Monday, April 29, 2013

A to Z Music Challenge - P is for P!nk, Pearl Jam, Public Enemy, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Pat Benetar, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Puff Daddy, Paramore and Prince

This is one of those letters that could go on forever. I know that I'm probably leaving out a ton of people, but it is what it is. These posts can't be book length.

I love this chick. Hard. She is one of the most all-around talented performers out there these days. Plus, she's angry and she doesn't give a damn what people think about you know I love that. This is from the Grammy's a few years ago, and the only proof you'll ever need about her talent.

Pearl Jam
The garage band that refused to give in to the man, you have to appreciate their resolute stubbornness, even if it backfired and lost them a ton of fans. Ten will forever remain in my archives of favorite albums, and this song. Oh, this damn song. It'll always be the one that replays the last days of my father's life in my head.

Public Enemy
One of the original hip hop groups, one of the best, one of those that everyone now points to as inspiration. They did it early, they did it well. 

Elvis Presley
I know. I had to include him, even if I'm not a huge fan myself. I actually like old, fat, drugged out Elvis the best. I know. I didn't say it made sense. This remix is by far my favorite of everything he did...and it didn't come out until decades after he died.

Dolly Parton
You can't help but love her. I don't even need to tell you why, because you already do.

Pat Benetar
Another bad ass hard rocking chick, she sang female rage better than anyone else for a long time.

Pink Floyd
I don't care who you are, where you're at, how old you are. This song comes on the radio, you crank that shit up and listen through to the end. 

Peter Gabriel
This is me pandering to him, begging forgiveness for forgetting him in the G's. My all time favorite song is one of his. 

Puff Daddy
He's changed his name so damn many times I didn't even know where to put him, so here we go.

Hayley Williams was way too young to be as good as she was when they first hit the music scene. Love them.

I've been weirdly fascinated by this tiny little sexy man forever.


  1. Take out Pink and Paramore (just not a fan of either) and put in Paul McCartney, Papa Roach, Paul Westerberg, Prince, Pretenders and we're gold.

  2. I'm with you all the way through, but can't believe you forgot Sir Paul & the Pretenders. Oy.

    And no hair bands? Poison? Pantera? (Kidding.)

    What about folk - Peter, Paul & Mary


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