What are your favourite songs







The first movement of Beethoven’s fifth symphony, played by the Vienna Philharmonic under Carlos Kleiber.



Here is Oom Pah Pah, from the film of Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver!, based on Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist. Nancy’s conscience torments her for her role in having delivered the orphan Oliver Twist into the hands of the wicked Fagin and the homicidal Bill Sikes. She and Bet create a diversion by whipping up the tavern crowd into a lively rendition of this song, so that Nancy can spirit the boy off and restore him to his grandfather. Shani Wallis is Nancy, Sheila White is Bet, Ron Moody is Fagin, Oliver Reed is Bill Sikes, and Mark Lester is Oliver.



Here is One Hand, One Heart, from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein’s musical version of Romeo and Juliet. Larry Kert is Tony and Carol Lawrence is Maria, from the original 1957 Broadway cast.


This song was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein specifically for the film version of The Sound Of Music, and does not appear in the original stage musical.


Earworm du jour:


Here is the finale from Mozart’s last symphony. It is subtitled the Jupiter, after the ruler of the gods in Roman mythology. Presumably the subtitle was inspired by the magnificent fugue that crowns the work. The passage in question begins at 5:24. The Vienna Philharmonic are the performers.



For @Rob2. God bless you, my friend.


I’ve always loved this song. It’s from one of the many rock operas out there regarding new world orders and the like (kind of like Queensryche’s Operation: Mindcrime). Still a great song.



People are Strange, Hello, I Love You, She Lives on Love Street, Touch Me, Moonlight Drive, No One Gets Out of Here Alive, The End, L.A. Woman, Break on Through (To the Other Side), Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar), all by the Doors. Fortunate Son by Clearance Creedwater Revival, Eve of Destruction The Turtles), Paint it Black, Start Me Up, Satisfaction (Rolling Stones) Smells Like Teen Spirit by Curt Cobain, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot, Mightnight Special by LeadBelly, Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Keep This Body Down(Johnny Cash) Rehab, Amy Winehouse, My Generation (The Who) Call me, Rapture, (Blondie), Black Magic Woman (Santana(, Lowrider (War), 99 Luft Ballons by Nena, Luca by Susan Vega, Stand Up, Jamming, Judge Not , No Woman, No Cry, Get Up, Stand Up, War, Buffalo Soldiers, (Bob Marley) War, (Edwin Starr), Another One Bites the Dust (Queen), Family Portrait, Don’t Let Me Get Me, Just Like a Pill, Let Get this Party Started (Pink). Stormy Weather (Billie Holiday and Lena Horne), L’Ineternationale (Pete Seeger, The French National Anthem, Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin). London Calling (The Clash), Purple Haze, Star Spangled-Banner guitar rift ( Jimi Hendrix), Hey Ho! Let’s Go (The Ramones) , Don’t Stop, Fleetwood Mac, We Shall Overcome (Pete Seeger) Rhiannon (Stevie Nicks), Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin), Ave Maria, just to name a few…



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