Before I'm off spending the week reading about your 10 songs...I'll share with you mine. And believe me, I know how hard this is to only choose 10!
10 Memorable Songs (in no particular order)
1) For The Longest Time - Billy Joel - This song reminds me of being a kid. This was the first a capella song I was introduced to (that I recall, anyway). My parents are big Billy Joel and a capella fans and both sing. My brother and I followed suit. His music and lyrics are well known in our houses.
2) In Repair - John Mayer - This song reminds me of my early 20's, when I felt lost more than found. I must have listened to this song on repeat at least 1,000 times as it gave me comfort. The chorus lyrics are "I'm in repair. I'm not together but I'm getting there." It explained me.
3) Angel From Montgomery - Bonnie Raitt/John Prine - This song reminds me of my dad. This is the song we would sing almost every evening in the basement. We each grabbed a microphone and practiced, practiced, practiced. For what? I don't know, but we got it perfected enough for us to "perform" it at one of his company picnics one year. That was fun :)
4) Jersey Girl - Bruce Springsteen - This song reminds me of being a young child and dancing with my dad. He would pick me up and hold me on his hip and spin me around and dance while I held onto his neck. I guess I have always been a "Daddy's Girl". And because of this particular memory, when I was planning my wedding, I knew what song I would be dancing the "Father and Daughter Dance" to.
5) My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder - This song will always remind me of the wonderful night I met my soul mate. I will never forget him nervously practicing the beginning chords of this song, while I helped the rest of the bridal party set up tables and centerpieces for the wedding that was taking place the next day. You can read more about how Justin and I met here.
6) You Were Mine - Dixie Chicks - This song reminds me of my best friend for 15 years, Takia, who also sings. We were in high school when this song came out and decided to record it at one of those little recording studios that you see at amusement parks. We originally wanted to record Whitney Houston's Heartbreak Hotel, so we rehearsed that once. We changed our mind to this song and the employees of the studio wouldn't let us rehearse (since we rehearsed another song already). Well we thought we knew this song well enough to do without rehearsing and although we knew the words...we totally failed the notes! HAHA! I still have that cassette tape too, although Takia wanted me to throw it away!
7) Country Roads - John Denver - This song reminds me of camping with my family as a kid, and also reminds me of my mom. My mom is a huge John Denver fan and loves the outdoors. My family and I would always go camping every summer and would sing around the campfire and make s'mores. It's a fond memory that's close to my heart. :)
8) Her Perfect Dream - Justin Skidmore - <-- Yes, that is my husband and yes he wrote me a song. Aren't I lucky? It's an instrumental song, as Jazz is his favorite type of music. I remember the first time he presented this song to me. He told me the title and said that it's about me and how I watch "A Baby Story" on TLC every morning because I was obsessed with learning the reality of having and delivering a baby. I never understood how composers who write instrumental music can give songs such a deep title and meaning, with no lyrics involved... but I took his word for it. :)
9) Black Velvet - Alannah Myles - This song reminds me of a bachelorette party in 2009 for my friend, Allison's, wedding I was in. Allison loves to sing and Karaoke for her bachelorette party was a must. I always have intentions to sing, but never have the guts to put my name down for the DJ to announce. Well my good ol' BFF, Takia (mentioned above) put my name in for me and chose this song for me to sing. Well about 10 seconds into the song I felt like I was a born singer. I seriously nailed it! And it was probably one of the proudest moments in my life. :)
10) Will You Be There - Michael Jackson - Not your typical favorite MJ song, but this song reminds me of the first time I ever saw the movie Free Willy. Living on the California coast, I grew to have a great love for any sea life. When Free Willy came out, I was very inspired by the story and decided to adopt an orca whale. :) Later that year we got a little grey and white kitten (I know it's not like a black and white orca, but still), I decided to name her Keiko, after the whale that played Willy in the movie :)
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