Monday, January 24, 2011

Top Ten Countdown Music Blogfest

You all know how much I love music. Today Cassastar author Alex Cavanaugh is hosting a Top Ten Songs blogfest. Head to his blog to check out more lists! There are so many different genres of music, so many talented musicians, I am certain no list will be the same. I'm excited to check everyone's out.

I tell you, it was tough to choose only ten of my top ten songs of all time. They may not be the best songs ever written; most have not won Grammy awards, but these are songs that I can listen to over and over again without getting sick of them.

Honorable Mentions: Again, it was so hard to narrow these down so here are a few more: "Tyler" by The Toadies, "Black Heart Inertia" by Incubus, "Everything" by Buckcherry, "In My Life" by the Beatles, "Send the Pain Below" by Chevelle, "Careless Memories" by Duran Duran. C'mon this was tough for me!

Here are MY TOP TEN songs with a pic of the band taken by me (or of me) at a concert. I also added the first line of the song. Thanks for coming by and rockin' it with me!

Photobucket"Semi Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind - catchiest song ever
I'm packed and I'm holding,
I'm smiling, she's living, she's golden and
she lives for me, She says she lives for me,

"Rest in Pieces" by Saliva - beautiful rock song
Look at me, my depth perception must be off again
Cause this hurts deeper than I thought it did
It has not healed with time

Photobucket"Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns N Roses - great guitar riff, classic song of my youth
She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky

"Wild Side" by Motley Crue - torn between this and Crue's "Afraid", but this won because it's good ole classic rock 'n' roll
Kneel down ye sinners, to
Streetwise religion
Greed's been crowned the new King"

"The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars - Love Jared's vocals
What if I wanted to break
Laugh it all off in your face
What would you do?

Photobucket"Somebody Told Me" by the Killers - Great danceable, catchy song
Breaking my back just to know your name
Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game

"Famous Last Words" by My Chemical Romance - I just love it. Probably my favorite song to sing along to.
Now I know, that I can't make you stay.
But where's your heart?

"To Be Loved" by Papa Roach - My favorite song to scream to and jump up and down to at a concert
Listen up, turn it up and rock it out.
Party on, I wanna hear you scream and shout.

"All My Life" by Foo Fighters - Love the beginning and when it gets frantic
All my life I’ve been searching for something
Something never comes, never leads to nothing
Nothing satisfies, but I’m getting close
Closer to the prize at the end of the rope.

"Unholy Confessions" by Avenged Sevenfold - Best beginning guitar riff ever. Most excellent drums and guitar on any song.
"Why try," she said as she walked away.
Tried not to lose you.
Two vibrant hearts could change.

What is your favorite song of all time?


DEZMOND said...

oh, love THE KILLERS, especially their songs BONES, WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG, SOMEBODY TOLD ME, MR. BRIGHTSIDE ... love them ... and love Brandon Flowers.

miss mooty said...

We are kindred rockers girlfriend! THREE of your picks are mine as well...Semi Charmed Life by Third Eye (they are my "Favorite and my Best" band, in fact the drummer from TEB is my inspiration as I am learning to play the drums) Also LOVE Somebody Told Me by the Killers, and All My Life by the Foo Fighters. p.s. Gotta add for myself Flagpole Sitta By Harvy Danger. lyrics: I run it up the flagpole and see who salutes / (But no one ever does) / I'm not sick, but I'm not well...

Jonathon Arntson said...

Ah yes, Third Eye Blind would be on my top 25 list, but just shy of the top 10.

Foo Fighters is an excellent choice too!

Your music is a little hardcore for me, Kelly, but it just inspired my mind to start thinking about our thing...

Clarissa Draper said...

I've not heard of many of these songs but that's what I love about this blogfest, I can find new ones.

Kristi said...

These were great!!!!

I LOVE your passion for music and totally AGREE that of your top 10,
Sweet Child of Mine by GNR is one of MINE! (Love the Foo Fighters, Papa Roach, and 30STM too!)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Great pics! I'm not sure I could narrow my all time fave songs to ten... Especially now that you've reminded me of some more great tunes.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Foo Fighters and Saliva - you're a rockin' girl!
Thanks for participating.

Tara said...

We are definitely on the same music wavelength. I picked old school stuff, but your list is what I listen to on a daily basis. The only one I didn't know was Saliva - loved it!

Candyland said...

I knew your list would KILL!!! Great songs Kel!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Yay, I knew two from your list . . . maybe more but just didn't realize that's who the artist is or the name of the song. I'm bad for that. ;)

Cold As Heaven said...

The guitar-riff on Sweet Child of Mine is unforgettable >:)

Cold As Heaven

Anonymous said...

You're quite the rocker! Gotta give some love to the Crue. Where to start? So many great rockin' tunes.

