Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Musical ABCs - B!

Huzzah! I feel like my first installment of My Musical ABCs was mildly successful [feat. 18 comments!], so I am goin' to continue on dis week. Share your favo songz that begin wiff da letter B!

"Black Balloon" by the Goo Goo Dolls

"I saw the world spin beneath you."

I'm sure we all remember that first band that we heard on the radio and thought, "ThEy iZ mAh FaVorIto!" Then you go out and buy all their recordz/tapez (or if you were me, sit by the stereo and wait to record their songs on a blank cassette when they came on the weekly countdown show). You went to see them in concert and swore to yourself that you'd never be the same. You used to lie in bed and day dream about singing their songz to grrrlz you had crushez on in middle school, before realizing you like da p33n machine.

...Well, that group for me was the Goo Goo Dolls! Now, everyone is alwayz like, "I LoOoOvE the Goo Goo Dolls" when they actually mean "I LoOoOvE that song "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls from the City Of Angels soundtrack." But for serial, as great of a song "Iris" is...the majority of the rest of their catalog pales it in comparrision. And for proof I give you "Black Balloon."

My obsession wiff dis song transcended simply loving the hell out of it. Twas tanx to dis track that when I was a teenager (I feel so old!) that I started creating my own Billboard charts based on what my top 50 songs were. And I updated dis shit every week and included each songs chart position, peak and weekz logged. And for no reason. And "Black Balloon" was in the #1 spot for the entirety of the chart (which lasted about an año).

This song also marks the first time I ever fell in LURRRVE with a guitar-part [see: the opening bum-bum-bumbumbum-bum part]. The lyrix were way too complex for my dumbo head to figure out, but now that I'm older I appreciate how TRAGIC they really are. And the video is one of mah FAVOZ of all time (I think dis shot is BRILLZ).

Manoz-down, this song goes into my music hall o' fame.

"Back 2 Good" by Matchbox Twenty
"Bathwater" by No Doubt
"Brick By Brick" by Katy Perry
"Bring It All To Me" by Blaque


john said...

I make for be loving this series of posts! I never really cared for "Iris", it seemed overrated to me.

My favorite B songs:
Beethoven(I Love To Listen) by Eurythmics. Savage is such a great cd.
Back In Your Head by Tegan and Sara
Beautiful by Goldfrapp, have I mentioned my love of the Goldfrapp?
Be Kind To My Mistakes by Kate Bush
Black Sheep Wall by The Innocence Mission
Bruno's Torso by Death Vessel
Bury My Heart by Tanya Donelly

Dave2 said...

"Best Years of Our Lives" by OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark).
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve
"Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order
"Blasphemous Rumours" by Depeche Mode
"Blue Monday" by New Order
"Breathe" by Erasure
"Bruises" by Chairlift

Ryan said...

Baby's Coming Back - McFly
Baby Goodbye - Friday Hill
The Ballad of Sal Villaneuva - Taking Back Sunday
Be My Escape - Relient K
Beside You - Levi Kreis
Between You and I - Every Avenue
The Best of Me - Starting Line
Blame It On The Girls - Mika
Blue Eyes - Driving East
Breathe - Rooster
Breathe Easy - Blue
Bruised and Scarred - Mayday Parade

anne marie in philly said...

be my baby - the ronettes
bitch - meredith brooks
beyond the sea - bobby darin

(yeah, I know...go google them)

Tam said...

I've been totally obsessing over Butterflies by Stereos

Broken Man by Boys Like Girls
Boys Will be Boys by Every Avenue (Kind of weird none of the songs I like seem to have official videos)
Bombay Moon by Right Said Fred
Better than Me by Hinder
Beside You by Marianas Trench

Kind of an eclectic mix. Ryan and I have different B songs by the same band. :-) I'll have to check out the other one.

Ryan said...

Tam: I can't remember which song is boys will be boys. I'll have to listen to it when I finish the lecture I'm currently listening to.

Polt said...

Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Blue Monday - New Order
Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
Brown Eyed Girl - Vna Morrison
Boys Keep Swinging - David Bowie


anne marie in philly said...

yeah, so I thought of these about an hour later after the first post.

bring it on home to me - same cooke
behind blue eyes - the who (story of my life)
back in baby's arms - patsy cline
blue bayou - roy orbison
blue moon - the marcels one more time - britney spears

(yep, more googling for you)

Milo said...

Beautiful Ones by Suede
Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
Blue Savannah by Erasure
Boys of Melody by Hidden Cameras
Boys of Summer by Don Henley

Anonymous said...

Some of my favorite songs begin with "B", so this was hard. But even so my 2 first favorites were easy-
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen is my number 1. I still get teary eyed when I think of how the music world lost an amazing musician the day Freddie Mercury died of Aids. The first time I heard it I was driving my car when it came on the radio. I remember thinking Oh my God, I've never heard anything like this, and I was hooked on Queen then there.
Number 2 song is "Bell Bottom Blues" by Eric Clapton from his incredible "Layla" album.
Runner ups are-
"Brain Damage" by Pink Floyd from the amazing "Dark Side of the Moon" album. {I loooove this band!]
"Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan
"Beautiful People" by Melanie"
"Beginnings" by Chicago
"Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison -{alright Polt!]
"Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon This song always makes me cry because John wrote it for his son Sean, who he never got to see grow up because of his senseless murder.
I guess I better stop. Oh and Josh, I remember all too well what a huge Goo Goo Dolls fan you were!
Love, mom
runner ups are-
"Brain Damage" by my favorite band "Pink Floyd"

hoteltuesday said...

