Saturday, May 12, 2012

Alphabeat

First things first, title inspiration:


A-Z, Bay-bee

This was inspired by fellow blogger, Misfit Librarian. I tweaked it a little, but it has the same basic idea. I'm going to name a song that I like for each letter of the alphabet. Fun, right?? Here we go!

A- "All I Ever Wanted," by Kelly Clarkson. Quite possibly my favorite track from the album of the same name. Here, Kelly rocks out while singing of love complications. While it was a single, it never received a music video. Such a shame.

B- "Beat Goes On," by Madonna featuring Kanye West. Great dance song from Madge's "Hard Candy" album. It was supposed to be a single, but didn't end up being one for some reason. Oh well.

C- "California King Bed," by Rihanna. This song is Rihanna's best vocal performance to date. An R&B girl's take on a country-tinged rock & roll slow jam works pretty well here, wailin' guitars and all. I love to sing along to this one. :)

D- "Domino," by Jessie J. Fun, catchy music with great vocals to boot. What more could you ask for?

E- "Everytime We Touch," by Cascada. Me and my friends loved this techno song in high school. And it's a really cute song to use in AMVs (anime music videos).

F- "Forget You," by Cee Loo Green. Otherwise known as...Motown sendoff! This is my go-to karaoke song. XD

G- "Grow a Pear," by Ke$ha. I just love her attitude. And this song contains lyrics that are pretty appropriate for this post's subject matter: "If I'm bein' honest, I'm just not hooked on your phonics." She's the dance commander, and I'm more than happy to follow her orders. ;)

H- "Hallelujah," by Paramore. Paramore is my favorite band, and this might very well be my favorite song of all time. It's just so...exciting!

I- "If We Ever Meet Again," by Timbaland featuring Katy Perry. Pretty great team up here. Both artists have big personality and the chemistry worked well in this resulting song.

J- "Just Dance," by Lady Gaga. The one that started it all! Love me some Gaga. <3

K- "Killing Me Softly," by the Fugees. Lauryn Hill is amazing. 'Nuff said.

L- "Love On Top," by Beyonce. This song has cute lyrics and a nice 90's groove to it. And hello, 4 key changes! One of the best songs from her.

M- "Mama Says," from "Footloose." I played the character who sings this song, Willard, and it was a nice moment for me. :)

N- "No Scrubs," by TLC. Shout out to my sister in law, Sarah- this is our jam.

O- "Open Arms," by Journey/Mariah Carey. Both versions of this song are amazing. I'm taken back to a younger version of myself in the 90's whenever I hear the gorgeous vocals and epic orchestration of this song.

P- "Party in the U.S.A." I don't care too much for Miley, but MAN is this a fun song. Also, did you know that Jessie J wrote it?

Q- "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)," by Doris Day. This song has such a sweet and simple message: Don't worry too much about the future; just live your life and things will work out for the best. Doris Day is quite classy and the production reminiscent of little Italy here only adds to this song's charm. And I'm not ashamed to say that the first time I heard this song was on "The Simpsons." lol

R- "River of Dreams," by Billy Joel. My family and I used to always have dance parties to this song. ...My family is awesome.

S- "Suddenly Monday," by Melanie Chisholm. This song oozes cuteness. It's what I refer to as a "Muppet" song, because it totally makes me picture Muppets dancing in the background. Look it up and you'll see what I mean.

T- "Till The World Ends," by Britney Spears. This is one of my favorite Britney songs. The beat is incredible! And believe it or not, Ke$ha assisted in the song's writing.

U- "Unbroken," by Demi Lovato. This serves as a very cool title track to Lovato's most recent album. The lyrics are similar to another Demi song, "Skyscraper" in its themes of self-empowerment and features a slick electro sound that just screams to be danced to. Future single, please!

V- "Viva La Vida," by Coldplay. This was the song that made me start to like Coldplay. In my eyes, I see it as their turning point from somewhat dreary and boring to interesting and enjoyable.

W- "Weight of the World," by Evanescence. This has got to be one of my favorite songs from this band. It contains heavy metal combined with Amy Lee's enchanting vocals: "If you love me, then let go of me...I won't be held down by who I used to be."

X- "XOXOXO," by The Black Eyed Peas. Clever, catchy little tune. :P

Y- "You Make Me Feel..." by Cobra Starship featuring Sabi. Still a hot jam, 1+ year later.

Z- "Zombie," by the Cranberries. What a great song with meaningful lyrics assisted by quality production. Do yourself a favor and look it up if you haven't heard it.

Next time, won't you sing with me? ;)

-J

4 comments:

  1. i remember hearing Doris Day sing this song, and I sang it to myself and hummed it all the time. Thanks for the memories!

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