Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: My Favourite Songs

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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.


Slightly burned sheets of musicPuff 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.



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32 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: My Favourite Songs

  1. Oh my gosh I loved Puff the Magic Dragon when I was a little one!

  2. Great choices… Puff is one of my all time favorites and I ADORE Enya!

  3. Agge no, now I sing Puff the magic dragon in my head….. Great list!

  4. James Schoch

    Such great songs! Love them all!

  5. Mary Morgan

    I loved this song by Enya! Of course, I love anything she sings. Thanks for sharing. Great songs!

  6. My father plays guitar and sings (used to play in coffee shops etc when I was young) and he always used to sing Puff The Magic Dragon to me. Now it’s the lullaby for both of my children.

    He even learned a 4th verse that makes the song a little more full circle!

  7. Love the variety here! Great choices. And yeah, it’s really hard to grab a handful of songs to represent the whole scope of your musical tastes – at least, it was for me.

  8. Great choices. Hotel California and Puff the Magic Dragon a couple of my favs. Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine.

  9. Nice list, I love The Eagles still. Hahaha – I think all of the characters in Taylor Swift’s songs are real people. It’s part of her draw, I think. 🙂

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  10. I can’t do Puff. Sorry. That one brings the tears on. It hits too close to home, like the movie Inside Out. Man… Good list, though.

  11. Lots of variety in your list. You have eclectic taste in music. Good for you!

  12. Great list, there are some really great songs on here. Hotel California is always a favorite.

  13. What a fun challenge, and you have some great songs listed!

  14. I love the Enya track for LOTR.
    I remember watching some animation show with Puff the Magic Dragon when I was a kid, and it creeped me out.

  15. I do love May It Be. Enya is a guilty pleasure.

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