Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The Queen's Meme #26 - Name That Tune



Mimi of The Queen's Meme has sent this in....




Welcome to the Queen's Tuesday Meme #26

Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious. Always fun!

Step out of the box. Be creative. Use your imagination.

No one's answers are quite like yours.

I was tagged by the musically prolific Starr who writes Here Comes A Storm in The Form of A Girl for a meme that was circulating on Facebook over the weekend. It calls for 25 answers (!) but not to worry, I have shortened it for our purposes here.


It's a simple NAME THAT TUNE meme with a Mimi twist.



The Rules : Once you have been tagged (or commanded by the Queen) you are supposed to write down the top 25 SEVEN songs you cannot live without. The ones you can listen to over and over and never get tired of. They don't have to be in any particular order. These are the songs that make you laugh, cry, think of an old friend, whatever the reason. I know it's impossible for many of us to narrow it down to seven. There are just too many songs. Instead, make a list of seven songs that move you personally and tell us why. What memory does the song evoke? What emotion? Where were you when you first heard it? We'd like to know what's in your musical memory bank. Name seven songs and tell us about your emotional connection to the song.

Fair enough?

Let's get started!


1. Hey Jude by The Beatles. This really brings back memories. I played it on my cassette player on my last day of school, and I always think of that when hearing it.


2. American Pie by Don McLean. One of my most enjoyable songs, and the one that I hum the most. I try to remember all the words and meanings.


3. Leaving On A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul & Mary. I hummed this when going on a plane to my vacation many years ago.

4: Female Of The Species by Space. This one has got one of the catchiest tunes of all. Love it! Heard it the first time and couldn't belive how good it was.


5. Dancing Queen by Abba. Ive seen this many a time on the stage version of Mamma Mia! Fantastic.




6. Morningtown Ride by The Seekers. One of the earliest songs I know. It always reminds me of when I weas very young.

7. San Francisco by Scott McKenzie. A song that sums up the 1960's. I just stop and listen when I hear this,

10 comments:

Jamie said...

Five out of seven are songs that mean a great deal to me, except that I always associate the Seekers with "Georgie Girl" and a wonderful British movie.

coopernicus said...

Gret picks although I don't know #4 at all...will have to seek it out...

Linda said...

I may have to try my hand at this meme and see what I can come up with.

"Dancing Queen" is not one of my favorite Abba songs but it is one that I can't help but sing along to!

mielikki said...

You had me until Dancing Queen...
great choices. I had such a hard time pickig only seven songs

Jean-Luc Picard said...

See 'Female of the Species' on YouTube.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

See 'Female of the Species' on YouTube.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

See 'Female of the Species' on YouTube.

The Gal Herself said...

What a terrific list, Captain! I love that original video of doe-eyed Paul at the piano, singing Hey Jude. Being able to recite *all* the words to American Pie has won me more than a couple bar bets. And you're right -- San Francisco is like For What It's Worth, as soon as you hear it, you're transported to another time.

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

These are great picks!
Especially American Pie.

Xmichra said...

lol.. i am with the others on dancing queen, but with ya on the rest :)