Honoring 5 Years on Epinions - JAGUARDOG's Fave Musicians A-Z W/O

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Jun 6, 2005


The Bottom Line I've got rhythm, I've got music...

Music is one of my favorite pastimes. If you were to look in my CD collection, you’d realize that my taste varies on many different levels when it comes to music. I think when you have wide range of preferences in each genre; it makes you a whole person. So, when I got an invitation to join JAGUARDOG’s first ever write-off to list my favorite artists from A-Z, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. While working on this list, I realized that I really enjoy music and I hope never to lose that passion. I also realized it wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be. But, I love a challenge, and this was a great exercise for my brain. Congrats to Ron on 5 years plus on Epinions and on his first ever write-off. I know it’s going to be a success.


The rules are however you interpret them, but for argument's sake, the basic premise is to list at least 3 artists representing each letter (male, female, group), but it’s whatever floats your boat. Looking over my list, I’ve got so many, you might stop after B, but like I said, music is a big part of my life.

So, without further adieu, here’s my list of Favorite Musical Artists of All Time A-Z:

A
Al B. Sure! – Night and Day
Paul Anka – Put Your Head on My Shoulder
Paula Abdul – Forever Your Girl, Cold Hearted, Rush Rush
Christina Aguilera – I Turn to You, Beautiful
ABBA – Dancing Queen, Chiquitita, Angeleyes
Ace of Base – All That She Wants, It’s a Beautiful Life
Aerosmith – Cryin, Walk this Way, Angel, Love in an Elevator
Air Supply – All Out of Love
Atlantic Starr – Secret Lovers, Always
Az Yet – Last Night

B
Babyface – Whip Appeal, When Can I See You
Chuck Berry – My Ding-a-Ling, Johnny B Goode
Beck – Loser, Where It’s At
Harry Belafonte – Day-O, Shake, Shake, Shake Senora, Mamma Look a Boo-Boo
James Brown – I Feel Good, I Got the Feeling, Please, Please, Please, Try Me, Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
Solomon Burke – Cry to Me
Toni Basil – Mickey
Pat Benetar – We Belong, Love is a Battlefield
Beyonce – Crazy in Love
Mary J. Blige – Real Love, My Life
Brandy – I Wanna Be Down
Toni Braxton – Breathe Again
Backstreet Boys – Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely, I Want it That Way
Bangles, The – Walk Like an Egyptian, Eternal Flame
Barenaked Ladies – One Week, Pinch Me
Beach Boys, The – Kokomo, Surfin' USA, California Girls
Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right to Party, Girls, Sabotage
Beatles, The – Drive My Car, When I'm 64, Yellow Submarine
Bee Gees – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Shadow Dancing, Staying Alive
Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison, Do Me
Berlin – Take My Breath Away
Blackstreet – No Diggity, Don't Leave
Blondie – Heart of Glass, The Tide is High
Bon Jovi – Living in Sin, Bad Medicine, Living on a Prayer
Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee, It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
Brandy & Monica – The Boy is Mine
Breathe – Hands to Heaven

C
Eric Carmen – Hungry Eyes
Johnny Cash – If I Were a Carpenter, A Boy Named Sue
Ray Charles – Georgia on My Mind, What’d You Say
Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven, Layla (unplugged version)
Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
Phil Collins – Against All Odds, Easy Lover
Sam Cooke – Cupid, Chain Gang, Wonderful World, Bring it on Home to Me
Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
Alston Beckett Cyrus – Teaser
Mariah Carey – Vision of Love, So Blessed, Music Box, Hero, Butterfly
Cher – I Found Someone, Believe, Strong Enough
Patsy Cline – Crazy, She’s Got You
Sheryl Crow – Strong Enough, Every Day is a Winding Road
Captain and Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together
Chicago – Hard for Me to Say I’m Sorry
Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up
Contours, The – Do You Love Me
Commodores, The – Brick House, Three Times a Lady
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Crests, The – 16 Candles
Crystals, The – (And then) He Kissed Me

