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    I was recently diagnosed with appendix cancer, stage IV. I had surgery, and they rearranged my insides and I have chemo coming up. I'm feeling very upbeat about it but here is where I want help:

    I'm making a giant music list for my iPod to listen to when I get either angry (then I need rock, anything from 70s to contemporary) and I also need good stuff like "Copacabana" (sorry, how can you NOT crank that song up? :))

    I'm 45 so those of you who grew up in the 70s and 80s like me know the best stuff. But PLEASE, I'll take suggestions for songs from everyone! I just want to have lots of tunes to listen to when I'm sitting thru chemo and then when I'm driving, where I can sing at the top of my lungs.

    :)

    (And you thought I needed quilting help!)

    Please post any song you like. I'll take any suggestions! This will really help me stay upbeat and have fun.


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    ToucanSam

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    I'm not much help with the music, but I will be praying for you

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    I don't have any suggestions for music, but just want to send good thoughts your way. Please know that you'll have lots and lots of people pulling for you that you get through this as easily as possible.

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    I have found that lately, anything by Queen lifts me up. I really blast it when I am in the car alone and don't even think about much. I have had a rough last year and music was the only thing that helped me go to work.

    Do you like latin music? I could recommend you some, like Sergio Mendez, Santana or Juan Luis Guerra, all available on I tunes. Donna Summers, Abba, and the sound track for Grease come to mind too.

    Hope the music helps and you feel better soon.

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    im a music nut and make my own playlist for hospital issues alot...
    Rock is easiest for me :D lol im angry alot when there lol
    Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Janis Joplin, Jimmi Hendrix, Queen, and about any of the hair bands of the 80s always work for me :D
    I hope all goes well for you and recovery is quick :D

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    Most anything by Meatloaf. Bat out of Hell is a great one.

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    I am so sorry to hear that you have to take chemo..I am in the same boat..I find out next friday if the treatment I am receiving is working for breast cancer. If it is..I can stay with it..if not..it is chemo.
    I listen to my ipod all the time. Here is a list of some favorites... YoYo Ma (classical), Tommy James/Crystal Blue Persuasion, anything Neil Diamond, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Queen, Alyson Krause, Elton John, Barry White, Luther Vandross.
    My thoughts are with you and praying for a quick recovery.
    Blessings

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    First, I will be praying for you. It's a tough road. Pat Benetar, Journey, Queen and Meatloaf. Or if angry Gun & Roses (the older stuff) ACDC (our generation). But I also love the Beatles, you can really sing along with them pretty easily. Good luck, and we will all be praying for you.

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    WOW!!! I guess I think of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Jethro Tull, Led Zepplin, Dire Straits, The Who, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Santanna, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Donna Summer, Bob Segar, Marvin Gaye, The Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Van Halen, Eric Clapton,

    Village People "YMCA" always makes me smile and laugh...
    Aretha Franklin and "RESPECT"
    Bill Idol "Rebel Yell"
    Iron Butterfly "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
    Maybe a little MC Hammer? "Can't Touch This" or "Too Sexy for my shirt" LOL
    Troggs and "Wild Thing"
    "All she wants to do is dance"

    WOW!!! It has been a while since I tried to think of this many songs and artists from that era LOL
    Bob Seger "Old Time Rock and Roll"
    Creedence Clearwater "Proud Mary
    Elvis "Jailhouse Rock"
    "Walk Like an Egyptian"
    George Thorogood "Bad to the Bone"

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    Elton John

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    When I want some good ole foot stopping music I always look towards Creedance Clearwater Revival and Tina Turner.

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    I'm not much help either because I like old country. Just wanted to wish you a great recovery.....and you WILL recover!
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    Any Lynard Skynyrd, especially for the mad angry part. Also the sound track from MamaMia. I just went to se Jersey Boys, any of the 4 Seasons to sing along with.

    I am sorry you have to go through this, but we will be here for support.

    {{{{Hugs}}}}

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    Hugs to you in your journey.

