guest post: cami's favorite four.

by - Monday, April 16, 2012

Music has shaped my life from as early as I can remember. My mom made Luna and I take piano lessons- which she hated, and I loved and she also made us take voice lessons- which I hated, and she loved. But I’m glad she put us through that just so we could have a better understanding and appreciation for music. This is a short list of my favorite songs. I hope they catch your attention like they did mine. Enjoy!

Techno is upbeat and just so much fun to dance to. Whether I’m at home, at the gym, or in the car, I can never resist hearing this song from start to finish. Most people view this genre as “party” music, but never take the time to actually feel the music and truly listen to the lyrics. Benny Benassi’s “Cinema” is my favorite love song. The most memorable quote for me “Hope you don’t stop running to me ‘cause I’ll always be waiting…"

            The first time I ever heard this song was riding in my uncle Noel’s truck running one of his errands. I must’ve been 12, and at the time had no clue what the lyrics meant or what exactly was going on in the song. And it wasn’t until much later that I finally got it. The sad lyrics are about longing for a lost love but also questioning why. I’m sure people can relate.

            Led Zeppelin is my all time favorite band! It was SO hard for me to decide which song I loved the most! They all have amazing guitar solos and their music in general is just deep. They just don’t make Rock ‘N Roll like they used to.  To me, this song is about love but it has a twinge of sadness as he talks about how things “were” or how they “used to be”. It’s almost as if he’s reminiscing about someone from his past. It has a beautiful guitar that matches all the emotions of the entire song. But at the end of the song, it seems as if they reunite and that gives me a little hope.

            The people that know me best know that I absolutely LOVE this movie and everything about it! Danny Elfman composed the music and lyrics for the whole movie, and I can’t help but be amazed about how truly talented he is. Danny Elfman has a certain way of making his music sound magical… He’s done Beetle Juice, The Simpsons, Edward Scissorhands, and he was even in a boy band back in the 80’s Devo which is most recognized for their hit “Whip It”. This makes him my favorite composer hands down. His music is just so wonderful. What’s not to love?

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