As promised in this weeks Music Monday, today’s 10 Things list is all about my favourite songs – yay!
Now this was so so hard to whittle down to only 10, and I’m sure there are some that should belong on here but I wanted to go for a mixture of artists, music genres and mood of song.
In no particular order, here goes!
1.) The River by Bruce Springsteen
2.) She by Elvis Costello
3.) Lost in the Supermarket by The Clash
4.) Forever Blue by Kina Grannis
5.) She’s Always A Woman by Billy Joel
6.) Twist And Shout by The Beatles
7.) Who’s Lovin’ You by Jackson 5
8.) Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
9.) Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen
10.) November Rain by Guns ‘n’ Roses
It genuinely pained me to only pick one or two songs by these artists; I could have just listed whole albums for a couple of them.
If you’re not interested in my reasons for each choice then just click follow and be on your way …
1.) ‘The River‘ is potentially the saddest song ever. Nothing is more terrifying to me than the harsh reality of a relationship gone stale. And the sad realisation that this is all life is, whilst you reflect on how it was before. It breaks my heart and enchants my ears every single time.
2.) ‘She‘ is just such a beautiful song, there’s not much else to say apart from that it’s potentially one I’d pick to dance to at my wedding.
3.) ‘Lost in the Supermarket‘ is such a bouncy song coming from The Clash, so catchy, but I also love it for it’s humour – “came in here for the special offer: guaranteed personality”
4.) ‘Forever Blue‘ is another sad song (I love a good tear-jerker). It explores loss and how we must all deal with it at some point. “My father has a father too” …Brutally beautiful and an amazing talent.
5.) ‘She’s Always A Woman‘ is one of Billy Joel’s finest in my opinion. I love it in the same way I love ‘She‘ by Elvis Costello – the admiration of a woman by a man that overcomes any negatives about her.
6.) ‘Twist and Shout‘ is such a feel good song, definitely one to get the party started and feet tapping. So fun to listen to and perform.
7.) I cannot get over how amazing MJ’s voice is in ‘Who’s Lovin’ You‘ – and so young! Love this catchy song and a great belter.
8.) Such a struggle to pick just one Fleetwood Mac but ‘Landslide‘ just had to be the winner. The lyrics speak volumes and the acoustic version of this is even better.
9.) ‘Dancing In The Dark‘ is one of my favourite songs to cover. Literally have no words, I just love it.
10.) ‘November Rain‘ does actually mirror the theme of ‘The River‘, illustrating the same sentiment of staleness. “Nothing lasts forever, and we both know hearts can change” – oh it’s just so good.
And there we go, my 10 Favourite Songs.
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