I think you can tell a lot about a person by the music that touches them.
I'm intrigued by this 30 Day Song Challenge that's cropping up all over YouTube. I thought that I'd carry it over to my blog instead, so I can update every day, plus include a legitimate post every few days or so. Also, I usually have way more to say about a song than I can fit into a Facebook post.
Day 01 - Post Your Favourite Song
I feel like this is a lot to ask of people, because choosing one favourite song is like being asked to not eat the last popsicle in the freezer when it's 40 degrees outside and the water has been shut off.
Anyway, I've managed to narrow it down to three songs that are staples in my music library:
1. "Crash and Burn" - Savage Garden.
Too bad that Savage Garden has ceased to exist as a band. Their album Affirmation is the soundtrack to my seventh grade. This song is one I listen to/send to others when things are not so great, as a reminder that we're not alone.
"Cause there has always been heartache and pain / And when it's over you'll breathe again"
2. "Pride (In the Name of Love)" - U2.
I love the chorus: "In the name of love / What more in the name of love?" It's so hopeful and raw and acknowledges that love is the greatest weapon.
3. "Leningrad" - Billy Joel.
What would my favourite song list be without a Billy song? It's hard for me to choose one of his as a favourite, but I think Leningrad is really interesting and tells a story not often heard in Western music - that of an average Russian citizen's life after WWII and during the Cold War, and how they just want to have peace and happiness, but the culture of fear makes it impossible.