Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Turn Up the Tunes Edition

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme 
This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is an All About Audio freebie - a.k.a. top ten audio books, 10 books you want to listen to on audio, top ten podcasts/albums/songs, you get the idea.

I'm going with 10 of my favorite songs of all time. Not necessarily the Top Ten because, seriously, how impossible would that be to narrow down? It's not particularly bookish, but who says we can't branch out a little and share more than just our love of books? I'm already laughing because I'm totally going to be showing my age with some of these but what can I say... I was in junior high and high school in the 80's and some of my favorite music is still from that time. So here we go...
This is a remake but it's the version I love. This is one of those songs that can almost always get me pumped and in a good mood.



Just such a beautiful song. I never get tired of listening to it.



Love her voice, love the lyrics, love it all.



This song. I adore it. Alison Moyet's voice is perfection.
This one hits me in the heart Every. Single. Time. 



The studio version of Laid is good but it's the live version that can take me from "oh, I'm having an average day" straight to "utter joy!" in two and a half minutes. :)



This is a newer favorite and one that I fell in love with as soon as I heard it.
I've never been way into Peter Pan but for some reason all the references here just send me over the moon.



Maybe Someday was the first book I ever read by Colleen Hoover and is so special to me. After finishing it, I immediately downloaded Griffin's music that was used in the book. While I enjoy all the songs, it's this one that I *still* have on repeat. It's a fabulous song on its own, but having the context from the book makes it that much more moving. (And the line "For her I bend, for you I break" kills me every time.)



Back in the 80's Duran Duran was my favorite band. I was waaay into them and their music (concerts, posters on the wall, the whole bit). This song isn't even theirs; it's a cover of a song that was originally released in the mid-70's. But Duran Duran's version hits me right in the feels.



I don't know what it is about this song... but I LOVE IT. :)



I'm wondering how many people can say they've had the same favorite song for 35 years or so? :) If I *had* to pick one favorite above all the rest, this is The One. I remember when this first came out in 1979-80 and I loved it from the first time I heard it. I can't name a single other song by Forbert (he was something of a one hit wonder) but this one is incredibly special to me. So much so that a few years ago for Christmas my husband printed the song lyrics and framed them and it's still one of the best gifts I've ever received. ♥



So what's your favorite song? Can you narrow it down to just one? Tell me your top two or three so maybe I can discover some new favorites!

14 comments:

  1. I have Clarity too on my list, love that song!

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    1. I find I love almost everything from Zedd but Clarity is my favorite!

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    1. Oh boy, I was *all* about Duran Duran back in the day. :) I was oblivious to James in the early 90's. It wasn't until several years later that a friend introduced me to them.

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  3. Such a good list with different genres! And Next to Me is so good!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. I love Next To Me! Listening to the lyrics I was thinking it might have religious connotations but I've read the singer say it's actually about her husband. She said she likes that so many people think it's religious, though. :)

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    1. Thanks Ronyell! It was fun picking the songs. :)

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  5. These are great, I love how different all your choices are! Laid is such a good one, as is Next to Me! Lost Boy I hadn't heard before, but it is GORGEOUS! I really like Maybe Someday too, that was the first I'd heard it! I am also really impressed that you've had the same favorite song since before I was alive (and I am not young 😂), and I LIKE IT!. Mine changes all the time.I have some playlists on my TTT this week, so... look at those so I don't have to pick ;) ACTUALLY- one that I REALLY love that isn't on my list is Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth and Emeli Sandé. I have loved that one for YEARS and I want to have a great romance to the tune of it ;)

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    1. I love how so many people comment that they love Laid! It's like, instant kinship. :) Lost Boy is fairly new and I downloaded it after the very first time I heard it. Maybe Someday... OMG, I *adore* that sound. It brings back all the feels from the book. And I just love the lyrics and Griffin's voice... the simplicity of the sound. Okay, so I basically love everything about it. I'm squealing that you liked Romeo's Tune!!! LOL The melody, the lyrics... it makes me insanely happy. "Bring me southern kisses from your room..." I die.

      I *love* Beneath Your Beautiful! I've heard it before but never knew who it was. Must go download it now. You totally deserve a romance that with that song as your soundtrack. :)

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  6. Laid by James is such an amazing song!!!! Great list!

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    1. Thanks Grace. And I just love Laid. Sometimes I put it on repeat and just enjoy. :)

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  7. Fun post - I love music. I really love "Lost Boy" by Ruth B as well. It's a great song. :) I don't really have a favorite song! I tend to answer "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles if asked, but I love a lot of different music.

    -Lauren

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    1. Oh, I like Eleanor Rigby, too. Good one. My husband is a big Beatles fan. We got to see Paul McCartney in concert last year and it was like... Life. Made. For him, anyway. I was kind of along for the ride. LOL

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