Writing 101, Day Three – Three Songs

Piano KeysHow can anyone pick three songs?

I don’t know where to begin, I really don’t. There are childhood songs, church songs, Christmas carols, pop songs from the 80s, songs from the 60s and 70s that my dad would sing.

In my early teens I loved everything from Elton John, and then when I was 16 there were the Bay City Rollers and all the hysteria they invoked. I did go to their concert in Toronto, but I did not scream. I think I was in shock. After all my future husband was on the stage singing. Oh, Leslie McKuen {sigh}.

Then there’s classical music which I loved to play on the piano, basic stuff and not as well as I would’ve liked. I love all kinds of music, and all kinds of songs.

I love praise and worship at church, and I like to bounce around the house to a song with a rockin’ beat. Doing chores with the music cranked is so much fun. I love slow ballads, and even like some of Eminem’s in your face music.

There really are so many options I don’t know what I would pick.

There is ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’. I love Judy Garland’s singing, and I don’t know why this one is such a favourite. I also love ‘Amazing Grace’ a powerful, moving song. I like some silly songs, too. As a child, ‘The Yellow Submarine’ was fun. I loved to sing ‘You are my Sunshine’ to my kids.

I remember this song by the Barenaked Ladies. I can’t think of the name, but it was a really fast song, the lyrics song in a long stream. My youngest would howl with laughter whenever it came on the radio. I just remembered the song from ‘The Grinch who stole Christmas’.

Lately, I like anything with a good beat when I’m driving. I’m a great car dancer, and I like to belt one out while I’m driving. I don’t really care who sees me. I’m way passed being cool, not that being cool was ever a possibility.

I just don’t know what I would pick as my top three. There are so many songs and then there’s all the history that goes with them. Popular songs during break-ups, and deaths, births, and weddings. Isn’t it funny how you can hear a song you haven’t heard in a long time, and it takes you back to time long ago.


2 thoughts on “Writing 101, Day Three – Three Songs

  1. Totally! I could never choose three! And I have so many songs attached to single specific memories; it’s really amazing how music can transport you.
    PS: I think you’re cool 😉

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