Empty Nester – Extraordinaire

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My Top 10… Songs

I noticed the other day that I often refer to something as “one of my favorite xxx ever.”  At a certain point, I realized I must have 100 favorite movies and even more favorite songs.  So, I challenged myself to make definitive lists of my top tens as an exercise in creative thinking.

Today, I offer you My Top Ten Songs.

  1. Horses – Patti Smith
    I love this song because of the scene from Millenium seen in this video. The song speaks power to me.
  2. And She Was – Talking Heads
    The line, “And she was walking through the back yard,” gets to me. The fact that I hear it in David Byrne’s voice is an incredible bonus.
  3. Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
    I think I fell a little in love with Bobby McGee the first time I heard this song.
  4. Tin Man – Schaffer the Darklord
    What’s not to love?
  5. Captain Jack – Billy Joel
    This isn’t a song I should like, really, but it captures so much emotion.
  6. To Sir with Love – LuLu
    My sister considered this song for the father/daughter dance at her wedding. I’m not sure any of us have gotten through it yet without crying.
  7. What’s Your Mama’s Name – Tanya Tucker
    Ditto, this song. I love my children above all else so this song tears me apart a little.
  8. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
    This first time I heard this song, it captured my heart. It was played at my father’s funeral, so I don’t listen to it much anymore, but I feel every note of it.
  9. They Don’t Know – Tracy Ullman
    Paul McCartney!! Such a sweet love song.
  10. Joey – Concrete Blonde
    Haunting. That is all.

No. These are not in any real order.

Yes. They change almost daily.


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