Monday, 24 January 2011

The Top Ten Countdown Blogfest! So Hard ....

Ok, I literally just signed up for this right now :o) I got an email from Stephen T. McMuffin (Ok I made his last name up), telling me to do this. But he made me a promise, that he wouldn't haunt me with his political yahoo for the rest of my life. Yes, I am politically inept and everything goes over my head, my eyes glaze over, and I appear to be the most unintelligent being on this planet. Go check out the other entries too at Alex J. Cavanaugh's. So, without further ado, here are my top ten off the top of my head in no particular order:

1. I Want You, Elvis Costello



2. River, Joni Mitchell



3. Wise Up, Aimee Mann



4. Sweet '69, Babes In Toyland



5. Silence, PJ Harvey



6. Seether, Veruca Salt



7. Hey Man, Nice Shot, Filter



8. Henry Lee, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds



9. Myriad Habour, The New Pornographers



10. Say Yes, Elliot Smith



So there ya go. My (almost) all time faves. :o) Well, no, there are so so SO many more like, Prince (back in the day before decided to become a sign), Madonna, The Tea Party, Nightmares On Wax, Portoisehead, Magic Dirt, Kate Bush, Janis Joplin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeremy Enigk, Smashing Pumpkins, Live, Nirvana, L7, Luna Chicks, Nine Inch Nails, Afghan Whigs, Pornos for Pyros, Jane's Addiction, DEF-FX, Alana Myles, Patti Smith, The Kinks, Dirty Three, Goo Goo Dolls, Pixies, Gordian Knot, Tori Amos, Chemical Brothers, Radiohead ... I could go on forever!

Here's my runner-up :o) Groove Is In The Heart, Dee-Lite!



58 comments:

  1. Very nice list! There's several bands I haven't heard of, but that's what's so great about these kinds of blogfests! New music to explore! :)

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  2. You have some good stuff here but also a lot that I don't know! Thanks for posting up all the videos so I can watch them and listen to the music. I love this idea for a blogfest!

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  3. So many great ones!! Joni Mitchell...

    I ended up doing this too. Sounded like a good time.

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  4. Shows how different we are! The only song on there I know is the Filter song.

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  5. Your runner-up is my favorite track from your list. Love it! PJ Harvey is kinda depressing, but still very good. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with any of the others.

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  6. I knew a few Jessica but not all, you did well getting up another list, I could have gone on for ever but stopped at ten.
    Well done, it's the taking part.

    Yvonne.

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  7. Glad the pressure got to you! I know several of those songs.

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  8. I fuzzy heart Groove is in the Heart! One of my favorites ever.

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  9. You make me miss the 90s, when everything was so much cooler. Love these picks!

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  10. Hey Man Nice Shot almost made my top ten!
    Thanks for participating!

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  11. I used to love Veruca Salt way back in the day. Been a long time since I'd listen to them. Takes me back. Thanks!

    Dan - my list.

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  12. Great list, Jess. When I saw the blogfest this morning, I made sure to come over here and check out your list. Love it.

    And yeah - River by Joni Mitchell...an all time favorite!

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  13. Great songs! I love Say Yes by Elliot Smith. I love that you put the songs on because it makes it easier to listen to.

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  14. Okay, so I don't know any of these songs. I'm not doing too well this morning. I could only relate to Sheri Larsen's list. And I was lost with Matt's list. ;)

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  15. I don't know too many of these songs which is great since I have been dying for some new tunes to discover.

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  16. Cool List. I still like Groove is in the Heart. One of the better videos of all time. Gotta love the 80s.

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  17. Fun list, Jessica!
    Prince and Smashing Pumpkins would have made my list if it was top twenty (I have so many bands I love!). Also, is Hey Man Nice Shot about Kurt Cobain? I think I heard that once and wondered...

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  18. Your first 2 I knew and actually love both artists but then you lost me :( Sorry I find it extremely hard to listen to metal. I keep trying, I think I'm just to old :)

    I can't believe you did it THIS morning :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  19. Oh, good ones!! I love Filter. And I can't believe I left "River" off my list...

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  20. Dee-Lite and Veruca Salt! Good memories!

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  21. OMG, Groove is in the Heart totally gave me college flashbacks! Great list!

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  22. what a great selection of music
    thanks for the melody's,
    jeremy
    [iZombie]

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  23. Awesome playlist! Some I've never heard before. So great!

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  24. OH MAN!! I totally forgot Portishead and Filter!!! Boo on me! Love Portishead!! My fave album is the NYC Live. Their new one a couple years was fantastic as usual.

