I grew up in the vinyl age. 33’s and 45’s. 8-track tapes were next, and were soon followed by cassette tapes. Next came CDs, and now digitally stored music.
I went from your basic radio and turn table with two speakers during the 60’s and 70’s, to crazy sound systems with a receiver, turntable, cassette recorder and large high-end speakers during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. At the same time we had tape players in our cars and boom boxes for just hanging out. Now, of course, we have our phones.
I would have to say my taste in music is VERY eclectic.
A list of what I “like” would be quite extensive.
Here are my very favorite artists and songs, in alpha order:
The Beach Boys
The Bee Gees
Earth, Wind and Fire
Hall and Oates
The Rolling Stones
Betcha By Golly Wow – The Stylistics
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
Can’t Hide Love – Earth, Wind and Fire
Check Yes or No – George Strait
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Don’t Take The Girl – Tim McGraw
Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
The General – Dispatch
Giving You the Best That I Got – Anita Baker
Got To Be There – Chaka Khan
Heaven Must be Missing an Angel – Tavares
Highwayman – The Highwaymen
I’m Gonna Miss Her – Brad Paisley
Indescribable – Chris Tomlin
Kiss On My List – Daryl Hall and John Oates
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
Laughter In The Rain – Neil Sedaka
The Long and Winding Road – The Beatles
MacArthur Park – Donna Summer
Miami Vice Theme – Jan Hammer
Moon River – Andy Williams
More Than a Woman – The Bee Gees
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
Rush, Rush – Paula Abdul
Sara – Fleetwood Mac
Save the Best for Last – Vanessa Williams
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
Show Me The Way – Peter Frampton
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zepplin
Sweet Love – Anita Baker
The Star Spangled Banner – Whitney Houston
To Sir With Love – Lulu
We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
What Was I Thinkin’ – Dierks Bentley
Who Says You Can’t Go Home? – Jennifer Nettles and Jon Bon Jovi
Windy – The Association
Music is a funny thing. Who knows why a certain artist or a certain song makes a connection with us? Many songs are tied to memories, people, or places we’ve known during the course of our lives.
Like they say, “Music is the soundtrack to our lives.”
It could also be the soundtrack OF our lives, I guess.
Any of these “favorite” lists are really only a snapshot at any given time. This list would have looked much different forty years ago, twenty years ago, five years ago, and even a week ago.
Let me know what song you just can’t believe IS NOT on my list.
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