Without thinking (Why do tag rules insist I abandon all thought?) I’ve been invited to list my top ten fave songs.
Picking my nose I’m pretty good at, one could even say I excel. Picking friends, while not practised as often, has refined with age. Picking favourites? Not so much.
Why? Because as seasons shift, as clouds move across the sky, as my mood and mind and underwear changes, so do my favourites. What I adore one moment could be old news the next, dismissed by something as fickle as a catchy rhythm.
Some days I can’t even spell writhm. Rythym. Rhythm. Thank goodness for spell-check.
So I’ll name my ten faves, but take note, by the time this post hits the ‘net, these titles may have changed, and I’ll be reading this post thinking, what the–? Why did I pick that?
In order that the titles came to me–and yes, I did have to do some thinking or I wouldn’t have had a list–my fave ten songs are:
1. Also known as the first 45 piece of vinyl I ever owned, bought with birthday money at The Bay Downtown. Birthday stash may even have covered my bus fare. Jive Talkin’ by The Bee Gees.
2. One could say a born Winnipegger has no choice but to include a Guess Who tune on a publicized list of faves. Whatever. I like this song because it speaks to me. Fine State of Affairs, solo release from Guess Who front man and fellow ‘Pegger, Burton Cummings.
3. OO-EE-OO-AH AH-CHING-CHANG-BULLA-WULLA-BING-BANG. I triple-dog-dare-ya not to get lost in a lyric like that. Witch Doctor by David Seville (Ross Bagdesarian Jr) of (insert cringe here) Chipmunk fame. Betcha this one stays in your head for weeks.
4. There are songs that make me feel like if I spread my wings, the wind would carry me. Always and forever topping that list? Sailing by Christopher Cross.
5. Sometimes, you don’t know why you like something, you just know you do. Burning Down The House by Talking Heads.
6. ‘I don’t give a hoot about what people have to say, I’m laughing as I’m analyzed.’ The Beat has no choice by to go on (and on and on) when you listen to Switching To Glide by the Kings.
7. Taking into consideration choice number three and this next song, one might wonder at my love of words. The Shoop Shoop Song by Cher.
8. Indicative of my chosen profession? Perhaps. But the truth is, writing is hard. So Hard. Rock on, Sass Jordan.
10. How can I make this list without a tribute to the one who tagged me? Rock The Casbah by The Clash.
Songs that didn’t make the list but deserve honourable mention: Forever and Ever Amen by Randy Travis, These Dreams by Heart, In Your Soul by Corey Hart, Not Ready To Make Nice, The Dixie Chicks, The Hockey Song by Stompin’ Tom Connors, Iko Iko by The Belle Stars, Just Another Day by Jon Secada, Hair of the Dog by Nazareth.
Yes. I am eclectic. And no, Pink is not on this list. That’s because Pink deserves her own list.