I had been considering sharing my all time favorite songs with you, but since there are so many, I never knew how to format it. Then, I came across a blog randomly (I forgot which one) where the owner went through her favorite music according to the alphabet. Not by artist, no by song. And I thought that was such a nifty idea! So this isn’t an original idea and if you read this and came up with this, then I hope you don’t mind that I took your idea and went with it. So the concept is simple: in the next couple of months I will be sharing my favorite songs in alphabetical order. Every time I’ll share 5 songs with you and explain a bit why I like a song or how I came across it. Let’s start at the beginning: with the letter A!
A Sunday Kind of Love – Etta James
Oh Etta! If you could fall in love with a voice, I’d fall in love with Etta James’. The warm, soulful voice combined with the early R&B sounds of this song just make it magnificent. Factor in the fact that it has slightly lazy feel to it and you instantly understand the title.
Addicted – Kelly Clarkson
I had a major Kelly Clarksom phase back in 2005 – 2006 and this song (and a few others, but mostly this one) has stuck with me ever since. Not a cheerful song, but so powerful. One of those: I’m stuck in a rut and I need a song to pick me up type of song.
Ain’t That Peculiar – Marvin Gaye
If you’d ask me what is my favorite song of all time, I’d have several options. One of them is this one. With a hint of swing, this song is an upbeat song but with a not so upbeat message. In addition Marvin Gaye was a musical genius, so if you don’t know this one yet, definitely check it out.
American Boy – Estelle ft. Kanye West
This song was on repeat constantly when I first heard came it. It’s catchy, it’s fun, and a tad cheeky at times. Yup, a fun little modern day R&B track. (I just noticed that there are 3 R&B songs in this post. It’s not as if that’s the only thing I listen to).
And If My Heart Should Somehow Stop – James Vincent McMorrow
I remember vividly when I first listened to this song with all of my attention: while lounging underneath a tree on Center Island in Toronto. So for me, this song is summer vacations in foreign countries while doing absolutely nothing. When I hear this, I instantly relive my 2012 vacation. And really, what’s better than that?
Share your favorite songs starting with ‘A’ in the comments below!