I mentioned in my last post that at certain times in my life, I listen to the same song over and over again until I can't stand it anymore.
In other words, I love the song to death.
Right now, that song is "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Celtic Woman.
But last night I started thinking about all the songs that have perished under the weight of my affection, and I saw a perfect opportunity for a beautiful bulleted list, which may or may not be in chronological order.
Hence, Songs I've Loved to Death: The Early Years
- Elvira, by the Oak Ridge Boys. My dad bought a used truck with an 8 track. The Oak Ridge Boys came with the truck (bonus!) and I used to go sit in his truck in the garage and listen to Elvira. "Giddy up, um boppa mouw mouw..."
- Sing Your Praise to Lord, by Amy Grant. Age to Age was the first album that was truly mine, and the instrumental lead-in to this song was thrilling.
- Friends by none other than Michael W. Smith. The second album I owned. I dreamed of having friends who would sing this song to each other and vow to never, ever change. Wasn't really the point of the song, but that's how I heard it.
- I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany. "Children, behave! That's what they say when we're together..." Deliciously rebellious.
- Only in My Dreams by Debbie Gibson. I always thought Tiffany and Debbie should be best friends.
- Word Up by Cameo. My sister and I recorded this one off the radio on her Sidestep boombox. That's some serious dedication: Sitting by the radio until the song comes on and then hurry-up! Push record! Push record! Inevitably we missed the first few seconds of the song or had to endure a fade-in from the song previously playing.
- Parents Just Don't Understand by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. My friend Michelle and I could sing it word for word one summer when our families shared a rented cottage on the lakeshore.
That's it for the early years.
Share--what songs have you loved to death?