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Yer T'is, my go. A-Z music challenge
All About Music
Member Name: kimking
All About Music
Date: 30/06/04, updated on 30/06/04 (147 review reads)
Competition. man has set us a new music challenge and a half so I thought I would give it a go.
The rules are:-
Just three simple rules to adhere to:
1) use all the letters of the alphabet.
2) Only one choice per letter, i.e. No listing close seconds.
3) give reasons for your choices.
~ hints ~
using all the letters may seem an easy task , but believe me , you'll soon discover that some are considerably more difficult than others , then of course you have the enviable task of choosing just one record .
so here are some hints to help you complete the challenge :
1) solo artists , duo's or groups are allowed - use them wisely ,
eg.: Lionel Ritchie and the commodores could come under l , r and c
2) album tracks as well as single releases are allowed , but not whole albums.
3) Proper names and stage names can be used
e.g.: Fredrick Mulsara = Freddie Mercury
So here goes my attempt.
A. Aerosmith. This one is easy because Aerosmith are my main favourite band, there aren?t many bands that have been around as long as they have and they are such survivors, they have reached the top screwed up and hit the bottom only to get up dust them selves off and climb back to the top again.
B. Blondie. A top band of the eighties led by the beautiful Debbie Harry, Punk but with style, they made quite a successful comeback a short while ago.
C. Cher. I love the way she does her own thing, she?s such a strong woman.
D. DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY. One of my favourite songs from the sixties performed by Manfred Mann. I used to play this one with my friends in my bedroom on one of those old crackly record players.
e. EVERLASTING LOVE. Sung by another sixties band ?The Love Affair? my parents had a pub back in the sixties and I can remember this being played over and over on our jukebox.
FRANKLING. ?Piece of my heart? again from the sixties, I always loved the strength in this song and in most of her songs.
G. GYPSIES TRAMPS AND THIEVES. One of my favourite Cher songs released in 1971, I used to play this in a biker café I would hang out in, in the wilder mis-spent fun days of my youth.
H. HANG ON SLOOPY. Another sixties song, this time by ?The McCoy?s? this one used to get everybody dancing along its got such a strong rhythm.
I. I GOT YOU BABE. Proberly Chers most famous hit song with her one time hubby Sonny Bono. I can just about remember this one.
J. JANIE?S GOT A GUN. A powerful song from my favourite Aerosmith included on their ?Big one?s? album. A song about a young girl who shoots her farther who sexually abused her, strong stuff..
K. KEEP THE FAITH. This is one of the few Bon Jovi songs I really like and is the on the album of the same name.
L. LOVING SPOONFUL. Back to sixties again for this one, their hit single ?summer in the city? has always been a favourite of mine I love the beat.
M. THE MONKEE?S. Yes I admit it, I was a big fan of theirs back in the sixties but so were loads of people. My favourite song of theirs has to be ?I?m a believer?. My parents used to have parties after the pub was closed and this was always played and danced along to.
N. NEIL DIAMOND. Another artist that?s been around for ages. I love his strong voice and many of his songs, amongst my favourites are, Love one the rocks and I am I said.
O. ROY ORBISON. What else could have for O but the big O himself, He had quite a sad life losing family in a fire and seeing his wife killed in a motorbike accident but he still remains one of the greats.
P. PAUL SIMON. No other reason than I like the sound of his voice and his style.
Q. QUEEN. In my opinion one of the greatest bands ever, the loss of Freddy Mercury is one of the saddest losses of all time; his style was just so
R. ROAD RAGE. By Welsh band Catatonia, from their ?International Velvet? Album. I?m not a big fan of theirs but I do like that one it reminds of my ex-husbands driving..
S. STEVEN TYLER. Well it has to be doesn?t it, for a true Aerosmith fan mighty gob just has to rule here.
T. TINA TURNER. I couldn?t pick out any one or two songs here; I love most of her music. Another one of life?s survivors who started out in violent relationship with her husband she left the duo ?Ike and Tina Turner? and went on to be the Tina Turner we know and love today. Sadly she has now retired but I think she does deserve her rest although she is missed.
U. UNDERNEATH YOUR CLOTHES. Sung by Shakira and taken from her ?Laundry service? album, a beautiful song in my opinion one of those I couldn?t stop singing to my self..
V. VIVA LAS VAGAS. Well I had to slip at least one Elvis song in, I think there?s a bit of an Elvis fan in most of us..
W. A WHITER SHADE OF PALE. This one reminds me of my teenage years. Performed by Procol Harum this was always the first warm up tune that was played at the local disco I used to go to.
X. XTC. The only album I have really listened to is Waxworks; my ex-husband used to like this one and played it quite a bit. Released 1986; my favourite track is making plans for Nigel.
Y. THE YARDBIRDS. Back to the sixties for this one again, over under sideways down, Boom boom and the train kept a rolling bring back many memories of my friends and me trying to sing along with these tunes.
Z. ZAGER & EVANS. In the year 25 25, this was such a hunting song about the demise of man and the end of the world, pretty scary stuff as I remember.
Well there that?s it, how I?ve remembered all those I don?t know but it?s been fun. I do hope you join in; it?s a lot of fun remembering all those songs from your past.
Thanks for reading.