Thursday, January 17, 2008

Friday Fave 5

I'm not sure if it's the fact that I got some new songs on my ipod or if it's that I've been watching people belt their hearts out on American Idol, but I have decided to do my favorite songs to sing loud in the car. I'm not talking about the kind you just turn up and nod your head to. I'm talking about the kind that you hope no one is watching while you are driving and singing! For your enjoyment I have included the line that I put the most emphasis on while singing...

1.The raspy voice of Bryan Adams is one that we can all identify no matter where we hear it. I could have picked several songs (i.e. Everything I Do, Heaven, Summer of '69), but I picked Please Forgive Me.

Belt it Out Line- "So if you're feeling lonely... don't. You're the only one I'd ever want. I only want to make it good. So if I love ya a little more than I should, Please Forgive Me..."

2. The Dixie Chicks remind me of high school. They got really big right about the time I was learning to drive and getting to choose the radio station. Now, being the Bush lover I am, I have to say that I completely disagree with them personally and will never buy another one of their CD's, but as Emily said this very week, "they've already got my money so why not wear out the CD?" My favorite one is Ready to Run.

Belt It Out Line- "All I'm ready to do is have some fu-u-u-u-n. What's all this talk about love (and one of the girls does this high little thing here that I always try and hit)"

3. Whitney Houston- can you even sing her songs soft?? It's like we all know we could never hit it like she does, so we just give it all we've got and hope for the best. Even though I know I Will Always Love You is the classic, I actually think of I Have Nothing as my favorite.

Belt It Out Line- "Don't make me close one more door. I don't want to hurt anymore. Stay in my arms if you dare or must I imagine you there. Don't walk away from meeeeee... (it gets so good here) I have NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING if I don't have you."

4. This song was voted #1 of all of the 1980's on VH1 and rightfully so! Livin' on a Prayer by BonJovi cannot be beaten! Who doesn't love it?

Belt It Out Line- "Whoa, we're halfway there. WHOA, livin' on a prayer. Take my hand. We'll make it I swear. WWHHOOAA livin' on a prayer"

5. My last one is actually the song of the moment for me. I heard some awful rendition of it on Idol this week and have not been able to get it out of my head. Alone by Heart is a song that I could never aspire to do justice to, but believe me, in the car I give it everything I have. Caroline can testify...

Belt It Out Line- "Til now, I always got by on my own. I never really cared until I met you. And now it chills me to the bone. How do I get you alone? How do I get you alone?"

Kelly Clarkson really should be on here somewhere, but I had to pick 5! PLEASE TELL ME YOURS!!!


AK said...

OK. I need to look into this but I do have a few to offer off of the top of my head. I agree with you completely about the Dixie Chicks, and I can sing at the top of my lungs to just about any of their songs, but one that doesn't get much play that I always crank up is Without You (Without you I'm not OK, without you I've lost my way, My heart's stuck in second place, oo oo oo oo, Without you). I would also like to throw in Sweet Caroline - Even before our very own sweet Caroline came along, I would get so excited just hearing the beinning notes of the song!

AK said...

Oooo - I thought of another one - Avril Levigne, Keep Holding On.

Emily said...

Here are 5 off the top of my head, but seriously, there could be an entire blog devoted to songs I love to belt it on by genre.

1. Without You - Mariah Carey
2. Stars - Switchfoot
3. My Prerogative - Britney Spears
4. California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas
5. Cowboy Take Me Away - Dixie Chicks

Let's not forget The Great Adventure by SCC.

Kristen said...

It was a sad day in my life when the Dixie Chicks couldn't keep their mouths shut. They were one of my all time favs, and I really loved singing along with them, AND had even gone to see them in concert. But, I couldn't do it anymore, I just could not listen to them anymore.

My favs-

Kelly Clarkson- Beautiful Disaster
"... oh, and I don't know, I don't know what he's after, but he's so beautiful, just a beautiful disaster..."

Christina Aguilera- Infatuation
"...Should I let him take me to Puerto Rico, I can't hold back no more, let's go tonight..."

Jamie O'Neal- There is No Arizona
"...don't you know, there is no Arizona, no painted desert, no Sedona..."

Kelly Clarkson- Breakaway

Lindsey Haun- Broken