So recently one of my friends decided she wanted to make a list of her top 10 favorite songs and rank them from 1 (being her all time favorite) to 10. Well, what started out as a fun idea turned into an obsession. There were songs that she knew were going to be on her list right away, but then she started second guessing herself. So, she's spent hours rummaging through old iTune accounts, YouTube videos, and billboard lists, trying to find songs that she may have forgotten about. It's been a month and she's still not done. Last time I checked, she had a list of 50 songs that she just loved so much. She's slowly crossing off one song here and there until she makes it to 10. I can't image what the process will be when she then ranks them from 1 to 10.
Unfortunately, I've now taken on the challenge...mostly to join her insanity. Hmm...10 songs....that's it?!?!? I love music so much and picking just 10 songs is nearly impossible, but I'm going to try. I'll think of it as a journey...one that will bring me to a new music enlightenment. Right now I'm compiling a list of all my favorite songs and then once I just can't find any more, I'll start to drop one at a time until there is 10 left. What happens after that, will be details to come.
Her and I did make two rules though.
1.) It has to be favorite songs; songs that make you feel something. Songs that remind of us of an ex boyfriend or event are not allowed. The songs we pick have to be our favorite songs with no ulterior motives. By doing this, we've eliminated the chance of having songs on our lists that represent a memory. That is not what our top 10 are about....they are about ourselves and the relationship we have with the actual song. Besides, I'm sure that if we want to make a list of songs that remind us of our ex's, or that drunken night in college....we could...easily.
2.)The songs do not have to all be #1 songs or popular songs. It could be the worst song in the world to someone else...but it doesn't matter. There is no bias to the song based on where it fell on the charts.
I won't list all the songs I have on my list right now, but a few are:
"With or Without You" by U2
"Silver Springs" by Fleetwood Mac
"Wonderwall" by Oasis
"Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix (I know it was written by Bob Dylan but I like the Hendrix version better)
"Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Like a Rolling Stone" by Jimi Hendrix (Same reason as above...)
Challenge yourself to do this....I dare you....