Fave Five Friday - Must Have CDs (Desert Island edition)

January 23rd, 2009
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OK, so last week's (Desert Island) DVD list seemed to be a pretty decent hit. We even got some lurkers to come out of shadows and post up in hurr. Woo hoo! Hopefully, this post will bring out more. C'mon y'all, don't be scurred! :) This week, let's go with the next logical list: CDs! Awwwww yeah!

So I don't need to explain the rules right? Let's get on with the show! Stuck? Get some help here or here.

  1. Dr. Dre - "The Chronic" - Dre and Snoop Dogg at their best! Who wants to battle me in "Nuthin' But A G Thang?" :P
  2. Shai - "...If I Ever Fall In Love" - Another classic! Used to listen to it going to bed errry night back in the day.
  3. Color Me Badd - "C.M.B." - My very first CD purchase (transitioning from cassette tapes)! This one got some miles on it!
  4. Anything Rockapella - These bruthas are insane! You might recognize them from their "Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego" song. Their vocal percussionist Jeff Thatcher is amazing (see video below). My dream is to one day see them in person.
  5. Anything Ka`au Crater Boys - Gotta bring the Hawaiian jams right? And who better than the starters of the ukulele craze (to the mainstream). Hopefully, I can bring my uke to the island too. :)

Honorable mentions go to Boyz II Men - "Cooleyhighharmony", Dixie Chicks - "Wide Open Spaces" and/or "Fly", R Kelly and Public Announcement - "Born Into the 90's", Brotherhood Creed - "BHC", or Rick Astley - "Whenever You Need Somebody" (oh yeah! I went there!)!

Post yours below so I can see which classics I missed!

Have a happy Aloha Friday (and weekend) y'all! Shoots!


30 Responses to “Fave Five Friday - Must Have CDs (Desert Island edition)”

  1. Coconut Willy:

    No School like the Old School. After all I could be your father.

    1. Van Halen I - Those boys could wail. And pahtay!

    2. Van Halen II - Eddie's da man! Plus he had Valerie. How I wanted to be Eddie.

    3. REO Speedwagon- Hi Infidelity. Some fond memories listening to this CD.

    4. Journey - Greatest Hits. There's only one Steve Perry.

    5. Kalapana I - So mellow, so poignant.

    Color Me Bad? Mr. Ed. The I want to sex you up guys?
    And what's up with the beat box?

    Honorable mention: Anything Beatles, Rush-Chronicles, Anything Led Zepplin, Anything Chicago, C&K and Peter Moon.


  2. Marvo:

    I'm going to be practical with my choices.

    I decided to pick the most time consuming albums I own because I figured if I'm going to be stuck on a desert island, I would want to listen to the songs as little as possible so I don't get sick of them as quickly.

    #1 & #2 Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses - Combined they provide almost three hours of Axel Rose's creative instability and penchant for songs over five minutes.

    #3 Load by Metallica - It maybe one of Metallica's worst albums but it will provide over 77 minutes of background noise.

    #4 Crash by Dave Matthews Band - About 70 minutes of Dave Matthew's voice and an eclectic mix of instruments, which is much better than 70 minutes in the middle of an eclectic mix of smelly Dave Matthew's Band concert goers.

    #5 Beethoven's 9th Symphony - Just under 75 minutes of soothing, brain-stimulating classical music. I just hope I also have The BIG Book of Sudoku with me to use my stimulated brain.


  3. dsosa:

    Mmm - da - da - dum - da - dum - mmmm - the very first time that I saw your brown eyes . . .

    Shai huh? That brings back some serious flashbacks! I think that song got us in some trouble back in the day.

    1) Brian McKnight - I Remember You
    2) Boyz II Men - Legacy
    3) Kenny Chesney - No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
    4) Jeremy Camp - Live
    5) Lady Antebellum - Lady Antebellum

    Runner ups: Sugarland - Enjoy the Ride / Keith Urban - Be There / Keahiwai - any of 'um / Nina - Live (this pinay does some sweet covers of anything for you, sweet thing, and foolish heart), Expose - Greatest Hits (just for I'll Never Get Over You).


  4. dsosa:

    @CW - true, there's only one Steve Perry. But the current pinoy version that fronts Journey now has a voice that is pretty darn close.


  5. hemajang:

    Off the top of my graying head...

