4/30 UPDATE: CONTEST WINNER! Shelley7 just won the gift card. Thanks to all for playing!!
Instead of posting a single song and talking about its lyrics and melody, I thought I’d pick my top ten favorite songs of all-time for this contest blog post.
HA—I’d assigned myself an impossible task! I think my husband and I have close to 6,000 songs in our iTunes library, and I’m very fond of at least half of them! Some of my favorite performers and bands did not even make this expanded list. I had to cut it off somewhere. Anyway, I’ve decided to classify the songs into categories to explain why I picked them.
So here goes (song title first, artist second):
100 Years Five For Fighting
Watershed Indigo Girls
About Sadness After Goodbye:
Photographs & Memories Jim Croce
Gravity Sarah Bareilles
Breakeven The Script
Always On Your Side Sheryl Crow
You & I Both Jason Mraz
About Starting Over:
A Thousand Beautiful Things Annie Lennox
Fix You Coldplay
About Saying Goodbye:
Nothing Lasts Forever Maroon 5
About Being In Love:
The Luckiest Ben Folds
Falling In Lifehouse
Feels Like Home Edwina Hayes
Amazing One Eskimo
About Unhealthy Relationship:
This Is How You Remind Me Nickleback
About A Crush:
Goodnight & Go Imogean Heap
Possession Sarah McLaughlan
Fascination Everything But The Girl
Let It Be Me Ray LeMontagne* (this might really be more about love)
Club Can’t Even Handle Me Flo Rida
Beautiful Day U2
Dance/Blare in Car:
SexyBack Justin Timberlake
From Parent To Child:
Lulluby Billy Joel
Anything George Winston or Ennio Morricone
How’d I do? Anyone share any of my favorites? For those of you who know me well, you know my favorites will have a lot to do with the lyrics (in most categories, anyway). If you are unfamiliar with any of these songs, I’d highly recommend sampling them.
Okay, now for the part you really care about…THE CONTEST!
To enter the drawing for the iTunes card giveaway, please leave a reply to this post (see “Leave a Reply” at top of post) telling me two of your favorite songs. YOU MUST REPLY ON THIS BLOG (not via email if you are a subscriber, and not on FB), otherwise the contest widget can’t pick up your name when it is making its random selection.
The contest will remain open until 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30th, and I will post the winner on the blog and arrange to send them the gift card.
Good luck. Can’t wait to hear what you have to share!