Okay, so I got this from Holly’s blog.
1. When I’m With You by Sheriff. When I was 18, I met a boy at a party. Actually, what I saw was a boy run out of the party, punch a tree, and then pass out and fall over the side of the patio. I thought he was stupid ~ maybe even a bit touched in the head. A few days later I met this guy with the most amazing blue eyes I’d ever seen and I was immediately smitten. The more I got to talking with this guy, the more I liked him. As we were talking, we were surprised that we’d both been at that party a few nights ago but had never met. Why? Because he was the stupid boy who got into a fight with a tree. Yes, he’d had a bit too much to drink that night. He was celebrating the fact that he would be leaving soon to go to basic training. He’d joined the Army and had only about a month until he left. I think we saw each other every day until the day he left. I cried for days ~ our timing just stunk. After basic training, he was back. But, I was leaving. I was going home for Christmas and then moving to California. We had a week to spend together. The night before I was supposed to leave we stayed up all night talking and in the morning before I left he wiped the tears from my eyes and gently kissed me goodbye. We wrote letters but eventually the letters stopped and we lost contact with each other. I’ve never seen him since. But, those first few months in California I would listen to this song over and over again. God, how I missed him. He’s someone I think about often ~ wondering what might have happened if our timing had been better.
2. Tennessee Waltz by Eva Cassidy. This is my favorite version of this song. Eva Cassidy had such an amazing voice and it’s a great loss that a woman this gifted should have died at such a young age from cancer. This was Dad’s favorite song ~ I actually danced with him to this song at my uncle’s wedding.
3. You Oughta Know by Alanis Morisette. I find myself singing this song a lot. Wonder why that is?
4. Copperhead Road by Steve Earle. This is just an awesome song. How can anyone not want to dance around when this song is playing?
6. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning by Frank Sinatra. Big sigh. Love my Frankie.
7. Tennessee Flat Top Box by Johnny Cash. Okay, so when I do go out and when I actually have had too much to drink I will sing this at the karaoke bar. Maybe once a decade. It’s just a fun song.
8. Walking after Midnight by Patsy Cline. C’mon ~ it’s Patsy. No list is complete without one of her songs.
9. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. In music, I have four loves ~ Def Leppard, Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra, and Van Morrison. Great song to two-step to.
10. Two Steps Behind by Def Leppard or Love Bites by Def Leppard. It’s a tie. I’ve been in love with every single member of this band at some point. All of their songs are great. And I admit, I will crank their music and pretend I’m a teenager again. I have all of their CD’s so I can be young again whenever I want to 🙂