Little known fact about me --
when I was growing up, I was not allowed to listen to the radio or buy popular music that had lyrics. The very few exceptions were a couple of John Denver albums, a Chuck Mangione or Wynton Marsalis, and Barry Manilow.
Yeah, I completely missed the entire decade of the 70s and much of the 80s.
I'm THAT person who can recognize a melody but has no idea of the lyrics past the first three words. Or gets them wrong because I never saw the lyrics in print, and got the lyrics NEARLY right (but oh so wrong).
I've never really caught up, but am having fun now going back and listening to ohhhh DECADES of music I've missed out on. I did sing in choirs, play an instrument all the way through early childhood to early adulthood and love to sing. But I'm still musically deficient..
Which leads me to this question...I very curious...
What are some of your favorite songs? I've discovered I have favorites now in nearly every genre, but I'd so love to know yours, no matter what genres or how popular/unpopular (or any other term), or even quirky. I'm having fun collecting favorites now, and they're all over the page.
So I'd love to know some of yours, to expand my repertoire! It seems my "inner child" is somewhat of a barefoot centrist-libertarian hippie redneck classical lyrical percussionist gypsy celtic world folk blues soul zeideco operatic israeli aussieoutback honkytonk chant symphonic R&B rockabilly gospel liturgical bluegrass mountain music person rolled all together.
More recommendations, please! :)