Thursday, November 20, 2008

What's On Your iPod


What's on your iPod. Or CD player. Or for some of us, record player???
Whether you are exercising, dancing or just relaxing, what kind of music do you like to listen to?

37 comments:

Mom said...

I'm embarrassed to say, I don't own an iPod, LOL! I do, however, have iTunes on my MAC and here is a sampling of my "at work" tunes:

Queen
Lisa Loeb
Mob Hits I & II
Pink
Shakira
Neil Diamond
ELO
GoGos
Elton John
10,000 Maniacs

MonicaW42 said...

I'm 42 and listen to the younger music. I have an iPod and listen to anything from 3 Dog Night to Fergie. When I was always traveling for my job, I would download movies to it to watch on the plane. Now it's pretty much just music. I want fast music for working out. Mellow older music for when I'm cleaning the house.

Nina,
Yep still got a record player. I'm old school and don't want to get rid of some vinyl.

Guinevere said...

The first 10 tunes I came across with my iPod set on shuffle (I resisted the temptation to pick and choose in an attempt to look cooler):

Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight

Erie Canal – Bruce Springsteen

When You Were Young – The Killers

A Place to Call Home - Kim Richey

Veronica – Elvis Costello

Side – Travis

Crawling Back to You – Tom Petty

Don’t Drink the Water – Dave Matthews Band

Over the Rainbow – Iz (I've had this on for forever; I didn't add it after Monday's show!)

Jump Around - House of Pain

Generally speaking, my iPod is heavy on Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Natalie Merchant and REM. But I have fairly eclectic musical tastes.

nc resident said...

What is an Ipod. Im lost with a cellphone. But if I had one can it work like a MP3 I dont have that either LOL

SamanthaNC said...

Favorite 5:
Edwin McCain- I'll Be
Celtic Woman- Orinoco Flow
David Cook- The Time of My Life
Wille Nelson- Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain
Phil Wickham- Cannons

Mom said...

Guin -

I love Elvis Costello! Now you have me singing Veronica! :-)

Nina Bell said...

Monica,

My husband and I have one also and still have two very large boxes of record from the 70's. We listen every once and awhile. We have all of the Beatles on record but also have their music on CD. I will have to look at my iPod when I get home.

Jenn said...

Oh man, I love my Ipod!

I did shuffle and this is what came up:

The Pretenders - spiritual high
Feist - my moon my man
Hawksley Workman - it's a drug
LCD Soundsystem - time to get away
The Police - every breath you take
Kings of leon - sex on fire
Berlin - take my breath away
Adele - first love
Delta Spirit - children
Tokyo Police Club - nature of the experiment


Something that didn't come up and I love is Arcade Fire, Hey Rosetta! Wintersleep and Weezer.

Does anyone else have satellite radio? If so, what channels do you listen to?

rain88 said...

Shuffling my IPOD:

Whatg a Day for A Daydream - Loving Spoonful
Unknown Lebgend - Neil Young
Heartache Tonight - Eagles
Moondance - Van Morrison
These Eyes - Guess Who
In My Life - The Beattles
Don Quixote - Gordon Lightfoot
Crying - Don McLean

Musically I'm mostly stuck in the 70s.

I've read though everyone's list and I haven't heard of half of the artists. I'm so ancient.

MonicaW42 said...

Jenn,

We have XM radio. I listen to 7 (70's), 8 (80's), 9 90's) and 20 (20 on 20). When my husband is in the car and we are driving its NFL and Nascar that followed over from Sirius. (rolling eyes).

Nina,
You brought back memories with the Beatles. God I'm feeling old.

Saint said...

Monica42,
42 isn't old! No feeling old!

I purchased ipods, but don't actually own one. Hmmm...
I borrow my daughters' (or we'll share in the back because my son likes to drive.) I have no idea who I am listening to anymore, though they both have the sound track from Wicked and I recognize that. Happy memories.

Guinevere said...

I love Elvis Costello! Now you have me singing Veronica! :-)

I love him too! I also have "Every Day I Write the Book" and "Good Year for the Roses" on my iPod.

Kelley said...

I have a bunch of stuff...
The Twilight Soundtrack
If Today was your last day Nickelback

Beat It Fall Out Boy with John Mayer

Click Click Click NKOTB

Beautiful Disaster 311

Part of the Plan Dan Fogelberg

Washed by the Water Needtobreathe

In My Arms Plumb

Supermassibe Black Hole Muse

Love Story Taylor Swift

Come on Get Higher Matt Nathanson

I have a ton of stuff on my itunes, like 42 days of music, everything from Motzart to Eminem and back again. Some of that is stuff I don't like that my husband likes, like Jimmy Buffett,I prefer Dan Fogelberg, but to each their own, and I do love Cheeseburger in Paradise.

My parents were a big influence on my musical taste, they were into the Beach Boys, the Beatles and Dan Fogelberg, and then I learned about other music as I grew up. I like Pop, but I prefer the edgier alternative. I don't love rap, but I do like Eminem, but I think he has something to say and he does it a little differently than some of the rappers do.

