What is your current favorite song? The one you catch yourself humming or cranking up when you get into the car or go for a walk? What is it about that song that has caught your fancy? (Or, if you don’t have a current fave, what is one that always makes you happy?)
Well, right now I’m in writing jail, and because there’s a smidge more romance in my mystery-in-progress, my inspirational song of the moment is Perfect by Ed Sheeran. (I know, I know–I just included that same clip in my very recent Chicks post on figure skating, but I can’t help it!) Every once in a while, though, a girl’s gotta get up from the keyboard and move. To that end, my all-time fave is…Into the Groove by Madonna. (It will all come back to you, I promise–even you, Baby Chick Kellye!)
I’m a sucker for the type of song they call an anthem. You know, songs like Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing'” or Pink’s “Raise Your Glass.” My current favorite song is more Broadway than rock ‘n roll, but it’s such a great anthem I can’t resist singing or even dancing to it. (It’s a favorite of the Dance It Out teachers at my gym, too.) The song I’m talking about is This is Me from the movie, The Greatest Showman. The clip I linked to shows the first time the song was sung for the film backers. Afterwards, they told the phenomenal singer, Keala Settle, “Congratulations, you just booked your first major movie.”
“I am brave, I am bruised, I am who I’m meant to be… this is me.”
Talk about inspirational! If my husband wasn’t sitting across from me as I write this, I’d burst into song right now.
Don’t expect to find any current hits on my song list. Ella Fitzgerald and Motown are my top stations on Pandora. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield (released in 2004, so recent by my standards) is still number one on my Vickie-sit-your-butt-in-the-chair-and-write playlist when I’m staring at that blank page. “Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.” Oh, yeah. Story of my life. I’m also a huge Martina McBride fan, and I’d like to dedicate This One’s for the Girls to my lovely fellow Chicks. “You’re beautiful the way you are!”
Current pick for Here’s A Happy Little Boost is Cheap Thrills by Sia (sidenote: love the dancing in the video). For the You Do Too Have Enough Energy To Make It Through The Day: HandClap by Fitz and the Tantrums (also good vid dancing). And then there’s the Need A Bit of Fun song: Best Friend by Sofi Tukker.
If I have a very long drive, I’ll pop in the Chicago soundtrack and start belting it out. (I will never get tired of that one! Every song is great, and it’s an instant mood-lifter.)
Readers, drop us a note in the comments below! What are you singing these days?
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