Thursday, July 12, 2007

Songs Meme

I was tagged by Rattle The Brain! The task is to pick 5 (I picked 6) songs that are emotional for me and why...and here they are in random order! I have linked all the songs to YouTube if you want to hear! I won't officially tag anyone...but would love you to tag yourselves and let me know what your songs are!


#1: Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
Why: Everyone needs to shut the fuck up and stop laughing...I already know how cheesy this song is. Titanic just happens to be the first movie that Don and I saw together just before we officially were dating. He was very sweet that day and bought (read: stole) me a Christmas present even though we only met like 3 other times before and those meets were separated by weeks. I can still remember freezing my ass off after the movie let out, waiting for our ride to come pick us up and me standing with him in his trench coat!


#2: Extreme - More Than Words
Why: I have no idea or real life connection to a moment in time and this song, but the lyrics and the voices will bring me to tears every time. I find this an amazingly powerful song for no apparent reason! It is the ultimate love ballad!


#3: Nickelback - Figured You Out
Why: I love his sexy voice and the lyrics to this song are fantastic. This song reminds me of spending time with my best friends and driving around with no particular place to go. We would scream this song out the car window, "I like your pants around your feet!" It reminds me of uninhibited fun with my girls!



#4: The Cranberries - Zombie
Why: This is probably my favorite song of all time, it just rocks like no other. I fell in love with this song in 8th grade. It shocked the shit out of my classmates when I picked this song as my favorite. I played this in Music Appreciation loud and proud when everyone else picked a traditional song to analyze!


#5: Celine Dion - New Day
Why: It reminds me of my son and that everything happens for a reason. When this song came out I was in a bad situation and prayed and prayed for help and the last thing that I expected was a baby...but that was the answer to my prayers in the most unexpected amazing way! It reminds me that things aren't always as they seem and to never look a gift horse in the mouth!


#6: Christina Aguilera — Fighter
Why: My best friend since Jr. Kindergarten is the biggest X-Tina fan on the planet and when she was diagnosed with cancer last year this is the song that I thought of when I needed to comfort and support her, it gave me hope and confidence in her ability to be a fighter. It was her theme song for her battle and ultimate win against cancer.


51 comments:

Christie said...

A. You like Celine Dion WAY too much.
B. I totally agree with you on Extreme. Best Power Ballad ever.

Mike M said...

My god!! You have redeemed yourself with the non boat happenings. #1. You went on the attack before anyone could comment.

Now, that's my girl!!

Jenny! said...

Christie:
I LOVE Celine! She is so my favorite...but then I also love Metalica about the same...go figure!

Jenny! said...

Mike M:
I done good! It is the worst song ever, but you know...its got strings attached for me! I just can't help it!

Brian in Oxford said...

Don't let go! Don't let go! Jack!!!! You let go and now I'm going to have to suck your frozen-popsicle Leonardo ass when they pull you out of the ocean!

That's an AWESOME Nickelback song. Way better than the stuff they submit for the top 40 stations to play!

And of course, More than Words musta been what got Gary Cherrone the short-lived gig in Van Halen back in '98.

Shibari said...

I actually love ALL of your choices! :)

Nocturnal said...

That's a bit of a diverse list. I've never heard that nickelback tune before, not too shabby at all.

zen wizard said...

1) Spike Jones: "My Two Front Teeth."

2) Frankie Yankovich: "Too Fat Polka."

3) Leo Fuld: "My Yiddishe Mama."

4) Ethel Merman: "Everything's Coming Up Roses."

5) Sheb Wooley: "Purple People Eater."

I challenge you to listen to one of those songs, and not cry...

Kelly said...

good list! I love anything cranberries! We had an interactive yearbook (on a dvd) for my senior year, and I chose Dreams by The Cranberries. I also have it on my ring tone. I am a huge nerd like that. :-)

Also have a big thing for that Extreme song. I also have no reason for it, just do.

captain corky said...

It takes a lot of courage to admit that you like Celine Dion Jenny. I have even more respect for you than I used to, woman!

Just checking in. 8 more days of antibiotics at the hospital. All is good though.

Mike M said...

BTW, I love the age progression you have of your son on the sidebar.

You know he is going to break a lot of hearts, right? He is a young Brad Pitt in front of a camera. at his age and camera-aware? God, the world is in for it.

Jenny! said...

Brian In Oxford...or just outside of if at work:
Nickelback is the shit! I know I know, that song is terrible...but I seriously can't help it...I didn't choose that emotional attachment!

Jenny! said...

Shibari:
Thanks for the support...at least someone gets my Celine Dion thing!

Jenny! said...

Nocturnal:
Its by far their best song, but I would listen to him sing all day long...that sexy voice!

Jenny! said...

Zen:
REally, Purple People Eater and My Two Front Teeth should make me cry???

Jenny! said...

Kelly:
It seriously just makes me cry...I have no idea why...great song! I love all things Cranberries...I am a nerd too! Love ya!

Jenny! said...

