Here's a fun thing that I found at Mitch Mitchell's I'm Just Sharing..., You may even want to do this one at your own blog since it's an entertaining good time. Mitch says that for him "it started with this guy Lamarr Wilson who mentioned that he saw a Tumblr post of someone (he mentions the guy but didn’t link to it) who had 30 questions on music and that he wanted to answer some of them for his video post. He tackled 10 of them, doing a bit of performing for each of them as well. There's also a video of a lady named Tomeka Haywood who did a video response to Lamarr’s video."
In my list I've included links to the songs. Click on the song title if you want to hear the song. Of course it would probably take a couple hours to listen to them all, but you didn't have anything else to do did you? If you do your own list, be sure to let me know so I can come to check it out.
1: A song you like with a color in the title "Green Eyed Lady" by Sugarloaf
2: A song you like with a number in the title "99 1/2 (Won't Do)" CCR version is my favorite.
3: A song that reminds you of summertime "Summer in the City" Lovin' Spoonful
4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about There's no one in my life history that I want to forget about, but there are people who have left me with negative feelings. A song that I might relate to this is "Hold Me Now" by the Thompson Twins
5: A song that needs to be played LOUD Anything by Led Zeppelin. I'll go with "Dancing Days"
6: A song that makes you want to dance You'll probably never find me doing it, but I love those big choreographed productions of Michael Jackson's "Thriller". There must be hundreds of these flash mob videos on YouTube. I've linked to one that was done by a dance academy in New Orleans.
7: A song to drive to "Radar Love" by Golden Earring
8: A song about drugs or alcohol "Pills Blues" The Rockets (the group that later became Neil Young's back-up group Crazy Horse).
9: A song that makes you happy "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys
10: A song that makes you sad "When I Fall in Love" The version I've linked to is the wistful rendition done by Nat King Cole. It's a beautiful romantic song, but it makes me kind of sad. The expectations we have about love are often idealized and don't turn out like we dreamed about in another time.
11: A song that you never get tired of I'm a big fan of Neil Young's music. I've yet to tire of hearing "Cinnamon Girl".
12: A song from your preteen years "The Wayward Wind" by Gogi Grant.
13: One of your favorite 80’s songs Parachute Club - "Sexual Intelligence" (1985)
14: A song that you would love played at your wedding "A Rover Reformed/A Fine Companion" Traditional English fiddle tunes. Actually this was played as the processional entrance of the bride and wedding party at my second marriage. It was played by two of my friends on guitar accompanying me on the fiddle. The clip is not us playing, but it sounds very much how we sounded. Yes, I played at my own wedding.
15: A song that is a cover by another artist Before I understood who Bob Dylan was I started hearing his songs covered by other artists. I especially liked Johnny Cash's version of "It Ain't Me Babe". Be sure to see the announcement at the end of this post about The Battle of the Bands!
16: One of your favorite classical songs "Je Crois Entendre Encore" by Georges Bizet from his opera "The Pearl Fishers". In the clip I've linked to the song is beautifully performed by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. This gives me chills every time I hear it.
17: A song that you would sing a duet with on karaoke Not sure this would happen again, but actually I did sing "Rocky Top" with my sisters at a party once. Sometimes strange things happen. The clip I've included is by the bluegrass group The Osborne Brothers who had a hit with the song back in the 60's.
18: A song from the year that you were born (1951) "Tennessee Waltz" Patti Page. I was born in Ohio, but after settling in East Tennessee during my high school years I've always considered that state my home. I still do even though I currently live in Los Angeles.
19: A song that makes you think about life "In My Life" by The Beatles.
20: A song that has many meanings to you "Como Te Extraño Mi Amor" I guess I'd have to look up the lyrics to recall exactly what they mean, but the song itself represents a period of transition, a span of changing outlook, and a recording I enjoy hearing.
21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Still, and Nash.
22: A song that moves you forward "You'll Never Walk Alone" from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, performed in this clip by the 60's group Gerry and the Pacemakers.
23: A song that you think everybody should listen to "What About the Bond?" by Bruce Cockburn should especially be listened to by anyone contemplating marriage or divorce.
24: A song by a band you wish were still together The New York Rock and Roll Ensemble was an eclectic band that had infinite possibilities. They combined mostly rock and classical but had the potential for creating so much more. They were musicians of high caliber. Here's a clip of them performing "Gravedigger".
25: A song by an artist no longer living Jim Morrison of the Doors performing Kurt Weill's "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)"
26: A song that makes you want to fall in love "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. Wow! How cool could a song be?
27: A song that breaks your heart "Cry Me a River" Julie London (or anyone except Joe Cocker who makes me cry for other reasons).
28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love Greg X Volz singing Aerosmith's "Dream On"
29: A song that you remember from your childhood "The Face from Outer Space" Jeff Barry --I used to love silly novelty songs. I still remember seeing this performed on some TV variety show.
30: A song that reminds you of yourself "On The Road Again" Willie Nelson. Yeah, I can relate to this song for sure.
And now it's your turn if you'd like to play along...