My Life Set To Music!

From blasting your favorite tunes on the car radio (me!), to when you secure tickets for Morgan Wallen (or whoever your favorite artist may be), music is an important part of life.

When you are sad music can help make you happy. For me, when I turn on the 60’s station and sing along I’m instantly in a better mood. Music can also help you get that good old fashion ‘ugly cry’ You know, sometimes you really need a good cleansing cry!  Just in case you don’t know what The Ugly Cry is, well,  it’s a cry so deep, so complete that you will be heaving and making awkward, gasping sounds. When the Ugly Cry is over your face will be RED, blotchy, puffy with two very swollen eyes!! But, you will feel SO MUCH BETTER. Okay, maybe that’s just me.

There are tons of songs that stick out in my life. From growing up in a time where restaurants had the oldies style music jukebox where you could push E4 and listen to Elvis belt out Teddy Bear for just .25¢  Or even You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ by The Righteous Brothers. But, mostly Elvis, ya know…. just sayin’.

Everytime I hear Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce I’m back in high school! It was actually our class song. Then there is, You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone the perfect song to welcome my daughter into the world. The Streak by Ray Stevens makes me LAUGH OUT LOUD every time I hear it. LOOK away Ethel!!

Then there are other songs that can bring tears to my eyes like Unchained Melody sung by the Righteous Brothers. What about Rolling In The Deep by Adele. When Elvis belts out I Did It My Way, I really can really cry like a baby!

Then there are songs that make me dance! I truly can’t sit still when they are playing songs like, Def Leppard’s Pour Some Sugar On Me, or Nelly’s Hot In Herre.  Songs that I secretly love and turn up super loud to sing along too are Tone Loc’s Wild Thing and Sir Mixalot’s I Like Big Butts, I can’t help it! They are catchy tunes!

When they play Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings at a funeral someone better have a big box of tissues!! Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On whew, that one makes me I want to cry now!

But, my favorite song of all time has to be Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World. That song is the GREATEST ever!!  I can hit rewind on Louis 20 times easy! MAN, I love that song!!

All through my life music has been very important. What about you? What song do you hear that transports you to a different time? Is there a song that brings tears to you eyes? Or make you shake your booty?


  • Sarah L

    I enjoy Broadway songs that I can sing along to. I sing in a chorus and one of the songs we’re doing is ‘Magic to Do’ from Pippin. I love ‘For Good’ from Wicked.

  • Lauryn R

    Music is an incredible and life changing thing and I think it is very important to everyone, everywhere in some way. I love the way a song can transfer you to a different time in your life, and bring back so many memories. I would definitely say that there any many songs that bring me strong emotions, and it’s a wonderful thing.

  • Brandi Dawn

    Music has always been a really important value in my life as well. I love to listen to Cloud Cult when I need a good cheering up!

  • janetfaye

    I learned to love Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World from my father. He would listen to it and I learned to love it too. There is no other song that can compare to the way it makes me feel.

  • Melissa S

    I have a cleaning playlist, my all time fave on it is Son Of A Preacher Man. I also love Clapton and Chapman Give Me One Reason. I will always, ALWAYS cry to Tears In Heaven.

  • Shannon

    Louis Armstrong is awesome. I love listening to that, Mr. Sandman by The Chordettes, I love all music pretty much. I love the Smashing Pumpkins the most, they are my fave band ever and my fave song by them is “Muzzle”.

  • Olesia Flegka

    I agree on the What a Wonderful World song being the best! I prefer some classic songs too, The Temptations’ My girl was always one of my favorite)

  • April Farley

    I love anything Stevie Nicks or Fleetwood Mac. Stevie did my theme song to life it is called Sometimes it’s a Bit** sometimes it’s a breeze. It gets my emotions every time I hear it. I aslo love Jim Croche . All of his stuff moves me BUT in particular a song he did called Hard Way Everytime. Really wraps me up. To dance I love Bob Segar Old time Rock and Roll.

  • Kelly

    Music has that same strong impact on me and my attitude. If I put on a good album when I am cleaning it can energize me, and if I don’t…well I have time later to clean. On of my favorite songs is “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley. Whenever I am stressed I will sing that song. I went in for surgery one time and the doctor said as I was waking up I was singing that song 🙂

  • Diane K. Brimmer

    Lol! that just made me laugh. My husband and I went up to see our kids up north. We stayed there while mom and dad had to go off to meeting all day. My youngest granddaughter came up to me and said ” Grandma, I know what your favorite song is! It’s I like big butts and I cannot lie!” I chuckled and said that it isn’t necessarily my favorite but I guess if the shoe fits! LOL!

  • Nancy C

    Wow, you gave me a lot to think about. Hmmmm… I always like Whitney Houston’s, “I Will Always Love You” for a good cry. “Lean on Me” makes me think of my best friend when we were growing up together. For dancing, I’d have to choose some good old-fashioned swing music. Anything Big Band like “In the Mood”. My DH is an awesome swing partner.

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