Has this ever happened to you? You are just sitting around, doing nothing, maybe reading the newspaper or flipping the channels on the tv, hanging around the house and just being a t*urd, and from out of nowhere you hear a few chords of a song that you haven't heard in a long time? And it is not just ANY song, but a song that you used to jam to w-a-a-a-y back in the day when you were young, and hot and your sh*t didn't stink and you thought you were ALL THAT? And the song was so great that you said that this song was YOUR song? And every time that it came on and you were in public, you mouthed the words lightly and to yourself, but when you were at home in your bedroom, you played that song OVER and OVER and OVER and you looked at yourself in the mirror as you used your hair brush as a microphone and SANG that song with so much FEELING and so much SOUL that you even had moves to that song? You felt that song so much that you had facial expressions for every word, every chord of that song? You loved that song so much that you thought that you sang that song better than the person that recorded it? You felt that song so strongly and sang it with so much emotion that you were SPENT when the song was over? You know what I am talking about? If you do, what was YOUR song? What song brings out the inner crooner in you?
I would have to say the songs that move me to sing are all oldies but goodies. I love Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone. But for recent music give me Fiona Apple or Dead can Dance. I love to sing along to those chicks.
Well as a former member of a country/souther rock band I do this quite often especially to other people. It drives them nuts when Cocaine is on.....'cause I used to sing this in our band along with THe Breeze,Freebird,Give me 3 steps,Sweet Home Alabama and a lot of others. The one that we didn't do but I love to sing it is Pinball Wizard. The guys at work still look at me like I'm crazy when I crank up the music and let'er rip. I know exactly and oh too well how you feel.
Darling I must admit , the songs that has forever spoken to my spirit,is SUPERSTAR,by the late great king of his date LUTHER VANDROSS, and I'm also partial to HAPPY FEELINGS,by FRANKIE BEVERLY&MAZE, and that song by JENNIFER HOLIDAY, I'm not sure of the correct name, but I think it's YOU'RE GONNA LOVE ME,,,and I'M CATCHING HELL song by NATALIE COLE, well I better stop now, because I could go on,and on .....Michael