“To Make Her Love Me” by Rascal Flatts

Oh the memory of young love. I was in high school when I heard this song. I had just broken up with my boyfriend, again, I felt like my whole world was ending. I must have listened to this song a hundred times. I keep it on my Ipod because it is a good song and I like Rascal Flatts. I hope you like this song as much as I do.

“When A Man Loves A Woman” by Percy Sledge

I have this song simply because a boyfriend I was with at the time kept singing it to me. At the time I thought I was going to be with him for the rest of my life. It was a whirl wind romance, a summer I will never forget. But that image got shattered when we both went home. He went to his duty station and I went back home. We kept the relationship going as long as we could. But we couldn’t stand being away from each other. Obviously the relationship didn’t last because I am married now. I keep the song on my Ipod to remind myself of that summer, to remind myself of my adventures before a started a new book in my series of Life. I hope you like this song as much as I do.

“Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker

I apologize if I have posted this song before, but I love it. I love the beat, I love the story, and it lifts my mood every time I hear it. I think of all the times I was at training and away from my little family. How excited I was to see them when it was all over. I love a song that I can close my eyes to and just sway while I listen to the words. I like to pick my son up when this song comes on and just dance with him. When he was tiny it would soothe him when he was fussy, now that he is older he just looks at me like I am crazy and insists I put him down so we can dance together. This song is a feel good song, and I hope it lifts your spirits as much as it does mine.

“Cost of Livin'” by Ronnie Dunn

This song really hits home in this age. So many people are out of work, or come off of active duty and can’t get work. The most vivid memory I have of this song is when I was headed up to a training site with my Sergeant. We were driving the box van and he let me hook up my Ipod. I had just downloaded this song before I left my apartment. I like Brookes & Dunn, so I figured I would like this song. When this song came on I saw a whole new side to my Sergeant. I saw sadness on his face, I heard the desperate cry in his voice while I listened to him sing. He is an older man, made the military his life. He was getting out soon due to medical and that retirement was calling. But in the civilian life he wasn’t close to retiring. He was struggling to figure out what he was going to do when he didn’t have to report everyday. After that song I had a new respect for him and for everyone who struggles to put food on the table and make sure bills are paid. I hope you like this song as much as I do.

“I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden

I think this song came out when I was in middle school, maybe a little sooner. I remember listening to it while I wrote in my journal about my recent crush. It was another love ballad for the hopeless romantics. Then when I met my now hubby it became the song I thought of every time I saw him. It was over the moment I saw him, I knew I had to get him but wasn’t sure it was ever going to happen because of the age difference and the fact that he had kids. Never did I ever imagine actually getting what I wanted. I didn’t pursue him like I did other crushes, I just waited patiently. I think at some point I gave up on the idea of being with him, until I needed someone to help me move my new bed to my apartment. I still love this song and I still think of my hubby when I hear it. I hope you like it as much as I do.

“Rock the Beat” by LMFAO

I found out about LMFAO by accident. I don’t even remember where I heard them, I just knew I had to get their music. When I heard this song it was all over, I was hooked. It isn’t so much about the lyrics, to me it is all about the beat. Can I dance to it? Can I let go to it? What can it do to my mood? I know this song is short but it does the job for me. I hope you like it as much as I do. Warning: It is not an actually video, just the music.

“Bitch” by Meredith Brooks

This is another song that I grew up on. I like it because it shows that there are two sides to everyone. That you are not just one type of person. I listen to this song when I am having identity issues, when I have troubles separating mom life from my life. When I have troubles trying to figure out who I am when I am not raising my kids. I keep this song on my playlist because it is a good song to just sit and listen to while you drink a cup of coffee. I hope you like it as much as I do.