Sunday, February 12, 2012


I haven't watched the Grammys in, well, hell, I don't even know how long.  I am totally out of touch with the pop music scene.  I'll admit that.  I'm (un)cool like that.
Listening to Adele makes me want to crank up the stereo (ok, iPod) and belt it out baby.  Listening to Chris Brown makes me wonder how a human makes those noises.  And then I realize that humans don't naturally make those noises and I dismiss his music. 
I like songs I can sing along to.  I don't sing well, but I sing loud and with enthusiasm.  I can't make weird techno-sounds so there's no way I can do it loudly and with enthusiasm, so that style of music is not on my radar.  Britney Spears?  Same thing.  Voice too studio-ized.  Rap?  I got no rhythm, so that's no good either.
"What do you like, Shannon?"  I'm so glad you asked!  Here is a list of some of my favorite sing-along songs. 
  1. "Yellow Ledbetter" by Pearl Jam.  Do I have a flipping clue what the words are?  No.  Does that matter?  No.  Eddie Vedder is one of the greatest voices to try to mimic.  Try it.  You'll like it.
  2. "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis. 
  3. "Patience" by Guns -n- Roses.  Axl Rose is another fanatasically fun voice to try to mimic.
  4. "End of the Road" by Boys II Men.  Ok, so I can't hit the low parts, but it is so over-done with emotion that it is irresistable. Completely.
  5. "Somebody to Love" by Queen.  I have yet to hit that last "Lo-o-o-o-o-ve" but I keep trying.
  6. "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac.  I was brainwashed at a young age.  My father believes Fleetwood Mac to be THE BEST.  Once this song landed on Rock Band, I rediscovered it's awesomeness.
  7. "Honky Tonk Women"  by the Rolling Stones 
  8. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers.  It started out with a kiss...
  9. "Your Love" by The Outfield.  Josie's on a vacation far away...sing it.  You know you know it.
  10. "Into the Mystic"  Much more mellow than the above the selections, and a little low for me, but that chorus.  Oh, that chorus.
  11. "Sometimes Salvation" by the Black Crowes.  Just throw your head back and sing.
  12. "Squeeze Box" by The Who.  Best sing along song about an accordian (ahem) ever.
  13. "Plug in Baby" by Muse.  Wow.  Turn that one up.  (My daughter hates it.)
  14. "Laid" by James.  I hate that I can't introduce this sing-along to my kids.  The chorus is so catchy. 
  15. "Barrier Reef" by the Old '97s.  If you don't know this song, you should.  It's catchy and not exactly wholsome, but funny.
  16. "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John.  I didn't love this song until I saw "Almost Famous."  I have loved it with my whole heart ever since.
  17. "Stickshifts and Safetybelts" by Cake.  Cutest. Song. Ever.
  18. "One Night in Bangkok" by Murray Head.  Best song ever from a musical about Chess.  Plus it has my favorite line from a song:  I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.
  19. "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver.  Try to NOT sing along.
  20. "American Girl" by Tom Petty.  Not even Silence of the Lambs could ruin this for me.
  21. "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha.  Stupid Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie.  I would have never liked it if wasn't for you.
  22. "Dancing With Myself" by Billy Idol.  Let's sink another drink!
  23. "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera.  I will never have a voice like that, but it's fun to try.
  24. "Texarkana" by REM.  I don't know what it is about this one, but it just gets me.
  25. "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga.  Roma-roma-ma-ma
All right.  I'd better go to bed.  I have to work tomorrow, after all.

1 comment:

  1. Well, now it's official...I am obviously of "the older generation" since I only recognize about five of your favorites!!! My list of 'sing-a-longs' might have songs now considered oldies but goodies. Yikes, how did I grow up so quickly?