Friday, March 19, 2010

My blog, my music

My first blog has to be about music. I love anything that has soul (mind you, not sole!) in it. Here is a list of my top 5 fav songs. If you are on the lookout for some pretty good songs to add to your playlist, I'm glad to give you mine...

So here goes..

1. Chris de Burgh

The lady in red

A true classic. Released in 1986 in the album "Into the light," it was the #1 in 25 countries. With his true blue voice, this Argentenian-British-Irish guy made heads turn with this song. It was rated as his career best and raked in enough money to keep him rich throughout his life time.

It's said to be based on his first wife, Diane. But once backstage, Princess Diana had complimented him mistaking the song was about her, as she was known to be fond of wearing red. Devoid of flaws, it's a simple romantic song full of rhythm.


Dancing queen.

It was the biggest hit single of ABBA. With crisp and clear lyrics, it had breath-taking vocals by Agnetha Faltskog and Anni Frid Lyngstad. It's said that Lyngstad cried while listening and said "I found the song so beautiful".

Being a fan of all the good ol' songs of the 1970's, ABBA is definitely my favourite band. It's hard to find a favourite among all the golden songs of this Swedish band.

An enticing song, it reflects the hip & happening mood of the people during that period

3. The Mamas and the Papas

California dreamin'

The band got its first hit with this song. It was released in 1965 in the album "If you can believe your eyes and ears" and was written by John and Michelle Phillips. The band had quite a few hits but was termed nowhere near the Beatles who were ruling the roost that time. It tries a genre known as "Sunshine pop." Just hear the guitar piece and you are hooked! The song is said to have encouraged many people to move into California. I really wish it were more than just 2 minutes.

4. Ace of base

The Sign

When Ace of base made its debut, they were termed as Abba-wannabes. "The Sign" was their first album. The title track was their biggest hit though another song "All that she wants" topped the US charts. Though they produced the most popular album of the 1990's, Ace of Base fizzled out fast, leaving just the memory of the monster selling album. "The Sign" is a fun, meaningful track which has a lot of life in it with sisters Linn and Jenny doing the vocals. The song is one of the best of the decade.

5. Shania Twain

You're still the one.

With her great looks and soulful voice, she has made a mark for herself. This song's in the album "Come on over" released in 1993.

Her voice blends easily with the music leaving the listeners enthralled. One can note the vibration in her voice gives a magical feeling to her songs. The tune is thoroughly hummable and it is exciting the way it is.

Those that almost made it

The cranberries: Linger

The bangles: Eternal flame

98°: I do (cherish)

Shakira: Hips don't lie

The beautiful south: Dream a little dream

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