Friday, August 28, 2009

Top 20 Songs About Women

01. Helen Reddy - I Am Woman

I am woman, hear me roar / In numbers too big to ignore / And I know too much to go back an' pretend'cause I've heard it all before / And I've been down there on the floor / No one's ever gonna keep me down again

02. Christina Aguilera - Can't Hold Us Down

This is for my girls all around the world / Who’ve come across a man who don’t respect your worth / Thinking all women should be seen, not heard / So what do we do girls? / Shout louder! / Letting them know we’re gonna stand our ground / Lift your hands high and wave them proud / Take a deep breath and say it loud / Never can, never will, cant hold us down

03. Destiny's Child - Independent Woman

Tell me how feel about this / Who would I want if I would wanna live / I worked hard and sacrificed to get what I get / Ladies, it ain't easy being independent

04. Mindy McCready - Guys Do it All the Time

Guys do it all the time / And you expect us to understand / When the shoes on the other foot / You know that’s when it hits the fan / Get over it, honey, life’s a two way street / Or you wont be a man of mine / Sure I had some beers with the girls last night / Guys do it all the time

05. Ricardo Arjona - Mujeres

Mujeres, lo que nos pidan podemos / Si no podemos no existe / Y si no existe lo inventamos por ustedes / Mujeres, lo que nos pidan podemos / Si no podemos no existe / Y si no existe lo inventamos por ustedes

06. Los Prisioneros - Corazones Rojos

Eres ciudadana de segunda clase / sin privilegios y sin honor / porque yo doy la plata / estas forzada a rendirme honores y seguir mi humor / búscate un trabajo, estudia algo / la mitad del sueldo y doble labor si te quejas hay esta la puerta / no estas autorizada para dar opinión / Corazones rojos, corazones fuertes

07. Aretha Franklin - Respect

What you want baby I got / What you need / You know I got it / All I'm askin' is for a little respect / When you come home / Baby when you come home / Respect

08. Euryhtmics – Sisters are Doin' it for Themselves

'Cause there's something we forgot to say to you we say / Sisters are doin' it for themselves / Standin' on their own two feet an ringin' on their own bells / Sisters are doin' it for themselves. / Now this is a song to celebrate / The conscious liberation of the female state.

09. Meredith Brooks – Bitch

I’m a bitch / I’m a lover / I’m a child / I’m a mother / I’m a sinner / I’m a saint / I do not feel ashamed / I’m your hell / I’m you dream / I’m nothing in between / You know you wouldn’t want it any other way

10. Whitney Houston - I am Every Woman

I’m every woman / Its all in me / Anything you want done baby / I do it naturallyI’m every woman / Its all in me / I can read your thoughts right now / Every one from A to Z

11. Donna Summer - She Works Hard for the Money

Twenty five years have come and gone / And she seen a lot of tears / of the ones who come in / They really seem to need her there / It’s a sacrifice working day to day / for little money just tips for pay / But its worth it all just to hear them say that they care

12. No Doubt - Just a Girl

Take this pink ribbon off my eyes / I’m exposed / And it’s no big surprise / Don’t you think I knowExactly where I stand / This world is forcing me to hold your hand

13. Alicia Keys - A Woman's Worth

Wanna please, wanna keep, wanna treat your woman right / Not just told but to show she is worth your time / You will lose if you choose to refuse to put her first / She will if she can’t find a man who knows her worth,

14. Des'ree - You Gotta Be

Listen as your day unfolds / Challenge what the future holds / Try and keep your head up to the skyLovers, they may cause you tears / Go ahead release your fears / Stand up and be counted / Don't be ashamed to cry / You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold / You gotta be wiser, you gotta be hard / You gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger / You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm / You gotta stay together

15. Dido – Hunter

With one light on in one room / I know you’re up when I get home / With one small step upon the stair / I know your look when I get there / If you were a king up there on your throne / Would you be wise enough to let me go / For this queen you think you own / Wants to be a hunter again / Wants to see the world alone again / To take a chance on life again / So let me go

16. Britney Spears - Stronger

Hush.. just stop / there's nothing you can do or say (baby) / I've had enough /I'm not your property as from today (baby) / you might think that I wont make it on my own but now I’m stronger than yesterday / Now it’s nothing but my way / my loneliness ain't killing me no more

17. Green Day – She

She screams in silence / A sullen riot penetrating through her mind / Waiting for a sign to smash the silence / With the brick of self control / Are you locked up in a world / That’s been planned out for you? / Are you feeling like a social tool without use ?

