Alex's Top 10 Music Blogfest

Monday, January 24, 2011

Today I'm joining Alex's Top 10 music blogfest. Music being my primary source of inspiration for... well, life in general, I really have looked forward to it. I love music, have a very eclectic collection and found this to be harder than I thought.

To have to pick just 10 songs is like someone telling me, "lose a limb, you pick." On top of my personal difficulty in choosing, I had trouble with Mixpod. Either they did not have my song, the sound sucked or the video was even worse. I need to learn how to record and embed my own music. Anywho...

My song selection based on availability from MixPod:
  1. Gasoline Alley by Rod Stewart. I loved Rod right up until he asked, "Do ya think I'm sexy?" Then he lost me. But the era of this song was a very special time in music and for me.
  2. Hotel California by The Eagles. To me one of the first mixed genre groups; rock, country or maybe pop? They represent my noise in the background group. Something I can listen to and still think about other things, like writing this post.
  3. Midnight Rider by The Allman Brothers. My heroes, Guitar wizards! My blues entry in this fest. To me the blues are the backbone to most rock music we now listen to. Mixpod has a crappy blues selection.
  4. Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down. Represents my modern rock category. There is a lot of good new music out there, most not played on commercial radio. This just stuck out.
  5. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. Another blues sort of gent I have collected for years. It was a toss up between this and Caravan. My road trip music.
  6. Let's get it on by Marvin Gaye. My dance entry. Representing my Motown moods. I can chair dance to this song better than I care to admit.
  7. Check It Out by John Mellencamp. Wish he would leave his name alone. My tune for the rebels of the world. He represents all those songs that fight for the underdog.
  8. Softer Place to Fall by Allison Moorer. The first time I saw this woman I fell in love with her voice. My "as close to country," as I'm going to get entry. I love these in-between artists, in fact I love seeing people not well known. I once saw Melissa Etheridge for a can of food and $2.
  9. Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Eva Cassidy. Now you have to know any music list of mine is going to have this song. Though I have over 30 different versions of this song, MixPod does not.
  10. Amazing Grace by Leann Rimes. I received a lecture for not having any "Church Music" in the last fest I entered. Mom this is for you. I found this today and loved it. I must have a religious section.
  11. Bonus Track: Crawfishin by Tab Benoit. I included this for all my Louisiana followers. Seen this guy 3 times and I just love his music. This is my first choice when it comes to genre, besides he is adorable.
As you can see I have a diverse music selection, selecting 10 was painful. Now if someone can teach me how and where to upload my own music and get the player I would be oh so grateful.I might even start turning you on to artists you might never have heard of.

Please visit Alex's blog to find the other entries in the fest and see what great tunes they have selected. Alex, thanks my man, anything with music gets me fired up!


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welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Wonderful selection Jules, I know most of them, loved the contrast in music.

Take care.

January 24, 2011 at 3:32 AM  
Holly said, 

Like your list Jules! Your comment on "UP TO..." about Rod Stewart made me LOL!!

January 24, 2011 at 3:32 AM  
Ellie said, 

A lovely collection of songs, Jules. Hotel California and Somwhere Over The Rainbow are great songs. And yes, it was very difficult to choose just ten songs!

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January 24, 2011 at 4:51 AM  
Jessica Bell said, 

Nice list! Quite eclectic! :o)

January 24, 2011 at 6:27 AM  
Pk Hrezo said, 

Love Marvin Gaye and The Eagles!!

January 24, 2011 at 6:35 AM  
Gail said, 

Wonderful choices, I could never narrow it down to ten.

January 24, 2011 at 6:46 AM  
iZombie said, 

what a great selection of music... john mellencamp... great!
thanks for the melody's,

January 24, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
Teresa aka JW said, 

Great selections. I really feel like listening to the Eagles right now or OR whipping out my guitar and playing some Eagle.


January 24, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Teresa aka JW said, 

Great selections. I really feel like listening to the Eagles right now or OR whipping out my guitar and playing some Eagle.


January 24, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Tammy said, 

Good choices! Nice to be able to hear them, too.

January 24, 2011 at 8:14 AM  
Matthew Rush said, 

Great choices! I'm glad I wasn't the only one to include samples.

January 24, 2011 at 8:35 AM  

All excellent choices. Love the Allman Brothers. Midnight Rider is classic. And I have to say Amazing Grace is one of my favorites too.

January 24, 2011 at 8:50 AM  
AlexOngNYC said, 

I have a soft spot for Kryptonite myself.

Breakfast Every Hour

January 24, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Tara said, 

Great list! The only reason The Eagles aren't on mine is because I couldn't pick between three songs!

January 24, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
L. Diane Wolfe said, 

I know that Allman Bros. song! And great to find another Gary Moore fan, although I prefered his older stuff.

January 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Karen Lange said, 

Forgot about this, thanks for reminding me. :) Will hop me over to Alex's place. Have a good day!

January 24, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Ella said, 

Fun list, I love Kryptonite and Marvin Gaye...
Eagles, yeah, hard to pick one out of the many;Great job~

January 24, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Quite a variety! Thanks for participating.

January 24, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Lola Sharp said, 

Nice choices and variety.
I love the song by Greg Allman 'I'm no Angel'...I love the Allman Bros.

January 24, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Jeffrey Beesler said, 

Definitely a variety of choices here. It does become painful having to select 10 songs out of however vast a library of music we have, isn't it?

January 24, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Cool list, Jules. I even know some of the songs.

January 24, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
M Pax said, 

Have several of your selections in my playlist. Love the Eagles.

January 24, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
aspiring_x said, 

oooh! great list! kryptonite almost made my list! and amazing grace is my favorite song- so cheers to your mama! :)

January 24, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Fun list! These are some good ones!

