NAME UP TO THREE:
- Song(s) That I Loathe to the Core of My Being
- "Calendar Girl" by Neil Sedaka. Both tune and voice are nails on a chalkboard.
"Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks. It got overplayed on Radio Luxembourg because the DJ who loved it didn't have the sense to understand why nobody else liked it.
"Die Another Day" (James Bond theme song) by Madonna. Ugly and totally un-Bond.
- Musical artist(s) That I Loathe to the Core of My Being
- Barry Manilow. Songs aren't too bad, but the voice is dead. Neil Sedaka would be preferred.
Andrea Boccelli. Another dead voice.
Frank Sinatra, but not (just) because of his voice.
- Rolling Stones Song(s) I Love
- "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
"Sympathy For the Devil"
"Brown Sugar" (Yes, I know it's politically incorrect. It still rocks.)
- Beatles Song(s) I Love
- In as much that I am a Beatles fan, the choice is:
"We Can Work It Out"
- Who Song(s) I Love
- The ones currently doing double-duty as CSI theme songs (that'd be "Who Are You", "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Baba O'Riley") + "Pinball Wizard"
- Dylan Song(s) I Love
- Reggae Songs I Love
- The problem with reggae is that it gets really old really fast so I have no favorites, though 10cc's "Dreadlock Holiday" works because it's more 10cc than reggae.
- Country Song(s) I Love
- This is gonna be a tough choice so I think I'll give a cross-sample:
"Chattahoochie" by Alan Jackson
"He Thinks He'll Keep Her" by Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell
- Movie Soundtrack(s) I Love
- More like Movie Soundtrack(s) I own, which comes up to three. Which ought to tell you that movie soundtracks are not my thing. The three I own are:
"Saturday Night Fever". Utterly shit movie, but great music. Yes, I like disco.
"Titanic". No, not for the Celine Dion song, but the instrumental stuff.
Uhm. Number 3. Well, I own "The Bodyguard" but the one number in the movie that I bought it for isn't included (I hate when that happens). I know what I would like to have: The theme from "Jurassic Park". There's a cheerful phrasing there when they happily see dinosaurs that I really love.
- Cover Song(s) I Love
- Not that many non-originals came across better than the originals, but these three stand out in my muddled mind:
"Roll Over Beethoven" by either The Beatles or Electric Light Orchestra (original by Chuck Berry)
"Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)" by The Doobie Brothers (original by Kim Weston)
"Got To Get You Into My Life" by Earth Wind and Fire (original by The Beatles)
- Contemporary Top-40 Artist(s) I Secretly Love
- Going by the top 40 lists where I am, there is nothing to love.
- Song(s) That Bring Me To Tears
- "The Rose" by Bette Midler
"Love Is The Answer" by England Dan and John Ford Coley
And, uh, that's it.
- Rap/Hip Hop Songs I Love
- Same as for Dylan.
- 70s Disco Song(s) I Love
- Oh, where to start? Where to end? OK, I'll just pick something and hope I don't second-guess myself too much:
"Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees
"The Hustle" by Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony
"More More More" by Andrea True Connection
- Novelty Song(s) I Love
- Heh. The only one that has caught my attention enough for me to buy it is "Ring Ding Ding" by Pondlife Featuring Froggy Frogspawn (a bunch of Swedes making a novel and annoying ringtone Just For You).
- Soul/R&B Songs I Love
- Ooh, another category that's hard to nail down. I love the old stuff, not the Mariah Carey derivatives that pass for soul in today's world, like so:
"The Rubberband Man" by The Spinners (or Captain and Tennille; good cover)
"Nathan Jones" by the Supremes
"Then Came You" by Dionne Warwick and The Spinners
- Power Ballad(s) I Love
- Anything Chicago from the 1980's
Anything Meatloaf (especially "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" - which just may be the third song that makes me cry)
"Eternal Flame" by The Bangles
- Pre 1950s Song(s) I Love
- None. I'm not familiar with the music beyond Christmas and Broadway songs.
- Singer/Songwriter Songs I Love
- Neil Diamond
- Song(s) to Have Sex To
- Defintely NOT Ravel's "Bolero".
- None of the Above Song(s) I Love
- "Give A Little Bit" by Supertramp
"The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby & The Range
"I'm Mandy Fly Me" by 10cc