favourite music ever

  1. we are nurses of all generations and decades

    what was your all-time favourite 8-track, cassette, album or cd ever ?

    the 80's were good to me and i played ' men at work ' until it was worn out

  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   donsterRN
    I have three.

    Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road
    Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
    Rock of the Westies

    All by Elton John.

    I'm really a huge fan. Duh!
  4. by   bethin
    Love love love 60's and 70's psychotic music. Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Janis Joplin are the epitomy of rock.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    8 track tape of Eagles . . . "Hotel California" . . . . ah, memories.

  6. by   rninme
    8 tracks....lol. I hated how right in the middle of a great song....it had to switch tracks!

    Had so many favorites, it's hard to pick. Ted Nugent, Bob Seger, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Steve Miller Band....

    Oh Don....a friend let me borrow a DVD of Elton John....I think it was called an Evening with EJ....FANTASTIC! DH and I watched it and sang through the entire thing....lol.
  7. by   nursemary9

    You guys!! How can I pick a favorite, when there have been so many!!!

    Anything by Dire Straits, but especially Private Investigations & Sultans of Swing!!

    Then there is Pink Floyd
    Fleetwood Mac & especially Stevie Nicks!!!
    The Eagles
    Men at Work
    and The Police!!!
    David Bowie

    I guess I have TONS of Favorites!! That is only the tip of the Iceberg!!

    Mary Ann
  8. by   Tweety
    My favorite artist of all time is the Carpenters. To this day I'll drag out my vinyl and play them. I also have much of their stuff on CD and even have a couple of DVDs. I adore them.



    I never had an 8-track player. I was jealous of my friends that did because they were portable.

    My favorite album of all time is one I had on vinyl and I now have on CD now, is "Between the Lines" by Janis Ian. Very well written and the song "At 17" is the best lyrically written song I've ever heard, but I guess because at the time it came out I was 16ish and could relate so well being the misfit that I was.

    Here's an old vid of At Seventeen.[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU3RPZpudl0[/YOUTUBE]

    (Janis Ian)
    I learned the truth at seventeen
    That love was meant for beauty queens
    and high school girls with clear skinned smiles
    who married young and then retired
    The valentines I never knew
    The Friday night charades of youth
    were spent on one more beautiful
    At seventeen I learned the truth
    And those of us with ravaged faces
    lacking in the social graces
    desperately remained at home
    inventing lovers on the phone
    who called to say - come dance with me
    and murmured vague obscenities
    It isn't all it seems at seventeen
    A brown eyed girl in hand me downs
    whose name I never could pronounce
    said - Pity please the ones who serve
    They only get what they deserve
    The rich relationed hometown queen
    marries into what she needs
    with a guarantee of company
    and haven for the elderly
    Remember those who win the game
    lose the love they sought to gain
    in debentures of quality and dubious integrity
    Their small-town eyes will gape at you
    in dull surprise when payment due
    exceeds accounts received at seventeen
    To those of us who knew the pain
    of valentines that never came
    and those whose names were never called
    when choosing sides for basketball
    It was long ago and far away
    The world was younger than today
    when dreams were all they gave for free
    to ugly duckling girls like me
    We all play the game, and when we dare
    we cheat ourselves at solitaire
    Inventing lovers on the phone
    Repenting other lives unknown
    that call and say - Come dance with me
    and murmur vague obscenities
    at ugly girls like me, at seventeen
    Copyright Janis Ian/her co-writer(s) if any/their publisher(s). All rights reserved.
    Re-printing these lyrics for limited personal use is fine. Using these lyrics to make money is a violation of lots of laws; do not do that please!
    Permission to quote in books, magazines, etc. may be obtained by writing to rudegirlpublishing@janisian.com
    Last edit by Tweety on Dec 13, '06
  9. by   Tweety
    I might as well include my favorite Christmas song of alltime by my favorite singer of all time. "Merry Christmas Darling"

  10. by   aimeee
    Tweety, At Seventeen is a classic!
  11. by   live4today
    TWEETY - I love the Carpenters, too. As a matter of fact, I had a friend sing one of their songs at my first wedding when I was 18. She sang "We've Only Just Begun". And just like my first marriage...Karen had a tragic ending, only to her life. God rest her soul. I'm still here...so I dare to make a difference "outside the box" -- no pun intended.:angel2: I also like Janis' song "At Seventeen". Many of us can relate to either part of or all of that song.
  12. by   adrienurse
    My music tastes are very eclectic, and have changed over time (cause I'm not finished growing up).

    These in my mind are classic CD's (those rare ones where every song is wonderful and have had a lot of use by me):

    1. Willie Nelson -- Blue Skies (1982)
    2. Blue Rodeo -- Five Days in July (1994)
    3. Sarah Mclachlan -- Fumbling Towards Ecstacy (1993)
    4. kd Lang -- Hymns of the 49th Parallel (2004)
    5. REM -- Automatic For the People (1992)
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Tweety - "At Seventeen" is MY song.

  14. by   TheCommuter
    Even though I was born in the 1980s, I enjoy 'old-school' music of various genres. I like R&B, certain disco songs, some classic rock, early primitive rap, contemporary jazz, and pop.