D
Terrence Trent D’Arby – Wishing Well, Sign Your Name
Sammy Davis, Jr. – The Candy Man
Chris DeBurgh – Lady in Red
Chaka Demus – Chaka Demus on De Move, Murder She Wrote
Skeeter Davis – Gonna Get Along Without You Now
Taylor Dayne – I’ll Always Love You, Love Will Lead You Back, With Every Beat of My Heart
Dido – Thank You, Here With Me
Celine Dion – The Power of Love, To Love You More, It’s All Coming Back to Me Now
Dee-Lite – Groove is in the Heart
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me, Love Bites
Destiny’s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills, Independent Women, Say My Name, Survivor
Devo – Whip It
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
Dixie Chicks, The – Sin Wagon
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – Parents Just Don’t Understand, Summertime
Doobie Brothers, The – What a Fool Believes
Drifters, The – Save the Last Dance for Me, Sand in My Shoes, Under the Boardwalk
Duran Duran – Hungry Like the Wolf

E
Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser
Eminem – Slim Shady, Lose Yourself, Cleaning out my Closet
Yvonne Ellman – If I Can’t Have You
Enya – Only Time
Gloria Estefan – Mi Tierra, Coming Out of the Dark, Reach
Melissa Etheridge – Come to My Window, I'm the Only One
Eagles, The – Hotel California
Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy, Serpentine Fire, September
Enigma – Return to Innocence
En Vogue – (My Lovin’) You’re Never Gonna Get it, (Giving Him) Something He Can Feel, Hold On
Eurythmics, The – (Sweet Dreams) Are Made of This
Everything But the Girl – Missing
Extreme – More Than Words

F
Kirk Franklin – Stomp, My Life is In Your Hands
Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly, I Feel Like Making Love to You
Aretha Franklin – Respect, Natural Woman
Fifth Dimention, The – Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, (Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All
Four Tops, The – (Reach Out) I’ll Be There
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers – Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Fugees, The – Killing Me Softly, Ready or Not

G
Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes, Sledgehammer, Shock the Monkey
Marvin Gaye – Got to Give it Up, Piece of Clay, Ain’t no Mountain High Enough, Let’s Get it On, I Heard it Through the Grapevine, Stubborn Kinda Fellow, (How Sweet it Is) To Be Loved by You
Johnny Gill – My My My, Wrap My Body Tight
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train to Georgia, If I Were Your Woman
Guns ‘n Roses – November Rain, Sweet Child o’ Mine, Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City

H
MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
Jimmy Hendrix – Foxy Lady
Buddy Holly – That’ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue
Lauryn Hill – (Doo Wop) That Thing
Whitney Houston – Greatest Love of All, How Will I Know, I'm Your Baby Tonight, It's Not Right (But It's Okay), My Love is Your Love, Heartbreak Hotel
Hall & Oats – I Can’t go for That, One on One, Private Eyes, Maneater
Heart – Barracuda, These Dreams, Alone

I
INXS – Need You Tonight, Devil Inside, Never Tear Us Apart, New Sensation
Isley Brothers – Between the Sheets

J
Michael Jackson – Working Day and Night, She’s Outta My Life, Thriller, Beat It, and all his albums
Rick James – Superfreak, Give it to Me Baby
Billy Joel – Piano Man, River of Dreams, Uptown Girl, And So it Goes, Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel), Baby Grand
Quincy Jones – Just Once, Secret Garden
Elton John – Candle in the Wind, Daniel, Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Etta James – At Last
Janet Jackson – Control, If, Let’s Wait a While, That’s The Way Love Goes and all her albums
Journey – Open Arms

K
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away, Are You Gonna go My Way, Thinking of You
Alicia Keys – Fallin’, You Don’t Know My Name, Heartburn, If I Ain’t Got You
Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman, I Feel for You, Through the Fire
Carol King – I Feel the Earth Move, Now and Forever

L
John Lennon – Imagine
Little Richard – Rip it Up, good Golly Miss Molly
LL Cool J – Around the Way Girl, Hey Lover, Mama Said Knock You Out, Doin’ It, Loungin’
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Time After Time, She-Bop
Little Eva – The Loco-Motion

