Monday, March 26, 2007

Seven songs

I've been tagged! My first ever tag. Sognatrice over at Bleeding Espresso has tagged me to list the seven songs I would listen to if I could only listen to seven songs for the rest of my life. Well, that wasn't the original meme but it is the one she chose to do and I like it. So....

I'll tell you now that these are going to be mostly sentimental favourites. I might give you a different list tomorrow if I had waited to do this then. But, today's today and here is my list:

1. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. This was my mum's favourite song, it was sung at her funeral and it is the epitaph on her gravestone. I think of her throughout the whole song and when I hear it I am flooded with great memories and as cliche as it sounds, her deep love of life.

2. Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens. Beyond this being a favourite of our high school choir and therefore having some good memories attached to it related to when I was younger, thinner and carefree, I just think it is a beautiful song and I know all the words so I can sing along to the whole thing.

3. The Idiot by Stan Rogers. I pretty much could have picked anything by Stan Rogers and been happy but this is one of his rip-roaring, sing along yet feel deeply sad and joyful at the same time kind of song. I guess you could say that about anything he wrote or sang.

4. Upside Down by Jack Johnston (Curious George Soundtrack) because whenever I hear this I think of wonderful things about Emily and her joie de vivre and the many, many fun moments we have together on a daily basis. Curious George is her favourite character and one of her favourite movies and this soundtrack is her favourite CD.

5. Home for a Rest by Spirit of the West. A cracking tune and it was pretty much guaranteed to be played every night in the pub during university, not to mention in our dorm rooms. Just plain fun but also great nostalgia (again) for a lot of fun times.

6. Beautiful Day by U2. U2 still rocks for John and I. We went to see this concert at Copps Coliseum and it was a great night with a great guy.

7. Lasso the Moon by Art Garfunkel. This song will always remind me of Hope when she was very wee.

Okay, so now I'm supposed to tag seven people but here's the thing, most of the people who read my blog that have outed themselves in comments don't blog themselves. So, I will tag Beth, Julie and Marty (because they need a diversion right now), Undercover Angel and all you lurkers. I know you are out there - Seattle, London, Portugal, Plano TX.... I can see you so speak up! If you choose to play along, and I hope you all do, please leave me a comment letting me know.

6 comments:

little b said...

This one is going to take me a little while to figure out. I'll try to come up with a list tomorrow.

Undercover Angel said...

7 songs that I would listen to if I could only listen to 7 songs for the rest of my life eh... This is going to take some thought... I promise to have them up for tomorrow night!

sognatrice said...

Love these picks! You're right about the choices changing from day to day. And What a Wonderful World, yeah, that's just classic; the fact that it has such a personal meaning makes it all the more perfect as a choice. I get goosebumps just thinking about Louis Armstrong's voice....

And I see you like to sing along too! Woohoo for singers alongers!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I think you will get two lists from Marty and I, since we will have very different choices. This tagging thing is very new to me. Thanks for giving me something more exciting to do at work today! ;-)

-juls

Undercover Angel said...

Mine is up now. Sorry it took me so long. I meant to do it last night but I fell asleep...

Shan said...

Funny we were talking about this at work today and What a Wonderful World was the one song everyone came up with. I was disappointed that it had slipped my mind when I did my list because it's the song that my brother and I danced to at my wedding. My brother gave me away since my Dad wasn't there to do it. It was a struggle coming up with a song, but that seemed a good choice.