last night one of my friends and i went to house of blues to have dinner then to see the airborne toxic event. this, by the way, is the only band i have seen four times, and every time i've done so has been worth the trek and the ticket. i love them. i wished they would've played duet (you're beautiful with that gray scarf on... and i miss you, but it might just be the song), but... so many tunes, so little time. they played sometime around midnight, and i got chills listening to that, even though i've heard it so often. i should be immune to the power of it by now. and yet, it washed over me with the same force as the first time i'd heard it.
and this morning, i thought that would make a good rq post: what other songs still have that power to affect me that way? this isn't the best of the best, by any means, but a sample.
one. against all odds. phil collins.
two. all by myself. eric carmen.
three. back to good. matchbox twenty.
four. between the lines. sara bareilles.
five. the chain. ingrid michaelson.
six. the climb. miley cyrus.
seven. cry. faith hill.
eight. dare you to move. switchfoot.
nine. don't take the girl. tim mcgraw.
ten. down on my knees. trisha yearwood.
eleven. faithfully. journey.
twelve. the freshmen. the verve pipe.
thirteen. god of wine. third eye blind.
fourteen. hey jupiter. tori amos.
fifteen. hope for the hopeless. a fine frenzy.
sixteen. i dreamed a dream. ruthie henshall.
seventeen. mandy. barry manilow. yes, i went there. this is why.
eighteen. mary jane. alanis morissette.
nineteen. round here. counting crows.
twenty. say hello to heaven. temple of the dog.
twenty-one. sometime around midnight. the airborne toxic event.
twenty-two. sometimes love just ain't enough. patty smyth.
twenty-three. this woman's work. kate bush.
twenty-four. when i look to the sky. train.
twenty-five. you raise me up. josh groban.