I asked this of a musician I chatted with on OLD, and I like one of his songs so much that I think it may have made my top 5 list!
Married: 11 years, no kids
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. -Michelangelo
That was hard!
The best thing about hitting rock bottom is that everything after that looks fucking fabulous
The song that the OLD musician recommended was "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen, though he preferred the Jeff Buckley version. I don't know how I didn't know this song (!!!) but I've since spent hours listening to different versions on youtube!
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah
^^^No truer words were ever written.
I have very eclectic taste in music, I scrolled through my list and picked some fav's:
Pharrell Williams "Happy", it makes my kids get up and dance.
One I never tire of: "Ain't No Sunshine", Bill Withers.
Fun. has several: "Carry On", "Some Nights", "Why Am I the One"
Bright Eyes, "First Day of My Life"
Led Zeppelin, "Good Times Bad Times"
The Lumineers, "Ho Hey"
The Dirty Heads, "Lay Me Down" (about a green eyed girl )
Passenger, "Let Her Go"
Matt Nathanson, "Mission Bells"
The Guess Who, "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature"
Franz Ferdinand, "No You Girls"
Rihanna, "Pon de Replay" (can't help but dance to this one.)
Bad Company, "Shooting Star"
Ingrid Michaelson, "Soldier" (Great NB song!)
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (IZ) version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
Emeli Sande "Wonder", "Next to Me"
Becky Jones, "You're Going to Miss Me When I'm Gone".
I could never pick 5 songs, I always have music going, and generally LOUDLY in my car. I'm the Mom where the kids are always saying, "MOM! Turn down the music!!"
"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings
Saltwater Joys by Buddy Wassiname and the other fellas is one of my all time favorites.
He Stopped Loving her Today by George Jones (Allan Jackson does a version too)
Fishin in the Dark by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meatloaf (takes me back to my teens everytime)
The Colour Purple soundtrack
Pass, since you're a musician, I'm particularly happy that you responded to this! I haven't heard some of these, so I'm excited to add some wonderful songs to my head!
Phmh, the fact that I'm a musician, could also mean that I have wacked-out tastes. As a matter of fact, I do - so you may not love my choices. Case in point, I love a lot of Leonard Cohen's songs, but absolutely hate most of his arrangements. His songs are WAY better when someone else does them. And that's when I usually mortally offend Cohen fans!
I never have food cravings, but I frequently have music cravings where I'll have to listen to a song RIGHT NOW, like 20 times.
I used to listen to headphones while running, and I did an entire 1/2 marathon hitting repeat on "Poison" by Alice Cooper. (There might be something wrong with me.)
My 5 will change depending on when you ask me, but some in contention:
1. "Anymore" by Travis Tritt
2. "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" - Otis Redding
3. "Ulysses" by Mason Jennings (or maybe a different Mason Jennings song)
4. "Petite Marie" or "Samedi Soir sur la Terre" by Francis Cabrel (or possibly "Les Passantes" by Brassens -- only one French song)
5. Beethoven Symphony #7, but if that violates the rules, then "More than Words" by Extreme
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...yes, I'm old....
To paraphrase Jaws, I'm going to need a bigger list!
I think my favorite Johnny Cash song is "Sunday Morning Coming Down"
Keep these coming -- you guys are great and my next rainy day at home will be spent adding new songs to my repertoire via your suggestions and youtube!
In no particular order:
1) F*&kin Perfect - Pink
2) The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
3) All Star - Smashmouth
4) Theme from "Hunt for Red October" - But ONLY if it's my son singing it, he sounds brilliant
5) Cool Change - Little River Band
Divorce final 2/10/14.
Throw me to the wolves and I'll return leading the pack.