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I have a slight obsession with music. This is obvious to anyone whose newsfeed I’ve filled with my “#lyriclove” posts on Twitter. I just connect with lyrics and am a firm believer that music can remind us of memories as easily as photographs or specific scents. I recently came across an article that the infamous Cameron Crowe wrote for Rolling Stone magazine in which he interviewed Elton John. Elton discussed the 20 songs that made up his life thus far. I thought this would make for an interesting post, so here are mine…
Anything by Johann Sebastian Bach – It’s probably very rare that Bach reminds anyone of their childhood, but during third grade while I was living in Kansas, I was in a school play about Bach’s life. I was in the exact same school play again when I transferred schools after moving to Tennessee. Then, during middle school in Georgia, we had a music exam in which we had to listen to classical pieces and identify their composers. So, even more Bach. I couldn’t escape him!
“Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell – For some reason we had to learn the lyrics to this song in elementary school. I think they are beautiful.
“One Love” by Bob Marley – I actually don’t like this song, but it reminds me of my senior prom (it was the theme song). It represents a movie-worthy moment in my life.
“Hello” by Martin Solveig and Dragonette – During one of my episodes of The Vampire Diaries, we had to “dance” to this song a thousand times! I’m surprised I don’t hate it now, but it always brings a smile to my face because The Vampire Diaries was such a neat life experience.
“On Eagles Wings” by Josh Groban – This song has played at almost every funeral I’ve attended, so I’m surprised I don’t despise it.
“Clarity” by Zedd – This song reminds me of my girlfriends up North. I can’t listen to it without belting it out.
“Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities – This song represents my middle school girl crush on a cute boy…even though I was 26 years old.
“Landslide (Live) by Fleetwood Mac – “This is for you, Daddy”
“O Holy Night” by Josh Groban – This is candlelight and Christmas Eve mass wrapped up in a song. It’s probably my favorite Christmas song because I get chills every time I hear it…