Friday, July 07, 2006

List Up to 3 Meme

Sinda (the friend, not the aunt) tagged me (cursed me?) with this musical meme, which shouldn't be so hard, but it is. Here's how uncool I am.

Name Up to Three:

Songs I Loathe:
Beverly Hills by Weezer (I hear this song nearly everyday at work, and it brings forth uniform strife from me and my coworkers. It is so bad, I can't think of another song for this category).

Artists I Loathe:
Britney Spears
Sheryl Crow
(Nothing against them personally. But who told these pretty girls they could sing?)

Rolling Stones Songs I Love:
You Can't Always Get What You Want (makes me instantly think of THE BIG CHILL.)

Beatles Songs I Love:

Uh, how about the entire anthology? My sisters and I grew up listening to them on endless 8-track loop and being sung by my dad. Favorites: Yesterday, My Life, Eleanor Rigby, Revolution, Twist and Shout.

Who Songs I Love:
OK, I can recognize all their radio-ready stuff? but I don't really know them or love them.

Reggae Songs I Love:
OK, I can appreciate the syncopated rhythm? but all the songs sound the same to me and I can't sing along with any of them.

Country Songs I Love:
I Got Friends in Low Places -Garth Brooks
Boot Scootin' Boogie -Brooks and Dunn
I'll Still Be Loving You -Restless Heart

Can you tell I listened to country when I was at A&M in the 90's? This of course doesn't include David Allen Coe or Willie, which to me supercede this category.

Movie Soundtracks I Love:
I pretty much wore out PRETTY IN PINK on the tape deck in my Jeep

Musical Soundtracks I Love:
Phantom of the Opera
My Fair Lady
Sound of Music

Cover Songs:
American Woman -Lenny Kravitz

Contemporary Top 40 Artists I Secretely Love:


Songs that Bring Me To Tears:

True Companion -Marc Cohn
With or Without You -U2
The Lightning Express -Everly Brothers

Songs that make me shake my Ass:

Anything by Erasure
I Like to Move It Move It -Madagascar
Dragostea Din Tei (The Numa Numa Song)

Classical Composers I love:

OK, this category is too broad for JUST 3! Mozart, Beethoven, Mendolssohn, Handel, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Vivaldi, etc etc.

Rap/Hip Hop Songs I love:
Hey Ya -Outkast
Parents Just Don't Understand -Will Smith

70's Disco Songs I love:

Take a Chance on Me (or anything else by) -ABBA
Saturday Night Fever -BeeGees
I Will Survive -Gloria Gaynor

70s Supergroup Songs I love:

Bicycle and Bohemian Rhapsody -Queen

Metal Songs I love:
You Shook Me All Night Long -ACDC
Love Bites -Def Lepard
Jump -Van Halen

New Wave Songs I love:

The Promise -When in Rome
Don't You Want Me Baby? -Human League
Anything by Yaz

Soul/R&B Songs I love:

You Send Me -Sam Cooke
My Girl -The Temptations

Powerballad Songs I love:
Open Arms -Journey
Every Rose Has Its Thorn -Poison (especially if Anthony is singing it!)

Pre 1950's Songs I love:
It Had to be You -var. artists
Summertime -Gershwin
My Old Man Said Follow the Van

Singer/Songwriters I Love:
John Denver (sappy, I know)
Billy Joel (just don't think about his new wife's age)

MTV Videos I Love:
Take On Me -AHa
Vogue -Madonna
(Can you tell I haven't watched videos since the 80's? Anthony says he loves Money for Nothing by Dire Straits)

Songs I Can Totally Karaoke:
Lost In Your Eyes -Debbie Gibson (now you KNOW I'm not cool)
Love Shack -B52s (yeah, one drunken night I got up there with some friends who said they could do it? but I ended up singing all three parts. Ask Anthony if I was any good.)

None of the above, but I love them:
Time after Time -Cyndi Lauper
Closer to Fine -Indigo Girls
More Than Words -Extreme

Alright, I didn't put tons of time into this meme, but I finished it, dammit.

I hereby tag both my sisters, Leah (who sings along with every song on the radio, no matter the genre), Paige (she knows reggae), Leigh-Ann and anyone else who wants to do it.

I wish I could tag PAULA, but she doesn't have a blog yet, not that I know of. Paula, have you gone on Blogger to see how easy it is to start your own blog? Your comments are witty and sparking with personality -in just a few sentences- we'd all like to see you do a blog... right, guys?


Jess said...

Garth Brook's song: I've got friends in low places - that came out when I was in kindergarden. I remember singing it on the bus on the way to school each morning with the older girls. haha! Great picks! :)

Jennifer said...

Jess, thanks for making me feel uncool and OLD! You know, Anna is starting Kindergarten this year... and I remember babysitting kids who would sing 'Low Places' - does that mean they're all in college now? Yikes!

Lisa said...

Thanx for reminding me about the B-52's. How could I have forgotten about them? I love so many of their songs. And my household was Beatles-obsessed also. I think I'm genetically programmed to love them. I really don't have a choice in the matter. Also the Beach Boys, but to a lesser degree.

paula said...

Very spooky reading that Jenn, I love all the songs you do!!! Ok, I'm going to try and start a blog although be warned it could be very very boring (yawn!!). Hey, I've toilet trained Luke and got a part time job all in one week!! Luke was three today and I think Richard and myself are more exhausted than the birthday boy. Will let you know about the blog (PROMISE) xxx

Angela said...

Awesome. I agree with the country. I went to school in Nacogdoches in the 90's and remember driving around listening to the David Allen Coe Greatest Hits. He even played one of the local bars and was really very crazy (in a scary kind of way).

Daisy said...

I'm right there with you in so many ways. Yeah for the B-52s! And John Denver - Jesse loaded him on our iPod and it's great to hear the girls harmonizing on Take Me Home, Country Roads.

Thanks for doing the evil meme!!

paula said...

ok, set up my blog, you should be able to access it now Hope it works

paula said...

This is easier Jenn

Leah said...

Gee, thanks for the tag!!! You know this is going to be very hard for me to just name three since I LOVE MUSIC!!! I will work on it.

Leigh-Ann said...

Okay, I'm going to work on this but it will take some time. I'm sure I'm older than you are, yet I'm going to have trouble naming any songs by The Who/Stones/Beatles that I really love. I'll have to think about it...

I appreciate you thinking of me, though :)

Tired Tunia said...

I love With or Without You by U2. My favorite song by them. And Closer to Fine by the Indigo Girls reminds me how much I actually like them, I need to get out the old cds. And don't be ashamed of John Denver, I like him too!

Leigh-Ann said...

I did it! Finally!

get2eric said...

WE saw David Allen at the Longhorn Ballroom in 1974. Mommy won the door prize and he presented us with a voucher for a pair of cowboy boots.
Entry was free and longnecks were $1.

Mommy recognised one of the two backup singers as a high school friend from Long Island.

We also saw him a year ago with Willie in El Paso. He has not aged well and really is nothing less than disgusting. He plaits his beard and is weigh overweight.