The power of song: part two

Back in December, I created a post describing some of my favourite tunes and the reasoning as to why they’re my favourite. All of us have songs that are near and dear to our hearts, and it’s interesting to learn why certain songs resonate deeper with us than others.

Since my previous post listed only ten of some of my favourite jams, I wanted to create a part two post to ensure I’m not leaving any out any of these gems. Here are some more of my favourite songs, and why they’re my favourites.

  1. I Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye: This song just gets me going. It has such a funky beat to it that’s difficult to resist grooving to, and it’s an absolute classic. Creedence Clearwater Revival’s cover of it is also fantastic.
  2. Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones: Again, this song is a classic that pretty well everyone knows and starts dancing to as soon as it comes on.
  3. Hotel California by The Eagles: Slightly mysterious and eerie, the electric guitar in this song does things to my soul.
  4. Shout by The Isley Brothers: How can you even attempt to refrain from singing and dancing along to this one?
  5. Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley: This song has been covered time and time again, proving its timelessness. A fine example of lyrical poetry, this song is simply beautiful.
  6. House of the Rising Sun by The Animals: This song has such a unique sound to it, it’s hard to find anything not to like about it.
  7. I Love Rock ‘N Roll’ by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: From what I can remember, this is one of the first rock songs I ever fell in love with. It’s nitty-gritty, loud and awesome.
  8. Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd: Pure musical genius is what this song is. If you’re confused about the song’s meaning, be sure to check out the video.
  9. We Will Rock You by Queen: This has to be one of the most effective pump-up songs ever recorded. My friend, who happens to be an elite athlete, listens to this before she has a race to get her in the right mindset.
  10. Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes: Pay attention to the bass in this one and you’ll soon understand why it’s one of my favourites.

There may be a part three of this post, but here’s part two for now!

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