A Positive Note

Since my last entry was a bit negative, I thought I’d list some of my favorite songs. These are the songs I can hear over and over again without tiring of them.

1. “Hey Jude” by the Beatles. Most everyone who knows me knows that this has been my favorite song since I was two years-old. Remember the episode of Seinfeld where Elaine was dating a guy who went into a catatonic state every time he heard the song “Desperado”? Well, that’s how I feel about “Hey Jude.” Whenever it come up on my iPod, I just stop and listen to it. I never get tired of hearing it and I have no idea why!

2. “Tom Sawyer” by Rush. This is one of those songs that demands to be played often and at a very loud volume. I especially like listening to it in my car on the way to work because it gets me pumped up for the day. Thanks to Steve’s admiration for Neil Peart, I now listen to the drum part of the song and have a new appreciation for it.

3. “Back in Black” by AC/DC. Ok, ok, I know this song is very cliche, but I love it anyway. It’s another song that should be played very loudly and always gets me going. Years ago someone gave me the “Back in Black” album as a joke and I loved it. Sometimes, when I’m not in the mood to work, I just put on a little AC/DC and it gets me moving. It’s also good for workouts.

4. “Girl From Ipanema” by Stan Getz/Astrid Gilberto. I. Love. This. Song. I love this version. I love the Frank Sinatra version. I love it so much I walked down the isle to it at my wedding even though I was not “tall, tan, young or lovely.” Well, maybe I was to Steve, but I doubt I looked that way to anyone else. It was the “Getz/Gilberto” album that Steve and I listened to on our first date and it holds many great memories. ‘Nuff said.

5. “Streets of Bakersfield” by Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens. I owe a lot of my musical knowledge to my friend Valerie. Back in the ’80s she was listening to Dwight Yoakam and I thought I was too cool to listen to country music. Then I heard this song and my mind was changed. There’s just something about it that I love. Matter of fact, I love most of Dwight’s work and quite a bit of Buck’s but this song remains a favorite.

I could go on and on about the songs I love but now I want to hear about what you love. What are your favorite songs?

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