Music is my love language.
I was trained in voice and piano for years when I was young. I love all things musical theater, symphony, opera. I think in song lyrics. . .
Needless to say, with the grief and upheaval that we’ve been experiencing in the past days, I’ve been seeking solace amidst my playlists while I am schoolworking along.
One playlist that appears from time to time here is my ongoing “All-Time Favorite Songs” list. Several years ago, it started as a Facebook tag that was supposed to be ten songs – but ended up 16. Since then, a few more have been added. Well, with this past week, it needed some love – and some new additions of songs that I’ve either remembered to add or newer ones that have come along.
So now it’s a super fabulous list of 24 songs that I love for different reasons – but they are all dear to my heart.
My 24 All-Time Favorite Songs ❤ (in no particular order)
Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
Purple Rain – Prince
When A Heart Breaks – Ben Rector
These Days – Foo Fighters
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones (but I adore The Sundays version too)
Oklahoma Sky – Miranda Lambert (my wedding mix song for my husband <3)
Desperately Wanting – Better Than Ezra
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley’s version is my favorite.
Man Who Sold The World – Bowie/Nirvana – I love them both.
Milwaukee – Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers
Murder in the City – The Avett Brothers
Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) – Don McLean
Waiting For My Real Life To Begin – Colin Hay
Give Me Novocaine – Green Day
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
Let Mercy Lead – Rich Mullins
Waymaker – Michael W. Smith
Ripple – The Grateful Dead
Red Sea Road – Ellie Holcomb
I Am Yours – Lauren Daigle
Awake My Soul – Mumford and Sons
The Wine We Drink – Drew & Ellie Holcomb (my now song for my husband <3)
(I would love to see y’all’s lists in the comments or on your blogs. <3)
Thinking on my favorite songs and playlists and how comforting they can be also has me wanting to watch some of my favorite music type movies this week and month as well before it’s really time to go all in on the Halloween then Christmas movies.
Some that have come to mind so far:
Music Movies I Dig
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Music and Lyrics
Walk The Line
A Star Is Born
Woodstock – The Documentary
(Also, I would love to see movie suggestions.)
I’m so grateful for music and art, especially when the world just doesn’t seem to make sense. ❤
Be well, everybody. Take care of yourselves and each other.
Grace and Blessings.