Day One

My Favorite Song

You know, I’m not sure that I have a favorite song. Don’t get me wrong, I love music. I sort of play the guitar, but not very well. I wish I could play the piano, but that’s a dream that I wish I had embraced as a kid when I still had the opportunity to learn. So I’m not good with the instruments, but I’ve been singing since I was old enough to speak.

I’m not the kind of person who can spout off the names of lead singers and guitarists in obscure bands. I can’t tell you what track number four is on any particular album. All I know is if the song is something I can sing along with, there’s a good chance I’m going to like it. That being said, I guess there are several songs that could be classified as “favorites”. And my reasoning for liking these songs above others aren’t necessarily because they’re catching or historically awesome songs. The songs I love are just songs that I’ve associated with people I love over the years.

Day One - Don't Stop BelievingDon’t Stop Believin’Journey

This song should be considered historically awesome. If you don’t feel that way, deal with my opinion. This is my blog and my post about my favorite songs. This song was my ringtone for several years, back when I assigned specific ringtones to specific people. So, during that time, whenever any friend from college would call me, this is what I would hear. I don’t know where it started or why I decided this song was awesome and should be associated with those old Bluefield College friends. It just did.

Day One - We Built This SchmittyWe Built This CityStarship

Another 80’s song that, okay, isn’t that great of a song. But it reminds me of a family that I became very close to during my time in North Carolina. Whenever I hear it, I’m transported back to good times in their living room playing SingStar (the competitive karaoke game on Playstation). When I first moved to Wake Forest, this was the family that took me in as one of their own. At the time, we sort of became obsessed with that game.

I Won’t Give UpJason Mraz

Really, this could be just about anything by Jason Mraz. I like his stuff and have fun singing along with his music. Most of that is because a lot of his songs are a challenge lyrically and our voices have the same basic range. This song, in particular, is a favorite because I was able to sing it at my cousin’s wedding this past summer.

It Is Well With My SoulHoratio Spafford

Being one who was raised in church, I grew up singing lots of hymns on a regular basis. That’s just what Sunday morning in a Baptist church meant in a time before they allowed us to have guitars and drum sets. Of all the hymns that I was exposed to, It Is Well With My Soul is my absolute favorite. Spafford, the man who wrote the lyrics, experienced a great deal of tragedy in his life before writing this song. The words are a reminder that no matter what happens in one’s life, God is still in control. I’ve always found this hymn to be powerful and inspirational.

When peace like a river attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,

It is well, it is well with my soul.

Honorable Mentions…

  • Say SomethingA Great Big World
  • Beneath Your BeautifulLabrinth (ft. Emeli Sande)
  • Dream OnAerosmith

Are you playing along this month? Let me know by linking your blog in the comments! What’s your favorite song? Or songs?


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