Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm Weird: Musical Edition ...

Tonight, a Facebook pal is asking folks to name their favorite songs.

Huh. I don't think I have one. I love too many songs to pick just one.

The first song that sprang into my mind when I read her request was k.d. lang's "Save Me."

I don't know why. I rarely listen to that CD, much as I love it.

I do love her cover of The Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe." I'd like to record that someday.

But favorite song? I couldn't pick my favorite Springsteen song, let along my favorite song of all the songs I've heard so far in this life.

I suppose I could go with the song that's garnered the most listens on my iTunes, but that wouldn't necessarily be my favorite song. Sometimes, I put a song on repeat and listen to it over and over again. It may be my favorite song right that minute, but it's probably not my favorite song of ever.

I own a lot of Springsteen. I own a lot of The Police and Sting. I own a lot of Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder. I own a lot of Clapton/Cream/Derek and the Dominos. Hell, I own a lot of James Taylor. U2. A fistful of Coldplay. The entire Beatles catalog, remastered. Soundtracks and scores. I'm a sucker for soundtracks and scores.

But one song. Hmm. One song, one song ... .

Nope. Nothing springs to mind as the song I would want to listen to for the rest of my life.

Patty Griffin's "Rain" would be nice.

Or Shawn Colvin's "I Don't Know Why."

I love Miles Davis's "Blue in Green," but that's not a song.

I love "Now We Are Free" from "Gladiator."

I love Ennio Morricone's "Gabriel's Oboe" from "The Mission." If I ever get married, that's the music to which I'll walk down the aisle.

Favorite song, though? I have no idea.

Do you have a favorite song? What is it? What makes it your favorite?


Anonymous Dave said...

My favorite song and my "most influential" song are by the same artist.

Hearing The Times They Are A-changin' by Bob Dylan certainly started my times a-changin that's for sure. I'd never heard anything like it!

Then several years later he did the same again, creating my favorite song of all time Like A Rolling Stone.

I can listen to it today and be as amazed and inspired as I was when I first heard it in 1965. A true masterpiece.

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