    1. Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
    2. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
    3. Vienna Teng - Dreaming Through the Noise
    4. Ramones - Ramones ...1, 2, 3, 4!; hey, ho, let's go!
    5. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East West


  6. M:

    Eagles
    Beatles
    Led Zeppelin


  7. MakiSushi:

    in no particular order, and no cds, gotta be vinyl (vinyl is final, but stay warped and scratched). Eh, no mo record playa!

    1 - Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
    2 - the Who - Who's Next
    3 - Beatles - Rubber Soul
    4 - Beach Boys - Pet Sounds, or Endless Summer (greatest hits)
    5 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory


  8. zzzzzz:

    CW, absolutely right on the first Kalapana CD.

    I'd also include:

    -Tower of Power, the album with no name (with the pig's foot on the cover).

    -Boz Scaggs, Silk Degrees

    -Miles Davis, Kind of Blue

    -Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, New Life


  9. frankie:

    Fort Minor debut album
    Young Black Teenagers (album with Tap the Bottle)
    Kottonmouth Kings (a personal mix CD of their best songs)
    Lifehouse debut album
    Christ Tomlin greatest hits album (if there is one)


  10. NeedaHobby:

    Hmmm, hard to narrow choices down to only 5. I have a ton of CD's! Here goes:
    1) Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
    2) Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
    3) R.E.M. - Eponymous
    4) Bob Marley - Legend
    5) Kalapana - Reunion

    CW - good call w/ Journey - I like that one too.


  11. Scott:

    C & K greatest hits
    Counting Crows-August and Everything After
    Dave Matthews Band-Live from Red Rocks (R.I.P. Leroi Moore, his sax player who died this year)
    Elton John-Live from Australia (there's a song about a newborn baby that gets me teary eyed for my soon to be newborn)
    Elvis Presley-greatest hits


  12. uncle jimmy:

    wow, hemajang pulls one out a classic from the wayback machine with Paul Butterfield's East West.. wasn't shake your moneymaker on that one?

    ok..some are conceptual pics rather than actual album names..

    1. Pink Floyd's Greatest Hits Live
    2. Chicago's Greatest Hits
    3. Led Zeppelin's Greatest Hits - sans stairway..
    4. Moody Blues Greatest Hits
    5. Supergroup greatest hits: Cream, Traffic, Jeff Beck, etc.

    hard to get it down to just five..

    Country Comfort and Kalapana when you want to get warm nostalgic feelings about the good old days.. but also a little sad given the history..


  13. tita leerz:

    1. Heavy/Mellow - Metallica with the San Francisco Philharmonic
    2. Big Hair - Bon Jovi or Poison
    3. Old old school - Sinatra or Ella
    4. Hawaiian - Raiatea or Cazimero Brothers
    5. Christian Rock - Switchfoot or Kutless
    6. Can I have 6? I need Christmas - Point of Grace

    Color Me Bad? LOL!
    Kuya...so it's it now pronounced "jurrrrrnay"?


  14. BananaFysh:

    Okay, coming out of lurking again. ;)

    Geez, only 5? Dang. I have like a million cds, hard to filter down to 5.
    Well, here goes:

    Pearl Jam - Ten
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    U2 - Joshua Tree
    Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
    Linkin Park - Meteora

    These just missed the cut:
    Bob Marley - Songs of Freedom (4 cd box set)
    Sublime - 40 oz. To Freedom
    R.E.M. - Out of Time
    Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
    Metallica - ...and Justice For All


  15. Lose Money:

    1) Go Jimmy Go - Soul Arrival
    2) The Skatalites - Foundation Ska
    3) Nightmares on Wax - Carboot Soul
    4) Massive Attack - Collected (dual disc special edition)
    5) The Mighty Imperials - Thunder Chicken

    This is only from recent stuff. All time is too hard. And Ed, 1993 called. It wants its cassette tapes back from your top 5 list.


  16. kako mochi:

    OMG . . . another hard one!! why must you make us choose?!?! LOL . . . anyway - here's mine:

    - madonna (i can't choose which album!)...gotta sing at least one of her songs when i karaoke (but i won't tell you my #1 pick!!)

    - george michael..."ladies and gentlemen, the very best of george michael" same situation - gotta sing my fave song fr that album! too bad no more "last christmas" though :(

    - cher..."the very best of cher" - love the old, old stuff ('cept for "i got you babe" - so over-played!)

    - prince...all his stuff! esp when he was "the artist formerly known as prince"!

    - mariah carey...not the movie, just her songs!! LOL ;P

    ed - you should listen to 96.3fm . . . they ALWAYS play shai's "if i ever fall in love"!