I have really eclectic taste, I'll like something from an album, but not necessarily love the artist, I just like the sound of the cut. I like songs that don't sound like everything else out there. I like it different.

Kelley said...

Samanthanc, I think we're musically compatible! :D

Anya said...

MonicaW42 said..."I want fast music for working out. Mellow older music for when I'm cleaning the house."

I agree. My tastes vary depending on what I am doing or how I am feeling.

My favorite work-out song that never fails to pump me up: "Atomic" by Blondie.

Too bad my bad self hasn't seen the inside of a gym for more than two months!

SamanthaNC said...

Kelley-

I think we are! I also love The Beach Boys. . . and Eminem which I've always been embarrassed to admit!

MonicaW42 said...

Anya said...Too bad my bad self hasn't seen the inside of a gym for more than two months!


Anya,

I have you beat by 5 months. How sad is that? I do get on my treadmill at home if that counts. LOL

michelle said...

I have some of Elton John's songs. I really have a variety of music but nothing that the "young" people would probably like ( : I have the song, "Gloria" and "We are family". Yeah, I would probably be made fun of by what I have, especially by my young niece! in a good way though.

Mom,

Do not be embarressed! I'm so happy to see that I am not the only one with Neil Diamond & I see you also have Elton John ( :

I also love the voice of Andrea Bocelli--very relaxing!

Guinevere said...

Hey, I like Elton John. I don't even think of Elton John as embarrassing. I have "Tiny Dancer" on my iPod. I also really like "Daniel" and "Yellow Brick Road", to name a couple.

I consider Neil Diamond a teeny bit embarrassing (the ND song on my iPod, "If You Know What I Mean" - damn, I love that song). But really, it's music - if you like it, you like it - what's to be embarrassed about?

That said - possibly most embarrassing song on my iPod? Probably Britney Spears, "Everytime".

In general, I'm probably more into music that was a bit before my time. I do get bewildered by some of the popular music today - it happens to you, even if you think it isn't going to!

I like some Eminem too. Also some Dr. Dre. I think they might be the only rap/hip-hop artists on my iPod. Wait, I have "California Love" on there - that's Tupac, right? And Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony's "Crossroads" - that's a great song.

MonicaW42 said...

Guin,

I love California by Tupac.....

My mom is a big Neil Diamond fan, I was dragged to many a concert of his. I don't know why, but I was more into Tom Jones at that time. He oozed sex appeal. LOL I am old....

MoreCowbell said...

LOVE my I-Pod. I started out with a Mini and then upgraded to the I-Pod video. I have about 1400 songs, mostly classic hits.

Hey, I like Elton John. I don't even think of Elton John as embarrassing. I have "Tiny Dancer" on my iPod.

Okay, why is that embarrassing? "Tiny Dancer' is one of my all time favorite songs (and the scene from "Almost Famous" where they all start singing along to it is one of my favorite movie scenes). Best part of "27 Dresses" is when Heigl and Marsden butcher "Bennie and the Jets" at the bar. Elton is classic!

That said - possibly most embarrassing song on my iPod? Probably Britney Spears, "Everytime".

Ummm, yeah. I have "Baby One More Time" on my Pod. Yeah, I admit that's embarrassing.

As a child of the 70's and 80's, I have my fair share of campy, embarrassing bubble gum that I have downloaded and will unabashedly sing along to when no one is watching. Love my Motown, too.

There's another board I post on where they post a "Friday I-Pod Shuffle" thread (like above) and, you post the 10 songs that come up when you hit Shuffle, embarrassment be damned. Here's mine:

1. You Dropped a Bomb on Me: The Gap Band
2. All About Soul: Billy Joel
3. Understanding: Bob Seger
4. Maggie May (Unplugged): Rod Stewart
5. Born to Be Wild: Steppenwolf
6. The Spirit of Radio: Rush
7. Somebody Told Me: The Killers
8. Nights on Broadway: The Bee Gees
9. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting: Elton John
10. Streetcorner Symphony: Rob Thomas

MoreCowbell said...

Okay, that was fun. I'm going to do it again:

Next Ten on Shuffle:

11. Do You Want to Touch: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
12. Someone Saved My Life Tonight: Elton John
13. World: Five for Fighting
14. Anytime: Journey
15. Then Came You: The Spinners
16. Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
17. Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Stevie Wonder
18. Holiday; Green Day
19. Thing Called Love: Bonnie Raitt
20. Old Man: Neil Young

You know, nothing really embarrassing has come up, has it? I know they're in there. Oh, HERE'S ONE. Heh. Beat this for embarrassing. "Down By the Lazy River" by the Osmonds. You know you can't! ;)

Guinevere said...

MCB, the Osmonds? Yeah, I can't top that.

"Tiny Dancer' is one of my all time favorite songs (and the scene from "Almost Famous" where they all start singing along to it is one of my favorite movie scenes).

