13 Dec 2008, 00:47 by warren33David Bowie's musical career began in 1967, however it was 1969's "Space Oddity" that marked his rise to rock stardom. My first introduction to Bowie came via Jim Henson's 1986 film Labyrinth in which he played Jareth, the Goblin King. This was also my initial introduction to Bowie's music, as he had collaborated with Trevor Jones in composing the score and five pop tunes which would appear on the soundtrack. "Magic Dance" remains a great underplayed 80s pop song, but when I was young, the haunting "Within You" was my favourite. The where David Bowie sings the song as Jareth, strolling coldly about his M.C. Escher-like castle as he mocks Sarah for being unable to get to her baby brother was - and is - fascinating to me. As a child, it was an enthralling and tense cinematic experience. Today I watch the scene and appreciate it for it videoesque quality - it is no less than a music video right in the middle of the film (one of five), but the song is as haunting as ever.
17 Oct 2007, 04:45 by caitgirlA: And It Rained All Night
B: Butterflies and Hurricanes
C: Cornflake Girl
D: Diamond Dogs
E: Escape The Nest
F: Fascination Street
G: The Gallery
H: Heart's A Mess
I: I Might Be Wrong
J: Jealous Guy / Jambi
K: Killing in the Name
L: Let Down
M: Map of the Problematique
N: New Toys
O: One Evening (Gonzales Solo Piano) / One Day You'll Dance For Me, New York City
T: This Is A Lie (Ambient Mix)
V: The Velvet Cell
W: The White Flash (feat. Thom Yorke)
Y: You Can Bring Me Flowers
Z: Zoo York
7 Jul 2007, 16:19 by ampersandsong
19 Feb 2007, 11:39 by codisloveSkip the long intro! ONTO A NEW SHUFFLE!
Actually, before that: I must stress the importance of keeping this a shuffle! The questions may be of a serious-ish nature, but it's mean to be a whole lotta dumb fun XD Let iTunes/whatever music player you use guide your opinions! MUAHAHAHA!
What is your view of...
The End Has Come
ohhhhh...that is...DEPRESSING. Well you know what? SO IS LOVE.
hahahaha it makes the rockin' world go round? like fat-bottomed girls? GOD I love this already!
Absolutely (The Story of a Girl)
I love this song. I really do! But I don't see how it fits. SORREIGH.
When I Kissed the Teacher
it's...a fantasy? NO WAIT I NEVER FANTASISED ABOUT TEACHERS LOL WTF
WOOOOO I GET SADO-MASOCHISM! :D
it...loosens up my buttons?!?! I fucking hate it!
public displays of affection?
Holding Out for a Hero
17 Feb 2007, 19:48 by thebrucewayneOn my way back home, stuck in six hours of DC-to-Hampton-Roads traffic last night, I went to the (usually-trusty) iPod and first listened to “My Top Rated.” When I happened upon an artist that I truly “Top Rated,” I would scroll to that artist and listen to my entire collection for that artist. Halfway through the trip, I said to myself “I wonder if I could figure out my problem(s) if I looked at what my #1 favorite song was for each of my years on this earth.”
I have all my music, from the first CD I bought, Crush on my iPod. The only thing I am missing are all the cassettes from the early 80s, but I have bought the CD’s of some of my favorite tapes… So anyway.
Of course the 60s and early 70s choices are pretty dicey (mostly Beatles), but these songs, from that part of my life, are the ones that most make me nostalgic:
1965 – In My Life, (came out in ’65, but was always played, as I remember (hehe), in ’66); John Lennon's nostalgic ode to his life…
5 Jan 2007, 22:15 by scrubs06**updated - 1/10/07 6PM**
this is a work in progress. my favorite part of seeing any band live is not being able to anticipate the crazy antics that they will endulge in during their performance. most of all, i love when they play cover songs. and so, ive long been interested in collecting the cover and original versions of songs, and heres my list of what ive got and why theyre awesome (in no particular order). (to the music purists out there, i know that my "original" is not always the actual "original," and is just an earlier, or more popular, cover - shit happens, deal with it)
feel free to comment with your favorite covers.
song: Train in Vain (Stand by Me)
cover artist: Third Eye Blind
original artist: The Clash
song: Smooth Criminal
cover artist: Alien Ant Farm
original artist: Michael Jackson
song: I Will Survive
cover artist: Cake
original artist: Gloria Gaynor
song: Against All Odds
cover artist: The Postal Service
original artist: Phil Collins
29 Nov 2006, 20:54 by schwarzzAn XMAS mix for Tiffany
Put in my mix tape, it's right on the dash! It's the one that says 'chillin with my peeps and my main man the Monarch'.
01. Mars the bringer of war
03. Space Oddity
04. Tarmac A Gris-Gris
07. Diamond Dogs
08. Chain Reaction
09. Speak Low
10. Cirrhosis of the Heart
11. Ashes to Ashes
12. Am I Surrounded by Incompetence?
15. Ziggy Stardust
16. Gimme Danger
15 Oct 2006, 12:48 by iceicebaby_Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
Step 2: Post the first few lines from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Comment with song title and artist.
Step 4: Bold the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is cheating!
1. As they pulled you out of the oxygen tank
You asked for the latest party
2. This time the bullet cold rocked you
Bullet in the Head
3. Take, take all you need
And I'll compensate your greed
The Small Print
4. Eyes that stare through television
Intermission in his mind
5. On the floor of Tokyo
Or down in London town to go go
Dancing With Myself
I remember lying awake at night and thinking just of you
8. The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
I Want You
9. Cut my tongue out
I've been caught out
Like a giant juggernaut
When I Grow Up
10. Guilt and pain, haunting me everyday
21 Jun 2006, 04:30 by moonlitkittyHit me with some. I'm looking for songs about literary works/inspired by literary works or literary figures. Preferably streamable, but I'll make an exception to my usual uptight policy of only tagging streamable stuff, as I wouldn't mind having them as a reference list. So far I've got:
Sun in My Mouth
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
A Woman of the World
A Rose for Emily
Killing An Arab
Houses in Motion
Fool on the Hill
I Am the Walrus
The Crying of Lot G
Riki Tiki Tavi
La Chanson de Prevert (only because the original Gainsbourg song isn't streamable)
Sympathy for the Devil
Histoire de Melody Nelson
Hmm I'm not sure what The Raven is like, so I've just tentatively tagged the title track.
Some of these I found thanks to the Songs Inspired By Literature database. You can look up the works the songs are based on there.
9 Jun 2006, 02:07 by Garbge315These are my top favourite songs (at the moment) from my top three bands.
2.Fix Me Now
4.Sex Never Goes Out of Fashion
5.Til the Day I Die
6.You Look So Fine
8.Soldier Through This
9.Hammering in My Head
1.As The World Falls Down
6.Fill Your Heart
7.Sound and Vision
8.Eight Line Poem
1.World Upon Your Shoulders
3.Paint Pastel Princess
4.After All These Years
5.My Favourite Thing
6.Too Much of Not Enough
9.Pop Song For Us Rejects
10.Black Tangled Heart