Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A Bit of Fun - It's going to be a long one

When visiting Simone's blog the other day, she had a post re a Album of Me challenge she's participating in. One of the challenges was to put together a listing of what would be on your 'Ultimate Mix Tape'. Now, apart from stamping and my horse (and now my child), one of my other obsessions is music. A couple of Christmases ago, we decided to splurge and get the biggest & bestest IPOD we could to put all our, well OK, all my music on, LOL. I still haven't loaded everything yet - it doesn't take that long but it's time consuming, IYKWIM, it's on my ever growing list of things to do.
So to cut a long story shorter, I've decided to start of book of me too! My SU order will be going in tomorrow to get my Art Journal - hey, I may as well promote my business at the same time. My IPOD (yes, I've claimed it) has nearly 3,000 songs & counting, so I decided to limit my ultimate mix to 10% of that. I figured that my handwriting would look absolutely crap after writing all of them out, so I exported them out of ITunes and I'm going to print and cut them up, ransom note style for my page. I love reading about other people's favourite songs so I thought I'd share mine with you! Now I give you fair warning before going any further, Jarrod thinks I have questionable taste when it comes to music and also thinks that I have songs on the IPOD that no one else has ever heard of.

Here's my list, I tried to pick just my favourite song from each artist, but in some cases it was just too hard. I also grew up in the disco era, hence the disco songs and I also used to hit the clubs pretty hard in my early - mid 20's (I so miss this), which accounts for the dance floor anthems. I'd love to hear your comments - BE NICE. Oh, by the way, there's a story behind why I've selected each and every one of these songs too - I will elaborate if anyone's interested in any in particular

