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Friday, February 18, 2011

Over and Over

There are some things that I can do over and over again and never grow tired of it: certain movies, songs, books, and foods.

Lately I've been obsessed with the song If I Die Young by The Band Perry. I like her voice, the lyrics, and that she looks like a blond Jennifer (Edward, are you sure that Jennifer doesn't moonlight as a teenage country singer???).

Other songs I absolutely love are: Down to the River to Pray, Whiskey Lullaby, Long Black Train, Blue Moon, and Sincerely Me.

I love the melodies in Down to the River to Pray, Whiskey Lullaby, and Long Black Train (and the stories of those last two ballads). I love turning the volume up LOUD and singing along (loud because I don't even want to hear my own terrible singing voice).

Blue Moon reminds me of my mom, since she introduced me to Oldies music, which was "normal" music to her back in the 1960s. Weird!

Whenever I hear New Found Glory (and Sincerely Me specifically), I'm taken back to the January I spent working in Cape Town at the Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens. I listened to this song over and over and over on my CD player while sitting on the beach after work, soaking up sunshine.

What songs do you listen to over and over and over...and why?

5 comments:

Kelly said...

There are too many to list, and they include a lot of '80's pop and '90's grunge. I also love songs that make me want to dance, like the Scissor Sisters "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H5I6y1Qvz0. It's a silly song, but I just have to start dancing when I hear it!! I first heard it when Jeff and I were in Lucca in 2006 so it always reminds me of that trip.

Team Roy said...

I can sing along to anything without it getting boring, especially oldies. Elton John, The Rolling Stones and The Carpenters remind me of my mom so I always love listening to them. Santana makes me think of my dad. Love how music takes us back to places and people!

Kaitlin said...

i listen to "kiss the girl" from the little mermaid over and over- because iva makes me. and also, because sebastian's voice is a little sexy, sexy ;)

erin said...

i lllooooOooOOoove if i die young! will never ever get sick of it.

steph.kelley said...

Ufff: I just came off a fix of Alison Krauss (Xmas song) and Jason Mraz "I'm Yours." I listened to them SO. MUCH. in the past few weeks that I have struggled to get them out of my head! A double dose of Earth, Wind, and Fire did the trick. :)