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Sergio Alguim 15 Oct 00 - 05:45 PM
kendall 15 Oct 00 - 07:07 PM
Lanfranc 15 Oct 00 - 07:11 PM
GUEST,Cool Beans 16 Oct 00 - 03:41 PM
mousethief 16 Oct 00 - 03:43 PM
Kim C 16 Oct 00 - 03:51 PM
radriano 16 Oct 00 - 04:01 PM
Burke 16 Oct 00 - 04:06 PM
kendall 16 Oct 00 - 04:16 PM
Zebedee 16 Oct 00 - 05:52 PM
MichaelAnthony 17 Oct 00 - 01:55 PM
Bill D 17 Oct 00 - 03:05 PM
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Midchuck 17 Oct 00 - 03:27 PM
Bill D 17 Oct 00 - 04:20 PM
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Subject: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: Sergio Alguim
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 05:45 PM

I was planning of having only 10, but i think all these 12 diserve to be on the top-list:

1. When tomorrow comes (Eurythmics)

2. Rockn Roll Music (The Beatles)

3. Anytime you need a friend (Mariah Carey)

4. Show must go on (Queen)

5. Living in a world of common people ( ? )

6. Return to innocence (Enigma)

7. Can I touch you there ? (Michael Bolton)

8. Positivity (Prince)

9. Never forget where you´r coming from (Take that)

10. Aint no mountain higher/high enough (Diana Ross ?)

11. Yesterme, yesteryou, yesterday (Stevie Wonder)

12. Lovesexy (Prince)

13. Anastesia (Pri.... HEY, STOP THERE...you said only 12 !

Do you agree (at least of some) ??


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: kendall
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 07:07 PM

Sorry, I dont agree with any of these


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: Lanfranc
Date: 15 Oct 00 - 07:11 PM

Essentially a subjective list, but not sufficiently eclectic for me. I would subjectively suggest (not in any particular order):

Canon in D (Pachelbel): The Great Silkie (Trad): Londonderry Air (Trad) : Nimrod from Enigma Variations (Elgar) : Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell) : I've Had Her (Phil Ochs) : Don't Cry for me, Argentina (Lloyd Webber) : The First Time Ever I saw your Face (Ewan McColl) : Planxty Irvine (Trad/Carolan) : It Was A Very Good Year (Drake) : Here's That Rainy Day (Van Heusen) : Autumn Leaves (Prevost)


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: GUEST,Cool Beans
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 03:41 PM

Rock n Roll Music is Chuck Berry's. The Beatles merely covered it.


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 03:43 PM

Rock and roll music? It's just 3 notes. Can't agree there.

Nobody has mentioned Ode to Joy from Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: Kim C
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 03:51 PM

Liszt'z Liebestraum #3
Londonderry Air
Annie Laurie
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg)
I Will (the Beatles)
anything by Chopin
Hard Times (Stephen Foster)

I can't think of anymore right this moment.....


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: radriano
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 04:01 PM

This seems like an excercise in futility to me. There are so many different forms of music that you're never going to get agreement on the best 12 melodies.

Now, I know I'm going to get a lot of flack on this, but I'd nominate this thread as one of the 12 worst posted. Yeah, I know, but I'm just in that kind of mood today.


Radriano, the curmudgeon


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: Burke
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 04:06 PM

Top melodies ever and not a one more than, what?, 30-40 years old? Most are much more recent. LOL!


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: kendall
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 04:16 PM

I agree with many of Lanfrancs picks,,however, I would add Laras Theme from Dr. Zhivago. Ava Maria, Unchained Melody, Love is Blue. The skerzo from Beethovens 9th is not very melodic, but the rest of it is beautiful. Hell, I would even nominate the theme from The Third Man!


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: Zebedee
Date: 16 Oct 00 - 05:52 PM

Sergio,

I don't know who you are, and I've tried to answer all your questions and lyric requests as best I can.

I would however, respectfully suggest that you spend at least 5 years absorbing every type of music that you possibly can, and then come up with a top 10 / 12.

With all due respect, your choices show that you have only listened to a tiny percentage of the world's music. Spread your wings, listen to everything in your local library, buy Arabic and Indian CDs however wierd it may seem at first. Listen to classical music, jazz, folk, everything that you can get hold of. You will hate a lot of it, but you'll have a rewarding journey if you stick at it.

Kind regards

Zeb


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 01:55 PM

"Smoke gets in your eyes" here.


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 03:05 PM

Sergio...you ARE in a forum created to 'mostly' discuss other types of music...you are psiting from a pretty narrow pop/rock viewpoint...don't be surprised if you get very little agreement.

Also...this kind of list makes so little sense......I have 50 items on the list before I start...and I keep changing my mind


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: mousethief
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 03:08 PM

Some other great melodies:

Greensleeves/What Child is This?
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 1st mvmt

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: Midchuck
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 03:27 PM

Wildwood Flower/Reuben James

Whistling Rufus

Great Speckled Bird/Wild Side of Life/It Wasn't God Who.../etc., etc.

Londonderry Air/Danny Boy

The Limerick Tune - I thing it's properly called Celita Lindo, but not sure...."Ay, Yi, Yi, Yi, your mother swims after troopships..."

The Ship That Never Returned/Wreck of Old 97/Super Skier/MTA

Ashokan Farewell (no, really, just having been overdone doesn't change the quality of the tune, just makes people sick of it)

That isn't 12, but it's what I can think of right now.

P.


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 04:20 PM

Thanks, Midchuck...those ARE classic tunes, and the fact that they aren't Beethoven's 9th doesn't make them less so....'Lorena' is another


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: John Hardly
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 04:22 PM

Stardust, Moonlight in Vermont, KimC's list-esp Hard Times along with Camptown Races and Oh Suzanna, What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)--Jr Walker And the All-Stars, Make It Easy On Yourself--Bachrach, Arkansas Traveler/Blackberry Blossom/John Hardy.

John Hardly


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: John Hardly
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 04:24 PM

....In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning.


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Subject: RE: Top 12 melodies ever !
From: Lanfranc
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 07:18 PM

Of course this thread is a waste of time.

There are probably 12 million qualifying tunes, most of which none of us have ever heard.

Mankind is obsessed by lists. From the Bible (great lists of "begats") to radio shows (Desert Island Discs) to list songs (Scarborough Fair, I gave my love a cherry, These Foolish Things) to comic opera (I've got them on my list) and on and on......

Lists can be positive (Schindler's List) or negative ( black lists).

Lists of tunes won't hurt anyone though, unless some curmudgeon has apoplexy.


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