M
Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting, Angelia, Endless Summer Nights, Now and Forever, Touch of Heaven, and all of his albums
Clyde McPhatter – Treasure of Love
Sergio Mendes – Never Gonna Let You Go
George Michael – Father Figure, Faith, I Want Your Sex, Freedom 㣾
Madonna – Crazy for You, I’ll Remember, Like a Virgin, Take A Bow, and all her work
Bette Midler – The Rose, Wind Beneath My Wings
Bob Marley and the Wailers – Stir it Up, Buffalo Soldier, Redemption Song, Duppy Conqueror, and all his music
Miami Sound Machine – Cuts Both Ways, Anything for You, Here We Are, Conga, Rhythm is Gonna Get You
Mickey & Sylvia – Love is Strange
Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know it’s True, Girl I’m Gonna Miss You (Yeah, I know they were fake, but so what?!?!?!)
Mr. Mister – Broken Wings

N
Ricky Nelson – Traveling Man
Notorious BIG – Hypnotize
Olivia Newton-John – Have You Ever Been Mellow
New Edition – Boys to Men, Is This The End, Jealous Girl, Popcorn Love
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
*NSYNC – Girlfriend, Pop, This I Promise You, Up Against the Wall

O
Billy Ocean – Suddenly, Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)
Joan Osbourne – One of Us, St. Theresa
Oasis – Wonderwall
Offspring – Pretty Fly (For a White Guy), Why Don't You Get a Job
O'Jays, The – Love Train

P
Prince – When Doves Cry, Purple Rain, and all his work
Penguins, The – Earth Angel
Platters, The – Twilight Time, Great Pretender
Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Police, The – Every Breath You Take, Roxanne

Q
Queen Latifah – Ladies First, U-N-I-T-Y
Queen – Another One Bites the Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody

R
Shabba Ranks – Twice My Age, Trailer Load ‘a Girls, Ting-a-Ling
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
Lionel Ritchie – Endless Love, Hello, Penny Lover, Stuck On You, All Night Long
REO Speedwagon – Keep on Loving You
Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

S
Neil Sedaka – Oh Carol, Breaking up is Hard to Do
Shaggy – Boombastic, It Wasn’t Me
Will Smith – Just the Two of Us, Men in Black, Wild, Wild West, Miami, Gettin' Jiggy Wit It
Cat Stevens – Peace Train, Wild World
Rod Stewart – Forever Young, Do You Think I’m Sexy
Sting – Fields of Gold, When We Dance, Fragile
Salt ‘n Pepa – Push It, Let’s Talk About Sex, Shoop
Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You (Before I Met You), Truly, Madly, Deeply
Shirelles, The – Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Supremes, The – Where Did Our Love Go, Someday We’ll Be Together

T
James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend
Tina Turner – Private Dancer, What’s Love Got To Do With It, Let’s Stay Together
Shania Twain – You’re Still the One, From This Moment, Any Man of Mine, Man, I Feel Like a Woman
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart
Temptations, The – Ain't too Proud to Beg, My Girl, Just My Imagination, Papa Was a Rolling Stone

U
UB40 – Red Red Wine
U2 – I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, With or Without You, One
USA for Africa – We Are the World

V
Luther Vandross – Here and Now, Never Too Much, Dance with My Father
Billy Vera – At This Moment
Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby

W
Andrew Lloyd Webber – Music of the Night, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
Dionne Warrick – Walk on By, I’ll Never Love this Way Again, I'll Say a Little Prayer for You, That's What Friends are For
Vanessa Williams – Save the Best for Last, Love Is
LeAnn Womack - I Hope You Dance
WAR – Low Rider, Spill the Wine
Wham – Careless Whisper, A Different Corner, I’m Your Man

X
Xscape – Who Can I Run To?

Y
"Weird Al" Yankovic – Fat, Like a Surgeon, Eat It
Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart

Z
ZZ Top – Legs

I figured I'd better stop now, otherwise I'd have to consult Billboard for more references. There are still plenty of other artists and songs that I absolutely love, but to list them all would really take forever (and this has already taken a couple of days) but I think you get the point. I love music, music is a big part of my life and it will continue to be a big part of my life until my dying days. Whew, this was a challenge and lots of fun. Thanks again to Ron for the invitation and much success on your very first write-off. Be sure to check out all the other participants as well.

Wow, 4 write-off's in a row...I think this is a first for me.

Take care and thanks for reading.


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