Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 1 - your favorite song

Your Favorite Song

This is always a tough question, as a I feel like my favorite song changes depending on my mood and over time.  I really like songs with meaningful words.

Truly Madly Deeply is the song my husband and I danced to at our wedding and will always have a special place in my heart.

One of my all time favorite songs is River of Dreams by Billy Joel.  I love the abstract message and cool beats of the song.  I also love the imagery and the vocabulary (I'm a sucker for any song that uses some of my favorite words, lol)

One song that I really identify with is Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield.  The first time I heard it I was in a strange place in my life, and it really resonated with me.  Particularly the line "we've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way".

Another strange one that I absolutely love is Pure Imagination from the original Willy Wonka movie.  While it may not have been the best adaptation of the book, I loved the character of Wonka in that movie with his quotes and songs referencing so many things.  But the song Pure Imagination used to speak to the importance of imagination I felt as a child and now it speaks to my hopes and dreams.

My favorite Christmas song is a tough call because I LOVE Christmas songs.  They are all about magic and giving and believing.  I would have to go with Belleau Wood, the only Christmas song on Garth Brooks album Sevens.  It's an amazing story about war at Christmas time.

The hippie in me loves John Lennon's Imagine.  The mellow rocker in me lives for Margaritaville.  The New Ager in me loves Let Your Love Flow by the Bellamy Brothers.  The Taoist in me longs for Let It Be by the Beatles.

Other honorable mentions:
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Wonderful World - Louie Armstrong
Rhythm of Love - Plain White T's
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
Will You Be There - MJ
Bare Necessities - Jungle Book

I guess I turned this simple question in to a musical evaluation of myself, it was fun for me.  Any recommendations based on these?


  1. What a great idea! I'd hijack it, but don't want to feel like a copycat! :)

  2. Feel free to hijack away. I copied it from someone else, so you would be no more a copycat than I :P