For years, I’ve spent my mornings whistling, humming, or mumble-singing some of the most random songs.
From Broadway’s “Hello, Dolly!” to Slayer’s “Dead Skin Mask,” these auditory passengers seem to have no reason nor rhyme. This blog topic is my attempt to make sense of them.
May 23, 2018
Bobby Hebb, 1966
My band plays this song, so it’s in constant ear-worm rotation for me. Not surprising that it’s in my head today. I expect it to show up multiple times.
May 24, 2018
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”
The Righteous Brothers, 1964
I have no idea how or why this one popped into my head. I was listening to NPR as I pulled into the parking garage at work and had just learned that Patti LaBelle had turned 76 years-old. Did she have a song in Top Gun, too?
May 25, 2018
The Guess Who, 1969
No doubt why this song came into my head. My colleague, Caleb, sang the first line as he sat down at his desk this morning. Thanks, Caleb!
May 26, 2018
“Fly Like an Eagle”
Steve Miller Band, 1976
The lyric, “Time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin, into the future,” was ringing through my ears as I was attempting to do 100 things at one time, very early in the morning.
May 27, 2018
“Rainy Night in Georgia”
Brook Benton, 1970
A dear friend, Jim Peel, passed today. This song permeated my thoughts all day.
May 28, 2018
Fleetwood Mac, 1976
Because of unbridled optimism? I don’t know. Hard to have a bad day when you start the day with this diddy thumping in your head.
May 29, 2019
“Bring It on Home to Me”
Sam Cooke, 1963
This song plays during the opening scene of the movie, Gerarld’s Game, which I watched several months ago. It keeps resurfacing for me. What a blessing!
May 30, 2018
2 in a Room, 1990
I have no idea why how this became my morning song. I vaguely remember dreaming of a woman with a buxom buttocks, but I can’t be 100% sure.
May 31, 2018
“How Sweet It Is”
James Taylor, 1975
My dear friend, Jim, is interred today. I love you, Jim. Good luck on your journey, sir. We are all much better, much more evolved humans because of you. Thank you, baby.