30 Day Challenge, Day 01 — Your favorite song

My first entry in this “30 Day Challenge” is my favorite song.

The problem is: I don’t know that I have just one favorite. You could go look at all the songs I’ve talked about in the past here on my blog. There’s quite a few I talk about.

If I had to pick my favorite at the moment, it would probably be Michael Andrews and Gary Jules’ version of “Mad World”:

It’s very haunting. And creepy. But I love it. I think the Husbear described it as “depressing”. Which I find it to be just the opposite. Although I’d be at a loss to explain why.

Gary Jules has a magnificent voice, and has some great songs on the albums he has done. But this one cover still sticks in my head the most. (But you should really go check out some of his other work. Trust me on this.)

Then there’s “My Immortal” by Evanescence:

Amy Lee‘s voice is so haunting to me. Her voice just finds it’s way into that part of my brain that says “spooky”. But it probably also helps that the band is “local” from Little Rock, Arkansas. I love the song “Lacrymosa” from their last album “The Open Door”, but it never made radio play. This is why I should be allowed to pick out songs that make it to the radio, dammit!

The “O Fortuna” portion in “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff also makes me feel all glow-y inside in a moody sort of way, as does “Mars, the Bringer of War” from The Planets by Gustav Holst. Add to that “Uninvited” by Alanis Morissette” and Enter The Circus” by Christina Aguiler. Okay, I know that last one isn’t really a “song” but it creeps the fuck out of me in a weird way, just like clowns do!

What’s with all this music I like that is rather haunting?

And what about “The Wrong Child” by R.E.M.? I love that. It’s kind of haunting in a weird sort of way.

But wait, there’s more!

I love “Deviant Ingredient” by The B-52s.

Damn. Well doesn’t that just throw a monkey wrench in what I like?

Then again, I pretty much love EVERY song by The B-52′s. Except that album they did with David Byrne. What the fuck was up with that?

And then there’s Green Day with “Hitchin’ A Ride” and “Last Ride In“. Damn. Total genre switch. And what about Hootie & the Blowfish with “Time” and “Bluesy Revolution“?

So much for ONE favorite. How does one decide these things when they have so many gigs of music to listen to?

I’m an extremely moody music person: depending on my mood, I listen to certain music. It ranges so much it’s hard to pick just one favorite.

And am I going to Hell if I like this?

Thanks to cb, I heart this version. Enough to annoy the Husbear more than you can imagine!

Oh, and if you don’t have a copy of any of these and would like one, let me know. ;-)

Until next time...
Erik

4 thoughts on “30 Day Challenge, Day 01 — Your favorite song

  1. Wow. I’m to blame for the Glambert?? Uggh.

    And while I would consider “Mars” a song (and a great choice) I consider Carmina Burana a collection of songs. Perhaps you mean the O Fortuna part??

    1. Yep. You get the honor of getting the blame for Glambert for me. And the video for Single Ladies as well.

      And you’re correct on the O Fortuna part. I went back and appended that correction to the post.

  2. I love the B52′s. I had ALL their cassettes! Then all their CD’s, now they are on my ipod.
    Tin roof….rusted

    1. I remember cross-country running to the “Bouncing off the Satellites” album on cassette. Most of their albums were great to run to since most of the songs had a steady beat.

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