Monday, August 17, 2009

Birthday Countdown - Giveaway 5

For the scoop on why I'm going all of these giveaways, click here.

I'm doing a week of giveaways just for y'all! Each day will be a different item. I'm giving away some of my favorite things. You can enter each giveaway as many times as you want. Yep, that's right. But, you have to leave a meaningful comment. Not just "pick me, pick me!" Compliments will score you brownie points. Telling me about your favorite birthday memory is a good one. What you like to give/get for birthdays are also good. Anything that you want to tell me.

All giveaways are sponsored by yours truly. All of these birthday giveaways will end at midnight on August 19th (my actual birthday) and winners will be emailed and announced here on the 20th. Good luck and make sure you check back daily for the newest giveaway announcement.

Giveaway Day 5

I am a lover of music! There are very few genres that I just can't stomach. I especially love Pop, Rock & 80's/90's Classics. Today's giveaway is a $10 gift certificate to iTunes!

So tell me, what artists do you listen to? Who are some of your faves?

127 comments:

Valerie said...

I love, love music! and itunes
I listen to Depeche Mode, Steve Conte, The Rasmus, etc
lots of movie soundtracks, I enjoy cover versions too
a fav "Mad World" by Gary Jules
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Natalie said...

I love music! I love so many different kinds of music! I love Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and the list could go on forever! Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Birthday! :)
coolnatty12@yahoo.com

Smoochiefrog said...

Loving all sorts of music right now. Rocking out to All American Rejects, Daughtry, and the classics like INXS and U2.

Creepy said...

Oh I hate birthdays... but I like music!

I need me some more Jason Mraz...he's my latest addiction... can't seem to get enough of his sweetness.

Shannon said...

It'd probably be easier for me to tell you what I don't listen to...

(rap and country, in case you were interested... and I'm not a big classic rock fan, either)

Just some of my faves are Josh Groban, Sam Cooke, Green Day, Sting, Kings of Leon, The Bealtes...

I like 80s pop. And classical. And movie scores. As well as Top 40.

Brandy said...

I'm a total 80's chick myself. I LOVE when a hit from way back comes on unexpectedly!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you. I can listen to most types of music..except heavy metal. I am a huge fan of the 80's & 90's. My car has a 6 disk cd changer and right now I have: Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Deftones, Eurythimics, Foo Fighters and Billy Holiday.

P.S. Happy Birthday!

ammortistay@yahoo.com

Kristen said...

oh I LOVE itunes! I listen to basically Christian or Country with random other things thrown in the mix!

Guinn Girls said...

I love just about anything except Rap. But my favorties right now have to be Sugarlands, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, and anything from the 80's.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Guinn Girls said...

I love just about anything except Rap. But my favorties right now have to be Sugarlands, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, and anything from the 80's.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Cindy said...

I love alot of kinds music! I particularly like country music!
Thanks for the chance to win this fun giveaway!
monkeyami1@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Is it bad that I just listen to music and enjoy it but couldn't tell you the artist or title? I make up my own titles to songs -- it drives my husband nuts. But I do love them :)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

iTunes would be perfect for my MIL. Or my nephew, the teen that's impossible to shop for...

Chelle said...

I loooove music!

I like a lot of different groups...Aerosmith, Dave Matthews, All American Rejects, The Cure, John Legend, Madonna's earlier hits, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas...

I could really go on for a looong time :)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

...But if I gave it to my husband I'd be subjected to more of his obscure downloads from bands I've NEVER heard of. Give me some good old 90's grunge, any day.

Syl (previously known as Shib) said...

Country mostly, but rock, pop, alternative. Anythign but really hevay metal and most rap.

Favorite artists would include (but not limited to) Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, John Michael Montgomery, montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Ooooh iTunes! Exciting... I'm actually almost a little obsessive compulsive about music and post each week on my blog with listings of current free-and-legal downloads available... but sometimes what I want just ain't free and then itunes serves me well. Thanks for the giveaway! I'll keep my fingers crossed...

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

OH MY WORD I can't believe I forgot to wish you happy birthday... I hope it is just that though, a very happy birthday. :)

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Hmmm my favs... I love Dar Williams, the Weepies, Au Revoir Simone, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol, classical music, Simon and Garfunkel, Imogen Heap, and about a zillion others. ;P

Lula! said...

Band of Skulls
Metric
Rilo Kiley
Laura Marling
Bobby Long
Simon & Garfunkel
Van Morrison
Muse
Raphael Saadiq
Melody Gardot
Sam Cooke
MGMT
and Terry Reid...

...this is what I've been listening to the past few days.

Best CD I've bought in a while:
the soundtrack to True Blood. It's amazing.

