Tuesday, November 06, 2007

10 Songs That Sum Up Your Weekend

I found this meme on Music Memoirs and decided to give it a shot.

List 10 songs that sum up your weekend (or were on your weekend playlist) and one picture that relates back (oh, and if you feel like it, tell us why you picked the songs you did).

1. "Die Zauberflöte" (aka The Queen of the Night aria) from Mozart's 'Magic Flute'.
Willow has been on a Mozart kick lately and this plays on one of her CDs. I have loved this aria ever since I first heard it as a child watching the movie 'Amadeus.' And because of this song, I learned a new term this weekend: coloratura soprano.

2. "I've Been Working On the Railroad" - Laurie Berkner.
I know Laurie Berkner did not pen this song, but it is the version we sing. We were in Einstein Brothers on the weekend and there is a sign in the women's bathroom that says there is great acoustics in the bathroom... so we had to test this statement.

3. "Please Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want This Time" - The Smiths.
Want to know my definition of angst? Try sitting through 45 minutes of watching your child eat three-quarters of ONE HALF of a bagel!!!!

4. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" - Green Day.
Oddly enough, another one due to Willow. She loves Green Day and sings along whenever she hears them on the radio. Yes, some songs I have to edit a little...

5. "Soul Meets Body" - Death Cab For Cutie.
This song rumbled through my head all weekend and I kept finding myself humming it. It is one of those songs where I couldn't tell you more than 2 - 3 of the words in the lyrics strung together, but I know the whole melody.

6. "Chapel of Love" - The Dixie Cups
This song is here because I tricked my friend Carrie into singing it for me. Well, I think she wanted to sing it anyway - she isn't one easily coerced.

7. "Sunglasses At Night" - Corey Hart.
What can I say? It came on the radio and I was a Canadian teenager during the 1980s - so of course I had to sing along.

8. "Sweet Emotion" - Aerosmith
I watched (part of) 'Armageddon' on the weekend, and while I know that the Aerosmith song people usually associate with this movie is "Don't Want to Miss A Thing", I didn't get that far in the movie. I tried setting Willow up in the other room with Noggin, but she was more interested in 'Armageddon' so I had to turn it off before they got into space.

9. "All I Want Is You" - U2
Truly, one of my all-time favourite U2 songs. Andrew and I watched the Clive Owen movie "Greenfingers" this weekend and this song was on the soundtrack.

10. "Joy to the World" - Three Dog Night
Willow loves the chorus to this song so we had to sing it a few times over the weekend.

And for a picture....

AMERICAN BULLFROG

A bullfrog!

7 comments:

Holly said...

Great songs! U2 is my favorite band, and that's a wonderful song.

Bezzie said...

Nice way to tie it all together with a relevant picture! Ha ha!

Bea said...

Love the bullfrog. I don't think I can name 10 songs. I can sing them if they are on the radio but actually know what they are called. Not in a million years.

Batty said...

Jeremiah was a bullfrog...

Great. Now I have that song stuck in my head.

tara said...

Mia loves Green Day too. Who knew they had such a varied listening group. I agree with Bea. Not sure I could come up with 10 songs. At least 10 songs not from the 80's.

Beverly said...

That's one of my favorite U2 songs too. It's also on the "Reality Bites" soundtrack.

Penny Karma said...

You have great taste in music. I love the angst of Please Please Please too.