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Lantern Jack
03-08-2006, 11:31 AM
For me it's "Shadow On the Sun," by Audioslave. It's sort of this screaming, jazzy, noirish-moody, smoky type song I like to listen to while pumping iron. Quite conveniently, it's followed by four other songs I absolutely adore, which so seldom happens on a track: "I am the Highway," "Exploder," "Bring 'Em Back Alive" and "Hypnotize".

I Am the Highway

Pearls and swine bereft of me
Long and weary my road has been
I was lost in the cities
Alone in the hills
No sorrow or pity for leaving I feel

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky

Friends and liards don't wait for me
I'll get on ll by myself
I put millions of miles
Under my heels
And still too close to you
I feel

I am not your rolling wheels
I am the highway
I am not your carpet ride
I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind
I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon
I am the night

BlackCrowesChick
03-08-2006, 11:54 AM
I have a lot of them. I go through "phases" where there's something I'll listen to a lot. It'll be something that I always like, just I get into listening to it a lot more at times. Most of the phases happen often, over and over again, which is a good thing. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

Here are some:
New Kid in Town - Eagles
Best of my Love - Eagles
Johnny Can't Read - Don Henley
Dirty Laundry - Don Henley
Little Tin God - Don Henley
(Going through a Don Henley/Eagles phase now...see above, see quote, see location, see tag)
When I Come Around - Green Day
Minority - Green Day
This Boy - The Beatles
Nowhere Man - The Beatles
Revolution # 1 - The Beatles
Sometimes Salvation - Black Crowes

Optimus
03-08-2006, 12:03 PM
I have a lot, too.

Here are some:

Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
In Your Atmosphere - John Mayer
One More Hour - Ari Hest
Ghost - Howie Day
Into the Sun - Joseph Arthur
The Sky Is a Landfill - Jeff Buckley
What Will You Say - Jeff Buckley
They're On To Me - Ari Hest
She Says - Howie Day
Over My Head (Cable Car) - The Fray
Waiting for that Day - George Michael
Crush - Dave Matthews Band
So Much to Say - DMB

SC Harrison
03-08-2006, 04:43 PM
To name a few:

My Sweet Lord - George Harrison

Orange Crush - REM

Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters

Never There - Cake

Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

Isaac Stern's rendition of Bach's Symphony In D Minor/Vivace

Maryn
03-08-2006, 06:47 PM
Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.
Bruce Springsteen's Meeting Across the River and the next track, Jungleland
Procul Harem Whiter Shade of Pale
Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb
Anathema, Regret
Eric Clapton's Layla (not the acoustic version)
Copeland's Appalacian Spring
Annie Lennox Cold

Maryn, substantially cheerier than her musical tastes

Shadow_Ferret
03-08-2006, 07:12 PM
Sugar by the Archies :)

OK, I don't necessarily have any songs I listen to obsessively. I do have groups I listen to obsessively and generally I listen to the whole album when I put one on. (They're still called albums, right?)

Bands I listen to in their entirety because I'm obsessed about them:
Black Sabbath
Captain Beyond
Gentle Giant
Hawkwind
Rob Zombie
Journey's first 3 albums
Drain STH
Uriah Heep

trumancoyote
03-08-2006, 07:34 PM
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Ne Me Quitte Pas - Nina Simone
My Hair Looks Fierce - Amanda Lepore

Jaycinth
03-08-2006, 07:53 PM
Whenever I get in my moods I obsess on Linkin Park so I've been listening to 'Meteora' ( the whole cd) over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over .............

E_B
03-08-2006, 07:54 PM
I've had "Melissa" by the Allman Brothers stuck in my head for about five years.




E_B

Stew21
03-08-2006, 08:01 PM
Songs I need to hear on a regular basis to function:

American Girl - Tom Petty
I Got Loaded - Los Lobos
Whipping Post - Allman Bros.
Bellbottom Blues - Clapton
Jane Said (live) - Jane's Addiction
Own Worst Enemy - Lit
Roll With the Changes - REO
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers


and Frank Zappa's "The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life" double CD - at least once a month.
Jet's Cd Get Born - at least once a month.

PattiTheWicked
03-08-2006, 08:16 PM
Green Day's Basket Case.

Do you have the time
to listen to me whine
about nothing and everything
all I want?

Lantern Jack
03-08-2006, 09:10 PM
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Ne Me Quitte Pas - Nina Simone
My Hair Looks Fierce - Amanda Lepore

And I thought I had esoteric tastes.

