Saturday, May 23, 2009

Top 20 Songs about Maria

All of these songs are about characters named Maria. These are not songs about the same individual, but songs about many different types of women, who just happen to share the same name. This is my tribute to the different faces of Maria.

01. Blondie – Maria

Oooh don't you wanna' take her? / Wanna' make her all your own? / Maria / You've gotta see her / Go insane and out of your mind / Regina / Ave Maria / A million and one candle lights

02. The Sound of Music – How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

When I'm with her I'm confused / Out of focus and bemused / And I never know exactly where I am / Unpredictable as weather / She's as flighty as a feather / She's a darling! / She's a demon! / She's a lamb! / She'd outpester any pest / Drive a hornet from its nest / She could throw a whirling dervish out of whirl / She is gentle! She is wild! / She's a riddle! She's a child! / She's a headache! / She's an angel! / She's a girl! / How do you solve a problem like Maria?

03. Manuel Mijares – Maria Bonita

Amores habrás tenido muchos amores/ Maria Bonita, María del alma; / pero ninguno tan bueno ni tan honrado / como el que hiciste que en mi brotara

04. West Side Story – Maria

The most beautiful sound I ever heard: Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria . . . / All the beautiful sounds of the world in a single word . . Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria . . .

05. Santana – Maria Maria

Se mira Maria on the corner / Thinking of ways to make it better / Then I looked up in the sky / Hoping of days of paradise

06. Ricky Martin – Maria

Un, dos, tres / Un pacito pa' delante, Maria, / Un, dos, tres / Un pacito pa' tras / Aunque me muera ahora, Maria, Maria, te tengo que besar / Ella es como un pecado mortal / Que te condena poco a poco / Ella es un espejismo sexual / Que te vuelve loco, loco

07. Mago de Oz – Cantar de la Luna Oscura

Apuestos galanes la cortejan / y aquellos que la han conseguido / con el paso del tiempo la dejan / y ella llorando escoge el olvido. / Es la inocencia perdida. / Es la vejez negada. / Y unas lágrimas perdidas / María vive desesperada.

08. Counting Crows – Round Here

Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand / She said she’d like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis / She walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land /Just like she’s walking on a wire in the circus / She parks her car outside of my house / Takes her clothes off
Says she’s close to understanding Jesus / She knows she’s more than just a little misunderstood / She has trouble acting normal when she’s nervous

09. David Bisbal – Ave Maria

Ave María, cuando serás mía / Si me quisieras, todo te daría / Ave María, cuando serás mía / Al mismo cielo, yo te llevaría.

10. Brooks and Dunn – My Maria

My Maria don’t you know I’ve come a long, long way / I been longing to see her / When she’s around she takes my blues away / Sweet Maria the sunlight surely hurts my eyes / I’m a lonely dreamer on a highway in the skies

11. Café Tacuba – Maria

Sale sola de noche María, / pena por la ciudad, / recorriendo las calles que / un día negó besos en la oscuridad.

12. Men at Work – Maria

Maria was born in the country / She loved her homeland / Maria was from a poor family / For their girl they had greater plans

13. Kingston Trio – They Call the Wind Maria

Maria blows the stars around / And sends the clouds a’flyin’ / Maria makes the mountains sound / Like folks were up there dying / Maria / Maria / They call the wind Maria

14. Gipsy Kings – Bem Bem Maria

No te vallas / Muer mia / Tu no me dejas / Tu no te vallas / Igual que una chiquitana
No te vallas / Muer mia / Tu no me dejas / Tu no te vallas / Tu acerca a labandono
Bem bem bem Maria / Te quiero bem bem bem / Bem bem bem Maria

15. Green Day – Maria

Bring in the head of the government / The dog ate the document / Somebody shot the president / And no one knows where Maria went?

16. Ayumi Hamasaki – M

"Maria" There is someone I should love. / At times I feel very lonely. / But my needs are all filled / by the person I should love.

