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Were we supposed to share our favourite songs of all time or our favourite contemporary songs? I decided to do a little of both since I wasn’t sure how everyone else would interpret this prompt.
The links below will play these songs for you. Some of them are also the official music videos for them.
“Hotel California” by The Eagles
My father really enjoyed this band when he was growing up, so we heard their music throughout our childhoods. I always liked this particular song of theirs.
“Puff the Magic Dragon” by Peter, Paul, & Mary
Sometimes I wonder if my parents would have been hippies if they’d been born a decade or so earlier. They love whimsical songs like this, and so do I.
“Best Friend” by Brandy
I saved up my allowance for weeks to buy her albums as they came out! (My parents were pastors. We didn’t listen to much secular music for the first decade or so of my life, so she made a big impression on me).
“Hands” by Jewel
This song has such a beautiful message about how to deal with tough times and what we can do to help others when they’re struggling.
“May It Be” by Enya
Her contribution to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack was perfect.
“Happy” by Pharrell Williams
These lyrics and music video are so filled with joy.
“Spirit” by Beyonce
Honestly, I like just about everything she puts out. This is one of her newer songs that I think will be a classic.
“Beautiful People” by Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid
Ed has written a lot of lovely music. I especially appreciated this song of his because it was about the perspective of totally ordinary people.
“The Last Great American Dynasty” by Taylor Swift
Did you know the protagonist of this ballad is based on a real person? I thought that was pretty neat.