Saturday, March 17, 2012

"That Lovin' Feeling"

At different times, I like different kinds of music.  I can go orchestral, choir, classical, new age, oldies, and classic rock to name a few.  Heavy metal and rap are not for me and never will be. 

I don't really listen to music unless I'm really cleaning house, it's summer, or I'm in my car when I'm not listening to a story CD.  There's something about summer and my car especially with the sixties music. 

When I'm alone in my car listening to the 60's, I am at one with the road, have the beat, and feel energized.  "Ooh, Baby, it's true."  (Can't find the song or artist I owe this line to???)

I have so many favorite songs and favorite groups of the 60's.  Creedence Clearwater Revival's rendition of "Green River" and "Proud Mary" "keep me rollin', rollin' on the river."

While I'm driving, "My Girl" by the Temptations "Gives me sunshine on a cloudy day."

"I Can't Help Myself, Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch" by the Four Tops is when I'm loving the driving.

Then there was "The Sounds of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel when I'm "approaching streets of cobblestone."

And "Don't carry the world upon your shoulders" by listening to "Hey, Jude" by The Beatles.

These are just a few of my favorites.  What is really fascinating is that this music is still played and enjoyed today by people of all ages. 

These were the songs of my youth, and they do "bring back that lovin' feeling."  ("You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by The Righteous Brothers)


  1. Music can be a special road back to other time.

  2. I can just see you jamming in your car to these tunes. You rock on!

  3. This is a fun play on music... you clearly like the good stuff!

  4. We are so kindred spirits! I love sixties music and I'm with you on the heavy metal. I do have a few rap songs but they are limited in number. Love that Creedence...
    There is no way I could even attempt this running challenge without the music on my Ipod. I have a very intentional list. Like your connections between what you love doing to a particular song.

  5. I'm really glad it is still played and that my children listen and say, yeah, I get why you like it mom.

  6. I grew up with a mom who listened to the "oldies" station. I still love all of the 50s/60s music. You brought back memories of childhood and had me singing each and every song.

  7. Clever to hook your feelings up to song titles. I am about to write my Sunday slice in a slightly different way, but similar too, Tam. I like some of the songs you mentioned too, like My Girl especially. Old times...

  8. Great list! I also have rather eclectic tastes in music, and there is something about warmer weather that makes me want to crank it up and sing along. Love how cleverly you wrote this too...keep the slices coming!