In order to jump start my blog again I am participating in 30 Days About Me with Toni Patton.
Someone from the Bloggy Boot Camp was following her on Twitter, I checked out her blog, liked her writing and thought this idea was great, so here I am, jumping in at the end. Do stop by her blog and check her out as well as all the other participants. And thanks Toni for letting me jump on board!
And let’s get on with it. Day One we are to share our favorite song. Does anyone have just one favorite song? Someone asked me to list my favorite Elvis song the other day and I couldn’t even do that. So this will be a small list of some of my favorites.
For me, when I think of favorite songs they are attached to a memory. I think a lot of us are like that. Then I have to remember, is it the song I am fond of or the memory? And really, is this supposed to be so darn analytical?
Okay, no more thinking, just going to jump right in .
The first song that came to my mind was…um…JOURNEY! Wait, that’s an entire group but I can’t pick! “Open Arms” and “Don’t Stop Believin'”. I am a total 80’s rock and roll kind of girl.
Then, on the complete other end of the spectrum is Amazing Grace. The words “to save a wretch like me” has hit home with me innumerable times through out my life. Literally, how sweet the sound.
Next would be Micheal Buble singing “Everthing”. When Bob and I were getting married we were trying to come up with the perfect song to dance our first dance to. You know the deal, it has to speak to us, our love, how we feel about each other. Mushy stuff. He came home from work one night and said he’d found the perfect song. He pulled this song up on the computer. Yeah, I pretty much melted on the spot.
I can’t not include Meatloaf’s “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth”. I used to sing this one at the top of my lungs while driving and one time got pulled over for doing 75 in a 55. I got lost in the song. No, that did not get me out of the ticket. My girls still give me grief about this.
When I first decided to get a divorce I took my daughters to Florida. My mom and my sister live near Tampa. I needed some space. We drove. I love driving there, it’s a great time for thinking and my children have always been good travelers. I made an empowering CD to take with to listen to on the drive. I can’t find it. I don’t remember all the songs on there but I do remember the three of us belting out “Earl” by the Dixie Chicks. We played that one over and over again. There was also “I am Like a Bird” by Nelly Furtado and Tom Petty “I Won’t Back Down”. It’s a twenty hour drive and I don’t think we listened to any other music on the way. I can’t believe I have forgotten those songs because they played a huge part in making me strong enough to do what I needed to do.
Really, there are so many songs that have gotten me out of a funk or songs that have allowed me to wallow in a funk. I don’t listen to music much any more. I like the quiet better, but I do like to belt a song at the top of my lungs in the car. Alone. With the windows up.
You know, this list really can’t be complete until I tell you about the best song I ever heard LIVE!
You Are My Sunshine
When my son was young I sang this song to him often. I tend to change the words to songs to match my needs and this song I ended with “Please don’t take my Matthewshine away”. So, I sit to listen. I am already pleased as punch that this child is singing to me but then he pulls out all stops and he ends his rendition with “Please don’t take my Mommyshine away”. Yeah, huge puddle on the floor, it still makes me tear up. Dang kids.