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#1988937 - 11/20/12 12:07 PM Songs that make you stay in your car
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Because my previous post was a bit negative I thought I'd try to balance with this one.

Occasionally when driving I find myself in the situation where I've reached my destination but a particularly good selection is playing on the radio.

Some are so good (IMHO) they will actually prompt me to stay in my car till they are over.

Examples:
Red Rain by Peter Gabriel
Barber's Adagio for Strings
Mendolsohn's Reformation Symphony final movement
American Pie by Don McLean
Brahms 3rd Symphony

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#1988963 - 11/20/12 01:43 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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Well, this goes back some years, but I remember the moment well.
I was a running late as usual teenager, scrambling to get out of the car, and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" came on the radio. Late or not, I was frozen by the sound coming out of the car speakers.
Classic.

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#1988973 - 11/20/12 02:08 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Originally Posted By: Strings & Wood
Well, this goes back some years, but I remember the moment well.
I was a running late as usual teenager, scrambling to get out of the car, and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" came on the radio. Late or not, I was frozen by the sound coming out of the car speakers.
Classic.


Many moons ago, very late at night, or maybe very early in the morning, the DJ on Top 40 WJPS 1330AM played the long version of that. It was mesmerizing.

Or maybe it was the mescaline. Whatever.
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#1988980 - 11/20/12 02:48 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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#1988999 - 11/20/12 03:50 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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I don't have a car but music to like

CHOPIN CHOPIN CHOPIN!
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#1989005 - 11/20/12 04:11 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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I'll hide behind my anonymity when I say this blush ... but Karen Carpenter often still makes me want to take it all in. Not the corny stuff, and there clearly was some. But the good stuff ... still love the voice ... and Richard was (is) quite an accomplished pianist as well.
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#1989011 - 11/20/12 04:29 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Originally Posted By: Strings & Wood
Well, this goes back some years, but I remember the moment well.
I was a running late as usual teenager, scrambling to get out of the car, and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" came on the radio. Late or not, I was frozen by the sound coming out of the car speakers.
Classic.


I loved the best of Motown. The Supremes had some great songs, too; I especially liked "You Can't Hurry Love." Summer of '66, the last year of great pop music...



Edited by ClsscLib (11/20/12 04:29 PM)
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#1989069 - 11/20/12 07:38 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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CCR's version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine is amazing as well. For ZZ Top "I Thank You" would keep me in the car for a long time if left on repeat inadvertently.
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#1989078 - 11/20/12 08:09 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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Since we are talking pop- Sigur Ros- Hoppipola- wow yes. I am not a pop fan but they are amazing- have some classical elements to their music. Their pianist is classically trained.
And Gong...
I have nearly all their CDs. They are the greatest pop musicians I have ever heard.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L_DQKCDgeM


Edited by EdwardianPiano (11/20/12 08:13 PM)
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#1989081 - 11/20/12 08:17 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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Classical Sigur Ros!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSIn5fSXtjw

This is truly awesome- see their reaction at the end, it is moving and powerful.


Edited by EdwardianPiano (11/20/12 08:28 PM)
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#1989089 - 11/20/12 08:39 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
MaryAnn Offline
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In a similar vein to Sigur Ros, Godspeed You Black Emporer's Moya would keep me in the car. These days there's quite a lot of Schumann that keeps me in the car.

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#1989096 - 11/20/12 08:47 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Greener]
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Originally Posted By: Greener
I'll hide behind my anonymity when I say this blush ... but Karen Carpenter often still makes me want to take it all in. Not the corny stuff, and there clearly was some. But the good stuff ... still love the voice ... and Richard was (is) quite an accomplished pianist as well.


Don't hide - boast of this proudly - Karen had maybe the most listenable voice ever in pop music...a voice with an extended range and a wonderful resonant quality... a voice that one could listen to for hours and never tire of...

And yes, Richard was indeed a very accomplished pianist...

If you want to hear both at their best get their Christmas CD...a marvelous listen...
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#1989153 - 11/20/12 10:40 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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Ella's voice stops me in my tracks. What a beautiful woman. I like the piano here, too. Headphones are worth the bother for this.



Ira Gershwin: "I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them."




