What makes you BLOW UP?  

Nightguy_1961 55M
3324 posts
5/21/2006 12:13 am

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What makes you BLOW UP?

Now before you start getting the wrong idea, let me explain:

In the comedy concert film, The Kings of Comedy, Steve Harvey was joking with the audience, leading them in a sing-a-long with some classic R&B songs. Steve made the observation to the audience that, back in the day, there were certain songs that when you heard the first note of the song, you just 'blew up'...you'd get so excited and turn the radio up, start dancing or moving, or sing along with that tune. He got the tech crew to play a few songs, and the crowd ate it up!!!

Now, dear reader, I put the question to you: What song will make you 'blow up' when you hear that first note, chord, or word? It doesn't mean that you go all nutso, just when you hear it; you tend to pay a little closer attention to the song, turn up the radio, dance, sing, something like that.

These are some, but not all, of the songs I blow up when I hear that first note/chord/word:

Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band (I know, go ahead and laugh, but it's still a great jam!!)

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry (When I hear that funky guitar riff at the beginning, the feet start to slide)

Welcome to the Jungle - G&R (you rockers know what I mean...when that guitar riff starts...)

Hound Dog - Elvis (Now come on...you know you start doing your Elvis strut when this starts!!)

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne (ALLLABOOOOAAARD!!!AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!)

Heaven's on Fire - KISS (when you hear that howl at the beginning...nuff said?)

Now to really throw you for a loop:

Night Music - Mozart
(just think about it...the strains lift your spirits)

The William Tell Overture - Rossini I think (aka The Lone Ranger theme...you know you felt the chills when those horns sounded off...the Masked Man was coming to the rescue!!!)

The Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner (if you ever saw the movie Apocalypse Now, you know what I mean)

So tell me, what songs get you going when you hear it start? What do you do when you hear that song start? Inquiring minds want to know!!!

©NG61 2006

rm_CuummDrop 48F
2591 posts
5/21/2006 4:17 am

Every breath you take - The Police (there's a particular verse in this song...i always listen for (fortress around your heart)....

Now won't last forever, so use it wisely~c

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 6:28 am:

But do you get excited when you here that first note?

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 6:30 am:
Excellent choice though

HBowt2 58F

5/21/2006 4:25 am

Die Walkure' - Ride of the Valkyries(so with you on this one)

Va, pensiero from Nabucco Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves(now that's uplifting for you)

Feel Like Making Love - Paul Rodgers (this one just hits that spot)

You Got It Roy Orbison ( I dare anyone not sing along to this)

A kind of Magic - Queen (makes you think there just might be magic somewhere)

Wild Thing - The Troggs...
(I know...a basic 3 chord song ...But It makes my heart sing....)


I Like the way you move - Bodyrockers..(can't sit still for this one..)

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 6:29 am:
Excellent choices....

libgemOH 56M/52F

5/21/2006 4:56 am

The Lion sleeps tonight by whoever the hell did it...(this was mine and my son's song!!)

Rag Doll - Aerosmith (Just love the beat!!)

Anything by Boston or Led Zeppelin(I think it's against the law to listen either one at a low volume)

I'm with you on Welcome to the Jungle

My surprise ones are Elvis, the Monkees, James Taylor, Seals and Croft and Toby Keith!! -B

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 6:30 am:
Another good round of choices...

wickedeasy 66F  
25338 posts
5/21/2006 7:02 am


the rose

only women weep

it's the words - always the words

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 10:48 pm:

True, but sometimes a riff or an instrumental can touch you as well

rm_shannee2006 52F
3355 posts
5/21/2006 7:06 am

Damn all who have posted named songs that I would have named, but I'll just add one that came to mind first that I don't remember seeing mentioned: Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing. I love that song. Makes me want to do a come-f*#k-me dance. Too bad songs were so short then. I always just get into a good groove when the song is done.

Yup...this juiciness is from me....


Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 10:50 pm:

I hear you about the lack of length of the old songs....too bad Inagoddadavida is too much of a metal song.....being one of the longest songs recorded, you could get your groove on...and then some...

micahbiguns 50M

5/21/2006 8:31 am

You Shook Me All Night Long ACDC
Hells Bells ACDC
Radar Love Golden Earring
Twilight Zone Golden Earring
Strut Bob Seger
Turn the Page Bob Segar
Old Time Rock and Roll Bob Seger
Hotel California Eagles (especially the version from hell freezes over)
Life In The Fast Lane Eagles
In The Air Tonight Genesis
Black Betty Ram Ba Jam
Superfreak Rick James
Brick House Wild Cherry

I could go on and on But I don't wanna take over your blog

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 10:51 pm:
Hell, with a playlist like that, keep on listin'.....thanks....

rm_CuummDrop 48F
2591 posts
5/21/2006 8:33 am

    Quoting rm_CuummDrop:
    Every breath you take - The Police (there's a particular verse in this song...i always listen for (fortress around your heart)....
Of course i do... i'm turning up the Radio!! smirk...

Now won't last forever, so use it wisely~c

TheLilFondler 33F
2576 posts
5/21/2006 8:52 am

Whats Your Fantasy-Ludacris
All in the Family-KoRn
Work It-Missy Elliot
Suck My Dick-Lil Kim
So Gently We Go-I Mother Earth
and the list would go on and on lol

i lost my virginity years ago.....
but i still have the box.....

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 10:53 pm:
Not bad....especially Korn...."Freak on a Leash" is one of my favorites, along with their cover of Pink Floyd's music....thanks...

shar1 55F
606 posts
5/21/2006 10:57 am

Wonderful World. Louis Armstrong. I play this song every morning, sometimes more than once. Sometimes I sing along other times I sit, look around my place and cry with happiness.

Crazy World. Aslan, Dublin Band, great song.

Dancing Queen.. just have to dance and sing along to that.

And just so many more, to many to mention.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 10:54 pm:
Great song...I always remember that scene from Good Morning, Vietnam when I hear Satchmo singing.....thanks....

alamo1235 58M
995 posts
5/21/2006 12:06 pm

Hair of the Dog - Nazareth

She Moves in Mysterious Ways - U2

Paperback Writer - The Beatles

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - Joan Jett

Can't recall the artists for the following

Werewolf of London



Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 10:47 pm:
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon

Panama - Van Halen (w/ David Lee Roth)

Warrior - Scandal

I thought AC/DC did Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap?

Great list though....thanks...and welcome to the Fortress

MWWwantsmore 51F

5/21/2006 1:18 pm

Mustang Sally; Wilson Pickett

A lot of the songs everyone else listed too! All the songs in your first list I LOVE!

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 10:59 pm:
Mustang Sally is a great song....and thanks....

papyrina 50F
21133 posts
5/21/2006 2:12 pm

its raining men
i prefer Greek music now adays ,it gets me out of a nbad mood in minutes

I'm a

i'm here to stay

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 11:00 pm:
at Raining Men...

Have you ever heard of or listened to The Gipsy Kings? I think you'd enjoy their music, papy....


MamChelle 48F  
1443 posts
5/21/2006 3:07 pm

For me it is Alanis Morisettes I'm not the Doctor and See Right Through You and Shaggy's It Wasn't Me makes me smile and laugh remembering the evening i walked in and caught the now ex with the neighbor guy...funny now but at the time it hurt like hell. and on a country note ..John Denver's Take Me Home will always make me want to sing along...*smiles* i am too eclectic.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 11:02 pm:
I always liked Shaggy's Mr. Boombastic...great groove tune....thanks...

MaggiesWishes 59F

5/21/2006 7:18 pm

<~~ rushes out to get list .... trips over cat, cat screams ... I scream ... *sigh* I be right back ... I gots boo-boo

Knights in White Satin ~ Moody Blues
Love Shack ~ B 52's
Passion - Rachmaninov: Rhapsody, Piano Concerto no 1
(Theme music to the movie: Somewhere In Time)
Enigma ~ Song of the Dolphin

Need bandaid ... I'll be back in a few
Warm huggies, Dark One

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 11:05 pm:
*gets on Fortress PA system*

Clean up on Aisle 5!!!!

I hope you're okay...my cat does the same damn thing, get right up under your feet and trip you up....

Great list, thanks....and huggles to you....."if you see a little sign at the end of the road, it says fifteen miles to the......LOOOOOVVVEEEE SHAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!"

