That's not to say I don't enjoy listening to music, I do, it's just that I don't have the same burning, all consuming love of it that some people seem to have. I have friends who can name every song or album by a particular artist. Who can name any song just from hearing a ten second clip of it.
I'm not that person.
When I love a song, it's usually because it's linked in my mind to something. I'll always love "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" thanks to an ex-boyfriend who serenaded me with it (and by serenaded, I mean warbled all the bits he could remember in a decidedly off-key manner ... but it was still sweet). And there definitely more songs that have a place in my heart thanks to their connection to a TV show or movie than I'm entirely comfortable admitting to.
See that's the thing, I really only love a song if it prompts an emotional response in me, and that emotional response usually has nothing to do with the song itself. And the songs that have the biggest responses?
I know, it's a weird choice. Late 70's early 80's rock. But for some reason in my mind they're connected with being little. I'm guessing they played on the radio a lot when I was a tot and I've subconsciously linked them to being safe and contented.
Because nothing calms a scared toddler more than a good dose of "You Shook Me All Night Long", don't you agree?
So what are your go to comfort songs?