Monday, January 24, 2011

ABNA- THE FINAL SUBMISSION .... ALEX J. CAVANAUGH'S BLOGFEST ENTRY

First I would like to wish everyone who is entering in the Amazon ABNA contest the best of luck!

I entered last night just after midnight. YAY! I am so glad it's done.

I spent all day yesterday fine-tuning and formatting my entry. The biggest BIOTCH was the PITCH.

I felt like I was giving birth. Between the borderline anxiety attack and all the suggestions, I hope and pray I came up with a winning entry.

We certainly all will be waiting with bated breath for the results on February 24th.


NOW FOR SOMETHING A LOT MORE FUN! ALEX J. CAVANAUGH'S BLOGFEST!

Choose you favorite all time top ten songs. Talk about an anxiety attack. How on earth could a person pick only ten songs that mean so much to you. I have HUNDREDS!

My top ten songs have all brought some kind of special meaning to me. I could never choose them in order so here they in no particular order.

Madonna ..... There are countless number of her songs I love, but one makes me crazy ....         FEVER

The Jets .....   I am a sucker for a good love ballad and this is one of my favorites ....   ALL OVER HIM

Breathe ....     An awesome Brit group who I loved and just faded away ......     HANDS TO HEAVEN

Dixie Midnight Riders .... I love the feel good words and melody of this song..       COME ON EILEEN

Mariah Carey ... I had just bought my first Aiwa CD mini stereo in 1990 for a whopping $750.00 INSANE. This CD was Mariah's first hit. I played this song TO DEATH ...           VISION OF LOVE

Donna Summer ....  This great song brought great dance music back in the early 90's  WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER YOU

Nsync ....    This boy band made the 80's the 80's! How could not love ..... TEARING UP MY HEART

Swing Out Sister ..... Another great group that disappeared after their second album ....   BREAKOUT

Debbie Gibson .... yes, your reading right. Cheezy but oh so sweet .....                             LOST IN YOUR EYES

Mariah Carey ..... once again made my top ten. Christmas would not be Christmas without  ...... ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU.

Well those are my top ten. I'm sure I surprised a lot of you, but I have varied taste in music. I can't wait to see your favorites. Don't forget to visit everyone on Alex's VERY extensive list.

46 comments:

  1. Good luck with ABNA!

    Great list. I'm secretly a Madonna fan. Or secretly until this blogfest anyway.

    Dan - my list.

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  2. gar! no comment...

    what a great selection of music
    thanks for the melody's,
    jeremy
    [iZombie]

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  3. Congrats on surviving the Pitch phase. I wish you the best of luck in ABNA. Nice selections in tunes. Have a great week, Roland

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  4. I hope you have success with ABNA. But, love the songs. I used to listen to that Debbie Gibson one over and over.

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  5. Good luck with ABNA!

    What an awesome list of songs you've chosen. Mareh Carey and Donna Summer. Now don't laugh but I think I bought the same music system as you. It was a £650 Aiwa and I bought it in 1993. LOL.

    My Top Ten Songs

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  6. Congratulations on getting your submission for ABNA done and best of wishes!

    I listen to Debbie Gibson's 'Only in my Dreams' but she's cute, yes? And of course Christmas is not complete without Mariah's 'All I want for Christmas...' nice list! Music tells you a lot about a person!

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  7. Wow - absolutely the best for your ABNA submission!! ;)

    And I love your songs - especially Fever and Breakout!

    Have a lovely week.

    Talei x

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  8. You're the second Debbie Gibson I've seen! Bravo to your bravery in admitting that. ;)

    I hope you have a fun, relaxing day after the ABNA madness. Now, try not to think about it for the next month...cha right.

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  9. I'm so glad you put that Jets song on. I've always loved that song!

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  10. Congrats on getting your entry in! I did too! Yay! Fingers crossed for both of us! Wouldn't it be great to meet up in NY for the final decision?

    I will admit, more than a few of those songs surprised me! My favorites are more along the CCR and Dropkick Murphys lines. ;)

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  11. Wow, I like a lot of these and I love Hands to Heaven.

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  12. Hey Michael! I know you wee busy getting your piece ready for the ABNA, so really appreciate you participating in the blogfest.

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  13. YES!! Someone else with a boy band on their top 10!!!! Thank you!! (though mine is not N'sync). Great pics!! That Debbie Gibson song...I remember having it on mixed tape 4 times! Loved that song so much!!!!

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  14. Good luck with ABNA!

    And I love Madonna, too. And 'Come On Eileen'! :)

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  15. I love lots of different music. I didn't do the blogfest because of my book tour. You list is interesting. Hoping you knock 'um dead at ABNA.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  16. Pitching is an art unto itself. Best of luck! And I enjoy your music selections.

