I love music. Anyone who knows me knows I
Now, there are songs I
Elton John – Tiny Dancer
Elton John is one of my favorite musicians. I started listening to his music at an early age thanks to my parents. I remember borrowing (understand « stealing ») a very cool trifold greatest hits CD from my dad. I still have it; the corners are all worn off. I have lots of favorite songs from him of course, but Tiny Dancer is #1 in my heart.
Elvis Presley – An American Trilogy
Another favorite tune from my childhood, this time discovered thanks to my mom. This song is just so powerful. I especially like the last part of the song after the flute (?) solo, when the all the wind instruments and drums come in and Elvis’s incredible voice takes over.
Eric Carmen – Hungry Eyes
I know – cheesy, right? I don’t know what it is about this song, but I
Kari Parker – Bette Davis Eyes
This cover is amazing. I love covers, and discovered this one following a recommendation on Spotify, I think. I’m not sure how. But
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
Such a weird song. The chorus speaks for itself. I don’t think there’s anything else to add.
Paul Simon – Graceland
How many time have I come up to my husband and asked him very seriously if he knew the Mississippi Delta was shining like a national guitar? 😂I know this song by heart, it’s one of my favorite song of all time.
Adele – When We Were Young
OK, now it’s a sad one.
I’m not big on « today’s music. » I mean, there are a lot of non-mainstream bands I like, but no-one I’ll go crazy
My list of favorite songs from Adele is long, and When We
If you haven’t listened to the version displayed above, I strongly recommend you do. It’s beautiful.
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
An absolute classic. It’s simple, I’ve always been obsessed with this song. Whenever the first note hits my speakers, I know I’ll have to play it over and over again.
New Order – Temptation
Up down, turn around, please don’t let me hit the ground! How many time have I tweeted New Order lyrics? I love the rhythm of this song (new wave for the win!), the words, and the way it makes me want to dance. You can’t be in a bad mood if this song is playing.
Fleetwood Mac – Bleed to Love Her
Another mesmerizing song. Don’t get me started on Fleetwood Mac though, or this post will take forever to
Ingrid Michaelson – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Another cover from a great artist by a great artist. It’s simple: voice + piano. It’s full of emotions and it’s really beautiful.
Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer
By now, I’ve probably used the words beautiful, favorite,
Toto – Africa
I don’t think this needs explaining. Everyone loves this song. Apart from Queen songs, Africa (tied with 74-75 by The Connells) is my #1 favorite. The music video is also one of the first I recall watching as a kid, with the library catching fire and the band playing on a giant stack of books. Fascinating.
U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking
A side note on U2: I’m also a massive, massive fan of Bad played at Live Aid in 1985. I’m choosing not to include it here because I already did a piece on it on Instagram stories. You can learn more here (watch it all!) and here and you’ll know why I love it so much.
Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet
I didn’t give any order to this list, but if I had, let’s say from favorite to least favorite, Romeo and Juliet would most likely be first. What’s not to love about this song? The guitar (obviously) is fantastic, the piano too, and the words I know by heart. No doubt this one is on repeat whenever it plays.
Sixpence None The Richer – Don’t Dream It’s Over
Another cover. 🙂 The guitar solo is to die for, and I feel sorry for my neighbors whenever I yell the words after the bridge is over. Hey now, hey now!
Alphaville – Forever Young
Honestly, I’m not sure what to make of this song, I’m just obsessed.
David Bowie – Life On Mars?
This list is starting to get long, so I’ll stop with the one and only David Bowie. No words can do justice to the genius of David Bowie, so I’ll stop there
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