So Many Favorites...

I'm really eclectic and I like a lot of songs for different reasons, and it's hard for me to choose 10, but I'll choose 10 greats, in no particular order, and just say - these may or may not be my favorites of all time.

1. "Love is a Battlefield" - Pat Benatar ~ What's NOT to like about this song? It's epic, period.

Favorite Lyric: "You're beggin me to go, you're makin me stay. Why do you hurt me so bad? It would help me to know, do I stand in your way or am I the best thing you've had?"

2. "I'll Give All My Love to You" - Keith Sweat ~ To me, this is the ultimate love song. The lyrics are amazing and the hook will catch you immediately. It's a great, great song.

Favorite Lyric: "I've always wanted someone just like you, I really need to hold you. I'd give the world to you, oh my darlin. You know I will."

3. "Come as You Are" - Nirvana ~ I love everything about Nirvana's music, this song speaks to me in so many ways and it reminds me of my relationship with my "favorite mistake, which leads me to my next choice...

Favorite Lyric: "Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be."

4. "My Favorite Mistake" - Sheryl Crow ~ I think people either forget about Sheryl by accident or on purpose, but I don't see her songs on many favorites lists. I, however, love this song because it embodies much of what I see in a lot of relationships - my own included.

Favorite Lyric: "Now here comes your secret lover, she'll be unlike any other, until your guilt goes up in flames"

5. "Everything" - Mary J. Blige ~ Mary J. Blige, as an artist, is amazing. I love ALL of her music, but this song, along with "Sweet Thing" are two of my very favorites. The song is everything, no pun intended, that I want in a relationship.

Favorite Lyric: "You take me away from the pain and you bring me paradise and when there are cloudy days you brought sunshine in my life."

Wow... this is hard...

6. "Baby Don't Cry (Keep Ya Head Up Part II)" - Tupac ~ They don't make rap like this anymore. Tupac always told a story in his rhymes and this story in this particular track is epic.

Favorite Lyric(s): "You got to find a way to survive cuz they win when your soul dies." & "You got too much more livin to do, I'm spittin this to you cuz you deserve more than what he givin to you."

7. "Slippin" - DMX ~ People close to me have been through things he talks about in this song and I feel what he's saying in such a real sense it makes me cry every time I listen to it.

Favorite Lyric: "...and to my boo who stuck wit a nigga through all the bullshit, you'll get your's, because it's due."

8. "Always in My Heart" & "Can We Talk" - Tevin Campbell ~ So, I cheated a little bit and put both these songs for #8 because I love them for the same reason. They're simple and cute and absolutely timeless - the way R&B used to be before it was makin love in the club because he bought you a drank while you were snappin ya fingers. SMH.

Favorite Lyric(s): "If I never ever say that I love you, just remember girl, I'm saying I do, love you. You'll be always in my heart." "And I've dreamed of you ever since, now I've built up my confidence. The next, next time you come my way I know just what to say..."

9. "I Wanna Be Your Man" - Zapp and Roger ~ Wow, this song - I really like it because of the feel of it, and because of how it sounds. I can listen to it 100 times in a row and never get tired of listening it.

Favorite Lyric: "My mind is blind at times, I can't see anyone but you. Those other girls don't matter, no, they can't spoil my view."

10. "Secret Garden" - Barry White, Al B Sure, El DeBarge & Quincy Jones ~ THIS is baby makin music. Oh my GOD I love this song. Hahaha. It's very sensual. That's hot.

Favorite Lyric: "I'll take good care of you, that's what a man's supposed to do and I'll be there for you all the time. Let your hair down, let me get you in the mood."

That was tough. I have to thank my mom for my musical taste. I grew up on good music, and through that I was able to broaden my horizons and not be afraid to listen to new things... or old things that were new to me. ;)
MzUnafraid MzUnafraid
18-21, F
1 Response Feb 18, 2010

Awesome song!!