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13 July 2013 @ 11:37 pm
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I genuinely have no idea what in the world has possessed me to do this, but... I'm doing it. I've decided to write a complete list of every artist in my iTunes library (unless I only have one song by them) and included at least one of my favourite songs of theirs. I'm going to omit soundtrack artists/Broadway ensembles and composers/classical music.

A
AC/CD | Favourite song: Thunderstruck
Adam Lambert | Favourite song: Fever
Adele | Favourite song: Rumour Has It + Skyfall
Aerosmith | Favourite song: Janie's Got A Gun
AFI | Favourite song: Prelude 12/21 + Miss Murder
Alanis Morissette | Favourite song: Uninvited
Amy Winehouse | Favourite song: Back To Black + He Can Only Hold Her + Fuck Me Pumps
Arcade Fire | Favourite song: ohymgodallofthem Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) + crown of Love + Rebellion (Lies) + Neon Bible + Intervention... I should stop, but PERFECT FLAWLESS BAND
Avril Lavigne | Favourite song: Things I'll Never Say

B
Backstreet Boys | Favourite song: Larger Than Life
The Beatles | Favourite song: Hey Jude + Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds + Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Beyoncé | Favourite song: Halo
Blink-182 | Favourite song: I Miss You
Blondie | Favourite song: Call Me + Heart of Glass
Blood Red Shoes | Favourite song: need to listen to them a bit more to decide!
Bon Jovi | Favourite song: Lay Your Hands On Me + You Give Love A Bad Name + It's My Life + oblig. Livin' On A Prayer
Brandon Flowers | Favourite song: Only the Young + Swallow It
Britney Spears | Favourite song: Soda Pop + Freakshow + Shattered Glass + I Wanna Go + How I Roll + I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
Bruce Springsteen | Favourite song (FOR ALWAYS): Dancing In the Dark

C
Christina Aguilera | Favourite song: Candyman + Hurt + Cease Fire + Circles + Infatuation + Soar + The Voice Within
The Clash | Favourite song: Rock the Casbah + Jimmy Jazz + Rudie Can't Fail + The Card Cheat
Coldplay | Favourite song: Yellow + Viva La Vida + Paradise + Fix You + Clocks + oblig. The Scientist
Culture Club | Favourite song: Black Money + Karma Chameleon

D
Darren Hayes | Favourie song: Unlovable
David Bowie | Favourite song: Heroes + Rebel Rebel + Ashes To Ashes + Dancing In the Street (w/Mick Jagger)
Death Cab For Cutie | Favourite song: Brothers On A Hotel Bed
Def Leppard | Favourite song: Animal + Pour Some Sugar On Me + Armageddon It + Die Hard The Hunter + Rock of Ages
Destiny's Child | Favourite song: Check On It + Lose My Breath + Survivor + Jumpin', Jumpin'
Dido | Favourite song: Life For Rent + Sand In My Shoes + Thank You + Here With Me
Duffy | Favourite song: Rockferry + Syrup & Honey + Mercy + Distant Dreamer

E
Ellie Goulding | Favourite song: Anything could Happen
Elton John | Favourite song: Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me + Sad Songs (Say So Much) + Tiny Dancer + Your Song
Elvis Presley | Favourite song: Suspicious Minds + Jailhouse Rock + A Little Less Conversation
Eminem | Favourite song: Stan + Mockingbird
Enrique Igleasias | Favourite song: Love To See You Cry + Hero + Escape + Don't Turn Off the Lights
Evanescence | Favourite song: Everybody's Fool + My Immortal + Tourniquet + Call Me When You're Sober + Your Star

F
Fall Out Boy | Favourite song: Disloyal Order Of Water Buffaloes + What A Catch, Donnie + w.a.m.s + Thnks Fr Th Mmrs + Hum Hallelujah + Golden + I'm Like a Lawyer With the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You) + Alone Together + My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up) + Rat A Tat (w/Courtney Love)
Florence + the Machine | Favourite song: Shake It Out + Seven Devils + Remain Nameless + Heartlines + Kiss With A Fist + Hurricane Drunk + Girl With One Eye + My Boy Builds Coffins
Foster the People | Favourite song: Helena Beat + Pumped Up Kicks + Warrant
Foxboro Hot Tubs | Favourite song: Ruby Room + Red Tide + Dark Side of Night + Fuck Time
fun. | Favourite song: Some Nights + Why Am I the One + All Alone + We Are Young + Stars