I spend more money at iTunes than anywhere else. (Not counting the grocery store.)

Sonya said...

Mary J. Blige and Kid Rock are my favorite. Thanks!

AmandaK said...

I absolutely love music. I listen to just about everything from metal to country to jazz. My favorites are:

George Strait
Kamelot
Ozzy Osbourne
Celtic Thunder
Chris Daughtry
Twisted Sister
Within Temptation
KISS
Queen
Alice Cooper

The list could go on and on!

orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

JillianLVeit said...

I love Jason Mraz!

jillianlveit@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I'm a total music freak!!! I love country and Christian, but I listen to everything...


mzpaw@yahoo.com

P.S. Happy Birthday!

Amber said...

I love music so this would be a treat!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

You are so generous to be hosting so many giveaways!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

Christina Aguilera and Daniel Powter are two of my favorite artists!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

cstironkat said...

I love the way music makes me feel. I like positive upbeat songs.

Sandra K321 said...

I am a product of the 60's and 70's music so I enjoy classic rock. The Doors, Rolling Stones, and artists like that are my favorite.

Heather22 said...

I'm a big fan of 80's music and I'm not ashamed to say it. I don't brag about it, but I'm not ashamed. I really like They Might Be Giants. I would definetly put this card to great use.
Thanks, Heather
dontaskme22@yahoo.com

Jen said...

Here are a few of my favorites:

John Mayer
Jason Mraz
OAR
U2
Colbie Caillat
Maroon 5

And many more...I don't like to listen to the same person's voice over and over again so I love the shuffle feature on my ipod. :)

Mamushi Love said...

I have been a lifetime lover of Michael Jackson's music, and I will continue to love it in his memory.

SheilaBee said...

I love my Eagles! I love all kinds of music except rap and bluegrass.

Anonymous said...

Linz said
Mozart !
sardisoaks(at)live(dot)com

taylor said...

I luv many genres and many artists amongst them, Phil Collins, The Beatles,Angelique Kidjo, Linkin Park and Simon & Garfunkel
skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

rskmom said...

I listen to Christian and Country - what a combo, lol!

paula h said...

I listen to mostly 80's music and country. I love Journey, Sugarland, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift and Clint Black.

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

janeh said...

I love all kinds of music....I have thousands of songs on my iPod........

Aleksandra said...

Sasha is my favoite. He's an awesome DJ.

Katie said...

80's, yeah! I also love Cake, Flight of the Conchords, Radiohead, Gipsy Kings... how could I fit them all into one comment?
katiekarr at gmail dot com

agordon10 said...

I love alternative..wilco,spoon,pavement,etc.

Tina said...

Happy Birthday to you.
I love I-tunes
Whether it be rock, country or blues...
Happy Birthday to you!

Anonymous said...

Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Staind, Shinedown.
Just to name a few.
traymona[at]aol.com

cookiert said...

Some of my favorites are Indigo Girls, Sugarland, SheDaisy, and Dixie Chicks.

Anonymous said...

coldplay, michael jackson, maxwell, rob thomas, matchbox twenty, to name a few

rachel
rachel70802002@yahoo.com

Sonya said...

I have a wide variety of music I listen to, but Depeche Mode is my favorite!

idahomom said...

I think that Jimmy Buffett rocks.

mverno said...

who doesn't like music some of the time mverno@roadrunner.com

Karen said...

I love all music! Everything

karenslack69341@hotmail.com

Dolphin Girl said...

My hubby loves 80's music. He has taken over our IPOD, if I won this, I would give it to him. He loves to shop on itunes.

Happi Shopr said...

Happy Birthday! I am currently loving Disciple, Alter Bridge and Elvis. :D trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

texasheartland said...

I am a meteal head- I love heavy metal. The heavier the better. I listen to everyone from Slayer to Ozzy to even progressive metal band Within Temptation. BUT I also have artists like Frank Sinatra and Henry Hall on my iPod!


texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

guettel78 said...

I love a lot of British alternative rock bands, and some of my favorites would be Keane, Travis, Radiohead, Starsailor, The Verve, and, of course, Coldplay. Thanks for the giveaway -- happy birthday!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

I love music!!! My favorite bands are Aerosmith, Kings of Leon, Ashlee Simpson... just all kinds of genres.

Theresa said...

I'm a Duran Duran fan, I love those guys. (Especially Nick! ~swooon~)

Anonymous said...

I'm into Jason Mraz and The Script right now. Happy Birthday! And thanks for the contest!

Nicole Kay
nicolekay@hotmail.com

Charity said...