Voulez-Vous - ABBA
Tears Are Not Enough- ABC
Antmusic (Album Version) - Adam & The Ants
Killer - Adamski
Warning! - Adeva
Dirty Cash (Todd Terry Radio Mix) - Adventures Of Stevie V Featuring Nazlyn
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Mr Damage - The Angels
Wish I Didn't Miss You - Angie Stone
Obsession - Animotion
Paranomia (Max Headroom) - Art of Noise
Found A Cure - Ashford & Simpson
Bang Bang (Shot You Down) - Audio Bullys
Lakeside - Australian Crawl
Since I Left You - The Avalanches
Give Me Back My Man - The B-52's
Private Idaho - The B-52's
Summer Of Love - The B-52's
Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland - The B-52's
Isn't It Time - The Babys
Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara
Robert De Niro's Waiting - Bananarama
Romeo - Basement Jaxx
Rok Da House - The Beatmasters
You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
Sex (I'm a...) - Extended Version - Berlin
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
The Globe - Big Audio Dynamite
Breakaway - Big Pig
Sweet Sixteen - Billy Idol
Playing With Knives - Bizarre Inc.
Ride on Time - Black Box
Shut Up - The Black Eyed Peas
Rapture - Blondie
Atomic - Blondie
Jackie - Blue Zone
Ebony Eyes - Bob Welch
Daddy Cool - Boney M
More Than A Feeling - Boston
Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat
Such A Good Feeling (Inspirational Delight Mix) - Brothers In Rhythm
Stomp - Brothers Johnson
The Bomb Kenny Dope Gonalez Presents... - The Bucketheads
Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
Jesse - Carly Simon
I Feel For You - Chaka Chan
Out Of Control - The Chemical Brothers
Le Freak - Chic
He's My Number One - Christie Allen
Almost With You - The Church
Rock The Casbah - The Clash
Doctorin' The House (Feat Yazz And The Plastic Population) - Coldcut
Fascinated - Company B
Round Here - Counting Crows
Time To Party - Craig David
She Sells Sanctuary -The Cult
Miss Me Blind - Culture Club
Why Can't I Be You? - The Cure
Baby, Do You Feel Me? - Danny Tenaglia
Turn Me On - Danny Tenaglia
Golden Years - David Bowie
China Girl - David Bowie
Needin U - David Morales
My Heart Goes Bang - Dead Or Alive
Deeper Water - Deadstar
Get The Balance Right - Depeche Mode
Behind The Wheel - Depeche Mode
Nasty Girl - Destiny's Child
Beautiful World - Devo
Hunter - Dido
Boys in Town -Divinyls
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) - Donna Summer
Planet Earth - Duran Duran
I Can't Tell You Why - The Eagles
Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind & Fire
Tender Years - Eddie & The Cruisers
Getting Away With It - Electronic
Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello
What's It Gonna Be - En Vogue
Who Needs Love (Like That) - Erasure
Saving Myself - Eria Fachin
I Can't Stand The Rain - Eruption
Don't Ask Me Why - Eurythmics
Kiss You All Over - Exile
Insomnia - Faithless
One Step Too Far feat.Dido - Faithless
Chinese Eyes - Fancy
Slice Me Nice - Fancy
Love Can't Turn Around (Featuring Darryl Pandy) - Farley Jackmaster Funk & Darryl Pandy
Johnny Come Home - Fine Young Cannibals
So Long - Fischer Z
One Thing Leads To Another - The Fixx
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock Of Seagulls
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Breakout - Foo Fighters
Aurora - Foo Fighters
Urgent - Foreigner
S-S-S-Single Bed - Fox
Rich In Paradise -FPI Project
Baby Wants To Ride - Frankie Knuckles
IOU (Original) - Freez
Sounds of Then (This is Australia) - GANGgajang
Vow - Garbage
Outside - George Michael
Salsoul Nugget (If U Wanna) - Girl Next Door
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
We Got The Beat (Single Mix) - Go-Go's
Pull Up To The Bumper - Grace Jones
The Message - Grand Master Flash
White Lines - Grandmaster Flash
Superstylin' - Groove Armada
Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent - Gwen Guthrie
Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
Love Plus One - Haircut 100
Out Of Touch - Hall & Oates
Searchin' - Hazell Dean
Magic Man - Heart
Temptation (Original Version) - Heaven 17
Malibu - Hole
Love Action (I Believe In Love) - The Human League
Walls - Icehouse
Candy - Iggy Pop
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (12" Mix) - Indeep
Good Life - Inner City
Big Fun (Original 12'' Mix) - Inner City
To Look At You - INXS
Fame - Irene Cara
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Soul Education - Jamiroquai
What Have You Done For Me Lately - Janet Jackson
When I Think Of You - Janet Jackson
Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
Real Thing - Jellybean
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Looking For A New Love - Jody Watley
The Floor - Johnny Gill
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
I'm Your Boogie Man - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Constant Craving - k.d. lang
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo
Gold Digger - Kanye West & Jamie Foxx
Let Me Love You For Tonight - Kariya
Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
Babooshka - Kate Bush
Strings Of Life (Stronger On My Own) (Full Length Vocal) - Kathy Brown, Soul Central
Hey Hey Guy (Extended Mix) - Ken Lazlo
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
View From A Bridge - Kim Wilde
My Sharona - The Knack
She's Fresh - Kool & The Gang
Hungry - Kosheen
The Breaks - Kurtis Blow
Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Better The Devil You Know - Kylie Minogue
Confide In Me - Kylie Minogue
Lady Marmalade - Labelle
Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside
French Kiss - Lil'Louis & The World
Running With the Night - Lionel Richie
Stay (I Missed You) - Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
People Hold On (feat. Coldcut) - Lisa Stansfield
All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Popmuzik - M
Don't Call Me Baby (Original Mix - Edit) - Madison Avenue
Our House - Madness
Deeper And Deeper - Madonna
Rescue Me - Madonna
Causing A Commotion - Madonna
Buffalo Gals - Malcolm Mclaren
Double Dutch - Malcolm Mclaren
Madam Butterfly - Malcolm McLaren
If You Tolerate This - Manic Street Preachers
Got To Have Your Love - Mantronix
Echo Beach - Martha And The Muffins
Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Read About It - Midnight Oil
US Forces - Midnight Oil
Midas Touch - Midnight Star
Go - Moby
I'll Melt With You - Modern English
Total Control (Single Version) - The Motels
60 Miles An Hour - New Order
Temptation - New Order
Thieves Like Us - New Order
The Perfect Kiss - New Order
Sub-Culture - New Order
World In Motion - New Order
Enola Gay - OMD
Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
Born To Be Alive (Extended Version) - Patrick Hernandez
Because The Night - Patty Smyth
Love Comes Quickly - Pet Shop Boys
Heart - Pet Shop Boys
My Happiness - Powderfinger
Talk Of The Town - The Pretenders
Controversy - Prince
Erotic City - Prince
Baby, I'm A Star - Prince
Baby It's You - Promises
Dr. Mabuse - Propaganda
Love My Way - Psychadelic Furs
Creep - Radiohead
Break 4 Love - Raze
Strings Of Life [Piano Mix] - Rhythim Is Rhythim
You Used To Salsa [12"] - Richie Rich's Salsa House Feat. Ralphi Rosario
Superfreak - Rick James
I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Johnny & Mary - Robert Palmer
Uprock - Rock Steady Crew
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Everybody's Free - Rozalla
Theme From S Express (Overture) - S'Express
Stop - Sam Brown
Emotion - Samantha Sang
Comfortably Numb - Scissor Sisters
Stay - Shakespears Sister
He's A Dream - Shandi (from Flashdance soundtrack)
Let The Music Play - Shannon
Barbarism Begins At Home - The Smiths
This Charming Man - The Smiths
How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths
Panic - The Smiths
Ask - The Smiths
You Got The Love - Source Feat. Candi Staton (played on the closing credits for the final episode of Sex In The City)
Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) - Spandau Ballet
Cool for Cats - Squeeze
Edge Of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Promised Land - The Style Council
Rapper's Delight (Old School Mix) - Sugarhill Gang
Alone With You Tonight - Sunny Boys
Perfect Motion - Sunscreem
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester
It's My Life - Talk Talk
Girlfriend Is Better - Talking Heads
Do you want it right now - Taylor Dayne
Change - Tears For Fears
Pump Up The Jam - Technotronic
Lovergirl - Teena Marie
Dance Little Lady Dance - Tina Charles
Weekend - Todd Terry Project
Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
Mickey - Toni Basil
Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos
Living on Video - Trans X
Two Hearts Beat As One - U2
Sister Havanna - Urge Overkill
Seether - Veruca Salt
Macho Man - Village People
Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes
Fade To Grey - Visage
Here Comes September - Waikiki
It's Raining Men - Weather Girls
Wham Rap - Wham!
If I Told You That - Whitney Houston & George Michael
Teardrops - Womack & Womack
Senses Working Overtime - XTC
If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
Hey Mr DJ - Zhane
Touch Me - 49ers
Pacific 707 - 808 State

