14 November 2006

25 Songs

The previous post on 'Remakes' got me thinking about my favorite songs overall, and after reading everyone else's lists, I decided to demonstrate my narrow focus in music by throwing together a list of my favorite songs :) Note: This does not include instrumental pieces, but does include songs from musicals.

1. 'Piano Man' by Billy Joel.
2. 'Blue Eyes' by Elton John.
3. 'Hurt' (Johnny Cash version).
4. 'Wonderful Tonight' by Eric Clapton.
5. 'When the Man Comes Around' by Johnny Cash.
6. 'The River' by Bruce Springsteen.
7. 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' by U2.
8. 'The Music of the Night' (Phantom of the Opera).
9. 'Tiny Dancer' by Elton John.
10. 'Leningrad' by Billy Joel.
11. 'Turn the Page' by Bob Seger (and may the Metallica version burn :)
12. 'Angry Young Man' by Billy Joel (live).
13. 'The Rainbow Connection' by Kermit the Frog.
14. 'Point of No Return' (Phantom of the Opera)
15. 'Miami 2017 (The Night the Lights Went Out on Broadway) by Billy Joel.
16. 'The Last Song' by Elton John.
17. 'One' by U2 (and the Johnny Cash version as well).
18. 'Thunder Road' by Bruce Springsteen.
19. 'We've Got Tonight' by Bob Seger.
20. 'Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word' by Elton John.
21. 'Dream On' by Aerosmith.
22. 'The Saga Begins' by Weird Al Yankovic.
23. 'She's Always a Woman' by Billy Joel.
24. 'Vincent' by Don McLean.
25. 'Nothing Else Matters' by Metallica.

Ok, so maybe this is a little more eclectic than I let on, but I should point out that I only like one 'Metallica' album and two songs by Don McLean (but did he do more than 'Vincent' and 'American Pie'?).

C.

10 comments:

snackiepoo said...

"Point of No Return" is my favorite song from any Broadway musical. I like Metallica's remakes....*whistles*.

jedimerc said...

There was something about that particular remake that just didn't sit well, but only my mere opinion :)

And certainly can't go wrong with 'Point of No Return'... though I have to admit, I really liked the imagery in the movie version, but great no matter what version.

Janet said...

Favorite songs all together or favorite remakes?

Your link has been added, by the way!

jedimerc said...

These are my favorite songs in general :) Some are remakes and made the other list, but almost all of these I know by heart :)

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

Why ARE there so many songs about rainbows, and what's on the other side?

I miss you, Jim Henson. Kermie's not the same without you.

jedimerc said...

Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

I couldn't agree more... a little less magic in the world these days without him.

Becky said...

I love Elton, Billy, Springsteen, Phantom and U2 -- I don't know if anyoen else could make a list of 25 songs that I actually know (since I'm such a musical moron).

jedimerc said...

As I've said, my tastes in music pretty much end with the artists in the list above (with the exception of soundtracks and the odd musical or two). When I'm driving, I usually listen to classic rock or Jack FM (which translates to mostly classic rock with some contemporary mixed in, playing what they want :)

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