Celebration of Music – My Favorite songs

Hey all! We have survived 2020! Kudos to us! Happy New Year! After a long break, I was travelling and revisited some old gems – Songs that make me feel good! As with many, Music has always been a significant part of my life. My Dad who is so passionate about music paved the way for me to explore different genres and sub-genres in music. Music is like an emotion to me, a tonic that gives me energy!

Listed below are 35 favorite songs of mine (Non-Indian). The list includes the songs that I enjoyed from my childhood till around 2010.  Some are absolute classics, highly rated and some aren’t that famous – I love them all!

I had enjoyed most of these songs (without the visuals) via Walkman, Cassette players, CD players and later on mobile headphones. I had included only one song per artist, my favorite from the set.

Enjoy using your headphones.

1) Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

Let’s start with Stayin’ Alive from Bee Gees. An apt title for the current times! I thought it was a girl that was singing when I heard this song for the first time. Researched later and found out about their incredible skill. Love this!

2) Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love

The simple sweet lyrics and that voice, love this song!

3) Eagles – Hotel California

Lovely song! Feels good

4) Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All

Heard the female version before this, love them both!

5) Hoobastank – The Reason

The reason is you!

6) Bon Jovi – It’s My Life

Survived 2020 and its 2021 now – It’s my life !!!

7) Modern Talking – Brother Louie

Heard the Indian version first “Zoo zoo zoobi” from Dance Dance and loved it especially for the music and then heard the original and loved it more, a lot more!

8) Ace of Base – Beautiful Life

It’s a beautiful life oh oh oh oh! Yeah it is beautiful!!!

9) Akon – Right Now

A song that I heard first from my Gym, my rare Gym days 😛 Loved it ever since!

10) Britney Spears – Baby One More Time

What a popular debut!

11) Vengaboys – Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!

The song that was played in many of our New year parties!

12) Las Ketchup – The Ketchup Song

No idea what they sang, but it’s so catchy!

13) Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me

Their ‘Everybody’ song was a massive hit during our times, but after hearing all the tracks, this one’s my favorite!

14) K’NAAN – Wavin’ Flag

One of my favorite Sports song!

15) Shakira – Waka Waka

Another favorite Sports song!

16) Ricky Martin – The Cup of Life

This is ‘The world cup song’! No disrespect to the others especially Shakira and K’Naan, whose tracks I love, but this is it! Pure Epicness!

17) Europe – The Final Countdown

A song that I loved mainly for the epic music!

18) Aqua – Good Morning Sunshine

Aqua is famously known for Barbie girl and other tracks, but ‘Good morning sunshine’ always felt special to me; feel an inexplicable freshness whenever I hear this!

19) The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian

The beats, music, lyrics, and the girls! Had a crush on one of them 😛

20) Abba – Dancing Queen

Abba had many hits and I love them all, but Dancing queen is my favorite!

21) Boney M. – Rasputin

Love all the Boney M songs, but Rasputin is my favorite! Love the energy and passion they bring on stage!

22) Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel

Smooth criminal, Beat it, Bad, Thriller etc. were the ones that I heard more number of times, but this song somehow felt different and special!

23) George Michael – Careless Whisper

Another evergreen song!

24) Roxette – June Afternoon

A feel-good song!

25) Arash – Broken Angel

Another catchy song!

26) Akcent – My Passion

The latest from the list, loved the music and the voice!

27) Lionel Richie – Hello

Love the way he sings ‘Hello, is it me you’re looking for’ with excellent music

28) Jim Reeves – Bimbo

Probably was in my father’s lap when I heard this first. Loved it ever since! Sweet memories! Love all his songs! Magical voice!

29) Steps – 5, 6, 7, 8

Never got the lyrics until late, but it’s so catchy

30) Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On

DiCaprio and Kate were great, but loved Titanic more for this music!

31) The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony

A bitter sweet nostalgia!

32) Westlife – Seasons In The Sun

We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun…love it!

33) Queen – We Will Rock You

Probably the only lyric that I knew then was “we will, we will rock you”, but the beats and singing, love it! 😛

34) The Beatles – Let it Be

My favorite from the Beatles!

35) Elton John – Sacrifice

Another timeless classic!

I’ve started with the thought of sharing 20 favorite songs of mine and ended up with 35. It was hard to limit it to 35 😀 Wonderful Nostalgia! Revisiting the good old days! Watch out this space for my favorite Indian songs! See ya!

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