Category Archives: Favorite Music

I’m creating an iTunes playlist of my 101 favorite songs….

This is very different from my other favorites I’ve posted here.  I think I first saw this concert video at my parents house.  My daughter fell in love with it and watched it over and over again.  The absolutely stunning backdrop of Slane Castle just adds to the beauty of the whole thing.  I wish the youtube video was a little better, but if you want to see the entire concert, Amazon sells it here.  After many years of research, my mom’s family tracked our ancestry back to Ireland, and then tracked that branch of the family tree forward to the current generation.  Two years ago, my mom and uncle went to visit some of our distant cousins there.  It turns out two of them were at this concert.   We haven’t found them in the crowd shots yet, but my daughter keeps looking!

We were able to see them in concert during a trip to Florida last year.  The universe brought everything in line to allow my brother and his girlfriend, the kids and I, our mom & dad, and Aunt & Uncle to all be at my parents house in Florida at the same time Celtic Women had a concert in Tampa.  We drove up for the concert, and with the exception of my son, everyone really enjoyed it.  Their voices are amazing!

Celtic Woman: Caledonia


I’m making an iTunes playlist of my 101 favorite songs…

There’s a trend I’m noticing in my favorite songs – they’re all easy to sing along with.  They also tend to have a story to them.  I have an emotional connection to most of these songs.  Some remind me of past experiences, some make me hopeful, some make me happy, some make me sad, some make me want to get up and dance in the kitchen, but all of them make me feel something.  Which is the whole point I guess?

Death Cab For Cutie: I Will Follow You Into the Dark


I’m creating an iTunes playlist of my 101 favorites songs ….

I love this song.  It reminds of those first moments of falling in love, when everything is wrapped up in the other person.  I also … as usual … love to sing along to it!

Favorite Lyrics: “it’s just like we were meant to be” “Why can’t I breathe whenever I think about you?” “someone who wants to be with you to”

Liz Phair: Why Can’t I?


This is one of my top 10 favorite songs of all time.  I love everything about it – even the really long version that makes you wonder if it’s ever going to end.

Favorite line:
“I mean to tell you all the things I’ve been thinking deep inside my friend, with each moment the more I love you”

*sigh*

Dave Matthews Band, Crush


I’m so disapointed that I can’t find a decent video of this song as it’s one of my favorites.  The best I can do is this live video performance.  The nice thing about it is you kind of get a feel for her personality a bit.  The bad thing – it’s taken from the back half of the audience and the video quality is terrible.  But, the song is the point right?

This is another that I will sing along with anytime I hear it.  I actually love the entire album, but this is a favorite among favorites.

Norah Jones, Wish I Could


This is another favorite of mine, and not one of the big songs on the album.  I LOVE to sing along to this whether it’s in the car or my kitchen as I make dinner, and my kids don’t even complain that much.

Sara Bareilles  Between the Lines  (live performance video) – Enjoy!


I’m in the process of putting together a birthday post detailing all the wonderful things I did for my birthday.  I highly recommend everyone take a vacation day and give yourself the gift of time for your birthday!!

While I’m getting that organized, here’s one of my favorite songs by Colbie Caillat:

After watching this, I really want to take a trip to the beach!!