A bit better….
In the beginning, this place was really suck-o-la (Translation-VERY LITTLE blogging skills or knowledge).
I am embarrassed to even put some of this on. I was so green, I put a new post for every freaking picture and had to break them down to link them (Don’t let the many segments intimidate you, each one is short). Man, I feel dumb.
What can I say? You live, you learn, you get Luv’s…
This song is simple, sweet, and accompanied by piano and cello. It reminds me of me as a child, listening to my Dadâ€™s opera and entertaining myself in my own head.
Abba-I canâ€™t even select which ones, I love so many.
I remember â€œMama Miaâ€ with friends. â€œChiciquitaâ€ is a favorite, although that Fernando song is ruined for me because of Mr. Drug Dealer who loved my â€œFucking Eyesâ€. BLECK!
Aha-Take on Me
Jr. High, Jumping on a trampoline. Pure 80â€™s bliss
Air Supply-Makin love out of nothing at all is my favorite.
Do I really need to eleaborate here?
Allison Krauss-Deeper than Crying, the loving still remains
I love Allison. Blue grass QUEEN. This song helped me.
LOVE them. â€œFallen Angelâ€ is my favorite: â€œI want your body. I want your soulâ€ and would any High School dance be complete without â€œForever Youngâ€? Primo pawing music.
America, Fuck Ya!-Title song from â€œTeam America, World Policeâ€
Because you just cannot know how brilliant this movie and music is until you watch it.
Angel Lullaby-My turn on earth
I just canâ€™t talk about this one. Sorry.
Bach- Jesu, Joy of Manâ€™s Desireing, Sheep may graze and pasture,Brandenburg Concerti,
Love the Bach man. These are my favorites. I got married to Jesuâ€¦it is gorgeous.
Band of Brotherâ€™s Theme Song
I cry every single time I hear this. It is lilting, gorgeous, simple, yet big and it fills you with pride and melancholy all at the same time.
Beautiful South-Woman in the wall
This has an infectious bass line and weird-ass lyrics. One of my favorites.
I just love them ALL.
Beethovhan-Mass in C, The 5th
Beethovan Mass in C was my solo debuet with the Honolulu symphony. I was getting ready to rehearse and a freaking lizard jumped on my music and scared the piss out of me. Apparently it climbed up my leg. It is a GREAT Mass that should be done more. Who doesnâ€™t love the 5th?
Heâ€™s the man. It reminds me of my accapella group in college. That and high school â€œAnd So it Goesâ€ and â€œLullabyâ€ are my favorites.
Black Bird Fly
Black Swan-The medium
The most challenging opera role of my life. Itâ€™s about 200 pgs long. I was in 190 of them and it was atonal (Meaning, what I was singing had no notes in common with the accompaniment). I did get to sing this beautiful duet with my characterâ€™s Daughter and it was beautiful.
Carl Orff-Carmina Burana
Loud, clashing and powerful. This is rage music for me. I am afraid that my idea of â€œRage musicâ€ is pretty pathetic. Ask my friends.
Karen Carpenter has the most gorgeous, natural female voice ever put on this earth. Plus, she has some sweet, low, honey notes in her music that I rock on.
This group is pure memories for me. â€œHard Habit to Breakâ€ could be my anthem.
Chris de Burgh
Known for â€œLady in Redâ€, but I donâ€™t like that song. â€œCarry meâ€ and â€œFor Roseannaâ€ are his best pieces. Very sweet.
City of Angels
This soundtrack just turns me on. Sorry. I wonâ€™t get into it. Although, try being caught by a policeman making out in a cemetery with â€œUnforgivenâ€ playing loudly on your CD player. Long story.
Copeland-Rodeo, Appalachian Spring
The â€œBeefâ€ song. I love Aaron Copeland. He is rustic and talented and amazing.
Damian Rice- I remember
Formerly â€œBelle and Sebastianâ€. This song is awesome in itâ€™s duality. â€Want you here tonight want you here. Causeâ€™ I canâ€™t believe what Iâ€™ve found.â€ I am also a sucker for accents.
Cheesy, but I love him. â€œAuld Lang Syneâ€ , â€œRun for the Rosesâ€ and â€œLongerâ€ (Of course).
Debussy-La Mer, Claire De Lune
Who doesnâ€™t love Claire de lune. The most romantic piano piece ever.
Dixie Chicks â€“ You were mine, travelin soilder
Both heavy on meaning. Some people donâ€™t care for their politics or that they are country. I love them anyway.
Dvorak-New world Symphony â€œGoing Homeâ€
A song that helped heal my heart after Matthew. The final movement is worth the entire thing.
