Classic Rock/Soundtracks of that genre
Chicago - Hard to Say I'm Sorry - For some reason this song reminds me of that show Growing Pains. Now that I think of it, I think I may download that themesong.
BJ Thomas and Dusty Springfield - As long as we've got each other (aka the 'Growing Pains' theme song) - There. You got it.
Sweet - Ballroom Blitz - Just to shake things up a bit. You'll remember this one from Wayne's World as one of the songs Casandra sang. Oh and also I think a commercial or two.
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Timewarp - I have such a girl boner for Tim Curry's transvestite ass
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train - Yeah I know most of you probably have this one...but if you don't now you can pretend you did and say you have it now.
Chevelle - The Red - Perfect for angsting if you're not into Linkin Park
Big Band and other classics
Raymond Scott - Powerhouse - Now, big thanks to ruggels for giving me the name of the guy who made these, but these tunes have always been favorites of mine, especially since I'm such an avid old school Looney Tunes Fan. The following music you will most DEFINITELY recognize if you watch Warner Brothers cartoons from the 40's/50's. bigbluefox, I'm looking at you. This particular one is typically played when a character was in some sort of assembly line/factory, or getting shoved into a bottle/can in some kind of processing plant.
Raymond Scott - The Toy Trumpet - This one was incorperated into a song and dance number in a Shirley Temple movie. It also found its way onto my Christmas compilation CD my mom bought for some reason.
Peggy Lee - You Give Me Fever - This song is pure sex. That's the best way to describe it.
Peggy Lee - Why Don't You Do Right? - Now this song means a whole helluva lot to me. My grandpa and I used to sing this to each other when I was little. He used to quiz me on who sang it, as well as other celebrities and pop culture references from his time period. He is the reason I know who folks like Jimmy Durante, W.C. Fields and Bing Crosby are, and also why I got most of the jokes in Bugs Bunny cartoons whereas my friends just stared blankly ;) Hoping I share the love with this one.
Glenn Miller - In The Mood - Everyone should have this one, its one of the most popular big band/swing songs out there and you'll know it when you hear it if you don't recognize the name.
Louis Armstrong - A Kiss To Build A Dream On -one of my absolute faves. Definitely one of the best romantic songs ever, and silber will know all about this one since it plays in my all time favorite chick flick Sleepless In Seattle (which I maaaaay just bring with me to Germany just to torment him with, hee hee)
Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town - This song pops up in the oddest of places. The most recent being on an episode of King of the Hill where Buckley's ghost is spotted jumping on their trampoline. It was a track on one of those New Age Pure Moods CD's, but I don't know whats so New Age about it. Its just sappy sounding.