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Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Favorite Song Saturday Night Fun with Randy

When I first read what Randy 's Saturday Night Fun was about, I thought of passing it by. Then I decided it would be good to see what I would come up with. I have decided it tells alot about me and I plan to print and put in my family book for generations to know what I thought and felt at different times of my life based on music.

This blog entry is on the personal side , but Randy Seaver threw out the idea of having some “Saturday Night Fun” this week by blogging about our favorite song. It is hard to pick out only one song when so many years have past.

Different songs have been my favorites over the years as a young teen to now. So I will have to tell you about a few of my favorite songs over the years and why.

I grew up in the 1950's in a family that did not listen to the radio and music.
We went to church every Sunday and at least once during the week. We did not go to the movies or listen to any popular music. The closest I came to was watching " Name That Tune " with my mother as a class room extra credit project. Move forward and I am probably 13 years old and my first song was " Piano Boy " By now I had a little record player that played 45's and I was able to play this over and over. I no longer have this record and do not even know who did it. It was about a young boy playing his piano and a girl listening to him playing this song over and over.

Then came Elvis, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Vee and Bobby Darrin . I loved them all but Elvis won in the end. My favorite at that time would of been " Love Me Tender". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZBUb0ElnNY . I would go to a girlfriend's house on Saturday, and we would sit in her bedroom and play Elvis records over and over as we got ready to go on a date with her boyfriend and a friend of his. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley

Go to the late 70's. I am unhappy and Gloria Gaynor becomes my banner song. " I Will Survive" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBR2G-iI3-I To this day my 2 boys and some of the granddaughter's know this is one of my all time favorites.

Move to the mid 1980's, I am divorced from my first husband and single for the first time in 20 years. Tina Turner and her songs were my songs. " Better Be Good To Me " became a favorite and I would play her music over and over. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rvxb-J-fJs

It is now 2009 and I am no longer unhappy. I am settled ,I have been married to a wonderful man for nearly 20 years, and I know who I am and happy with who I am.

Today my favorite song is " I Can Only Imagine " by Merci Me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xwzItqYmII
Gloria Gaynor is still with me and a close second. I have survived many battles over my years. But I have survived and I can only Imagine what is waiting for me.


  1. Love Your Post! This was difficult, and fun, to do. So many songs have both good and bad memories attached to them throughout the years! Loved reading your post! Sherry(a.k.a. @familytreewritr on Twitter.)