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...albeit not the one [livejournal.com profile] gridlore is doing, because I couldn't get past the first question.

  1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
  2. List (and upload/link) 5 songs you love that begin with that letter.
  3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

[personal profile] sarken gave me J.

Jackpot (Bruno's Bop) - Bruce Willis - An even bigger musical guilty pleasure than Barry Manilow. (And say what you like, that man can WAIL on the harmonica.) The audio and video are sadly out of sync on this video, but it's the only one I could find.

JAM - Michael Jackson - For those who've only met me recently, I'm one of those weird posthumous fans. My musical tastes have remained true to my generation throughout my life, so it wasn't as though I had no knowledge of his career - I was there when Off the Wall and Thriller and Bad were all released - but his music never grabbed hold of me the way other artists did; I enjoyed it when I encountered it randomly, but didn't seek it out, and came to regret that in the wake of his passing. Dangerous may actually be my favorite of his albums, and this is probably one of my top two favorite songs of his. And if you only watch one of the five videos I link to here, I would ask you to make it this one. It's minimalist, particularly for a Michael Jackson video, shot in abandoned buildings and largely in silhouette; even backlit, the two Michaels of the video (Jackson and Jordan) are unmistakable whenever they appear. And the sequences throughout the video of the two superstars trying to teach one another their very best moves are a delight to watch.

Jesus He Knows Me - Genesis - The original video is brilliant, skewering the televangelist collapse of the late 80s and early 90s; the live performance takes that energy and builds on it brilliantly.

Jet City Woman - Queensryche - This song crawled into my brain and made itself at home when I wasn't looking. I didn't even know who recorded it...and then Doug and I saw them on a triple bill with Alice Cooper and Heaven & Hell, and I damn near exploded when I recognized the opening chords. I've attempted it at karaoke a couple of times; I will consider it one of my greatest accomplishments ever the first night I nail it.

Jump Around - House of Pain - I loved this song even before B-Weezy made it his.

A Reply...

Date: 2011-04-12 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zakueins.livejournal.com
...and send away.

Re: A Reply...

Date: 2011-04-15 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zakueins.livejournal.com

Okay- gimme a letter....

Date: 2011-04-12 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] murphymom.livejournal.com
...and I promise to vary the artists.....

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Date: 2011-04-12 06:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennilee-rose.livejournal.com
I'll take one!

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Date: 2011-04-12 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supersniffles.livejournal.com
Ok, I'll try it

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Date: 2011-04-12 11:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gingicat
Wow, we have very different tastes in music - everything you list, I call "radio music" - I'm not gonna change stations, but they're not purchases either. :)

And sure, give me a letter.

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Date: 2011-04-12 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glaciachan.livejournal.com
I'll try it!

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Date: 2011-04-12 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gridlore.livejournal.com
Harumph. After you stole two of mine. Very well, challenge accepted!

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Date: 2011-04-12 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
*jumps around*

(You don't have to give me a letter, but I couldn't resist that.)

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Date: 2011-04-13 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silkensteel.livejournal.com
I'm not asking for a letter, I don't participate in these things. Just a recommendation: If you liked the Jesus song, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk41Gbjljfo "Dear God" by XTC.

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Date: 2011-04-13 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silkensteel.livejournal.com
'course I tend to be bitter about some things, so that song grabs me - like all three versions of "Personal Jesus." :)

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Date: 2011-04-13 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silkensteel.livejournal.com
80's new wave band I keep forgetting (the Cure? Can't look it up) filmed the video as scenes in what looked like a Mexican whorehouse; Marilyn Manson, Johnny Cash.

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Date: 2011-04-13 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silkensteel.livejournal.com
It's bitter and angry, just the way I like 'em. Sounds like a bunch of angry elephants and rhinos backing him on guitar, if that makes any sense.

My memory of pop 80's culture is fairly broken. I spent up until '86 or so drunk, stoned, painting, reading, fucking, or working. Forgive me for not remembering much of the music I really liked. :)
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