You're the only person I know who's simple answers to simple questions require massive amounts of marginalia. Well, the only person other than me. But that's why we love you. And I'm using "we" in the British sense, meaning me. Does everybody in Britain have MPD? Explanation, sir:)

Perks
03-08-2006, 09:26 PM
Sweet The Sting by Tori Amos. When I'm in the mood for that song, I could listen to it seventy-two times in a row, I think.

Bleed by Anna Nalick

The Phantom of The Opera soundtrack

kathompson
03-08-2006, 09:35 PM
I have 2 CDs that get played over and over and over...

John Barry's Moviola
Green Day's American Idiot

The former is perfect music to write by, the latter is perfect music to go around driving topless with it blaring out of the car's speakers :)

threedogpeople
03-08-2006, 09:47 PM
I have very diverse tasts in music. Here are some of my favorites.

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Paula Cole - Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

Oh, you get me ready in your '56 Chevy
Why don't we go sit down in the shade?
Take shelter on my front porch
The dandelion, sun's scorching
Like a glass of cold lemonade
I will do the laundry, if you pay all the bills

1-Where is my John Wayne?
Where is my prairie son?
Where is my happy ending?
Where have all the cowboys gone?

Why don't you stay the evening
Kick back and watch the TV
And I'll fix a little something to eat
Oh, I know your bacak hurts from working on the tractor
How do you take your coffee, my sweet?
I will raise the children, if you pay all the bills
(rpt 1)

I am wearing my new dress tonight
But you don't, but you don't even notice me, ooh, ooh
Say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye

We finally sold the Chevy when we had another baby
And you took that job in Tennessee
You made friends at the farm
You joined them at the bar
Most every single day of the week

I will wash the dishes, while you go have a beer
(rpt 1)

Where is my honorable man?
Where is his shiny gun?
Where is my lonely ranger?
Where have all the cowboys gone?...

Yippy yi, yippy yay

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Eric Clapton - "Tears in Heaven"

Would you know my name if I saw you in Heaven?
Would you feel the same if I saw you in Heaven?
I must be strong and carry on,
'Cause I know I don't belong here in Heaven ......

Would you hold my hand if I saw you in Heaven?
Would you help me stand if I saw you in Heaven?
I'll find my way, through night and day,
'Cause I know I just can't stay here in Heaven .....

Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees.
Time can break your heart, have you begging .... please ...

Beyond the door, there's peace I'm sure.
And I know there'll be no more tears in Heaven .......

Would you know my name if I saw you in Heaven?
Would you feel the same if I saw you in Heaven?
I must be strong and carry on,
'Cause I know I don't belong here in Heaven .......

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Diana Krall - "The Look Of Love"

The look of love is in your eyes
A look your smile can't disguise
The look of love is saying so much more than just words could ever say
And what my heart has heard, well it takes my breath away

I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you
How long I have waited
Waited just to love you, now that I have found you

You've got the
Look of love, it's on your face
A look that time can't erase
Be mine tonight, let this be just the start of so many nights like this
Let's take a lover's vow and then seal it with a kiss

I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you
How long I have waited
Waited just to love you, now that I have found you
Don't ever go
Don't ever go


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I love my "Martinis With Mancini" CD, Vivaldi's Bassooon Concertos, and the Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach collaboration - "Painted from Memory".

rtilryarms
03-08-2006, 09:50 PM
They're coming to take me away ha ha
they're coming to take me away ho ho

And
By Reunion

B.B. Bumble and the Stingers
Mott the Hoople, Ray Charles Singers
Lonnie Mack and Twangin' Eddy
Here's my ring we're going steady
Take it easy, take me higher
Liar, liar house on fire
Locomotion, Poco passion
Deeper purple, "Satisfaction"
Baby, baby, gotta, gotta
Gimme, gimme, gettin' hotter
Sammy's cookin', Leslie's Gorey
Ritchie Valens end of story
Mahavishnu, Fujiyama
Kama Sutra, Rama Lama
Richard Perry, Spector Barry
Righteous, Archies, Nilsson Harry
Shimmy, Shimmy, Koko Boppin'
Fats is back and finger poppin'

Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
Gotta turn it up louder
So my DJ told me
Life is a rock but the radio rolled me
At the end of my rainbow
Lies a golden oldie


the original RAP song. And yes, i learned it all the way through.

Just to do it.

robeiae
03-08-2006, 10:00 PM
You people are weird.

