From Hip Hop to Country, from R&B to Rock, from Spiritual to Pop and whatever else.  Here’s Mr. Erickson’s Favorite Music!

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:



Paula Abdul


The Beach Boys

The Bee Gees

Mariah Carey

The Eagles

Earth, Wind and Fire

Eric Clapton

Peter Frampton

Hall and Oates

Whitney Houston

Elton John

Toby Keith


Barry Manilow

Dean Martin

Olivia Newton-John


Carlos Santana

The Monkees

The Rolling Stones

Linda Ronstadt

Frank Sinatra

Van Halen



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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