Edited by Plowboy (11/20/12 10:45 PM)
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#1989157 - 11/20/12 10:47 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Originally Posted By: TrapperJohn[/quote

Don't hide - boast of this proudly - Karen had maybe the most listenable voice ever in pop music...a voice with an extended range and a wonderful resonant quality... a voice that one could listen to for hours and never tire of...

And yes, Richard was indeed a very accomplished pianist...

If you want to hear both at their best get their Christmas CD...a marvelous listen...


Yes, you're right of course. I said that since they were considered quite popish(?) it their hey day. But I was lucky enough to see them live and have learned to play a few of their hits. Yep, got the CD too and many others ... she is among my top all time female vocalists.

OK, I'm proud of it ... how's that. Here's one of my favorites ...


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#1989230 - 11/21/12 04:52 AM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

anything by Beethoven

anything by Chopin

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#1989248 - 11/21/12 07:09 AM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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OK...these might seem odd, as I wouldn't say they are my "favorite" songs in general, but...

Marshall Tucker - Can't You See
Allman Brothers - Jessica
Supertramp - The Logical Song

...each has multilayered arrangements that get more and more complex as the songs go on, so as they get closer to the end, I get more engaged and it's harder to turn it off. Great stuff to hear on a decent sound system.

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#1989265 - 11/21/12 08:27 AM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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Beatles: Here Comes the Sun
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#1989266 - 11/21/12 08:28 AM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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Quote:
Ella's voice stops me in my tracks. What a beautiful woman. I like the piano here, too. Headphones are worth the bother for this.


Yes she had a wonderful voice!
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#1989267 - 11/21/12 08:29 AM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: malkin]
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Originally Posted By: malkin
Beatles: Here Comes the Sun


That was written by the gorgeous George Harrison. He was the best of the Beatles!
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#1989282 - 11/21/12 08:57 AM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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Yeppers.
I bet George could make a good soup too!
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#1989289 - 11/21/12 09:03 AM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: malkin]
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Originally Posted By: malkin
Yeppers.
I bet George could make a good soup too!



Possibly! wink He was a gardener as well in his later life.


Edited by EdwardianPiano (11/21/12 09:04 AM)
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#1989432 - 11/21/12 02:16 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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Rule The World by Take That sung by Jonathan and Charlotte opera style in Italian. What makes it amazing is they are only 17 years old.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHQVKQET0os


And Unintended by Muse done by them- awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEs1EQ0CLPc&feature=related


Edited by EdwardianPiano (11/21/12 02:23 PM)
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#1989472 - 11/21/12 03:57 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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Originally Posted By: EdwardianPiano
Originally Posted By: malkin
Beatles: Here Comes the Sun


That was written by the gorgeous George Harrison. He was the best of the Beatles!


Gorgeous George? There was a professional wrestler by that name many years ago...but I never thought of Harrison as particularly so...perhaps I should check the Urban Dictionary for alternative street definitions... laugh
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#1989551 - 11/21/12 06:31 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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More Karen:


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#1989552 - 11/21/12 06:33 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Originally Posted By: TrapperJohn
Originally Posted By: EdwardianPiano
Originally Posted By: malkin
Beatles: Here Comes the Sun


That was written by the gorgeous George Harrison. He was the best of the Beatles!


Gorgeous George? There was a professional wrestler by that name many years ago...but I never thought of Harrison as particularly so...perhaps I should check the Urban Dictionary for alternative street definitions... laugh


LOL- George Harrison was defintely the best looking Beatle!
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#1989607 - 11/21/12 10:44 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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The greatest female pop singer ever- Dusty Springfield. Perfect pitch, perfect timing, tone, everything. Flawless. Puts those poplets today to shame.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuPOwe-2EYA
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#1989613 - 11/21/12 11:20 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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I love these oldies too, although I didn't even exist when they were recorded. I guess I just have good taste! laugh
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#1990853 - 11/25/12 10:43 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Schroeder II]
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Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen - Hot Rod Lincoln:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9QpDvhshOQ

It defies categorization, but is ridiculous amounts of fun.

This and virtually anything by Johnny "Guitar" Watson will keep me glued to wherever I am. Yes, this is my 2nd post (at least) to this thread. I could do a hundred more easily...
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#1993306 - 12/01/12 05:37 PM Re: Songs that make you stay in your car [Re: Bobpickle]
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Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

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The other morning I wished it could be OK to be late to work because "Fat Bottomed Girls" was playing.
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