We listen to a lot of music at our house. It's quite a variety too, as you might have guessed if you've ever read my profile. I've always liked all kinds of music, I like what I like. No specific genre, no specific artist. Do you have any of those songs that evoke really strong memories? There are songs that remind me of old boyfriends (I can't listen to Boys II Men anymore, not that I want to) or a song that was played at a funeral? It's like the sense of smell, listening to music can bring back memories just as strong. I love it.
But Alpha Dogma tagged me with this meme, so here are 7 particular songs that have received repeated play at our house recently (I cannot face the time/energy of doing all the links, I apologize - just google them if you want to take a listen):
1) Corrine Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Brenna calls this my favorite song, as in, "Mommy, will you please play me your favorite song so we can go dance?" We've actually been listening to the entire CD from beginning to end since hubby gave it to me for Christmas. Love it.
2) Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - Hips Don't Lie
If you knew how not sexy I am when I do my Shakira dance, you would laugh. I love this song, even if it does put a spotlight on just how white I am. She's gorgeous, no? Wyclef Jean isn't too bad either.
3) The Temptations - Just My Imagination
Or as they sing it, 'magination. This is a nod to my pops. He LOVES the Temps. He listens to them, reads about them, watches movies about them. Went to see what's left of them live. Makes me feel good to listen to music that reminds me of him.
4) George Strait - You'll Be There
Reminds me of someone that I lost. Very sad, but somehow comforting. Enough said.
5) John Mayer - Daughters
Love it. Reasons are self-explanatory, I think.
6) Michael Buble - Feelin' Good
We enjoy all things Michael Buble in our house these days. Probably passe in Canada - he's so last year.
7) Switchfoot & Jars of Clay - Let That Be Enough
Great song. A new add to our playlist. I'm becoming quite a Switchfoot fan. They started as a Christian rock band and are now a little more mainstream, while still singing the same music. I only know them because the radio station I listen to (today's best hits, or something like that) plays them now.
So that's that. I'm suddenly noticing two things. I like to write sentences that begin with verbs, using no subject. Suppose it's implied. Also, I say we on every song choice. As if I cannot like something all by myself. Instead, I have to blame my family for this music. Nope. This is all me. My taste - my bland, mid-western, mainstream taste. I won't aplogize for it, it's just who I am.
So just to give you a little more of what's on my playlist, I'm going to break the rules. Here's some of the rest of what I've been listening to (though it's just the tip of the iceberg):
- Jack Johnson - Upside Down
- Goo Goo Dolls - Here is Gone
- Diamond Rio - I Believe and You're Gone
- Elvis Costello - She
- Fall Out Boyz - Sugar, We're Going Down
- Garth Brooks - To Make You Feel My Love (my wedding dance song)
- James Blunt - You're Beautiful
- Sheryl Crow - Strong Enough and Picture (w/ Kid Rock)
- O.A.R. - Love and Memories
- Oasis - Wonderwall
- Phil Collins - Groovy Kind of Love and Take a Look at Me Now
- Tim McGraw - The Cowboy in Me
- Van Morrisson - Ain't No Sunshine
- Switchfoot - This is Your Life and I Dare You to Move
- Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
- Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
- Etta James - At Last and Son of a Preacher Man
- Blues Traveler - Runaround
- Rascal Flatts - Bless the Broken Road, What Hurts the Most
Oh my - I could go on and on. My media player playlist is about three times this many songs. There are too many...but I think this will be fun to look at in the future. We can see what we were listening to 'back then'. And my kids can make fun of me.