18. John Lennon - Woman is the Nigger of the World

We make her paint her face and dance / If she won’t be a slave, we say that she don’t love us / If she’s real, we say she’s trying to be a man / While putting her down, we pretend that she’s above us / Woman is the nigger of the world...yes she is / If you don’t believe me, take a look at the one you’re with / Woman is the slave of the slaves / Ah, yeah...better scream about it

19. Ciara - Like a Boy

What If I?.../Had A Thing On The Side? Made Ya Cry? Would The Rules Change Up?...Or Would They Still Apply?... If I Played You Like A Toy?...Sometimes I Wish I Could Act Like A Boy

20. Silvio Rodriguez - Mujeres

Me estremeció la mujer que parió once hijos / En el tiempo de la harina y un kilo de pan / Y los miró endurecerse mascando carijos / Me estremeció porque era mi abuela además / Me estremecieron mujeres
Que la historia anotó entre laurels / Y otras desconocidas, gigantes / Que no hay libro que las aguante / Me han estremecido un montón de mujeres/ Mujeres de fuego, mujeres de nieve

Monday, August 24, 2009

Top 20 Songs about Love & Friendship

Falling in love with your best friend could be best or the worst thing that could ever happen to you... You know each other's habits, quirks and obsessions. You've been there to see the good and bad and you've stuck with them through thick and thin... but there is also a fine fine line between a fairy tale and a waste of time... these are my top 20 songs about falling in love with your best friend...

01. Alanis Morrisette – Head Over Feet

You're the best listener that I've ever met / You're my best friend / Best friend with benefits / What took me so long? / I've never felt this healthy before / I've never wanted something rational / I am aware now / I am aware now

02. Survivor – The Search is Over

How can I convince you what you see is real? / Who am I to blame you for doubting what you feel / I was always reachin', you were just a girl I knew / I took for granted the friend I have in you / I was living for a dream, loving for a moment / Taking on the world, that was just my style / Now I look into your eyes I can see forever, the search is over / You were with me all the while

03. Vicentico – Algo Contigo

Hace falta que te diga que me muero por tener algo contigo? / Es que no te has dado cuenta de lo mucho que me cuesta ser tu amigo / ya no puedo acercarme a tu boca sin deseártela de una manera loca / necesito controlar tu vida / ver quien te besa y quien te abriga

04. REO Speedwagon - Can’t Fight this Feeling

I can't fight this feeling any longer / And yet I'm still afraid to let it flow / What started out as friendship, has grown stronger / I only wish I had the strength to let it show

05. Avenue Q – There’s a Fine, Fine Line

There's a fine, fine line between a lover and a friend / There's a fine, fine line between reality and pretend / And you never know 'til you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb / There's a fine, fine line between love and a waste of time / There's a fine, fine line between a fairy tale and a lie / And there's a fine, fine line between "You're wonderful" and "Goodbye." / I guess if someone doesn't love you back it isn't such a crime / But there's a fine, fine line between love and a waste of your time.

6. Deanna Carter – How Do I Get There From Here?

We've always been the best of friends / No secrets and no demands / But suddenly from somewhere out of the blue / I see a different light around you / One thing I haven't told you, I just want to hold you / And never let go, I need to know / How do I get there from here? / How do I make you see? / How do I tell you what my heart's been tellin' me? / Lost in you lovin' arms that's where I wanna be / You know I love you / How do I get there?

