Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Musical ABCs! - L

Musical ABCs are back! Now the Thanksgiving Day festivities can actually begin! What better way to repay your gratitude and happiness towards the world than by honoring your favorite songz of all time?! Let's lolligag no longer and lay out the lovely tunes that forever linger luxoriously in our mindz forever. Mr. L, list away!

"Last Beautiful Girl" by Matchbox Twenty

"You'll always be everyone else's girl."

We always remember the first band that we fell hardxxxcore in lurrrve with. The first band whose entire catalog is intimately etched into our brain, that no matter how many artists we listen to in our lifetime, will forevz be an important part of our history. For me it's the Goo Goo Dolls and the creator of mah favorite "L" song, Matchbox Twenty.

Big in the '90s on modern rock radio, with a crossover to pop radio when rock stations started playing HaWdEr RaWk, Matchbox Twenty had numerous hit singlez and four multi-platinum albums. They are Grammy nominees and singer/lead songwriter Rob Thomas, has won several awardz for his lyrical werding talentz.

I've often pondered which of MB20's albumz I would consider to be my favorite. And this installment's Musical ABC is one of the major reasonz I always lean towards the band's second album, Mad Season. The song "Last Beautiful Girl" won my heart before I even heard it/got home from the store. I remember picking up the album at the record store, reading the song titles on the back and LOVING THE TITLE to death. I made it my mission to listen to that song first and fall in love.

And I did not disappoint myself! I did fall in love with it. The track is a spiteful and ultimately enpowering kiss-off anthem for any peepz that have been double-kris-krossed by any dumb ex-whorez that they use to date. If you have a bitter break-up with your former significant other, don't cry like a bitch and wedge yourself under your ex's refridgerator like I did once, just take a letter opener and gouge the lyrix to this song into the side of their new car!

(please ignore the dumbazz Twilight fuckery that's accompanying the song)


"The Lights and Buzz" by Jack's Mannequin
"Let You Down" by Dave Matthews Band
"Lollipop" by Mika
"Love You Down" by INOJ


Delisa said...

"Lacrymosa" and "Lithium"- Evanescence
"Last Request" - Paolo Nutini
"Last Train Home" - Lost Prophets
"Laughing With" - Regina Spektor
"Lazy Eye" - Silversun Pickups
"Lazy Sunday" - The Lonely Island
"Le Disko" - Shiny Toy Guns
"Learn to Fly" - Foo Fighters
"Leave" - Glen Hansard
"Level" - The Raconteurs
"Liar (It Takes One to Know One) - Taking Back Sunday
"Life Is Wonderful" and "Love For A Child" and "Lucky" - Jason Mraz
"Light Grenades" - Incubus
"Like A Boss" - The Lonely Island
"Like A Star" - Corinne Bailey Rae
"Lisztomania" - Phoenix
"Little Bit" - Lykke Li
"Livin' On A Prayer" - Bon Jovi
"Lollipop" and "Love Today"- Mika
"Look Alive" and "Love Hurts" - Incubus
"Loser" - Beck
"Lost In The World" - Kanye West
"Lost?" and "Low" - Coldplay
"Love Lost" - The Temper Trap
"Love Makes The World Go Round" - Powerpuff Girls
"Love Train" - Wolfmother

Laura said...

I LOVE MATCHBOX20 MORE THAN JUNIOR PROM but you knew that already. DUH you mostly lean towards Mad Season as your favorite album but it's my favorite album. I lurve that song and it's my favorite MB20 single.

Laura said...

also I should kick you in the teeth for choosing the Twilight version over the Pride and Prejudice one as it was CLEARLY less offensive to the soul.

hoteltuesday said...

#1: "Like You'll Never See Me Again" by Alicia Keys

"Love Land" by Martina McBride
"Lazy Days" by Leona Naess
"Lay Me Down" by Michelle Branch/The Wreckers

"Love is Hard" by James Morrison
"Look After You" by The Fray
"Long Way Down" by the Goo Goo Dolls
"Love Doesn't Last Too Long" by The Weepies
"Like A Star" by Corinne Bailey Rae
"Lonely" by Britney Spears
"Like O, Like H" by Tegan and Sara
"Like We Never Loved at All" by Faith Hill
"Leap Year" by Maria Taylor
"Long Live" by Taylor Swift
"Leave the Lights On" by Jewel
"Lesson Learned" by Alicia Keys
"Liberty Walk" by Miley Cyrus
"Love Takes Time" by MC
"Love Me Like That" by Michelle Branch
"Lucky" by Britney Spears

Michelle M. said...

