Music is an important part of life. I could not imagine not hearing music … I awake to it, drive my car to it, work to it and then listen to it when I want to relax. I sing songs out loud, I have lyrics and melodies dancing in my head, I make up words if I don’t know them and I sometimes sing to my wife, family and friends. I might not sound like Frank Sinatra or Barry Manilow or Bruno Mars but I still love singing and music!
It’s amazing that certain people and groups have written and performed songs that are now a part of our everyday lives. When you hear these names you immediately think of a song or performance they did. I’m sure you will have additional items to add as songs/music/performers mean different things to different people but here is my Top Ten list:
When I think of The Beatles … Hey Jude is the song that pops into my head.
Queen … Bohemian Rhapsody
Michael Jackson … Thriller
The above mentioned Frank Sinatra … New York, New York
The Rolling Stones … I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
Lynyrd Skynyrd … Free Bird
The Eagles … Hotel California
Bruce Springsteen … Born In The USA
Elvis Presley … Hound Dog
Rod Stewart … Maggie May
The same can be done with movie stars … Tom Hanks = Forrest Gump, Bruce Willis = Die Hard, Sandra Bullock = Speed, Keanu Reeves = The Matrix and others!
Television Series too … Carrol O’Connor = Archie Bunker, Henry Winkler = The Fonz on Happy Days, William Shatner = Captain Kirk, Roseanne Barr = The Rosanne Show (coming back on TV this month) and many, many more.
Have fun thinking of your favorites in multiple categories!