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favorite songs about water/ocean?
« on: August 01, 2009, 04:36 PM »
I CANNOT write to music, but when I'm revising something that already exists, or when I'm working with outlines and motivations, or even just doing other stuff and thinking about it in the background, it can be useful. So, anyone have any favorite songs with water themes? Something less happy-happy than the Beach Boys, though. Ideas?

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009, 04:42 PM »
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is not happy!  (teehee)
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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009, 06:17 PM »
Cry Me a River?  If you like those oldies, it's a good one.  The most popular is by Ella Fitzgerald, though I think Justin Timberlake has a song by the same name (haven't heard it so I don't know if it IS the same song or not).

And there's always the good ole' Yellow Submarine (LOL!) by the Beatles!

(Sorry, I'm really no help.  I don't listen to music either, unless it is Disney-related but only because my kids make me, and I'm sure that isn't what you are looking for.)

ETA: Oh!  How about Water Music by Handel?  Like I said, I'm really no help.  I haven't listened to the radio since high school so I have no idea of anything relatively hip and modern.

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2009, 06:24 PM »
Enya's Orinoco Flow?
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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009, 06:31 PM »
Valparaiso by Sting, very sad if you've seen White Squall.
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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2009, 06:43 PM »
Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2009, 06:49 PM »
Sloop John B by the Beach Boys. Southern Cross by Crosby Stills and Nash. Pirate Looks at Forty (and a bunch of other songs) by Jimmy Buffet.

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2009, 06:57 PM »
Classics such as Harbor Lights or Beyond the Sea?  Then there's always My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean. 

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2009, 07:29 PM »
Cool Change by Little River Band is my husband's favorite "ocean song."   :palmtree

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2009, 07:35 PM »
Hmmm...there's "River" by Joni Mitchell, "Walk on the Ocean" by Toad the Wet Sprocket, "Washing of the Water" by Peter Gabriel (a beautiful but anguished song about divorce), "Cuyahoga" by R.E.M., "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" by B.J. Thomas, "Rain" by Patty Griffin,  "Take Me to the River" by Talking Heads, "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel, "The Rain Song" by Led Zeppelin, "Hole in the River" by Crowded House...okay, I googled it, I'm a sucker for this kind of question...
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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2009, 07:43 PM »
Tell it to the Rain (Four Seasons), Walkin' in the Rain (the Ronettes), How I Wish it Would Rain (the Temptations), Sailing (Christopher Cross)
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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2009, 07:52 PM »
These aren't songs but orchestral works; from the classical and operatic world. I would offer the prelude to Wagner's opera Das Rheingold, a beautifully simple piece that evokes the depths of the River Rhine; Smetana's The Moldeau, another much longer musical portrayal of a river.  The Four Sea Interludes from Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes capture four very different views of the ocean off the English coast; and of course Britten's opera Billy Budd takes place entirely at sea.

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2009, 08:29 PM »
Octopus's Garden by the Beatles.
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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2009, 08:43 PM »
Watching the River Flow, by Bob Dylan;  Wasted on the Way by Crosby, Stills & Nash; Down By the River & Deep Forbidden Lake by Neil Young

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2009, 10:13 PM »
Oh, oh, this might not be what you're looking for, but there's a song in the animated version of The Point (I'm dating myself here):

Sit beside the breakfast table, think about your troubles
Pour yourself a cup of tea and think about the bubbles
You can take a teardrop, drop it in a teacup
Take it down to the riverside... pour it over the side
To be swept up by a current
And taken to the ocean, to be eaten by some fishes
Who are eaten by some fishes, and swallowed by a whale
Who grew so OOLLLLD...
He decompOOOOSSSed.
(de-doo-doo..... de-doo-doo)

I'll spare you the rest which ends up back in the teacup, but this is one of my favorite all-time songs and what I sing to myself whenever I need to cheer myself up. (TMI, I know. Sorry.)

