Music Collection – E


I’m going through my music collection to list many of the artists and tracks I like, so you can see the variety of things I enjoy, and now I’m up to the letter E. As before, I’m adding the tracks I mention to my Youtube playlist of favourite music, which you can shuffle to your heart’s content. 🙂

My favourite artists beginning with E are the Eagles and Electric Light Orchestra:

  • Eagles – RIP Glenn Frey, one of many sad losses from the entertainment world recently. I have the Selected Works 1972-1999 box set and a couple of live DVDs. Favourite tracks include:
    • Take It Easy
    • Peaceful Easy Feeling
    • Saturday Night
    • Lyin’ Eyes
    • Love Will Keep Us Alive
    • Take It To The Limit
    • Heartache Tonight
    • Hotel California
    • Life In The Fast Lane
    • The Long Run
  • Electric Light Orchestra – Absolutely love this band. I have all of their albums, the Flashback box set, and the recent Live In Hyde Park Blu-Ray. So many wonderful tracks to choose from, but 20 of my favourites are:
    • 10538 Overture
    • Roll Over Beethoven
    • Showdown
    • Can’t Get It Out Of My Head
    • Evil Woman
    • Strange Magic
    • Telephone Line
    • Rockaria!
    • Livin’ Thing
    • Turn To Stone
    • It’s Over
    • Sweet Talking Woman
    • Mr Blue Sky
    • Confusion
    • Last Train To London
    • Don’t Bring Me Down
    • Hold On Tight
    • Four Little Diamonds
    • Rock And Roll Is King
    • When I Was A Boy

CD boxsets by the Eagles (Selected Works 1972-1999) and Electric Light Orchestra (Flashback)

DVDs by Eagles (Hell Freezes Over and Farewell 1 Tour) and Electric Light Orchestra (Live In Hyde Park)

I also have quite a few tracks by Elton John and Elvis Presley. I’m not desperate to buy their albums, compared to other artists I’m into, but I have their Greatest Hits and like a number of tracks from them:

  • Elton John:
    • Your Song
    • Rocket Man
    • Crocodile Rock
    • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    • Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee)
    • Candle In The Wind (the original, not his later rewrites)
    • I’m Still Standing
    • Kiss The Bride
  • Elvis Presley:
    • Heartbreak Hotel
    • Blue Suede Shoes
    • Hound Dog
    • All Shook Up
    • Jailhouse Rock
    • Return To Sender
    • Suspicious Minds
    • A Little Less Conversation [JXL Remix]

Screengrab of albums in my iTunes collection by artists beginning with E, including Eagles and Electric Light Orchestra

Other songs I like from my collection are:

  • Earth, Wind & Fire – September, Boogie Wonderland and Let’s Groove. Maurice White was yet another of the music stars we lost this year.
  • The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind
  • Eddie Calvert – Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White. An old track, but a nice tune.
  • Eddie Cochran – C’mon Everybody, Somethin’ Else, Summertime Blues, Three Steps To Heaven and My Way
  • Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood
  • Eddie Howell – The Man From Manhattan, a track featuring Freddie Mercury and Brian May.
  • Eddie Grant – Electric Avenue, Gimme Hope Jo’anna and I Don’t Wanna Dance
  • The Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein
  • Edie Brickell – What I Am
  • Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
  • Edwin Starr – Contact
  • Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You
  • Eighth Wonder – Cross My Heart
  • Elbow Bones & The Racketeers – A Night In New York
  • Elkie Brooks and Ellie Greenwich – Their respective versions of Sunshine After The Rain. For years I didn’t realise Berri’s song in the 90s was a cover version, so was surprised when I became aware of these.
  • Elmore James & His Broom Dusters – Dust My Blues
  • Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around And Fell In Love
  • Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Fanfare For The Common Man. RIP Keith Emerson. I’d like to explore the albums by these guys more at some point, but right now this is the only track I have, from a rock compilation.
  • EMF – Unbelievable
  • The Emotions – Best Of My Love
  • England Dan & John Ford Coley – I’d Really Love To See You Tonight
  • Erasure – Sometimes, A Little Respect and Stop
  • Eric Carmen – All By Myself
  • Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight, Bad Love and Lay Down Sally
  • Erma Franklin – Piece Of My Heart
  • Eternal – I Wanna Be The Only One
  • Etta James – I Just Want To Make Love To You
  • Europe – The Final Countdown
  • Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
  • Evelyn King – Shame
  • The Everly Brothers – Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have To Is Dream, Bird Dog, Claudette and When Will I Be Loved?
  • Exile – Kiss You All Over
  • Exposé – Seasons Change
  • Extreme – More Than Words
  • Elgar – Land Of Hope And Glory has to get a mention, as an exception to all the rock and pop I’ve been listing. It’s just such an uplifting and amazing piece of music. If we were to ever change the UK’s national anthem, I’d personally vote for this.

As for theme music and songs, I also enjoy the following from my collection, which are on my theme music playlist:

  • Eagles – Journey Of The Sorceror, the theme tune to Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
  • Ed Welch – Gave us great themes for game shows like Knightmare (adored this show as a kid), Blockbusters (another great show, the theme having the title Quiz Wizard) and Catchphrase.
  • Elastica – Connection, used as the theme for Trigger Happy TV.
  • Elbow – First Steps, used as the theme for the BBC’s Olympics coverage in 2012. It’s a beautiful track.
  • Elementfour (Paul Oakenfold & Andy Gray) – Big Brother theme. It’s one of the most boring and pointless TV shows ever made, but the theme is strangely catchy.
  • Ennio Morricone – The themes for the movies A Fistful Of Dollars and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. I’m not into westerns and cowboy films, but these are still very good and very well known tunes.
  • Eric Coates – The iconic march from The Dam Busters film.
  • Eric Idle – The theme tune to classic sitcom One Foot In The Grave.

Eric Idle also did a fun version of Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life at the London Olympics in 2012, a sequence that began with Mr Blue Sky by ELO. So that’s what I’ll finish this post with:

Author: Glen

Vsually impaired, with Aniridia & Nystagmus. I'm a fan of Doctor Who, classic sitcoms, Queen and 60s-80s rock & pop. I like to blog about my experiences as a disabled person, and about the things I enjoy in general.

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