Kelly said...

Dezz- Yes, Brandon is AWESOME!!
Miss Mooty - I love Flagpole Sitta too!!! Great song!
Jon - I tend to like hard rock, but definitely appreciate alternative and some pop.
Clarissa- I'm excited to see everyone's lists and maybe discovering new artists.
Kristi- Glad you like my picks! I'd love to see your list!
Cynthia - It definitely was hard to narrow down, and I'm sure I missed a few too!
Alex- Thanks so much for hosting!
Tara - I'd love to see your list too!!
Candace - Thanks! And I know yours would too!!!
Stina - I do that with pop songs. I know it, but don't know who sings it!
Cold As Heaven - So unique, original, and memorable!

Matthew Rush said...

You are so hardcore! I love your list. Especially Third Eye Blind. That song has a lot of memories for me!

aspiring_x said...

jiminey! you've been to a lot of concerts!!! the last blog i was just at had sweet child of mine too! :)

VR Barkowski said...

Great Crue and Third Eye Blind choices, and Sweet Child of Mine almost made my list.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

What a fun list! I'm not participating (I didn't know about it until I'd already drafted my own post) but I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's faves. It's like a little glimpse into their personality you might not otherwise get, ya know?

Jeffrey Beesler said...

It took me seven or eight blog entries to find any duplicates on the blogfest, but Sweet Child of Mine and Semi-Charmed life have cropped up on other blogs! An enjoyable list nonetheless!

M Pax said...

I have a lot of your selections on my playlist. No surprise, I suppose, I like Spaceman by the Killers. :)

Hannah Kincade said...

Sweet Child of Mine! Excellent choice.

Arlee Bird said...

You lost me with most of these. I guess I've been listening to a lot of different music--mostly older stuff.

Make sure you check my Wednesday post!
Tossing It Out

Pat Tillett said...

Great list! I could easily have had some of these on my list!

Kelly said...

Steve - Yeah, the Crue is one of my all time faves.
Matthew - That was definitely one of my top songs of the 90's!
Aspiring - Oh, yes. I love my concerts!!!
VR- Looking forward to checking out your list today!!
Lindsay - Yes, but most say my personality doesn't fit my music choices!!
Jeffrey- It's a great blog fest. I like to see what songs are repeats, plus discover new ones.
M Pax - Love Spaceman!!
Hannah - Love the guitar and lyrics on that one.
Lee - Thanks for coming by, will check your Wed post!
Pat - I know. I'm finding that with other lists. Like, Yes! I love that song toO!

Budd said...

second list with sweet child. Awesome.

Gregg said...

This is out of my league. I didn't know a second one. Learning about a whole new world through this blogfest. Thanks for sharing.

Lola Sharp said...

I love all your choices, including your HM list. :)
But you knew I would. I like to rock out with my, er, um, frock out. ;)

Love the pictures.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Can't say I know many, but then that's what this is all about!

cleemckenzie said...

I learn something new about the rock scene every time I drop by.

Thanks, Kelly.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Of all time is just too hard! I do LOVE Duran Duran, though. :-)

Christina Lee said...

I just KNEW you'd have killer songs--okay back to staring at Jared!

ali said...

Great songs! I love Sweet Child of Mine and The Killers? Totally freakin' awesome. They even put on a great concert!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

I love how you appreciate everything, Kelly. Perhaps only country do you not appreciate? I have to think about this - so hard to pick a favorite!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Sweet Child of Mine!!! Woo! great choices here! Fun post.
I'd have to say my fav of all time song is Drops of Jupiter by Train.

Kelly said...

Budd - Sweet Child is indeed awesome.
Gregg - I've discovered some great new bands on other blogs!
Lola - Loved yours of course, too. And I'm going to use that rock out line of yours. HEe!
Wendy - Yes, love the variety of songs on everyone's blogs today.
Lee - I heart rock n roll. I guess it shows. :)
Shannon - I do too. I hope they tour this year!
Christina - I definitely had to put Jared on the list!!
Ali - Killers definitely put on a killer concert. :)
Tina - No, I don't care for country, but do have a few on my iPod. Most rap I don't like either. I do like occasional classical. But obviously mostly rock ! :)

Jennie Bailey said...

It was so difficult to narrow it down. I love that you did honorable mentions. I think I'll borrow your idea and do it as my blog post tomorrow. You have some great songs on here and I love the pics of you with the bands!

Ellie said...

I loved how you had honourable mentions. I should have done that! What amazing songs you have in your top ten. Sweet Child of Mine. I lived and breathed that song when it came out. Thanks for sharing!

My Top Ten Songs

RaShelle said...

Fun songs, girls. Loved Sweet Child of Mine. *sigh*

Elaine AM Smith said...

