Forever's a long time--plan accordingly

While out to dinner tonight with my family, my sister posed a question:  if you were going to be stranded alone on an island for the rest of your life and could take the music of 10 artists with you, who would you take?  (I might be paraphrasing some of that, but that was the gist.)  Instead of coming up with my list at dinner, I said I'd save it to write about on my blog.  I heard some good ideas from my parents and sister, and my list overlaps a lot with all of their.  Here we go, in no particular order:
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Prince
  • Michael Jackson
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Adele
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Otis Redding
  • Bruno Mars
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Al Green
If I were allowed to negotiate and add 5 more, I'd also include:
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Teena Marie
  • Donny Hathaway
  • New Edition (I've been listening to them non-stop since the movie aired...this would be good, and would have to include the members' solo projects (Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, and Johnny Gill), and Bel Biv DeVoe.
Oohh....one more, if I could for an even 16:
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers (Hmmm....one of these is not like the others.  However, sometimes I might just need to rock out on my island)


Debbie said...

Nice list! But Al Green over New Edition? Gurl, you crazy! How could you live without Candy Girl?! Haha! I'm surprised you didn't add Jeffrey Osbourn. Teena Marie - nice add!

Kerri said...

oh good list!
hmmm. i'll have to give that some thought. i've thought about specific songs i could listen to without ever getting sick of...
and yes, i guess it's smart to have a bit of variety of genres! music for when you wanna wallow in sadness, music for making you feel happy when you need to come out of it, music for celebration, etc.
ok. i'm making a list.