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what is your favourite song?

Dorrie 04 Aug 01 - 06:56 PM
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Subject: what is your favourite song?
From: Dorrie
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 06:56 PM

I didn't know what to call this thread and that is a really boring title!

I know this is a really wide question but i guess what i mean is like when you are upset or just feeling abit down what song will make you feel good again just hearing it.

These two always do the trick for me- 'Slide' by goo goo dolls - 'What you feel is what your and what you are is beautiful'+'do you want to get married and run away?' Because its ace remembering how someone feels about you when the world is really pooey and i cant help but smile.

And 'Our Town' - cos it ROCKS!!!!!!!

I know this question has probably been asked a million times but i couldn't find it

dorrie xx


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Shields Folk
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 07:01 PM

Two ends of the scale but Shoals of Herring by Ewan MacColl and There She Goes by the Laa's.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 07:17 PM

Shields Folk - a man (woman?) of great taste - would agree with both of those

The Byrds version of Mr Tamborine Man always cheers me. As does Harborcoat by REM.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 07:20 PM

Anything from the Best of Queen album..... especially Killer Queen or Fat Bottomed Girls.

See, just a greasy biker chick at heart....

LTS


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 07:24 PM

Naw....It's been played before Dorrie, but you have a different twist and we all like to have a go at these.

Your question is a bit different than some.......One song that will always make me feel better huh? Okay.....I got a real dumb one......."Springtime Brings on the Shearing"..........go ahead, laugh your ass off.

There is something wonderful and lilting in the waltz time and the tune that makes me want to walk faster, whistle, smile, sing loudly....Click Here (and up the tempo by about half again}.......What it is I have no idea but I think we're all hit with weird stuff occasionally for which we have no explanation.....and I ain't got one for this either.

(I like "Our Town" too BTW)

Spaw


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Firecat
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 09:08 PM

I've got loads of songs that I love, ranging from "Careless Whisper" by George Michael and "Breathing" by North And South, to "One Of Us" or "Chiquitita" by Abba, to "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, to Eminem's "Guilty Conscience", to Travis "Writing to Reach You", To "Vin Garbutt's "By Pass Syndrome"!

And that's only a few of them!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 09:11 PM

The Power of Love (Huey Lewis)
or You've Got A Friend In Me (Randy Newman/Lyle Lovett) depending on my mood.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 09:17 PM

Okay....I got another embarassing one............."Runaway"...Del Shannon's only big hit. Again, something in the beat/tune combo that gets me going or makes me want just one more rod.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Firecat
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 09:18 PM

Silly question, Spaw. Is the "Runaway" that you mention the same one that was done by The Corrs or am I thinking of a different one?


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Shields Folk
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 09:19 PM

Kids eh!


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 09:20 PM

No, it's not the one by The Corrs.

Del Shannon: "And I wonder where she will stay, my little runaway, run run run run run runaway"

The Corrs: "And I would runaway with you...and I never will stop falling in lo-o-ove with you..."


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Firecat
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 09:21 PM

Charming!!!! I happen to be exactly five months away from my 18th birthday (It's August 5 here now) so I am NOT a kid, and take offence if anyone calls me a kid. I can't help looking like I'm 14!!


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Firecat
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 09:23 PM

Thanks, GUEST. I wasn't sure of the difference, cos I've not heard the Del Shannon one.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 10:52 PM

Look up Del Shannon on Amazon and you can get a sound clip Firecat.

It finally came to me why the songs that make me feel good actually do. I suppose there are lots of folk songs in my list and certainly some Pat Sky stuff, but many of them are pop songs of the time, whatever time that was. They all evoke pleasant memories and can often take me to very specific time and place.