Freebird
Green Grass and High Tides Forever
Can't You See
Amy
Dreams

and, of course Ramblin' Man:

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Tryin' to make a livin'
And doin' the best I can
And when it's time for leavin'
I hope you'll understand
That I was born a ramblin' man

Well my father was a gambler down in Georgia
But he wound up on the wrong end of a gun
And I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
Rollin' down highway 41

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can
And when it's time for leavin'
I hope you'll understand
That I was born a ramblin' man

I'm on my way to New Orleans this mornin'
Leavin' out of Nashville, Tennessee
They're always having a good time down on the bayou, Lord
Them Delta women think the world of me

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can
And when it's time for leavin'
I hope you'll understand
That I was born a ramblin' man

Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man

Rob :)

eldragon
03-08-2006, 10:10 PM
Where do you guys find the lyrics to songs? I mean, is their one website, or do you google each song?



In the past ten years, the only music I have become obsessive with has been:


Crash Test Dummies
Joan Osborne
My late brothers band
Sinead O'Connor
Seal
Alanis Morrisette

I still love to hear oldies from :
Guns N Roses


When I was half the age I am now, my obsessiveness was aimed at:
Whitesnake
Ozzy Osbourne
Yngwie Malmsteen


And since I watched "Walk the Line," some Johnny Cash songs have been re-running through my head over and over. I have had a fever and stomach flu, and Johnny's music doesn't help.

Optimus
03-09-2006, 01:05 AM
Green Day's Basket Case.

Do you have the time
to listen to me whine
about nothing and everything
all I want?

"All at once" not, "all I want," Patti.

:)

Maybe this should go in the misheard lyrics thread from a few weeks ago.

;)

Unique
03-09-2006, 01:33 AM
I only came in here to see what Opti would be obsessed over -

curses. foiled again.

rhymegirl
03-09-2006, 02:16 AM
So In To You by Atlanta Rhythm Section
Heart of Stone by Cher
Right Time of the Night by Jennifer Warnes

trumancoyote
03-09-2006, 03:12 AM
And I thought I had esoteric tastes.

You're the only person I know who's simple answers to simple questions require massive amounts of marginalia. Well, the only person other than me. But that's why we love you. And I'm using "we" in the British sense, meaning me. Does everybody in Britain have MPD? Explanation, sir:)

Hahahah. There's not much to explain.

Toccata et all appeals to my vampiric, megalomanic side, what with its "doodily-doodily doodily-doodily, BUM BUM BUM BUMMMM!

Then there's Ms Samone, with her scratchy French, singing the lines "Moi je t’offrirai/Des perles de pluie/Venues de pays/Ou il ne pleut pas" that make me shiver, feel empowered, and want to cry at once. I listen to that part of the song over and over, in fact -- 39 seconds into it, if you'd like to check it out yourself.

And then "My Hair Looks Fierce"... well, you can't beat a bitchy transexual when you're feeling sexy, which from time to time I do. Good song to get dressed to -- especially if you're going on a date, which I never am but think about.

Tada! Not too interesting, is it? Hahahah.

pconsidine
03-09-2006, 03:24 AM
The first movement of Scheherazade.
The Best of You by the Foo Fighters.
Ants Marching by Dave Matthews Band.
Something's Always Wrong by Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Sweet Child of Mine by Guns n Roses.

That's all I can think of right now.

Carole
03-09-2006, 03:43 AM
I've got two of them these days.

Static X - Dirthouse

and

Buckcherry - Crazy B**ch

They're just fun songs!

ChaosTitan
03-09-2006, 04:03 AM
Nickelback, Photograph and How You Remind Me
Simple Plan, Untitled
Anna Nalick, Breathe (2am)
James Blunt, You're Beautiful
Green Day, Wake Me Up When September Ends
Sheryl Crow, Good is Good
Eminem, Lose Yourself
Hoobastank, The Reason
Seether, Broken

I also tend to obsessively listen to the Band of Brothers score.

Serenity
03-09-2006, 04:19 AM
Hmmmm.... good question. If we're talking life-long obsessive listening, then there are only a few. These are songs I will stop and listen to no matter *what* I'm doing.


