Top 5 Favorite Songs

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I started a weekly series about my favorite books by genre.  I started with Saneteachers’ Weekly Genre Feature-Fantasy and thanks to being a knucklehead and very ADD, I never wrote another genre feature.  So I guess more accurately, it should be Saneteachers’ Yearly Genre Feature.

I love listening to music almost as much as I love reading.  So instead of a genre reading list, I’m going to share my top 5 favorite songs.  Not by genre, because I have fairly eclectic tastes, but by how-much-I-like-them.  Oh boy, now to narrow it down to 5.

Unlike most people, there are lots of songs/artists that haven’t stood the test of time with me.  As a child and teenager, I had every album the Beatles made and my friends and I would count down the days until the next one came out. Now I have no interest in listening to any Beatles song.  Blasphemy, I know. Plus I hate Elvis Presley.  How un-American of me.

1. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

2. I Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith

3. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton

4. I’m So Glad – Cover by Cream   Hmmmm……I’m sensing an Eric Clapton theme here

5. Rolling in the Deep – Adele

I will have to post another Top Favorite Song list because this is just a sampling of what I like.  And ended up being heavy on the blues/rock genre.  Peace out.

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36 Responses to Top 5 Favorite Songs

  1. annieg421 says:

    I just knew Adele would be in there. Awesome voice😀

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      Agreed. I think this is her best song by far. It just touches me more than her others. Plus I love the video. I had my students “study” her song Hello. I’ve now heard it so many times and seen the video so many times in a short time that I need a long break from it. Although I like it a lot.

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  2. I never much liked the Beatles myself. McCartney and Wings had better songs than the Beatles, in my opinion. But musical tastes change over time; I used to find Paul Simon un-listenable, but now I do like many of his songs.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      That’s funny. I’m the opposite of Paul Simon. I should do a list of the songs/band/artists I don’t like lol. It probably wouldn’t be a popular post. I don’t like Paul McCarney and Wings either. But George Harrison I LOVE. When he was solo or teamed up with other musicians.

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      • It probably wouldn’t be a popular post–but interesting. I usually keep my disinterest in the Beatles to myself, as people are still a bit fanatical about them. Not that I think they are terrible, but I never understood why they are often considered the best band ever.

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      • Barb Knowles says:

        At the time, I thought they were the best, or one of the best, groups ever. The only songs I still enjoy if I hear them again are the really old ones. Like Norwegian Wood.

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  3. I prefer Adele’s Set Fire to the Rain, but agree, she has an awesome voice.

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  4. George says:

    I’m always interested in the different tastes people have in music and which songs or groups they gravitate towards.
    I’d be hard pressed to come up with five, even if I did one in every genre. I’d remember another and have to do it over again..:)

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      That’s how I am with books, too. I have about 100 #1 favorite book lol. I was going to list 10 songs here, but wanted to add videos without making the post a mile long. As always, thank you for your comments 😃🎼

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  5. I smiled at your 1st Choice already! 😊😊😊 I don’t know #2…: (, and the rest are awesome selection! I don’t think I can narrow my song choices to 5 – that’s hard!!!

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I can’t either. This is just the first Top 5 Songs post 😂There are a bunch more that are right up there. Thank you for checking them out. What are some of your favorites?

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      • Let’s see…Pink Floyd Shine on you Crazy Diamond and The Wall are top of my head at the moment, also Supertramp’s Logical Song. I’m definitely a retro and alternative/indie/punk kid, I’d say those from Alphaville, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Duran Duran, Pearl Jam, Green Day (my all time favouritte!) …too many! LOL.

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      • Barb Knowles says:

        haha I totally understand. I have a playlist of 80’s and 90’s favorites to post, too. I don’t know Alphaville, but I really like Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Green Day. We both could go on and on. And then there is dance music, and jazz, and, and, and……

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  6. Paul says:

    I swear you’re stealing blog ideas from my head. This one and your last one (or at least variations of them) were gonna be on my blog soon. Haha guess not!

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  7. I hate Elvis too. I love Adele.

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  8. Some good ones on there! The only ‘favorite’ song I can think of right now for me is a country song. “Old Red”

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  9. Bea dM says:

    Tastes in music change, like with everything else. Very many people have heaps of CDs they don’t like any more. I know I do! To reply to Berthold Gambrel, the early Beatles were great to dance and sing along to 🙂 I could never stand depressing “Yesterday”, and only really liked John Lennon’s voice.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I have always liked George Harrison the best, and think that once he was out on his own he really was awesome. I think that combined the Beatles were a phenomenon and their music changed everything. They just don’t affect me anymore. I completely agree about tastes changing for music as for books.

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  11. Val says:

    Very difficult to select a top twenty let alone a top 5! I’m with you on Zeppelin but prefer the heavier stuff of theirs, love “can’t find my way home”, love Cream but prefer the live version of I’m so glad (try the’Goodbye Cream’ album of their final gig.) Never got into Adele.

    As for the Beatles and Elvis, I’ve never liked Elvis and as a young teen I adored the Beatles so much that I listende to them too much with the result that I couldn’t stand them for decades. I ‘rediscovered’ them in the last few years and quite like them again but couldn’t say they are favouites.

    Currently I’m listening to Sarah McLachlan – especially ‘Possession’ and ‘Fumbling towards Ecstacy’, both of which I adore. https://youtu.be/IMTPrLNDgGc

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  12. Barb Knowles says:

    Reblogged this on saneteachers and commented:

    This is what I was doing a year ago. These are still my favorite songs, and I thought with the 2017 Eric Clapton Tour going on, this list is particularly relevant. I hope you enjoy the music. What are your Top 5 Favorite Songs?

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  13. You should do a top 5 depending on your mood. I listen to different music depending on how I feel at that moment.

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  14. Ann Coleman says:

    For some reason, I like Eric Clapton’s “Lalyla.” Reminds me of my college years….

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