Sunday, September 26, 2010

Top 20 Saddest Songs

Spinner wrote "There's no shortage of sad songs about rainy days and lovers who don't bring flowers. And then there are songs that truly bring the pain -- songs so despairing they can make us wonder why we even bother". This goes out to everyone out there who is really in pain... these are my Top 20 Saddest Songs.

1. Johnny Cash - Hurt

What have I become, my sweetest friend, Everyone I know goes away in the end, and you could have it all, my empire of dirt, I will let you down, I will make you hurt

2. REM - Everybody Hurts

If you're on your own in this life, the days and nights are long, When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on, Well, everybody hurts sometimes,everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes

3. George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today

He stopped loving her today, they placed a wreath upon his door, and soon they'll carry him away, He stopped loving her today

4. Judy Collins - Send in the Clowns

Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer, Losing my timing this late in my career? And where are the clowns? There ought to be clowns. Well, maybe next year.

5. Leonardo Favio - Abuelita Zenaida

Abuelita: no se apene cuando usted lea esta carta yo habré salido a Miami en un barquito de carga a buscar otro destino quiero ver como sacarla de este tugurio del rancho porque a mí me parte el alma
verla ya tan viejecita salir todas las mañanas a vender frutos maduros por las calles bogotanas

6. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven

Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven? I must be strong and carry on, 'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven

7. Don McLean - Crying

I thought that I was over you but it's true, oh so true, I love you even more than I did before
but darling, what can I do? oh you don't love me and I'll always be crying over you, crying over you

8. Dan Fogelberg - Go Down Easy

And it’s hard to go down easy; And it’s hard to keep from cryin’; And it’s hard to lose a lover in the early part of autumn.

9. John Michael Montgomery - The Little Girl

She said I know that man up there on that cross I don't know His name But I know He got off Cause He was there in my old house and held me close to His side As I hid there behind our couch The night that my parents died

10. Nazareth - Love Hurts

Some fools think of happiness, blissfulness, togetherness, some fools fool themselves, I guess
They're not foolin' me, I know it isn't true I know it isn't true, love is just a lie made to make you blue, love hurts

11. Eric Carmen - All By Myself

Hard to be sure, sometimes I feel so insecure, and love's so distant and obscure, remains the cure, All by myself, don't wanna be all by myself, anymore

12. Gary Jules - Mad World

And the tears are filling up their glasses, no expression, no expression, and in my head I want to drown my sorrow, No tomorrow, No tomorrow

13. Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

I've never seen a night so long when time goes crawling by, The moon just went behind a cloud to hide its face and cry

14. Elaine Page - Memory

Memory, all alone in the moonlight, I can smile at the old days, I was beautiful then, I remember the time I knew what happiness was, let the memory live again

15. The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

And you cant fight the tears that ain't coming, or the moment of the truth in your lies, when everything feels like the movies, yeah, you bleed just to know you're alive.

16. Martina McBride - Concrete Angel

Somebody cries in the middle of the night, the neighbors hear but they turn out the light, a fragile soul caught in the hands of fate, when morning comes it will be too late

17. The Smiths - I Know It's Over

Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head, and as I climb into an empty bed, oh well. Enough said, I know it's over - still I cling, I don't know where else I can go

18. The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name, nobody came, Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave, No one was saved, all the lonely people, Where do they all come from?

19. Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father

If I could get another chance, another walk, another dance with him, I'd play a song that would never ever end, how I'd love love love to dance with my father again

20. A Chorus Line - At The Ballet

Life with my dad wasn't ever a picnic, more like a "Come as you are, when I was five I remember my mother, dug earrings out of the car, I knew they weren't hers, But it wasn't, something you'd want to discuss. He wasn't warm. Well, not to her. Well, not to us. But everything was beautiful at the ballet...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Top 20 Songs on First Name Basis

One of my best friends challenged me to come up with a list of songs with first names in their titles. Never one to back away from a challenge, I rolled up my sleeves and proceeded to answer to her request. Here are my conditions: First names are just one word. Two word first names or two first names are not allowed. Therefore, Billie Jean, Barbara Ann or Bobby Sue became inelegible. Also, I'm not counting songs written for pets with human names. So, no Mandy or Ben here. Also, I'm not accepting full names (first name + last name), which leaves out Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift, for example. Finally, I'm not accepting songs that mention a first name as part of their title. I want songs that the first name is the title, not part of it. Get it? Then, no Arthur's Theme, or Alice's Restaurant or even Hey Jude or My Sharona. Ufff!!! So, finally... Here are my top 20 songs using a first name as their title: The Top 20 Songs on First Name Basis.

1. Van Morrison / The Doors - Gloria

2. Blondie - Maria

3. Don McLean - Vincent

4. Kiss - Beth

5. Abba - Fernando

6. Fleetwood Mac - Sara

7. The Police - Roxanne

8. The Beatles - Michelle

9. Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon

10. Toto - Rosanna

11. Eric Clapton - Layla

12. Elton John - Daniel

13. The Kinks - Lola

14. The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

15. Suzanne Vega - Luka

16. The Rolling Stones - Angie

17. Boston - Amanda

18. Carly Simon - Jesse

19. Steely Dan - Peg

20. Umberto Tozzi / Laura Branigan - Gloria

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Top 20 Nude Music Videos

Nudity is becoming more and more mainstream in music videos. I think people are finally realizing that far from being offensive, it is a natural part of life. Some of these videos contain explicit or implicit nudity. Whenever possible, I tried to find the uncensored version. However, in some cases, the full "uncensored" version does not exist or was never released or broadcast, or simply may not be available in the Internet. Feast your eyes as these are my Top 20 music videos featuring Nudity.

1. Calle 13 - Calma Pueblo

2. Alanis Morissette - Thank U

3. Blink 182 - What's My Age Again?

4. Erykah Badu - Window Seat

5. Duran Duran - Girls on Film

6. Molotov - Rasta Mandita


7. Matt & Kim - Lessons Learned

8. Queen - Bicycle Race

9. NIN - Closer

10. Metallica - Turn the Page

11. HIM - Wicked Game

12. Tatu - Beliy Plaschik

13. Mylene Farmer - L'amour N'est Rien

14. Natalie Imburglia - Want

15. Bjork - Cocoon

16. Madonna - Justify My Love

17. Britney Spears - Womanizer

18. Camile - Ta Douleur

19. Massive Attack - Be Thankful For What You've Got


20. Lisa Stansfield - Never Never Gonna Give You Up

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Top 20 Cheesiest Love Songs

Some people want to fill the world with cheesy love songs. What's wrong with that? Well, besides the fact that after a while you want to rip your ears off, nothing really. The world could sometimes use a little more cheese... myself, I'm partial to a nice buffalo mozzarella or some tasty Gouda... but Cheez Wiz would also do just fine, thank you very much... Here are my top 20 cheesiest love songs of all time.

1. Chicago - You're the Inspiration

2. Captain & Tenille - Muskrat Love

3. Air Supply - The One That You Love

4. Michael Bolton - How am I Supposed to Live With You?

5. James Blunt - You're Beautiful

6. Enrique Iglesias - Hero

7. Debbie Gibson - Lost in Your Eyes

8. Rex Smith - You Take My Breath Away

9. Lionel Richie - Hello

10. Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do It For You)

11. Chris DeBurgh - Lady in Red

12. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

13. Billy Ocean - Suddenly

14. Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack - Tonight, I Celebrate My Love

15. Richard Marx - Hold On To The Nights

16. Debbie Boone - You Light Up My Life

17. REO Speewagon - Can't Fight This Feeling

18. Extreme - More Than Words

19. Mike Reno & Ann Wilson - Almost Paradise

20. Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On