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Classical – I partial to most of Beethoven’s works as well as Mozart’s, but have recently gotten back into Edvard Grieg. For those of you looking for an interesting sound, check out “In the Hall of the Mountain King”, then check out the version done by Savatage. They were precursors to Trans-Siberian Orchestra, who is another group you should listen to.
From Mozart, the Requiem Mass is probably my favorite and, while Beethoven’s 5th and 9th symphonies are magnificent, my favorite piece is still Fur Elise.
For those of you looking for something to get you started and moving, you can’t beat Enter Sandman by Metallica, Sirius by the Alan Parsons Project, Right Now by Van Halen, or Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N Roses. Tons of others though also.
Finally, do yourself a favor and spend some time on YouTube watching/listening to Weird Al. I am STILL amazed at his ability to spoof songs across genres, decades and styles.