Friday, September 10, 2010

Music Makes The People Come Together . . .

Back when Tower Records was a brick and mortar store they had a magazine that was available for free just inside the front door.  Within the magazine there was a column called "Desert Island Discs" which the writer would pick which compact discs they would take with them if they were stranded on a desert island.

As a huge music lover, I would often try to compile my own "Desert Island Discs."  Over the years my list has evolved some, but for the most part the list has remained fairly constant.

With the most recent update to the iTunes application there is a new feature called Ping.  Ping is an attempt at social networking for the music geek.

When creating your Ping profile you have to choose 10 CDs that you like.  I had an extremely hard time narrowing my list down to 10.  As I was creating my list I reflected back on my "Desert Island Disc" list.

Here are my 10 CDs:

1.  Madonna's Ray Of Light

2.  Frou Frou's Details

3.  Tori Amos' From The Choir Girl Hotel

4.  Ray Lamontagne's Trouble

5.  Mariah Carey's Mariah Carey

6.  Michelle Branch's The Spirit Room

7.  Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill

8.  Michael Jackson's Thriller

9.  Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814

10.  Terence Trent D'Arby's Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby

So Loyal Readers, what are your Desert Island Discs?  Share your choices in the comment section because I am always up for finding new music to enjoy!

The Song Of The Day - Music by Madonna


  1. JUST 10?? wow a tough assignment first thing in the morning. Also I am now aware of how dusty our CD's are due to this assignment! OkaY AT 7 AM sEPT. 10 here are my faves. Hope Greatest hit compilations count!
    1.Heart-Dreamboat Annie
    2.Eagles-Hotel California
    3.B-52's -Love Shack
    4.Bangles-Greatest Hits
    5.Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young-So Far
    6.James Taylor-October Road or Gorilla (too early to decide!)
    7.Rolling Stones-40 licks
    8 Patsy Cline- (yes thanks to Allison) The Very Best
    9. Jesse Cook-Frontier
    10.Vince Guaraldi-Charlie Brown Christmas
    Okay that was hard but I gave it a shot! Looking forward to researching some of your faves of which I am ignorant!Happy Friday!

  2. I don't have the whole CD, but I do own some songs from the B-52's Love Shack, The Bangles and Heart.

    Great start to the morning Joanne! Thank you!

  3. In no particular order:
    1.) Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    2.) Billy Joel - Greatest HIts Vols. I and II (it's a double disc but I'm counting it as 1!)
    3.) Bon Jovi - Cross Road
    4.) Chris Isaak - Forever Blue
    5.) Coldplay - X&Y
    6.) Counting Crows - Hard Candy
    7.) Dave Matthews Band - Before These Crowded Streets
    8.) David Gray - White Ladder
    9.) Jamie Cullum - Catching Tales
    10.) Madonna - Ray of Light

    *Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby's Classic Christmas, but only during the holiday season

    I can't do it! I'm only at letter M in my iTunes and I'm already at 10 picks, really 11. Hmm.... this will take longer than I thought. I know R.E.M.'s 'Automatic for the People' has to be on here, as well as Tom Petty's 'Wildflower.'
    And something by Matchbox Twenty. And Nick Drake.
    Oh, and Peter Gabriel, probably 'So' or 'Us'.
    And Sting/The Police.
    And Simon & Garfunkel.
    And the Wallflowers.

    And that doesn't even include the soundtracks, like 'Grease,' 'Grease 2,' and 'Rent.'

    This is impossible. It can't be done.

  4. Can't I just tune into Pandora with the coconut iPhone that the Professor will make for me?

  5. Quoting from iTunes. "Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent d'Arby is a strong debut by this young singer, who wrote virtually every note, played a multitude of instruments, and claimed that this wwas the most important album since the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper." He was modest, eh? But I do like the guy's work!!!

  6. Erin - Because you broke the rules first and extended beyond the 10 CD limit, I would like to add the following 5 CD's to my list:

    11. Sara McLachlan's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
    12. James Blunt's Back To Bedlam
    13. Annie Lennox's Diva
    14. Depeche Mode's Songs Of Faith And Devotion
    15. Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway

    Mary - Who asked on Facebook where was Deborah? Debbie Gibson's Out Of The Blue almost made the list. I played that cassette tape till it about wore out, I think I burned out on it. My other criteria was that the CD has to be one that I can listen to beginning to end without skipping any songs. I can't say Debbie passes that requirement.

    Rene - Mr. D'Arby definitely thinks very highly of himself! I actually began to like that CD more and more as time went on.

    SK - If the professor makes you a coconut iPhone more power to you!