17. Mercedes Sosa – Maria, Maria

Maria, María / Es un don, es el sueño, el dolor / De una fuerza que nos alerta / Una mujer que merece vivir / Y amar como otra mujer del planeta

18. Alex Ubago – Maria

Maria te enseña que la vida / no es tan solo aquello que podemos ver / también las cosas que están escondidas / en cada uno / Maria puede quitarte el sueño / con un beso ya te puede convencer / y te hace parte de su universo / y para el mundo

19. Luis Enrique Mejia – Pobre la María

Frente al espejo que compro en el Oriental / Se pone su vestido y su collar / Talvez esta noche no le va tan mal /
Baja por Tiscapa hacia el Lobo Jack / Y en la madrugada, un día mas vieja / Regresa a su casa / Pobre la María

20. Scorpions- Ave Maria No Morro

Allá se escucha, al fin del día una plegaria / Ave Maria /
Allá se escucha, al fin del día una plegaria / Ave Maria / Ave Maria /
Aunque no tenga capilla, reza la gente sencilla / Ave Maria


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Top 20 Sing-Along Songs

Do you remember that Seinfeld episode where a guy would drop everything he was doing whenever "Desperado" came on? These songs have pretty much the same effect on me. I know all these lyrics by heart. These are my top 20 sing-along songs. These are my "Desperados"... funny enough, "Desperado" is not one of my "Desperados" je je je... A big shout out to Liana for suggesting this list. Thanks, you rock!

01. Don McLean – American Pie

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage / My hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No angel born in hell / Could break that Satan’s spell / And as the flames climbed high into the night / To light the sacrificial rite, / I saw Satan laughing with delight / The day the music died

02. Procul Harum – Whiter Shade of Pale

And so it was that later / as the Miller told his tale / that her face, at first just ghostly / turned a whiter shade of pale

03. Dire Straits – The Sultans of Swing

A get a shiver in the dark / it’s raining in the park / but meantime / south of the river you stop and you hold everything / a band is blowin’ Dixie / double four time / and you feel alright when you hear that music ring

04. Pink Floyd – When the Tigers Broke Free

It was just before dawn / one miserable morning in black ’44 / when the forward commander was told to sit tight / when he asked that his men be withdrawn / and the generals gave thanks / as the other ranks held back the enemy tanks for a while / the Anzio bridgehead was held for the price / of a few hundred ordinary lives…

05. Alice Cooper – You and Me

If I could take you to Heaven / that would make my day complete / but you and me / we ain’t superstars / what we are is what we are / a taste beyond that / well, that’s enough for me

06. Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn

Through autumn’s golden gown we used to kick our way / you always loved this time of year / those fallen leaves lie undisturbed now / because you’re not here…

07. Rush – Red Barchetta

I strip away the old debris that hides a shining car / a brilliant red Barchetta from a better vanished time / we fire up the willing engine / responding with a roar / tires spitting gravel / I commit my weekly crime

08. Iron Maiden – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

One after one / by the star dogged moon / Too quick for groan or sigh / Each turned his face with a ghastly pang / And cursed me with his eye / Four times fifty living men / (and I heard nor sigh nor groan) / With heavy thump, a lifeless lump / They dropped down one by one.

09. Mecano – Aire

Y como yo soy muy consciente / hasta en esta situación / decidí ser consecuente con mi nueva dimensión / y probé a ser respirado por la que duerme a mi lado / sin entrar en por menores / yo se hacer cosas mejores

10. Meat Loaf – Read’em and Weep

If I could only find the words then I would write it all down / If I could only find a voice I would speak. / Oh, it's there in my eyes / oh, can't you see me tonight? / Come on and look at me and read 'em and weep!

11. Planet P – Why Me?

Sitting up here / watching all the lights blink down below / the earth is turning / why does it go so slow? / I’m thinking about the girl I left behind / Houston, can you hear me? / or have I lost my mind? / Why me?

12. Billy Joel – Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

A bottle of white, a bottle of red / Perhaps a bottle of rosé instead / We'll get a table near the street / In our old familiar place / You and I - face to face hmmm / A bottle of red, a bottle of white / It all depends upon your appetite / I'll meet you any time you want in our Italian Restaurant.

13. Mago de Oz – Fiesta Pagana

Si no hay pan para los tuyos / y ves muy gordo al abad / Si su virgen viste de oro / desnúdala. / Como van a silenciar al jilguero y al canario / si no hay cárcel ni tumba para el canto libertario…

14. Jethro Tull – The Whistler

Deep red are the sunsets in mystical place / Black are the nights on summer-day sands / We’ll find a speck of truth in each riddle /Hold the first grain of love in our hands.

15. Les Miserables – Do you Hear the People Sing?

Do you hear the people sing? / Singing the songs of angry man? / It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again / When the beating of your heart / echoes the beating of the drums / there is a life about to start / when tomorrow comes

16. John Denver – Rocky Mountain High

He was born in the summer of his 27th year, / Coming home to a place he’d never been before
He left yesterday behind him / you might say he was born again / you might say he found a key to every door

17. The Police – Synchronicity II

Daddy grips the wheel and stares alone into the distance / He knows that something somewhere has to break / He sees the family home now looming in the headlights / The pain upstairs that makes his eyeballs ache / Many miles away / There's a shadow on the door / Of a cottage on the shore of f a dark Scottish lake / Many miles away…

18. Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof / You saw her bathing on the roof / Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you / She tied you to a kitchen chair / she broke your throne / she cut your hair / and from your lips she drew an Hallelujah

19. Bob Seger – Turn the Page

Here I am / on the road again / there I am / up on the stage / Here I go / playing star again./
There I go / turn the page.

