Day 24 — Your favorite song
I hate questions like this, because they suggest one answer and one answer only, as though you can’t like several songs more or less equally. What is this, monogamy for music? Plus, whatever genre the “favorite song” is will inevitably suggest that’s what kind of music you like most.
So I don’t have a single “favorite song” – there isn’t even one I listen to regularly. But I do have a few things I really like in each genre to which I listen regularly.
In the gospel world, very little beats “Looking for a City”, especially if performed by the Happy Goodmans.
For dance music, I always love some of the classic dance numbers from the late 70′s and early 80′s – Gloria Gaynor’s remake of “I Am What I Am” comes to mind.
Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” – especially the version on her Carnegie Hall concert recording – always reminds me what an incredible loss the world suffered when she died so young.
Those are a few. They don’t cover country music, they don’t cover jazz, and they don’t cover classical. But they serve as a sampling of a few favorites.