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2009, 10:58 PM »
I like 6 Months In A Leaky Boat by Split Enz.
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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2009, 11:41 PM »
Hahahah for some reason, that old cartoon of the Point used to give me the absolute WORST nightmares as a kid! I don't know why, and they never really had anything to do with the cartoon, but every time I would watch it, I'd wake up screaming multiple times that night.

I recommend anything by Isreal kamakawiwiole, or any mellow recording that involves a uke, really!

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2009, 03:41 AM »
"Nocturn" by Kate Bush
"Pandora's Aquarium" by Tori Amos
"Water" by the Sugarcubes
"Nightmares by the Sea" by Jeff Buckley
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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2009, 04:06 AM »
Never saw the Point but I have to now... I love this place!

How about some English and Irish fishing songs and sea chanties? They're more about sailing on the sea than the sea itself, but they might do.

The Shoals of Herring
Haul Away Joe
Spanish Ladies
Leaving of Liverpool

And heaps more.

Or the Limeliters -- The Ballad of Grace Darling, about a girl rescuing shipwrecked sailors, and the very sad Whaling Song.

And some great stuff by Gilbert and Sullivan -- We Sail the Ocean Blue, and a few other things from HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2009, 06:32 AM »
Bridge over troubled water?  Actually, that kind of depresses me.  I'm the complete opposite I have to have music on when I am writing.

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2009, 06:34 AM »
"Feels like Rain" by John Hiatt. Grrreeaaat song!
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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2009, 06:35 AM »
1846, Peter Grimes. My father played Peter Grimes. It was so hard for me to see him as the bad guy. Kinda tragic.

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2009, 06:43 AM »
How many members on Verla Kay?  Cos we're all nuts! :hurrah :radio
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« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2009, 07:56 AM »
I'll second Mike's "Walk on the Ocean" by Toad the Wet Sprocket. A more recent favorite is "Wading in Deeper" by Katzenjammer. I'll write to "Songs of the Seas" by Vangelis sometimes if I need something wordless and mellow.

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2009, 08:13 AM »
There's a popular R&B song out now -- On the Ocean by K'Jon -- has more of a slow, jazzy, romantic feel.

I love this song!

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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2009, 08:24 AM »
Blue October -- "Into the Ocean"

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2009, 10:28 AM »
Bob Dylan's "Theme Time Radio" selection for his show with the water theme was:

First aired on October 4, 2006.
Mommy Give Me A Drink Of Water — Danny Kaye (1958)
Wade In The Water — Ramsey Lewis Trio (1966)
Cool Clear Water — Bob Nolan & The Sons Of The Pioneers (1941)
You Don’t Miss Your Water — William Bell (1961)
High Water Everywhere Part 1 — Charley Patton (1929)
Water Water — Effie Smith and The Squires (1956)
You Left The Water Running — Booker T & The MG's (1965)
Pouring Water On A Drowning Man — James Carr (1966)
Cold Dark Waters — Porter Wagoner & The Wagonmasters (1962)
I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water — The Cats and The Fiddle (1940)
Louisiana 1927 — Randy Newman (1974)
Cool Drink Of Water Blues — Tommy Johnson (1929)
I Asked For Water, She Brought Me Gasoline — Howlin’ Wolf (1956)
Dirty Water — The Standells (1966)
Jesus Gave Me Water — The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi (1950)
Backwater Blues — Lonnie Johnson (1927)
Still Blue Water — Jimmy Keith Orchestra with Myra Taylor (1946)
Ice Water — Glenn Barber (1954)
Grand Coulee Dam — Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (1960)

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2009, 11:24 AM »
Black Water - Doobie Brothers
Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
Crazy Water - Elton John
Madman Across The Water - Elton John
Islands in the Stream - Dolly Parton/Barry Gibb
Sailing - Cristopher Cross
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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2009, 11:49 AM »
I have to venture out into a lot of horrid rainy water.
Would anyone sing me a song and cheer me up before I go? :trenchguy :tornado

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Re: favorite songs about water/ocean?
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