20. Murray Head – One Night in Bangkok

Get Thai’d! / you’re talking to a tourist who’s every move is amongst the purest / I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine /

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Top 20 Songs about Angels

This week, a salute to all you angels out there: heavenly angels, earthly angels, fallen angels, angels & demons, lost angels, sexy angels, lusty angels, helping angels, wingless angels, pure and innocent angels, etc. This is for you, these are your songs, this is your music.

1. Robbie Williams – Angels

And through it all she offers me protection / a lot of love and affection / whether I’m right or wrong / and down the waterfall wherever it may take me / I know that life wont break me / when I come to call she wont forsake me / I’m loving angels instead

2. Juice Newton – Angel of the Morning

Just call me angel of the morning, angel / Just touch my cheek before you leave me /
Baby / Just call me angel of the morning, angel / Then slowly turn away from me

3. Aerosmith – Angel

You're my angel / Come and save me tonight / You're my angel / Come and make it all right

4. Nightwish – I Wish I Had an Angel

I wish I had an angel for one moment of love / I wish I had your angel / Your Virgin Mary undone
I’m in love with my lust / Burning angel wings to dust / I wish I had your angel tonight

5. Willie Nelson – Angels Flying To Close to the Ground

If you had not have fallen / Then I would not have found you / Angel flying too close to the ground / And I patched up your broken wing / And hung around a while / Tried to keep your spirits up / And your fever down

6. U2 – If God Will Send His Angels

If God will send his angels / And if God will send a sign / And if God will send his angels would everything be alright?

7. Goo Goo Dolls – Iris

And I'd give up forever to touch you / Cause I know that you feel me somehow / You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be / And I don't want to go home right now

8. Vince Gill & Trisha Yearwood – Another Angel Gets Its Wings

For each and every bell that rings / Another angel gets his wings / So show you care and share your light / And help an angel fly tonight

9. The Penguins - Earth Angel

Earth angel, Earth angel Will you be mine? / My darling dear / Love you all the time / I’m just a fool, / A fool in love, with you

10. Fire Inc. – Tonight It’s What it Means to be Young

But I don't see any angels in the city / I don't hear any holy choirs sing
And if I can't get an angel I can still get a boy / And a boy would be the next best thing
The next best thing to an angel / A boy would be the next best thing

11. Scorpions – Send me an Angel

The wise man said just find your place in the eye of the storm / Seek the roses along the way/
Just beware of the thorns / Here I am / Will you send me an angel? / Here I am / in the land of the morning star

12. Orquesta Mondragon – Angel Pecador

Ángel, tan peligrosa, tan infantil. / Ángel, le gusta verme sufrir. / Ángel, nunca me dices que sí, ni que no. / Ángel, juega con mi excitación./ ¡Dame tus labios de caramelo! / ¡Vamos juntos al séptimo cielo! / Yo soy tu Ángel…Ángel pecador.

13. Melissa Etheridge – Angels Would Fall

Angels never came down / There’s no one here they want to hang around /
But if they knew / If they knew you at all / Then one by one the angels / Angels would fall

14. Celine Dion – I’m Your Angel

I'll be your cloud up in the sky / I'll be your shoulder when you cry / I'll hear your voices when you call / I am your angel / And when all hope is gone, I'm here / No matter how far you are, I'm near / It makes no difference who you are / I am your angel / I'm your angel..

15. Rammstein – Engels

Angels live, they never die / Apart from us, behind the sky / They're fading souls who' ve turned to ice / So ashen white in paradise

16. Shaggy – Angel

Girl, you're my angel, you're my darling angel / Closer than my peeps you are to me, baby / Shorty, you're my angel, you're my darling angel / Girl, you're my friend when I'm in need, lady

17. Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons - Fallen Angel

Fallen angel, I'll forgive you anything / You can't help the things you do

18. Alejandra Guzmán – Cuidado con el Corazón

Ten cuidado con el Corazón / aquí abajo en este mundo material / te defiendes o te van a destrozar por nada / Ten cuidado con el corazón / con las alas y con todo lo demás / un descuido y te pueden desplumar / ¡Alerta!

