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01 December 2010

What three songs are you enjoying more than any others right now? My Secret Quonsar at MeFi asked me this question and I think it's a great one. I'm stumped and need to think about it. You?
24 Hours from Tulsa -- Gene Pitney
Little Respect -- Erasure
I don't have a third one.
posted by JanetLand 01 December | 11:53
Feist on Sesame Street.

What?
posted by gaspode 01 December | 11:54
Gimme Shelter - Stones
To be with you again - Level 42
A night like this - Caro Emerald
posted by msali 01 December | 11:59
Cherry Blossom Girl - Air
Let me Roll it - McCartney & Wings
Starting Over - Lennon
posted by chewatadistance 01 December | 12:05
Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba
I bet you look good on the dance floor - Arctic Monkeys
You Don't Have to Be a Scientist to Do Experiments on Your Own Heart - Jeffrey Lewis

It's that type of day where music is like medicine.
posted by jessamyn 01 December | 12:06
I finally said

By the Mark, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings*
Hard Times Come Again No More, by Kate & Anna McGarrigle and Rufus Wainwright, from the elusive TransAtlantic Sessions, and
Cinderella by Langhorne Slim

*I think this version is played too fast, but hey, Ricky Skaggs. Also, the only studio versions with videos contain creepy save-your-soul user-made imagery.
posted by Miko 01 December | 12:08
Oh chewie, I LOVE "Starting Over!" An all-time fave.
posted by Miko 01 December | 12:09
I was all jazzed to link to "Dog Days Are Over" - Florence + The Machine, and Google told me it was on "Glee" and now I'm afraid it's tarnished for me and I won't enjoy it as much anymore.

The previously linked Cee-Lo Green's "F--K You"

Heard a new Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on the radio yesterday, but can't find a link or news about a release, so maybe it was old. I hope it's new and I get to hear it lots, though.
posted by rainbaby 01 December | 12:14
Ubi Caritas by Connie Dover because I just discovered it and it is gorgeous.
The Mummer's Dance by Loreena McKennitt because it surfaced on my Ipod shuffle setting and I got re-obsessed with it.
And I can't seem to shake my longstanding desire to listen over and over again to Mountains o' Things by the Duhks.
posted by bearwife 01 December | 12:29
I, too, am stumped, but I am THRILLED at jessamyn's selection of Pata Pata! I posted about that back when Miriam Makeba (sadly) passed away. Love. Her. "Starting Over" is also a fantastic song.

I keep thinking about songs that I want to put into my wedding but don't know where they would go. So:
Something Good from the Sound of Music (oh, how I just love you, Julie Andrews! you're totally invited!)
Heaven (cover by Buffalo Tom). It's very meaningful for my partner... because it came from a friend's funeral. But I think he feels like I do: that it's about deep feeling, and how the sad goes with the joyful, and life is just like that.

Also, I was very happy to hear someone mention Father Christmas (note: ridiculous German antics from 1977) by the Kinks on the radio this morning. Unfortunately, that didn't extend to actually playing it :(

I'm pretty much all about anything that isn't that damn Train song. I disliked them well before it started popping up everywhere. They wouldn't know a "soul sister" if she waggled her healthy bum right in their faces.
posted by Madamina 01 December | 12:42
Christmas Tree- Lady Gaga. Filthiest Christmas song ever.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 01 December | 12:47
Thirding Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba - I was on a tiny little island somewhere off the coast in Brazil when I heard it booming outside of a coffee stand and saw several people spontaneously get up and start dancing to it. I play it non-stop.

Quando Quando, the Fergie version from the movie Nine. I was shopping at Old Navy when I first heard it. Went home, googled the lyrics, and was mortified to see it was Fergie, but it was way too catchy not to listen to.

Cee-Lo Green's "F--K You" - oh Glee, what have you done to me?
posted by heyallie 01 December | 13:03
Take to the Sky by Tori Amos
The Man Upstairs by Voltaire

And oh, how I'm dithering now over the third one. Hrm. Jump in the Line by Harry Belafonte.
posted by lriG.rorriM 01 December | 13:03
Pata Pata is great!
posted by Miko 01 December | 13:06
I'll have about half of y'alls' songs happily rebounding in my head all day. (Gaspode, I'm rocking on that Feist Sesame Street song lately, too --- and I don't have the excuse of a child in the house!)

my three:
Hallelujah, the John Cale version
a perennial favorite, Bear Necessities!
and last night we re-watched Mystery Men, and I kept non-ironically grooving on all the ironic disco themes heralding the Disco Boys' entrances. I can't pick just one, though.
posted by Elsa 01 December | 13:15
Ooh, good question.

