I have many songs that I listen to in my playlist. I have many genres that I listen to. I actually have at least one song from each genre. But I do have my favorites. I mainly listen to catchy songs that I can easily identify from the first sound I hear. These include the three songs Hooked on a Feeling, by Blue Swede, Mr.Sandman, by the Chordettes, and Escape (the piña colada song), by Rupert Holmes. With these three songs I have all the music I enjoy.
The song Hooked on a Feeling is a classic song. It was written and made by Blue Swede and made in 1974. I believe that everybody has heard at least the first part of the song which is the main part that everybody remembers. The song is so catchy that once you hear it you can’t forget what it sounds like. It is a love song about a man who can’t get the feeling out of his head that a woman is in love with him. The song is amazing and I have listened to it so many times I know all the lyrics. It is also catchy and unique which is why it stands out so much. The beat drops on the part where the singer say’s, “I….., I’m hooked on a feeling” (9). It lets the listener know that the singer is hooked on a feeling but we have yet to know the feeling. We then get to know what feeling he is feeling because he says he is hooked on a feeling that the woman he likes is in love with him. We know that he feels love towards this woman too because of the lyrics, “Lips as sweet as candy, it’s taste is on my mind, girl you’ve got me thirsty, for another, cup of wine” (12-15). The listener can also feel the love from the lines, “All the good love, when we’re all alone, keep it up girl, yeah, you turn me on” (27-30) The song is such a great song that most people can enjoy it until it gets stuck in your head for 3 hours. If I could go back in time for one thing it would be to be the creator of the song because it is so good.
The song Mr.Sandman is a masterpiece. It was written and made by the Chordettes in 1954. There are very few instruments other than their voices which I find amazing because it is so catchy. It is also a love song but it has nobody to love. It is about the women wanting somebody to love hold and be with but they don’t have anybody. The Women ask a mythical being called Mr.Sandman to help them but he only responds once with the one word, “Yesss” (9). The women are very hopeful throughout the song with the example of them saying, “Mr Sandman, someone to hold, would be so peachy before I’m too old” (13-14). It lets the reader know how much loneliness there is in their life, how they will always be waiting for their one perfect man. The song is very short with only 2 minutes but it portrays a lot about the song and how amazing songs can be even without any instruments other than the base and xylophone (I, think). The women want Mr. Sandman to make them the best man who would love them and that they would love as explained by, “Please turn on your magic beam, Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream” (7-8). The melody of the song is also very unique because it has its own tone and meaning unlike other love songs were the melody is sad but Mr. Sandman has a happy melody / tone.
Of course we all know the Piña Colada song. The thing is that the song is actually called Escape (the Piña Colada song) and was made by Ruper Holmes in 1979. The song is another love song but instead of wanting love the singer wants to get away from his wife and escape to somebody who is better than his wife, hense being the name of the song. The song has a story about how he goes to a place to make his life more, and then he finds someone there he wasn’t expecting to see there. We know that he wants to make his life more than what it is which we can see by the first couple of lyrics, “I was tired of my lady, we’d been together too long, like a worn-out recording, of a favorite song (1-2). He then goes to read the paper in bed while his wife is sleeping and he finds a small ad saying, “If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain, if you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain, if you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape, I’m the love that you’ve looked for, write to me, and escape” (5-8). The ad is asking for somebody to go and make them happy and so the singer writes back telling that he does like piña coladas and so forth. He then goes to the bar where he is going to meet the woman so he “waited with high hopes, then she walked in the place, I knew her smile in an instant, I knew the curve of her face, it was my own lovely lady, and she said, “Oh, it’s you”, and we laughed for a moment, and I said, “I never knew” (17-20). It then goes back to a similar version of the piña coladas but instead of him reading the paper it is him asking his wife questions about how he never knew what she likes. So at the end of the story the singer was going to cheat on his wife and it turns out the mistress was his wife in the end and they stayed together. I also like this song because of the tune and melody because it is very easy to recognize and it is a very clever song.
So there we have it. Three of my favorite songs that I could listen to on repeat for hours on end. I only like the catchy songs as you could probably tell and all the songs get stuck in my head easily. The three songs I chose are all considered classics because of all the people who enjoy them. I really enjoy my songs and I really think that if you give it a chance you will like them all.