19. Black Crows – She Talks to Angels

Says she talks to angels / they call her out by her name / She talks to angels / Says they call her out by her name

20. Angel – Sarah McLachlan

In the arms of an angel / Fly away from here / From this dark cold hotel room / And the endlessness that you fear / You are pulled from the wreckage / Of your silent reverie / You're in the arms of the angel / May you find some comfort there

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Top 20 Songs About Masturbation

1. The Divinyls - I Touch Myself

“Do we even need to write the lyrics here?/You know the damn thing by now don’t you? Don’t you? Fine, here it is/I don’t want anybody else/And when I think about you I touch myself/Ooh, ooh, ooh, aah.”

2. Billy Joel - Sometimes a Fantasy

"I didn't want to do it but I got too lonely/I had to call you up in the middle of the night/I know it's awful hard to try to make love long distance/But I really needed stimulation/Though it was only my imagination."

3. Billy Idol - Dancing with Myself

“When there’s no-one else in sight/In the crowded lonely night/Well I wait so long/For my love vibration/And I’m dancing with myself.”

4. Billy Squier - The Stroke

"You put your right hand out give a firm hand-shake/ Talk to me about that one big break/Spread your ear-pollution both far and wide/Keep your contributions by your side and stroke me, stroke me."

5. Britney Spears - The Touch of my Hand

“Cause I just discovered/Imagination’s taken over/Another day without a lover/The more I come to understand the touch of my hand/The small of my back/The arch of my feet/Lately I’ve been noticing the beautiful me/I’m all in my skin and I’m not gonna wait/I’m into myself in a most precious way.”

6. Cyndi Lauper - She Bop

“Do I wanna go out with a lions roar/Huh, yea, I wanna go south n get me some more/Hey, they say that a stitch in time saves nine/They say I better stop--or Ill go blind/Oop--she bop--she bop.”

7. The Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun

“Let me go on, like I blister in the sun/Let me go on, big hands I know your the one/Body and beats, I stain my sheets/I don’t even know why.”

8. Tori Amos - Icicle

“And when my hand touches myself/I can finally rest my head/And when they take from his body/I think I’ll take from mine instead/Getting off, getting off while they’re all downstairs.”

9. Prince - Darling Nikki

“I knew a girl named Nikki/I guess u could say she was a sex fiend/I met her in a hotel lobby/Masturbating with a magazine/She said how’d you like to waste some time/And I could not resist when I saw little Nikki grind.”

10. The Vapors - Turning Japanese

“This I’ve got your picture, I’ve got your picture/I’d like a million of you all round my cell/I want a doctor to take your picture/So I can look at you from inside as well/You’ve got me turning up and turning down/And turning in and turning ‘round/I’m turning Japanese, I think I’m turning Japanese.”

11. Madonna - Express Yourself

"What you need is a big strong hand to lift you to your higher ground/Make you feel like a queen on a throne/Make him love you till you can't come down"

12. The Who - Pictures of Lily

"Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful/ Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night/Pitcures of Lily solved my childhood problems/Pictures of Lily helped me feel alright".

13. Pink - Fingers

"When it’s late at night and you’re fast a sleep/I let my fingers do the walking/I press record I become a fiend/
And no one else is watching/I let my fingers do the walking"

14. Hawaiian Ryan - Weenie in a Bottle

No one wanted to be with me,Had to make my dream come true,I wanted to hump something,I didn't know what to do.
It seemed like a good idea,And no one else was around,I stuck my weenie in a bottle,And now I can't get it out!

15. Devo - Whip It

"When a problem comes along/You must whip it/Before the cream sits out too long/You must whip it/When somethings going wrong/You must whip it"

16. Save Ferris - Come on Eileen

"With you in that dress, oh my thoughts I confess verge on dirty, Ah come on eileen"

17. Green Day - Longview

"Bite my lip and close my eyes/Take me away to paradise/I'm so damn bored I'm going blind/And I smell like shit"

18. Elvis Costello - Pump it Up

Down in the pleasure centre/hell bent or heaven sent,listen to the propaganda,listen to the latest slander.
There's nothing underhand that she wouldn't understand. Pump it up until you can feel it. Pump it up when you don't really need it"

19. The Knack - My Sharona

"Ooh you make my motor run, my motor run./Gun it comin' off the line Sharona/Never gonna stop, give it up./Such a dirty mind. Always get it up for the touch of the younger kind. My my my i yi woo."

20. Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny

"Jenny, Jenny, you're the girl for me. You don't know me but you make me so happy. I tried to call you before but I lost my nerve. I tried my imagination, but I was disturbed."