#29. I just created a mixed CD for someone who had been deaf all their life. The 15 artists and songs I chose are…
I enjoyed this question a lot, it was definitely one of the most creative ones of the bunch! But you know me and music, I’m not too knowledgeable in the subject. However, I picked 15 songs that I thought would give a give a nice overall introduction to music. Here they are in no particular order!
- Symphony No.9 in D Minor: Choral, Op. 125 – Beethoven
- Requiem Mass in D Minor – Mozart
- Across the Universe – The Beatles
- Changes – David Bowie
- Hurt – Johnny Cash (I know this is a cover, but I love Johnny Cash, and to be honest, this is still my favourite song of his. This is far superior to the original)
- That’s Life – Frank Sinatra
- Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson (By the way, this is probably the best music video ever. Seriously, go watch it)
- Respect – Aretha Franklin
- Enter Sandman – Metallica
- Supercalifragilisticexpialodicious – Mary Poppins
- Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
- Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
- Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) – Janis Joplin
- Paranoid – Black Sabbath
- Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
I realize this is up a bit later today than it was supposed to go up. I had put a video up to go with how I imagine someone who’s never heard music before would react to some of my song choices – and as a joke I put up a link to a clip from Star Trek: Generations when Data discovers the feeling of “hate”. But, this morning I found that Tom from Morning Erection had used the same clip! Well, being the type of girl who won’t order the same food at a restaurant as the person she’s with, I decided to wait until I found another video.
Alas, I did, and I think it works very well! It actually has the first song on my cd list. The clip is from Equilibrium, a film about a futuristic society of people who take drugs to impair emotions, because they believe emotions is what causes war and death and such. Christian Bale plays a cleric, an enforcer who detains and sentences those who are “sense-offenders”, and he misses a dose of his drug, and begins to feel. This is a scene showing the first time he really hears music. It’s awesome! Definitely check it out!