Music to my ears…

September 9, 2012

I love this weeks prompt for Monday Listicles.

Cassie from Our Foto Friendly FamilyΒ gave us this weeks prompt.

10 songs…

I love music, I love to sing loudly and off-key and I love to dance to music.

I also love this prompt.

Here are 10 of my favorite songs in no particular order:

1. Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”

Need I say more?

2. Neon Trees “Everybody Talks”

Just love this one right now. I catch myself singing along and bobbing around my seat!

3. Guns’n’Roses “November Rain”

Gets me every time. And that guitar solo by Slash… no words needed. (Also, the first song I slow danced to with my first boyfriend… I was 13. Sigh!)

4. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn”

My summer song the summer I graduated high school. A friend I worked with dubbed it my song! Still love it and still sing along!

5. BonJovi “Always”

I love the whole Cross Roads album. Really, my first foray into all thing Bon Jovi. I fell in love with the band. I still remember sitting on a bus full of 8th graders going on a class trip and driving by an arena where they were set to perform and wishing I could go.

6. Muse “Starlight”

Why this song? Where do I start? I can’t get enough of Muse and have “Eclipse” and Stephenie Meyer to thank for bringing their music into my life. This is by far one of my fave songs. It was my ringtone for quite some time and I put it back every so often.

7. Orianthi “According to You”

She was a back up musician on what was supposed to be Micheal Jackson’s big comeback tour. I love this song. Got the whole album and wish she was more known… I think she’s pretty incredible.

8. Madonna “Like a Prayer”

Gotta throw in some old school Madonna. Still some of my faves to dance to.

9. Sarah McLachlan “Elsewhere”

I still remember the first time I got into hubby’s car when we started dating and Sarah McLachlan was playing. He had me right there!!! This is by far one of my favorites of hers. It just reaches a place inside me. I can’t explain. It just is.

10. Carter Burwell “Love, Death, Birth”

The theme for the Twilight Saga, specifically Breaking Dawn Pt. 1. I love listening to this at night when the house is quiet and I’m working away on blog posts. (Like now.)
I see images from the movies, moments shared by Bella and Edward… Isn’t that what music is supposed to do, paint a picture in your mind?


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  • Bruna from Bees with Honey September 10, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I love me some Bonjovi too! Woohoo! Great pics πŸ™‚

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 12:04 am

      Thanks. Yes, BonJovi is great. πŸ™‚

  • Bridget September 10, 2012 at 2:55 am

    November Rain is an epic song. Seriously, I forgot all about it. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

      You are so welcome and yes, it is one of those epic songs.

  • TBM September 10, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Love the variety here.

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 11:02 am

      That’s me… a little bit of everything! πŸ˜‰

  • Kimberly September 10, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Bon Jovi is my all time favourite. Actually, his song “Thank you for loving me” was our wedding song πŸ™‚

  • Kimberly September 10, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Love Bon Jovi. Actually, his song, Thank you for loving me, was our wedding song. Makes me tear up everytime I hear it πŸ™‚

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Awww, that’s so sweet. Love that song too.

  • Wayne September 10, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I love this week’s theme. That is a great list. I love November Rain and Torn especially.

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Definitely very happy with the topic. It was fun to put together and November Rain was one of the first songs that popped into my head.

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell September 10, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I think I only knew about half of those!

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

      And now you have heard of the other half!!! πŸ˜‰

  • Katie E September 10, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Like a Prayer is probably my favorite Madonna song – so good. I loved making this list, too – and thinking about all the memories associated with different songs!

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Music and memories go hand in hand for me. I still prefer old school Madonna to her newer stuff.

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bit September 10, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I love Sarah McLachlan and completely forgot. I used to listen to the Mirrorball CD over and over.

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Me too. That was my first S.M. cd… The hubs introduced me to all of her older stuff.

  • Sweetheart September 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Sparkly Vampire writer did not introduce you to MUSE, I did! I had “Uprising” and “Hysteria” on a cd and you said they were “another of your wierdo bands Honey” πŸ™‚

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:57 am

      That may be so, but I didn’t know it was them at the time… πŸ˜‰

  • MamaCassie (@FotoFriendlyMom) September 10, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Ah πŸ™‚ Bon Jovi and GnR πŸ™‚ Great list!

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

      Thanks Cassie and thanks for a great topic. Really enjoyed this one!!! πŸ™‚

  • Megan Broutian September 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I had never seen the “torn” video (living under a rock, I know). Wow. This is some selection you got there, Susi… nice!!!

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

      Yeah, I’m all over the board. I’ll listen to pretty much anything except most country music.

  • Sandra September 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Ah, great list! I like so many songs from here… Some oldies definitely bring back great memories. I don’t think I can even come up with ten songs–so hard and too many to choose from! (I watched November Rain–it’s been a while πŸ™‚ )

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Yay for November Rain. Took me forever to put this listicle together because I kept watching the videos!!! πŸ™‚

  • Anja September 10, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Old school Madonna rocks! And if I had to choose a Muse song, I’d be One =)

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      That’s definitely a great one. There are so many…

  • Emma @ Your Doctor's Wife September 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    BonJovi!! I just went to their concert a couple years ago. They were awesome!

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      I’ll have to go one of these years. A friend of mine goes to every concert they have close by. She loves them.

  • Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms September 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Love the Neon Trees. Great pick. And I wonder, too, why Orianthi did not have a follow-up to that single. I thought it was great. She needs a new manager or agent. Ellen

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      I agree with you. Happy to know that someone else appreciated her song.

  • Jill September 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Oh, thank you for posting November Rain! LOVE that song! Great listicle!

    • Susi September 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      It is a great song and will forever have a place as one of my favorites. Thanks.

  • Kim Pugliano @The G is Silent September 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Bon Jovi and Adele. YES.

    • Susi September 11, 2012 at 7:19 am

      Glad you agree! πŸ™‚

  • Beth Ann September 11, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Oh wow—what a great list. Gonna go through and listen to each one of them today when I get a chance!!! Thanks for posting such great ones!!! So many are ones I love!!! Definitely have to make my own list!

    • Susi September 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Glad you like it. It was so fun to put together…

  • Audrey September 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    That Orianthi is pretty good. I had totally forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder πŸ™‚

    • Susi September 11, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      You’re welcome. She is pretty awesome. πŸ™‚

  • Stasha September 12, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Love Torn and Starlight! What a great list, lots of variety but it reminds me of my life a lot too.

    • Susi September 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Yeah, I’m all over the place when it comes to music!