What’s Your Favorite Song?

Random question to my fellow bloggers: What is your favorite song? Right now, in light of Saint Patrick’s Day, I’m a big fan of Foggy Dew by the Young Dubliners. Give it a listen:

Be sure to comment what your favorite song is! I’d love to listen to all of them!

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      1. Back when I was 12 in 2006, my mom and I alone went to NYC. One of the highlights was seeing Wicked on Broadway. My favorite song at age 12 was “Popular” and it still is mostly due to that memory. Seen that musical four times total and that show has changed a lot over the years. I can say this: this musical has changed me for good.

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  1. I have too many favorites! I can’t pick just one! So here are a few, across all different genres:

    – “Man on the Moon” by R.E.M. (I’ve listened to a few other tracks from the “Automatic for the People” album on YouTube, and “Monty Got a Raw Deal” is starting to grow on me, but “Man on the Moon” is still my favorite R.E.M. song)
    – “Waterloo” by ABBA
    – “Take Me to Church” by Hozier
    – “The Prophet’s Song” by Queen
    – “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine” by James Brown (the greatest funk riff of all time, IMO)
    – Pretty much any song off of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”
    – “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars (arguably the best song of this decade)
    – “Hurt”…both of the versions by Nine Inch Nails and Johnny Cash (NIN’s original comes from a place of darkness and despair in which you can tell the narrator is at rock bottom, and you can hear it in the arrangement, if not so much in Trent Reznor’s vocals. Johnny Cash’s version is more reflective in tone, even though the only lyric changed between the versions was the line “crown of 💩”, which apart from being a profanity also indicates the state of mind of the narrator in the NIN version and how he feels about himself personally, to “crown of thorns”. That line not only reflects Cash’s faith, he’s also equating the suffering that he experienced through his life, which had all sorts of tragedy and poor decision making, to the suffering that Jesus endured from his arrest at Gethsemane to his crucifixion, including the wearing of the crown of thorns. Johnny Cash’s version reflects on a long life lived, with the weight of his suffering from growing up in poverty and his brother’s death to his descent into addiction and infidelity, but as in the closing lyrics “I will find a way”, he is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.)

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