I found all of your insights into real vs. imaginary settings so interesting yesterday. Thanks to everyone for your comments.
Okay, I got tagged to share my 7 favorite songs weeks ago by my good friend Marie and then again last week by super-blogger Jen so I figured I should try to do it.
So first a confession: I love music but I don't LOVE music. I don't buy CD's, I usually don't listen to the radio, I own an iPod but it is filled with audio books. (You may all shun me now).
I do love it when a friend turns on a great song or I hear something wonderful on one of my very rare visits to the radio (or one of my very rare visits to the grocery store).
I don't really have favorites but there are a few songs I thought of that I really, really love. Here they are:
Isreal Kamakawiwo'Ole's (IZ) "Somewhere over the rainbow"
I just realized Karen mentioned this one too, but it is a great song.
Ella Fitzgerald's "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good"
Um, yeah, I love everything Ella Fitzgerald ever did. Her voice is rich and emotional.
Dixie Chicks' "Landslide"
My husband and I have argued over who does the best version of Landslide. I say Dixie Chicks, all the way.
Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune"
Both of my brothers are very accomplished pianists. They played this in high school. I've always loved it.
Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly"
Because it's fun.
Almost everything by Michael Jackson
I can't pick just one. I tried, but I love a lot of his songs.
Prayer of the Children, written by Kurt Bestor
In high school we had a men's chorus (Fifty 15-18 year-old boys) perform this. The lyrics and music are beautiful, and watching that particular group perform it was one of the most moving musical experiences I've had in my life (plus boys that sing are about the hottest thing in the world to a 16-year-old girl).
Many of you have been tagged for this already so I won't tag specific people. If you haven't done the music blog yet and you want to try, go for it! Or just tell me about a few songs you love in the comment section--that can count too.