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the music top 5: vol I

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list your top 5 favorites in each catagory:


1) song intros

2) instrumental songs by bands/performers that do not primarily do instrumental songs

3) songs with a person's name in the title

4) female vocalists (in a band or solo)

5) songs about loss
 
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list your top 5 favorites in each catagory:


1) song intros

2) instrumental songs by bands/performers that do not primarily do instrumental songs

3) songs with a person's name in the title

4) female vocalists (in a band or solo)

5) songs about loss


1) Blink 182's "Carosuel"

2) Billy Joel's Opus 7 Aria from Fantasies and Delusions

3) Catch 22's Dear Sergio

4) Vanessa Carlton/Agent M from Tsunami Bomb

5) The Cure's Boys Don't Cry


Niiiiice thread. Hard too! =)
 
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I'll answer, but I have to decide everything, still working on it.
 
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aw customer, come on?

amy, amanda, beth, hey joe, frosty the snowman, trane's blues, ty cobb, jesus is just alright, achilles last stand, hey micky, etc

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Wow this is a lot of work. Not in order and this is more based on what i have been listening to in recent months

1) song intros
- Guster and Ben Kweller - I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today
- Pink Floyd - Have a Cigar
- Pearl Jam - Daughter
- John Mayer Trio - Try
- The Beatles - Hey Bulldog

2) instrumental songs by bands/performers that do not primarily do instrumental songs
- Ben Harper - #3
- Daniel Lanois - Sonho Dourado
- Allman Brothers - Jessica
- Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Tears of Joy
- Pink Floyd - Any Color You Like

I love billy joel but wouldn't include anything from Fantasies and Delusions since its sole purpose was classical/instrumental

3) songs with a person's name in the title
- Grateful Dead - Franklin's Tower
- The Beatles - Hey Jude
- The Allman Brothers - Melissa
- Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant Massacre
- Ben Folds - Annie Waits

4) female vocalists (in a band or solo)
- Janis Joplin
- Emmylou Harris
- Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek)
- Shannon Worrell
- Ani DiFranco

5) songs about loss
- Ben Folds - Gone
- Explosions in the Sky - The Birth and Death of Day (instrumental)
- Gary Jules - Mad World
- Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
- Neil Young - Don't Let it Bring you Down
- Oasis - Don't Go Away
- Pearl Jam - Corduroy
- Pink Floyd - Wish You were Here
- Ryan Adams - Meadowlake Street

Went over on 5 because I didn't want to do any narrowing down....just killed 40 minutes I should have been sleeping going through my library
 
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some great choices! especially like the Arlo nod. ;)
When I lived on a sail boat we had weekly "field days" where we just cleaned the ship top to bottom. My watch was on the galley and we listen to Alice's Restaurant every week while cleaning
 
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This was really really hard, I had to surf through my iPod, gets you thinking!

1) song intros
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
William Orbit - Barber's Adagio for Strings
T-Rex - 20th Century Boy
Hawkwind - Silver Machine
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

2) instrumental songs by bands/performers that do not primarily do instrumental songs
Stone Roses - I Am The Ressurection (not strictly instrumental but very few lyrics)
Struggling with more....

3) songs with a person's name in the title
The Chimpz/Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
The ****ed - Elouise
Sinead O'Connor - John, I love you
The Kinks - Lola
Johnny Cash - Give My Love to Rose

4) female vocalists (in a band or solo)
Sarah MaClachlan
Amy Winehouse
Kate Bush
Siouxsie Sioux
Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins)

5) songs about loss
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (again)
Damien Rice - Cannonball
Oasis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out
This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren
The Smiths - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
 
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also some great choices fluffer. i am (or was anyway) a big fan of the cult, you're spot on with the she sells sanctuary intro. i didn't think of it for my list (which i've been holding since shortly after i posted the thread).

also love the TMC version of song to the siren (and the similar sounding i want to live)!


and to everyone else, feel free to post in sections if you feel it's a struggle to come up with all of it at once, or if you just don't care about a section.
 
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ok, so these were the ones i came up with within a couple hours of posting the thread...

intros
monkey man by the rolling stones
2+2=5 by radiohead
landlord by low
atom bomb by fluke
angel by massive attack

instrumentals
ivy and neet by this mortal coil
a warm place by nine inch nails
flightless by soul whirling somewhere
bron yr aur by led zeppelin
first and last waltz by nickel creek

people
kim the waitress by material issue
serena by duncan sheik
leo by failure
john henry split my heart by songs: ohia
jenny ondioline by stereolab

female vocals
miki berenyi of lush
mimi parker of low
latitia sadier of sterolab
karen peris of the innocence mission
sonya aurora madan of echobelly

loss
down in flames by semisonic
the slim by sugar
losing it by rush
last night by lush
it was a very good year by frank sinatra
 

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