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Raffyyy

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Hey everyone

Another fun game from yours truly. This time, it's about desert island discs, and specifically, what yours would be.

For this of you who aren't fimilar with what a desert island disc is, allow me to explain.


Picture the scenario, you're at work one day and your boss comes up to you and says "hey, you're gonna get moved to a tiny Pacific Island with no WiFi, no downloads etc. You'll get enough to survive, but your only entertainment is a CD player. You can take 10 songs in total. Have fun"

Apart from obviously thinking "I'll never be able to go on MCME again", you'd be thinking about what those 10 songs would be.

Now, for me, I would have obviously songs that a great musically, but also that mean a lot to me.

In no particular order, they would be

1. The Beatles - She's Leaving Home
2. Queen - The Seven Seas of Rhye
3. Glenn Miller - Moonlight Serenade
4. The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
5. Toto - Africa
6. David Bowie - Life on Mars?
7. Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky
8. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
9. The Bee Gees - How deep is your love
10. The Beatles - Penny Lane


Those songs all hold a really special place in my heart, and I never tire of listening to each of them.

What about you guys? What would you take to listen to, knowing you'll probably never listen to other songs again.
 

thomasd18

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1. Closer- Chainsmokers
2. Let Me Love You- Ne Yo
3. We Found Love- Calvin Harris and Rihanna
4. Summer- Calvin Harris
5. Don't you worry Child- Swedish House Mafia
6. I Could Be The One- Avicii/Nicky Romero
7. Don't Look Down- Martin Garrix
8. Levels- Avicii
9. Under Control- Calvin Harris ft Alesso
10. Runaway (U&I)- Galantis
 

yourie98

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No particular order

1. Only fear of death - Tupac
2. Ballad of Boothill - Johnny Cash
3. Shot you down - Isaiah Rashad
4. Never had a friend like me - Tupac
5. If I had - Eminem
6. Suicidal thoughts - Biggie
7. California dreaming - The Mamas and The Papas
8. Fine whine - A$AP ROCKY
9. LPFJ 2 - A$AP ROCKY
10. Notorious thugs - Biggie ft Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
 

Waterice_Man

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The Incredibles - Giacchino
The Mission - Morricone
Lord of the Rings Symphony - Shore (you can't go to film music on this thread and not broach Shore's score)
Star Wars - John Williams
Adventures on Earth from ET - John Williams
Messiah - Handel
Symphony no. 2 'Resurrection' - Mahler
Kullervo - Sibelius
Symphony no. 5 - Sibelius
Symphony no. 5 - Vaughan-Williams

IIRC, On the radio show, you also get a book and a luxury, so I choose 'The Lord of the Rings' (what else?) and my piano

Yes, I'm an orchestral nerd.
 

thunderbolt302

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No particular order

1. Hold on I'm Comin - Sam and Dave
2. America the Beautiful - Ray Charles
3. Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles
4. Symphony No. 4 - Tchaikovsky
5. 1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky
6. Take It to the Limit - Eagles
7. Hymn for the Red October - The Hunt for Red October OST
8. As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown Band
9. No Hurry - Zac Brown Band
10. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

P.S. I like a very mixed selection of music :)
 

superlolster

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In no Particular order:
1. Photograph- Ed Sheeran
2. Love yourself- Justin Bieber
3. All I want for Christmas- Mariah Carey
4. Africa- Toto
5. Waving through a Window- DEH cast
6. Found/Tonight- Ben Platt/ Lin Manuel Miranda
7. Leave a light on- Tom Walker
8. Ball for me- Post Malone
9. Big for your boots- Stormzy
10. Fall Apart- Post Malone
 

mapthor

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In order:

1. Rubberband Man- The Spinners
2. Through the Fire and the Flames- Dragonforce
3. Take Me Home, Country Roads- John Denver
4. Viva la Vida- Coldplay
5. Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen
6. Rasputin- Boney M.
7. Snakeskin Boots- Jack Wall
8. Mr Blue Sky- Electric Light Orchestra
9. Bellbottoms- The John Spencer Blues Explosion
10. Africa- Toto
 
Jan 19, 2018
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Here we go (in order):

1 - Mendelssohn Octet (Really any recording)
2 - Nielsen Symphony no. 4 (Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony)
3 - Schumann Piano Quintet (Takacs Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin)
4 - Schumann Quartet op. 41 no. 3 (Takacs Quartet)
5 - R. Strauss Metamorphosen (Norwegian Chamber Orchestra)
6 - R. Strauss Ein Alpensinfonie (Bernard Haitink, Wiener Philharmoniker)
7 - Shostakovich Quartet no. 2 (Fitzwilliam Quartet)
8 - Tchaikovsky Souvenier de Florence (Janine Jansen and friends)
9 - Brahms op. 18 sextet (Danish quartet)
10 - Telemann Concerto for recorder and viola da gamba (Orchestra of the age of enlightenment, Marion Verbruggen, Sarah Cunningham)

Honourable mentions go to Finzi's Eclogue for Piano and Strings, Kapustin's Concert Etudes for Piano, and Dohnanyi's Piano Quintet op. 1
 
Apr 22, 2014
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I'd bring ten large old-style vinyl discs in the hopes of somehow tying or perhaps forging them together to make some form of flotation devidevice so I could get off that desert island.
 
Apr 3, 2016
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#10
1. Death Letter - The White Stripes
2. Party of Special Things to Do - The White Stripes
3. Ball and Biscuit - The White Stripes
4. So Good at Being in Trouble - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
5. To Binge - Gorillaz
6. Laughing on the Outside - Dinah Shore
7. Let's Shake Hands - The White Stripes
8. M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar ft. MC eiht
9. DNA - Kendrick Lamar
10. Backseat Freestyle - Kendrick Lamar

In no particular order