One of my favorite soundtracks. Jonathan dressed up as Mr. Darcy and I went as Emma Woodhouse the Halloween before we met. I thought it was fate. We got married to the main theme.
SO damn cool, I donâ€™t care how trite anyone says she is. I couldnâ€™t pick a favorite if you paid me. So many massages and great sexual encounters were to this woman.
Their new stuff and covers are just as great as their old stuff. Amazing. â€œYou Surround Meâ€ is just HOTâ€¦â€Iâ€™ll place a kiss on the small of your backâ€ SHUDDER.
Farinheit-Keepinâ€™ the dream alive
Iâ€™ve loved this one since High School. Very good memories to a lovely orchestral-backed tune.
Flower Duet from Lakme
One of my favorites to listen to. Iâ€™ve performed it, but it is a bit difficult because I have always struggled with French diction and my tessitura is slightly too low for the second soprano on this piece. It was still fun and is always a favorite.
Flying Pickets-God we were laughing
No one knows this group, but they are awesome. Only found in the UK, this is my favorite song. It has strong connections for me and is a great aâ€™cappella piece.
Who says disco is dead?
Gandelfâ€™s theme-Johan de Meij
I snuck in to see a friend solo in State Solo and Ensamble. They were great, but then the orchestral band played this piece. It is grand and bold, like the wizard himself.
Gin Blossoms-Hey, Jealousy
You have to love the early 90â€™s.
This soundtrack is fantabulous. I tend to like music that has a military/patriotic sound. To my ear, it sounds like James Horner was highly influenced by Carmina Burana.
Killer musical. â€œI know him so wellâ€. â€œSomeone Elseâ€™s storyâ€ are MINE. Most people would recognize â€œOne night in Bankokâ€.
I first heard this in high school and fell in love with it. I have had many opportunities to perform in it, solo in it and kife about 3 copies of the score (Which I still have. Blush)
Heart of Glass
Ah, Blondie. Nothing like getting plowed and dancing your guts out to this song.
Patrick Doyal is one of my favorite film composers. â€œNon Nobis Domineâ€ in this movie is amazing. The music from his St. Crispianâ€™s feast speech (We few, we happy few, we Band of Brothersâ€¦) is a favorite.
Hichhickers Guide to the Galaxy-So long and thanks for all the fish and Zafad
Beezlebrok for President
Such a great movie. Such a great song. So many that I love on here were not in the movie, which is a shame.
50 First Dates
I saw this on video and just fell in love with the Hawaiian covers to these 80â€™s songs. â€œSomewhere Over the Rainbowâ€ is my favorite. Good memories.
I will-The Beatles
Jon’s family always brings out a million guitars and sings this before they disperse to their homes after large family gatherings. I want it sung at my funeral.
If you could hie to kolob, All Creatures of our god and King. Oh, My Father,Come thou font of every blessing
My favorite Hymns
This is a passionate, loud, great song with sexy lyrics. It could have been written for me.
Where to begin? The best natural Male voice in the world. â€œLooking for spaceâ€ and â€œFollow Meâ€ are my favorites of his, but they are all damn good. My first concert.
The best film composer ever born
â€œYouâ€™re still Youâ€ â€œTo Where You Areâ€ and â€œRemember When It Rainedâ€. Overexposed, sure, but he kicks ASS. These songs are beautiful and painful to me.
They all rock. They all remind me of someone. Their stuff makes a killer ring-tone, actually. I want to go to their concert in a couple of weeks.
This doesn’t have anything to do with the soundtrack except that this was the only music I had on a trip to Hawaii and I faced the whole trip knowing I had to tell my worst secret to someone I loved when I got back from it. It helped me cope with the anxiety.
Kurt Bestor-Prayer of the Children
You wouldnâ€™t know it if you arenâ€™t LDS. Great tune.
Last of the Mohicans
I have seen this 7/8 who knows? Lots of times. Love it.
Letter Song from Marriage of Figaro
Known from â€œShawshank Redemptionâ€ One of my favorites to perform and listen to.
â€œThe Dark Night Of The Soulâ€ THE MOST romantic song ever. EVER. PERIOD, THE END.
Love Changes Everything
Yes, yes it does.
Man From Snowy River
I used to take this up camping in the mountains with me and my friend, Susie, from High School.
Manheim Steamroller-Fresh Aire Christmas
I listened to this in the car tonight. YES. I listen to Christmas music ALL YEAR LONG.
Meet Joe Black
This is an incredible soundtrack that didnâ€™t get enough attention.
My favorite choral work and classical solo piece.
This just rips your heart out. â€œI Still Believeâ€
This one was so dazzeling. The music was BRILLIANT. My friend calls me Satine. Apparently, his idea of musical nirvana is to see me in this role with a supporting cast of gay men.
