Monday, January 24, 2011

Music Up the Whazoo!!

(1st: for those of you who journeyed over to the Alleyway to see my addendum to Christine's Next Line Blogfest, this isn't it. Blah...once again, I signed up for two blogfests. So I'll post the text on Wednesday. Hope you come back to see my personal Graffiti!!)

But please stay and check out the Muscial-orama I've got going on here, today.

My new blogger friend, Alex Cavanaugh, is celebrating Music and all it's influences. I am as huge a music fan as I am a movie buff. My musical gray matter just couldn't resist.

Many times I've written of the influence music has had on my life. First with my dancing, then raising my babies--especially while they were little, and ultimately with my writing. There is always a song that taps into my current mood or thought process, pointing me in the direction a scene could take or giving me the vibe one of my characters need.

For this blogfest, Alex asked each of us to simply list our top ten favorite songs by band and why they move us. I have a wide range of loves so my list may seem odd to you. Hope you enjoy it anyway!


"What a Feeling", by Irene Cara - as a dancer, there was no better movie to influence my soul than Flashdance, and no better song to motivate me to be me.

"Shook Me All Night Long", by AC/DC - just because, and yes, there just might be a high school memory attached to this one.... *grins and blushes*

"She's Some Kind of Wonderful", by Andrew Strong - this tune is upbeat and sweet, not to mention the song my hubs surprised me with on our wedding day when he dedicated it to me.

"Living on a Prayer", by Bonjovi - another great high school memory. It gave me freedom and the will to dream.

"Paradise By the Dashboard Light", by Meatloaf - a fun, upbeat tune about teenage youth and wildness at its best.

"You Raise Me Up", by Josh Grobin - classical it is and beautiful. When I need a pick-me-up in the confidence department I listen to this song. His voice is that of an angel and the lyrics are amazing.

"Fighter", by Christina Aguilera - because I am. I don't believe in giving up...ever. I hope you never do.

"I Hope You Dance", by Lee Ann Womack - if you ever want to know me better, listen to this song. This is me.

"She's Got the Looks That Kill", by Motley Crue - a hard tune, which always reminded me of a dark paranormal horror. Just love that stuff.

"Still Loving You", by the Scorpions - one of my favorite, favorite rock ballads. It says far more than the words sung.

I could go on FOREVER. But, our time is limited. Thank you, Alex, for suggesting this fest and for everyone who's visiting and reading.

I HEART U!! 


Do you have a few favorite songs that influence you? 

39 comments:

  1. I can't believed I missed Paradise on the Dashboard light on my list.

    Amazing List!

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  2. Oh my gosh! YOu're an 80's rock chick! I shoulda guessed :o)

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  3. I have too many songs to mention. I forgot about this blogfest. So fun. I wish I took part in this, music is a huge influence on my writing. Thanks for the flashback. Brings back so many memories.
    I look forward to reading your Wednesday post. ;)

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  4. You've got several listed here that I love, too! :D

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  5. Love your rockin' list! The Crue is one of my all time fave bands. Plus Scorps are cool too!
    My faves from your list are the Crue, Scorps,and Dashboard Light. Great classic rock songs!!

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  6. Love your choices Sheri! Very mixed taste, which rules of course. Now I have to go look up Irene Cara, since that's the only one I haven't heard of.

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  7. Great list! =) And what's great - I know all of them, lol.

    Right now I'm on a OneRepublic kick. Love all of their songs.

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  8. Every time I hear Living on a Prayer, it makes me want to sing at the top of my lungs.

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  9. Motley Crue, Scorpions...yes
    what a great selection of music
    thanks for the melody's,
    jeremy
    [iZombie]

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  10. "Fighter" by CA is one of my favorites too. There is something about that song that makes me feel like "oh yeah, I'll totally kick your ass if you think about trying to keep me down, fool!"

    Great song choices.

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  11. Some strong tracks here. Flashdance is one of my favorite movie soundtracks, and I like the movie too.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  12. Woo hoo! Love the list. I was singing half of them in my head as I read down it. I'll have to check out the others!

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  13. You have so many good ones on your list! Isn't this fun???

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  14. Livin' on a prayer is a must! Great list:)

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  15. awesomeness! You're the first one who's mentioned The Loaf!!! LOL! How can Meatloaf not be inspirational? I ask you. With all that orchestration??? :D good stuff here~

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  16. You are a good girl...you didn't cheat. I'm very impressed with your ability to narrow it down. Well done. I sang along as I went down your list.

    Also, your blog is looking spectacular. :)

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  17. Wow, haven't heard these songs in years--nice list!

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  18. I loved this list.... I knew every song!

    Michael

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  19. I love the songs on this list. So cool!

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  20. OOOH good ones--now you've got me humming!

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  21. I actually know most of those songs! Yay! So often, people post their favortite music and I'm all...huh? I LOVE "You Raise Me Up" by Grobin. So beautiful! :-)

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  22. Great list! I LOVE Bon Jovi. I already have concert tickets for July (YAY).

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  23. I really like your list!
    I Hope You Dance...

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  24. Some rocking tunes there!
    And I can play the AC/DC song on my guitar now.
    Thanks for participating!

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  25. The Scorpians! I had them on vinyl once.

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  26. I adore Bon Jovi! And Paradise is one of the best songs ever.

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  27. Loved the list hon. I posted mine up on my own site LOL

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  28. some great songs. Almost forgot about You raise me up.

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  29. Oh great music! Love the Scorpions. And I have great memories dancing in college to Paradise by the Dashboard Light! Such an amazing song! Great choices!

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  30. GREAT list! I love every one of these songs. Makes me want to crank up my iPod!

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  31. WOohoo!!! Love the list girl! YOu rocked this one out of the park! I'm in love with the choices!

    Thanks to you I also now have come to realize I signed up for a blog fest (Christine's) and can't fulfuill it!

    YIKES!

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  32. Wow, what a great list. So many people had that ACDC tune, it came soooo close to making mine!

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  33. This has to be one of my favorite lists. Every song on here is great and took me back!! I do love Josh Grobin's version of You Raise Me Up. Have you heard Celtic Women's? Not quite as good, but still moving.

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  34. LOVE this list! Your tastes are as eclectic as mine! I have to tell you -- one of my favorite moments last year at the SCBWI summer conference was during the Saturday night party. They turned on Back in Black and I swear there was this rush to the dance floor and we were screaming and singing and dancing...yeah, good times :) I love how a song can transport you that way.

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  35. Very cool list you've got here. We both had AC/DC. Love the Meatloaf and Bon Jovi. I chose "Kickstart My Heart" by the Crue, and I agonzied over "Still Loving You". That song right there is what power ballads are all about.
    Good to meet you,

    -James

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  36. Ooh, maybe we should have a "songs that remind me you of a specific time/incident in high school" blogfest... I can already think of a couple...
    Love that Scorpions song!

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