Off Topic: Favorite Music?
Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:33 PM
you got those cds!!?? im such a jealous ducky! heehee! i loved the music score in those movies too.
Mr & Mrs D are very patient people. We're fortunate their good manners....well, hers...keep them from speaking their mind.
thank goodness for that! now we can have our soothing tea now. my throat is killing me. maybe thatll help. you think? okay they can breathe now, they are unpaused! heehee!
Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:55 PM
Yes, I love my Alan Parsons Project cd, I think they were great! I like several of their tracks. Very haunting stuff.
I love classical music but unfortunately I am mostly clueless about which piece is composed by which composer and what it's called. However, being a former student of ballet, I do know (and love) my Tchaikovsky. Oddly enough, it's his "Nutcracker Suite" melodies I love the most. I also love just about everything by Beethoven and Mozart.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:31 PM
How nice (and rare) you mentioned Alan Parsons. He doesn't get much attention though I always found him very innovative. I always enjoyed his instrumental tracks. Along with him it's The Beatles, Moody Blues, ELO, Fogelberg and others and A lady nearly no one knows named Jane Olivor.
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony
Out of Africa
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
The Days of Wine and Roses
Can't help it, I'm old I guess.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:24 PM
I love The Monkees songs, too! Especially "I'm A Believer". I do like some of the pop songs from that era. And I love The Carpenters, too! I really should get a cd of their greatest hits. She did have an incredible voice, it's so tragic how young she died.
I'm not really a big Celine Dion fan, or of anyone out there right now to tell the truth. I just haven't been listening enough to current pop radio.
I"m afraid I'm catching your cold my dear. Actually not yours---EVERYONE around me has had it and I have been warding (Wardy!) it off until now. Tonight I'm going to make a cauldron---I mean a pot---of homemade chicken soup to try and stop it in its tracks.
I just got my cds for *Rio Grande* and *The Man With the Golden Arm* (I love Elmer Bernstein's scores) so I can't wait to listen to them.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:13 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:12 PM
i love that stuff too. i was in my daddy's work building the other day in the elevator humming to moon river the other day. i was jamming!! heehee!
i loooooooooooooooooooooove the "girl from ipanema"!!! oh my goodness! thats a great song. everytime i hear the name though, i always think of that other Glenn Miller song, "i've got a girl down in kalamazoo" heehee! do you see why?
we have a sci-fi movie called Deep Rising. one of the good guys in it starts singing "the girl from ipanema" while their is silence and they are all looking for the monster on the ship. i hate this movie but always look forward to that part if my mother is watching it, b/c i always burst out in laughter.
i forgot to add the Carpenters to my 70s list. i love the carpenters and always thought karen had such a beautiful voice. we listen to their cds on car trips around the country. i always look forward to listne to them. i love all their songs!
i do like the sixties too
"dream a little dream of me" mamas and the papas
"the monkees theme" the monkees
"pleasant valley sunday" the monkees
"and then he kissed me" the crystals
"baby i love you" the ronettes
do you like any songs of the current...soft rock like celine dion and such like that?
Posted 28 January 2008 - 03:20 PM
Sixties? I like the schmaltz --- the Percy Faith type stuff, elevator music they sometimes called it and a lot of movies featured those kinds of tunes. Like the theme song to Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? ("The Story of Love")---you know the kind, the artist known as DeVol wrote many of them.
Most of all maybe I like the songs by Brazilian artist Antonio Carlos Jobim:
"The Girl from Ipanema"
"One Note Samba"
When Frank Sinatra recorded with Jobim they put down one of the most beautiful series of songs of the twentieth century. It's like nothing on earth.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:02 PM
you know i had noticed a lot of times when i liked a song it would be either a show tune and then a movie tune or vice versa too!! those are the best tunes!!
i dont remember what number i was on. heehee!
"the way you look tonight"
"que sera sera"
"wouldnt it be loverly"(this song makes me wanna giggle i love it so much)
so you finally recorded "Young at Heart". i love that song!
how could i forget those soundtracks??!!
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Valley of Decision(i wish they would put this to a soundtrack, it has such pretty and dynamic music)
lord of the rings(i hate these movies, but i love the song little Pippin sings in the last movie. and it has great music)
wow! contemprorary music
70s and 80s
"how do you mend a broken heart" bee gees
"killing me softly with this song"roberta flack
"time and tide"basia
"a change of heart"gerry rafferty
"its too late"carol king
how about the sixties?
Posted 28 January 2008 - 09:57 AM
Hi ButterTea! I hope you're feeling better.
The thing that mixes me up about show tunes is sometimes the songs I think I like from a movie actually started out as a tune for a Broadway show---or vice versa! So I'll just do another list with both combined:
6. "My Funny Valentine"
7. "Am I Blue?"
8. "Cheek to Cheek"
10. "One for my Baby" and "Young at Heart" (from Frankie last night!! I finally got it recorded!)
11. The Pink Panther (I love Mancini!)
12. Breakfast at Tiffany's
15. Rio Grande
What about more "contemporary" stuff? From the 1970 'till now? Well, I don't know of anything right now that I like but I do love these songs:
'70s & '80s:
1. "It Was Almost Like a Song" (Ronnie Milsap)
2. "You're So Vain" (Carly Simon)
3. "Brandie" (Silver Spoon)
4. "Penny Lover" (Lionel Ritchie)
5. "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson)
6. "Start Me Up" (Rolling Stones)
7. "Time" (Alan Parsons Project)
8. "The Coward of the County" (Kenny Rogers)
9. "Tequila Sunrise" (The Eagles)
10. "Little Jeannie" (Elton John)
Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:33 PM
you have such great taste at music!!!
i love the pink panther music too!!! i have many henry mancini records too and his music from the movies. i love listening to all of it!!
Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:26 PM
I never watched The Thorn Birds although I remember my parents watching it.
I looked it up at IMDb for the year - 1983 and was suprised to see that beside Christopher Plummer, Barbara Stanwyck and Jean Simmons also starred or co-starred in it.
I imagine there's a few more Henry Mancini themes that could be added to the list.
Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:24 PM
yeah well i loove my broadway show tunes. i know you do too!
1.Everything's Coming Up Roses(gypsy)
2.Blow Gabriel Blow(anything goes)
3.I've Dreamed a Dream(les miserables)
4.America(west side story)
5.I'm Falling in Love with Someone(thoroughly modern millie)
6.In My Own Little Corner(julie andrew's cinderella)
7.Miss Marmelstein(i can get it for you wholesale)
8.a Little Priest(sweeney todd)
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:09 PM
Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:07 PM
Your mention of Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
reminded of a few movie/TV themes I used to like:
"Brian's Song" - title song
"A Time For Us - Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet"
"Nadia's Theme" - from the TV show The Young and the Restless.
And a couple Percy Faith tunes:
"Song from the Moulin Rouge" (1953) and "Theme from A Summer Place" (1960).
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:47 PM
The Broadway tunes were a great addition!
My Top 5 Broadway Show Tunes
1. "This Nearly Was Mine" (South Pacific)
2. "I Could Have Danced All Night" (My Fair Lady)
3. "Night and Day" (and all the Cole Porter show tunes)
4. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" (Pal Joey)
5. "Isn't It Romantic?"
Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:28 PM
yes i love Angel Eyes!....especially frankie sinatra's version.
do you only have to put down 5? goodness youre torture!!!
songs from movies
2.Whatever Lola Wants(i cant believe you didnt put that one!)
3.The Way We Were
4.The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face(i looove that one too)
5.Look For the Silver Lining
1.Out of Africa(i loooooove this one also. it seems we both have the same taste in music!)
4.Ramona(still trying to find this)
5.Pride and Prejudice(the new one, i dont like it, but i love the music in it)
6.Just Like Heaven
3.Thoroughly Modern Millie
6. Phantom of the Opera
your toin! heehee!
Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:43 PM
I like your list. I see a Matt Dennis song there, too ("Angel Eyes"). It was hard to make that list, I could go on and on, like you said. In fact, I will!
Top 5 Songs from a Movie:
1. The Shadow of Your Smile (The Sandpiper)
2. Ride Away (The Searchers)
3. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
5. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Play Misty for Me)
Top 5 Soundtracks:
1. Out of Africa
2. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
3. Doctor Zhivago
4. Gone with the Wind
5. The Tamarind Seed
Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:23 PM
i love the gershwins of course, i love every song they have ever written. i dont think i have ever come across a song of theirs i didnt like.
rosalie, my darling, rosalie dont decline
wow! how could you even make a top 5 list of favorite songs? i have so many cramed into my little head, it is hard to dig around to find my favorites....i love so many!!!! heehee! okay for your sake ill try......at the moment, itll probably change within a week or so:
1.You'll Never Know(harry warren)
2.Margie(b. davis, j. r. robinson, c. conrad)
3.Angel Eyes(e. brent, m. dennis)
4.The Most Beautiful Girl in the World( r. rodgers, l. hart) i could listen to stephen boyd singing this all day!!!
5.Gimme Gimme(j. tesori, d. scanlan)
6.Silent Movie(n. bedingfield, g. chambers) the hay stack song, it reminds me of Doomsday, the hay stack romantic scene. SIGHS!!!!
i have so many other songs in my head that i love though....we could always spend the whole thread telling each other all the songs we love......wait a minute, that might take a while. heehee!
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:24 PM
I love the Gershwins, of course! S'wonderful...s'marvelous...
And Sammy Cahn, who wrote so many standards---and Harry Warren!
My Top Five Favorite Songs of All Time (at the moment):
1. The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis Webster)*
2. Violets for Your Furs (Matt Dennis)*
3. The Lady is a Tramp (Rodgers/Hart)
4. The Best is Yet to Come (Cy Coleman)
5. Djinji (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
What are yours?
*The top two are interchangeable.
Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:24 PM
yes she is the best!!! my grandpapa still is fortunate! heehee!
ever since i had seen the Eddy Duchin Story at her house, and she saw that i was so fascintaed with it, she gave me one of his cassette tapes of his music that she had, and then i got some of his records and cds and stuff. i just love him!
i love when junie allyson sings "the young man with a horn" while harry james is playing along side her in Two Girls and a Sailor!!! i love his version of the "flight of the bumblebee". boy he can really swing it!! i remember the skinny little baritone! heehee!
Are you kidding? He was perfection. What about Harold Arlen? My favorite by him? "Blues in the Night." My mama done told me...a man is a two face...a worrisome thing who'll drive you to sing the blues....in the night."
yes my sentiments exactly april!! i love all harold arlen's music too! i have a recording of barbra streisand singing a song with harold arlen."blues in the night"!!!!!! oh my goodness! this is too good! i love that one!
how about the gershwins?
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