Sunday, August 06, 2006

Favorite Song Meme

Stolen shamelessly from Scott Lynch, because it gives me a chance to natter on about music (as opposed to books and movies, which are more usual here).
  1. Favorite Beatles song: "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"
  2. Favorite Rolling Stones song: "Let It Loose"
  3. Favorite Doors song: "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)", but it's not a strong preference
  4. Favorite Bob Dylan song: "Is Your Love In Vain"
  5. Favorite Led Zeppelin song: "Kashmir"
  6. TV Theme Song: The Kids In the Hall ("Having an Average Weekend" by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet)
  7. Favorite Prince Song: "Purple Rain"
  8. Favorite Madonna Song: Not Applicable
  9. Favorite Michael Jackson Song: Not Applicable
  10. Favorite Queen Song: "Under Pressure" (slightly a cheat, since it's with David Bowie)
  11. Favorite Motorhead Song: Not Applicable
  12. Favorite Ozzy Song: "Crazy Train" if it has to be Ozzy solo; "Iron Man" if I get his whole career
  13. Favorite Public Enemy Song: Not Applicable
  14. Favorite Song from a cartoon: "Requiem," by Geinoh Yamashirogumi, from Akira
  15. Favorite Bruce Springsteen song: I'm from Jersey, so I can't pick just one -- "Downbound Train," "Candy's Room," "Stolen Car" (demo version) and "Atlantic City" are all up there.
  16. Favorite Depeche Mode song: I can stand "People Are People," I guess
  17. Favorite Cure song: "Disintegration," of course
  18. Favorite song that most of your friends haven't heard: "Don't Let Me Down, Gently" by The Wonder Stuff
  19. Favorite Smiths song: "Every Day Is Like Sunday" (though I prefer the 10,000 Maniacs cover)
  20. Favorite Beastie Boys song: the closest I can get is "Hand In Your Head" by Money Mark
  21. Favorite Clash song: "Somebody Got Murdered"
  22. Favorite Police song: "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
  23. Favorite Eurythmics song: "Here Comes the Rain Again"
  24. Favorite Beach Boys song: "God Only Knows"
  25. Favorite Cyndi Lauper song: "Money Changes Everything"
  26. Favorite song from a movie: "The Trio (Main Title)" by Ennio Morricone, from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
  27. Favorite Duran Duran song: "Wild Boys"
  28. Favorite Peter Tosh song: "Electric Avenue," I guess, if I'm not mixing him up with some other guy.
  29. Favorite Johnny Cash song: "Ring of Fire"
  30. Favorite song from an 80's one hit wonder: "What Do All The People Know" by The Monroes
  31. Favorite song from a video game: Nothing I can think of
  32. Favorite Kinks song: Too hard; I can't pick just one -- I'll take both "Demolition" and "The Village Green Preservation Society"
  33. Favorite Genesis song: "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel; if that's a cheat, then "Misunderstanding"
  34. Favorite Thin Lizzy song: "The Boys Are Back In Town"
  35. Favorite INXS song: "This Time"
  36. Favorite Weird Al song: "Another One Rides the Bus"
  37. Favorite Peter Gabriel song: "Games Without Frontiers"
  38. Favorite John Lennon song: "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
  39. Favorite Pink Floyd song: "One Of These Days"
  40. Favorite cover song: "Such Great Heights" by Iron & Wine
  41. Favorite White Stripes: Not Applicable
  42. Favorite dance song: "Aeroplane" by The Psychedelic Furs
  43. Favorite U2 song: "All I Want Is You"
  44. Favorite song from an actor turned musician: Nothing comes to mind
  45. Favorite disco song: Disco sucks, dude. I was born in 1969 and I show it.
  46. Favorite Power Ballad: "Patience" by Guns 'n Roses
  47. Favorite Guns N' Roses song: "Used to Love Her"
  48. Favorite The Who song: "Christmas" from Tommy
  49. Favorite Elton John song: "Crocodile Rock"
  50. Favorite song, period: "Wall of Death," Richard & Linda Thompson
Damn! That was a long list; it stole more time than I expected.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Wall of Death" is a great song.

I saw them on their last tour and one could tell Something Was Wrong with the marriage.

They stood on opposite sides of the stage and never really looked at each other. OTOH, the rendition of songs like "Did She Jump Or Was She Pushed?" had an urgency the likes of which I haven't seen for some time.

Oh wait, when Bruce had the Tunnel of Love tour... some of the songs with Patti were... well, interesting.

Michael Walsh

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