Paint It Black- Rolling Stones
Seven Bridges Road- Eagles
Hotel California- Eagles
In Your Eyes- Peter Gabriel
Any Crosby, Stills and Nash song, though particularly Southern Cross

Lately:

Broken- Seether f. Amy Lee
Jesus Walks- Kanye West
and Right Here by Staind (although I can see this being moved to the above portion of the list. :Guitar:

robeiae
03-09-2006, 05:13 AM
Seven Bridges Road- Eagles
Hotel California- Eagles
In Your Eyes- Peter Gabriel
Any Crosby, Stills and Nash song, though particularly Southern Cross

Ooooo...all are on my primary playlist of 32 songs (along with Solsbury Hill by Gabriel and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Helpless, and Carry On/Questions by CSN&Y).

Impressive!

Rob :)

rhymegirl
03-09-2006, 05:15 AM
I just bought The Eagles 2-disc collection of their hits! Great songs!

William Haskins
03-09-2006, 05:27 AM
"alone again, or..." by the damned
"henry lee" by nick cave and pj harvey
"so what" by ministry
"vincent" by don mclean
"hell is around the corner" by portishead w/ tricky

Carole
03-09-2006, 05:43 AM
You people are weird.

Freebird
You're trying to make me go insane, aren't you?
Green Grass and High Tides Forever
Can't You See
Much better :)

Amy
One of my all time favorites

Carole
03-09-2006, 05:44 AM
"so what" by ministry

Excellent! (But it would only be like thee or four words long after being edited for content, right? ~laughing!~)

Eveningsdawn
03-09-2006, 06:56 AM
Since You Been Gone
Drangosta Din Tei
my entire Dresden Dolls CD
anything by GBS

poetinahat
03-09-2006, 07:15 AM
[One for My Baby and] One More for the Road - Frank Sinatra w/Count Basie, live at the Sands
Exodus - Bob Marley & the Wailers
Love Song & Smash It Up - The Damned
In A Silent Way/It's About That Time - Miles Davis
Volvieron - Los Mocosos
Cumberland Blues, Easy Wind, Shakedown Street - Grateful Dead
Dub 56, Devil with a .45 - The Toasters
On My Radio - The Selecter
A Message to You Rudi - The Specials
Echo Beach - Martha & the Muffins
Ten Commandments - Prince Buster
I Can't Wait - Hepcat
Claire de Lune - Claude Debussy
Sweatloaf - Butthole Surfers
Central Park - John Coltrane
Fashion, Station to Station, The Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud - David Bowie
Everything by...
- English Beat
- Minutemen
- Richard Hell

SC Harrison
03-09-2006, 07:21 AM
Can't rememnber any of the titles, but, if you get a chance, check out the new Broadcast. Mesmerizing.

September skies
03-09-2006, 07:43 AM
Proud Mary - Creedance Clearwater Revival
Reasons - Earth Wind and Fire
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

Best of Carol King CD
Best of Bread CD
Flashdance CD

Currently playing: Carol King's You're So Vain
You walked into the party, like you were walking onto a yacht....

Carole
03-09-2006, 07:54 AM
Currently playing: Carol King's You're So Vain
You walked into the party, like you were walking onto a yacht....
I thought that was Carly Simon...Did Carole King do it, too?

kristie911
03-09-2006, 08:44 AM
The song I listen to obsessively is:

Cowboy by Kid Rock

Other songs come and go...some of my current favorites:

Dirty Little Secret by the All American Rejects (actually their entire CD)
Sugar We're Going Down by Fall Out Boy
Crash by Gwen Stefani

DamaNegra
03-09-2006, 08:45 AM
Over the Hills and Far Away - Nightwish
The Kinslayer - Nightwish
Beauty and the Beast - Nightwish
Dama Negra - Mago de Oz
Hasta Que Tu Muerte Nos Separe - Mago de Oz
Desde Mi Cielo - Mago de Oz
En Nombre de Dios - Mago de Oz
Never Forgotten Heroes - Rhapsody
Tell Me - Goldfinger
Tallulah - Sonata Arctica
Shy - Sonata Arctica
Wolf and Raven - Sonata Arctica
Roll On - Living End
Minority - Green Day
In Perfect Harmony - Within Temptation
Phantom Agony - Epica
Cry for the Moon - Epica
Hold On - Good Charlotte
Ban The Tube Top - Reel Big Fish
Dateless Losers - Reel Big Fish
Amoeba - forgot who

Ok, I'm a little obsessive.

Lantern Jack
03-09-2006, 09:39 AM
Hahahah. There's not much to explain.

Toccata et all appeals to my vampiric, megalomanic side, what with its "doodily-doodily doodily-doodily, BUM BUM BUM BUMMMM!

