OK so we might as well get this 30 day song challenge going. Can’t think of a better day to start then a lazy bank holiday Monday. Before I start though, I have made some changes to the the list. Especially to the stumbling block otherwise known as day 01. Originally day o1 was ‘your favourite song’ but now I’ve changed it to ‘one of your favourite songs‘ ( I put the changes in bold to make it easier for you to follow these complex amendments) And so without further adieu, I bring you; Day 01: One of my favorite songs.
I’ve never been very good with choices and I don’t think I have a favourite anything. Its not that I’m greedy or anything, but one is just not enough. So bearing that in mind, I’ve made a further revision. My five favorite songs, in no particular order (and even this was a challenge in its own right)
- U2 – Beautiful Day
Taken from U2’s highly successful ‘All that you can’t leave behind album’ Beautiful Day is easily one of the bands most recognizable modern releases and a song that I could not exclude from my favourite list.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californiacation
Another song that I could not exclude from the list. This song was and still is a prominent member in the playlist of my life. Once you hear that opening guitar rift, that’s it, hooked. I have to address the elephant in the room with omission of ‘Under the bridge’. I have a great deal of admiration for both songs, but on a toss-up between the two, Californiacation wins.
- Johnny Cash – Hurt
Of course I wasn’t going to forget about Johnny. One of my favourite singers of all time. Hurt was one of the last songs he recorded before he died and easily one of his best. Hurt seems to capture the emotions and nostalgia of a man looking back on his life. Take him or leave him, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like this song.
- Luke Kelly – Hand me down my bible
And now for something a bit different. I’m not sure how far the legend of Luke Kelly has traveled beyond Ireland. But whether you are familiar or not with the musical styling of Luke Kelly and The Dubliners, you’ll find it a great challenge to stop your foot from tapping during this song. ‘Hand me down my bible’ is a great song with an infectious beat that always puts me in the perfect mood. And with a line like “Everybody’s got the right to go wrong” how can you not love it?
- The Doors – Riders on the storm
And finally, The Doors. One of the greatest bands to ever grace the earth with their presence. Whether you agree or not I can safely say that The Doors are easily one of my favourite bands. And how do you narrow your favourite band down to just one song? Well with great difficultly. To be honest I could have picked any one of the Doors countless hits, but found myself leaning towards ‘Riders on the Storm’ today for some reason.
So there you have it. My favourite song, well one, I mean five of my favourite songs. Its not a great start to the challenge if I am completely indecisive on the first day. But things can only get better, right? Hopefully as the categories get less general and more specific picking a song should get much easier.