"Lead Me On" Maxine Nightingale
"Leave It" Yes
"Let 'Em In" Paul McCartney
"Life's What You Make It" Talk Talk
"Linus and Lucy" Vince Guaraldi Trio
"Lonesome Loser" Little River Band
"LoveFool" Cardigans
"Love Will Never Do" Janet Jackson
"Love You Inside Out" Bee Gees
"Looks Like We Made It" Barry!

Ryan said...

Leave Right Now - Will Young

Runners Up:
Last Night - Motion City Soundtrack
Live Twice - Darius
Let's See It - We Are Scientists

Other favorites:
La La Lie - Jack's Mannequin
Last Call - Plain White T's
Last Thing on My Mind - Ronan Keating and Leann Rimes
Leaf Upon the Wind - D-Side
Let's Go - Cartel
Let Me Go In - Quiet Drive
Liar Liar - In Fiction
Lights Out - We Are the In Crowd
Listen To Your Heart - The Maine
Little - Something Corporate
Loser Kid - Busted
Lost in Stereo - All Time Low
Love Don't Live Here - Lady Antebellum
Love is Gone - David Guetta (courtesy of Nathan)

Delisa - I missed Taking Back Sunday's Liar (Takes One to Know One) when going through my songs, but that's a good one.

Dave2 said...

Line in the Sand - Mackintosh Braun
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Love Comes Quickly - Pet Shop Boys
Love, Etc. - Pet Shop Boys
Lay Your Hands on Me - Thompson Twins
Love On Your Side - Thompson Twins
Lies - Thompson Twins
The Look of Love - ABC
Life in One Day - Howard Jones
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Lessons Learned - Matt & Kim
Listen - Johnny Hates Jazz
A Little Respect - Erasure
The Look - Roxette

anne marie in philly said...

well, looks like I beat josherz mom THIS time! (waves)

here we go!

lying eyes - eagles
last dance with mary jane - tom petty
low - flo rida
landslide - fleetwood mac
lying eyes - hall & oates
love shack - b-52s
legs - z z top
losing my religion - r e m
land of confusion - genesis
look what you've done to me - boz scaggs
look at me - the vogues
living on the edge - aerosmith
la isla bonita - madonna
let's talk about sex - salt n pepa
lost in emotion - lisa lisa & cult jam
last dance - donna summer
lowrider - war
land down under - men at work
let it whip - the dazz band
l a woman - the doors
love reign o'er me - the who
long tall glasses - leo sayre
let's go crazy - prince
little red corvette - prince
you should be dancing - bee gees
let's get it on - marvin gaye
light my fire - the doors
love is only sleeping - the monkees
lady in red - chris de burgh
lonely teardrops - jackie wilson
let's hear it for the boy - deniece williams
love me tender - elvis
lovesick blues - hank williams sr
lady - kenny rogers
lean on me - bill withers
layla - eric clapton
like we never had a broken heart - trisha yearwood
live for loving you - gloria estefan
love is all around - the trogs
lost in your eyes - debbie gibson

john said...

My comment got eaten....

Lately: BOAT
Learning To Fly: Pink Floyd
Legend Of A Cowgirl: Imani Coppola
Les Poissons: The Little Mermaid
Let Me Think About It: Ida Corr & Fredde LeGrand
Let Your Love Grow Tall: Passion Pit
LetMeLoveYou: Ocotillo
Lisztomania: Phoenix
Louis Quatorez: Bow Wow Wow
Love At First Sight: Kylie Minogue

Anonymous said...

"Hey" to anne marie, you did beat me this time! And came up with some great tunes, a couple of which I have on my list.
Here we go...