G
Good Charlotte | Favourite song: My Bloody Valentine + Emotionless
Gotye | Favourite song: Easy Way Out + In Your Light + Smoke And Mirrors + Somebody That I Used To Know
Green Day | Favourite song: jesus christ, do we really want to go here? Jesus of Suburbia + Are We the Waiting + Worry Rock + Words I Might Have Ate + Christie Road + Ha Ha You're Dead + American Eulogy + Misery + Before the Lobotomy + ¿Viva La Gloria? [Little Girl] + East Jesus Nowhere + Homecoming + Give Me Novacaine + Prosthetic Head... stooooooop
Guns N' Roses | Favourite song: (all oblig. probably) Sweet Child O' Mine + Paradise City + Welcome To the Jungle + Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Gwen Stefani | Favourite song: Hollaback Girl + Luxurious + Bubble Pop Electric + Wind It Up

H
Hilary Duff | Favourite song: Gypsy Woman + Dignity + Mr. James Dean + I Am + Jericho
Hole | Favourite song: Celebrity Skin

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J
Jack's Mannequin | Favourite song: Spinning + American Love + Suicide Blond
James Morrison | Favourite song: You Make It Real
Janet Jackson | Favourite song: Escapade + Runaway + Black Cat + Let's Wait Awhile + Rope Burn + Go Deep
Jennifer Lopez | Favourite song: Get Right + If You Had My Love + Ain't It Funny + (oblig.) Jenny From the Block
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts | Favourite song: Crismon and Clover + Cherry Bomb + Bad Reputation + I Love Rock N' Roll
Johnny Cash | Favourite song: Ring of Fire + I Walk the Line + Jackson (w/June Carter Cash)
Justin Timberlake | Favourite song: My Love + Cry Me A River + Señorita + Rock Your Body

K
Katy Perry | Favourite song: Waking Up In Vegas + Circle the Drain + Firework + E.T. + Teenage Dream
Ke$ha | Favourite song: Dinosaur + Take It Off + We R Who We R + The Harold Song + Backstabber
Keith Urban | Favourite song: You're My Better Half + Jeans On + Days Go By + Raining On Sunday + Tonight I Wanna Cry
The Killers | Favourite song: Human + A Dustland Fairytale + All These Things That I've Done + Mr. Brightside + Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll + Andy, You're A Star + Bones + Read My Mind
The Kinks | Favourite song: You Really Got Me
Kiss | Favourite song: Charisma + I Was Made For Lovin' You
Kylie Minogue | Favourite song: Tightrope + Like A Drug + Wow + On A Night Like This + Better The Devil You Know + Celebration

L
Lady Gaga | Favourite song: Alejandro + Scheiße + The Edge of Glory + Monster + Bad Romance + Paper Gangsta + So Happy I Could Die + Starstruck + No Floods + Paparazzi
Lana Del Rey | Favourite song: Lolita + Diet Mountain Dew + This Is What Makes Us Girls + Summertime Sadness + Gods and Monsters + Cola + American
Lifehouse | Favourite song: Hanging By A Moment
Lily Allen | Favourite song: Alfie + 22 + Not Fair + LDN + Smile

M
Madonna | Favourite song: Human Nature + Like A Prayer + Vogue + Rain + Drowned World/Substitute For Love + Take A Bow + Bad Girl + 4 Minutes (w/Justin Timberlake) + What It Feels Like For A Girl + Express Yourself + Like A Virgin + Live To Tell + Frozen + The Power of Goodbye + Justify My Love + In This Life
Mariah Carey | Favourite song: Shake It Off + Emotions + Bye Bye + Through the Rain
Marilyn Manson | Favourite song: Evidence + Pistol Whipped + mOBSCENE + Heart-Shaped Glasses + Slutgarden + Personal Jesus + Ka-boom Ka-Boom + This Is The New Shit + The Dope Show + This Is Halloween
Marina & the Diamonds | Favourite song: Shampain + Power & Control + Valley of the Dolls + Hollywood + Teen Idle + Sex Yeah + Mowgli's Road + Scab and Plaster
Maroon 5 | Favourite song: Sunday Morning + Better That We Break + Won't Go Home Without You + She Will Be Loved + If I Never See Your Face Again (w/Rihanna)
Matchbox Twenty | Favourite song: 3 A.M. + Push + Unwell
Metallica | Favourite song: Enter Sandman + Master of Puppets + Holier Than Thou + The Struggle Within + Of Wolf And Man
Michael Bublé | I only actually have his Christmas album but I must remedy that.
Michael Jackson | Favourite song: Streetwalker + Will You Be There + The Way You Make Me Feel + Is It Scary + Dangerous + Threatened + Superfly Sister + Don't Walk Away + Fall Again + We've Had Enough + Stranger In Moscow + (oblig.) Billie Jean + Smooth Criminal
Mika | Favourite song: Blue Eyes + Love Today + Stuck In the Middle + Happy Ending + Kick Ass + Good Gone Girl + Toy Boy + My Interpretation
Missy Higgins | Favourite song: Warm Whispers + The special Two + Where I Stood + Ten Days + The Sound of White + Nightminds + Scar
Modest Mouse | Favourite song: Fly Trapped In A Jar + Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset + Polar Opposites + Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
Mötley Crüe | Favourite song: Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) + Same Ol' Sitation (S.O.S.) + Kickstart My Heart + Afraid + You're All I Need + Dancing On Glass + Louder Than Hell + Shout At the Devil + Home Sweet Home + Girls, Girls, Girls
My Chemical Romance | Favourite song: Dead! + The Sharpest Lives + Mama + Teenagers + Disenchanted + I Don't Love You + Cancer + Famous Last Words + F.T.W.W.W. + S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W + Bulletproof Heart + DESTROYA + The Kids From Yesterday + Demolition Lovers + Early Sunsets Over Monroeville + Thank You For the Venom + The Ghost of You + Helena + Cemetery Drive + Kill All Your Friends + Heaven Help Us

