Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Top 100 of 2009

So, I was inspired by my friend Andrew... and thought I'd do a Top 100. :)

This is a list of the Top 100 songs that I listened to in 2009. Enjoy, and if possible... educate yourselves. ;)

Karyn's Top 100 for 2009

1. Hotel California [Live]- The Eagles
2. Tom Sawyer- Rush
3. Let the Good Times Roll- The Cars
4. Soy Callejero- Los Mocosos
5. Rhiannon- Fleetwood Mac
6. Blue Skies- Noah and the Whale
7. Stay Gold- Utada Hikaru
8. Sunflower- Cecilio & Kapono
9. Pride (In the Name of Love- U2
10. Passion- Utada Hikaru
11. Pua Lililehua- Daniel Ho & Herb Ohta, Jr.
12. Long Train Runnin'- The Doobie Brothers
13. Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard- Paul Simon
14. Reelin' in the Years- Steely Dan
15. Doesn't Remind Me- Audioslave
16. Waterslide- The Bonedaddys
17. Have You Ever Had That Feelin'- Cecilio & Kapono
18. Takin' It to the Streets- The Doobie Brothers
19. Serpentine Fire- Earth, Wind & Fire
20. Walk Like a Man- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
21. You Make My Dreams- Hall & Oates
22. Crazy On You- Heart
23. I Want You Back (Single)- Jackson 5
24. Tell Me 'Bout It- Joss Stone
25. Dangerous- Kardinal Offishall
26. Ooh Baby, Baby- Linda Ronstadt
27. Lost Without U- Robin Thicke
28. Let's Wait Awhile (Remix)- Janet Jackson
29. More Than a Feeling- Boston
30. It's so Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- Boyz II Men
31. Here With You- Cecilio & Kapono
32. Friday I'm In Love- The Cure
33. One of These Nights- Eagles    One of These Nights
34. Bailamos (Van's Song)- Enrique Iglesias
35. Sherry- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
36. Killing Me Softly With His Song- Fugees (Refugee Camp)
37. Steppin' (Out)- The Gap Band
38. Alone (Glee Cast Version) [feat. Kristin Chenoweth]- Glee Cast
39. Rythym of the Ocean- Hawaiian Style Band
40. Jesus Was a Crossmaker- The Hollies
41. The Trooper- Iron Maiden
42. Where the Party At- Jagged Edge
43. While My Guitar Gently Weeps- Jake Shimabukuro
44. Here, There and Everywhere- Jake Shimabukuro
45. Feelin' Alright- Joe Cocker
46. How Can I Get Over- Jon Yamasato
47. Back to Yesterday- Kanalo
48. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine- Lou Rawls
49. Dance with Me- Orleans
50. Neon Moon- Pound 4 Pound
51. Safe and Sound- Rebelution
52. Limelight- Rush
53. Smoke from a Distant Fire- Sanford & Townsend
54. You Belong With Me- Taylor Swift
55. Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)- Erykah Badu
56. Tin Man- America
57. Palehua- Amy Hanaiali`i
58. Silvery Sleds- Army Navy
59. Secret Lovers- Atlantic Starr
60. Pick Up the Pieces- Average White Band
61. Cloudy- Average White Band
62. Soul of a Man- Beck
63. And So It Goes- Billy Joel
64. One Drop- Bob Marley
65. Three Little Birds- Bob Marley
66. Feeling Just the Way I Do (Over You)- Cecilio & Kapono
67. The Nightmusic- Cecilio & Kapono
68. Love By the Numbers- Cecilio & Kapono
69. Come On Over- Fiji
70. Defying Gravity (Glee Cast Version)- Glee Cast
71. 21 Guns- Green Day
72. Need Me (Every Night)- Ho'okoa
73. Pop, Lock & Drop It- Huey
74. Bad Is Bad- Huey Lewis & The News
75. Perfect Beat- Pseudo Slang
76. Crush On You- The Jets
77. Cry Me a River- Julie London
78. The Middle- Jimmy Eat World
79. Mondo Bongo- Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
80. Nightbird- Kalapana
81. Touch the Sky- Kanye West & Lupe Fiasco
82. Colour Me Life- Katchafire
83. Lahaina Grown- Lahaina Grown
84. All Night Long (All Night)- Lionel Richie
85. Rose Garden- Lynn Anderson
86. Bob- Macka B
87. Ain't Nothing Wrong With That- Robert Randolph & The Family Band
88. We Run This- Missy Elliott
89. Mississippi Queen- Mountain
90. Coffin Factory- The Mumlers
91. Sweet Caroline (Live)- Neil Diamond
92. Heartache- One Groove
93. Hellfire- Ooklah The Moc
94. How to Say Goodbye- Paul Tiernan
95. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo- Rick Derringer
96. Best I Ever Had- Drake
97. Sensual Seduction- Snoop Dogg
98. Come Sail Away- Styx
99. Rapper's Deligh- The Sugarhill Gang
100. The Way You Look Tonight- Tony Bennett