Another "Feelin' Good" song for me is "The Letter" by the Boxtops. I can put myself into an extremely specific time and place.....and I mean to the second. I'm a couple of years into college and walking back to my dorm. I have just left Joyce at her dorm and her perfume is still in my brain as is the song that was playing in the Snack Bar at the Alumni Building......"The Letter." It's April, about 4 in the afternoon and I'm outside Kentucky Hall, hustling along so I can get back and pick up Joyce for supper and the evening. It's blue sky day and about 55 degrees......I may never have felt better in my life than I did at that moment......except when Karen agreed to marry me.

Over 30 years later it's as clear and distinct as though it just happened. Wonder if Joyce has enjoyed her life as much as I have mine? Haven't seen her in 25 years or more..........The first real love, never forgotten is it?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: DancingMom
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 10:55 PM

Just ONE? Don't know if I can... Let's see. "Tangled Up in Blue" by Bob Dylan. Or maybe Steeleye Span's "The Lark in the Morning". I'll have changed my mind next week, though, depending on my mood. S


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: SeanM
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 11:41 PM

'spaw, I've got one that'll probably top you on the "I should be embarrassed to say this, but..."

Mine, hands down, is the theme music to "Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Parade".

Yup. Nearly ten minutes of hideous mid-70's synthesizer retakes of fairly bland Disney classics rolled together into one great big "Baroque Hoedown" (that's what it's called. No. Seriously.).

See... I'm an Orange County California brat, born and bred. I've lived in and around OC my whole life, and from birth, Disneyland was my big 'thrill' as a kid. And on top of it all was that damned parade, a christmas lights display on steroids with ELO on ecstasy to boot. *sniff*

Other than that? The Vandals. Almost anything by 'em off their first two albums. Orange County punk band. "Parting Glass", the version done by CA band "The Poxy Boggards", because it's... well, sentimental.

Heck, there are a ton of them. It's not the songs that cheer me up. No matter how well (or poorly) done they are, it's the memories they invoke every time the strains hit my depression blackened brain.

I think that's the universal key. No matter who did the song, or what it is - it's what it meant to you earlier in your life.

M


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: davidg
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 11:48 PM

Take Me Out To The Ballgame has been my #1 favorite song for as long as I can remember. (#2 I've Been Workin on the Railroad)


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: GUEST,Kaleb
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 12:05 AM

"Brown-eyed Girl" by Van Morrison. Does it every time.



Kaleb


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Dorrie
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 06:55 AM

i like this game its fun keep um coming


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 07:17 AM

The 'laughing version' of And your Bird Can Sing from Beatles Anthology 2


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 08:01 AM

"5 PM's in the 9 Months" you lucky lucky bastard ( I'm allowed to swear, I'm quoting from Python)


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 08:03 AM

Sorry crossed thread! and my cookie needs reseting


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: GUEST,Marian
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 10:28 AM

Many songs that I don't know or even haven't heard of. Will try to download them via Morpheus file sharing, since Napster's closed it's the best file sharing client that exists on the web! Very often there are over 800.000 users with over 400.000 Gigabytes files online. You can get it at www.musiccity.com its really interesting. By the way my favourite song is "After Hours" by the Battlefield Band it's on the Album "On the Rise"

greetings to all you musdcatters out there,

Marian


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: toadfrog
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 02:13 PM

How about, "The Ants go Marching, One by One"? An all-time great! Also, "Happy Birthday to You."


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 02:25 PM

Richie Haven's cover of "Just Like A Woman"

Makes me think of my wife, and that always put s a smile on my face...

;-)


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Benjamin
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 03:35 PM

I'm not sure I have any one favorte, but I'll try to list some.

Bring it on Home by Sam Cooke, Take me to the River and Never Found a Girl by Al Green, Conversation With a River by Brownie McGhee. Way Back Home and Me and my Family sung by Jr. Walker. That's all I'm thinking of right now. I come back to this.

Firecat, I understand where your coming from with age thing and being called "kid." I'm 21 and still hear that I look about 14 sometimes. I'll be sure to wish you a happy birthday in 5 months though.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 03:51 PM

"My Girl," by Smokey Robinson, sung by The Temptations.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Firecat
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for the tip Spaw, I'm gonna check it in a minute.

