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Monday, December 31, 2007

English songs and music

As we go into a new calendar year, I am forced to admit that although I enjoy English music immensely, often buying music CD's and so on, I am a complete noob when it comes to writing intelligently on them. I have music by Shakira, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and a few others. When Michael Jackson was at his peak, I must have purchased several of his cassettes (we had no CD's back then) including "We are the World", "Beat It" and "Thriller". Madonna's songs are exciting as well, and as Indians,we can understand her singing easily.

Among movie songs and music, my favourites are Grease, Saturday Night Fever, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Singing in the Rain, Woman in Red, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Jungle Book and a few others.

Recently, with my daughters, I have started listening to more recent singers like Shakira, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, 50 cent, and a few others. I am trying, at the same time, to also fine-tune my ears to Western Classical Music.

It remains to be seen how successful my endeavour will be.

1 comment:

Holly said...

So...let me get this straight: You like 50 Cent better than western classical music??

Madonna's songs are exciting as well, and as Indians,we can understand her singing easily.

I'm not even sure exactly what you mean by this, but it made me giggle. ;)

I like your picks in movie soundtracks, though. When I first met my cousin, M., in Germany, he very much wanted a copy of the album, "Grease." It was hugely popular back in 1978. And "The Sound of Music" has to be my all-time favorite, though anything by Maurice Jarre or John Williams is right up there with it in my book.