Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How do I pick a favorite?

Because I have been around awhile, I have many favorite singers/musicians. With the 30-Day Blog Challenge, I'm supposed to pick one. I decided to pick one (or maybe 2 or 3) per decade (of half decade) that I have been aware of music. 

late 1960s -- The Monkees: loved their TV show. The Beetles: I wish I still had that Beetles metal lunchbox. My classmates talked about my lunchbox a lot because there was a rumor that Beetles said they were greater than Jesus. 

early 1970s -- I had lots of favorites because I was listening to pop music on the AM radio. The Partridge Family: cutie David Cassidy. Donny Osmond: I loved the variety show Donny and Marie. Cher: "Half Breed, how I loved to hate the word ..." The album I listened to most was Tapestry by Carole King. I bought another copy at a yard sale recently. It's still a great album.

late 1970s -- CCR, Marshall Tucker, Willie and Waylon and the Boys. I listened to these on my FM radio and my portable 8-track tape player, which has gone away like my VHS tapes. :-(

1980s -- Hall and Oates, Michael Jackson, Olivia Newton-John, Lionel Richie, George Michael.

1990s -- Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Destiny's Child, Celine Dion -- Looks like I liked women singers most. I played that Whitney Houston album all the time. It was my first CD I ever bought. (Aside:  I hate drugs and what they do to people.)

2000s -- Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, John Legend. I got my first MP3 player and had a hard time figuring it out. I finally paid for Napster each month to make everything easier. I must have been the only person who ever paid for Napster. Everyone who knew how used Napster to steal music. Napster is gone now, too.

2010s -- Beyonce (my #1, probably forever), Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Justin Timberlake (repeat on Justin because he's gone from cute to majorly handsome)

I'm discovering new singers/musicians I like every day. There are just so many now and so many options and ways to listen to them. Music can be accessed everywhere -- car, phone, computer, TV. I am aware of so many more genres of music now, and I find that I like parts of all of them. 

Now to make that giant playlist on Spotify of all my favorites.