July 29, 2006

TUNES - 45

The next CD I received for Lori's CD exchange was from the lady herself, and I should have guessed the theme. Mermaids! With a gorgeous mermaid gracing the cover, Lori gave us songs that fit A Mermaid's Life.

Here is the complete song list:


Under The Water: Jewel - Jewel goes funky, who knew?
Captain Nemo: Sarah Brightman - She one that I have to be in the mood for. This is one of her more atmospheric songs, and it got some airplay so you may have heard it.
Orinoco Flow: Enya - I discovered Enya because I enjoyed her sister's work with Clannad, I think I have most of her CDs in my collection now. This is one of her biggest hits.
Sail Those Same Oceans: Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunt - Not only did she fit in mermaids, but she got her big crush in here, too. I hadn't heard any of Russell Crowe's music before and I wasn't expecting much - but I was pleasantly surprised. I'm glad she included this.
In The Navy: Village People - Yeah, not much to say here, you all know this one.
Message In A Bottle: The Police - Good choice, and I probably would have missed it if I was putting this list together...Lori is great at the theme list. The Police - I first saw them with my friend MB at Diablo Stadium with Madness and The Thompson Twins. Heh.
Kokomo: The Beach Boys - This song always makes me think of John Stamos, he was in the video I think.
Mermaid In The Night: Jimmy Buffett - The ultimate easy, breezy, beachy singer. Fun song.
Under The Boardwalk: Bette Midler - I've always liked this song and Bette has a great voice. This arrangement is a little down for me, it's such a happy song I would have liked her to do it a bit more up.
Louie Louie: The Kingmen - Eh, not so much ;-)
We Belong To The Sea: Aqua - This one even has the ocean sounds throughout, feels like you are listening to a band at a restaurant out on a pier. Well, if you squint and hold your head a little sideways.
The Mermaid: Yanni - I have never been able to stomach Yanni but I gave this one a try. It still ends up being a skipper.
(Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay: Ottis Redding - Now we're talking. The man, the song, the vibe. Classic. Great.
Blue Bayou: Linda Ronstadt - This chicky is a nut job but she has got some serious pipes!
No Mermaid: Sinead Lohan - I like this one, and I have never heard of this singer. Gonna have to check out her stuff.
La Mer: Sarah Brightman - More Sarah Brightman, I can take it or leave it.
Swim: Madonna - Madonna. Dance/trance music. Lori has a love/hate relationship with Madonna. Me? I just don't get her.
Circle In The Sand: Belinda Carlisle - Heh - this one takes me back to somewhere in my youth or childhood.....
Beyond The Sea: Robbie Williams - I've always liked this song, brings back some sort of nostalgic feeling for me but I am not sure why. I am not a huge Robbie Williams fan, but this one is a keeper. And it is a great capper to a fun CD mix.

Posted by Vox at July 29, 2006 12:08 PM | TrackBack | RadioBlog

I was surprised at your opinion of Russell's song. I thought for sure you would hate it. Their music isn't too bad. Yeah, he's not the greatest singer, but I'd listen to him over some commercially successful people out there like Brittney Spears any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I really like the music, he has a really good band backing him. His last CD he does a duet with Crissy Hynde from the Pretenders. Honestly I love his wife's music (Daniel Spencer) - she reminds me of Tori Amos. Frankly I'm surprised she hasn't reached big commercial success.

I laughed at your comment on In The Navy. I debated putting that one on the CD but thought, what the heck.

I also laughed at your John Stamos comment. I forgot all about that - him being in the video. ha ha ha

I feel exactly the same way you do about Linda Ronstadt.

I first heard that song by Sinead Lohan in the movie Message in a Bottle. In fact, I loved all the music in that movie and bought the soundtrack. I have been meaning to get her CD's but always forget when I'm browsing the music section in stores. She's really got a good voice and all her songs seem really good.

I also feel exactly the way you do for the song Beyond the Sea. Robbie pulls it off pretty well. I first heard this version on the Finding Nemo soundtrack and fell in love with it.

Posted by: Lori at July 29, 2006 06:09 PM

What? No "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid? I lost major Rock'n'Roll cred with my friend's stepson driving back to Tucson last week. My MP3 CDs had a very eclectic mix, but boy, did I get a strange look when a Little Mermaid tune came on.

Posted by: Cowboy Blob at July 29, 2006 07:07 PM

That's funny, I almost used a picture of Ariel for the mermaid here - but I didn't even think of that song

Posted by: Vox at July 29, 2006 10:50 PM

I am currently in Singapore on business - A long way from my family. Thanks for the tunes! I have been playing them while working alone in my hotel room. Your selections have brightened what had otherwise started as a sour mood day.

Posted by: Woods at July 30, 2006 04:25 PM

Glad we could help. That particular selection of tunes came from Lori, so I share your thanks with her.

Hope you aren't stuck far from home for too much longer. Check out RadioBlog club for more selections :-)

Posted by: Vox at July 30, 2006 04:40 PM