N
Natasha Bedingfield | Favourite song: Unwritten + I Bruise Easily
Nelly Furtado | Favourite song: Maneater + All Good Things Come To An End + Turn Off the Lights + I'm Like A Bird
Neon Trees | Favourite song: Sins of My Youth + Your Surrender
The Network | Favourite song: Roshambo + Right Hand-a-Rama + Spike
Nickelback | Favourite song: If Everyone Cared + How You Remind Me
Nine Inch Nails | Favourite song: Closer
Nirvana | Favourite song: Smells Like Teen Spirit (duuuuh) + Come As You Are
No Doubt | Favourite song: Just A Girl + It's My Life
Norah Jones | Favourite song: Come Away With Me + Don't Know Why + The Nearness of You

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P
P!nk | Favourite song: Fuckin' Perfect + Just Like A Pill + Sober + God Is A DJ + I Don't Believe You + Try + Glitter In the Air
Panic! At the Disco | Favourite song: I Write Sins Not Tragedies + Let's Kill Tonight + Memories + The Ballad of Mona Lisa + Sarah Smiles
Paramore | Favourite song: Crushcrushcrush + Fore A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic + Misery Business + Hallelujah
Pencey Prep | Favourite song: 10 Rings + Yesterday + Florida Plates
Placebo | Favourite song: welp, here we go forever again... Pure Morning + Post Blue + Commercial For Levi + Taste In Men + This Picture + Special Needs + Twenty Years + Bubblegun + The Movie On Your Eyelids + Ashtray Heart + Black-Eyed + Peeping Tom + Nancy Boy + Follow the Cops Back Home + Infra-Red + Teenage Angst + Sleeping With Ghosts + Protége-Moi + My Sweet Prince + Every You Every Me + Running Up That Hill
The Pretty Reckless | Favourite song: Light Me Up + Goin' Down + Miss Nothing + You + Make Me Wanna Die + Factory Girl
Prince | Favourite song: 7 + Raspberry Beret + Thieves In the Temple + Do Me, Baby + Little Red Corvette + Purple Rain + Sometimes It Snows In April + I Would Die 4 U + Sign 'O' The Times + 1999 + Let's Go Crazy + Cream

Q
Queen | Favourite song: Bohemian Rhapsody + Radio Ga Ga + Another One Bites the Dust

R
Radiohead | Favourite song: Creep
Ramones | Favourite song: I'm Affected + Baby, I Love You + I Wanna Be Sedated + Beat On the Brat + Blitzkrieg Bop + Sheena Is A Punk Rocker + Don't Go + The KKK Took My Baby Away + She's A Sensation + Rock 'N' Roll High School
Red Hot Chili Peppers | Favourite song: Under the Bridge + Scar Tissue + Otherside + Give It Away
Ricky Martin | Favourite song: Livin' La Vida Loca + Maria (Uno, Dos, Tres) + She Bangs
Rihanna | Favourite song: Disturbia + S&M + Love The Way You Lie Pt. 2 (w/Eminem) + Skin + Fire Bomb + G4L + Te Amo + Shut Up and Drive + We Found Love + Rockstar 101 + Jump + Stay + Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary + California King Bed + Umbrella (w/Jay Z)
Robbie Williams | Favourite song: Come Undone + Angels + A Place To Crash + Feel + Something Beautiful + Radio + Sexed Up + Let Me Entertain You + Rock DJ + The Actor + Better Man + Kiss Me + Something Stupid (w/Nicole Kidman) + Kids (w/Kylie Minogue)
Rod Stewart | Favourite song: Broken Arrow + Young Hearts + Sailing
The Rolling Stones | Favourite song: She's A Rainbow + Get Off My Cloud + You Can't Always Get What You Want + Start Me Up + Emotional Rescue + (oblig.) Jumpin' Jack Flash + (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction + Ruby Tuesday + Paint It Black

