Saturday, May 24, 2008

The ABC's of Music

Now I promised Catherine that I would do another, and here it is. Now I have the Sardonic Catholic Dad to thank for the idea, since I saw him do something similar. He's got eleven kids, so he is a much wiser man than I, or crazier, but after four who knows the difference anyway. :)

Here goes something:

A - Abba, Air Supply, Alan Parsons Project, A-Ha, AC/DC, Adam Ant, Aerosmith, Akon, Alan Jackson, Alanis Morrisette, Alice Cooper, Alice in Chains, Alison Kraus, Allen Sherman, Aly and AJ, America, Amy Adams, Amy Grant, Andre Previn, ANdrew Lloyd Weber, Augustana, Avril Lavigne

B - Bon Jovi, The Beatles, Beethoven, Bach, Bad Finger, B-52s, B.B. King, B.J. Thomas, BTO, Backstreet Boys, Bad Company, Baha Men, The Bangles, The Beach Boys, Beastie Boys, Berlin, Bette Midler (Ugh!), Big & Rich, Big Bopper, Bill Haley and the Comets, Billy Joel, Billy Idol, Black Eyed Peas, Blind Faith, Blink 182, The Blow Monkeys, Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bob Rice, Boston, Bowling For Soup, Bow Wow Wow, Boys Like Girls, Boyz II Men, Brad Paisley, Breaking Benjamin, Bruce Springsteen

C - Charlie Daniels Band, Cheetah Girls (I have three daughters), Cher (It pains me to write that), Chicago, Carpenters, Carrie Underwood, The Cars, Casting Crowns, Celine Dion (Ugh X 2), The Charlatans UK, Cheap Trick, Chris Brown, Chris Padgett, Christina Aguilera, Chuck Barry, Coldplay, Collective Soul, Cream, CCR, CSN, Crossfade, The Crescendos, The Crickets

D - Danger Boy, Dave Brubek, Daughtry, David Bowie, David Sanborn, David Seville, Death Cab for Cutie, DC Talk, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Derek and the Dominoes, Destiny's Child, Devo, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Dire Straits, The Dollyrots, Don Felder, Don Henley, Don McLean, Donal Fagan, The Doors, Dropkick Murphys, Duane Eddy, Duffy, Duran Duran

E - Eminem, The Eagles, Eagles of Death Metal (stupid commercials - made me buy this),Eddie Money, Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Enigma, Enya, Enrique Inglesias, Erasure, Eric Carmen, Eric Clapton, Eurythmics, Evanescense, Everlife, The Everly Brothers

F - Franz Ferninand, Falco, Faith Hill, Fatboy Slim, Fats Domino, Finger Eleven, The Five Satins, The Flamingos, Fleetwood Mac, A Flock of Seagulls, Flogging Molly, Foriegner, Fountains of Wayne, The Four Tops, Frank Sinatra, Frankie Avalon, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Frankie Valli, The Fray

G - Garth Brooks, Genesis, Godsmack, Gnarls Barkley, Gloria Estefan, Goo Goo Dolls, Good Charlotte, Gorrilaz, Grand Funk Railroad, Grateful Dead, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Gwen Stefani

H - Hamburg Chamber Orchestra, Hank WIlliams, Hannah Montana (just knew that she'd be here), Hap Palmer, Harry Connick Jr., High School Musical Cast, Hilary Duff

I - I Nine, Iggy Pop, Incubus, Insyderz, INXS, Iron Butterfly, Ironic Weasels (Andy's Band)

J - J Geils Band, Jackie De Shannon, James Brown, Janet Jackson, Jefferson Airplane, Jesse McCartney, Jessie Daniels, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Buffet, Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, Joe Walsh, Joe Cocker, John Lennon, Johnny Cash, Josh Groban, Jonas Brothers, Journey, Judas Priest

K - Kaiser Chiefs, Kajagoogoo, Kansas, Kanye West, Kate Bush, Karsh Kale, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, The Killers, Kingston Trio, KISS, Korn

L - Led Zeppelin, Less Than Jake, Lifehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Linkin Park, Lipps Inc., Lonestar, Louis Armstrong, Lynyrd Skynyrd

M - Madness, Madonna, Mannheim Steamroller, The Maranatha Singers, Maroon Five, Marvin Gaye, Mary Chapn Carpenter, Mason Williams, Matchbox Twenty, MC Hammer, Meat Loaf, Men at Work, Megadeath, Men Without Hats, Metallica, MercyMe, Miley Cyrus, My Chemical Romance, Mr. Mister

N - 'N Sync, Nat King Cole, Nazareth, New Found Glory, New Order, Newsboys, Nickelback, Night Ranger, Nirvana, The Nylons

O - OMD, Oasis, The Offspring, Ozzy Osbourne

P - P!nk, P.O.D., Panic! At the Disco, Pantera, Papa Roach, Paramore, Pat Boone, Paul Colman, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Pat Boone, Peter, Paul& Mary, Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, Plain White T's, The Platters, The Pogues, The Police, Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, The Posies, Prince, The Proclaimers, Puddle of Mudd

Q - Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Queensryche

R - R.E.M, The Ramones, Randy Newman, Rascal Flatts, Ratt, Raven-Symone, Ray Bolz, Raffi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Relient K, REO Speedwagon, Ricky Nelson, Riggs, Rush, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones

S- Sammy Hagar, Santana, Sara Evans, Schoolhouse Rock (Conjunction Junction!), Seal Sean Paul, Seether, Sex Pistols, Sha-Na-Na, Shakira, Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, Shop Boyz, Silhouettes, Simon & Garfunkel, Simple Plan, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Slipknot, Smash Mouth, Smashing Pumpkins, Snow Patrol, Soft Cell (and their ONE hit), Sonicflood, Soulja Boy, Spirit, Steven Curtis Chapman, Steve Earle, Steely Dan, Styx, Stevie Nicks, Sting, Stray Cats, Sum 41, Supertramp, Systom Of A Down

T - Taylor Swift, Take 6, Tenacious D, They Might Be Giants, Third Day, Triumph, Thomas Dolby, Tim McGraw, The Ting Tings(another commercial sensation), Toby Keith, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Toni Basil, Tony Melendez, Toto, Transplants, Trapt, Trick Daddy, Twisted Sister

U - U2, Unwritten Law, Usher

V - Van Halen, Van Morrison, The Ventures, Village People, Vince Gill, Violent Femmes, Voice of the Beehive

W - W's, Wang Chucg, Warren Zevon, Weezer, Weird Al Yankovic, The White Stripes, Whitesnake, The Who, Will SMith, Wilson Phillips, Willie Nelson, Wilson Pickett, The Wonders


Y - Yanni, Yaz, Yes

Z- ZZ Top, Zebra

Alrighty then, that's it. Each and every group or solo artist on this list is in my iTunes catalog, at least without the external hard drive attached. If I did that, it would be a lot longer - 220G will do that to you. :)

Again, if you are so inclined, feel free to join in the fun!