Remember going to the after school dance in middle school? Every song that the DJ would play was a favorite song of one of my friends. We’d squeal with over-excitement as if the actual singer was live, performing the song. I loved those moments. Music has always had an impact on me. My mom listened to current popular music and my dad listened to oldies so I had a pretty good span of appreciation for all types of music. I always loved to perform and would reenact my favorite songs for my “audience.” I sang in choir and loved to karaoke. But the biggest impact music has made for me is how it makes me feel. Nothing is better than listening to a song with lyrics that are saying exactly what you feel. There are a few songs that no matter what mood I’m in or where I’m at, I will stop what I’m doing and blast them. These songs will always trump whatever else is on the radio – when channel surfing, I stop on these songs, basically. These are timeless songs and all have a different love from me. They don’t necessarily have a “meaning.” I just love them. Still. In no particular order, here they come.
1. “Glycerine” – Bush
3. “What Hurts the Most” -Rascal Flatts
4. “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Michael Jackson
5. “Swing” – Savage
6. “Forever” – Ben Harper
7. “Get Buck in Here” – DJ Felli Fel, Akon, Diddy, Ludacris & Lil’ Jon
8. “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban
9. “Let’s Get Married” – Jagged Edge ft. Reverend Run
10. “American Girl” – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Like I said, I have an appreciation for all types of music. And these aren’t the only songs I like. These are just my favorite. When I hear them, I stop what I’m doing and rock out, sing along, close my eyes, dance or simply just listen. What are some of your favorite songs to listen to? Why is it a favorite song? I have other songs I love to sing karaoke to. They are listed above. I’ll save that list for another day.