I need some music help!!!

@Debs_place (10525)
United States
April 7, 2009 4:01pm CST
Here is the situation...I love the oldies...40's through the 80's. You know the music I am talking about! I take my ipod to work and we all listen to it, but I have a request from some of the younger people to update it with something more current. But I also want something that will not make my ears bleed or make me feel like I am being yelled at. It can't be obscene. I do have some colbie caillat & Natasha Bedingfield (I feel the rain). Can you suggest some music that I will like and they will like?? Thanks.
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@Darkwing (21588)
8 Apr 09
There are a few reasonable ones that won't drive you nuts, and that I think the youngsters might like. I don't know all the titles, but I'll give you a few artists too. I'm going by my granddaughter, who is seventeen. She likes Pink, McFly and Girls Aloud quite a lot. Then there are a few I quite like, such as Evanescence's My Immortal and Call Me When You're Sober, The Calling are pretty good too. They've made quite a few good ones, Daniel Beddingfield, and D.J. Sammie with Heaven. I can't think of any more off the top of my head, but they should keep you busy for a while, my friend. Brightest Blessings.
• United States
8 Apr 09
you beat me to it,i was going to recommend evanescence too. it's not ear bleeding by any means,and amy lee has a wonderful voice.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I did like McFly and evanescence....DJ Sammy was pretty good..I listened to heaven. Definitely Daniel Bedingfield.
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@AmbiePam (50263)
• United States
7 Apr 09
A lot of people like Norah Jones. She is a very peaceful sounding artist to me. I'd compare her more to Colbie Callait, or however you spell it. Also, Michael Buble. He is someone who if you have not heard, you will definitely enjoy. He is quite an amazing musician.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
7 Apr 09
So far Norah Jones is a hit...I liked the 30 sec byte on iTunes. So is Michael Buble....nice. Thank you.
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@AmbiePam (50263)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Oh good. I was hoping it would help. I'm always looking for new music myself. I swicth genres (NO RAP ever though, LOL) and I get excited when I hear music that I like, and that I've never heard before.
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• United States
7 Apr 09
Here's a few good ones that I would recommend to you, not too ruff, and easy to listen to. * I want you- Common * She loves everybody- Chester French * I hate this part- Pussycat Dolls * Promise- Ciara To me, pretty mellow stuff, not too bad. Something to knod your head to.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
7 Apr 09
We must be musically way apart...Promise was pretty good...the rest definitely not for me.. Thanks.
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• United States
14 Apr 09
Yeah, guess we on different levels of music. Promise is a good song. Cool to hear you checked it out, though. :)
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
7 Apr 09
Hi Debs. I don't think I can help you much on this one as most of my musical tastes would make your ears bleed, for I am a rocker. But I do like most kinds of music, one of my favorite Irish bands though would be clannad and I would recommend any of their albums to you, they are very soothing to listen to. Other than that I am at a loss. You could check out some of there music on youtube first before you go updating the ipod.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
7 Apr 09
You may want to check out Searson...They do Irish music too... Thanks
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
8 Apr 09
I must check out some of their stuff. Cheers.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Im 21 and my favorite singer is Gwen Stefani, she has some fun pop songs that keep things upbeat but she also has some serious and very nice sounding songs that are about love. "4 in the Morning" is a good pick, and "Wonderful Life" is also a great one because its deep but it also has a very good beat
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I thought she did something from the sound of music a few years ago and I tried to find it but I couldn't. I like some of her music..I had forgotten about her.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Hey HEEEYY!! A good subject!! Daniel Powter: Bad Day (Who doesnt LOVE that song, right??) Green Day: Blvd. of Broken Dreams (my fav) The Used: Yesterday's Feelings (my fav band ftw) That's all I have that's both "today" and "easy listening" so...try those! Very nice songs.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Apr 09
You are right..I do Bad Day. Isn't Green Day quite old..my son listened to them in middle school, I really did not like them then and do not now, the used did not do anything for me either...but Bad Day is a hit. Thanks.
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7 Apr 09
Hi Debs_place, I am one of the golden oldies so I cannot really help you with the modern stuff as they all sound the same to me and that is noise, see what I mean? can't stand them, they are noise polluters, my hubby don't agree with me though as he loves them. Tamara
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I am with you on that...a lot of this new stuff makes my ears bleed.
