For The Love Of Music

What era of music do you listen to mostly?

  • 1960's-before

    Votes: 14 37.8%
  • 1970's

    Votes: 18 48.6%
  • 1980's

    Votes: 15 40.5%
  • 1990's

    Votes: 16 43.2%
  • 2000-beyond

    Votes: 14 37.8%

  • Total voters
    37
~christina~
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Main Question or Discussion Point

:smile: Anything music :smile:

Favorite type of music
Playlist
Favorite artist
Bad music
Bad artist

I'll start with my playlist:
  • Everybody Wants to rule the world - Tears for Fears
  • Isn't she lovely -Stevie Woder
  • Shout-Tears for Fears
  • Come on Eileen-Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Who Can it Be Now? -Men at Work
  • I come from the land down under-Men at Work
  • Take on Me-Aha
  • Beyond the Sea-Robbie Williams
  • Private Eyes-Hall and Oats
  • Put your head on my sholder-Paul Anka
  • Piano Man -Billy Joel
  • Venus-Bananarama
  • Hero-Mariah Carey
  • How Will I Know-Whitney Houston
  • Footloose- Kenny Loggins
  • I wanna Dance with somebody-Whitney Houston
  • I just called to say I love you- Stevie Wonder
  • All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
  • Dreamlover-Mariah Carey
  • Can't fight this feeling-REO speedwagon
  • Kansha (gratitude)- RSP
  • Carribean Queen-Billy Ocean
  • Eye of the Tiger- Survivor
  • Careless Whisper- Wham
  • Sherry- Franki Valli and the Four Seasons
  • Glory of Love- Peter Cetera
  • When You believe- Whitney Houston featuring Mariah Carey
  • Rock Around the clock- Bill Haley
  • One more night- Phil Collins
  • That's what friends are for Dionne Warwick
  • Maneater- Hall and Oats
  • Baby Love- Supremes
  • I can't go for that- Hall and Oats
  • Missing You- John Waite
  • Part time lover- Stevie Wonder
  • Your kiss is on my list - Hall and Oats
  • I will always love you -Whitney Houston
  • Last Christmas - George Micheel
  • Dancing in the Dark- Bruce Springsteen
  • Come Go with me- Del Vikings
  • Against all odds- Phil Collins
  • Teenager in love- Dion and the Belmonts
  • Come see about me- The supremes
  • Abracadabra- Steve Miller Band
  • You give love a bad name- Bon Jovi
  • Since I don't have you - The Skyliners
  • Broken Wings- Mister Mister
  • I say a Little prayer- Dionne Warwick
  • Toto- Africa
  • Everytime you go away- Paul Young
  • Together forever- Rick Astley
  • Out of Touch- Hall and Oats
  • Where did our love go- Dianna Ross and the Supremes
  • What a feeling- Irene Cara
  • Surfin Safari- Beach Boys
  • Do you want to dance-Beach Boys
  • Wouldn't it be nice- Beach Boys
  • Tragedy- BeeGees
  • Wedding day- BeeGees
  • Heart of Glass- Blondie
  • Babe- Stynx
  • Rich Girl- Hall and Oats
  • Oh girl- Chi Lites
  • Aint no mountain high enough- Dianna Ross
  • Crocodile Rock- Elton John
  • You make me feel like Dancing- Leo Sayer
  • T.S.O.P- Sound of Philadelphia
  • Self Control- Branigan
  • Shining Star- The Manhattans
  • Call Me- Blondie
  • Heveni is a place on earth-Belinda Carliste

Clasical
  • Jupiter the bringer of Jollity- Holst
  • Waltz of the Flowers- Tchaikovsky
  • Dance of the reed flutes- Tchaikovsky
  • Romance (the gadfly) -Shostakovich
  • La scala di seta- Rossini
  • Time to say goodbye- Quarantotto
  • Most songs by- Yanni
 
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Well I can't vote because I listen to music from nearly all of those era's. Nothing really pre 60's though. There is to much great music out there to limit yourself to one decade :)
 
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80's for me. As corny as the 80's were, they -- along with the early 90's -- were when Metal was in its prime. No, not Van Halen or Motley Crue, I mean REAL metal, like Slayer, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, etc.

I also have some stuff from the 70's, like Judas Priest and Sabbath, all of Queen, and then I also listen to Wagner, Holst, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane.

So I listen to more than Metal, but it's still my favorite genre.
 
~christina~
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Well I can't vote because I listen to music from nearly all of those era's. Nothing really pre 60's though. There is to much great music out there to limit yourself to one decade :)
note: you can vote for more than one era or all if you wish:smile:
 
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Ack, didn't notice that. Only voted for the 80's. :frown:
 
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I had to click all of them. Everything from Strauss waltzes to Red Hot Chili Peppers gets me going. I have a particular fondness for Green Day and Weird Al. Also 10cc, Elton John, and of course Black Sabbath. MoTown is probably my overall favourite sound, though.
 
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I selected the 70's and 90's off the top of my head but really, I listen to every era because they all have great music.
 
