Monday Night Shuffle...how I have missed you so!
Let's jump right in.
Let's jump right in.
My Favorite Mistake by Sheryl Crow (34) - Is there a better Sheryl Crow song? I doubt it. More importantly is there a woman alive who cannot relate to the song? I'll admit that on more than one occasion I have agonized over a man on the way out just as Sheryl does in this song. I am certain that it is the reason why it is a hard song for me to listen to think. Think about it....it is song from my heart that sings of the very pain that comes from knowing your mistake has moved on even though you have not. What can I say? It sucks and nothing makes it feel any better. So I think that this is why I have a hard time to listening to this...thus its low playcount in spite of the fact that it is a pretty damn good song. Best line: "When you go all I know is you're my favorite mistake".
I'll Be by Edwin McCain (75) - For the rest of my life I will think of Scotty Roberts whenever I hear this song. This was the song that he chose for his homecoming dance theme song and being that I was behind in the presentation line, I must have heard it like twenty times before the big night. I remember the way that he joked around as he sang it in practice and made me laugh. But more importantly, I will always remember the way that his eyes lit up when the song started just as he prepared to be presented to the court. His eyes lit up, he gave me a quick hug and walked out into the spotlight and flashed that smile that made every girl in the room fall in love with him all over again. Scotty was a good friend whom I miss. If you're out there...hook a sister up with an email!!! Best line: "You're my survival, you're my living proof my love is alive, not dead".These Photographs by Joshua Radin (409) - OK so I have written about this song at least a half dozen times before but once again I must throw the card...my blog=my rules. So once again, I am inclined to say that this might be one of the most romantic songs I have ever heard. To read the lyrics, one might be inclined to disagree but hear me out. There is something about a photograph that I find romantic and almost magic. I think that it is the way that it can bring back the feelings from a special moment or the way that it can set fire to the passion created by the person in the photograph. As I have said previously, one of the best lessons that I have been taught is that a mental photograph is just as if not more amazing than a real one. It is more intimate....which brings me to the best line: "And these photographs keep me alive".
Scars by Papa Roach (184) - I was certain that Papa Roach would never top Last Resort but I honestly think that they did with this song. It isn't as hard rocking as LR but it has emotion so it is the winner in my book. While I literally wear my scars on my sleeve (lame joke I know but I am seriously sleep deprived yet again), this song reminds me that the even the internal scars serve a purpose. Best line: "And our scars remind us that the past is real, I tear my heart open just to feel". Oh and the video was cool!
So Many Men by Me & My (26) - I cannot thank Dance Dance Revolution enough for bringing this song into my life. It is not that I needed another song to narrate the friendship that Dino and I have but the point is that this always makes us laugh. It is a terrible song but I cannot help but start dancing and have to fight to urge to call Dino right then and there. That being said, this song isn't just Dino and I's song. This also belongs to Josiah and Dino since I tricked them into dancing to this song on DDR as well. Man is that an awesome invention! How else would I get men like Dino and Josiah to risk making fools of themselves as they dance to a song called So Many Men. Best line: "So Many Men...so little time!"
Don't Bother by Shakira (87) - The appealing part of this song is that it is angry without going overboard. I also like that there is a sense of strength in spite of the fact that surely her heart is breaking. Anyone who has ever been dumped for someone else can understand the range of emotions displayed in this song. First there is the jealousy of the other woman....the listing of all of the reasons she is better and why that you makes you hate her. Then it moves to defeat...accepting that she is actually better. Then it moves into denial...when you deny that anything is wrong...you even tell this lie to yourself. There is the final plea...no matter how desperate...making outrageous promises that won't keep the guy anyway. Finally, you return to the act of trying to convince everyone, including yourself that everything is OK. As one last Hail Mary attempt to regain your dignity, you promise not to let the man who just broke your heart see you cry. Highly unrealistic in the real world...of course if you pulled a Shakira from the video and destroy the guys car while he is in bed with the other woman...it might be feasible. Best line: "So don't bother, I won't die of deception, I promise you won't ever see me cry".
Faithfully by Journey (278) - Oh how I love Journey. I am once again convinced that they are the second greatest band ever...critics be damned. While this is not the best Journey song...it is their best ballad. I tend to judge a ballad by the what I call the eye effect. If I can sing the song without closing my eyes...it is not a worthy ballad. If the song passes the eye test...it is on to the head test. If the song moves me to tilt my head to the side, it once again passes the test and moves higher up the ballad rankings. Bonus points if the song gets me to do both at the same time. The final test of power ballad worthiness is if it can make me do the back bend. If the song moves me to bend slightly backwards as I belt it out...it passes the final test. Few songs can make me do all three at the same time. Guess what...this one does which is why is the clear winner of the best Journey ballad...and a contender for the Millie Top 5 Power Ballads of all times. Best line: "And being apart ain’t easy on this love affair, two strangers learn to fall in love again, I get the joy of rediscovering you".
Magic by The Cars (196) - What a simple and sweet song this is. How can anyone not like it? It does feel like magic's got a hold on you when you first feel those sparks from a new love. I am also fairly sure that the last part of the song is about sexy which is cool since it is obvious. It is actually romantic in the way it is described. Best lines: "I see you under the midnight, love darts in your eyes. How far can you take it till you realize there’s magic in your eyes?"