Mozart-Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Marriage of Figaro, Requiem
No one needs to justify Mozart.
My Name is James-James and the Giant Peach
My lullaby for James.
No one sings this like Pavarotti. I used to go under the stage every night and listen to this piece, wishing someone could be there with me to hear how beautiful it was.
I take so much crap for this, but I don’t care. LOVE him. “Penny arcade” “Hello” rips my guts out, throws them on the floor and stomps on them in a gloriously sad way.
October Project- “Adam and Eve”
“I fallen from all I know to keep you here, I need you here. I wonder how far to go, without you here”.
This group reminds me of my husband, Jonathan and when we were dating. â€œStayâ€ made me want to bear Danny Elfmanâ€™s children. HOT.
Pachabel Cannon in D
Because it just has to be on here, regardless of the fact that my cello-playing husband hates it because of itâ€™s redundancy.
Pop Goes the World-Men without hats
I dig the Brit girl doing the intro. The tune is infectious. You canâ€™t be sad while itâ€™s playing.
I love the â€œHighlander Themeâ€. Yes, I have been called a dork for it. I also love â€œI want to break freeâ€ â€œBoheamianâ€ and â€œSomebody to loveâ€
This is my favorite of theirs. It isnâ€™t as well known .It was my first husbandâ€™s favorite song and I have many strong memories of him with it.
Romeo and Juliette
I donâ€™t think you can get sexier and more sultry than â€œKissing Youâ€
People only see this as the song from Shrek. UH, NO! â€œShe tied you to the kitchen chair, she broke your crown, she cut your hair, and from your lips she drew the Hallelujiaâ€. Pant, pant, pant. Drop dead sexy.
Sarah Mclaughlin-Angel. When she loved me, the rainbow connection
I canâ€™t talk about these.
One of the best 80â€™s flicks ever made. â€œIn your eyesâ€ Oh, yah. The light. The heat!
My very favorite musical. Has so more memories than even I remember. â€œA Girl in a Valleyâ€, â€œLilyâ€™s â€œEyeâ€™sâ€, â€œHow Could I Ever Knowâ€. Sounds best performed in tunnels and stairwells.
Shennedoh-American Art Song
Christopherâ€™s lullaby when he was a baby and one that I just like to sing. Sweet and simple.
Simon and Garfunkle
These guys still sound amazing (I went to the concert). “Kathy’s song” is my favorite, followed by “The boxer”
Simple Twist of Fate
Not many people know this film, let alone the soundtrack. I worked at a video store with a friend and he introduced me to it. We bought the soundtrack and listened to it on a road trip to lake Powell. Iâ€™ll never forget it. The theme just feels like home to me.
Best bass line ever.
The Chichester Psalms-Leonard Bernstein
Fucking Genius. One of my favorite choral works to perform. I pity the tenors though, it is high and tough.
The Dance-Garth Brookes
Mock this and you die. I love the lyrics. I love the tune. When my first High School boyfriend dumped me on my ass I listened to this song for about a week straight.
The gift to be simple
I love this tune. It was a favorite from the moment it was sung to me in a theater. Yum.
The Last Unicorn
I donâ€™t think that anyone remembers this movie from the 80â€™s. I loved it. I love the tune. Cheesy, but so what?
LOVE this. LOVE this. Again with the patriotic feel, but I likes what I likes. I feel better knowing that someone gives Union piccolo players some workâ€¦
The SLC Olympic fanfare theme
I love bouncing around my living room to this. Itâ€™s my favorite of them all and I HAVE them all.
The Smiths-How soon is now, The Queen is dead
Everyone loves â€œHow soon is nowâ€ The one on â€œCharmedâ€, but I really dig the pub tune from â€œThe Queen is deadâ€
The song remembers when
Think of Me- Veggie Tales
Matthewâ€™s lullaby. I sang it at his funeral
Toy Dolls-Nellie the Elephant
This song is so FUN. Again with the Brit Band and it is just so damn catchy.
The soundtrack to my â€œAir Guitarâ€ flick
Because you just have to.
We can Dance
Another bounce around the living room song.
We should be lovers
Moulin Rouge is already on here, but I love this song. SO DAMN MUCH.
â€œDonâ€™t leave me this wayâ€ is perhaps one of the best moments in musical film.
Weird Al Yankovitch-Amish Paradise
He is a genius. I donâ€™t care what anyone says.
â€œFor Goodâ€. Pretty much the most gutwrenching song ever composed. My heart. â€˜Nuff said.
If anyone says they donâ€™t like this, they must be lying. â€œIâ€™m Aliveâ€ is my favorite.
A female who is deeper than I am. Impressive. â€œOnly Youâ€ is a FAVE