From the sound of your number one you'd like one of my favourites that didn't make the final list:ENTER SHIKARI - Sorry Your Not A Winner. I love your MCR and Killers choice too :)

Lydia K said...

I knew you'd have a lot of metal on here!
I love that Killers song!

James Garcia Jr said...

Wow, Kelly. Great list! I'm an old classic rock guy, but my oldest sone really turned me onto My Chem and 30 Seconds. Great stuff!


alexia said...

Great list! Love Sweet Child of Mine... def a classic fave. Awesome pics!

Liz Pezzuto said...

Yay for The Killers! Great list! :)

adrienne said...

I like the Killers' song too. I enjoyed your list but I can't say any of those would make my top ten...and pick an all time favorite? Impossible!

Jemi Fraser said...

You have been to some KILLER concerts!! :)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Dude, we have such similar tastes in music. I think whatever you would recommend I would buy! SUPERB choices!!

Paul Joseph said...

Alright Kelly! Nice to see some new picks here. Great choices, especially the songs from The Killers and 30 STM. Love them both!

Karen Peterson said...

I almost can't believe I left the Killers off my list!

This is a good one. Sweet Child of Mine almost made the cut, too. I like your style!

Patricia A. Timms said...

Guns N Roses, yeah baby! I was in LOVE with Slash. I had his poster plastered all over my bedroom walls and Motely Crue? Good times back then.

Great list!

Dawn Simon said...

Fun post! It's amazing, how many bands you've seen live! So cool!

I can't pick ten. Or I can, but it might be different tomorrow. The Killers are awesome!

Trisha said...

Nice list, there are some I don't know but intend to check out :D

Jessica Bell said...

Foo Fighters! Yeah Forgot to mention them :o) Great list!

Beth said...

Great list! Love the Foo Fighters and the Killers! I'll check out a few of the other songs I don't know.

Áine Tierney said...

Great list! It's great to see some of my favourites on a list and some songs I haven't heard of - as here's hoping they'll become favourites too! Thanks Kelly!

Dan said...

Wow, great list! It's cool that you were able to see all these acts in person.

Also, you weren't kidding about number one being catchy. "I want something get me through this...semi-charmed kinda life..."

That'll be going on all day...

Kelly said...

Jennie - Thanks! And do make a list. Difficult, but fun!
Ellie and Rashelle - Sweet Child is a great classic one that stands the test of time!
Elaine - Thanks for the song rec! I love discovering new bands I like!
Lydia, Adrienne, Liz, and Alexia - I could listen to the Killers all day!
James and Paul - MCR and 30STM are great to see in concert. The crowd goes nuts!
Jemi - Yes. I definitely love my concerts. Another next week!
Carol - We will have to meet one day and go to a concert together!
Karen - Thanks! I am obsessed with music!
Patricia - Slash is such an amazing guitarist! A true music legend!
Dawn - I had SUCH a hard time choosing.
Trisha - Thanks for stopping by and checking out my list!
Jessica - Love Foo. Their videos are so funny!
Beth - Both are fun to see live as well!!
Aine- THanks for coming by and checking it out!
Dan - It's SO catchy! And I just realized I forgot to number my list. That was actually my number 10! I went backwards!! :)

Christopher S. Ledbetter said...

Cool list. G-n-R's Welcome to the Jungle almost made it to my list.

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

GnR, The Killers and I LOVE YOUR SKIRT! So cute and sassy! And OMG,you and the Crue. Love it!

Dare to follow your heart

The Red Angel said...

Somebody Told Me is a great song, I agree! Who doesn't love some Bon Jovi? And this is the 2nd time I've seen Sweet Child of Mine during this blogfest :)


The Red Angel said...

Sorry, I meant Third Eye Blind! I don't know why I said Bon Jovi xD

RosieC said...

You've got some great songs here. Wild Side and Sweet Child of Mine--excellent! Also really like that Third Eye Blind. Thanks for sharing! :)

Suzanne Casamento said...

Kelly, you rock! You have to be the coolest mom on the planet. Seriously. :)

Kelly said...

Thanks, Christopher. I wish GnR stayed together longer to make more songs, but I'm sure Axl is not easy to work with!
Thanks, Sam! I have to wear that skirt with leggings because it is megashort!!
Red Angel - I listened to Third Eye Blind for much of the 90's over and over again!
Suz - THanks! And no, my kids don't think that, they think I'm strict with too many rules!!

Angela Ackerman said...

Oh man, I can only imagine how hard it was for you to narrow it down. I love so many of these, but then we're a rocker family too. Topping my list would be Riot by Three Days Grace. LOVE that song!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Deniz Bevan said...

I love how so many of us love Sweet Child O' Mine [g] And yay for the Foo Fighters!