#1 is Layla - Eric Clapton
Lay Down(Candles in the Rain) - Melanie
Lying Eyes - Eagles
Lady - Lionel Richie
Lady - Styx
Love the One You're With - Stephen Stills
Leaving on a Jet Plane - written by John Denver, but I like the cover by Peter, Paul and Mary (always reminds me of your high school graduation Josh!)
Leader of the Band - Dan Fogelberg
The Long and Winding Road - Beatles
Let it be - Beatles
Legend of a Mind - Moody Blues
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Lost in Love - Air Supply
Love - John Lennon
Livin' Thing - Electric Light Orchestra
Leftover Wine - Melanie
Late for the Sky - Jackson Brown
Living in the Past - Jethro Tull
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Beatles
Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain - the Cascades
Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
The Lost Christmas Eve - Trans Siberian Orchestra
The Logical Song - Supertramp
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Lights - Journey
Lets Dance - David Bowie
The Locomotion - Little Eva
Lather - Jefferson Airplane

Thats it! (for now)
Josh I remember that song Last Beautiful Girl very well. What a nice song!

Love, mom

callonmevalerie said...

Goddamn are there a lot of L songs out there. Okay, here goes!

Lust - Tori Amos (first song on my sleep mix)
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) - Billy Joel (ha, the last song on my sleep mix! Way to be, alphabetical order!)
Lucky - B. Spears (feat. Roger Johnson from Pop News)
Lover I Don't Have To Love - Bright Eyes (the ONLY Bright Eyes song I have on my iTunes, mainly for the xylophone/synth and the pretty chord progession . . . not for the mindfuckingly emo lyrics)
LoveGame - Lady GaGa
Love Supreme - Robbie Williams
Love Me Like That (feat. Sheryl Crow) - Michelle Branch (sorry, Josh, I love the harmonies in this song)
Love Kills - Robyn
Long Time - Shakira (the only song I really like off that album)
Lollipop - MIKA
Lock Me In Your Heart - Mandy Moore (hehehe)
Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos
Liquid Dreams - O-Town (feat. Ashley Parker Angel)
Lip Gloss - Lil' Mama (and Avril LaviiiiIIIIGNE REMIX!)
Lilac Wine - Jeff Buckley
Like It Or Not - Madonna
Like A Drug - Kylie Minogue
Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane
Let's Never Stop Falling In Love - Pink Martini
Let Yourself Go - Kristin Chenoweth
Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf & Lil' Wayne (I have no idea why, I think the production sonically is kind of epic)
Legend Of A Cowgirl - Imani Coppola
Legend - Nelly Furtado
Leave Me Alone - Natalie Imbruglia
Leather - Tori Amos (probably one of my favorite songs of all time)
Laughing With - Regina Spektor (probably one of the saddest songs I have ever heard)
Lately - Stevie Wonder (Regerishonishes Redux) (feat. Stripper Face)
Last Name - Carrie Underwood (best song to belt)
Larger Than Life - Backstreet Boys
La La Lie - Jack's Mannequin
La La Land - Demi Lovato (feat. rehab)
L.A. Girls - Jupiter Rising

anne marie in philly said...

confidential to josherz mom - sheeeee-it, girlfriend, hardly ANY duplicates! that's what makes these posts so fun!

(goes off singing the cascades song)

Anonymous said...

To anne marie...
You are right on girl! I love seeing all the songs you post that I didn't!

Peace, Josh's mom

anne marie in philly said...

back atcha, sistah! I told you I am all over the map when it comes to songs. and I get to check out new (to me) music suggestions from your great kid and his friends.

but for the life of me, one song on my list should MOS DEF NOT be there - "you should be dancing". I was listening to that as I was typing my list, so my fingers subliminally pressed the computer keys. damn!

can't wait for the won't BELIEVE what's on my list!

peace out!

Anonymous said...

Hey back to anne marie!

I know what you mean about the new songs, if it weren't for Josh, I wouldn't be up on the current music scene at all.

I must say, I love the way you and I can come up with so many great songs covering so many decades! It brings back so many memmories.
Wow! Am I ever showing our age or what!!

Oh, and thanks a lot there girlfriend, now you have me so curious about your "M" songs, and I have to wait!

Josh's mom