In Honor of the Grammys …
The favorite songs of the Bettys!
In anticipation of the Grammys coming up this weekend, we thought it would be fun to survey the Bettys and find out those songs that will stay with us until the end of time.
With a solid-gold kiss from Christina Aguilera … we present the Bettys’ favorite songs …
Joseph: Groove Is In The Heart by Deee-Lite, and What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes … (I have a thing for the ‘90s!)
Carolyn N: I have two “then” song and two “now” songs … Then: Beautiful Day by U2 and At Last by Etta James [Etta will be happy to hear!] ; Now: Viva La Vida by Coldplay and I’m Yours by Jason Mraz. There is another, too, but it doesn’t have a “then” because I’ve never been a fan of country music. I looove Trace Adkins’s You’re Gonna Miss This. For every mom out there who’s been having a tough day with a cranky toddler or teen, trust me, this song will instantly help you put it all in proper perspective.
Carrie: Oooh, I have new favorite getting-ready-for-a-night-out songs I can’t stop listening to. Seriously, please listen. The first time you won’t get it and the second time you’ll like it and the third time you’ll have to listen to it ten times more. They are One Night in Rio by Louie Austen and Amado Mio by Pink Martin. Other favorites: I Believe in You by Don Williams, American Girl by Tom Petty, California Stars by Billy Bragg & Wilco, He Was a Friend of Mine by Willie Nelson, The Weight by The Band
April: Crazy by Patsy Cline. (Actually, anything sung by Patsy Cline. I always secretly wanted to be a country western singer. Too bad I can’t sing and don’t have a southern accent. )In My Life, by the Beatles (The sweetest love song ever, and even sweeter to me since my husband and I danced to it at our wedding.)
Stephanie: In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel, Come on Get Higher by Matt Nathanson (This song makes me want to grab some guy by the back of the hair and just make out with him. Doesn’t matter who it is – probably should be my husband – but that sound just rings SEXY!), Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac (It reminds me of my daughter, who’s 9 – this line reminds me of her: She is dancing away from me now/ She was just a wish, she was just a wish/And her memory’s all that’s left for you now. I don’t know why, it kind of makes me sad, but happy in a way too, like when she’s all grown up, I will let her go.). Groove Is In The Heart by Deee-Lite (Every time I heard it no matter what time of day/night, I would have to call my college best friend! Still do!)
Julie: Happiest Girl by Donna Fargo (It reminds me of my mother vacuuming and singing this song at the top of her lungs when I was little.), I’ll Stop the World and Melt with You by Modern English (I said I’d never get married until I found someone I felt this way about.)
Carolyn F: What Goes Around (Comes Around) by Justin Timberlake, Just Like Heaven by The Cure, Santa Monica by Savage Garden.
Megan: The Morrissey version of Moon River by Henry Mancini. Also What Happened? by H2O. (It’s from their most recent album, but it perfectly expresses everything I love about hardcore, and everything I have always loved. I first saw them in 1995 and they are as relevant today as they were then – THIS song in particular is what hardcore and the hardcore family is supposed to be about – and it calls out all the kids these days who think that hardcore is about fashion and hair products, and not music and family. It’s probably the most important song of the year for me.)
Be sure to catch the 51st Grammy Awards this Sunday, February 8, 2009!
What are your favorite songs?