Warning: I listen to a variety of things. I don't listen to everything on my iPod, but I keep a lot of it around "just in case." You never know when you need a little "Eye of the Tiger" to make it through your day. But if you never do get to that point, don't judge my musical tastes :)
1. "Small Enough" by Nichole Nordeman--She is probably my favorite singer/songwriter. I like her voice because it's simple and she doesn't rely on vocal gymnastics to make a point. Instead, she spends a lot of time on her lyrics...and they certainly speak to me.
2. "Me Against the Music" by Britney Spears--Yeah. I can't even justify this one. I'm pretty sure it's on there because I liked the song "Stronger" so I loaded the entire CD. Blog questions like this are the reason you should delete certain crap from your iPod.
3. "You Don't Know Me" by Ray Charles with Diana Krall--Seriously a great duet. I love Diana's voice. And this song is obviously suited to both of them. It doesn't get any better than their soul-filled sounds (not even Michael Buble).
4. "Change Your Mind" by Sister Hazel--Is this band touring anymore? If not, WHY NOT?! I LOVE them. I don't like this song nearly as much as "Your Winter," but I love the guitar and the sound of this guy's voice. And it's relatively mellow music...which is nice.
5. "Endless Summer Nights" by Richard Marx--If you didn't know that I love sad, sad 80s singers, you are now learning something new. I love, LOVE, Richard Marx and I won't apologize for that weird love. Since one of Sheena's friends is currently touring with Marx, I keep praying I'm going to get to meet him in person...or that he'll sing at Ronnie and Sheena's wedding. Please, please, please...
6. "How Deep the Father's Love for Us" by Nichole Nordeman--This song came from the Sing Over Me CD, and I really like it. It's extremely relaxing music. I've listened to this song over and over again. It helps me put things in perspective when I've had "one of those days."
7. "Because I Told You So" by Jonatha Brooke--I'm a pretty big fan of acoustic guitar music and simple voices. This girl has all of those loves nailed. I love the whole CD.
8. "Super Duper Love" by Joss Stone--Again, I just have a deep love for the sound of her voice. I will readily admit that this is the song I probably love the most of hers. I'm not a big fan of everything she's done...but this was nice. She's got a deep, soulful sound. I just wish she showed some versatility.
9. "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" by Alecia Nugent--OK...you know the songs on your iTunes that have a story? This is one of them. Kate, Sheena and I had to sing this for a cantata one year, and we insisted that it was one of those songs that needed to DEEP country accent to give it proper justice. My mom (the choir director) wasn't on board. So I downloaded this to prove that I was totally right. And I maintain that the country sound is part of what makes this song work. And I STILL love singing it with my girls--accents and all.
10. "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men--Make fun all you want, but Favorite and I do a KILLER impression of this duet. Seriously. Grammy material.
Feel free to comment. I'm afraid these probably aren't even the weirdest offerings on my iTunes, but you go with what the random gives.
I'm totally serious about meeting Richard Marx, though.