7. Billy Joel – This Night

Didn't I say I wasn't ready for a romance? / Didn't we promise we would only be friends / And so we danced though it was only a slow dance / I started breaking my promises right there and then / Didn't I swear there would be no complications? / Didn't you want someone who's seen it all before / Now that you're here it's not the same situation / Suddenly I don't remember the rules anymore

8. Mariah Carey – I’ve Been Thinking About You

We've known each other / For a long long time / But I never really noticed / All the magic in your eyes / I've been around you / A thousand times before / And you've always been a friend to me / But now I'm wanting more / I must have been so blind / I never realized / You're the one that's right for me

9. Moldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You.

You're a part time lover and a full time friend / The monkey on your back is the latest trend / I don't see what anyone can see in anyone else...but you / I'll kiss you on the brain in the shadow of the train / I'll kiss you all starry eyed my body swingin' from side to side / I don't see what anyone can see in anyone else...but you / Here is the church and here is the steeple / We sure are cute for two ugly people / I don't see what anyone can see in anyone else...but you

10. Beauty & The Beast – Something There

New and a bit alarming / Who'd have ever thought that this could be? / True that he's no Prince Charming / But there's something in him that I simply didn't see before

11. Avenue Q – Mix Tape

He likes me / I think he likes me / Does does he 'like me' like me, like I like him? / Will we be friends / Or something more? / I think he's interested, / But I'm not sure /

12. Dionne Warwick & Johnny Mathis – Friends in Love

Friends in love / Sometimes, lonely nights turn into sunny days / I never thought I’d feel this way, I never knew / That you and I were meant to be in love / Oh darling, you’ve always been around to see me through / How was I to know you make my dreams come true? / Time and time again we fall, always on our own / But now we’re friends in love / Hoping that we always will be friends in love / Strong when we’re together / Darling now we’ve got forever and a day / Don’t you go away.

13. Tim McGraw – My Best Friend

You’re more than a lover / There could never be another / To make me feel the way you do / Oh we just get closer / I fall in love all over / Every time I look at you / I don’t know where I’d be / Without you here with me / Life with you makes perfect sense / You’re my best friend / You’re my best friend, oh yeah

14. Paul Baribaeu – Falling in Love with your Best Friend

Last summer I was living down in Bloomington / it had been so long since I felt young / maybe I was just running away / as if it's just a bad thing to try and make my life better / I heard a song once / about falling in love with your best friend / I'd give about anything to hear that song again

15. ABC – All of my Heart

Once upon a time when we were friends / I gave you my heart. the story ends / No happy ever after, now were friends / Wish upon a star if that might help / The stars collide if you decide / Wish upon a star if that might help

16. Journey – Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?

Lost in twilight, the memories / Precious moments, you and me / We've been old friends, all through the years / Picture postcards, sharing tears / What's in our hearts, there's never time, to say / Need you tonight, lover don't fade away / I've seen your city lights / As I walk away / Why can't this night...go on forever

17. Melissa Etheridge – Angels Would Fall

So I'll come by and see you again / I'll be such a very good friend / Have mercy on my soul / I will never let you know / Where my mind has been / 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

18. Todd Rundgren - Can We Still Be Friends?

Let's admit we made a mistake / But can we still be friends / Heartbreak's never easy to take / But can we still be friends / It's a strange, sad affair / Sometimes seems like we just don't care / Don't waste time feeling hurt / We've been through hell together

19. The Commodores – Still

So many dreams that flew away / So many words we didn't say / Two people lost in a storm / Where did we go? / Where'd we go? / We lost what we both had found / You know we let each other down / But then most of all / I Do Love You / Still!

20. The Counting Crows - Accidentally in Love

So she said what's the problem baby? / What's the problem I don't know / Well, maybe I'm in love / Think about it every time / I think about it / Can't stop thinking 'bout it / How much longer will it take to cure this? / Just to cure it cause I can't ignore it if it's love / Makes me wanna turn around and face me but I don't know nothing 'bout love

Friday, August 14, 2009

Top 20 Songs about Mothers

In Costa Rica, Mother's day is on Aug. 15th. I think we may be one of the very few countries around the world that celebrate Mother's day in August instead of May. Whatever the case may be, I wanted to take this opportunity to explore mothers from different angles - good and bad. These are my top 20 songs about mums.

