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Song letter meme

I went to a party last night where I sang a lot and others played guitar and drums. It was a lot of fun.

How it works: Ask for a letter and I will give you one. Take that letter and come up with ten songs that begin with that letter, and explain why you picked each.

I asked
owlmoose for a letter and she gave me H.
I picked songs that I like to sing so no opera songs here.

  1. Hell by Squirrel Nut Zippers - C says most people don't listen to lyrics. I do. I find the irony of catchy dance song with very preachy hell and damnation lyrics. I think the band is being ironic but you never can be sure. :)

  2. Hotel California by the Eagles - How could you not like a song that says "You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave."? Like many great songs it touches on many themes. For me I do feel that I live in Hotel California for a variety of reasons.

  3. Head Over Heels by Tears For Fears - I really like the line "I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the weather." I think when you love someone talking about the weather with them becomes interesting.

  4. Here Comes The Rain Again by Eurythmics - I've had a lot of rain in the past two years.

  5. Here Comes The Sun by the Beatles - Because like many people I love the Beatles and I've had many occasions to sing this song.

  6. How Can I Keep From Singing? by Enya - A lovely inspiring song. A good song to sing. A song that encompasses how I feel about life.

  7. How's It Gonna Be? by Third Eye Blind - One of the best breaking up songs. Actually one of the few. Usually it's about someone breaking up with you. I also have this secret love for Third Eye Blind.

  8. Holiday by Madonna - I love Madonna songs though not particularly Madonna herself. This is a great danceable song all about celebrating life.

  9. Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins - One of the first New Wave songs I ever heard. It's indelibly associated in my mind with my teen years. I was reading a Pern book at the time so it's also associated with that too.

  10. Hooray for Love as sung by Ella Fitzgerald - It's a fun song and pretty much describes my philosophy about love. She sings it with the appropriate amount of lightness emotion and irony

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haddayr
Feb. 12th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
I love "How Can I Keep From Singing," too, but Enya didn't write it -- it's an old American hymn tune. I've never heard her version, but I'll bet she did a great job with it.
petrukio
Feb. 12th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
What the heck... give me a letter.
waterowl
Feb. 12th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
F
petrukio
Feb. 13th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
In no particular order...

01. Freeway of Love by Aretha Franklin
I defy anyone - particularly anyone old enough to, say, remember The Blues Brothers when it first came out - to not find themselves dancing in their seats, singing along, and/or playing air instruments when this song is playing.

02. Flying Without Wings by Ruben Studdard
The "Velvet Teddybear" much deserved to win American Idol. This song, from Soulful, isn't so much about the words (though they're pretty good too), but simply about his voice. There will probably be at least a couple performers who are in here simply for their performance style/voice.

03. From a Distance by Bette Midler
On the other hand, this song is on the list because of the lyrics. The song is about how things that don't make sense: war/weapons, hunger, etc. One particular line always makes me listen: "From a distance, I just cannot comprehend what all this fighting is for." Normally I don't care much for songs that invoke God, but this one is different.

04. Fallen Angel by Debbie Gibson
From before she went and got all "mature" (and started insisting on being called 'Deborah'), this is the one song that is a concession to the days when I was teenager and listened to her (and others like her).

05. Family Man by Hall and Oates
Not so much about the voices here, this one is more about the music. Hall and Oates' songs always tend to draw me in. I also have a tendency to find myself singing along.

06. Fame by Irene Cara
This one goes back to when I used to watch the TV show (Fame), which centered around a school of fine arts ... in New York if I remember correctly. Come to think of it, this show is probably the reason why I like shows like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

07. Flaming Youth by KISS
Another concession to my youth, and the hard rock/rock opera stylings of KISS. I never attended a concert, but I used to love the songs. Still do.

08. Fur Elise (Techno Remix) by Beethoven
While I enjoy the original too, this techno version of the instrumental original (so, no singing along - humming maybe) usually has be tapping my feet. (Which can be a bad thing if I'm driving...)

09. Fever by Ray Charles and Natalie Cole
I have several covers of this song, but this is my favorite, because Ray Charles is one of my favorite performers. For a singer who has a gravelly voice, I find it - I dunno - kind of soothing.

10. Fire and Ice by Pat Benatar
And here's the opposite of the last one. Pat Benatar is one of my favorites, but she's anything but soothing. She rocks in a very real sense of the word, and many of her songs, I find myself singing along.

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And because I can't obey the rules... ;)

11. The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades by Timbuk 3

12. Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul

13. Fresh by Kool and the Gang

14. Finally, the Angel Heart opening theme

15. Feelin' Good by The Pussycat Dolls

16. Footloose by Kenny Loggins

17. Freeze Frame by The J. Geils Band

18. Funkytown by Pseudo Echo

19. Five O'Clock World by The Vogues
goldenlily
Feb. 12th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
Ug, LJ logged me out. Sounds like a cool Meme, so, anyhow, lend me a letter :)
waterowl
Feb. 12th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
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