Realizing this was "so last week" (make that "month"!) I probably could’ve skipped it, since I was actually tagged for it by Willowtree (most likely as an instrument for torture;) ), I decided to post it anyway. He knows from having read me in the past, "I.CANNOT.MAKE.A.DECISION."! I saw it so many times in the blogosphere, I have no idea who has or hasn’t done it, so if it tickles your fancy and you complete it, please let me know, and I’ll pop over to learn a bit more about you through your music tastes.
The tag in essence is to list seven songs you’re currently listening to. Most bloggers have broken this rule; now that I think about it, has ANYONE listed only seven? And most meme-ers have not limited it to music they’re listening to NOW…and instead of songs, they’ve listed artists or bands they like.
Well, guess what, bloggity friends of mine? I just shifted gears, even as my little fingers are strummin’ the ol’ keyboard. I’m gonna list seven. ONLY seven! Talk about backing myself into a corner………:/ (If you were a gambler, it’d be a pretty good bet to bet against me.) Here goes my sad little attempt to play by the rules. It’s already hurting.
To help me out, I had already decided "how" I was gonna get this mutha-of-all-memes done: there are six pre-sets on my car radio, so I was going to list song(S) that followed whatever format each preset is. For the seventh, I was gonna include something from the very tiny present I got for my birthday 🙂.
Preset 1: Contemporary Christian
Chris Tomlin, "How Can I Keep from Singing?"
I’ve seen Chris in concert twice, he has a lot of fun with his audience, and it’s small wonder he’s nominated for a few Dove awards; although he didn’t come away with a Grammy, he was nominated in a few categories for this, too.
Preset 2: Alternative Christian
Although Skillet has been around for quite a while, I’m a new fan. The kids and I LOVE the whole album (Tad’s not quite on board with their "fusion of contemporary hard rock and metal with pop balladry"). It’s a great one to listen to at full volume and I hope they successfully cross over to mainstream.
Snow Patrol, "Chasing Cars"
This is a song I didn’t get at first, but I always liked it. Now, it’s under my skin and I hear the beautiful love story.
Preset 4: Rock/Pop
Five for Fighting, "100 Years"
I’m not a huge fan of these guys, but this is one of my FAVORITE songs EVAH in the history of songdom! It’s not even from their most recent album, but whenever I hear it…I have to stop and listen and savor the f e e l of this song. This is one I’d love you to listen to…here’s the video on youtube.
Preset 5: Best of 70s, 80s, 90s and today
(I’m starting to sink….do you know how DIFFICULT it is to choose ONE from THIS Station? They have EVERYTHING from Motown to Beach Music to Soft Rock to Techno Punk!!! One…one…HOW DO I CHOOSE ONE???) I’m goin’ with one that ALWAYS makes me smile…and it’s Tad’s Ringtone on my phone…although I REALLY wanted him to have this THIS : ) for a ringtone.
The B-52s, "Love Shack"
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, "Face Down"
How can you not look twice at a band with that name? Described as a "sonic blend of Green Day, Simple Plan and screamo", these guys sound like they have good heads on their shoulders.
Rod Stewart, "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
I absolutely thrill to Rod’s Great American Songbook CDs! I really just threw a dart to choose one song for this meme. For some reason, my favorite time to listen is when I’m cooking in my kitchen, especially when we’re having friends over for dinner. It’s happy music that makes the effort, effortless.
So, there ya go…I did it…ONLY seven. And while I’m ending this post, a thousand songs come to mind I didn’t choose. Knock yourself out if you wanna do it…it’s just as hard as you think it is! 🙂
Now don’t you feel better having gotten that chore finished?
Love Shack is one of my favorite tunes to dance to at wedding receptions…Yay!!!
WT, If I was doing this right now (which is not that long after posting it to begin with), I’d have five different songs–“Love Shack” and “100 Years” would still be here.
I figured you’d be impressed I kept it to seven….and “interesting” is an interesting choice of words…:) :/ ;).
MJD, it just makes you D-A-N-C-E with all the spasticity one can muster (huh?), don’t cha think? It ALWAYS makes me smile, too, it’s a fun ringtone :).
I haven’t done mine yet – that WT tagged me.
I’m like you — I don’t know where to begin.
I’ve been listing to match names and songs so at least I’ll know who it is.
You have some great ones here.
I like Rod Stewart, too.
Whew, congrats on finishing that assignment!
My presets are similar–a couple Christian stations, a couple classic hard rock stations, and my ’80’s music. Rod Stewart I could take or leave. I like all your other choices 🙂
This is such a difficult meme. . .I like Chris Tomlin, too, although I haven’t seen him live. I also like Third Day. One of the things I miss about being out here in Ireland is our local Christian radio station. It’s the best! Another reason to be glad to be going home!!
Pamela, it’s not exactly the “chore” WT described, but it’s DINGDANGDIFFICULT to choose so few…they only BEGIN to show the diversity of the music I enjoy :/. But, lol, yeah, it was “hanging over my head” until I got it done (now I just have Steph’s “Real Moms” thingy hanging…). Looking forward to reading yours, whenever it gets done :).
Mom-2-3, Once I thought of the radio-preset thing, it helped me keep this thing manageable; otherwise, I would’ve listed 100 songs and the links would’ve taken three weeks :/.
Sabrina, you’ll be home REEEEL soon, so you can dial up your favorite Texas stations, but in the meantime, can you listen online? Just a thought :).
Chica, I could totally listen online. It’s just strange for me and the laptop speakers are weird. Excuses, excuses. Just 14 more days and I’ll get to enjoy it again!