Yay for another 5 songs! These were randomly chosen by Miss Hollister...with one by my mommy, because Holly picked a number that was already done.
14) The Beatles: Let It Be.
Such a beautiful, moving song. This doesn't really remind me of any particular person or event, but I think it's safe to say that this is a song everyone knows and loves. It's a song I play when I need to think, or need to relax. It always makes me feel better and inspired. A simple song that goes a long way.
I had a hard time deciding which "cover" to use- it was between this and Brooke White's, because that was my favorite Brooke performance. I went with this one, though, because I bawled my eyes out when I first saw it. If you haven't seen Across The Universe, this is a spoiler!
28) Edwin McCain- I'll Be
A HUGE smile came across my face when I saw that this was going to be one of the picks tonight. Let me let you in on a little secret: This song IS my favorite song of all time. You know what's funny? I'm not even really sure how this came about. It's just that ever since I first heard this song, I have loved it so much. My favorite line is "I'll be the greatest fan of your life" because a) I'm a romantic and b) Like I've said before, I put my heart and soul into my relationships with other people. I feel like that line sums up how I feel so simply, yet so powerful at the same time. Like...THAT'S how much I care about you, that I'll always be you're biggest fan. This song brings back memories of high school...everyone knew I loved it. Also, when I was a senior in high school, I was chosen as a leader for KAIROS, an amazing retreat. As a leader I had to make a "talk" in front of my classmates about my life and my relationship with God. I chose this song to play after I gave my talk, hoping that my classmates would understand just how much I cared about them, no matter how close we were.
Oh, FYI to all the men out there- this song WILL be our first dance at our wedding. Just so you know.
David Arculeta has gotten a lot of love on this blog lately..but I've heard so many covers of "I'll Be", and David is the only person who gives it justice. Sorry, Bo Bice. David's makes me tear up.
49) Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah
I mean, who doesn't love this song? Seriously. Much like "Let It Be", it's just one of those songs that makes me smile and relaxes me. Can't relate this one to any person or event. It's just a very, very, beautiful and moving song.
I can't embed Jeff's version, so I'll post my two favorite covers...
Ya'll new this was coming...the amazing Jason Castro.
and Kate Voegle
77) Pink- The One That Got Away
I've loved Pink since I was a little tot. Seriously...I remember the first time I heard her live. She was opening for Nsync, at a time when I was starting to fade away from the pop, boy band scene and becoming more interested in other music. While all my friends were wearing "I <3 Justin" tshirts, I was screaming my lungs out, jamming to Pink songs. In fact, I remember I wanted to leave after her set. Anyways. This song is a very stripped down Pink, an emotional, beautiful song that I believe everyone can relate to, because there is ALWAYS one that gets away. Not to mention, it's my life right now. This is not one of her well known songs, but it should be.
87) Sam Cooke- A Change Is Gonna Come
I sense a pattern on today's list- just great songs that everyone loves and can relate too. A life changing song indeed. Can really be used in our current economic situation or in any individual's situation they may be facing.
Okay, I had the HARDEST time deciding which cover to post, so I'm posting two of my favorites.
First I'm posting Gavin DeGraw's, because it is so raw and real and everything I absolutley adore about Gavin. He is one of my favorite artists, and he sings this song beautifully.
Finally, I'm posting Syesha's. Hers makes me cry, because it is just SO obvious how passionate she is about the meaning of this song and how passionate she is about the message. Syesha went through a really rough emotional journey, yet she is one of the strongest people I know- which is exactly what this song is about. I think when she performed this song, she had that moment where she realized her life was never going to be the same. I love this girl. PS: I hated how harsh and unfair the judges were to her ALL SEASON. The end.
Hope you enjoyed!