I like your choice in music. My favorite artists are..
Fall Out Boy
Nickelback
Evanescence

Thanks

charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

mmentor said...

sign me up

mmentor said...

sign me up

Molly K said...

I am a country fan and my all time favorites are Garth Brooks and Kenney Chesney.

Meredith said...

My music taste is all over the place! I love country (Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts) to reggae (Nomad-I, Mighty Mystic) to hip hop to motown (Smokey Robinson)!

Jen B said...

I love music...so many different kinds. I listen to a lot of country, and Christian music...my favorite artist is Sara Groves.
Thanks for entering me, and Happy Birthday!
Jen B.
jenbrookern@hotmail.com

amyd said...

music is good for the soul!I love so many different types&times

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Laurie said...

I enjoy all sorts of music - jazz, new age, classical, rock and pop. Some of my favorite artists are Pink, Melissa Etheridge, Adele, Sugarland, Dave Koz, Peter White, Margaret Becker, Dave Matthews ...and the list could go on and on!

Thanks for the chance to win. I hope you have a great birthday!

ldab70(at)hotmail.com

Daniel M said...

aerosmith, led zep, nirvana, u2, pink floyd - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Chelle said...

I may give this to the husband if I win--he LOVES iTunes and doesn't buy himself too many songs...this would make his day!

Julie Vineyard said...

I listen to Keith Urban :)

wendy said...

I love broadway show tunes!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

iTunes is the special treat that I give to myself once in a while. I love almost all kinds of music...it's according to my mood.

Marianna said...

I'm in lust with Brad Paisley! lol
Happy birthday!

lisagee1234 said...

I love Prezident Brown's reggae music and even a few of Dolly Parton's songs.
It is great to hear all the talented people out there!

AmberRose95 said...

My musical taste is so diverse it would be easier to say what I don't like at all. What I'm listening to at any given moment depends on my mood--or what my teenager dowloaded in my computer! Thank you for the contest!

dddiva said...

PATD, Killers, Depeche Mode, Metallica, I'm all over the place with music.

TX_Jen34 said...

I love almost every kind of music, so it's hard just list a few, but I'll try. Pitbull, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Taylor Swift... and list goes on and on...

Kate said...

My musical tastes are varied, all over the place, from rap to Simon and Garfunkel! Thanks and happy birthday!

strycker@slu.edu

Pam said...

I've just gotten on a Gnarls Barkley kick and listen to his song "Crazy" which is several years old, over & over & over each day!

Thanks so much!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Aly said...

i listen to mariah carey bullet for my valentine, atreyu, avenged sevenfold, kat deluna, lady gaga

i like avenged sevenfold the most because there music rox my sockies!

Rebecca Graham said...

My son has an iPod with all his favorite songs and is trying to talk me into getting one.

chazvgo said...

If won this would be for my husband and some of his faves are Killers, Depeche Mode, NIN, Silversun Pickups and tons more :)

Anonymous said...

I would love an itunes giftcard, I am so bad at remembering to buy music by artists that I like..

Happy birthday! It's so nice that you're having giveaways, but people are supposed to give you presents!

my favorite birthday memory is from when I was five. My parents had a lot of fun thinking up creative and exciting parties, since we didn't have a lot of money when I was young. So we had a circus party! We all dressed up like clowns, with red noses, painted faces, and goofy clothes. I remember how funny my father looked with a pair of huge blue plastic glasses. And I had a huge button pinned to my shirt telling everyone that I was five. I saved that button for a long time, and the photos from that day are wonderful.

I hope you have a memorable birthday this year!

mariessad(at)gmail(dot)com

Girly Remix said...

I love all kinds of music! From hip things like Lady Gaga to even classical stuff!

Molly C. said...

My alltime fave is U2.

Bunny B said...

I love dance and pop music! Anything that can make me boogie :) I also love hearing the oldies... they're very soothing, aren't they?

bunnybx at gmail . com

sweepmom said...

I generally like soft rock, pop and country (I tend to like the older country better). Some of my favorites are; Billy Joel, Carley Simon, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton and John Denver.

Steph said...

I like all different kinds of music. Anything with lyrics that speak to me or a beat that makes me want to dance.

ms0812@zoominternet.net

lsfish said...

I like mostly rock, ACDC, Metallica and Rush

Erica C. said...

I like to get wacky gifts that are like me!

shelley said...

I love 80's music. Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, etc.

iggysaysno said...

I like most music as well... just can't stand when they add all the explitives!

the blubaughs said...

Now that I finally caved and bought an itouch, I LOVE iTunes. I've been listening to a lot of Matt Nathanson and Jack's Mannequin lately, but I have a god mix of 80s tunes (a-ha, Spandau Ballet, Simple Minds, anyone?) included along with a lot of Beatles stuff too (thanks to my hubby).

jennem said...

