Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A View of the Ten - Desert Island Songs

I resisted the obvious pick. Click on the picture to see what it is.

If you were stranded on an island and could only have ten songs to listen to for the rest of your days (or until you were rescued), what would they be? It's tougher than you think to pick only ten songs. I got this from Facebook and thought it was fun, so I'm posting it here.

Choose wisely. Here's my list in no particular order. I've included video links to all of my picks if you want to hear the songs in their entirety.

1. Nessun Dorma, Luciano Pavarotti - the first time I heard him sing this, it brought me to tears

2. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.), Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - because the imagery would help me keep memories of my family close by

3. For All We Know, Billie Holiday (from "Lady In Satin") - the perfect farewell song, beautifully sung

4. Watermelon Man, Herbie Hancock (1973 "Headhunters" version) - I'd need one dance song

5. As, Stevie Wonder - every time I hear that song, I feel uplifted

6. Round Midnight, any version by Thelonious Monk - a masterpiece of piano playing and composition

7. Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue - Duke Ellington & Paul Gonsalves (the 1956 Newport recording) - to keep my spirits and energy up

8. Fine & Mellow, Billie Holiday (from "The Sound of Jazz") - because her work with Lester Young on this track is the definition of true love

9. Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin - I've always had a soft spot in my heart for that song

10. I'm Every Woman, Chaka Khan - they can't all be rocket science picks, and because I'd need an anthem if I'm stranded on an island by myself

More later, and be glad I didn't put this song on the list.



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