A great bunch of songs. In retrospect, I listen to a lot of "oldies." Hmm... I guess you can't mess with the classics! ;)


HAPPY (belated) NEW YEAR!!!!

Wow. It has been FOREVER since I last blogged. I apologize for my busy-ness... and for my laziness. lol.

So, 2010. So far this year has had a lot of action. There are a lot of changes happening, and I have to say that I feel positive about all of them. I'm pretty excited for what's in store for this year. I feel like I actually fit into St. George for the first time since I moved here almost 4 years ago. I am also coming up on 4 years working at the Chamber of Commerce here, and that would make it the longest tenure I've had at any workplace. :)

A lot of you may wonder why I moved to St. George from Hawaii. I mean, it's HAWAII. But, I think that sometimes you get "stuck" in a  given situation when there are limited amounts of people and inspiration. Add that to my grandpa and the fact that I didn't want to be in the same town as my ex, and we have a winning combination.

But, regardless... I'm grateful for my time here. It's been awesome, and I have met a lot of amazing people.

So, just to cap off past posts...

The rest of Hawaii was great! I got to spend time with my brother Josh and his fam.

Aren't they CUTE?!

That is Lilia and Peter-boy. Gotta love their cute faces! Anyway.

As for copyright laws, I think they need to be re-considered.

I know it's sort of a let-down, but that's all I have right now. :) I'm in too good of a mood to rant, and I haven't downloaded the rest of the photos I took in Hawaii. Look at my facebook page in the near future for a photo album. :)

So, on to lyrics. I have been thinking about what song would be good to kick off the new year. Do I go new or old school? Folksy or hard edge? It has been a hard decision. I finally had to depend on iTunes' shuffling capabilities to pick one off my play-list simply entitled: "awesome." So, here it is. Another classic favorite of mine... and can I say that Neil Pearth is one of the best drummers of all time???

Tom Sawyer

A modern-day warrior

Mean, mean stride.
Today's Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride.

Though his mind is not for rent,
Don't put him down as arrogant.
His reserve, a quiet defense,
Riding out the day's events
The river!

And what you say about his company
is what you say about society.
Catch the mist, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the drift.

The world as the world is.
Love and life are deep...
Maybe as his eyes are wide.

Today's Tom Sawyer,
He gets high on you
And the space he invades
He gets by on you.

No, his mind is not for rent
To any god or government.
Always hopeful, yet discontent.
He knows changes aren't permanent,
But change is.

And what you say about his company
Is what you say about society.
Catch the witness, catch the wit.
Catch the spirit, catch the spit.

The world as the world is.
Love and life are deep...
Maybe as his eyes are wide.

Exit the warrior
Today's Tom Sawyer
He get's high on you
And the energy your trade,
He gets right on you
The friction of the day.