Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday Morning Music Choices

Ok, so I feel like it's a good, high energy, fun lovin' week. There are no problems with the baby and parvo, Liz and I spent some good family time with my dad, and each other, this weekend. And, of course, we are edging closer to November, where we have much in store for us in the coming month.

Before I get to some of these songs, it's important to tell you that I had all of my CDs stolen three years ago. Many of you may remember me having these songs, and playing a few of them on various long trips throughout college.

At any rate, I've been having trouble remembering all of my favorite songs from those CDs, so my library is not yet back up to speed. It will take more time.

With all that in mind, let's see what I found on itunes this morning.

1. Sledgehammer- Peter Gabriel- This is the music equivalent of a Tim Wakefield knuckleball for my music taste. I remember and love this music video back from the mid 80's.

The key to leading off with this song is not to get wrapped up in the 80's genre, so we had to look hard for the next selection.

2. Closing Time- Semisonic-For me, this is one of those songs I forgot about, but I've always loved. The lyrics don't matter much, just the chorus. I think it's a fun one.

3. Fade Into You- Mazzy Star- Well, I'm not gonna talk about why I like this song. One might say it could be Freudian ;)

4. Love Without End, Amen- George Strait- One of my all-time favorites. Good message, good song.

5. She Drives Me Crazy- Fine Young Cannibals- It's one of those cheesy early 90's songs by some Euro, electic rock group that has not been heard from since.

What upbeat songs put or keep you in a good mood? I'd love to hear about it. I'll probably add them to my library.

*I also bought "Back in the U.S.," which is a live album by Paul McCartney and "The Concert," another live one by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It's the album all together, and not one particular song on either of the records that made them worth buying.


James Canterbury said...

"Too Good is True" by Rascall Flats.

Tiffany said...

"Puttin' on the Ritz" by Taco. I mean, if you're allowed "She Drives Me Crazy" by the FYC, I can list that one without being ashamed.

Tiffany said...

Oh yeah - and the Sledgehammer video with the dancing frozen turkey? Sheer brilliance. That's what makes a Peter Gabriel video a Peter Gabriel video. And don't forget the brilliance of the quickly-forgotten television show to which the song was tied (my dad was a huge fan and I have memories of curling up on the sofa, wathcing it with him but not really getting it.)