My Favorite Playlist

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."

Plato

I do most of my traveling in my vehicle. Driving is something I love. I actually enjoy driving hour after hour. I don't know anyone else like this except, possible on one my older sisters. We do differ in that she is just as happy to journey with company. I prefer to arrive at a destination and be with company, yet take the journey solo.

Music is a huge part of my travel experiences. Even if I fly, my cordless Bluetooth headphones are always with me. They cover my ears perfectly and allow me to immerse myself in the sound. I usually keep my sunglasses on as well - if it's daytime. Fewer people approach me when I am obviously occupied and sending out the Do Not Disturb vibe. Likely, this is just one of the causes I don't meet any nice guys.

I mostly listen to music. Occasionally, I will throw in comedy acts or an Audible book. Music is an escape for me. I think it is for many. When it comes to having to clean the house or get a project done, I blast the tunes. Sometimes, I will be on the phone with a sibling and an hour later I hang up amazed at what I have been able to accomplish while gabbing. But, nothing beats loud music for getting my focus on. 

When driving, I am one of those people you see alone in a vehicle belting out a song and grooving along without a care who sees. Yup, I never get embarrassed by this. Should I? Oh, my kids would think so. 🙂

I have thousands of songs on my phone, even more on my external. But, below are the ones on "My Favorite Playlist." They are my lifeline no matter what mood I am in. The lift me up. Some, bring memories. Great songs will do this for most people, right? Any that would bring me down, rather than lift me, up are never on my phone. An example: The Rose by Bette Midler. I love this song. But, it was my mother's song. A sister sang it at her funeral. Ever since, the song we used to crank together during chore time is now impossible to listen too. 

So, without further ado, here are my top picks. The list is eclectic. There are sure to be some you know and like as well. Possibly, you'll fall in love with some ones you have never heard.

*If you decide to press play, just be aware a few songs do have cuss words.  

I do most of my traveling in my vehicle. Driving is something I love. I actually enjoy driving hour after hour. I don't know anyone else like this except, possible on one my older sisters. We do differ in that she is just as happy to journey with company. I prefer to arrive at a destination and be with company, yet take the journey solo.

Music is a huge part of my travel experiences. Even if I fly, my cordless Bluetooth headphones are always with me. They cover my ears perfectly and allow me to immerse myself in the sound. I usually keep my sunglasses on as well - if it's daytime. Fewer people approach me when I am obviously occupied and sending out the Do Not Disturb vibe. Likely, this is just one of the causes I don't meet any nice guys.

I mostly listen to music. Occasionally, I will throw in comedy acts or an Audible book. Music is an escape for me. I think it is for many. When it comes to having to clean the house or get a project done, I blast the tunes. Sometimes, I will be on the phone with a sibling and an hour later I hang up amazed at what I have been able to accomplish while gabbing. But, nothing beats loud music for getting my focus on. 

When driving, I am one of those people you see alone in a vehicle belting out a song and grooving along without a care who sees. Yup, I never get embarrassed by this. Should I? Oh, my kids would think so. 🙂

I have thousands of songs on my phone, even more on my external. But, below are the ones on "My Favorite Playlist." They are my lifeline no matter what mood I am in. The lift me up. Some, bring memories. Great songs will do this for most people, right? Any that would bring me down, rather than lift me, up are never on my phone. An example: The Rose by Bette Midler. I love this song. But, it was my mother's song. A sister sang it at her funeral. Ever since, the song we used to crank together during chore time is now impossible to listen too. 

So, without further ado, here are my top picks. The list is eclectic. There are sure to be some you know and like as well. Possibly, you'll fall in love with some ones you have never heard.

*If you decide to press play, just be aware a few songs do have cuss words.  

