Blogfest time! Another one put on by Mister Alex J. Cavanaugh.
Here are the deets:
Counting down our top tunes of all time!
Music moves us. It inspires us! Now, tell the world YOUR ten favorite songs of all time. The Song, the band – why does it move you?
It's going to be hard to just stick to 10 songs, but I thought I'd give it a try.
I posted videos for all the songs, but in case you're reading this on your work PC and you can't get videos, there's also a playlist embeded at the bottom of the post with all the songs.
So here we go! (in no particular order)
Song: Hemorrhage in My Hands
Fuel - Hemorrhage (In My Hands)
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Notes: Ooh I love this song. Every time I hear it, I love it. LOVE it. I can't even specify why I love it so much, I just do.
Favorite Lyrics: "Memories are just where you laid them/Dragging the waters until the depths give up their dead"
Favorite Spot in Song: 2:49
Artist: Smashing Pumpkins
Song: Stand Inside Your Love
Notes: I have a good friend from high school who LURVES Smashing Pumpkins. When we lived together for our junior year in college, I, too, developed a love for the Pumpkins. If pressed, I would have to say Stand Inside Your Love is my favorite Pumpkins song. Though I would also have to say that 50% of why I love this song so much is because of the video. When he kisses her foot at the end? I'm sold.
Favorite Lyrics: "And for the first time/I'm telling you how much I need and bleed for/Your every move and waking sound/In my time/I'll wrap my wire around your heart and your mind/You're mine forever now"
Favorite Spot in Song: 3:23 until the end
Artist: Linkin Park
Notes: Ahhh Linkin Park. They were the gateway to my music taste change after highschool (from alternative to hard rock). I can listen to Hybrid Theory on a continuous loop and not get tired of it. I know this because I have. On many different occasions for months at a time. Out of the whole excellent album, Papercut is my favorite song. The bridge in the middle? Awesome.
Favorite Lyrics: "The sun goes down/I feel the light betray me"
Favorite Spot in Song: 2:09
Song: Until it Sleeps
Notes: My favorite Metallica song. Nothing much more to it than that. I just love it. I actually prefer the live version a bit better, but the music video is awesome so you get to hear the album version
Favorite Lyric: "Tear me open, make you gone/No more can you hurt anyone/And the fear still shakes me/So hold me until it sleeps"
Favorite Spot in Song: 0.26
Song: Save Me
Notes: It's hard to pick a favorite Queen song. We grew up on Queen in my house. I remember dancing to Fat Bottomed Girls and Bicycle on record when we were kids. But if pushed to choose only one queen song, I do love me some Save Me.
Favorite Lyric: "Each night I cry/I still believe the lie/I'll love you 'til I die"
Favorite Spot: 0.24
Artist: The Beatles
Song: Eleanor Rigby
Notes: It's hard to find a decent Eleanor Rigby video so the above will have to do. Who doesn't like Eleanor Rigby? It's awesome. Throw in the string quartet, which is always a plus for me since it reminds me of my violin days, and you've got a winner on your hands.
Favorite Lyric: "Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name/Nobody came/Father Mckenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave/No one was saved"
Favorite Spot in Song: 0.33
Artist: Fair to Midland
Song: Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes
Notes: Sorry, hard to find any live videos that have a decent sound quality so instead we get a lyrcis video. Boring.
I think if I was stuck on a deserted island and could only have one album to listen to, it would probably be Fables from a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True. I love that album. And of all the wonderful songs on it, this is my favorite. This song and one other really defined Glimpse of Another shore for me.
Favorite Lyrics: "These walls don't talk/Even when somebody knocks/These walls don't stand/For anyone else but themselves/These walls won't fall/Even when gravity's failing us all"
Favorite Spot in Song: 3.10
Artist: Indigo Girls
Song: Dead Man's Hill
Notes: My and Twin's three closest friends in highschool LURVED the Indigo Girls. Loved them. Twin and I had our own music tastes and mostly stayed out of the Indigo Girls love. But once we were on a road trip to a cabin and one of our friend's put this song on and I was hooked. It makes me a little sad that, by that point, we were pretty much out of highschool and my music tastes would change drastically in the next year, but I still have this album (and listen to it a lot) and still love this song
Favorite Lyrics: "Empty cans and charred remains/Find them in the heat of day/On the top of Dead Man's Hill/This is what I know of shame forever"
Favorite Spot in Song: 4:13
Notes: I love this song. It's my favorite Incubus song (and Stellar is a hard one to beat out). It reminds me of my dogs and how much I love them. Also it reminds me of how much I love Incubus. Which is a lot. Also I like songs that are self-referential.
Favorite Lyrics: "If I turn into another/Dig me up from under what is covering/The better part of me/Sing this song/Remind me that we'll always have each other/When everything else is gone"
Favorite Spot in Song: 0.47
Artist: Fleetwood Mac (though video is Dixie Chicks cover)
Notes: I like Landslide so much that it's one of those songs that I like every version of it. It doesn't matter if it's Fleetwood Mac, Dixie Chicks or Billy Corgan. I chose the Dixie Chicks version for the video because I dig the harmonies
Favorite Lyrics: "Well I've been afraid of changing/'Cause I've built my life around you/But time makes you bolder/Children get older/I'm getting older too/Yes I'm getting older too"
Favorite Spot in Song: 0.49
So there you have it, 10 of my most favorite songs. I had to leave some off my list, but as it stands, it's a pretty good representative of me.