Sunday Afternoon Time Capsule: August 13, 2005

I inadvertently posted today’s post yesterday. So, I am going to pull something out of the vault. The following is a post I originally made on another blog. It’s still up but I haven’t posted there in years. I’m sharing it here because I plan to revisit the topic tomorrow. I plan to examine my choices and then decide it I want to keep them or update them. Should be fun.

Top Ten Songs Ever

I was watching some folks on a message board I frequent try to compile their top ten songs ever. It was interesting seeing some of the people and tunes they picked. I will be honest, I didn’t know a lot of them. Some of these people are what I call “music snobs” and their lists looked like resumes for music snobbery. It did get me to thinking about what songs I would put on such a list.

I don’t know that I can even begin to make such a list. Do I limit it to certain genres or time periods? Do I only include sacred music? Do I leave off sacred music? What sort of criteria do I use? After pondering it for two days I have even less of an idea how to do it. I tell you what I will do though. I’ll give you ten songs that made a huge impression on me. They aren’t what I’d call the greatest songs ever, but they were instrumental in making me who I am right now.

Sweet Is The Night – Electric Light Orchestra
Judas’ Kiss – Petra
Once In A Lifetime – Chicago
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? – Creedence Clearwater Revival
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams
I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
Overdose – George Huntley
Reach Out – Stryper
The Trees – Rush
Near The Cross (the hymn)

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