S
Savage Garden | Favourite song: Affirmation + I Want You + The Animal Song + Gunning Down Romance + Chained To You + Break Me Shake Me + (oblig.) Truly Madly Deeply + To the Moon and Back + I Knew I Loved You
Seal | Favourite song: Crazy
Shaggy | Favourite song: Angel
Shakira | Favourite song: Te Dejo Madrid + Gypsy + Underneath Your Clothes + The One + Hips Don't Lie + Hey You + Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) + Good Stuff + Illegal + She Wolf + Don't Bother
Sigur Rós | Don't have a favourite because all their music is heartbreaking and beautiful
Silverchair | Favourite song: The Greatest View + Straight Lines + If You Keep Losing Sleep + Reflections of A Sound + Dearest Helpless + Miss You Love
Sixx:A.M. | Favourite song: Van Nuys + Courtesy Call + Accidents Can Happen + Lies of the Beautiful People + Skin + Dead Man's Ballet + Life Is Beautiful
Snow Patrol | Favourite song: Chasing Cars + Crack the Shutters
Spice Girls | Favoutie song: Mama + Wannabe + Stop! + Say You'll Be There + Holler + Viva Forever
Sugababes | Favourite song: Too Lost In You

T
t.A.T.u. | Favourite song: How Soon Is Now? + Show Me Love + All the Things She Said + Malchik Gay + Not Gonna Get Us
Three Days Grace | Favourite song: Riot + I Hate Everything About You + Home
TLC | Favouire song: Waterfalls

U
U2 | Favourite song: City of Blinding Lights + Sunday Bloody Sunday + Vertigo + The Sweetest Thing + One
Usher | Favourite song: Yeah! + Burn + Confessions Part I/II + Caught Up

V
The Vaccines | Favourite song: Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) + If You Wanna + Wetsuit
Van Halen | Favourite song: Jump
Vanessa Amorosi | Favourite song: Shine
Vengaboys | Favourite song: Sex On the Beach + Shalala Lala
The Veronicas | Favourite song: Take Me On the Floor + When It All Falls Apart + Untouched + Hook Me Up

W
Weezer | Favourite song: Buddy Holly
Westlife | Favourite song: Flying Without Wings
Wolfmother | Favourite song: Woman + Joker and the Thief

X
The xx | Favourite song: VCR + Basic Space + Intro + Heart Skipped A Beat + Stars + Angels + Our Song + Reunion

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If you've bothered to skim this and you think, based on this list, I'd like an artist not listed, I'm very open to suggestions and recommendations :)
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Rochelle: Brian teavanishing_act18 on July 14th, 2013 11:06 am (UTC)
Ahhh, I know, I never really got into her. I think I was too consumed by grief when Michael died, and then I distanced myself from him as a coping mechanism in the year after he passed :( It should be okay by now, but I guess it never occurred to me! I'll have to give some of her music a chance :)
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sparksfly7sparksfly7 on July 14th, 2013 05:47 am (UTC)
ooh this looks great :D I barely listen to English music these days, but this is bringing memories of my favourites back. we have a lot of fave songs in common!

some suggestions - One Republic (Secrets, Apologize), The Script (Breaking Even), Hedley (Perfect, For the Nights I Can't Remember), Lucy Hale (Run This Town, Make You Believe, Bless Myself, Extra Ordinary)...hmm, I'm sure I have more but I can't think of any right now.
Rochelle: Cris b&wvanishing_act18 on July 14th, 2013 11:11 am (UTC)
Out of curiosity, what language do you listen to? :D I've really been wanting to get into Spanish, Portuguese, and German music, but... I have no clue where to even start with that haha. I should get around to Shakira's Spanish albums eventually, but I know she'd only be the tip of the iceberg considering how widely spoken Spanish is. Gah.

Omg, I've been meaning to listen to The Script for... forever now, and I never remember that when I feel like adding new stuff to my library, so thank you for the reminder :D I'll definitely be sussing out the other suggestions, too!
sparksfly7sparksfly7 on July 14th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
Korean ^^ I love kpop; it's my biggest addiction after football. (excluding ice cream.)

Shakira's Spanish version of songs sound really nice. Granted, I haven't listened to that many, but I like a lot of the Spanish versions better than the English versions (e.g. Waka Waka, Gypsy). I think European languages sound beautiful, especially Spanish.