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Rob Hammerton, music educator etc.

The 31-Day Blog Challenge, Day Twenty-Two: …The Melody Lingers On

Today’s writing prompt:

31 DAY BLOG CHALLENGE, DAY 22: “10 favorite songs”.


Let’s limit this to pop tunes. No jazz; no showtunes; nothing classical … otherwise it would have to be my 100 favorite pieces of music, and even then it might be tough to narrow such a list down.

In fact, the heck with it: probably my 25 favorite songs. So sue me.


Uptown Funk (the cover by Tim Akers & The Smoking Section)

Love Shack (B-52s)

I’m Happy Just to Dance With You (Beatles)

School of Rock (Jack Black)

Saturday in the Park (Chicago)

Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic (Police cover by Shawn Colvin)

Not Ready to Make Nice (Dixie Chicks)

100 Years (Five for Fighting)

I’m On Top of the World (Imagine Dragons)

Boogie Down (Al Jarreau)

So Good (Al Jarreau)

I Go to Extremes (Billy Joel)

When In Rome (Billy Joel)

Crocodile Rock (Elton John)

Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight & the Pips)

Doing It All For My Baby (Huey Lewis & The News)

If This Is It (Huey Lewis & The News)

Sweet Freedom (Michael McDonald)

Keeping the Dream Alive (Munchener Freiheit)

Louisiana 1927 (Randy Newman)

Dress Cool (Paul Shaffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band)

Peg (Steely Dan)

That’s Why I’m Here (James Taylor)

Whenever You’re Ready (James Taylor)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)


[This list is of course subject to change.]


May 22, 2016 - Posted by | blogging, music | , , , , , ,

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