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May 30

100 Songs! For Melodious Success!

Apropos as I am 39 today. Per promiscuous tagging by Noisy Noisy Man based on Baddieverse entry:

I’m giving you this playlist, which I will upload to an iPod soon, to give you a springboard into the world of music. You will eventually develop your own taste in music, but for now, consider this your starter kit. These songs kept me sane during my dark times of depression and drama. These songs accompanied me during my happiest of days. Let this list be your first soundtrack to your triumphs and tragedies. Just don’t dick around with your iPod while driving.

So, in no particular order, mixing sung and purely instrumental pieces, 100 songs, maybe not to save your life, but as a Chronicle of Time Passing (some songs here have many versions; the version here is the meaningful one for me).

1. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive, Buddy Rich

2. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

3. I’m Sitting On Top Of the World, Bobby Darin

4. I’ll be Seeing You, Iggy Pop (Jazz at Ste.Germaine)

5. My Baby Just Cares for Me, Nina Simone

6. Danke Schoen, Wayne Netwton

7. Keep Young And Beautiful, Annie Lennox

8. Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing), Janis Siegel (Swing Kids Sound Track)

9. It’s De-Lovely, Robbie Williams

10. Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Marlene Dietrich

11. Moment To Moment, Matt Monro

12. We’ll Meet Again, Vera Lynn

13. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You, Tommy Dorsey

14. Song of India, Enoch Light

15. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, Janis Siegel

16. Go West, Pet Shop Boys

17. Blister In The Sun, Violent Femmes

18. Weather With You, Crowded House

19. Walk On The Wild Side, Lou Reed

20. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

21. Don’t You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds

22. Tainted Love, Soft Cell

23. Caravan of Love, Housemartins

24. Our House, Madness

25. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, The Smiths
26. More to Lose, Seona Dancing
27. State of the Nation, Industry
28. Da da da, Trio
29. Ziggy Stardust, Bauhaus
30. Changes, David Bowie
31. We’re Not Gonna Take It, Twisted Sister
32. Enter Sandman, Metallica
33. Windmills Of Your Mind, The Colourfield
34. No One Is To Blame, Howard Jones
35. Graceland, The Bible
36. Forever Young, Alphaville
37. Nobody’s Diary, Yaz
38. Strobe Light, The B-52’s
39. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Ren and Stimpy
40. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary: The Queen’s Funeral March (Procession), Henry Purcell
41. Bolero, Maurice Ravel
42. See the conqu’ring hero comes , Handel
43. Romane from “The Gadfly”, Shostakovich
44. Scheherazade (The sea and Sinbads Ship), Rimsky-Korsakov
45. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 – I. Aria (Cantilena), Villa-Lobos
46. Tannhauser (Overture), Richard Wagner
47. Cuban Overture, George Gershwin
48. Gloria in D Major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo, Vivaldi
49. Overture On Filipino Folksongs, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
50. Ay Kalisud (A Lament), Gilopez Kabayao
51. Line to Heaven, Introvoys
52. Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika, Kuh Ledesma
53. Five Years, Sugar Hiccup
54. Ikaw pa rin, TIto Mina
55. Panakip-Butas, Hajji Alejandro
56. Samba Song, Bong Pañera
57. Sarung Banggui Cha-cha, Anastacio Mamaril & His Orchestra
58. Alerta Katipunan, Inang Laya
59. Marcha Collectevista, cond. by Leopoldo Silos
60. The Internationale, Billy Bragg
61. Colonel Bogey, Leonard Bernstein
62. Königgrätzer Marsch,  Herbert Von Karajan
63. Meadowland, The London Festival Orchestra & Chorus
64. Marche Slav, Tchaikovsky
65. Happy Days Are Here Again, Old Dixie Boys
66. Down by the Riverside, Lynda Randle
67. Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Elvis Presley
68. Danny Boy, Harry Connick Jr.
69. Just the Way You Are, Billy Joel
70. Half a Minute, Matt Bianco
71. Guaglione, Perez Prado And His Orchestra
72. Bella Maria De Mi Alma, The Mambo Kings
73. Tico Tico, Les Paul & Mary Ford
74. Cha Cha Cha de Amor, Dean Martin
75. Yo Vivire, Celia Cruz
76. Mack The Knife, Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado
77. Invitation, Cal Tjader
78. Desafinado, George Michael & Astrud Gilberto
79. New York Afternoon, Basia
80. Tristeza, Baden Powell
81. Aguas De Marco, Elis Regina n Antonio Carlos Jobim
82. Corcovado, Everything But The Girl
83. Like a Lover, Sergio Mendes And Brasil ’66
84. Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me), The Puppini Sisters
85. Penny Lane, The Beatles
86. With Or Without You, U2
87. Bigmouth Strikes Again, Placebo
88. Regret, The Get Up Kids
89. Two Points for Honesty, Guster
90. It Don’t Mean a Thing, Mel Torme
91. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To, Julie London
92. But Not For Me, Elvis Costello
93. So In Love, K. D. Lang
94. Love For Sale, Billie Holiday
96. It’s all right with me, Jeri Southern
96. I Concentrate on You , Ella Fitzgerald
97. From This Moment On, Frank Sinatra
98. Anything Goes, Caroline O’Connor & Chorus
99. Saigo No Iiwake, Ted Ito
100. Little Sparrow, Kobayashi Aso

Tha’s all, folks!

21 comments

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  1. thomas

    excellent list. curious as to the individual significance. 🙂

  2. GabbyD

    happy birthday! 🙂

  3. Neil

    Happy birthday, Sir! 🙂

  4. Gerry Alanguilan

    Happy Birthday, Manolo! Let the awesomeness continue!

  5. mlq3

    argh, half the songs vanished! have to reconstruct!!!

  6. Karl Garcia

    Happy Birthday, Manolo!

  7. ardeen

    Haberdi! May Internaionale ka ni Billy Bragg?

  8. mlq3

    ardeen, it’s all over the ‘net 😉

  9. Jenny

    Happy Happy Birthday Manolo! See you when I get back 😀

  10. Ade

    Happy birthday!

  11. titopao

    Happy Birthday, Manolo! 😀

    Quite an interesting list you have here 😉

  12. Madonna

    LOL the Ade Magnaye blog is a riot. Will bookmark. Thanks for sharing and your 100 songs. Have fun on your birthday!

  13. grd

    Happy Birthday, mlq3!

  14. ramrod

    Happy Birthday!!!

  15. Sonny Pulgar

    maligayang bati sa iyong kaarawan, amigo!!!

  16. Bert

    Let’s all be happy on your birthday, Manolo!

  17. supremo

    Happy Birthday MLQ3!!!!

  18. DevilsAdvc8

    i can’t believe you’re only 9 years older than me Manolo. i was under the impression you were older twice that. :p

  19. BrianB

    No shoegazer bands?

  20. balatucan

    Happy Birthday idol!

    I cant believe we belong to the same musical era- the 80’s in particular.

    Thanks Philippine Experience for the link of MLQ’s birthday.

  21. Cecily

    I just stumbled on your post. Great selection of songs, I must say I smiled when I read that Monty Python title. 😀

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