Today's 10 for Tuesday is about music, specifically music that puts you into a good mood. Now, I mostly listen to vrock (jpop), metal/industrial, and musicals. I haven't picked up new music to listen to in years that wasn't part of a musical, because I'm boring. I picked up a lot more music when I was still working at Sasuga back in the day, because I could get all the Japanese imports.
So, my music selection is a bit weird...Heck, most of my favorite music is definitely the Angry Girl Rock genre.
2. Hey You by Pink Floyd. This was the first song I tried to learn with finger picking. It is always a favorite and I finally bought it for my iPod last weekend. I've only been wanting to get it since I lost my tape copy years ago. It shouldn't be a surprise to people who know me that the first music I remember listening to included the Wall.
3. Katamari Damacy. Hey, it is a lot of la! There are just enough versions of this song (both in Japanese and English) that is hard to find the one I like best.
4. The Prelude from Sweeney Todd. I was in this musical and all of the big chord numbers make me so happy! I also have a deep abiding love for A Little Priest, because I am wrong.
5. Dear God by XTC. It's part of my Angry Rock. I love a lot of political and quasi-political songs.
6. Like Dear Mr. President. This is the only Pink song I own and I love it to pieces.
7. Engel. Rammstein is usually much harder than this song, which is by far their most accessible for larger more mainstream audiences. The video is an anime music video from Evangelion. The main "vocalist" in the video is Asuka, who grew up in Germany.
8. Sweet Dreams. I love the original song, but it works even better as done by Marilyn Manson. I hope you weren't looking for happy songs. Most of the ones that make me happy are not perky.
9. With Cat Like Tread. It is iconic. I mean, when you think of Pirates of Penzance what songs come to mind? While I love Hail Poetry, I know that isn't by far the most popular song from the musical.
10. Iolanthe Act 1 Finale (part 1 and part 2 and part 3 (Into Parliament)). The first musical I did with MIT G&S was Ruddigore, which I thought sounded hilarious with the chorus of professional bridesmaids. However, those songs were fairly insipid even by G&S standards. Iolanthe is the only musical so far that I've done twice. Being a fairy is awesome, and this is why!
Of course, this doesn't include Schadenfreude or any of the songs from Avenue Q, Wicked, Aida, L'Arc~en~ciel, Lunasea, Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog or even the silly songs from Sailor Moon. It's just these were the ones that came to mind first.