1. Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
We're both huuuuge Radiohead fans and it's how we originally connected. This is both of our favourite Radiohead songs so it kind of became 'our song' - not because of the lyrics but because of what it means to us. Having said that, the end of this song 'If I could be who you wanted...all the time' is one of my favourite moments from any song ever - who can't connect with a line like that, sung like that?
As a side-note, I was only freakin' at Glastonbury 2003 and got to see this legendary performance: (one of the top 5 musical moments of my life, without a doubt)
2. Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved?
I remember when we first got together we sort-of slow-danced in his room to 'Is This Love?' by Bob Marley and he commented what an appropriate song it was - cute huh? (If he reads this, don't expect to hear from me again... not sure you can blog from beyond the grave). We listen to a lot of Bob Marley so I could have chosen any one of his songs but this one is definitely a favourite (along with Is This Love?, Three Little Birds, and No Woman, No Cry - and some less well-known ones).
3. Journey - Any Way You Want It
Waaaaaay better and waaaaay less overplayed than 'Don't Stop Believing'. Puts me in the most fantastic mood every time I hear it.
4. Motley Crue - Girls Girls Girls
Both the Mister and I are massive classic rock fans; again there are thousands of songs I could put on here (Van Halen - Panama, Alice Cooper - Poison, anything by Billy Idol or Black Sabbath, etc.) but this one just has the most sing-a-long-able chorus evs.
5. Pulp - Disco 2000
Because who doesn't love a bit of Pulp? Something we've been listening to a lot lately. (As well as Common People, Underwear, Pencil Skirt and This is Hardcore.) Disco 2000 is almost reaching that 'forgotten gem' status - and no-one wants that!
6. Q-Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses
Because it's hilarious. (Clerks anyone?)
7. Human League - Together in Electric Dreams
We both love a good bit of 80s cheese. Erasure - A Little Respect, A-Ha - Take On Me, there are many many more. This one is just great fun (especially the backing vocals) and makes me smiiiile.
8. U2 Covers.
We are both agreed (I think) that U2 have fantastic songs, but neither of us think Bono can sing for toffee. So we happened across this ukulele (well, toy guitar) cover of my favourite U2 song 'With or Without You' one day (we're also both big fans of ukulele covers; Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' is the only ringtone I never get bored of):
I am also a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan, so this cover of 'Stay' by U2 gives me shivers:
9. Damian Marley - All Night
This was also my ringtone for a long time. I kinda got the boyf into this song because he liked watching me dance around wiggling my bum to it. (Boys = easy to please)
10. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
I'm a huge fan of old rock 'n' roll, motown and rockabilly stuff. Over this summer it was ALL I listened to, and of course - Elvis is the King. Every time this song plays the mister perks up. I especially love the line 'well they said you was high class / well that was just a lie' - cutting!
I chose this video, not necessarily for the sound quality, but for the sheer volume of cool in the one man:
Oh, the Mister and I also listen to a lot of Pavarotti together. Yeah, for real. But more on that in another post I guess.
Enjoy these little gems! (At least I like to think they are...)
Ciao for now,