Good to meet you. I'm busy attempting to get through the remainder of the list.
Love the AC/DC, Tori Amos, Bryan Adams and Sade mentions. I'm a classic rock guy from way back who just fell in love with what Sara B. does about a year ago after I caught her concert DVD on t.v. she's great, and "Gravity" is a wonderful song.
Take care,
-James