Music to My Ears

 Back in 2006 I felt challenged to make a list of what I consider to be the best rock songs of all time. This is what I came up with:
… top 10 plus greatest rock songs of all time!!!  (I couldn’t keep it to ten and I reserve the right to add to the list!)  Here goes:  In no particular order…..
Barracuda – Heart – These sisters are amazing!
Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar – One of the best voices rock was ever blessed with
Round-about – Yes – So, I am a child of the 70’s.  Sue me.
Aqualung – Jethro Tull – No, J.T. is not a person but the name of a band!
Immigrant Song/Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin – Stairway is everyone’s favorite but for rocking out I had to include Immigrant Song
Mississippi Queen – Mountain
Layla – Derek & the Dominoes – Eric Clapton – nuff said
Crossroads – Cream – Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.  Need I say more?
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Old Time Rock & Roll – Bob Seeger – This might not quite qualify as “rock” but, once again, sue me.
Dream On – Aerosmith
Behind Blue Eyes/Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who – Once again, couldn’t decide which
Takin’ Care of Business – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
The Stroke – Billy Squier – Consummate rocker
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
Glad – Traffic
Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf – Classic.
Honorable mentions:
Rebel, Rebel – David Bowie – Not sure if this is rock or freak rock but I gotta love him!
On the Dark Side – John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band from the Eddie and the Cruisers Soundtrack – Love this but not sure it is rock as I have defined it.
Future Rock Classic:
The Kill – Thirty Seconds to Mars – One of the best videos I have ever seen.  Based on the movie “The Shining.”

Lyrics Matter

Music has always been a major part of my life.  I loved to hear my mother sing.  The radio was usually on in the family car.  Meet the Beetles was on the turntable as was Mario Lanza.

When I was in elementary school, I started singing harmony in a chorus and continued this throughout high school and a bit in college and church.  I now sing on the church worship team.

Ever hear of an earworm?  It is when you can’t get a tune out of your head.  Often, I fall asleep with a song on my mind and wake up with one as well.

In the last few years, I have found that I have to be very careful of what I listen to.  Music has such power!  A song can bring me back to middle school, to memories of a dating relationship, to sorrowful times in my life, to sinful times that I don’t need to dwell on bringing on spiritual attack.  One time, I actually had to leave a store because a song playing brought on a panic attack!

For new readers, if you haven’t figured it out already, I love Jesus.  I try to love Him with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.  It is for that reason that I have taken to listening to only Christian themed and classical music.

Have at it, earworms.  I am safe with what I have been listening to.