My Alphabet of Songs: A

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Today’s Daily Prompt at The Daily Post:
The Satisfaction of a ListWho doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

So I decided to write about some of the songs on my iPod.

  1. ABC by The Jackson 5 – pure, innocent fun from the 70’s.  I always sing along.
  2. Amie by Pure Prairie League – I love this song and have been known to put it on repeat for extended periods.  Before we married, Mr. Stuck had a roommate who was a local musician.  I loved to harmonize with him.
  3. Aqualung by Jethro Tull – love the imagery in this song.
  4. Amos Moses by Jerry Reed – we had this album when I was a kid and I learned it word for word.
  5. Aubrey by Bread – I think David Gates is an underappreciated songwriter.
  6. Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – a classic.
  7. American Pie by Don McLean – this was overplayed when it was first on the radio, but now I really enjoy the whole dang thing.
  8. Annie’s Song by John Denver – I sang this for my sister’s wedding, and now I associate it with her.  This is for you, Missy.
  9. At Seventeen by Janis Ian – I first heard this as an insecure adolescent and it seemed to ring pretty true.
  10. A Beautiful Morning by The Rascals – I can’t sing this without smiling.  It makes me feel good.
    And a bonus:
  11. A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash – I don’t think he wrote the song, but he sure made it famous.  Do you have some “A” songs?

And, now that I’m linking, I have one to add:

12.  Africa by Toto – normally I would link the Toto version, but I happen to love the version by a capella group Perpetuum Jazzile of Slovenia.  I think you will, too.  Watch how they make it rain.

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12 thoughts on “My Alphabet of Songs: A”

  1. Always, but I cannot remember the name of the group for anything. April Fools sung by Dionne Warwick. Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band. Aquarius by the Fifth Dimension. Many more, I’m sure. You listed several I love, with the exception of ABC.

  2. Haha — you’re welcome. For me, the only way to rid myself of an earworm like that is to replace it with another!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thanks — I’m glad it made you smile! I love music and how it makes me feel. You can often find me with earbuds in, head bobbing to the beat, chair dancing.

    1. Hi, John — thanks for stopping in! I love love love The Hollies! Even though that’s not my favorite of their hits, it’s a great song, as evidenced by so many cover versions.
      When I was younger, I didn’t like it so much (too slow and boring) but now that I’m older, I find it timely as well as timeless.
      In light of the horror in Boston yesterday, I think you are right on the money:
      “If I’m laden at all/ I’m laden with sadness/That everyone’s heart/Isn’t filled with the gladness/Of love for one another.” Isn’t it awful what people do to one another?

  4. American Pie has been my favorite song since it came out when I was in elementary school. I now have my kids liking the song too. My eldest daughter will text me that she is thinking of me when she hears it. Still my favorite after all these years!

    1. Hi, Gwen — welcome to Stuck On Zero! American Pie enchanted me with its lyrics — I found Don McLean’s words wonderful, and I went on to love other songs by him, most notably, “Vincent.” I think I like that one even more than American Pie for its melancholy poetry. I wish I could write songs like that, you know?

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