Friday, August 14, 2009

My Top 5

Last night Mr. Perfect and I drove out to my best friend's new house in the country. It was quite the drive, so it gave us plenty of time to talk about the really important stuff in life.

You know, arguments over whose better Pink Floyd or Metallica, why the Beatles' are still the most amazing musical group ever, and why my Top 5 list of Best Songs Ever is way better than his.

The boy doesn't like the Beatles. Or Pink Floyd. I can't even fathom that.

So with that, I bring you my Top 5, ok.. top 7, because I just couldn't get it down to 5. These are songs that I can not get enough of. Ever. If they come on the radio, I will instantly be in a better mood. They're good for the soul. They're therapeutic.

In no particular order (because I am way too indecisive for that), my list.

1. "Imagine" by John Lennon. I'm actually going to go out on a limb and say definitively this is my number 1. Hands down, I don't think there's a better song out there. Especially with such a great message.

2. "California Dreaming" by the Mamas and the Papas. I love this song. I think it goes back to my deep seated love for Cali. I was born there, but left when I was still really young, however, a huge part of my heart is in the state where my parents met and had me. Plus, I do love the drama surrounding this group.

3. "Hotel California" by the Eagles. Great, great music. Not such a great story, but hey, we all have our demons. The Eagles are awesome, but this is by far their best song. My opinion..

4. "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees. This song ALWAYS puts a smile on my face. Growing up, I had the Monkee's tape, and I played it nonstop. I actually still have it. I only play "Daydream Believer" now though. It's really hard to find a song on a tape... Remember the Dawson's Creek episode where Joey and Dawson sang this on karaoke? I do. I loved it.

5. "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. I secretly love Rod Stewart. I don't know if it's his fierce mullet, or lack of stature, but I love him. I cried when he sang "Maggie May" on Idol. Cried. I was so glad they didn't let any of the contestants sing with him. I mean, really, who can sing with Rod Stewart?!

6. "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zepelin. Okay, so I realize it's about suicide, but I LOVE this song. The music is amazing. Plus it gives me chills, it's that good.

7. "American Girl" by Tom Petty. Feel good song alert. I like to pretend he wrote this about me. I cannot believe I just admitted that, but, what are you going to do?! Listen to this song, you can't help but feel good when you do!

So that's my list. I told you I couldn't keep my Top 5 under 5. My bad. What are some of your favorites? Just so you know, my husband hates my list. It's always a good time at my house when I blare my music. =)

19 comments:

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

american girl is my walk into a room song. love it. and daydream believer can make anyone smile! love your other choices, too!

Practically Perfect... said...

I love "Maggie May"!

Jennifer said...

I love all of those songs. Good list!

alanna said...

awww american girl - such a good song!!

alanna said...

awww american girl - such a good song!!

short southern momma said...

great pics!!! Sounds like we have the same taste in good music!! haha Hope you have a great weekend! = )

SassyEngineer said...

I love Rod Stewart too! I think you were born in the wrong decade :) I think I was too - I love music from the '20s, '30s and '40s and into the '50s. I so want to swing dance to a big band or head over to a sock hop!

Tracy-Girl said...

Im with you on California Dreamin and Imagine!

I would say mine are anything by Rascal Flatts!

Sunshinemeg said...

Happy Friday to you! Have a great weekend!

The Pink Chick said...

Love your picks! I am not sure what my complete top five would be, but I know ABC by The Jackson 5 would be in there. Love that song! It's so fun and upbeat!

d.a.r. said...

Lordy, I love me some Tom Petty!!!!

In this wonderful life... said...

GREAT picks!!!! LZ is my fav...ever.

Rachel said...

Those os some GREAT picks! I particularly love Maggie Mae. My dad plays mandolin and I will beg him to play the part from Maggie Mae when gets it out!

Saskia said...

Your number 1 and number 2 ROCK!!! On my list there would also be Stevie Wonder 'As' and the Beatles 'Michelle'...

xx

Grad3 said...

Excellent list- I have #3 in the acoustic version. It's fabulous!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

GREAT picks! And I love your commentary too!!

Pretty in Pink said...

thanks for leaving such nice comments on my blog :)

prashant said...

I love all of those songs. Good list!
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Jill said...

california dreamin' is my happy song! when i'm outside taking a walk or even if i'm just grumpy, the second i start singing that little diddy (and pretend to do both the melody and harmony simultaneously), i am immediately happy.

and i effing love rod stewart. my dad and i danced to his "have i told you lately" at my wedding and some people thought it was weird. but rod is a stud.

ps: i listen to the beatles 1 album almost every day. best ever.

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