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  25. "Groove Is In the Heart" and Dee-Lite knocked me over when it came out. Loved this group and this song. Nice list--not too surprising after seeing your favorite album list we did last year.
    Make sure you check my announcement on Wednesday.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  26. You already know my love of the Elvis. Filter is a great song. Seether, too.

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  27. ahh... good good good stuff. River, Wise up, Seether *snort*! :D

    I liked Groove is in the Heart, but also Music Selector is the Soul Reflector~ yes? :D

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  28. Wow, you stumped me on quite a few of these, I couldn't view #8 it said it was blocked for my country.

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  29. Hey Man, Nice Shot is one of my fav's!!!!

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  30. I'm a huge Elvis fan and this is a great song. Also love River. It was on my holiday playlist. Think I listened to it a million times.

    Thanks for including the tunes. First time I've heard a couple of these. Very fun!

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  31. hehe great list! Love Joni Mitchell.

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  32. LOVE Veruca Salt!!!!! And Groove is in the Heart- awesome song!!

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  33. Fun list, Jessica! On your 'also love' list there are a bunch of my favorites (mostly the louder end of it), but i definitely like the stuff you've got!

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  34. It's so hard to narrow down! Great list! Loved Veruka Salt in the day!

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  35. musical choices are always a great way to show who you are! great post

    - Sy

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  36. Fun list! I'm so impressed with all you blogfesters today, being able to narrow down your lists. My mind goes numb when I try it.

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  37. Innerestin' list!

    Any list that starts with Costello, Mitchell and Mann and ends with Elliot Smith is ok in my book.

    Tough whittling down to ten, though, huh?

    Larry

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  38. Fun list, some I recognize, some not~ I am going to have fun checking these out!

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  39. You cheat...I also love...this was too hard wasn't it? Just 10! No way! Must admit I don't recognise many - I'm caught in an '80's groove!

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  40. AlliAllo ~

    >>.....But he made me a promise, that he wouldn't haunt me with his political yahoo for the rest of my life.

    Hey, I did NOT! You're just makin' it up as you go along. I would NEVER promise THAT to ANYONE! ;o)

    >>.....Yes, I am politically inept and everything goes over my head, my eyes glaze over, and I appear to be the most unintelligent being on this planet.

    That sounds just like me when the subject turns to math!

    Well, no surprise, I didn't know any of these songs on your list except the Joni Mitchell song and Costello's "I Want You" (And the latter only because you had directed me to it some months back.)

    No mention anywhere in this blog bit that you like the old Punk band X. Surprising because - based on that one track anyway - Babes In Toyland appears to have lifted their sound directly from X.

    I had a couple of X albums in my youth but then moved away from Punk (and Metal). But X came up with one of the all-time best song titles: "The World's A Mess, It's In My Kiss".

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'
    [Comin' after you with mo' political yahoo soon!]

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  41. Whoa, that's a hard comment to follow. ;)

    Okay, on to the music...I LOVE YOUR LIST!!! In a different mood I could have put up the same songs. I go through PJ Harvey phases, and I've loved Nick Cave since hi Birthday Party days.

    And, man, nothing makes me want to jump on top of a bar and dance more than Dee Lit's Groove is in the Heart. :)

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  42. I don't know all of these - but I really enjoy the ones I do know! Joni Mitchell rocks!

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  43. Ohlala! There are a whole bunch on your list I've never heard of- I love finding new music!

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  44. Hey man, nice shot,er, list.

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  45. Great list! Ah, Veruca Salt, that's some nostalgia.

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  46. Fun list! Love that you included videos! christy

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  47. Hmm, I really enjoyed the Aimee Mann and Filter songs.

    Learn something new every day . .

    ........dhole

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  48. You have an awesome list here! Elvis Costello is so wonderful :-)

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  49. Ooo...I don't know most of these. But I enjoyed listening!

    My Top Ten Songs

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  50. Wow, I like your presentation! I'll keep that in mind next time. :)

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

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  51. I love River! The Joni Mitchell and the Sarah M. versions. Aimee Mann, Kate Bush, Veruca...so great! And you've reminded me of some awesome music I need to re-acquaint myself with. Thanks! :)

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  52. I love me some Veruca Salt! Happy to see that on your list. Fantastic picks here!

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  53. Deee-Lite as runner up? No way, they deserve first place :D Great list; I've only recently gotten into Nick Cave, so more of that is good in my books :D

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  55. I think I only know that filter song. I don't know the other bands/artists except for Elvis Costello.

    Oooh I should of put some Smashing Pumpkins on my list.

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  56. PJ Harvey, Portishead, The Kinks... I know how you feel, I could have gone on forever too!

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