10000 Maniacs – Eat for Two

O, Baby blankets and baby shoes, baby slippers, baby spoons, walls of baby blue / Dream child in my head is a nightmare born in a borrowed bed / Now I know lightning strikes again / It struck me once, then struck me dead / My folly grows inside of me / I eat for two, walk for two, breathe for two now.

Celine Dion – The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face

The first time ever I lay with you / and felt your heart beat close to mine / I thought our joy would fill the earth / and last 'till the end of time, my love / and last 'till the end of time

Live – Lightning Crashes

Lightning crashes, a new mother cries / this moment she's been waiting for /the angel opens her eyes / pale blue colored iris / presents the circle / and puts the glory out to hide, hide

John Lennon – Mother

Mother, you had me but I never had you / I wanted you but you didn't want me / So I got to tell you / Goodbye, goodbye.

Pink Floyd – Mother

Hush now baby, baby, don't you cry / Momma's gonna check out all your girlfriends for you Momma won't let anyone dirty get through / Momma's gonna wait up until you get in Momma will always find out where you've been / Momma's gonna keep Baby healthy and clean Oooo babe / Oooo babe / Ooo babe, you'll always be baby to me

Tracy Bonham – Mother Mother

Mother, mother / Can you hear me? / Yeah, I'm sober, sure, I'm sane / Life is perfect / Never better / Still your daughter / still the same

The Beatles – Lady Madonna

Lady Madonna, children at your feet / Wonder how you manage to make ends meet / Who finds the money? / When you pay the rent? / Did you think that money was heaven sent?

Merle Haggard – Mama Tried

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole / No-one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried / Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied / That leaves only me to blame 'cos Mama tried.

Paul Simon – Mother & Child Reunion

No I would not give you false hope / On this strange and mournful day / But the mother and child reunion / Is only a motion away, oh, little darling of mine.

Queen Lattifah – When You’re Good to Mama

Got a little motto / Always sees me through / When you're good to Mama / Mama's good to you. / There's a lot of favors I'm prepared to do / You do one for Mama, she'll do one for you.

Jeannie C. Riley – Harper Valley PTA

Now Mr. Harper couldn’t be here cause he’s stayed too long in Kelly’s Bar again / And if you smell Shirley Thompson’s breath you’ll find she’s had a little nip of gin / And then you have the nerve to tell me as a mother you think that I ain’t fit / Well this is just a little Payton Place and you’re all Harper Valley hypocrites / Now I wouldn’t put you on because it really did / It happened just this way / That day my mama socked it to the Harper Valley PTA

Rolling Stones – Mother's Little Helper

Things are different today, I hear evry mother say / Cooking fresh food for a husbands just a drag / So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak / And goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper / And two help her on her way, get her through her busy day

Enimen – Cleaning Out my Closet

I'm sorry mama, I never meant to hurt you, I never meant to make you cry, but tonight I'm cleanin' out my closet,

Kate Bush - Mother Stands for Comfort

She knows that I’ve been doing something wrong / but she won’t say anything / She thinks that I was with my friends yesterday / but she won’t mind me lying / because Mother stands for comfort / Mother will hide the murderer.

2 Pac – Dear Mama

Pour out some liquor and I reminisce / Cause through the drama / I can always depend on my mama / And when it seems that I’m hopeless / You say the words that can get me back in focus / When I was sick as a little kid / To keep me happy there’s no limit to the things you did / And all my childhood memories / Are full of all the sweet things you did for me / And even though I act crazy / I got to thank the Lord that you made me / There are no words that can express how I feel / You never kept a secret, always stayed real / And I appreciate how you raised me / And all the extra love that you gave me / And there’s no way I can pay you back / But my plan is to show yo that I understand / You are appreciated.......