You know, I think it was that scene that made me really love that song; previously, it really wasn't one of my favorite Elton John songs. But it's so sweet.

I also have "I Want it that Way" by the Backstreet Boys on my iPod. Embarrassing, or not embarrassing?

Lizabeth said...

I'm game- here are the shuffle results :)....

--My Savior, My God *Aaron Shust
--Petit Papa Noel *Josh Groban
--Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas *Martina McBride
--It Did *Brad Paisley
--Popular *Wicked OBC
--At the end of the day *Les Mis
--Get me to the church on time *My Fair Lady
--The Chipmunk Song *The Chipmunks Christmas Album
--All I really want *Steven Curtis Chapman
--Purpose *Avenue Q
--Bad Day *Daniel Powter
--Out of my League *Stephen Speaks


(As you can see, I have Christmas music on there already :)! I am also a big fan of Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, but love musicals. In my ideal world, we would all randomly break out in song and dance routines... haha)

Jenn said...

Jenn,

We have XM radio. I listen to 7 (70's), 8 (80's), 9 90's) and 20 (20 on 20). When my husband is in the car and we are driving its NFL and Nascar that followed over from Sirius. (rolling eyes).


I listen to the 80's and 90's also. I also listen to The Verge, 20 on 20, Alt nation and some other that i don't know the name of. Ever since they did the switch they have renamed some of the channels and I am lost now. I haven't been in the car enough to really look around the new channels and i can't get a signal here at work.

I am actually excited about the NFL being on there. I love the Broncos! :)

Anya said...

Guinevere said...I also have "I Want it that Way" by the Backstreet Boys on my iPod. Embarrassing, or not embarrassing?

NOT embarrassing! One of the greatest "pop" songs of the last 20 years! No lie!

Anya said...

Lizabeth said..."In my ideal world, we would all randomly break out in song and dance routines... haha"

I have LOTS of songs from musicals on my iPod. Anything by Andrew Lloyd Webber. "Rent." Etc. I haven't seen "Wicked" yet, but based on everything people have told me about it, I know I will be adding that to my playlist as soon as I see it.

SamanthaNC said...

I loved the Backstreet Boys as teenager and I still do!

Anya said...

MoreCowbell said...Okay, why is that embarrassing? "Tiny Dancer' is one of my all time favorite songs (and the scene from "Almost Famous" where they all start singing along to it is one of my favorite movie scenes).

I completely agree about the song and that scene!

I think a great scene like that can really take your love of a song to a new level. I feel that way about the movie "Garden State". They played "The Only Living Boy in New York" by Simon & Garfunkel in one scene toward the end. I always loved that song, but it took it to a new level for me.

Lizabeth said...

Anya, as soon as you listen to Wicked you will never be the same. I am re-reading the book (so I can read the next two in the series!) and have seen the play in Chicago. Phenomenal.... let me know what you think!

Anya said...

SamanthaNC said...
I loved the Backstreet Boys as teenager and I still do!


Samantha, Backstreets Back!!! LOL


MonicaW42 said...I love California by Tupac

Agree! Another great workout song! Note to self, get to the gym!

Let's show a little love here for another talented hip-hop artist - Kanye West. Yes, the guy is an arrogant jerk, but "Golddigger" is a great song IMO. (Also, "Jesus Walks")

Lizabeth said...

http://www.todaysbigthing.com/betamax/betamax.swf?item_id=892&fullscreen=1


I post this for two reasons-- one, it deals with music and proves that generational gaps can be closed with the power of words.
Two, I laughed when I watched it. A lot.


(This is just meant as entertainment-- if anyone is offended I sincerely apologize! Mods, feel free to not post this if you think its not kosher :)!)

nomoredrama said...

I have a strangely eclectic taste in music. You'll find everything from hip-hop to broadway, from country to rock. I love all kinds of music.

And I have a Zune, not an ipod. Go against the grain, people (LOL)!

Kelley said...

Eminem which I've always been embarrassed to admit!

I was too, until another friend of mine said the same thing! I think his writing is incredible, violent and hostile, but incredible!

nomoredrama said...

I love eminem :-) I'm also embarrassed to admit it.

Nina Bell said...

Ok better late than never

Bon Jovi -Who's Says You Cant' Go Home
Bright Eyes - Devil Town

Johnny Cash
Counting Crows
Five For Fighting
Tom Petty
Green Day
Pink
Nickleback
Tammany Hall
Wynonna Judd
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Snow Patrol

Anya said...

Nina Bell said...
Bon Jovi -Who's Says You Cant' Go Home


That's a great uplifting song.

Johnny Cash

One of a kind. I wish he were still with us.

Counting Crows
Five For Fighting
Tom Petty
Green Day


All on my iPOD too. I love "100 Years"....

Snow Patrol

One of the few newer bands that I have been able to get into. Is there anything sexier than an Irish/Scottish accent? Sigh...