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Music Meme - Top 50 artists and questions

Stolen from marcyjo: Answer the questions based on your current top 50 artists (as listed in your overall charts).

1. How did you get into 25? Michael Bublé
I heard his cover of the Spider-Man theme, which is TOTAL love. Then "Everything" sealed the deal.

2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22? Mika
"Grace Kelly". And while I like that song, it wasn't until "Big Girl, You Are Beautiful" that I fell. Hard.

3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33? The White Stripes
Okay... hmm. I can't think of anything! I mostly like them for their stripped-down rock sound.

4. What is your favorite album by 49? D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
The Pirates of Penzance

5. How many albums by 13 do you own? Adam Again
All of them? I guess... 6? Plus all of the side projecty things like Lost Dogs, but not the Cornerstone Live albums.

6. What is your favorite song by 50? Duran Duran
"Is There Something I Should Know"

7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad? The Magic Numbers
"Undecided" -- it's catchy but ultimately very sad.

8. What is your favorite album by 15? Daniel Amos
Without a doubt, Motor Cycle.

9. What is your favorite song by 5? Jonathan Coulton
A tie! "Skullcrusher Mountain" and "I Feel Fantastic."

10. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy? Sufjan Stevens
"The World's Colombian Exposition" - even though no one else seems to like it when I try to share it... LOL.

11. What is your favorite album by 40? PFR
Great Lengths

12. What is your favorite song by 10? Lily Allen
"The Littlest Things"

13. What is a good memory you have involving 30? Goldfrapp
Singing along to "Cologne, Cerrone, Houdini" with Ashlyn the first time she tried to sing it.

14. What is your favorite song by 38? KT Tunstall
Don't really have one!

15. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? Maroon 5
I get happy anytime I hear anything from It Won't Be Soon Before Long.

16. How many times have you seen 9 live? Regina Spektor
Never. I haven't seen anyone live for AGES.

17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23? John Linnell
Well, "Ana Ng," but of his solo work, it was "Illinois" from State Songs, because that's the first song on the album!

18. What is your favorite album by 11? OK Go
Oh no, the second album.

19. Who is a favorite member of 1? They Might Be Giants
John Linnell. Though I love Flansy, I ultimately go for the cerebral stuff Linnell writes.

20. Have you ever seen 14 live? Original Broadway Cast (Legally Blonde)
Nope! Never been to see a show on Broadway at all. :(

21. What is a good memory involving 27? Mediæval Bæbes
Learning about them from chickadilly!

22. What is your favorite song by 16? Steve Taylor
Oo. Tough one. "Jesus is for Losers" probably. (The title means something different than you think.)

23. What is the first song you ever heard by 47? Ideola
"How to Grow Up Big and Strong"

24. What is your favorite album by 18? Cake
Comfort Eagle

25. What is your favorite song by 21? Feist
"I Feel It All"

26. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? Bump of Chicken
NO IDEA - I listened to several albums of theirs exactly once and the sheer number of tracks bumped them this high... :(

27. What is your favorite album by 3? Danny Kaye
The Court Jester

28. What is your favorite song by 2? The Beatles
Oh, heck. I can't choose... lessee, "Something" has the highest play count right now, "Come Together" second.

29. What was the first song you ever heard by 32? Jonathan Larsen
"Seasons of Love" from Rent.

30. What is your favorite song by 8? Joss Whedon (Dr. Horrible)
"Brand New Day"

31. How many times have you seen 17 live? Gilbert and Sullivan
Heh. I've been in three live productions!

32. Is there a song by 44 that makes you happy? Claude Michel Schonberg
"Master of the House" from Les Miserables.

33. What is your favorite album by 12? The Choir
Circle Slide - one of the best albums ever made, IMHO.

34. What is the worst song by 45? The Scissor Sisters
Um, I'm uncomfortable with the title of "Tits on the Radio" *hides eyes*

35. What was the first song you ever heard by 34? Mike Doughty
"Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well"

36. What is your favorite album by 48? Rich Mullins
Probably the first one I ever heard, Pictures in the Sky, which contains "Screendoor."

37. How many times have you seen 42 live? The Cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Never, but I can always hope!

38. What is your favorite song by 36? Ai Otsuka
It used to be "Momo no hanabira," but Ashlyn drove it into the ground! So now it's "Freinger."

39. What was the first song you ever heard by 28? Jacob Heringman
Yet another one where I listened once and the sheer number of tracks bumped him high.

40. What is your favorite album by 7? Newsboys
HARD! Okay, I guess, Take Me to Your Leader

41. Is there a song by 31 that makes you happy? Hellogoodbye
"Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn"

42. What is your favorite album by 41? Linkin Park
I guess it's Hybrid Theory, though I might like others better if I listened again.

43. What is your favorite song by 24? The Fratellis
"Flathead"

44. Who is your favorite song by 4? Flight of the Conchords
ACK, how do I choose... "Ladies of the World" has the highest playcount, though.

