The power of song

I would bet money that a majority of people on this planet have a select few favourite sons that they can hear time and time again without growing tired of them.

Perhaps the song reminds them of their childhood. Maybe it sparks memories of young love. Or, it could just have a rockin’ beat that gets you going.

I was thinking about songs that are incredibly meaningful to me, and have been for a while. I thought I would compile a list, and explain why they’re important to me. Maybe we can start some sort of blogging trend in which we share our absolute favourite songs.

What do you think?

  1. Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers: I find this song to be an absolute masterpiece. I don’t really have any concrete reasoning as to why I love it so much, but I always have. A few years ago, my boyfriend, Blaine, and I danced to this song at a wedding, and I can still picture us dancing perfectly. I find it to contain genuine and powerful emotion, and it never lets me down.
  2. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel: This one is simply beautiful, guys. The lyrics are so deep and emotional, almost poetic, and this is one song I’ll be listening to well into the future.
  3. Somebody to Love by Queen: Arguably my favourite Queen song. Incredible vocals from Freddie Mercury and wonderful harmony – what isn’t to love?
  4. Callin’ Baton Rouge by Garth Brooks: If there was ever a country song to get you in the boot-stomping mood, this is it, guys.
  5. Shake That by Eminem and Nate Dogg: This list wouldn’t be complete without some classic Eminem rap. Please don’t judge me for this one.
  6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd: The guitar solo in this song does things to my soul.
  7. That Summer by Garth Brooks: This is one hell of a song. It’s passionate, romantic, innocent and authentic country, just the way I like it.
  8. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones: This song just makes me want to dance, to be honest. Good thing I don’t act on it, because I cannot dance to save my life.
  9. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC: An absolute rock and roll classic, no ifs, ands or buts.
  10. Drive by Alan Jackson: This song always reminds me of dad, which is likely why it means so much to me.

What are some of your favourite songs, and why?

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