Benjamin, thanks for siding with me. Join the club!!


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 08:35 PM

Just about anything by Sting. I particularly like to listen to the whole of "Synchronicity" when I am feeling peeved. It helps me purge the nasties.

However, for really good emotive stuff, I love Anuna's album "Invocation"

For driving? Thomas Dolby's "Europa" and "Radio Silence".

Wow. Talk about eclectic! :D


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 09:08 PM

Little Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham & the Pharoes.

It's the Time of the Season by the Troggs (I think)

Most of the songs on Emmylou Harris's Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town. - Especially One Paper Kid.

Lots of songs from Jackson Browne. For a Dancer, Before the Deluge, For Everyman, Late for the Sky, The Pretender, These Days, and my favorite, Farther On:

"But the angels are older
They can see that the sun's setting fast
They look over my shoulder
At the vision of paradise contained in the light of the past
And they lay down behind me
To sleep beside the road till the morning has come
Where they know they will find me
With my maps and my faith in the distance
Moving farther on "


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 10:06 PM

Walking in Memphis-Marc Cohen


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: uncle bill
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 10:13 PM

1 Let it Be 2, Peace Train (Cat Stevens)and 3, American Pie.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: MarkS
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 10:46 PM

"Urge For Going" by Joni Mitchell
Mark


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 12:26 AM

I like the Byrds verion of "Mr. tambourine Man", but right now I'm really hooked on the original Dylan version.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 01:14 AM

Just came from the most beautiful wedding where I sang 'The First Time' and 'Some Enchanted Evening'. My daughter played for me and it was awesome! Nonetheless, my favorite song is and aways has been 'Blue Moon".

LL


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 09:35 PM

It changes from time to time, but as of the last week or so, it's been "Bá Loinnireach Grían an Trathnóna" as sung by Ceoltoirí Rossa on their CD "Mé Féin Is Tú Féin".

Vivid imagery that puts a lump in your throat fom the midpoint of the first verse strainght to the end of the song, and sung like angels.
I'm currently borrowing this disc from a friend, but it's high on my "to get" list.


Rich


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: kendall
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 10:18 AM

For me it's a toss up between Eric Bogles' "The band played waltzing Matilda" and Utah Phillips' "Phoebe Snow".For sheer beauty, it's hard to beat Ava Maria.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: MMario
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 10:32 AM

usually the one I'm currently singing - or the one I'm listening to....(because I don't sing it if I don't like it; and I don't pay attention to it if I don't like it)


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 11:18 AM

The Sunnyside of Life by the Carters usually gives me a lift.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Burke
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 09:14 PM

I couldn't think of the answer to this until I heard it on Hober a few minutes ago.

Not a specific song, but any Scandanavian Schottich or Hambo will do it for me. I just want to get up and dance around.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: GUEST,duart
Date: 08 Aug 01 - 09:59 AM

Always -"My Girl" by Smokey Robinson, "Feelin'Groovy" by Simon and Garfunkel, and "Wild Mountain Thyme by the Corries.


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Peg
Date: 08 Aug 01 - 10:20 PM

Walking in Memphis! yes!!!

also get a smile on my face when I hear almost anything by Neil Finn...

also love "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" (Donovan) and "Without You" (I think that's the title???? by George Harrison...


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: GUEST,frankie
Date: 09 Aug 01 - 06:31 PM

Judy Collins version of "Someday Soon" (a perfect recording as far as I'm concerned), Stones doing "It's All Over Now", John Miller's version of "Here I'll Stay" and Gin Blossom's "South of Nowhere" come to mind. frankie


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 01:10 AM

"Good Riddance" by Green Day is a current favorite, though only time will tell if it sticks with me as an all-time favorite.

-chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: what is your favourite song?
From: kendall
Date: 10 Aug 01 - 08:46 AM

It's interesting that so few folk songs are mentioned.


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