Spice Girls – Mama

Back then I didn’t know why / Why you were misunderstood / So now I see through your eyes / All that you did was love / Mama I love you, mama I care / Mama I love you, mama my friend / My friend

Liz Phair – Little Digger (My Mother is Mine)

Dig little digger, don't be shy / You saw your mother with another guy / You think you'll tell her that she's one of a kind, you say / My Mother is mine

Boys II Men - A Song for Mama

You taught me everything / And everything you’ve given me / I always keep it inside / You’re the driving force in my life, yeah / There isn’t anything / Or anyone I can be / And it just wouldn’t feel right / If I didn’t have you by my side

Diana Ross – A Mother’s Love

A mother’s love is forever / A mother’s love is for free / It doesn’t matter if you’re good or bad / She’s there for whatever you need

Hank Williams Sr. – Message to my Mother

Take this message to my mother / It will fill her heart with joy / Tell her that I've met my Savior / God has saved her wand'ring boy / The tears and sorrow I have caused her / How I wish I could repay / But tell her I'll be waiting for her / We'll meet in Heaven some glad day.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Top 20 Forgotten Songs from the 80's

I graduated from High School in 1984. Therefore, the soundtrack to my high school and college years is full of 80’s music. And there was a lot of great music in the 80’s, but unfortunately some of it have gotten lost or forgotten in the sands of time. Most 80’s compilation albums would include songs from like “Come on Eileen” or “Take on Me”, but forget great songs both from well known bands and one-hit wonders. These are my Top 20 Forgotten Songs from the 80’s.

01. Elton John – In Neon

02. Saga – On the Loose

03. Planet P Project – Why Me?

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04. Chris De Burgh – Don’t Pay the Ferryman

05. Modern English – Hands Across the Sea

06. XTC – Senses Working Overtime

07. Ultravox – Reap the Wild Wind

08. Chilliwalk – My Girl

09. Dire Straits – Skateaway

10. Aerosmith – The Lightning Strikes

11. Red Rider – Light at the End of the Tunnel / The Human Race

12. Kansas – Play the Game Tonight

13. Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming

14. Greystone Hughs – Talk It Over in Bed

15. The J. Geils Band – Angel in Blue

16. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band – Voice of America’s Sons

17. Joe Jackson – The Real Men

18. Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet – Everlasting Love

19. Survivor – The Moment of Truth

20. Lords of the New Church – Open Your Eyes

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Top 20 Songs about Superman

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! Yes, it's Superman, strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman, who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.

01. Five for Fighting – Superman (It’s Not Easy)

I’m more than a bird / I’m more than a plane / More than some pretty face beside a train / It’s not easy to be me / I’m only a man in a silly red sheet / Digging for Kryptonite on this one way street / Only a man in a funny red sheet / Looking for special things inside of me

02. Three Doors Down – Kryptonite

You called me strong, you called me weak / But your secrets I will keep / You took for granted all the times / I never let you down / You stumbled in and bumped your head / if not for me then you would be dead / I picked you up and put you back / on solid ground / If I go crazy then / Will you still call me Superman? / If I'm alive and well / Will you be there holding my hand? / I'll keep you by my side / with my Superhuman might / Kryptonite

03. Spin Doctors – Jimmy Olsen’s Blues

I think I'm going out of my brain / I got it so bad for little miss Lois Lane / Oh Lois Lane, please put me in your plan / No, you don't need no Superman / Come on down town and stay with me tonight / I, I got a pocket full of Kryptonite.

04. Crash Test Dummies - Superman’s Song

Tarzan wasn't a ladies' man / He'd just come along and scoop 'em up under his arm / Like that, quick as a cat in the jungle / But Clark Kent now there was a real gent / He would not be caught sittin' around in no / Junglescape, dumb as an ape doing nothing / Supermen never made any money / For saving the world from Solomon Grundy / And sometimes I despair the world will never see / Another man like him

05. Sugarhill Gang – The Rapper’s Delight

This young reporter I did adore / so I rocked a vicious rhyme like I never did before / She said damn fly guy I’m in love with you / the Casanova legend must have been true / I said by the way baby what's your name / said I go by the name of Lois Lane / and you could be my boyfriend you surely can / just let me quit my boyfriend called Superman / I said he's a fairy I do suppose / Flying through the air in pantyhose / He may be very sexy or even cute / but he looks like a sucker in a blue and red suit

06. Genesis – Land of Confusion

Ooh Superman, where are you now? / When everything has gone wrong somehow / The men of steel, the men of power / are losing control by the hour.

