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Old 04-12-2008, 11:09 PM
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Default If you were stranded on a desert island and had only ten songs, what would they be?

If you had only one CD to listen to over and over, what ten songs would you have on it? Mine are, in no particular order:

1. Running Up That Hill-Kate Bush
2. I'm A Doun-Vanessa Mae
3. Lucky Man-Emerson, Lake And Palmer
4. Orion-Jethro Tull
5. Stairway To Heaven-Led Zeppelin
6. Get Together-The Youngbloods
7. Werewolf-The Frantics
8. Do Ya?-Electric Light Orchestra
9. Here Comes The Rain Again-Eurythmics
10. Ride, Captain Ride-Blues Image

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Old 04-13-2008, 12:09 AM
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I would bring along Aerosmith's "Rocks" album. However, there are only 9 songs. I think my 10th would have to be a good, live version of "Walk this Way."

Hey, I'm from Boston. Gotta stick with the hometown band.
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:21 AM
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That's tough! I can't think of ten right now but I know that Beethoven's 9th symphony, Sting's 'Why should I cry for you' and 'The Wild Wild Sea', Berlioz's 'Vollon Sonore' (Picard's listening to it in First Contact, great piece of music!), 'Nessun Dorma' from Puccini's Turandot, 'It was a very good year', Sinatra version and I'd make up the difference with whatever I could off the Beatle's Sgt Pepper album.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:57 AM
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This is so hard, subjective and on a certain level, silly, but here goes. They are in no particular order and the list changes every time I look at it. Since you said ''songs'' I will help myself out and interpret it to mean something ''sung'' by someone. Phew. That helps considerably as I have over five days of motion picture soundtracks

(1) ''Thunder Road'' Bruce Springsteen (possibly the first rendition called ''Wings for Wheels'')

(2) ''Nessun Dorma'' (from Puccini's Turandot) sung by Luciano Pavorotti

(3) ''Eidelweiss'' from The Sound of Music (either the first singing by Plummer alone or during the concert when he's joined at the emotional moment by Julie Andrews and the entire audience in unison)

(4) ''La Marseillaise'' (The French national anthem) in the movie Casablanca sung by an emotional Victor Lazlo (Paul Henreid) and soon joined by the entire patronage of Rick's Café Americain in order to drown out Colonel Strasser and his German officers singing the German anthem.

(5) Marian Anderson's singing of ''My Country 'tis of Thee'' at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, 1939. She was denied performing at Constitution Hall because she was ''colored'', so prodded by Eleanor Roosevelt, she was given this alternate venue.

(6) ''Yesterday'' by the Beatles.

(7) ''Learn to Be Lonely'' from Phantom of the Opera but sung live by Beyonce Knowles during the 77th Academy Awards and accompanied by Andrew Lloyd Webber on the piano.

(8) ''What A Wonderful World'' by Louis Armstrong

(9) ''Imagine'' by John Lennon

(10) ''Un bel di`, vedremo'' (from Puccini's Madam Butterfly) sung by Maria Callas.

And that's today's list. Very very hard to narrow down brilliance. What's more, being stranded on a deserted island doesn't sound half bad unless as long as you can outlive rising sea levels due to global warming.
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Nice to know we share one! Also 'Imagine' certainly is one to put in the list, looks like I might have to take something away from Sgt. Pepper! 'Un bel di' from Butterfly is a great choice as well! The Callas recording of La Boheme was my favorite of hers, but am not familiar with it enough to list arias. Her Carmen performance is great too!
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Back in Time - Huey Lewis
Greenwaves - Secret Garden
First Contact Theme
Insurrection Theme
The Voyage Home Theme
Jurrasic Park (Journey to the Island)
... and some songs from Des O'Connor (Waltz, Slowfox)
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1 TUBULAR BELLS!!! - Mike Oldfield (*All Bow*)

2 Variations - Andrew Lloyd-Webber

3 The Journey of the Sorcerer - The Eagles (this one because it is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy theme)
[The rest in no particular order]

Mr. Blue Skies - ELO
Come Together - Beatles
Mighty Sparrow - Sharon Shannon
(more later...)
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Does the Beatles Love Album count as a single song??? It mushes them all together into a continuously flowing peice. :P

Power of Goodbye by Madonna - To get over the loneliness, fabulous song too!

Will Smith's MIB rap.... its still so fun, has a groove, and tells a sci-fi story.

Something's Missing(when I'm moody) ---- Clarity(when I'm feeling positive) --- Vulture's (we're all gonna die!) all by John Mayer

What a Wonderful World --- Louis Armstrong

Star Trek movie final overtures from First Contact(optimistic), Undiscovered Country(when I'm moody), Voyage Home(festive).
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Unchained Melody (Righteous Bros.)
When the Levee Breaks (LZep)
Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
Where the Streets Have no Name (U2)
Revolution (fast version) (Beatles)
Cryin' (kd lang version)
You're Not Alone Anymore (Travelling Wilburys)
Bertha (GDead)
Wonderful World (LArmstrong)
La Vie en Rose (Edith Piaf)
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Good choices! Keep going people, this is fun!
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