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, Imagine Dragons, Luke Combs 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. Times Like These – The Foo Fighters
  5. Black – Pearl Jam
  6. Fancy – Reba
  7. Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapelton with Justin Timberlake
  8. You & I – Lady Gaga
  9. Purple Rain – Prince
  10. Here’s to Us – Halestorm
  11. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
  12. Talladega – Eric Church
  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. Lizzie and the Rainman – Tanya Tucket
  24. What About Me? – Moving Pictures
  25. Zombie – The Cranberries
  26. The Saints are Coming – Green Day w/ U2
  27. Lose Yourself – Eminem
  28. Let It Be – The Beatles
  29. One – Mary J Blige with U2
  30. Ode to Joy – Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9
  31. Wicked Garden – Stone Temple Pilots
  32. Delta Dawn – Tanya Tucker
  33. My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
  34. Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
  35. Gunpowder & Lead – Miranda Lambert
  36. Second Chance – Shinedown
  37. Roll Me Away – Bob Seger
  38. Superhero Girl – Eve6
  39. Take Me Down – Pretty Reckless
  40. Symphony 9 – Ludwig van Beethoven
  41. Me & Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
  42. All Along the Watchtower – Jimmy Hendrix
  43. Piece of my Heart – Janis Joplin
  44. Sweet Child of Mine – Guns N Roses
  45. Left of Center – Suzanna Vega
  46. Waterbound – Ruth Moody and the Fretless
  47. Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
  48. Sand in My Boots – Morgan Wallen
  49. Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones
  50. Ole Red – Blake Shelton
  51. Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church
  52. Aurora and Omega Point – Mark Pitre
  53. Jurassic Part Theme – John Williams

Okay. Those are what popped into my head this evening. The top five are pretty solid, but the order is fluid. Just random songs I really like. I could add at least five songs from The Foo or Chris Stapleton 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!

Update: Luke Combs! Wow.