Congratulations if you made it all the way to the end! I'll try and publish this on ITunes as an IMix so you can have a listen for your self. Failing that, I can always burn you an Ultimate Mix CD of your very own.

Will have some crafty projects to post in the next few days - just need to get photos taken

Also, a big thank you for all the lovely, supporting comments I received about my last post - it's greatly appreaciated. THANK YOU ALL!


SpAzzGiRL said...

Girl, we could totally hang, love the list! I am totally obsessive about The Smiths, they are one of my favs.
Can't wait to see your journal, I am loving the challenges although I am about a week behind. lol

Gail Kirby said...

OMG! Melt the World by Modern Romance!!!! My all time fave film is Valley Girl and I am SO getting that on DVD when/if it's released! Nicholas Cage's debut film. I had only ever heard the song on the film and then last year for my birthday my brother made up some "mixes" for me and he didn't write what was on, just let it be a surprise and that was on it! There was also Rock Lobster by the B52's but that is a memory from my 21st that I try to forget lol!
I bought Countdown the Wonder Years 2 on DVD a couple of weeks ago with 70s and 80's bands when they played on Countdown. I am an 80's tragic lol! It has even got Bananarama singing/miming Robert de Niro's waiting. Love Bananarama I had the hair and the clothes and now my daughter (Siobhan) is named after one of them lol! (not really, I had always liked the name)
Anyway, I loved your list - and I had heard of most of them!
Gail x