Here are some old(er) songs I’ll probably always love. I’m not even really sure how far back you have to go to consider a song “old” but here we go!
1. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
This song is just one of those you have to stop and sing along to, but more than that Sweet Caroline reminds me of a very tentative, extremely brief relationship I had with some guy I crushed on for years.
2. The Longest Time – Billy Joel
Another song that is impossible not to sing along to. I love the poppy, barber-shop sound of this song. Billy Joel is one of those artists who have crossed a few generations of music and was able to remain some-what relevant.
3. Free Falling – Tom Petty
This song will forever remind me of sitting over at my cousin’s house while my mother and her friends played guitar. This was one of the songs I learned to play on guitar pretty quickly because I kind of wanted to be just like her at the time.
4. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Speaking of my cousin; that same cousin lost her mom to cancer a few years ago. Stairway to Heaven was her favorite, and she would listen to it in repeat – so this one is also forever embedded on my mind. (And now on my blog)
5. To Make You Feel My Love – Garth Brooks
If I’m completely honest, any song by Garth Brooks would fall on this list, but this love song in particular is a favorite. It has always just stopped my heart and made me believe that love is beautiful, and possible and real. I recently got to see Garth in concert; it was on my bucket list, and had been sing I was about 14, so to finally get to realize this dream was an extra special treat!
BONUS: One of the best music videos ever. I love it! And to bring my blog back to books once again, I present to you Tom Petty as the Mad Hatter!