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• China
8 Apr 09
i think country music will be a goog choice,u could have a try
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
9 Apr 09
None of us are into country. i like Kenny rogers but that is about it.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I love music but I am not so good about knowing who sings what. A few of my favorite more current artists are 3 Doors Down and Leona Lewis. I also like Chris Daughtry. I found that comment about not making your ears bleed, to be very funny. I know what you mean.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
7 Apr 09
3 Doors down did not float my boat...but Leona Lewis and Chris Daughtry are good. This question has made me wonder where music today would be without American idol. And as for bleeding ears..I have lost my hearing in one hear...I like to really enjoy what goes in the other.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Hey Deb! Actually, I do! I happen to like Beyonce, Keisha Cole and I absolutely love Ne-Yo! Ne-Yo sings incredibly! His newest CD, Closer is great, it's kind of mellow stuff, well sort of and Keisha Cole is nice to and even Beyonce! They are not really ear-bleeding stuff, well maybe Beyonce? But, the are all great music! Definitely try Ne-Yo, I just love him to pieces!
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Ok...Ne-yo --was a no-no...but Beyonce and Keyshia Cole are definitely in the running. Thanks
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@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
7 Apr 09
i personally am a big fan of the 80's because that is when i grew up. not a big fan of a lot of the so called artists of today, but of the ones i do like Kelly Clarkson of American Idol fame would probably be may favorite. i love her new song my life would suck without you have to listen to it before i go to sleep it is really good.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I have heard her name...Thanks...will check her out
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@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Yeah, Colbie Caillat's songs are nice ones.. I like bubbly... How about jason Mraz's I'm yours and Lucky uhm, david cook's always be my baby jordin sparks' one step at a time, tatoo and no air ^_^
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• United States
8 Apr 09
i would suggest you download imesh and get some oldies there. just search for oldies of the 40's and get all you need. you could also search for songs of chris daughtry, michael buble and barrington levy
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• Israel
8 Apr 09
Depends on what music you are aiming. I love hip hop and rap, but I don't know if it's fit for you. What about soul music like Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston ? They are good singers, and I know lots of girls love them.
@megalia (60)
• Indonesia
8 Apr 09
I don't know whether you will like ABBA or BEE GEES. Although these are 90's band, their music sounds like a little 80's one. You may try to look for it. I have ever try to download the song from rapidshare.
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• India
8 Apr 09
Updation is neccessary for each i pod. if you want suggestion from my side then I want to suggest soft romantic songs. THese songs are very enjoying. And everybody like this songs.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Well, some of Santana's new music is pretty good. I especially like all the duets he has been doing...especially those with Chad kroeger from Nickleback. Some of Nickleback is easier to handle. I would say Evanescence but some it is a little extreme. Then again, give them a listen. You will find some softer songs but some fun songs too. Hmm, I am trying to think of some good artists that aren't too annoying. Oh, you could also give Chris Daughtry a listen. His music is very inspiring and not to annoying. You might also like Sting, Enya, Hinder, Josh Groban, Lifehouse, Creed, Secondhand Serenade, and in my office we listen to a lot of movie soundtrack scores...the kind with just music. If you want, I can give you some ideas of what soundtracks to listen too. My daughter is into figure skating so we listen to a lot of scores for her routines too. Plus, I also make sure the coaches have lots of music available to them for the various skaters. I hope all these helped you out. Since you have iTunes you can listen to some samples and find what you like. If you want some specific songs that might be good from these groups let me know. Ciao, Livy J
• Canada
27 Sep 09
All i can think of is Michael Buble, and he's just more modern versions of the 1950s and 50s Sinatra classics. LOL I love the 40s to about the 70s, and all the rest of the stuff I like is in a foreign language. It's nice to know there's someone out there who likes the oldies.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Phil Collins/Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) Cyndi Lauper/Time After Time Chicago/Hard Habit to Break Christopher Cross/Think of Laura Night Ranger/When You Close Your Eyes Mike Reno and Ann Wilson/Almost Paradise I do have one objection. As I am not yet 40 (Close though) could we please refrain from listing '80's music as oldies? OUCH!
• Canada
8 Apr 09
As much as I'm not a fan of reality tv, a lot of young people seem to go for songs by some of the American Idol contestants... so you could try Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift (my daughter loves her LOL). I love Pink and she's got a variety from "dancey" to slower tunes. Nickelback has some good stuff (but you have to pick and choose because some would not be workplace appropriate, based on what you mentioned), Hinder (i.e., Lips of an Angel), Jason Mraz, Katy Perry, and, if any of them tolerate current country (besides Carrie and Taylor), Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts are pretty safe bets.