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Mood music?

Aside from the sound of the ocean itself, what music makes you think, "Ocean!"

I'm putting together a playlist for my re-write, which is set at the beach. So far, all I've got is "The Ocean," by The Bravery (thanks again, Maggie!) "The Ocean," by U2, and some songs from "Local Hero." I'm not really looking for Beach Boys-sounding stuff ... more moody.

Any ideas?



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Sep. 23rd, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
You want *really* moody, check out Kate Bush's concept piece The Ninth Wave. It's on her Hounds of Love album and depicts the thoughts (and, some fans think, the drowning) of a woman drifting alone in the sea at night. Really evocative stuff.
Sep. 24th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
I didn't remember that song, even though I used to have Hounds of Love. iTunes doesn't have it. :-(

Thanks for the idea, though.
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Sep. 23rd, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Champagne Supernova by Oasis--the beginning of the song has ocean sounds and always makes me think of vacation, though maybe it's not what you're looking for.

Also there's In a Daydream by The Freddy Jones Band--a fun, folksy "I love nature" kind of song, but it's probably too upbeat.
Sep. 24th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
Good ideas!
Sep. 23rd, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
Don't laugh, but Madonna's Ray of Light (my fave of her albums) always reminded me of the beach with songs like "Drowned World/Substitute for Love," "Swim," and "Mer Girl." Actually, the whole thing made me feel beachy.

Am going to have to add it to my iPod now because I'm not really liking Hard Candy all that much.
Sep. 24th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
Excellent suggestions, thanks!
Sep. 23rd, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
Enya "Orinoco Flow" (of course), Sting's "Dream of Blue Turtles" & some of the songs on Howard Jones' "Cross That Line" album.
Sep. 24th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Ahh, of course.

I used to listen to Enya over and over ... when that album first came out, I think CD's were the newfangled thing!

Thank you!
Sep. 23rd, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
Mexican Moon by Concrete Blonde
The Waves and the Both of Us by Charlotte Sometimes
Fight the Sea by Josh Woodward
Walk on the Ocean by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Barque in the Harbour - Great Big Sea
Grey Lady of the Sea - Simon Le Bon
Run to the Water - Live
Water - Holly McNarland
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Whisper to the Wild Water - Maire Brennan

I will warn you that "Water" "Fight the Sea" and "Barque in the Harbour" will make you want to drown yourself if you listen to them too many times in a row.
Sep. 23rd, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Grey Lady of the Sea - Simon Le Bon

Wait! Whuh? I don't know this one!

*goes to research*
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Sep. 24th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Thank you, Melodye.
Sep. 23rd, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
The Ocean by Led Zeppelin.

I'll have to think about it today and see what comes up. Pre-10am my brain only fires random sparks.
Sep. 24th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Sep. 23rd, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Can you use classical? What about Saint-Saens Aquarium from The Carnival of the Animals?
Sep. 23rd, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Oh fine, just go and be classy why don't you? *scratches*
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Sep. 23rd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Sep. 24th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)

I only had "Pearly Dewdrops Drops," I needed some more Cocteau Twins.

Thank you.
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Sep. 23rd, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
JUST LIKE HEAVEN by the CURE i use for SEA

Sep. 24th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Love it, thanks!
Sep. 23rd, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
You've got to get an mp3 of the Sea Organ on there.
Sep. 24th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Awesome, thanks!
Sep. 23rd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
I have been listening to Enya, Roxy Music's Avalon album, Rogue's Gallery (sea chanties performed by a wide range of rock, folk, etc. artists), and Stellamara's Star of the Sea album (although it has a rather Mediterranean flavor which works well for my book but maybe not so much for yours).
Sep. 24th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)

I already have The Rogue's Gallery. My favorites are "Lowlands Away," "Dying Sailor to his Shipmates," "Bonnie Partmore," and "One Spring Morning."

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Sep. 23rd, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Vangelis has a great album called Oceanic, which is all very ocean-y--though it's instrumental, not sure if that's what you're looking for.
Sep. 24th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Thank you, Megan. Instrumental is good, too!
Sep. 23rd, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Anything Jack Johnson. Great writing music, period. Totally chill.
Sep. 24th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Thank you, LL!
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Sep. 24th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn.
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