45. Who is your favorite member of 20? Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (Avenue Q)
Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Kate Monster)

46. Is there a song by 29 that makes you sad? Relient K
"Deathbed"

47. What was the first song you heard by 46? Veggie Tales
The songs on Where's God When I'm Scared?

48. What is a good memory you have of 37? Dufay Collective
I remembered my days in Early Music Ensemble at University of North Texas. :)

49. What is your favorite album by 43? Chagall Guevara
There was only ever ONE. And it's a classic.

50. What is your favorite song by 35? Death Cab for Cutie
"I Will Follow You Into the Dark" - though I ultimately don't agree with the worldview behind the lyrics.

Wow, that took a solid HOUR to do. But fun!

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( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
gapporin
Oct. 4th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Yoinked. :)
htbthomas
Oct. 4th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
I will go check it out soon! :)
chickadilly
Oct. 4th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
Oh I have to do this meme. :)

Once again you are a music guru - which of these artists should i check out? :D :D
htbthomas
Oct. 4th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
Hmm... There are a couple of ways... I suppose you could go to this page, and click the number of plays (for example, They Might Be Giants has 790 plays right now) Then play the song with the highest playcount to see if you like it. (Except I just did that with "Ana Ng" and it was actually "Another First Kiss" (live) instead... so I guess take your chances... or try the videos.)

Or you could decide based on the style (I know you already have some of these):

80's
Duran Duran

Children's
Veggie Tales

Christian Rock/Pop
Newsboys
Relient K
PFR
Ideola
Rich Mullins

Christian Alternative Rock
Adam Again
The Choir
Daniel Amos
Steve Taylor

Classic Rock
The Beatles

Early Music
Jacob Heringman (Lute)
Mediæval Bæbes

Electronica
Goldfrapp

Indie Rock
OK Go
Cake
Maroon 5 (though I debated putting them here)
The Fratellis
Hellogoodbye
The White Stripes
Mike Doughty
The Magic Numbers
Linkin Park
Chagall Guevara

Japanese (J-Pop or J-Rock)
Ai Otsuka
Bump of Chicken

Musicals
Dr. Horrible (Joss Whedon)
Legally Blonde
Gilbert and Sullivan / D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Avenue Q (Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx)
Rent (Jonathan Larsen)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Les Miserables (Claude-Michel Schonberg)

Parody/Satire/Humor
Flight of the Conchords
Jonathan Coulton

Quirky Indie (mostly rock or pop/rock)
They Might Be Giants
Sufjan Stevens
Regina Spektor
Lily Allen (though she's also pop)
Feist
John Linnell
Mika (I'm not sure where he belongs)
KT Tunstall (she might be more straight indie rock)
Scissor Sisters

Standards/Crooners
Danny Kaye
Michael Buble
Ella Fitzgerald
chickadilly
Oct. 4th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
yeah, I probably have maybe half of those artists - but some of them I'd never heard of before! :D It's always fun to find new music - and I trust your tastes as you havent let me down yet. :D
htbthomas
Oct. 4th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Well, can I help you try out any of them? Let me know!
marcyjo
Oct. 4th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
28. What is your favorite song by 2? The Beatles
How in the world do they expect anyone to pick a favorite Beatles song? That's like someone asking you which of your kids is your favorite. :D

37. How many times have you seen 42 live? The Cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Nerdgasm! It always makes me giggle to find other people with this on their lastfms! If my heart could beat it would break my chest! *giggle*

40. What is your favorite album by 7? Newsboys
HARD! Okay, I guess, Take Me to Your Leader


Oh, my! I haven't thought about Newsboys in years! I LOVED that song! *sings* Isabelle is a belly dancer with a kleptomaniacs restraint..."

htbthomas
Oct. 4th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
You're right! It's almost impossible to pick a favorite Beatles song...

Oh, I just LOVE the Buffy musical. Dr. Horrible beats it in sheer awesome, but it's pretty darn close.

I love the Newsboys - did you see my comment to gapporin above? We've seen them 4-5 times live as well. Wait oops! It was on his entry: We actually have been following the Newsboys since their first album. They opened for Mylon and Broken Heart at a show we saw in Abilene in '89 or '90. But how far they've come!

Edited at 2008-10-04 09:30 pm (UTC)
svgurl
Oct. 5th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
Ooh, this looks cool! I really enjoyed reading it. And I LOVE Michael Buble. "Everything" is one of my favorite. Since I manage to slash everything, I'll have to admit that's my Clark/Ollie song (set in Ollie's POV). *giggles* ;)
htbthomas
Oct. 5th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
Michael Buble is total love. I just had no idea how much I would like him...

And really? Even though I'm a music person, I've never given any characters or pairings a special song. *shrugs*
solitary_zero
Oct. 5th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
Stealing! :D
htbthomas
Oct. 5th, 2008 11:57 am (UTC)
Cool! I'll be on the lookout!
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