Number one is definitely Satellite by Guster. This has been stuck in my head for weeks.

Also stuck in my head is Runaway by Kanye West (in some ways a really beautiful song).

Hmm, the third is probably We Used to Be Friends by The Dandy Warhols.
posted by amro 01 December | 13:28
(Runaway is NSFW!)
posted by amro 01 December | 13:29
After The Storm by Mumford and Sons
Misguided Ghosts by Paramore
The Best of Times by Sage Francis.
posted by apoch 01 December | 13:31
Oh Elsa, yes yes to Hallelujah, though I love KD Lang version. It has been in my head since I saw the thread on the Blue today. I am also thinking about Susanne, another all time favorite of mine by Cohen.
posted by bearwife 01 December | 13:38
1.) I Was Zapped by the Lucky Super Rainbow by The Flaming Lips.
2.) Happy Hour by The Housemartins.
3.) Disco 2000 by Pulp. I couldn't find the official video, so I selected a live version instead. I prefer the album version, but this one shows Jarvis dancing and that's just priceless, IMO.
posted by Luminous Phenomena 01 December | 14:06
Stereolab, "Mass Riff" (I've been playing this in the car while driving really fast, lately)

Blank Dogs, "Northern Islands"

Bear in Heaven, "Lovesick Teenagers"
posted by BoringPostcards 01 December | 14:13
Stylo and Empire Ants by Gorillaz. Chemtrails by Beck.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 01 December | 14:26
HA! The Bear Necessities! What a random, yet wonderful choice!

Seasons of Love from RENT. It's in some commercial now, which is why it's at the forefront of my mind, but I've always loved the song. The entire soundtrack even.

Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

I can't think of a third right now. I've mostly been listening to a mix of the new Girl Talk album and Christmas music.
posted by youngergirl44 01 December | 14:28
I can't wait to listen to some of these later.
posted by amro 01 December | 14:34
Here's Eliza Gilkyson (one of my favorite singers) doing Bare Necessities, which her father wrote.
posted by mudpuppie 01 December | 14:40
HA! The Bear Necessities! What a random, yet wonderful choice!

I big-puffy-pink-heart-love "The Jungle Book"!

In this week's newsletter of movie reviews & releases, The Fella noted that this week, Cool Local Videostore got a documentary on The Sherman Brothers. He was not prepared for me to shriek, "AAAAAAAH, THE SHERMAN BROTHERS!" upon reading that, or for me to ramble on about "The Jungle Book" or to burst out singing "Bear Necessities" in the middle of our errands.
posted by Elsa 01 December | 14:47
Oh, and thanks for the correct composer, mudpuppie --- I've always credited The Sherman Bros because they helmed the project, but it's good to know who wrote the darned thing!
posted by Elsa 01 December | 14:51
Eliza Gilkyson's father wrote Bear Necessities? That's amazing!
posted by Miko 01 December | 15:04
Yep. He also wrote this one.
posted by mudpuppie 01 December | 15:06
B-52s - Girl From Ipanema Goes to Greenland

Billy Squier - In the Dark (though I'm currently digging on a bunch of other Squier, too, that's my fave)

And Holocaust - The Small Hours
One of my fave lyrics of all time is in this song:
You cannot touch me. You would not dare.
I am the chill that's in the air.
Sooooo much menace, I just want to hug it. Like a plush Cthulhu. (:
posted by Eideteker 01 December | 15:25
According to my iPod plays counter:

Culling of the Fold - Decemberists
Connection - Rolling Stones
Going Down - Thea Gilmore
posted by danf 01 December | 15:42
Joni Mitchell, River (off Blue, with its full folky wistful sadness)

The Muppets, Ma Na Ma Na which was being sung by the a super-cute kid (with jazz hands and leaping emphases) in the grocery store on Monday and stuck with me ever since. doo doo dood'doo.

The Wrights, On the Rocks. This is what I've found myself singing in the shower for the past week or so. Both parts.
posted by julen 01 December | 16:09
Brian Eno - Baby's on Fire (mentioned in the concise guitar solo thread on askme a few months back)
Leonard Cohen - In My Secret Life (this album has become my "I'm cooking in the kitchen" music)
Taylor Swift - Speak now (???)
posted by DarkForest 01 December | 18:32
Oh, bad lionk on the taylor swift song... try here.
posted by DarkForest 01 December | 18:41
apoch: I just bought the entire album on iTunes over the weekend! And thanks to you, I'm listening to it right now. But my current Mumford obsession is "The Cave."
posted by TrishaLynn 01 December | 19:22
TrishaLynn, I love that song too. I actually read something Zach Braff wrote about it somewhere and checked it out.
posted by amro 01 December | 19:58
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