Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 9 - Two Songs

Today is Day 9 of Huma Rashid's ten day blogger challenge.  Today I am to list two songs.  I will pick my favorite two songs which also happen to be very important songs to me.  Once again I will not have an entertaining opening paragraph for you...I am not feeling well and my brain hurts.  Enjoy.

1.  "Everyday" by Buddy Holly.  This is the world's most beautifully simple little song.  It flows so smoothly and melodically.  It relaxes me.  Even the lyrics are simple.  He was a wonderful musician.  Favorite Line: "Going faster than a roller coaster".

2.   "With or Without You" by U2.  This is my favorite song by my favorite band in all the world.  This song has followed my life.  It seems every time important love life events occur, this song is inadvertently playing in the background, whether the events were good or bad.  I feel that goes well with the bittersweet message of the lyrics.  This has been my favorite song for well over a decade.  And no...I didn't learn of it on Friends.  I think this is the perfect song.  It has a little bit of everything.  No song hits me with such passion as the crescendo when Bono is wailing at the three minutes mark.  That is my favorite "line" of the song. I get goosebumps every single team I hear that part.  That will likely never change.  I've seen it live twice...and both times I did not move a muscle through the entire thing.  I'm not even sure if I was breathing.  People have told me it's very strange the hold this song has on me.  It really does put me in a trance.  I can't help it.  I just go away when it's on.


Nevillem said...

Can't agree with you more about "Everyday". It's simplicity adds to the song, rather than detracting from it.

As for your U2 choice, well, it's a great song. It's not my favorite, but it obviously has great importance to you, and that's something deeply personal. Funny how music has those kinds of effects on people.

pauline said...

i LOVE "with or without you." when i saw u2 in middle school, though, they didn't play it. MAJOR SADFACE. and yes, like you, i liked that song pre-"friends."

JoshueTree said...


I am AMAZED they didn't play it for you. They closed (at least one set) with it at each one of my concerts. That is absurd. That's grounds for a refund.

Anonymous said...

With or Without You makes me cry every time I hear it.

On an unrelated note, when I was in high school, I had a very good male friend. We went to dances together, did plays, etc. Always platonic, right? Every time this song came on, we would dance together. Flash forward to six years later, a drunken night, an admission of being in love with me since he was 13, and "blah blah blah," and the friendship became awkward. Now, I cry and think "what if he was the one?" I guess I'll never know.