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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.
32 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: My Favourite Songs
Great choices. Hotel California is a classic, and I love Enya. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/11/wc-favorite-songs-or-musicians.html
Oh my gosh I loved Puff the Magic Dragon when I was a little one!
Yay! that’s awesome.
Great choices… Puff is one of my all time favorites and I ADORE Enya!
Thank you. It’s cool we both like those songs.
Agge no, now I sing Puff the magic dragon in my head….. Great list!
Heh, thanks. And, yes, that song can get stuck in your head quite easily.
Such great songs! Love them all!
Thank you very much. 🙂
I loved this song by Enya! Of course, I love anything she sings. Thanks for sharing. Great songs!
You’re welcome. Thanks for stopping by.
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!
Oh, that’s so cool!
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.
I hear you there! And thanks.
Great choices. Hotel California and Puff the Magic Dragon a couple of my favs. Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesday-blogging-challenge-favorite-songs-or-musicians/
That’s awesome! And thanks.
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. 🙂
Oh, I didn’t know that about Swift’s songs. Neat.
Glad you’re also a fan of The Eagles.
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.
No worries there, Megan. I’m sure we all have songs like that. 🙂
Lots of variety in your list. You have eclectic taste in music. Good for you!
Thank you very much!
Great list, there are some really great songs on here. Hotel California is always a favorite.
Thank you. And, yeah, that song is timeless.
What a fun challenge, and you have some great songs listed!
Thank you very much!
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.
I do love May It Be. Enya is a guilty pleasure.