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My playlist

Peter Schilling - Major Tom
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Peter Gabriel - In your eyes http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QXyX45A0Alk

Erik Mongraine - Air Tao http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbndgwfG22k&mode=related&search=

Gerry rafferty Baker Street http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EgbGaYTkkPU&feature=related

Led Zeppelin - Battle of Evermore
Traffic - John Barleycorn muist die
Traffic - Rainmaker
Traffic - Low spark of high heeled boys
Dead Can Dance - Toward the within - Rakim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itwL5y0He-k&mode=related&search

Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
Buffalo Springfield/Neil Young - Exoecting to fly
Spirit - Whe I touch you
13th Floor elevators - Splash 1
Kinks - Lola http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVXmMMSo47s&feature=related

Magnetic Fields - Death of Ferdinand De Saussure
Magnetic Fields - Crazy about you, but not that crazy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTHoM9uD6nc&NR

Incubus - Wish you were here
Incubus - Nice to know you
Clannad - Harry's Game
Cranberries - Linger
 
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It's hard to choose. I grew up listening to country, blues and Mo-town, and by the time I was playing in bands (1960's) I was often playing covers of songs that had been blues songs that had become popular by being covered by British bands.
 
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tgt
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I thought late 90s were gold. But if I had really choose then all time faviourates would be 50s, 60s and 70s.
 
lisab
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I've found that the more I listen to new music, the less I like the old stuff. There's so many fantastic new bands!

Guess that's one advantage of having a teenager. She's always feeding me new music.

But I have a great love for bluegrass, too.
 
turbo
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lisab, if you don't have Allison Krause & Union Station's live double CD, run out and buy it now! It is possibly the best live recording in years, comparable to Dire Straits "On the Night" in virtuosity and recording quality.
 
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I've found that the more I listen to new music, the less I like the old stuff. There's so many fantastic new bands!

Guess that's one advantage of having a teenager. She's always feeding me new music.

But I have a great love for bluegrass, too.
today's music come with a video and I'm concerned that they're trying to attract listerners more to the soft porn they show rather than the music. The music as a result reflects it and is becoming more porn music. Though I haven't listened to a lot of recent music but just an observation I picked up during random views at music channels.
 
lisab
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today's music come with a video and I'm concerned that they're trying to attract listerners more to the soft porn they show rather than the music. The music as a result reflects it and is becoming more porn music. Though I haven't listened to a lot of recent music but just an observation I picked up during random views at music channels.
I was a teen when MTV made its debut, and I thought it was the stupidest idea ever conceived! I couldn't sit still long enough to watch videos...I figured it was a fad that wouldn't last.

I haven't seen an music video in probably 25 years!

There's a lot of good new music. I can't speak to the quality of the videos, though.
 
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Used to play in a 'garage' band when I was a kid, so had to go with 60s and 70s.
 
lisab
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lisab, if you don't have Allison Krause & Union Station's live double CD, run out and buy it now! It is possibly the best live recording in years, comparable to Dire Straits "On the Night" in virtuosity and recording quality.
I love AK & US! I don't have that CD, so thanks. I'll definately check it out.

Lately I've been listening to old stuff, from the Carter Family. Much of it was recorded back in the 1920s and 30s, and a lot of the recordings are really bad quality - very scratchy. Great music, though, at least to my ears.

BTW, June Carter was from the Carter Family - she married Johnny Cash.
 
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When I listen to the radio, I listen to an Indie/Alternative music station. I like the new stuff, although I have some odd old favorites (on my list).
 
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When I listen to the radio, I listen to an Indie/Alternative music station. I like the new stuff, although I have some odd old favorites (on my list).
Yeah, that's the kind of new music that really appeals to me, too.
 
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I had an AM radio as a kid, and I listened to it every night when I went to bed. After sunset, my cheesy little radio could pick up megastations in Wheeling, WV (country), Albany, NY (lots of rock, esp British invasion), and Buffalo, NY (Motown, all the way!). The stations in central Maine were OK during the day, but big AM stations ruled at night.
 
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Mostly the 1990s for me.
To name a few:
Tool, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, At The Drive-in, Smashing Pumpkins, Blur, Jeff Buckley, Kyuss, The Foo Fighters...

I know a few of those are still around today, but I think they wrote their best stuff in the 90s

There isn't really a decade on that list that I don't like some stuff from though.
 
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I love AK & US! I don't have that CD, so thanks. I'll definately check it out.

Lately I've been listening to old stuff, from the Carter Family. Much of it was recorded back in the 1920s and 30s, and a lot of the recordings are really bad quality - very scratchy. Great music, though, at least to my ears.

BTW, June Carter was from the Carter Family - she married Johnny Cash.
You might want to check out some of Tony Rice's stuff. He has featured AK on some live recordings years back, and his "Me and my Guitar" CD is a favorite. He is a wicked flat-picker and he covers a lot of Gordon Lightfoot stuff with a decidedly bluegrass bent. He's been around for a long time, and he worked with Grisman on the west coast for a while. Mark O'Connor is a great guitar picker and fiddle player, and his "New Nashville Cats" CD is a killer. The song "Restless" features dueling guitar leads from Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, and Steve Wariner - all kings of the Telecaster. Another favorite is "Neck and Neck" - a collaboration between Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler.
 
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Anything from the 90s or before. 1890s, that is. :)
 
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Another favorite. Marc Cohn's songwriting is incredible, and he has a wonderful voice.

His first hit - "Walking in Memphis"

I've got several of his CDs. If you want to buy one of his CDs, I would highly recommend "Burnin' the Daze", though his initial CD "Marc Cohn" is excellent.
 
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All of the above and then backwards to about the age of the invention of the violin. I'm a musical dilettant I'm afraid. :smile:
 

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