*wonders if Maggie remembers Rock Lobster...hmmmmm*

rm_DarkenMist 105F

5/21/2006 8:45 pm

sing along songs would be ... Taylor Dane's "tell it to My heart" Modonna's "like a prayer" "get into the groove" "La Isla Bonita" Pink Floyd -anything off his wall album....dancing songs anything from Shikra,Ciara or Rhianna,anger management music to calm me down would be anything soft and slow and relaxing usually nature tapes....then you have the mad as hells so want to let it out which we go into the thrash metal volt and anything from there will do

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 11:06 pm:
Anything from Pink Floyd works for me.....as far as mad as hell music, got to go with Black Sabbath, G&R's, Saliva, POD, etc etc etc...


rm_rareview 40F
568 posts
5/21/2006 9:39 pm

Great post NG.

The wheeping song - Nick Cave
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 11:10 pm:
I remember telling a DJ I worked with at a radio station who was a big Michael Jackson fan that U2 would still be making hits when MJ was falling off the map.....

Amazing, isn't it?

waerlookin4fun 50M/46F

5/21/2006 9:52 pm

I have a lot so bare with me

Play that funky music (I do dance around my house to this one and own the CD)
We Are Family
Heartbreak Hotel..Elvis (I love that guy)
Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child of Mine, Paradise City
She's Got Legs and Sleepin Bag
Dirty Laundry
Alcohol and Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley
Live Like You Were Dying
Crazy Train
If Tomorrow Never Comes and The Dance Garth Brooks
Come Away With Me Norah Jones
Folsom Prison Blues and I Walk The Line Jonny Cash
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (hell all of Stevie Nicks.)
Truly, Madly, Deeply (my wedding song) Savage Gardens
If I Had A Million Dollars I believe Bare Naked Ladies
Just My Imagination
Georgia I believe Ray Charles
On a Bus To St. Cloud Trisha Yearwood
A Woman's Worth Alicia Keyes

And I love classical music of any kind......I clean my house to it

Ok, I'm gonna stop now.....I could go on and on, I just love music

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 11:11 pm:
Excellent list...I bet your CD collection is rather weighty...grins...thanks...

Partyinaskirt 51F
754 posts
5/21/2006 10:54 pm

Respect ~Aretha Franklin
Walking on Sunshine~Katrina and the Waves
I'm a Man ~ Chicago
Miracles ~Jefferson Starship
Anything by Carlos Santana (the music he makes is my definition of sultry and passion)
the soundtrack of "Unfaithful" (so sensual)

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 11:21 pm:
Great list...thanks PIAS...and welcome to the Fortress *smiles*

Partyinaskirt 51F
754 posts
5/21/2006 11:00 pm

how could I have forgotten this one...
Me and My Bobby McGee ~ a perfect mixture..Janis croons it, Kris wrote it.
Joplin and Kristoferson make beautiful music together.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/21/2006 11:22 pm:
Damn good choice.....

jadedbabe78 105F

5/21/2006 11:41 pm

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Nothing - Scott Fisher

Caress Me Down - Sublime

Angel - Aerosmith

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/22/2006 12:24 am:
Good choices...I like Sublime...and Aerosmith, that goes without saying...

Partyinaskirt 51F
754 posts
5/22/2006 12:04 am

    Quoting Partyinaskirt:
    Respect ~Aretha Franklin
    Walking on Sunshine~Katrina and the Waves
    I'm a Man ~ Chicago
    Miracles ~Jefferson Starship
    Anything by Carlos Santana (the music he makes is my definition of sultry and passion)
    the soundtrack of "Unfaithful" (so sensual)
I suppose I should have asked for admittance first, please excuse my lack of manners.
However, the thread moved me to respond.
~admittedly lurking~

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/22/2006 12:48 am:

No need to ask for admittance...I don't stand on ceremony here...feel free to say what you will...

and there's nothing wrong with lurking....

waerlookin4fun 50M/46F

5/22/2006 12:04 am

    Quoting Partyinaskirt:
    how could I have forgotten this one...
    Me and My Bobby McGee ~ a perfect mixture..Janis croons it, Kris wrote it.
    Joplin and Kristoferson make beautiful music together.
How could I have forgotten that one.......Me and Bobby Magee.......love Joplin. I think that it would be good practice that when we do a post at the end we should write about a favorite song that way it doesn't turn into what I just did on NG's blog (although I know he doesn't mind), but if ya all want to on your posts......at the end give us a fav........and we'll give one back, talk to you guys later...... 'me slipping off into the shadows to hide with the dark night because I'm feeling a bit vulnerable tonight and I know he'll protect me"

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/22/2006 12:54 am:
Sounds like a winner...when I post a lyric from a song on my blog, it's usually because the song compliments something in the post....but you may have a great idea...thanks....