B is the hardest letter!!!! This is impossible. I can't pick from:

"Ballerina" by Leona Naess (according to, this would be #1)
"Big Love" by Leona Naess
"Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis
"Black Balloon" by the Goo Goo Dolls
"Blue" by Joni Mitchell
"Beautiful Child" by Fleetwood Mac

Runners Up:
"Baby Steps" by Ace Enders
"Back to Black" by Amy Crackden
"Back To The Middle" by India.Arie
"Blind" by Ke$ha
"Bright Lights" my Matchbox 20
"The Blower's Daughter" by Damien Rice
"Breathe Me" by Sia
"Breathe" by Michelle Branch

And what about "Big Girls Don't Cry"??

And GGD also have the other amazing "B" songs, "Big Machine" and "Bullet Proof."

And don't forget Mariah's best single, "Bye Bye," cause this is for my peoples who just lost somebody. This is for EVERYbody!!

John: I loOoOoOve "Back In Your Head." The bridge is so good.

Dave2: I love "Bruises"! It's on my "happy" playlist (which doesn't actually exist, but you know what I mean).

that's J-O-S-H said...

John: I have been flirting con the idea of becoming obsessed with Goldfrapp. Worthy of my blind affection?!

Dave2: Don't you mean "Blue Monday" as performed by Orgy?! :D

Ryan: I LOVE "Be My Escape"! Especially the last fifteen seconds..."I fought you for so long..." I also really like that Mika song and I listened to The Starting Line all the time in college!

Anne Marie: Don't underestimate me, dear. I know those songz! PS I love you for remember the all-important ellipse at the beginning of Britney Spears' debut single!

Tam: Right Said Fred had OTHER songs aside from that weird shirtless one?!?

Polt: I always get that Verve song confused with that song by The Verve Pipe, "The Freshman." I LOVE the latter!

Milo: I like "Boys of Summer"! NOSTALGIA MANIA!

MOM: P!nk did a cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody" when I saw her in concert! SOOOO INCREDIBLE! F. Mercury would be proud!

E. Copterz: "Big Machine" came on right when I saw your comment! What a surprise I LURRRVE so many of the songs you listed. But where is "Big Love" by Fleetwood Mac [NOT feat. Stevie Nicks]?!?!

Michelle M. said...

"Back and Forth" - Aaliyah
"Bohemian Like You" - Dandy Warhols
"Burning For You" - Blue Oyster Cult
"Best of My Love" - The Emotions
"Back to Life" - Soul II Soul

But my favorite would have to be "Boys of Summer" (third on my all-time favorites list).

And the Goo Goo Dolls bass player needs to do something about that hair. Yuck.

David said...

Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve Pipe
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Brick - Ben Folds Five
Babooshka - Kate Bush

callonmevalerie said...

I can't even post songs right now because I'm peeing myself laughing at your inclusion of BLAQUE'S BRING IT ALL TO ME (FEAT. J.C. CHASEZ)

Justin said...

Wow there's a lot of repetition here. :-)

Here's my list of B's in no particular order:

Back to Life by Soul II Soul

Back to the Old House by The Smiths

Back to the Start by Lily Allen

Bad Romance (sorry, Josh) by Lady Gaga

Blue Monday & The Beach (they are related songs with multiple versions) by New Order

Beautiful Day by U2

Beatback by Art of Noise

Beethoven (I Love to Listen to) by Eurythmics

Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered as sung by Ella Fitgerald

Behind the Wheel by Depeche Mode

Besame Mucho / multiple artists

The Beginning by Seal

Believe by Cher

Bête Noire by Brian Ferry

Between Something and Nothing by Ocean Blue

Big Sleep by Simple Minds

Bigmouth Strikes Again by The Smiths

Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve

Black and Gold by Sam Sparrow

Black Celebration by Depeche Mode

Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order

Blue Dress by Depeche Mode

Blue Savannah by Erasure

Boy from School by Hot Chip

goblinbox said...

Babylon Sisters, Steely Dan
Benny and The Jets, Elton John
Bitches Ain't Shit, Ben Folds

that's J-O-S-H said...

Michelle: YAY FOR AALIYAH [aka Goddess of mah VIDA]! And the Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls bassist) needs to change his hair and VOICE! I hate the songz he singz and refuse to listen to them!

David: Don't you mean "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergalicious?!

Val: I always got annoyed at 94.5 PST (RIP 97.5!) when they would say it featured *NSync! DUMBOZ!

Justin: You listed like 542985 songz! Nexxxt time you have to shorten! But good jerb including Sam Sparro! I like his CD a lot actually!

Gobblezbox: YAY! "Bennie and the Jets" [feat. the Muppets] is TIMELESS.

Anonymous said...

Goblinbox-Yay for "Babylon Sisters" and "Bennie and the Jets". Two excellent songs I forgot!
Joshs' mom

Justin said...

Josh -- correction -- 542986! I forgot Blue Bell Knoll by the Cocteau Twins!!!

I love the video for Black and Gold btw .. a LOT. And no not just because it has cute guys in it.

Justin said...

DAMN and I forgot Boys Don't Cry by the Cure, too -- David apparently has good taste. So, 542987. :-)

Ryan said...

Josh: We should all know by now that Justin has trouble with editing.

Melody, Destroyer of Dreams said...

Blower's Daughter-D. Rice

Behind Blue Eyes-The Who

Black Friday-Steely Dan

Bug Eyes-Dredg

Brena-A Perfect Circle

There are lots of "B" songs!! This one is hard...

anne marie in philly said...

believe - cher
baby got back - sir mix-a-lot

(I thought of these whilst I was supposed to be working...)

anne marie in philly said...

more songs (again, I'm supposed to be working):

billie jean - michael jackson

bad - michael jackson

boogie shoes - kc and the sunshine band

born to be wild - steppenwolf (MY THEME SONG!)

brilliant disguise - bruce springsteen