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Songs We (Surprisingly) Like

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Fiesta Red, Dec 10, 2020.

  1. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    I’m open-minded enough to give just about anything two spins (there are exceptions—we all have our limits).

    I grew up in a musically schizophrenic household (my parents’ record collection ranges from Hank Williams to Stax/Volt to Chuck Berry to Nat King Cole to Waylon Jennings to Fats Domino—and that’s just the mainstream stuff!), so I’m pretty well-rounded in history.

    As I have noted dozens of times on these forums, I mostly play Texas Roadhouse Music—an uneven blend of Blues, Classic Rock and Outlaw Country. Subsequently, that’s also what I listen to most frequently...

    However, due to having a wife with a different ethnic/cultural background and a teen daughter, I’m not completely in control of the dial of the radio/switch on the CD player/button on the MP3 player at all times...and that’s good.

    Consequently, there’s music and artists that hits my ears that I would never have listened to on my own.

    Here’s a few that surprised me:













    So what unexpected songs surprised you?
     
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    Spotify answered that question for me..

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    I love Miley Cyrus’s voice. Never paid attention to her until I saw her Glastonbury performance. She can really do it live too. She’s the real deal.

    My fave genre is most certainly rock but I’m completely open minded. If I like a song. I like it.
     

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    I'm 62 now, and have really( and finally) come around to liking a lot of pop music, that I thought ( as someone learning how to play rock, blues, 'Country/Southern Rock') was inferior to what I was listening to, say in the '70's and '80's.

    No need to list individual songs,

    but I'll go with:

    disco ( like the Bee Gees, and K.C. Sunshine, Chic... ) I always liked E, W, & Fire, or KOOL, and the Ohio Players as they were funkier, but not disco.

    - Michael Jackson- always loved The Jackson 5, but Michael, not so much

    - Depeche Mode, The Cure, and other '80's synth pop- good stuff!

    - Rick James- love " Super Freak"

    You get the idea, you get older, your mind sometimes actually OPENS UP!
     
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    July - Noah Cyrus. Didn't know who it was or who she was related to.

     
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    My wife and son listen to current pop. So I get exposed. That Watermelon Sugar song is getting to be an ear worm. And I heard a BTS song I kinda liked the other day. I scanned the sky for flying pigs after that one:)

    But my wife renews my faith in her by blasting Replacements when she’s by herself in the car:eek:
     
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    Maggie Rogers for some pretty R&B. The kid's got it.

     
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    ABBA. Any song.
     
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    This? Kinda funky :cool:

     
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    I like the Lorde and Billie Eilish songs OP posted. Not your standard pop formula for either.
     
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    Never been a huge fan of bluegrass, but then came along Molly Tuttle.
     
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    I'm not known as a lover of country music (**ducks to avoid objects thrown from the crowd**) or waltzes (sheesh...), but this tune from the White Mansions album has always moved me greatly.



    The whole album is great...it's been with me since the '70's. It's the only 'country' album I can listen to. Jessie Colter's voice on this track is wonderful.


    There, I said it. In public...
     
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    Some of us had real hope for her as a performer. Maybe age will bring wisdom:

     
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    And, when I read about this, I thought "oh right, someone else butchering Son House for no real purpose..." and then I heard this...and I liked it!

     
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    Yup, you nailed it:)
     
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    Anything by Mary Chapin Carpenter.

     
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    I’ll keep saying it, the My Little Pony/Equestria Girls soundtracks are un-ironically awesome. Just some punchy pop song writing. I even listen to it when my five year old isn’t around. It’s great.


     
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    I have a huge love of 1960s girl pop.



    I don’t really invest much time in modern pop but I much prefer it to most of the dismal 90s and early 00s stuff. Artists really fight to get people’s attention now and if you look past the fact voices seem a less distinctive much of the time, there’s a lot of invention without becoming novelty tracks. And some fantastic synth parts.
     
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    I do love my KPop, but this JPop group, BiSH, goes for a BabyMetal sound on this track.

     
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    I'm a fan of Aterciopelados. I was going to go see them, but Covid put a stop to it.

    Aterciopelados - "Ay Ombe"
     
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