OboesHonedIambs 62F

5/22/2006 12:38 am

Dirty Water - The Standells
Are You Going To San Francisco - Bryan Hyland
Solitary Man - Neil Diamond
Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues
Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez
Son of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkle
Karn Evil 9 - Emmerson, Lake & Palmer
Aqualung, Songs From the Wood and Minstrel in The Gallery - Jethro Tull
Oye Como Va and Black Magick Woman - Santana
Barracuda, Magic Man - Heart
Mother Russia - Renaissance
The Hooded Man, Clannad
The World We Knew - Frank Sinatra (don't EVEN go there!)

Theme to Peter Gunn
Take Five - Dave Brubeck

Mars and Jupiter Movements - Holzt's Planets Symphony
Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
In The Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg
The Karelia Suite - Sibelius
Tocatta & Fugue in D Minor - J.S.Bach
Any Tchaikovsky Ballet
Scherezade - Rimsky-Korsakoff

Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
If I Had A Hammer - Peter Paul & Mary
Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
Banish Misfortune - The Chieftains; Malcolm Daglish & Grey Larson (Appalachian regional)
The Green Hills of Antrim - var. artists esp. The Battlefield Band
The Croppy Boy - var. artists
The Foggy Dew - var. artists
St. James Infirmary Blues - var. artists

got more too... That's about a scant third of my musical "canon". Most of these it maybe takes 2 notes and I know what the song is.

Instant Human -- Just Add Coffee

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/22/2006 1:08 am:
My word, that's an impressive list, but so has everybody else's lists been outstanding....thanks for sharing....

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/23/2006 4:59 am:
And I LOVE Sinatra....my fave is "one more for the road" every guy has felt that way....some ladies as well....

ohcurious14 59M
1683 posts
5/22/2006 7:04 am

"Be careful what you ask for because you might just get it!"
Tommy James & the Shondells or Joan Jett - Crimson & Clover (either version is excellent)
Trisha Yearwood - How do I Live (Very Special Meaning)
Lee Greenwood - God Bless the USA (you gotta be Patriotic)
Rush - Tom Sawyer (Instant goosebumps)
POD - Youth of the Nation
Steve Vai - Bangkok (Great song for oral sex because its a very long song)
Steve Vai - For the Love of God
Ozzy - Crazy Train
Ozzy - Iron Man
Kiss - Heaven on Fire ( Saw them perform this song at a Concert in 1974 and it still gives me goosebumps)
Donna Summer - Love to Love You Baby
From The Phantom of The Opera - Music of the Night
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Eagles - Hotel California
Styx - Sweet Madam Blue
KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Man
Enigma - Any song they sing or play
Delerium - Any music they play
Devo - Whip It ?* (For obvious reasons)

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/22/2006 9:53 pm:
Excellent list...and I'm always careful what I ask for...



Partyinaskirt 51F
754 posts
5/22/2006 8:12 am

    Quoting Partyinaskirt:
    I suppose I should have asked for admittance first, please excuse my lack of manners.
    However, the thread moved me to respond.
    ~admittedly lurking~
Thank you, NG.
~respectuflly lowers her head~

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/22/2006 9:54 pm:

rm_pagan380 64M
4405 posts
5/22/2006 2:29 pm

"Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" Neil Diamond
"Man of Constant Sorrow" O Brother Where Art Thou, soundtrack

Come play naked in the sunshine and dance naked under the stars.


Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/22/2006 9:56 pm:
Damn, how could I have forgotten Man of Constant Sorrow? Even my loving stepsons loved that soundtrack...if you can believe that.

Thanks and welcome to the Fortress....