  1. Act Naturally Buck Owens 2:25
  2. Aint No Rest For The Wicked Cage The Elephant 2:56
  3. Almost Persuaded David Houston 2:58
  4. Attention Charlie Puth 3:26
  5. Anxiety Black Eyed Peas 3:40
  6. Behind Closed Doors Charlie Rich 2:56
  7. Bagpipes 2:21
  8. Back to Black Amy Winehouse 4:01
  9. Bankrobber The Clash 4:36
  10. Bruises Train (ft. Ashley Monroe) 3:52
  11. Broken Halos Chris Stapleton 3:01
  12. Broke into the Old Apartment Bare Naked Ladies 3:22
  13. Boondock Saints Main Theme Boondock Saints 4:07
  14. Crazy Bitch Buckcherry 3:24
  15. Craving You Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris) 3:44
  16. Closer The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey 4:05
  17. Don't Let Me Down The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya 3:28
  18. Different For Girls Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King 3:01
  19. Every Morning Crash Test Dummies 2:52
  20. Gangsta's Paradise Coolio 4:03
  21. How Many Roads Bob Dylan
  22. Headstrong Trapt 4:46
  23. Hopeless Wanderer Mumford & Sons 5:23
  24. Heathens twenty one pilots 3:16
  25. I'm Still a Guy Brad Paisley 4:11
  26. Inevitable Anberlin 3:48
  27. I Say A Little Prayer Aretha Franklin 3:30
  28. I Will Wait Mumford & Sons 4:37
  29. In Case You Didn't Know Brett Young 3:46
  30. Little Rock Collin Raye 4:00
  31. Love Me Somebody Bad Company 3:09
  32. Like a Rock Bob Seager 5:54
  33. Leave Your Lover Sam Smith 3:08
  34. Mr. Jones and Me Counting Crows 4:31
  35. Not Easy Alex Da Kid Ft. X Ambassadors, Elle King & Wiz Khalifa 4:06
  36. NO Meghan Trainor 3:34
  37. One Headlight The Wallflowers 5:08
  38. Ode To Billy Joe Bobbie Gentry 4:15
  39. Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry 3:27
  40. Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot Counting Crows 3:57
  41. Pinch Me Bare Naked Ladies 4:37
  42. People Will Say We're in Love Bing Crosby & Trudy Erwin 2:59
  43. Request Line Black Eyed Peas 9:22
  44. Rocky Road To Dublin Blaggards 3:20
  45. Round Here Counting Crows 5:24
  46. Ride Twenty One Pilots 3:35
  47. Rehab Amy Winehouse 3:35
  48. Shooting Star Bad Company 6:19
  49. She Talks to Angels Black Crowes 5:31
  50. See You Again Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth) 3:50
  51. Signs Tesla 3:14
  52. Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette 2:42
  53. Stressed Out Twenty One Pilots 3:22
  54. Stand By Me Ben E King 2:55
  55. Superman's Song Crash Test Dummies 4:35
  56. Titanium David Guetta (feat. Sia) 4:05
  57. That's My Job
  58. Tell Me Something Good Chaka Khan & Rufus 3:28
  59. Turn the Page Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 5:07
  60. The Cave Mumford & Sons 3:38
  61. These Halls Trapt 4:06
  62. Then He Kissed Me The Crystals 2:40
  63. Uptown Funk Bruno Mars 4:31
  64. Union Black Eyed Peas (Feat. Sting) 5:06
  65. Under the Influence Elle King 3:18
  66. Who'll Stop the Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival 2:29
  67. We Don't Talk Anymore Charlie Puth Feat. Selena Gomez 3:38
  68. What If Jesus Came Back Like T Collin Raye 3:08
  69. Wolverton Mountain Claude King 2:58
  70. When you say nothing at all Alison Kraus 4:21
  71. Whisky lullaby Brad Paisley 4:20
  72. Week In A Country Jail Tom T. Hall 3:02
  73. You and Tequila Kenny Chesney (feat. Grace Potter)
  74. You Ain't Worth The Whiskey Cole Swindell 3:11
  75. You Needed Me Anne Murray 3:42

Part 2

I have decided to give you a short break and a little more info.... There is no rhyme or reason to song placement on these lists. They are only separated because my app won't let me add them all at once. So, I have placed the list in two groups. They are all on one list in my phone and I keep them on "shuffle" all the time. I love never knowing what's up next. I love going from Buck Owens to Linkin Park. Somehow, this works for me.

My friends mostly refuse to let me play any of my playlists. They are into country, or rock, or funk. You should see their reactions when, after hearing a song they love, Tom Hall comes on. Nope, my style does not fly with them. Consistency is great for parenting, or part of an exercise regime, or for a healthy digestive tract. Variety is the spice of life in other ways. Music is one of those ways.

My recommendations for wireless listening:

I just upgraded from the Sony Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control to the Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones in Matte Black. I used to used the ear buds with the soft rubber ends. I used them for years! They were comfortable, for a while. After and hour or so my ears would hurt. Not from the music blasting, but just from having the rubber buds inside my ears. The wires drove me absolutely crazy too!

I liked the Sony headphones. At first, I was completely thrilled with the change. No wires had me like "I love technology!" There is really nothing bad to say about them. Then, I tried my friend's Beats. It's like when you try filet minion - a hamburger is good - but the filet is just better. The Beats are more comfortable to wear for long periods and the clarity is better. They keep the world at bay, my music sounding awesome, and they stay charged forever (not literally obviously - but for days anyway) They are my filet.

As for wireless speakers, I have the Vtin Outdoor. I bought it because it was cheap. Well, also because it was said to be durable and if you know me at all you would know graceful is not one of my traits! It's also waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. It cranks, I can take it in the shower, and it plays all day without needing a reboot. It's as durable as I had heard, so I am happy with my choice. My girlfriend has the smart touch Speakers that change colors by Voch. It's a little cheaper than the Vtin (roughly $6) and it is certainly prettier. She loves hers so much she bought her mom and sister each one for Christmas. But, it only plays for a third of the time of mine (10 hours) and it is definitely not for the shower, the beach, or me (I would probably break it within days.) 