Captain:
Thanks for checking in! Good news for you guys! What is wrong wiht Celine Dion...I fricking love her!

Jenny! said...

Mike M:
Thanks! I just can't take down the older ones...its like I just keep adding on...can't let go of his smaller days! I hope he can make as much money as Brad Pitt, then his momma and dadda can early retire in a nice mansion!

Hammer said...

From working in a karaoke bar I cannot listen to any of those songs again without my head exploding.

But I can see your reasoning. I'm sure there are some odd ones on mine too.

Jenny! said...

Hammer:
I could imagine not wanting ot hear those songs ever again! I get a bit sick of them too, but I don't really listen to them on purpose...its more like a coincidence thing.

Gardener Greg said...

I love that song by the cranberries too. DW throws a fit whenever I listen to it. A few years ago, I was running a 5k race at night and listening to that CD. The song about John L came on and it mentioned the date he died and it happened to be the same date I was running the race. I got spooked and ran faster. Damn you now I have the Zombies song running around in my head.

Jenny! said...

Greg:
That is kind of creepy...did you win?

-Papa said...

I'm very surprised that Carl Douglas' "Kung-fu Fighting" wasn't on your list.

Yoda said...

Titanic! It was 1997, right? Wow, its been 10 yrs since that movie! I can barely believe it ... it was the year I went to college!

I'm gonna do this meme on my blog!

P.S. I love Zombie!

Flyinfox_SATX said...

Good tunes...Rattle the Brain Tagged you? I thought I did.

Flyinfox_SATX

Jenny! said...

Papa:
I hate disco music...makes my skin crawl!

Jenny! said...

Yoda:
I know, time flies when your having fun! I can't wait to read yours!

Jenny! said...

FlyinFox:
Same thing!

Paul Champagne said...

So ... you know this just confirms it ... you're a softie.

Yoda said...

I like the way X-tina is sitting. Good view!

Jenny! said...

Paul:
I am...just a big baby! Sometimes I can be naughty though...do you want to spank me???

Jenny! said...

Yoda:
That's why I picked that one...just for your viewing pleasure!

Sassy Blondie said...

Jenny-More Than Words is on my freakin iPod! Of course, it came out, like Zombie, when I was in college or just out. Damn! I'm old! (And I like sappy Celine songs...they help the cleansing cry along very well)

snowelf said...

Jenny--I LOVE Figured You Out, too. Could he SOUND any hotter in that song?!

I should do this tag, too :)

--snow

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

With or Without You, U2.
Home, Depeche Mode.
The Power of Love- Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Everytime- Agnelli&Nelson
This is planet Earth- Duran Duran
Milk- Garbage

Fever Dog said...

I've never heard of Extreme.
I'm still laughing about Celine Dion.
But the post was really quite sweet, who knew you had it in you?
*ducks*

Christie said...

You should be proud of me. I did this on my blog just for you.

I like Metallica, too, but I'm more of a Motley Crue kinda gal when it comes to metal music.

Jenny! said...

Sassy:
SO I am not the only cry baby Celine fan!

Jenny! said...

Snow:
He has got the hottest voice EVER! You should do it!

Jenny! said...

Crushed:
Good choices...why?

Jenny! said...

Fever Dog:
I really am a sweet girl...sometimes! It's ok to laugh about the Celine thing...I get it all the time!

Jenny! said...

Christie:
I am proud! I heart Metallica!

Paul Champagne said...

I don't know ... have you been naughty enough for a spanking?

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

With or Without You, U2.
My first love said this was our song.

Home, Depeche Mode.
Reminds me of Uni.

The Power of Love- Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Just a beautiful love song.

Everytime- Agnelli&Nelson
Too many good clubbing moments.

This is planet Earth- Duran Duran
Such a tribute to Birmingham (It's about the Birmingham landscape)

Milk- Garbage
Such a powerful mournful song, makes you feel love how a woman feels it.

Keshi said...

nah I aint laughing at ya for My Heart Will Go On...altho its overrated and some ppl think it's puke-sappy, well I hv a connection with that number too...cos everytime I hear it I think of my dad..who died at 44..


More than words is another fav of mine...I hv played that song many times b4 in my blog.

Keshi.

Ashley said...

I am trying to come up with a comment and I cannot. I am disappointed in myself. I totally want to rip on you for the Celine thing, but the last time you were in my car, we were listening to a cappella, so I have no room to talk.

Jenny! said...

Paul:
Oh yeah!

Jenny! said...

Crushed:
"makes you feel love how a woman feels it." I bet you get alot of ladies with lines like that!

Jenny! said...

Keshi:
Its not like we made the decision to get attached emotionally to that song, it just kind of happens and then you always relate it to that person, your dad for you and Don for me!

Jenny! said...

Ashley:
You totally can't rip on the Celine thing after that group! Who would think that Green Day could be song by a nerdy acappella group!

Jeanette said...

Aw, that's sweet! Where did the days go that we could just ride around in a car with no where to go and the music blasting. I hate getting big!