Saturday, 25 June 2011

Media Mayhem SONGS

Day one of the Media Mayhem weekend is to pick 3 favourite songs. They don't have to be THE most favourite songs, because that would be impossible to choose!!

I thought this would be easy, but after getting up to a list of about 20, then finding videos for about 8, I finally decided on 3.


Beyonce Irreplaceable was in the list, I just love the video and her non-nonsense, sort that man attitude.
Sinead O'connor came close with Nothing compares to you for its raw emotion.
Daniel Beddingfield nearly made it with If your not the one because it touches my soul.
The list could  could go on and on...

So what did I pick.
First up is D:ream a 90s classic, "Things can only get better" I saw it on TV yesterday and its just infectious, you can't sing along and not believe its true. No wonder the Labour party decided to use it as a theme for their 1997 election campaign, perhaps its was why they won after 18 years of Conservative governments ?
The bands keyboard player, Brian Cox, also believes in the songs mantra. He went on to become famous as a Particle Physicist who works on the Large Hadron Collider for CERN and has his own TV show "Wonders of the universe"
Professor Brian has managed to make TV astronomy sexy, where Patrick Moore failed, I can't see why ...

 
So here is Song 1..




Next up has a bit of a star theme too. I would like to think I keep pretty current with my taste in music for a 40 something Dad. (Tinie Tempah nearly made the list) and song two has such clever lyrics..

Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now
A wish right now...

I cant help but think that some of the current rappers are the 'wordsmiths' or Shakespear's of our day. I also like Hayley Williams voice, she is better known as the lead singer of Paramore who sang Deocode from Twilight



Finally for number 3,  I'm going for a big finish. I am not a massive Robbie Williams fan, but there is something hair raising about his anthem "Angels" especially when recorded live at Knebworth. Reputedly the biggest concert set in UK history, Robbie performed a solo concert to 375,000 people over 3 nights. No wonder the crowd of approximately 125,000 in the video can sound so loud.



I could go on with loads of songs but that's not the plan ! I'm off now to visit the other songs in the blog hop. We have just a nice number of participants making it possible to check out them all ! The list is below and if you want to join in at the last minute its not too late ...

12 comments:

mybabyjohn said...

You ARE a cool up to date Dad. All new songs to me. I am SO far outdated in my music.

Eliza Wynn said...

These are all new to me. I'll have to check them out!

Raejean said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't recognize most of the songs. I do stay more up to date with country music.

Thanks for hosting the fun blog hop!

RJR said...

Of course one of the other reasons people may not recognise these is that I live on the other side of the Atlantic to most of you. Robbie Williams for example was big here but never really broke the states, he is more famous as a member of Take That.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

From keyboardist to physicist - that's an amazing leap.

Julie said...

Great choices! I didn't know about D:Ream, it was fun to watch the video. So 90s! :)

Thanks again for hosting this!

Tara Tyler said...

my kids love "airplanes"
i liked your descriptions =)

Cathy said...

Great songs! I love the excuse that I'm not old, just on the wrong side of the Atlantic, but I have a sneaking suspicion that old has something to do with it.
I was really surprised how much I enjoyed Airplanes 'cause I have a built in prejudice against rap -- it always just seemed so raucous, but that song was really good. Thanks for the songs and the great Bloghop idea!

Amber said...

I enjoyed your pics and give ya credit for a 40-something dad. lol, that was so funy. Music is ever evolving just as we are.

I am not a huge rap fan but agree some artists are amazing with words. And you can really get an interesting view of the world if you are willing to listen.

Rap to me is like Punk music I can handle a song here and there but just wouldn't want to listen to a whole album.

Thanks for the challenge it was interesting making my personal selections and reading/hearing all the others.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi RJR .. not being musical one bit .. I did pick up Brian Cox' entry into the media world!

Amazing how much science is tied in with creativity and the arts .. Roger Daltry as another, let alone Mick Jagger ..

Brian Cox certainly has made Space and physics trendy .. which is good news ..

Cheers - Hilary

Steph said...

Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
Michael Buble - Cry me a River (especially the introduction!)

Steph said...

Oh, by the way, these are not necessarily my favourite songs, however, if they come on the radio I can't help but turn them up!

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