December 4, 2011 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #600976
What is your favorite classic songs? Or any pretty songs?December 4, 2011 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #833948
I always had a soft spot in my heart for “In the Hall of the Mountain King.”
The WolfDecember 4, 2011 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #833949
Wolf, I heard that even Grieg grew sick of it. Everyone played only that.December 4, 2011 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #833950bekitzurParticipant
What’s a classic song?December 4, 2011 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #833951supergirl613Member
Who sings In the Hall of the Mountain King?December 5, 2011 1:47 am at 1:47 am #833952
any pretty song, i personally like phil collens from the movie tarzen Strangers like me and Two WorldsDecember 5, 2011 4:54 am at 4:54 am #833953OneOfManyParticipant
Debussy’s Arabesque :}December 5, 2011 7:58 am at 7:58 am #833954moi aussiMember
Does “A Yiddishe Mamme” count as a classic song?December 5, 2011 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #833956
Bizet’s Carmen, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Beethoven’s 7th symphony and many more.December 6, 2011 12:10 am at 12:10 am #833957moishyParticipant
I love Kenny G.’s ‘Titanic’. Beautiful!!!December 6, 2011 1:48 am at 1:48 am #833958always runs with scissors fastParticipant
does secular music count? Bob Dylan? Roxy Music? Beatles?December 6, 2011 5:26 am at 5:26 am #833959
The theme from Titanic was beautiful and haunting, as was the theme to the movie “Somewhere in Time.” For regular music, I always was partial to John Denver and Jim Croce, both who ironically died in plane crashes. For Jewish music is has always been “The Rabbis Sons,” for me.December 6, 2011 6:01 am at 6:01 am #833960Sam2Participant
A lot of classic Dinsey songs are up there on my list.December 6, 2011 2:18 pm at 2:18 pm #833961classicalmusicMember
Debussy-Claire de Lune, Yanni-One Man’s Dream, Aby Rotenberg-Adon Olam (Aish), Yitzchok Rosenthal-Magen Avos (Secret of Shabbos)….this could go on…December 6, 2011 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #833962
Without a doubt…
Unchained Melody – The Righteous BrothersDecember 6, 2011 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm #833963cleverjewishpunMember
?? ?????? ?????? – JourneyDecember 6, 2011 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #833964BTGuyParticipant
Hi always runs with scissors.
Yes, it counts. lol I will start with Jumpin’ Jack Flash… (too many great songs to list one favorite)
Jewish-wise: any song by MatisyahuDecember 6, 2011 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #833965
Chariots of Fire is fantastic. Ride of the Valkyries always makes me laugh – in my head, I hear “Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!”December 6, 2011 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #833966Avram in MDParticipant
Speaking of Grieg, I like the 3rd movement to his A-minor piano concerto.
I also really like listening to Smetana’s “Moldau”.December 6, 2011 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #833967apushatayidParticipant
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Cat in a cradle and a silver spoon – Harry Chapin
Shvartze Wolf – Shlomo CarlebachDecember 6, 2011 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #833968
Not only is “Cats in the Cradle” a great song, it’s a real mussar vort!December 6, 2011 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #833969
“Not only is “Cats in the Cradle” a great song, it’s a real mussar vort!”
I second that. It speaks to the importance of family relationships.December 6, 2011 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #833970MiddlePathParticipant
Na’ar Hayisi and Shema Koleinu- D’veikus
Smoke on the Water
All Along the Watchtower
Bohemian RhapsodyDecember 6, 2011 8:09 pm at 8:09 pm #833971mamashtakahMember
Almost anything by the Beatles. “Scenes from and Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel, as well as most of his earlier stuff. Speaking of John Denver, how about “Calypso.” And for a really beautiful take on “Over the Rainbow,” find the version by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole.December 6, 2011 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #833972anonymrsParticipant
personally, i love the sound of silence. i also like moonlight sonata and the music from phantom of the opera.December 6, 2011 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #833973BrainwasheDParticipant
Lulei sorascha, Veyatzmach, Shifchi kamayim libeichDecember 6, 2011 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #833974lemaysaMember
candle in the wind-elton john
my way -frank sinatra
little neshoma -abie rottenberg
sound of silence -simon and garfunkleDecember 6, 2011 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #833975
Thanx everybody!!! I was looking for more (nice) music to listen to, these are great 🙂December 6, 2011 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm #833976always runs with scissors fastParticipant
how does a pushitayid know about Cat Stevens and Led Zeppelin?????
weird! I only expect it from BT’s like us.December 6, 2011 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #833977skiaddictMember
I love mamma mia dunno if thats called a classicDecember 7, 2011 2:18 am at 2:18 am #833978
Anything by ABBA is a classic. How on earth did I ever forget about THEM???? Not to mention, Simon and Garfunkle (nice Jewish boys).December 7, 2011 4:10 am at 4:10 am #833979
Who sings In the Hall of the Mountain King?
No one sings it. It’s instrumental.