  17. frankie:

    OH MY GOODNESS.

    How could I forget the Dance Hall Crashers green album?


  18. uncle jimmy:

    so Edward, why don't you put together a battle of the bands in a number of categories and each submits a contendah via one youtube clip and then we try vote..

    bet you could get plenny entires from da MLC and WWD gangz plus WWIES regz..could be fun..

    yeah? nah.. yeah? nah.. yeah? nah... (in dept local conversation)


  19. World Wide Ed:

    * Coconut Willy:
    Color Me Bad? Mr. Ed. The I want to sex you up guys?

    Haha, yeah, just get planny memories with dat one das why C Dubbs.

    * Marvo:
    I decided to pick the most time consuming albums I own because I figured if I’m going to be stuck on a desert island, I would want to listen to the songs as little as possible so I don’t get sick of them as quickly.

    Nice! Good strategy Marvo. I may be coming to your side of the island to trade when I get bored of mine! :P

    * dsosa:
    Mmm - da - da - dum - da - dum - mmmm - the very first time that I saw your brown eyes . . .

    Shai huh? That brings back some serious flashbacks! I think that song got us in some trouble back in the day.

    "Your lips said hello and I said hi." Haha! A Capella baby! The memories!

    * hemajang:
    Off the top of my graying head…

    1. Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
    2. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
    3. Vienna Teng - Dreaming Through the Noise
    4. Ramones - Ramones …1, 2, 3, 4!; hey, ho, let’s go!
    5. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East West

    I needs ta get more musically cultured I t'ink hemmaz!

    * M:
    Eagles
    Beatles
    Led Zeppelin

    Looks like we got a lot of rock fans up in hurr.

    * MakiSushi:
    in no particular order, and no cds, gotta be vinyl (vinyl is final, but stay warped and scratched). Eh, no mo record playa!

    At least if you get bored on the island, you can do some creative mixing/spinning for us too MakiSushi! :)

    * zzzzzz:
    CW, absolutely right on the first Kalapana CD.

    Yup yup!

    * frankie:
    Fort Minor debut album
    Young Black Teenagers (album with Tap the Bottle)
    Kottonmouth Kings (a personal mix CD of their best songs)
    Lifehouse debut album
    Christ Tomlin greatest hits album (if there is one)

    Hah? ;)

    * NeedaHobby:
    2) Norah Jones - Come Away with Me

    Wifey like NJ too N.a.H. ...

    * Scott:
    Elvis Presley-greatest hits

    Ohhhh! That's a good one Scotty2Hotty!

    * uncle jimmy:
    wow, hemajang pulls one out a classic from the wayback machine with Paul Butterfield’s East West.. wasn’t shake your moneymaker on that one?

    I only know the Nelly version of that song uji! Hehe! Chicago's Greatest Hits was another good call though!

    * tita leerz:
    1. Heavy/Mellow - Metallica with the San Francisco Philharmonic
    2. Big Hair - Bon Jovi or Poison
    3. Old old school - Sinatra or Ella
    4. Hawaiian - Raiatea or Cazimero Brothers
    5. Christian Rock - Switchfoot or Kutless
    6. Can I have 6? I need Christmas - Point of Grace

    It's settled. You're a tita poser leerz. First romantic movies, and now Bon Jovi, Sinatra and Raiatea? :P

    * BananaFysh:
    Okay, coming out of lurking again.

    Hahaha! No need lurk anymore BananaFysh! WWE is your ohana now. ;)

    * Lose Money:
    This is only from recent stuff. All time is too hard. And Ed, 1993 called. It wants its cassette tapes back from your top 5 list.

    LOLOLOL! Don't hate. Appreciate. Haha, nah!

    * kako mochi:
    - mariah carey…not the movie, just her songs!! LOL ;P

    Bwahaha! I was with you until you said Mariah. Nah, her old school stuff were classics. Flashes me back to prom days... Hehe!

    * frankie:
    OH MY GOODNESS.

    How could I forget the Dance Hall Crashers green album?

    Isn't that 6? 8)

    * uncle jimmy:
    so Edward, why don’t you put together a battle of the bands in a number of categories and each submits a contendah via one youtube clip and then we try vote..

    bet you could get plenny entires from da MLC and WWD gangz plus WWIES regz..could be fun..

    yeah? nah.. yeah? nah.. yeah? nah… (in dept local conversation)

    Haha. Anything to get us talkin' and help increase da comment counts l'dat yeah uji?


