Wednesday, May 23, 2012

guilty pleasures - the mix.

My friend Lindsay recently created a little mix of songs that she called "my classics". I loved hearing what songs were the soundtrack of her life, and what were her favorites. I immediately began making a list of songs that would be included in my ALL-TIME FAVORITES. Over the past few weeks, different songs would pop into my head and a nice little list developed. I've been listening to this mix and it makes me so happy. I thought you might enjoy it too so I've posted it over in the sidebar below the May mix.

I'm breaking the list into categories because as I was building it I realized that groups of songs went together with certain parts of my life. Some of these songs take me back to an exact moment in my history, while others just conjure up happy memories of the past. There are so many more songs that I could include here, but I limited myself to 50 favorites. I titled the list "guilty pleasures" because some of these songs aren't really my typical style [Christina Aguilera? Celine Dion? Selena Gomez?], but are songs that I'm smitten with anyways. Some of these songs may seem confusing and should be explained so maybe I'll post some stories eventually about why these songs are on this list.

Early Childhood:
1. All By Myself - Eric Carmen
2. In My Life - The Beatles
3. Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
4. Borderline - Madonna
5. Take On Me - A-Ha
6. Careless Whisper - Wham!
7. Amanda - Boston
8. Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
9. Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin

Teenage years/The Country years/Dating my future husband:
10. Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
11. Love, Me - Collin Raye
12. The Wedding Song - Kenny G
13. I Love the Way You Love Me - John Michael Montgomery
14. The Way You Look Tonight - Steve Tyrell
15. To Make You Feel My Love - Garth Brooks

Married with Children:
16. Don't Speak - No Doubt
17. Lovefool - The Cardigans
18. My All - Mariah Carey
19. The Right Man - Christina Aguilera
20. A Song for You - Celine Dion
21. She - Elvis Costello
22. If You Really Love Me - Stevie Wonder
23. Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
24. For All We Know - Donny Hathaway

Songs from concerts I'll never forget:
25. Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Katharine McPhee
26. Feeling Good - Michael Bublé
27. Wish You Well - Katie Herzig
28. I And Love And You - The Avett Brothers
29. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
30. Oh Dear - Brandi Carlile
31. Dilly - Band of Horses
32. Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
33. Someone Like You - Adele

Favorites from my years of blogging:
34. Look What You've Done - Jet
35. Gravity - Sara Bareilles
36. Your Song - Kate Walsh
37. Long Walk to Never - Jaymay
38. Lost & Far From Home - Katie Costello
39. Made For Glory - Landon Pigg
40. Elephants - Rachael Yamagata
41. Valerie - Amy Winehouse
42. Speak Easy - Maria Taylor
43. We Are The Tide - Blind Pilot
44. I Was Born To Love Her - Ivan & Alyosha
45. Honey Come Home - The Head and the Heart
46. All This Talk of Dreaming is Fine and Sweet - Lex Land

Songs on the radio now that I love:
47. It's Time - Imagine Dragons
48. Everybody Talks - Neon Trees
49. It Will Rain - Bruno Mars
50. Love You Like A Love Song - Selena Gomez & The Scene

Now, feel free to comment and share a guilty pleasure song of you own!