If you’ve ever seen the original Fantasia movie, it’s the music used in the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” portion of the movie.
The WolfDecember 7, 2011 4:29 am at 4:29 am #833980
Wolf: Actually, Fantasia used a piece called The Sorcerer’s Apprentice for the music – they based the video on the name of the music. In the Hall of the Mountain King is a different piece. I know it, and it’s very good. Kind of spooky at some points, but good.December 7, 2011 4:48 am at 4:48 am #833981
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice for the music – they based the video on the name of the music.
You’re right. I momentarily mixed the two up. My apologies.
The WolfDecember 7, 2011 5:02 am at 5:02 am #833982gefenParticipant
#1 song = Yalili – oh wait, that’s not classical?
ok so – cats in the cradle (sniff) – – seriously, it really is a touching song.
st. elmo’s fire. that song is played on the background of our wedding video – you know the part where they show the pics of us growing up (do they still do that these days?) and at the end of the video as well.
i’m sure i’ll think of some more. right now – too tired.December 7, 2011 5:28 am at 5:28 am #833983MiddlePathParticipant
Currently, my favorite album is Images and Words by Dream Theater. It is, in my mind, the best Prog Metal album of all time. I love bands that no one’s heard of.December 7, 2011 6:15 am at 6:15 am #833984
Feif, how does it go again?December 7, 2011 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm #833985jmj613Participant
Rolling Stones – Angie
David Bowie – Absolute Beginners
Beatles – While my guitar gently weeps and others
Disney – A whole new world
Roxette – Listen to your heart, it must have been love and others
Bryam Adams- Do it for(robin hood movie), Summer of 69 and others
Alanis Morisette – You outha know etc etc
Pink Floyd – The Wall CD, Dark Side of the Moon CD
and so much more…i just grew up with and hardly can really stopDecember 7, 2011 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm #833986
The only time I heard of ABBA was from LatmaTV. T’was very funny.December 7, 2011 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #833987
I too am a big fan of Simon and Garfunkel.
Little known (or remembered) fact…
In the 60s and 70s there was an Israeli duo called The Parvarim (the ‘Suburbans’). They made an entire album (which I still have) of Simon and Garfunkel songs in HEBREW! It’s awesome. You would think it was really Simon and Garfunkel singing in Hebrew. It included famous hits like ‘Tzleelei HaSheket’ (Sounds of Silence), ‘Im Panecha Hayom La’yerid’ (Scarborough Fair) and many others.December 7, 2011 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm #833988kakoParticipant
I thought it was assur to listen to goyshe music…December 7, 2011 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #833989jmj613Participant
ALways run evryones a bt somehow the question is how to deal with what we grew up with. With music its like this that only little jewish music appeals to me so i mostly listen to what my kids doDecember 7, 2011 4:49 pm at 4:49 pm #833990apushatayidParticipant
“how does a pushitayid know about Cat Stevens and Led Zeppelin?????
weird! I only expect it from BT’s like us.”
Expect the unexpected, especially from us simple folk.
Also, Cat Stevens did not write or sing the song I mentioned, Harry Chapin did. Cat Stevens has a similar song which I believe is called Father and Son (I googled it a few minutes ago just to be sure and I believe that is the name of the song I was right about Harry Chapin, seems lots of people make the same mistake).December 7, 2011 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #833991
I heard the Parvarim. They were wonderful. As to listening to non-Jewish music, well you would have to never listen to Gershon Veroba’s Variations, Shlock Rock, the music that is typically played when a chosson and kallah come back from Yichud, or any song that is taught to Yeshivah kids in nursery school, etc. etc. because they are ALL based on secular music. Also, please do NOT shop in any mall or non-frum Jewish store at this time of year, even if the sales are incredible, because they are all playing
X-mas music now (mamesh worse than a typical secular song because they are about oso ha-ish and treifeneh beliefs). No drinking coffee in Dunkin’ Donuts, either.December 7, 2011 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #833992
kako: If you listen to it using the internet, the two issurim cancel each other out.December 7, 2011 7:03 pm at 7:03 pm #833993BTGuyParticipant
While it’s true you dont expect to see the name apushatayid linked with Led Zeppelin, what is even more noteworthy is that Cat Stevens changed his name to Yusuf Islam.
Now the name apushatayid being linked with Led Zeppelin and Yusuf Islam is not something you will find anywhere else. lolDecember 7, 2011 7:44 pm at 7:44 pm #833994lolkatzMember
Anything by Yidcore.December 7, 2011 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #833995yentingyentaParticipant
personally i really like chapin, esp flowers are red.
can any one here suggest some good symphony music? i need background noise when i study and i’m bored of my usual ones. (note-i like strong strings and a pounding piano.) POTC1 was good till i got sick of it…… any ideas?December 7, 2011 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm #833996ronrsrMember
under different circumstances today would be Harry Chapin’s 69th birthday.December 7, 2011 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #833997
If you like strong strings, try Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (also known as The Pastoral Symphony).
Also try Ode to Joy.
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