I like just about anything that involves Jack White.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Miss Manda said...

I was born in 1983 but have a heart that was born in the 50s.. I am huge on motown!! Give me Smokey, give me the Temptations, and anything with soul!

ahellen@gmail.com

buzzd said...

I love music. I like variety but have been listening to Lady Gaga and some older 80s songs.

brainella said...

Currently I just hit the Shuffle Songs on my iPod but if I'm choosing music -- the Mamma Mia soundtrack and Brad Paisley are my current go-to's...

Linda said...

I'm an oldies favorite,Beach Boys is my favorite.
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

skatalack said...

My wife's birthday is coming up and like the old classic music to download. I would love to give this to her

her5boys said...

Jason Mraz
Michael Buble
Green Day

Yes, I love "feel good" music!

tarahsfoodreviews said...

I love iTunes - I like to download new songs to keep me going when I work out!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Becky said...

I have a teenager..I don't get to listen to music...she does...

carissaad said...

I'm lovin' Brad Paisley right now.

carissaad (at) gmail (dot) com

tiff snedaker said...

I'm a BIG fan of Sara Bareilles right now. Her stuff is so nice and soft and I'm always in the mood for it.

snedfam at gmail dot com

tiff snedaker said...

Happy Birthday to you tomorrow. Have any fun plans? I'm LOVING your pic of Rob Pattinson on your sidebar. Beautiful!

Sunnyvale said...

It varies, I like a lot of the "oldies"

pitaharmon said...

Classic rock is cool, but at my house you will always hear Guns N Roses. Since my kids started playing Guitar Hero, they are Slash fans and now they all have electric guitars (and I own earplugs)! Two days ago my son asked me for iTunes.
harmonden[at]wowway[dot]com

Telisha said...

My husband and I LOVE itunes. That's where we get all our music. I really like Colbie Callait, and I love the soundrack to Mulan Rouge. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I like Paul McCartney, Bad Company, Phil Collins and several more, thanks.

adr1001025[at]msn.com

crystalf said...

I like Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, Guns and Roses and Skid Row. I'm more into the 80's bands. lol Thank you!!

Deidre said...

My Ipod is pretty full, but my computer could definitly hold some more music! I've been meaning to stock up on some of the older music by some of artists, ones I like, but don't love enough to get the whole album. I still stack up cds. I need to get some more, Taking Back Sunday, Tegan and Sara, and oh about a hundred other things.
babygrrl_2000@hotmail.com

carma said...

I like to listen to Muse and Mika. Also JT. great giveaway!

naynays1 said...

I love music of all kinds. Lately been listening to Taylor Swift, Sugarland,Keith urban yeah!

rosannepm said...

I prefer single artists like the last few on American Idol such as David Archuleta, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion,
rosans4@comcast.net

K said...

I am a music fanatic! I especially love country music!

We bought a nice Karaoke machine, and we embarass ourselves in our living room!

It is fun!

Thanks

ksweeper21@gmail.com

neenja said...

Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, and OAR Rock!!

neengriffith@yahoo.com

CC said...

Pick me, pick me! I still owe my brother a birthday present from June. and this is exactly what I want to get him. ;)

CC said...

I end up with a lot of kids music. A lot. But really I like contemporary pop.

speechforme gmail

CC said...

I'm also trying to put together a mix of dance type songs to work out to.

speechforme gmail

momznite said...

I never get tired of REM.

Deb said...

I don't go anywhere without my IPod. My favorites are Tori AMos, Stevie Nicks, Van Morrison, and Natalie Merchant, but I've been known to load my playlist up with mindless 80's hits and rock out in the car!!!

Happy Birthday

Angela said...

We are iTunes junkies here! We just got back from a road trip and the ipod was jumping with the Doors, Meat Loaf, the Killers, Queen and a whole lot more.

Miranda said...

I would love this to add some new music to my ipod!!

Sarah Z said...

I like Linkin Park, Prince, Britney Spears and more - strange mix huh?
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

ktanjatk said...

One of my favorites is Moby

ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

kathy pease said...

happy birthday :)

i tunes is the greatest invention ever :)

Shannon said...

You know I've realized... when I list my favorites in music, I hardly ever list any female groups/performers.

Weird.

Nancy S. said...

I like The Beatles and Billy Joel.
ncschools at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

I have an ipod that is sitting here, without a lick of music on it! This would get me the kick in the pants I need to start filling and using!

Gail Zambie said...

iTunes gift cards are perfect to use as gifts for teachers -- they lvoe them.

 

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