My Favorite Song

Two wonderful friends of mine, rosepurr and thndrstd, have been doing this music meme thing. I like what they have done with it and how it tells a lot about a person while sharing interesting music. So I am going to do something similar.

Now although it says “day” in the original list, I do not think that I will stick to that. Some days I might do multiple. Some days I might not do any. I am not doing thirty consecutive days or even thirty consecutive posts. I am putting these up when I feel like it.

Picking my favorite song is a lot like picking my favorite color. Or my favorite book. Or my favorite comic. It depends on my mood. But there are a few that stick with me. And this one in particular will probably always be in my top ten.

This is the song that started my love of the Beatles. Oh, I knew who they were before I heard this song. My father would play his old LPs pretty often, but he mainly had their first albums. It was not until high school that I heard the white album and Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was then that I decided that while most of the people that I knew who loved the Beatles were fans of John or Paul, it was George who really rang my bell.

Yes, I know that Eric Clapton played lead guitar on this recording. And he did a great job. But George wrote this one. He sang this one. And it’s not just the weeping guitar that hooked me. It’s the lyrics. It’s the melody. It’s the whole package. Every single word, every single note just resonates with me. It vibrates through my electrons and fills my body from sole to soul.

I can play a decent version of it, but I have never gotten it to where I feel comfortable performing it in front of an audience. This is not really a surprise. I do not really play guitar for anyone but myself. But this is one of those songs that I think that I will play for someone … someday.

Day 1: Your favorite song.
Day 2: A song that makes you cry.
Day 3: A song that makes you dance.
Day 4: Your favorite male singer.
Day 5: Your favorite female singer.
Day 6: Your favorite band.
Day 7: One band/singer you’re ashamed to admit you like.
Day 8: One band/singer whose popularity you will never understand.
Day 9: A song that reminds you of an ex.
Day 10: A song that reminds you of your father.
Day 11: A song that reminds you of your mother.
Day 12: A song that makes you want to have sex.
Day 13: A song you sing in the shower.
Day 14: A song from the year you were born.
Day 15: A song you liked in high school.
Day 16: The first song in your mp3 folder.
Day 17: The last song in your mp3 folder.
Day 18: An instrumental song you like.
Day 19: Your favorite love song.
Day 20: Your favorite breakup song.
Day 21: A song that makes you want to break stuff.
Day 22: Your favorite song from a movie.
Day 23: Your favorite duet.
Day 24: Your favorite cover song.
Day 25: Your favorite song from 2010 (so far)
Day 26: Your favorite music video.
Day 27: One song in your mp3 folder you’re pretty sure no one else has.
Day 28: One song that needs to never be played again.
Day 29: One song that gives you the creeps.
Day 30: A song you’d like played at your funeral.

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