  20. EMM386:

    Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing, The Very Best Of The Dire Straits
    Optimus Rhyme - School The Indie Rockers
    Poet In Process - Free Way
    The Stray Cats - Runaway Boys: A Retrospective '81-'92


  21. mcat:

    ooo... hard choice!

    Here's my fave artists right now:

    1. Colbie Caillat
    2. Jack Johnson
    3. Donovan Frankenreiter
    4. Jason Mraz
    5. ??? Hard choice, too many more to choose from.


  22. dsosa:

    ed - my fave color me badd song is "close to heaven" off the Time and Chance album. We could've jammed that one.

    tita leerz- even titaz get their sweet side too, no?
    And for the nanays and tatays in the jeepneys, they can sure call them "jurrnay" singing "paythpulley".

    kako- madonna karaoke gotta be either "crazy for you", "true blue", "la isla bonita", or "take a bow" (my fave madonna song). And there's one g. michael song I love to karaoke to . . . I don't think ed would know it? Do you ed?


  23. BananaFysh:

    @WWE -

    No need lurk anymore BananaFysh! WWE is your ohana now. ;)

    No tell Shauna, or else she going kick my butt. :razz:

    Ahh, DHC is in my next 5! :D

    Chee, Ed, what else going be on your list? Bell Biv Devoe? Shaggy? Ace of Base? :lol:

    Nah nah, I keed, I keed. :razz:


  24. kako mochi:

    dsosa - OMG! do we know eachother and not know it?! LOL . . . either that, or you've been following me!


  25. NeedaHobby:

    @Ed - "Wifey like NJ too N.a.H. …"
    Wifey has good taste ;)

    @kako mochi - you got me all nostalgic w/ Madonna and Prince. I had to bust out "Immaculate Collection" and "Purple Rain" on my iTunes.


  26. tita leerz:

    I have rock music in there! ...and Metallica! (even though it's with a symphony...I would have said Garage Days or And Justice but I think I getting too old). But if I stuck...it's good to be well rounded!

    Kuya D---yes, we have a sweet side too.

    And I have been know to wear a dress every so often! :p


  27. J.P.K.:

    As a Japanophile, I'll have to chime in with two jpop cd's that I can listen to the entire cd without skipping a track (and never get tired of it) ...

    Utada Hikaru's First Love (Time Will Tell is my all time non-A side single track from Utada's entire discography) and Distance (Eternally is awesome) albums. Well, I could also do that with Amuro Namie's 181920, but it's a greatest hits album. I could also listen to SPEED's Starting Over (Happy Together and I Remember are two good album tracks), Every Little Thing's Time to Destination (can never get tired of Time Goes By), and Mongol 800's Message (Anata ni is a good album track outside of Chiisana Koi no Uta) without skipping a track, but I don't know about listening to it all day like the two Utada albums.

    As for American pop, I'm surprised nobody mentions Mariah Carey's Music Box yet. I would third (or fourth) Chicago's Greatest Hits (the red cover, not blue). Journey's Greatest Hits also works. And just to throw in an out there pick ... Fat Boy Slim's You've Come A Long Way Baby. How can you not imagine that stupid dance troupe from the Praise You pv every time you listen to that song? That never gets old to me.


  28. bB:

    so hard to pick five, but if i was on a desert island i guess i would like these cd's.

    bob marley - legend
    eagles - hell freezes over
    sugarland - twice the speed of life
    makaha sons - makaha bash 3
    keith urban - golden road


  29. bB:

    since you had the video for beatboxers check out this link.

    http://www.beatsandbombs.com/2008/09/25/10-best-beatboxers-of-all-time/


  30. soogs:

    woops. late to comment again! dre's chronic would make my list too as the song lyrical gangbang used to be on continuous rotation on my car system back when i had a booming system! too old for that now.

    my choices (old skool warning!):

    ac/dc -back in black (used to end each karaoke session with the title track - guarantee lose yo voice after dat!)
    journey - escape (burnt out 2 cassettes of this one from overuse)
    def lep - pyromania (Gunter glieben glauchen globen!)
    public enemy - yo! bum rush the show (chuck d & flav bust on the scene. nuff said)
    dishwalla - opaline (better known for "counting blue cars" hit from earlier album, this one in my opinion, was their best overall work)

    and i have a suggestion for a future post. how about asking your fandom what song they are using for their current ringtone. been trying to figure out which one i should use myself. so hard with so many choices!