What’s your favorite song?

31 Oct

Lori sent me on a never-ending quest to see if I could come up with a list of 5 songs I couldn’t live without in my life. It was the rabbit-hole that never ended; it was also good hitting all the old bands and singers and just listening to the music created in my youth, the music that stirs something deep inside of me.

Music was my saving grace during my teen years when I was struggling so very much with being adopted, doing things I now regret and often wonder how I made it through alive. I didn’t think I’d survive and sometimes I didn’t want to. Music got me through the angry, the hurt, and the pain most of all. Songs written during an era of deep unrest and upset.

That music has gotten me through every rough period of my life.

I gave up my quest to whittle down my favorite songs to a list of just 5 songs. I can’t because so many helped me survive those years and again later in my life each time when I needed them again. Listening to them again during everything going on right now has helped, a fragile time if there ever was one, while at the same time – one after the other pulled me back in time to all those feelings, and at times, it felt like I was watching a home movie in my mind. Damn. I came to the conclusion I can’t create a numerical list of all time favorites because each one is special and connected to memories. If I had to pick just one song to have, it would be Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin. I can’t tell you why, but every time I hear even a few notes of the song, I am pulled in and everything else recedes.


Posted by on October 31, 2020 in Adoption


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11 responses to “What’s your favorite song?

  1. Dannie

    October 31, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Only 5? Sheesh I don’t think I could limit but here goes

    In the secular world
    Leaving on a jet plane as well as poems, prayers, and promises by John Denver

    I’m alright by Jo Dee Mecina

    Fade into You by Mazzy Star

    Losing my religion and Man on the moon by REM


    Rescue by Lauren Daigle (I posted on my fb)

    Oceans by Hillsong United

    Rugged cross religious

    Give me Jesus by (can’t remember who)

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    • TAO

      October 31, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      That was quick. I spent days creating lists by listening to the songs and then trying to pick which would be in the top five – it just wasn’t going to happen.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Dannie

    October 31, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I do have to say ‘cats in the cradle’ is an excellent choice a I have it on my playlist too

    Liked by 1 person

    • TAO

      October 31, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      Can’t tell you exactly what it has, but it has it.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Dannie

    October 31, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    I could talk about music all day. American Pie also brings back warm fuzzy memories

    Liked by 1 person

    • TAO

      October 31, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Yep. I can while away all sorts of time listening to songs of yesteryear. Doing it right now.


  4. Paige Adams Strickland

    October 31, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    I love this song! I can relate to that feeling you describe when certain tunes are played. I get sucked into a porthole when I hear “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo” (Lobo), “More than This” (Roxy Music), “I Love You Always Forever” (Donna Lewis), “Drift Away” (Dobie Grey) and “Minutes to Memories” (Mellencamp). Also “Gloria” (Laura Brannigan) & “Born This Way” (Lady Ga-ga)


    • TAO

      October 31, 2020 at 9:03 pm

      Now I’m going to have to go listen to some that aren’t familiar names. Cheer Paige.


  5. Lori Lavender Luz

    October 31, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    I’m just glad to know it wasn’t just me who had a hard time with this!

    I really love your choice. Great song; so meaningful.

    I love hearing what’s on other people’s lists. Thanks, Dannie and Paige. You both reminded me of some songs I love.

    Liked by 1 person

    • TAO

      October 31, 2020 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks Lori for getting me into a deep dive into songs I love.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Judith Land

    November 9, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Andrea Bocelli, “I found my love in Portifino”



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