|If this music doesn't get you going,|
you must be dead.
For instance, the scores to the Rocky movies still manage to get my blood going. And I'm not just talking about "Gonna Fly Now" (though that one does indeed get me going...just like practically anyone else with a pulse). The training montages from just about every one of them is great. Particularly "Going the Distance" by Bill Conti from Rocky II, and "Training Montage" by Vince DiCola from Rocky IV. Not to mention the various songs from those movies. I mean, who doesn't feel like throwing a punch when they hear Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger"? And "Hearts on Fire" by John Cafferty from Rocky IV is just awesome. I hear these songs and I just picture in my mind's eye Rocky wailing away on a heavy bag (though that may have more to do with having seen all of them dozens of times each).
I also prefer certain music when I am just not doing anything. I own all of Enya's CDs and will often just play her songs on my iPod when I need to relax. In that regard, Loreena McKennit and Clannad are also good. And sometimes I will put on those soundtracks I mentioned. Gladiator is quite possibly the most emotionally charged soundtrack I have ever heard.
|My first "favorite" album.|
Anyways, enough rambling. Time to hit Play, and get on with the day. Happy Friday, all!