Thursday, June 09, 2005

A is for Apple . . .

From Scrubbles, I see this meme, which I will, of course, eagerly glom on to.

"List the first song listed for each letter of the alphabet in your computer's music collection."


"A" You're Adorable," Mandy Patinkin, Kidults

A great song to sing to the kids.

"B Movie," Elvis Costello, Get Happy!

Sprightly number from Elvis.

"C'est l'amour/To Find a Lover," Michael John LaChiusa, Marie Christine (Original Broadway Cast)

Song about using voodoo to get the girl.

"Daddy Can I Turn This?," Elvis Costello, When I Was Cruel

Great hard-rocker from Elvis.

"E.T. and Elliott Get Drunk," John Williams, E.T. (Soundtrack)

Williams doing comedy is Williams at the least of his powers, I think.

"Fable," Adam Guettel, A Light in the Piazza (Original Broadway Cast)

The summing-up song, the finale, from the musical.

"Gabriel's Letter/My First Woman (Medley," John Kander and Fred Ebb, Kiss of the Spider-Woman (Original Broadway Cast)

Underrated musical.

"Hades," Stephen Sondheim, The Frogs (Original Broadway Cast)

Old-fashioned Broadway pastiche from Sondheim's newest score.

"I Ain't Ever Satisfied," John Mellencamp, Whenever We Wanted

Boilerplate Mellencamp.

"J.M.'s Question," John Mellencamp, Big Daddy

Great little protest song, with some very funny lyrics. "We got Farm Aid, and Live Aid/And all kinds of hand grenades/And I hope there's no Satanic message/In this song

"Kamp Krusty," Alf Klausen, Songs in the Key of Springfield

Funny stuff.

"L'Homme Mauvais," Thomas Newman, The Green Mile (Soundtrack)

Short and moody.

"Ma Che Brutta Sorte!," Frank Loesser, The Most Happy Fella (2-CD Studio Cast)

Dialogue scene.

"Nabbed," Danny Elfman, The Nightmare Before Christmas (Soundtrack)

Lock, Stock, and Barrell take Santa Claus

"O Come All Ye Faithful," Ed Ames, Time-Life Christmas

Love me the X-Mas music.

"Pablito," Luis Bacalov, Il Postino (Soundtrack)

Short, harpischordy rendition of the main theme.

"Quadrophenia," The Who, Quadrophenia

Kind of an overture for the album.

"R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A," John Mellencamp, Scarecrow

Or "What I Like About You" with different lyrics.

"Sabbath Prayer," Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof (Original Broadway Cast)

Tevye and family sit down to eat.

"T-Rex Rescue and Finale," John Williams, Jurassic Park (Soundtrack)

Great theme as they leave via helicopter.

"Ultraviolet (Light My Way)," U2, Achtung Baby

One of the greatest albums ever.

"Valentine's Day," Bruce Springsteen, Tunnel of Love

Gorgeous song.

"Wahzniak's Last Letter," Paul Simon, The Capeman (Original Broadway Cast)

My most treasured bootleg.

"X.Y.U," Smashing Pumpkins, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Solid Pumpkins rock.

"Ya Got Me," Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein's New York

Upbeat and jazzy classic Bernstein.

"Zaar," Peter Gabriel, Passion: Music For The Last Temptation of Christ (Soundtrack)

Moody Middle-Eastern-influenced Gabriel.

Until Whenever

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