    Some of my favorites:
    - Bon Jovi - Lost Highway, Bed of Roses, Make a Memory
    - Bob Seger - especially 'Against the Wind' and 'Accompany Me'
    - Heart - Barracuda!, Dog & Butterfly
    - Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams (album) - Banana Pancakes, Staple it Together
    - Jason Mrzz - Lucky, Love for a Child
    - Jim Cuddy - Light that guides you Home
    - Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up - Closer (album)
    - The Nylons - The Stars are Ours
    - Abba or the songs from Mamma Mia
    - Styx - Come Sail Away
    - SUPERTRAMP! Crime of the Century
    - Eva Cassidy - Over the Rainbow (the most amazing performance ever)
    - Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
    - Enrique Iglesias - I will survive
    - Phil Collins - Dance into the night
    - Mercy Me - I can only imagine

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    James Taylor and Carole King!

    Most especially "You've Got a Friend" for anytime that you need to remember that we're here for you!! :)

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    Oh, this is great! First, thanks for the prayers. Second, thanks for the great recs! It's hard to remember everything, so KEEP 'EM COMING!


    :)
    ToucanSam

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    well I don't know how contemporary you like but I love music as do my DH and kids some music that I just have to turn up is

    thats not my name- ting tings
    bulletproof- La roux
    crazy- gnaris barkley
    she wolf -shakira
    fireflies-owl city


    I also agree an recommend Santana
    queens
    areosmith
    bee gees

    I also like country but most of the songs I can think of are kind of sad but one of my faves is called "I am proud to be your man" can't remember by who though

    hope this helps and ((((((hugs)))))))

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    The first song that came to mind was Jump by the Pointer Sisters- and I'm So Excited- also Abba, as others have mentioned.
    There is so much stuff on Itunes- do you use it?? I have Bruce Springsteen & the E St band Live in Barcelona- knocks my socks off every time I watch it. Wow, the energy!!!!! I cannot just "listen" and get anything done b/c I'm glued to the TV and making all kinds of noise :D :D :D Best concert I've ever seen on DVD without a doubt.
    Big hugs, sweetie- sending prayers your way :)

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    lol have to add a couple important 1 to me :D

    Ride On - AC/DC
    Pink Floyd
    lol for some reason a few by Elton John

    and when i get to the point of anger i dont like... oddly enough Coming Undone - Korn lol

    the anger happens :D Music helps :D

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    No these don't all reflect my age (I'm 47).
    The Eagles (I love it all)
    America
    Bon Jovi (anything really)
    Aeorosmith
    Beach Boys (always seem upbeat)
    Mamma's and Papa's
    Bread
    Poco
    England Dan and John Ford Coley
    Seals and Croft
    Simon and Garfunkel (for days that you need the retro)
    Creed (I know my kids hate that I liked them but they are great when you really need loud)
    Pachabel's Canon in D (very soothing)


    I could run my I-touch for the headbanging, keep-my-butt-moving list that I listen to at the gym but really don't register who they all are if you really want. I have a feeling you are going to get a lot of suggestions. I've found music is pretty personal.

    I wish you didn't have to deal with this.

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    I am your age and so far there have been some great recommendations. I love Bob Seger (roll me away is probably my fav) and Bruce Springsteen.

    This band may be hard to find but well worth it:
    Hot House Flowers. The CD is Songs from the Rain. They are Australian. The songs I like best on that CD are Be Good (track 4) you really want to sing to that one, Thing of Beauty (track 7) and Gypsy Fair (track 10)

    Another great CD is Laid by James. Love the song Sometimes from that CD. Also Out to Get You and the title track Laid.
    For upbeat Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl, Gloria, Domino.
    The band Live: Lightining Crashes, All Over You and Overcome
    Alanis Morrisette is good for angry.

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    I just thought about ZZ Top too... :D:D:D

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    Just thought of another. Bruce Springsteen put out an album after 9/11 called The Rising. I worked at ground zero right after it happened. It came out a year or so later.
    It really helped me through some of my down times that I experienced over the couple of years after. The Rising itself is a wonderful song.

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    A few more from that era are Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis Costello, Mi-Sex, Simple Minds, Kim Wilde, Yazoo, Spandau Ballet, and my favourite, Blondie

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    Great suggestions all around....How about Linda Ronstat, Sheena Easton, or Heart?
    My butt movers are the Eagles, Journey, and Melissa Ethrich
    Soothers....Josh Groban, Yanni, or Enya
    Prayers for you too!

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