"Jessica's Theme" - Bruce Rowland - This song doesn't have any lyrics; it comes from the movie The Man from Snowy River which is a classic favorite of mine. The song is all piano and I just love the flow of the music and the crescendos in between the dramatic parts. I think one of the reasons really connect with this song is because I played piano for eight years of my life and since have gotten to really appreciate musical talent. I find the song extremely emotional and beautiful, like it's telling a story but that story can be anything you want it to be.
"I am the Walrus" - The Beatles - I love The Beatles and this song is one of my favorites by them. I don't know what it is about this particular song but as soon as my dad showed it to me I fell in love. It's so weird and abstract yet awesome at the same time. My dad told me that he used to listen to it everyday during lunch when he was a kid, so I find this song a way for us to connect musically.
"Long Hot Summer" - Keith Urban - It reminds me of summer, my favorite time of the year when I get to go boating and be outside enjoying the weather. It's such a happy song, and who can resist having Keith Urban on the soundtrack to their life!
"Mama's Song" - Carrie Underwood - Carrie Underwood is one of my all time musical idols. I've been a fan of hers ever since she auditioned on American Idol. Even though I can't say I dislike any of her songs, this particular one is very important to me. I talks about a mother letting her daughter move out and be with the man she loves, and how letting a child go is not the same as saying goodbye. Especially now that I am off to college, this song makes me really appreciate everything my mom (and my dad) has done for me and how important it is that she's in my life.
"Rapper's Delight" - Sugarhill Gang - My best friend Courtney and I love jamming to this song.
"Keep Me in Mind" - Zac Brown Band - It reminds me of my spring break trip to Mexico, tropical weather, and fun times.
"Bad Kids" - Lady Gaga - This doesn't really say anything about my life but I love Lady Gaga and this song.