Anyone else a Type A? I plan, I think, and I’m extremely fond of the backspace button! So this assignment is going to be harder than it looks. I will not delete, but if I don’t backspace, none of you will understand anything I’m saying. Today’s Writing 101 assignment is to write about 3 of my favorite songs and what they mean to me, all without editing. Which, if I were editing, that sentence would have been my starting one.
I’ve already stopped twice to reread what I’ve written. Must focus!
My most favorite song ever is Ordinary World by Duran Duran. I just love it. It came out in 93, and I was in a transition year in college. I was 20 and nothing was making sense. The words “trying to make my way through an ordinary world” really hit home and for some reason just gave me a sense that everything was going to be ok. Duran Duran is my all time favorite!
Song number two has to be Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney & Wings. I could listen to that song a billion times, and perhaps I have already, and never get sick of it. When it’s on, I just jam to it. Every. Single. Time. Even though I was only 3 when it came out, it really has a timeless message. Let’s face it, I’ve had to learn the hard way that love doesn’t come in a minute.
Lastly, it has to be Maroon 5’s Won’t Go Home Without You. I was status post divorce, and even if it’s a shitty marriage, divorce is divorce. You are alone. Dating after divorce is hard enough, throw in late 30’s, and top it off with single mom status, and it’s a friggin’ disaster. Won’t Go Home Without You is a “good cry” sort of song. I’m pretty sure I did, numerous times actually. The most important part of this song? I sound really good singing it in the car!
So there you have it! My top 3 songs that have meaning to me. I could list a few more, but I don’t think you really want the details of why I like Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty”.