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You are cast away onto a remote desert island:
- You can bring 5 albums – what are they?
- You can bring one book – which is it? You are provided with a Bible/ other religious text if you want it, as well as the Complete Works of Shakespeare. No series!
- You can have one luxury item (it has to be inanimate and can’t help you escape the island) – what is it?
It’s possible that I’m taking this too seriously as I’ve been thinking about this for over an hour now. It’s just a tag, right? It’s so difficult to just pick five albums, but when I think of only being able to listen to five bands for an extreme amount time, if not forever, I think of favorites such as Chris Cornell, Layne Staley, Scott Stapp, X Ambassadors, David Bowie, Sam Cooke, Elton John, Scott Weiland, Eric Clapton, Eddie Vedder, Tina Turner, Sting, Phil Collins, Annie Lennox, The Beatles, 80’s and 90’s and Ohmigosh, there are just too many. An issue I have with albums is that many times there are only a few songs on a whole album that I absolutely love. I really enjoy making my own CD’s and playlists with a mix of songs that I like.
So, here are my picks…
Audioslave- Debut album
I have to take some Chris Cornell with me. I think this is the album I would pick because it’s Audioslave’s debut album and has to be my favorite. I could stand on the beach all day long and sing “Like A Stone.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Volume 1
This is great because it’s a compilation of 1960’s & 70’s music and such an magnificent mix of great music titles. I love this soundtrack and it has many songs that I would never get tired of including Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky.”
- Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede
- Go All the Way by Raspberries
- Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum
- Moonage Daydream by David Bowie
- Fooled Around and Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop
- I’m Not in Love by 10cc
- I Want You Back by The Jackson 5
- Come and Get Your Love by Redbone
- Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
- Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
- O-O-H Child by The Five Stairsteps
- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye / Tammi Terrell
Singles Soundtrack ( Deluxe Version)
Singles is one of my favorite 90’s movies which features many of my favorite grunge bands. Here’s why I choose this soundtrack. There are multiple bands that I love here including Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, and some solo’s by Chris Cornell and Paul Westerberg. It’s a great album that I’d want to have with me. This one features an additional 18 tracks. It’s jam-packed!
“Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Deluxe Edition” track listing:
01. Would? – ALICE IN CHAINS
02. Breath – PEARL JAM
03. Seasons – CHRIS CORNELL
04. Dyslexic Heart – PAUL WESTERBERG
05. Battle Of Evermore – THE LOVEMONGERS
06. Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns – MOTHER LOVE BONE
07. Birth Ritual – SOUNDGARDEN
08. State Of Love And Trust – PEARL JAM
09. Overblown – MUDHONEY
10. Waiting For Somebody – PAUL WESTERBERG
11. May This Be Love – THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
12. Nearly Lost You – SCREAMING TREES
13. Drown – SMASHING PUMPKINS
01. Touch Me I’m Dick – CITIZEN DICK (first time on CD)
02. Nowhere But You – CHRIS CORNELL (Poncier)
03. Spoon Man – CHRIS CORNELL (Poncier)
04. Flutter Girl – CHRIS CORNELL (Poncier)
05. Missing – CHRIS CORNELL (Poncier) (first time on CD)
06. Would? (live) – ALICE IN CHAINS (first time on CD)
07. It Ain’t Like That (live) – ALICE IN CHAINS (first time on CD)
08. Birth Ritual (live) – SOUNDGARDEN (first time on CD)
09. Dyslexic Heart (acoustic) – PAUL WESTERBERG (first time on CD)
10. Waiting For Somebody (score acoustic) – PAUL WESTERBERG (previously unreleased)
11. Overblown (demo) – MUDHONEY (previously unreleased)
12. Heart and Lungs – TRULY
13. Six Foot Under – BLOOD CIRCUS
14. Singles Blues 1 – MIKE MCCREADY (previously unreleased)
15. Blue Heart – PAUL WESTERBERG (previously unreleased)
16. Lost In Emily’s Words – PAUL WESTERBERG (previously unreleased)
17. Ferry Boat #3 – CHRIS CORNELL (previously unreleased)
18. Score Piece #4 – CHRIS CORNELL (previously unreleased)
The Very Best of…Sting & The Police
Sting evokes some serious memories from childhood. Of course back then, it was all about The Police. I can still remember the first time I saw the music video on MTV for “Every Breath You Take.” I was so young, but I remember sitting in front of the television just hypnotized. It gives me chills just thinking about it. Definitely taking this one because it has greatest hits by The Police and later songs by Sting.
The Greatest Hits 1970-2002 (Double US- CD)
I’ve always loved Elton John’s voice and his piano playing. This is another childhood artist that I still listen to. My absolute favorites on this album would be “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” and “Tiny Dancer.”
1 YOUR SONG
3 TINY DANCER
4 ROCKET MAN (I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG LONG TIME)
5 HONKY CAT
6 CROCODILE ROCK
8 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT (FOR FIGHTING)
9 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
10 CANDLE IN THE WIND (ALBUM VERSION)
11 BENNIE AND THE JETS
12 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME
13 THE BITCH IS BACK
14 PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM
15 SOMEONE SAVED MY LIFE TONIGHT
16 ISLAND GIRL
17 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD
1 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART
2 LITTLE JEANNIE
3 I’M STILL STANDING
4 I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES
5 SAD SONGS (SAY SO MUCH)
6 I DON’T WANNA GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT
9 THE ONE
10 CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT
11 CIRCLE OF LIFE
12 BELIEVE (RADIO EDIT)
14 SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT (EDIT VERSI
15 WRITTEN IN THE STARS
16 I WANT LOVE
17 THIS TRAIN DON’T STOP THERE ANYMORE (ALBUM VERSION)
The idea of being stuck on an island with one book is haunting. I’m a person who has to stay busy or I go nuts. I think the best choice for me would be Webster’s International Dictionary. I think the 1930’s edition is over 5 inches thick with thousands of pages and a gazillion words. If I were to get rescued, a positive is that I would have a much stronger vocabulary and all that time wouldn’t have been totally wasted.
-You can bring-
This question actually made me get a little teary eyed. I’m thinking about the movie “Castaway” and how Chuck was stuck on that deserted island with nobody. What he had was a picture of Kelly and he kept it with him in the family heirloom pocket watch that Kelly gave him. I would want a picture of my family with me so that in a way, I could always have them with me.
If you don’t want to do the tag, no pressure! If you like the tag, please do it. I love reading everyone’s answers on these, this one especially because it contains music, something I love other than reading. I’d love to know your favorite artists and what book you would take with. Looking forward to it!
Thanks for reading! 😉