I don't have a favourite song. I have artists, and songs I love in pop music, but it changes often on a daily basis or even hourly depending on the mood I'm in. When I fall in love with a song, it has something that grabs me. Maybe a lyric brings a piece of imagery into my head or it's a sentiment I identify with. Or maybe it's the way a certain group uses intstruments. Coldplay fits into the latter category for me- On their latest album they use classical instruments on every song- violins on Viva la Vida- organs, and others scattered throughout.
The groups I love include Queen, U2, and Barenaked Ladies. Queen I love, because they've got great music. I love the song Days of my life- the lyrics are wishful, and full of regret. "I still love you, the song stresses in its chorus- a sentiment of constant love. U2, are U2- I love their lyrics. My favourite comes from how to dismantle an atomic Bomb- the song Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own. The exact lyric: "sometimes you can't make it, the best you can do is to fake it." It makes me think of the many situations where I've faked it- whatever that is. Sometimes it's knowledge, in advising someone on something you don't know, or sometimes it's pasting that smile on your face even though the main thing you need is a hug, and someone to tell you it's going to be okay. Barenaked Ladies are just fun to listen to- "If I Had a Million Dollars, or One Week- all singable songs that make me smile.
There's been one song lately that's grabbed my attention because of its imagery. Led Zepplin's Stairway To Heaven starts off: There is a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold, and she's buying a stairway to heaven. It's got a really wistful sound to it, with lyrics that tell a story of faith. And it uses instruments in a way that gives it phsychadelic sound- including a long guitar solo. I love the message behind Black Eyed Peas Where Is The Love? "What's wrong with the world momma?" Haven't we all asked that same question at some point- whether it's the world at large, or our own worlds- our own stories- we've all got them.
Music is a powerful medium. It can make people feel happy, or sad. It can cheer people up, or make them think. That's what I love about it. I can go to my MP3 player, and totally rock out to a Queen song. Or I can just lay back and listen to some U2. It's up to me, and the mood I'm in