Tuesday is the music day here at my blog! For the newbies, Twisted Mixtape Tuesday is a feature of different songs with a common theme.
This week’s theme was “beautiful”. At first I was going to be a stinker and just find songs with the word beautiful in the title. Then I realized that was boring. So instead I fished through my music collection for some of my favorite “beautiful” songs, sung by people with beautiful voices. Some of the songs I love got disqualified, either because I have already used them or because while the song itself may be pretty the person singing it didn’t have a very pretty voice. So therefore I couldn’t use Time in a Bottle, All I Ask of You, and a zillion Simon and Garfunkel songs. Naturally, this is the short list, and I tried to use a variety of genres to keep it interesting. I stopped myself at eleven.
For Emily Wherever I May Find Her-Simon and Garfunkel
Of course I had to start this off with a song by Paul and Art. This song has some of the most beautiful lyrics ever written.
My Guardian Angel-The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
I don’t know what it is about this song. It’s that beautiful that it almost makes me cry. I heard it at a dance recital when my daughter was a baby, and had to find it right away when I got home. It was one of the first songs that I downloaded *ahem* legally.
Love of My Life-Queen
The first time I ever heard this song was on a documentary about Queen. I searched and searched high and low to find the song. As it turned out it was on a CD I owned all along. RIP Freddie Mercury-few people have voices anywhere near as fantastic as yours was.
I Won’t Let Go-Rascal Flatts
This song has helped me through a lot of tough times. Every time I’ve wanted to give up, I pull this out. I’m not a huge Rascal Flatts fan, but I never get tired of this song.
Fields of Gold-Sting
Most people think of Every Breath You Take and tantric sex, I think of this song when I think of Sting.
A Thousand Years-Cristina Perri
No, I still don’t like the Twilight movies.
You Raise Me Up-Josh Groban
This man’s voice makes me swoon!
Let Me Touch You For Awhile-Alison Krauss & Union Station
I had to put some Alison Krauss in here. Her voice is amazing!
Amy Lee. She’s another lady with a beautiful voice. I’m also pretty sure she’s batpoop crazy. But that doesn’t prevent me from being a HUGE Evanescence fan. This is not my very favorite song from this particular group, but it certainly does qualify for the theme of this post!
I Dreamed A Dream-Susan Boyle
I had to put SOMETHING from a musical in here. And this is one of my favorite performances. No one expected that voice to come out of that woman!
Landslide-The Dixie Chicks
If I didn’t have a hate-hate relationship with Stevie Nicks and her nanny goat voice, I’d put the Fleetwood Mac version on here. I do love this song, and this version is great.
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