It’s Your Love by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill.
It’s the first song, I really remember liking. I’ve pretty much loved this song since it came out and I think I was like, three, at the time. I couldn’t have been very old. This song – I just can’t let it go.
You Look So Good In Love by George Strait
Honest to God, any song by him would fit but this song is the only one where he actually speaks instead of sings part of the lyrics and it’s overall just a really, really great song. I grew up with George Strait so I’ll always have a massive, massive soft spot for him.
Who Knew by P!nk
Oh, me. I was, I think, 14 when I discovered this song. The love was instant and I would stay up late listening to it on repeat. I still think her pink tipped blonde curls rocked. I could never pull it off but she rocked it and I still listen to this song to this day because it reminds me of being that weird teenager who listens to songs on repeat. (I’m 26 and I still listen to songs on repeat.)
Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
I’m sixteen, in my Dad’s truck, we’re running errands. He pops in the Toys in The Attic cd and is like, “Hey, I think you’ll like this.” and I did. The voice box at the beginning, the play on words, all of it. I like all of it. Oddly enough, this is not Steven’s best vocal work in my opinion. I love this song because it was my gateway into classic rock but Dream On is some of Steven Tyler’s best vocal work.
Baptized by Daughtry
This song is actual going to tie into the story behind the next two songs on my list. I was extremely stressed when I discovered this song. I would literally listen to it while I packed up a house to move, and it was a good song to keep me motivated and moving. It has a steady, sort of driving rhythm that made it really easy to stay moving and not give up, even though I felt like it. Now, for the embarrassing part that’s going to get me teased. When I discovered this song, I was a recent Supernatural fan with a massive crush on Cas (I’m now a Dean girl, sorry Cas), and this song reminded me a lot of Castiel.
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
I love this song because it makes me happy and it kept me somewhat sane during my moving venture. I don’t have brown eyes, my eyes are actually dark green, but I do have a deep affection for that phase that rock went through where everything was sweet and popped like bubblegum.
The Weight by The Band
The Band is Bob Dylan’s backing band, lead by Levon Helm, and this song. Oh, this song. It popped into my life and hasn’t left. It’s one of those songs that sort takes you on a journey (literally, the narrator is talking about a trip he’s on, though I’ve read it’s about the south, I say it’s about death), and I liked the story that unfolded as the song continues. I liked the way it sort of has that sitting on the back porch watching a fire feel to it.
Love Letters by Elvis Presley
If you knew me at all while I was writing Love, Laura then you know the sentimental value of this song. This is the song that inspired the book. It was the song I listened to when I needed inspiration and it was the song that guided me through writing it.
There Will Be A Day by Jeremy Camp
As you’ve read in my previous posts, I lost my grandmother to cancer in April. While she was still in the hospital and we were coming to terms with everything, I leaned on this song a lot. It helped and is one of the reasons why I leaned heavily on my faith after she died.
The Violet Hour by The Civil Wars
I’m adding this song for no other reason than if I had to hand you my personality in song form, I’d pick this one. It’s haunting and weird and eerie and if you know me, you know that I have a deep affection for creepy, weird stuff.
Love Don’t Live Here by Lady Antebellum (their whole first album, honestly)
Blue Ocean Floor by Justin Timberlake
Traveler by Chris Stapleton (listen to this song and tell me you don’t want a road trip)
Just Got Started Lovin’ You by James Otto (only song I’ve ever listened to the radio specifically to hear)
Gulf Coast Time by Roger Creager (It’s chill. I vibe with that.)
Let Me Go by Christian Kane (was my insomnia cure)
Simply Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd (it’s a good reminder to keep your feet on the ground, even when your head is in the clouds.)
Soulshine by the Allman Brothers (it’s a good reminder that life sucks but you just have to keep moving and stick with it)