Wednesday, 26 October 2016

#Blogtober16 Day 26 - Top 10 All Time Favourite Songs

This is a really hard one for me. If you read Day 17 you will know that my music tastes are eclectic. I hate being asked my favourite song as I don't have one - it depends on my mood! My 'Belt it Out' playlist has Adele, Michael Ball, Meatloaf, Rhianna and Glee on it.

So I will try to list my top 10 favourite songs but this could change next week!

Perhaps Love by John Denver - this was one of the songs I grew up listening to and I always loved singing along to it.

You Don't Bring Me Flowers by Barbara Streisand & Neil Diamond - again, a song I grew up listening to. My parents were big Barbara Streisand fans and she had the most amazing voice. I love trying to sing alongside her. This particular song about love gone awry was always very poignant.

Defying Gravity from Wicked - a song I love basically because it is such a challenge to sing but you get such a sense of accomplishment if you hit that high f near the end!

I Know Him So Well from Chess - you may be sensing a theme here of songs that are incredibly beautiful to sing but are also quite poignant and about loss rather than love. This touching song by Andrew Lloyd Webber has beautiful harmonies and speaks of lost opportunities.

Take A Bow by Rhianna - I've actually surprised myself by sticking this one on this list but it tells a story and is another beautiful song to sing along to. There are some witty lyrics in this song and you have to applaud the woman taking a stand against her cheating boyfriend.

It's My Life by Bon Jovi - ah, an anthem song. Always guaranteed to lift my spirits. Best played at full volume, in the car, windows down.

Someone Like You by Adele - who doesn't love this song? The haunting melody and the tale of a love that hasn't quite been forgotten.

Kiss The Rain by Billie Meyers - it was one of those songs that never really took off but it was on a Now That's What I Call Music album and I loved it. The song about two lovers separated and the singer wondering if he still loved her or was with someone else really touched an angst ridden 17 year old!

Fernando by Abba - this was another song which I grew up listening to. It all sounded so exotic and mysterious.

All I Ask by Adele - my current no 1 song. It's heartbreaking and for some reasons struck a chord with me. It's one of those songs I have to stop and sing along to.

Well that's my list. I haven't numbered them because that would be nearly impossible. I'm sorry it's such a maudlin list but I like songs that I can sing along to and some of the best songs are written from a place of pain. I can't wait to see what my fellow bloggers have picked - please check them out by following the bat!



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