The Soundtrack of My Life

My friend Bill Dorman the man who is most definitely not an invisible blogger receives credit for inspiring me to write this post. In the spirit of giving I need to mention Danny Brown and Margie Clayman for similar reasons to Bill. And then for good measure I need to add Erica, Ameena, Gini, Shonali, Kaarina, Jessica and Brankica to this list.

If I am not mistaken I have shared Spotify lists and or discussed music with all of them. In truth though that is an incomplete list and there are a ton of other bloggers that I have had the pleasure to share music with. It is a cliche but music crosses borders, race and religion. It is a bridge between people and something that is of critical importance to me.

That is no secret to the 17 long time readers or any one else who has ever spent real time reading the blog. Roll through here and you’ll find entire posts devoted to sharing what I listened to that day. Sift through my fiction and you can rest assured that the posts are peppered with quotes and links to songs.  At one time I had a list of about 100 songs that served as the official soundtrack for this story.

If I had the time I would set the tone for every post by including at least one song in it. And one thing you can be certain of if I ever meet a real genie one of my three wishes will be to gain the ability to play/write music. Music is powerful, enlightening, educational and something that I find great joy in.

Music can be deeply personal and quite intimate, but it is meant to be communal. Music is designed to make you feel and it is something that should be experienced. So, please help us here by providing lists/links to your favorites. And don’t be afraid to leave quotes either, I love those.

If you have Spotify here is a whole list of links to a bunch of different playlists that you can sift through and enjoy:

40 Years

The Beatles

For Droid

Springsteen

In addition I’ll share a partial list of some of the songs on my iTunes. Most of these were purchased by me for me, but not all. Before we begin here is something just for fun

  1. Lonely is The Night– Billy Squire
  2. Don’t Take Your Guns To Town– Johnny Cash
  3. Firework– Katy Perry (My daughter LOVES this and insisted on listening. I kind of like it, don’t know why.)
  4. Yerushalayim Shel Zahav– Ofra Haza
  5. Dr. Feelgood– Motley Crue
  6. Show Me The Way– Peter Frampton
  7. I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys
  8. Love without end, amen– George Strait
  9. Face To Face-Siouxsie and The Banshees
  10. Helter Skelter-Paul McCartney
  11. In the End– Linkin Park
  12. It’s Been Awhile– Staind
  13. Fire on Babylon– Sinead O’Connor
  14. Molly Malone– The Dubliners
  15. The One– Elton John
  16. Chariots of Fire– Vangelis
  17. One Slip– Pink Floyd
  18. Telephone Line– ELO
  19. Baby I love You– Aretha Franklin
  20. Baby, Now That I Have Found You– Alison Krauss
  21. Please Read the Letter– Alison Krauss and Robert Plant
  22. Tunnel of Love– Bruce Springsteen
  23. Join Together– The Who
  24. Calling You– Blue October
  25. Close My Eyes Forever-Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne
  26. Pour Some Sugar on Me– Def Leppard
  27. Atomic Dog– George Clinton
  28. Visions of Paradise- Mick Jagger
  29. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper-Blue Oyster Cult
  30. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door-Bob Dylan
  31. 1812 Overture, Op. 49 (Conclusion)-Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  32. Possession– Sarah McLachlan
  33. Everything I Own– Bread
  34. You’re Gonna Miss This– Trace Adkins
  35. Just Another Day– Oingo Boingo
  36. Happy- Bruce Springsteen
  37. The Wrestler– Bruce Springsteen
  38. Lover’s Cross-Jim Croce
  39. Maybe I am Amazed- Paul McCartney
  40. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)-The Beatles
  41. W*O*L*D-Harry Chapin
  42. Over The Hills And Far Away- Led Zeppelin
  43. I Can’t Quit You Baby- Led Zeppelin
  44. Since I’ve Been Loving You – Led Zeppelin
  45. The Golden Road- Grateful Dead
  46. Friends in Low Places- Garth Brooks
  47. As Good As I Once Was– Toby Keith
  48. Drown In My Own Tears– Ray Charles
  49. Pictures of You– The Cure
  50. I Will Find You– Clannad
  51. The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)– The Fun Boy Three
  52. In My Life– The Beatles
  53. Whiskey Lullaby– Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
  54. With Or Without You– U2
  55. Growing Up- Bruce Springsteen
  56. The Gambler- Kenny Rogers
  57. Extreme Ways- Moby
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