So, they are all good choices. It just depends on what is more important when you're picking a set of headphones or a speaker - looks, battery-life, durability, etc.

Vtin Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker

Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones

VOCH Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Sony Wireless Headphones

 

 

 

Ready for the rest of the list? Get comfortable, it's just as good (weird, loud, sweet, dirty, and cool too) as the first group.

  1. Alkaholik Xzibit 3:39
  2. A Good Year For The Roses George Jones 3:05
  3. All Of Me John Legend 4:31
  4. Amarillo Sky Jason Aldean 3:24
  5. Break Stuff Limp Bizkit 2:47
  6. Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations 2:58
  7. Bad Reputation Joan Jett 2:49
  8. Before The Next Teardrop Falls Freddy Fender 2:39
  9. Big Girl Dont Cry Fergie 4:27
  10. Cross My Heart George Strait 3:32
  11. Colder Weather Zac Brown Band 4:30
  12. Can't Take My Eyes Off You Engelbert Humperdinck 3:38
  13. Come Dancing The Kinks 3:57
  14. Delta Dawn Helen Reddy 3:11
  15. Don't Let Me Get Me P!nk 3:30
  16. Drive Incubus 3:53
  17. Dancing Queen Abba 3:52
  18. Do It For Our Country Grease 2 2:20
  19. Ex's and Oh's Elle King 3:22
  20. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Rupert Holmes 4:40
  21. Finnegans Wake Dropkick Murphys 1:47
  22. Good To Be A Man Elle King 2:51
  23. Good Morning Singin' in the Rain Cast 4:15
  24. He'll Have To Go Jim Reeves 2:21
  25. He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones 3:14
  26. Here you come again Dolly Parton 2:54
  27. Homeboy Eric Church 3:47
  28. It Aint Me Kygo and Selena Gomez 3:42
  29. Islands in the Stream Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton 4:12
  30. I Hate U I Love U Gnash feat. Olivia O'Brien 3:47
  31. I Don't Dance Lee Brice 4:00
  32. In The Ghetto Elvis Presley 2:47
  33. Love Me Now John Legend 3:30
  34. Knee Deep Zac Brown Band (feat. Jimmy Buffett)
  35. Love Yourself Justin Bieber 3:54
  36. My House Flo Rida 3:12
  37. Make the World Go Away Arnold, Eddy 2:38
  38. Middle Of A Memory Cole Swindell 3:47
  39. Numb Linkin Park 3:10
  40. Only God Knows Why Kid Rock 5:27
  41. People Watching Jack Johnson 3:20
  42. Please Release Me Engelbert Humperdinck 3:21
  43. Perfect Day Lady Antebellum 3:21
  44. Roll with It Easton Corbin 3:25
  45. Renegades X Ambassadors 3:15
  46. Son Of A Preacher Dusty Springfield 2:28
  47. Shape Of You Ed Sheeran 3:54
  48. Someone Like You Adele 4:45
  49. That Summer Garth Brooks 4:46
  50. The Little Girl JMM
  51. Tik Tok Kesha 3:22
  52. Taxi Harry Chapin 6:42
  53. The Beaches Of Cheyenne Garth Brooks 4:13
  54. Used To Love You Sober Kane Brown 3:16
  55. Unsteady Renegades 3:14
  56. Voodoo Godsmack 7:54
  57. Wide Open Kane Brown 3:41
  58. Why Don't We Just Dance Josh Turner 3:14
  59. Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell 3:49
  60. Wild Rover 2:39
  61. You Can Leave Your Hat On Joe Cocker 4:16
  62. You Don't Own Me Dusty Springfield 2:26

So, What do you think? I know, it's not a typical collection. No one genre is represented. Gene Kelly and IncubusJason Aldean and Engelbert Humperdink?  I do hope you enjoyed it.

Maybe this is a side-effect of being a Gemini. I think it has more to do with the fact that I love a song that tells a story. I don't care if the story is about gang life and rapping or about a country boy praying to God for good crops and healthy children. My literary list is just as eclectic. I'll share my favorite reads another day.

For now, I want to know something... Were there any songs I love you know and enjoy? Did you find any new ones you love?

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  1. Hey, Nisi! I need to remember to turn off the news and play Pandora music on my ihome. The other day Bill put on “Classic Motown” and it was awesome. I knew every word to every song. One time, I was driving back to Oregon from San Francisco (with the kids) and I was singing my heart out in the car. Yeah, the neighboring cars were laughing like crazy. It didn’t stop me, though!

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