Jun 092019

My Favorites – Music

I used to keep a list of my favorite songs in a notepad on my old laptop. You know how when you hear a song you love that you haven’t heard in a really long time and you’re like, “OH! I forgot all about that song!” I LOVE music so I was determined not to forget them again. The list grew long and some nights I would just enjoy pulling up the you tube videos and listening to them. Alexa helps solve that. I can build my playlist on Amazon and just ask Alexa to play it. Sometimes I think I must have the strangest, most eclectic play list of any human. You might hear Foo Fighters, Jason Aldean, 30 Seconds to Mars, Lady Gaga, Kid Rock, The Rolling Stones, Chris Stapelton, Dr. Dre, Pretty Reckless, Adele, Reba, Stone Temple Pilots, Janice Joplyn, Imagine Dragons and Prince in succession. There’s other oddities including a smattering of Dubstep and 80’s music, plus some old country songs from my childhood. It’s impossible for me to order my favorite songs. It varies from day-to-day, but one thing I can tell you. After much contemplation I can say with confidence that my favorite band is The Rolling Stones. I can also say that none of my top five favorite songs are by the Rolling Stones. They win the top spot due to the sheer volume of awesome songs. So even though none are in my top five, there may be 15 in my top 100. One things it’s important to know about my musical preferences is that I like snappy music. That’s not to say that my playlist doesn’t include some ballads, but it’s definitely heavy on the upbeat tunes.

  1. I Had Me a Girl – The Civil Wars
  2. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
  3. Everlong – The Foo Fighters
  4. Black – Pearl Jam
  5. Fancy – Reba
  6. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapelton with Justin Timberlake
  7. You & I – Lady Gaga
  8. Purple Rain – Prince
  9. Here’s to Us – Halestorm
  10. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
  11. Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
  12. Lizzie and the Rainman – Tanya Tucket
  13. Rollin in the Deeps – Adele
  14. Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
  15. Fortunate Son – CCR
  16. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  17. All American Girl – Melissa Ethridge
  18. I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
  19. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark – Fall Out Boy
  20. Fall to Pieces – Velvet Revolver
  21. New Divide – Linkin Park – Dub Mix
  22. Same Old Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg
  23. What About Me? – Moving Pictures
  24. Zombie – The Cranberries
  25. The Saints are Coming – Green Day w/ U2
  26. Lose Yourself – Eminem
  27. Let It Be – The Beatles
  28. One – Mary J Blige with U2
  29. Wicked Garden – Stone Temple Pilots
  30. Delta Dawn – Tanya Tucker
  31. My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
  32. Gunpowder & Lead – Miranda Lambert
  33. Second Chance – Shinedown
  34. Roll Me Away – Bob Seger
  35. Superhero Girl – Eve6
  36. Take Me Down – Pretty Reckless
  37. Me & Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
  38. All Along the Watchtower – Jimmy Hendrix
  39. Sweet Child of Mine – Guns N Roses
  40. Left of Center – Suzanna Vega

Okay. Those are what popped into my head this evening. The top five are pretty solid, but the others are in no particular order. Just random songs I really like. I could add at least five songs from The Foo or Chris Stapelton or others from Adele. I don’t even have any Kid Rock or Pink on here and only one Eminem (even though he’s genius). This is an incredibly hard list to make. I love music!