Then there's Ms Samone, with her scratchy French, singing the lines "Moi je t’offrirai/Des perles de pluie/Venues de pays/Ou il ne pleut pas" that make me shiver, feel empowered, and want to cry at once. I listen to that part of the song over and over, in fact -- 39 seconds into it, if you'd like to check it out yourself.

And then "My Hair Looks Fierce"... well, you can't beat a bitchy transexual when you're feeling sexy, which from time to time I do. Good song to get dressed to -- especially if you're going on a date, which I never am but think about.

Tada! Not too interesting, is it? Hahahah.


Pardon my lack of clarity. What I meant to say was, I have absolutely no idea who these people are. [bunches shoulders in a clueless shrug]

Prosthetic Foreheads
03-09-2006, 10:20 AM
I can't listen to anything over and over but here are some recent (not necessarily recent music) favorites:

Ho-Hum: Somebody Told Me; The Ax; My Horse Likes to Run
(Okay, the entire Ho-Hum catalogue, possibly the greatest
band still making music. Believe it.)
The Tomorrowpeople: Youth in Orbit; Shiny Mutation
Captain Audio: Explode; Lemon
Tripping Daisy: Bandaids For Hire; Sonic Bloom
Modest Mouse: Here It Comes; Breakthrough
(M.M. gives Ho-Hum a run for its money)
Mates of State: Invitation Inn; Goods; Starman (Bowie cover)
Menomena: Rose; Monkey's Back
UFOFU: Legendary Microwave (duh); King of Sex
Digable Planets: The May 4th Movement Starring Doodlebug; Black Ego
The Rentals: The Man With Two Brains; Friends of P
Guided By Voices: The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory

I could go on....

samgail
03-09-2006, 11:51 AM
dude by beenie man
your love by the outfield
brave and crazy by melissa etheridge
crash and burn by sheryl crow
it had to be you by harry connick jr.
the jumpoff by lil' kim
you should have known better by monica

pconsidine
03-09-2006, 07:16 PM
Hotel California- Eagles After listening to a Japanese engineering student play the guitar solo over and over for two solid weeks in 1992, just the opening three notes of this one will reduce me to mumbling shivers in a heartbeat.

*cringe*

Celia Cyanide
03-09-2006, 07:24 PM
Mr Brightside--The Killers

The Rotting Strip--Crooked Fingers

Gorillaz on My Mind--Gorillaz & Redman

A Band of Gold--Afghan Wigs

If I Was President--Wycleff Jean

Low Down Dirty--Eminem

too many others to list!

Shadow_Ferret
03-10-2006, 11:39 PM
I just thought of two songs I never grow tired of.


Glen Miller's "In the Mood"

and Pachebel's Canon in D.

VictoriaE
03-12-2006, 08:43 PM
For the past month or so, I've been addicted to Fall Out Boy's "Dance, Dance"

She says she's no good with words but I'm worse
Barely stuttered out
"A joke of a romantic" or stuck to my tongue
Weighed down with words too over-dramatic
Tonight it's "it can't get much worse"
Vs. "no one should ever feel like.."

I'm two quarters and a heart down
And I don't want to forget how your voice sounds
These words are all I have so I'll write them
So you need them just to get by

Dance, Dance
We're falling apart to half time
Dance, Dance
And these are the lives you'd love to lead
Dance, this is the way they'd love
If they knew how misery loved me

You always fold just before you're found out
Drink up its last call
Last resort
But only the first mistake and I...

I'm two quarters and a heart down
And I don't want to forget how your voice sounds
These words are all I have so I'll write them
So you need them just to get by

Why don't you show me the little bit of spine
You've been saving for his mattress, love

Dance, Dance
We're falling apart to half time
Dance, Dance
And these are the lives you'd love to lead
Dance, this is the way they'd love
If they knew how misery loved me

Why don't you show me the little bit of spine
You've been saving for his mattress (mattress, mattress)
I only want sympathy in the form of you crawling into bed with me

Dance, Dance
We're falling apart to half time
Dance, Dance
And these are the lives you'd love to lead

Dance this is the way they'd love (way they'd love)
Dance this is the way they'd love (way they'd love)
Dance this is the way they'd love
If they knew how misery loved me

Dance, Dance
Dance, Dance
Dance, Dance
Dance, Dance

OneTeam OneDream
03-12-2006, 09:03 PM
[One for My Baby and] One More for the Road - Frank Sinatra w/Count Basie, live at the Sands




No wonder we get along so well.