OboesHonedIambs 62F

5/22/2006 4:01 pm

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/22/2006 2:08 am:
My word, that's an impressive list, but so has everybody else's lists been outstanding....thanks for sharing....

Thanks. I tell everyone it's my Ma's fault. She taught me to love music. So that's my story and ah'm sticking to it! Long or short, I think everyone's list is great.

Instant Human -- Just Add Coffee

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/22/2006 9:56 pm:
I blame my Mom for my love of music....always had some kind of music going on in the house....

Partyinaskirt 51F
754 posts
5/22/2006 9:30 pm

This subject brought thoughts to me throughout my day today.
More oft that not I am able to spend time completely alone in my own thoughts/head. Today was one of those rare occasions.

I was driving. No particular destination in mind but as an escape from the day to day.

I had 24 hours free of responsibility and wonderful skies above to enjoy. I let the wind blow through my hair, the sun shine upon my face and took to the road in my convertible. Alas...the radio was on scan mode. Every song that came to play was one that had special meaning to me. Energizing, thoughtful, funky, sincere, depressing, and the list goes on. Many memories came to mind as I place the song/lyrics with the moment past.

I thought it would be the perfect gesture to acknowledge your influence on my day through your posting. As an added note, I think it would be a great thread in group as there are several music enthusiasts there.

~..life in the fast lane...~

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/23/2006 5:01 am:
True....I will try to see if I can do that in my posts....and if you don't mind, you do the same...see where it leads....Okay?

curious082385 31F
4925 posts
5/23/2006 3:25 am

Oh boy...this is going to be quite a list....

Black horse and the cherry tree...KT Tunstall
Badonkadonk...Trace Adkins (sister and my song)
That's the way God planned it...Billy Preston
Carmina Burana
Moonlight Sonata
Walk the line...Johnny Cash
The ride of the valkyries...Wagner
Animal song and I want you...Savage Garden (good memories)
Cry...Faith Hill

Just about anything from:
Moody Blues
Fleetwood Mac
Smokey Robinson
Faith Hill
Matchbox 20

Ok, this list could go on forever...so I'm stopping myself.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/23/2006 5:00 am:
Another excellent list...thanks curious

rm_Melciber 61M
214 posts
5/23/2006 6:14 am

In-a-gadda-da-vida - - - Iron butterfly (their only good song)

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/23/2006 10:29 am:
True....some people think it's their only song...

ohcurious14 59M
1683 posts
5/23/2006 8:37 am

as to the couch dance, only if it's okay with ohcurious....

Well of course it is ok My friend!!!!!!

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/23/2006 10:29 am:

sexwyounow 50M

5/24/2006 8:21 am

Oh God! I gotta have my rock!!!

Rush) Tom Sawyer, Workin' man

Rolling stones) Live version of Sympathy for the Devil from the "Get yer ya ya's out album. Keith Richards and Mick Jagger just ROCK on the song!!!

Lynynard Skynard) Simple Man, Gimmie Back My bullets, The well known Free Bird Yeah thats a riff there!!!!

Bad company

Steve Miller Band

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The I do 360 and listen to

Johnny cash

Fleetwood Mac

It goes on and on. Just about anything but ! I can't stand !

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/24/2006 11:17 am:
Excellent list....The Stones' "Start Me Up" is another one that will make you blow up when you hear that first guitar chord.

I'm not fond of some of a lot of the ...some of the old school stuff is okay...remember Aerosmith & Run DMC teaming up for "Walk This Way"? LOL

Thanks for the comment....and Welcome to the Fortress

alphuctup 40M

5/30/2006 8:36 am

Malaguena Salerosa covered by Chingon (play it really loud), it's on the Kill Bill soundtrack, old Tarantino has got a great ear.

With you on the G n R thing, Appetite For Destruction was the first album I ever bought so it'll always hold a special place in my heart. Zeppelin and the Chilis have already been mentioned, I love anything from either of those.

Time Is Running Out - Muse
I Am The Resurrection - Stone Roses
Leftism (album) - Leftfield

All of the above, and a great many more, are guaranteed to get me reaching for the volume!

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/30/2006 9:43 pm:
The Kill Bill soundtracks are excellent...shows that Quentin not only knows his movies, but his music as well....

Thanks and welcome to the Fortress.....

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