07. Eminem – Superman

Hey call me Superman / leap tall hoes in a single bound / I'm single now, got no ring on this finger now / I'd never let another chick bring me down, in a relationship / Save it bitch, babysit, you make me sick / Superman ain't savin' shit, girl you can jump on Shady's dick / Straight from the hip, cut to the chase, I tell a muthafuckin' slut, to her face / Play no games, say no names, ever since I broke up with what's her face / I'm a different man, kiss my ass, kiss my lips, bitch why ask /

08. Flaming Lips – Waiting for Superman

Tell everyone waiting for Superman / That they should hold on as best they can / He hasn't dropped them, forgot them, or anything / It's just too heavy for Superman to lift

09. REM – I am Superman

I am, I am, I am Superman / And I know what's happening / I am, I am, I am Superman / And I can do anything / I am, I am, I am Superman / And I know what's happening / I am, I am, I am superman / And I can do anything

10. The Kinks – Wish I Could Fly (Like Superman)

Woke up this morning, what did I see? / A big black cloud hanging over me / I switched on the radio and nearly dropped dead / The news was so bad that I fell out of bed / There was a gas strike, oil strike, lorry strike, bread strike / Got to be a Superman to survive / Gas bills, rent bills, tax bills, phone bills / I'm such a wreck but I'm staying alive / Superman, Superman, wish I could fly like Superman / Superman, Superman, I want to be like Superman

11. Donovan – Sunshine Superman

Superman or Green Lantern ain't got a-nothin' on me / I can make like a turtle and dive for your pearls in the sea, yeah!

12. Bush – Superman

Oh Superman / Where have you gone? / With a little more time and a six leaf clover /
Just a little more head to make you bolder / Just a little more sound

13. Barbra Streisand – Superman

Baby I can fly like a bird / When you touch me with your eyes / Flying through the sky / I've never felt the same / But I am not a bird / And I am not a plane / I'm superman

14. Jim Croce – You Don’t Mess Around with Jim

You don’t tug on Superman’s Cape / You don’t spit into the wind / You don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger / And you don’t mess around with Jim

15. Celi Bee – Superman

Superman, you make me feel I'm the Queen of the world
Superman, you make me feel so special when You move me up and down and round

16. Good Charlotte – Superman Can’t Walk

You call yourself a Lois Lane, and you're in pain, and I'm insane / You don't want my help, you don't need my help / I watch you fall down from the sky, I'll just sigh / Who is gonna save you? / Yeah I've heard the talk / Superman can't walk

17. Miguel Bose – Super Superman

Super Superman / Don’t you understand we love you? / Super Superman / Don’t you know you are my hero? / Knock’em dead! / Superman! / Knock’em dead! / I’ll tell you how to hit the beat
Superman! / Super superman / Can’t you see I am your first fan? / Teach me how to fight / Tell you how to dance zit all right

18. Laszlo Bane – I’m No Superman

Well I know what I've been told / Gotta break free to break the mold / But I can't do this all on my own / No I can't do this all on my own / I know that I'm no Superman / I'm no Superman / I'm no Superman

19. Genesis – The Carpet Crawlers

Mild mannered Supermen are held in Kryptonite / And the wise and foolish virgins giggle with their bodies glowing Bright / Through a door a harvest feast is lit by candlelight / Its the bottom of a staircase that spirals out of sight.

20. Dave Matthews Band – Where are you Going?

I am no Superman / I have no reasons for you / I am no hero / Oh, that's for sure
But I do know one thing / Is where you are is where I belong / I do know where you go / Is where I want to be

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