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  17. This pitch really is SO HARD isn't it!? I think because it seems like it OUGHT to be easy, but so much rides on everything you do and don't include.

    Come on Eileen! Oh, man! That reminds me SO MUCH of the early MTV days--I was in high school and that song just makes me happy!

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  18. I recognise 2 of those: All I want for Christmas and Come on Eileen. I was always terrible at songs in pub quizzes, though I do love music. :O)

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  19. Very well done in submitting for ABNA, fingers crossed. The Debbie Gibson fans are emerging! Good list.

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  20. Great list! Oh, I love that song Hands to Heaven. I haven't heard it in forever.

    Good luck to you!!!

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  21. You have some really awesome songs on this list!

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  22. Fever! Love it!

    And best of luck for the ABNA!! I just entered today... thanks to you! I hadn't even heard of it til I read your blog that day. You're right... the pitch was daunting. I just used my query. Took me like an hour to enter the darn thing... had to re-format my first 3k words and all... UGH!

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  23. Congrats on getting your ABNA entry in. You've worked so hard and I wish you all the best.

    You have some great songs on your list. Listen to them and chill while you wait to hear Amazon's results!

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  24. Best of luck on ABNA!! Keeping my fingers crossed that you get through every single round! :) And I can't BELIEVE I left Madonna off my list! I love Madonna... And Hands to Heaven, and Debbie Gibson. Picking only 10 is just too hard. Love your list!

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  25. I only recognise a few songs on your list.
    Best of luck for your entry! Sounds like you worked hard enough for it!

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  26. Good luck with ABNA. I'm pulling for you. :)

    Great music too. I could never narrow it down to ten, though maybe if I tried. Hmmm

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  27. omg, I heart your list so much!! I met The Jets after they weren't so popular. LOVE. It was my first "famous" person meeting. Terrific.

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  28. haven't seen much N'SYNC in other people's lists :) so this is pleasantly refreshing :) Loved that song as a kid!

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  29. Good luck with ABNA!

    Some great choices... I liked a few of yours. Great song picks! :)

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  30. An eclectic list of songs. Best of luck with ABNA!

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  31. gotta say mariah carey is one talented lady! i used to love hero when i was in jr. high!

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  32. Come on Eileen - LOVE that song. I can't believe I forgot about it. The video was a bit creepy, though. Wasn't he singing to a girl pushing her baby in a stroller? I have to go watch it on You Tube now. Good list!

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  33. Best of luck on your entry- I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

    Debbie Gibson- Oh my I haven't heard in since me and my sister danced on the front line to her music in like 4th grade- lol great list!

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  34. Love Madonna! She almost made my list. 10 is so hard!

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  35. I love most of your songs! Lost in Your Eyes almost made mine - so close.

    Best Mariah album. And Vision of Love was my favorite on it, too.

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  36. Your tastes really are eclectic - love it!! Terrific songs on here - lots of great voices!

    Good luck with ABNA!

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  37. Several songs that I remember and like. Although wasn't "Come On Eileen" done by Dexy's Midnite Runners (sp?)? This is a nicely varied list.

    Lee
    Make sure you check my Wednesday post!
    Tossing It Out

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  38. Good luck with the Amazon contest!
    Madonna is def. a music icon.
    And Come On Eileen makes me smile. It reminds me of junior high dances.
    I like MCR's version of Mariah's All I Want for Xmas too.

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  39. I remember Nsync; I had such a crush on them. This is such a marvelous list.

    I'm glad you had this to help you get over your anxiety. Congrats of getting it posted; I still have some tweaking to do on the pitch, but I expect to enter it tomorrow.

    Listening to great music on this blogfest is helping with the attacks of anxiety.

    .........dhole

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  40. Awesome list! We must be around the same age becuase I remember listening to a bunch of those tunes!

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  41. I love some early N'Sync and Madonna :) You picked my absolute least favourite song of all time too - celtic fusion?! I haven't seen it anywhere else. ;)

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  42. Great list, Michael! NSync, Madonna those are great. Crossing my fingers for you with ABNA!

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  43. I'm double commenting. For today's post: Congrats on the awards! And, don't pet my dog if you meet him. He's suuuuper cute, but unfriendly to anyone but immediate family members. Sorry. For THIS post: WAY TO GO! Best of luck to you, the hardest working writer I know. And, I now have Come On Eileen in my head. :0) christy

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  44. I didn't really start listening to my own music until junior high and I was trying to think of the exact right song that took me back to those days. I can't believe I forgot about Debbie Gibson.

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  45. Fun list, I am taking a chance on some of the songs listed :D

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  46. Come on Eileen, I love that song. Good luck on your Amazon entry!

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