Hit Me With Your Best Song

We’ve all got a special song that we love, yeah? That song that always gets you right in the feels, or makes your feet tap, or that you would shout to the world if you could. Let’s share a song, then! One of my Facebook friends posted this, and it struck me as completely awesome: Give me one song that means a lot to you, and I’ll listen to it. It can be anything. It can be serious or corny or musically complex or dead simple. It can be uplifting or despairing or anything in between. It can be absolutely any genre at all. It doesn’t even have to be your favorite song of all time (like that’s so easy to pick!). Just a song that you love.

So here’s mine:

There you go. Now you know a song that I love, the first that springs to mind when someone asks me for just one song. What’s yours?

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Hit Me With Your Best Song

31 thoughts on “Hit Me With Your Best Song

  1. 1

    Poison in my Pocket, from the recent Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. It’s even better when you can actually see the singing and the skating and the sawing, but unfortunately the show seems to be new enough that video footage is hard to come by.

  2. 4

    I’m breaking your rules, cause I can’t pick one. I have songs for nearly every occasion.

    My victory song is the Gungam Style/2 Legit 2 Quit mashup. I play it when I’m totally winning at something.

    My driving song is Big Bang’s “Bang, Bang, Bang.”

    My favorite song to pretend to sing is Within Temptation’s “The Howling” (or anything female led symphonic metal)

    And the song to pick me up when I’m kinda down is Shinee’s “Ayo”.

  3. 5

    Iron Maiden – Blood Brothers. Hell, that album (Brave New World) is possibly the only example I can think with not even a single song I didn’t like.

  4. 7

    This is my Kabuki song, to surprise any Japanese companions – Although knowing the words in Japanese is perhaps a sly distraction from my awful singing. Nakajima Miyuki on the other hand has a brilliant voice.
    Chijou no hoshi means “Stars of the Earth”. (not her most famous song, which is “Jidai”, but that one is even harder to sing!)

  5. 16

    One of my key songs to play repeatedly when I’m depressed is Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control,” which really captures some of the most important feelings about depressive episodes for me. It’s actually about epilepsy, which is the other Bad Thing that happens in my skull, but because the woman in the song is depicted as being fully conscious and articulate about what’s happening to her — and STILL UNABLE TO STOP IT — it feels more like what I go through with depression.

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PtvIr2oiaE&w=420&h=315%5D

  6. 22

    I think I would go with D’Arcy’s Donkey by Gaelic Storm as one that never fails to get my toes tapping. There are many pieces from various soundtracks/scores I really enjoy, not to mention songs from the music I grew up with or have even played, though.

  7. rq

    Here’s a few more:
    The Postal Service – Nothing Better;
    Birdy – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (a cover);
    Kimbra – Withdraw (her Settle Down is good, too!);
    Walk Off the Earth – Somebody That I Used To Know (the best cover of the Gotye song);
    Prince – Nothing Compares To You (though the version with Rosie Gaines is best, this was all I could find on The Toob);
    The Tiger and Me – I Left the Wolves Behind That Night (they have several other good songs)…

  8. 29

    I have often said I’d like to have “One More Chorus” written on my tombstone, because it expresses how I feel about life and music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk1tPwAtpxQ

    The song that always gets me in the feels is “Hanalei” by my bandmate Pat Mitchell, because our bass player Ray and I sang harmony and it was just beautiful. Ray’s alcoholism finally got him a few years ago, and we won’t ever get to do that again.

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