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13 August 2008 @ 02:38 pm
Songs from before we were born.  
Here is all three of us giving a quick list of some good songs from before our own time.
Hope you enjoy.

Mae:
"Spend, spend, spend" by The Slits. 1979.
The terrors of filling an empty life or problems with a shopping obsession. This song proves that this type of problem is not just one for the kids of our day and age.

"She'd Rather Be With Me" by The Turtles. 1967.
These boys truly appreciate a nice and faithful girl. They don't sound like they'll be going to buy a dog anything soon.

"I Can Never Go Home Anymore" by The Shangri-Las. 1965.
A heartbreaking tale of a girl leaving home all over a fight with a mother about a boy. It will definitely make you love your mum a bit more if you give it a listen. The vocal work is very haunting in it's own way, and the music arrangement is excellent for a nice sad song.

"Mongoloid" by Devo. 1978.
A bit un-PC, but it's sort of the thing you'd expect from them to have a song with a person with a slight mental problem to be able to function in every day life. It sounds nice a poppy, though!

"He's So Fine" by The Chiffons. 1963.
Girls in those days would do anything for a guy they fancied, and they proved it with sweet little songs. They seem pretty determined to get him, too. A good beat to bop your head to and definitely inspires some good feelings.

"Killer queen" by Queen. 1974.
It had to be done, though we all may have heard this song before, it's a classic tune to the high-priced whore. Though, I may not be a prostitute, this song can do a good shout for a lot of girl power.




Deanna:
1) One way or Another - Blondie
A really upbeat, sing along dance song. I remember being six years old and dancing to it with my mum. It's brilliant. With the unmistakeable vocals of Debbie Harry. About a girl saying she's going to the guy she wants, one way or another. I really, really enjoy this song.

2) Beat it - Michael Jackson
Fall Out Boy just covered it, and it's being played everywhere. But hello?! The original is way better! How could I not put this song in here?

3) Every Breath You Take - Police
This song is very haunting. At first, to me, it sounded like a warped love song, but then I was told it was about a stalker. And I don't think I can see the difference, except now, the lyrics haunt me even more. It's a really great slow song, with an amazing set of lyrics, even if the reason behind them is slighty more morbid than you'd like.

4) Karma Chameleon - Boy george
Excentric and amazing. This is another song from my childhood. It's so much fun! There's some harmonica in there, and some really colourful lyrics, literally. I see it as a kind...scorned love song? I don't know, you tell me. Have a listen.

5) Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
This has been my favourtie Beatles song since I was little. From their Magical Mystery Tour album, whenever I listen to it, I feel at home. This song for me, is perfection.

6) Tainted Love - Soft Cell
While it was originally done by Gloria Jones, it got Soft Cell in the charts when they released it in '81. I'm sure you've all heard the Maryln Manson version, this is far more 80's. With some brilliant backing vocals, complete with "ooaawwooaahhh"'s splattered everywhere. It's great. I love it. You will.




Nicole:
1) Biggest Part of Me - Ambrosia.
The band formed in Los Angeles in the early 1970's. This song came off of one their '80s albums. The song is sweet, what can I say? David Pack's voice is wonderful. “You changed my life, you made it right.” Sure it‘s a sappy love song, but who doesn‘t love a good one every once in a while?

2) Fire and Ice - Pat Benatar.
The album that this is on (’Precious Time’) came out in 1981. She’s got a hell of a voice. You might know her from her hit “Heartbreaker”. No matter what song you’re talking about, she hits with spectacular lyrics. Worth a try, she’s got songs for most moods.

3) We Can Be Together - Jefferson Airplane.
Also known as “Jefferson Starship”. They’re a ’60s band, probably best known for “Somebody to Love”. But this song is outstanding. That’s really all I can say. It’s just peaceful.

4) So Alive - Love and Rockets.
A song from 1989. This song is probably in a Rock genre, but it’s slower than that. The lead (excuse me for not knowing his name) has a very deep voice, but it goes so well with the song. It’s hard to explain. But, great song nonetheless.

5) You’ll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine) - Lou Rawls.
Quite the soul song. Lou Rawls has one of the most amazing voices I’ve ever heard. He may be best known for this song, but that doesn’t make his others any less special. This song is so sweet and easy to dance along with. This song came out in the late ‘70s, early ‘80s.

6) Alone - Heart.
This song is out of 1983. Oh, wow. I love Heart but this song is my all time favorite. Song about wanting someone. It’s just beautiful. “’Till now I’ve always been on my own, I never really cared until I met you.” Wonderful.
 
 
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