January 24, 2011 at 11:39 AM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Now this is a list that I can relate to a little more than some of the others. These are mostly from the same era that I was dealing with. You have good taste, but I already knew that.

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Tossing It Out

January 24, 2011 at 11:44 AM  
Pat Tillett said, 

the only one I don't know and love, is the last one. Great list!

January 24, 2011 at 11:52 AM  
Haleine said, 

Eva Cassidy is a wonderful artist. I haven't heard her rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow but I'll have to look for it. I love her singing "Fields of Gold"

January 24, 2011 at 12:01 PM  
Hannah Kincade said, 

I don't think I want to know what kind of chair dance you're doing to "Let's Get It On." LOL! Great list! I have to stop everything when I hear "Hotel California," love it.

January 24, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Budd said, 

I used to know how to play brown eyed girl on guitar. True story. Kryptonite was awesome. I like krypton inspired music.

January 24, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Ciara said, 

Great list, Jules. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's nice to meet you.

January 24, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Wendy Tyler Ryan said, 

Great list. Thanks for posting the music because sometimes a name might escape you but when you hear it - a lightbulb goes on.

January 24, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Gregg said, 

Love the eagles, especially Hotel California and love LeeAnn Rimes. The rest I wasn't familiar with. Thanks for sharing.

January 24, 2011 at 2:49 PM  
Margo Benson said, 

Fabulous list! I am sooo with you on the Rod Stewart - loved him until 'Sailing' yawn...

January 24, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Green Monkey said, 

I feel the same way about music! It inspires me :) We have different taste in music, but that is partially due to our age difference and the fact that a middle aged white woman, am a fan of rap. even so, love getting to know more about you and music speaks volumes!

January 24, 2011 at 3:29 PM  
Jennie Bailey said, 

Kryptonite is a great song!! And I love Let's Get It On as well. You've got a good list here - great mix of songs!

January 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM  
ali said, 

Ha! You've got some awesome songs here! Love My Brown Eyed Girl

January 24, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Elaine AM Smith said, 

That is a varied list - some for dancing and some singing :)

January 24, 2011 at 5:01 PM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

What stellar selection. I love Leann's version of Amazing Grace. I also love Meryl Streep's version from Silkwood and Walela's version sung in Cherokee.

Brown-eyed Girl is a great tune and I love me some Allman Brothers.

January 24, 2011 at 5:10 PM  
Lynda Young said, 

I love your list! There's only a few there I don't recognise.

January 24, 2011 at 5:53 PM  
Lydia K said, 

I like your list! There are a bunch on here I really like!

January 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Liz Pezzuto said, 

Great list! Always enjoyed Brown Eyed Girl. :)

January 24, 2011 at 6:21 PM  
DiscConnected said, 

Interesting selection that touches on a nice variety of styles.


January 24, 2011 at 6:48 PM  
Stephen T. McCarthy said, 

"HOTEL CALIFORNIA" - the original studio version with Joe Walsh includes unquestionably one of the greatest Rock guitar solos (electric) ever recorded.

And good for your Ma for calling you out about not havin' no "Church Music" in your previous blogfest entry (whatever that was).

I've got "How I Got Over" by Mahalia on my list. Now that's SERIOUS(!) Church music.

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

January 24, 2011 at 7:01 PM  
Vicki Rocho said, 

What a nice mix! I've actually heard of most of those bands!

January 24, 2011 at 7:13 PM  

Thanks for stopping by my blog and wishing me luck on my upcoming book!

What would we do without music? There's such a variety, too, for everyone's tastes.

January 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

Jules number 2,4, and 5 are right up there as some I really enjoy. great list. I'm glad to see you participating!

January 24, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Meika said, 

Great list! LeAnn Rimes does a fantastic job with Amazing Grace!

January 24, 2011 at 9:20 PM  
Jemi Fraser said, 

Very nice list!! I enjoy pretty much all of those songs! I can't believe I didn't include Rainbow on my list - so crazy!

January 24, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Karen Peterson said, 

I have to say, this is a darned good list. Some of these did cross my mind, too.

January 25, 2011 at 12:41 AM  
Trisha said, 

I forgot about "Kryptonite"! love that song.

January 25, 2011 at 2:00 AM  
floweringmama said, 

Hey Jules, looks like the snow is gone. For now. Looks like you've got a great list. I've always liked Rod Stewart.

I love the diverse songs ya have here. I'm headed to class. I'm in school from 8 to 8:30 today... yuck!
Cathy @ Country Cathy

January 25, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said, 

Great choices, Jules! But I'd change brown Eyed Girl to Moondance--just a personal preference. (my wedding dance song!)

January 25, 2011 at 11:25 AM  
Ann said, 

Wonderful selection Jules. I especially liked 2. One of my all-time favorites.

January 25, 2011 at 11:48 AM  
Chris Phillips said, 

glad to see an eagles song.

January 25, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
Paula said, 

I do even know most of the songs. And the two I dont know I am going to check out now. Love and hugs to you.

January 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM  
RosieC said, 

Great list, Jules! I love Brown Eyed Girl :)

January 25, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Len said, 

Oh I love your list, Jules! I especially like Hotel California, Amazing Grace and Somewhere Over the Rainbow. :)

January 25, 2011 at 7:43 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

The Allman Brothers have a song that I can never remember the name of. And now, you've reminded me of that! Arg! I love Brown Eyed Girl...such a lazy summer day song :) Love your list!

January 25, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

:) good to see a music lover !! i love music too ..!

January 26, 2011 at 2:29 AM  
Powdered Toast Man said, 

I like Hotel California but it has played out on the radio. Kryptonite I never get tired of.

January 28, 2011 at 5:19 AM  
Deniz Bevan said, 

That was a fun idea, making a playlist! Gasoline Alley's a great song.

January 29, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
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