Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is an Audio Freebie! The Broke and the Bookish suggest Top Ten Audio Books You Should Listen To; Ten Books I Want to Listen to on Audio; 10 Bands You Should Check Out; Ten Podcasts You Should be Listening to; Ten of my All Time Favorite Albums; Ten Songs I Love, or anything else you can come up with.
Since I don’t really listen to audio books, I have decided to do Ten of my All Time Favorite Albums, and before we start I will admit that it was absolutely impossible for me to limit it to just ten because my mom introduced me to music at the age of 2, and I have loved and listened to many different genres ever since, and that’s quite a few years but I won’t say how many. Therefore, expect more cheats on this list than any of my previous lists. 😀
The Carpenters: The Singles 1969-1973. I LOVE this album. Karen had a fantastic voice and it was heartbreaking that she died so young.
I loved pretty much every song this man sang, and I loved his movies too, but these are two of the albums I listened to most. Elvis was also the first singer that I cried over when he died, and I named our first black Labrador Retriever after him.
Many people judged and criticized this man, but I always felt sorry for him. How could anyone expect him to be “normal” (whatever that really is) when he was raised by an abusive father who exploited his children, and he never had the opportunity to have any semblance of a normal childhood. He was incredibly talented both as a singer and as a dancer/performer, and I still miss him and hope his children will have a better life than he did.
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A lot of people think Cyndi is weird or strange, but she, too, is incredibly talented. I have loved her from the start. She’s given me great dance music and wonderfully artistic songs. I also never thought she sounded better than on the albums Hat Full of Stars and A Night to Remember.
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I fell in love with George Michael when I first saw the MTV video for “Wake Me Up Before You Go-G0”. Yes, he had a very controversial song on the Faith album, but I still loved him and found him extremely good looking. I was heart broken when he announced his choice to be gay, but he was another incredibly talented artist, and many artists seem to like to push the envelope and do something controversial. I don’t necessarily think that’s a good thing, but it’s not going to prevent me from loving a talented artist, just as I have been taught “Hate the Sin, Not the Sinner”. His album Listen Without Prejudice consisted of songs with strong and good messages. I even got to see him in concert when he did his “Faith” tour. That remains one of my favorite concert experiences.
Talk about controversial! Madonna is the epitome of controversial. I loved her when she first came out even though some of her songs, even then, pushed the envelope. I totally loved “Who’s That Girl” the album and the movie, and I almost all of my favorites are on The Immaculate Collection. However, I did lose respect for Madonna and stopped listening to her when she became too “over exposed” (if you get my drift) and erotic. That is just completely unacceptable and inappropriate as far as I’m concerned, and I believe it shows a lack of self respect. However, Madonna has talent. It’s just too bad she feels she always has to try to top herself and chooses to do so in inappropriate ways.
Yes, yet one more controversial artist. I have been a fan of Cher since I first saw her with Sonny Bono on Laugh-In, then I watched the Sonny and Cher show, and I always thought she had a great voice, but I totally became a fan when she made her musical comeback in 1987. I also enjoyed many of the movies she starred in over the years. However, I would never go to see her in concert because her choice of wearing too little clothes is just wrong. My two favorite Cher songs are “Bang-Bang (her single remake), and “Just Like Jesse James”.
I loved Pat Benatar’s heavy rock’n’roll. She sang songs about strong women, and I loved to listen to her music whenever I was angry. It gave me an outlet for my anger, in that listening to those tough songs with great beats always calmed me down.
Been a fan of Heart since I was in junior high school!
LOVE this album!
Okay, I know I’m supposed to be done and I’ve already cheated, but I have just a couple of more I want to share:
This man can sing a love song to me any time! He has a fantastic and distinctive voice! I don’t think I’ve ever heard him sing a song I didn’t enjoy. I also had the privilege of seeing him in concert once, right after he first cut his long curly locks! I didn’t know until I saw him that he had gotten his hair cut. At the time, I was very disappointed as I loved that mane. However, it didn’t take me long to get used to his short do, and he’s still handsome.
I have followed this woman’s life ever since she was first noticed as a young girl with a beautiful voice when she sang the song for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. At first I was appalled that she married Rene, who was soo old compared to her. But as I watched them over the years, it became evident that they truly loved each other and were meant for each other. I empathized with her as they struggled to have children, and all that she went through so that they could have their three beautiful boys. I cried with her when she lost Rene to throat cancer early this year. She has an incredibly beautiful voice.
These guys did a wonderful job with love songs as well. I also had the opportunity of seeing them in concert once — we sat in the third row from the front!
This is my current favorite male singer and these are my two favorite albums. I love to blast This is Not a Test as I’m driving. We had the privilege of taking our entire family to Toby’s Eye On It Tour concert, and we totally loved it!
This is my new favorite female singer and this album is awesome!
This is my favorite up and coming female singer, I suggest you watch for. This is a great album! I know Shelleen personally, not well, but a bit, and she has wonderful talent. She writes her own lyrics too. If you haven’t heard this album, I suggest you listen to it soon.
Okay, I’ll stop now, because I could go on for a long time yet. There are so many talented artists in so many different genres that I love, but you get the picture.
Who are some of your favorite music artists?