Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Soundtrack of my life


Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope your week has gotten off to a great start. I thought I'd talk about my favorite music today; these are the songs that would be on the soundtrack of my life. Summer takes me back to my younger years, and I am so nostalgic about movies that I loved with great soundtracks. Remember when that was such a big deal? If I loved a movie, I'd buy the soundtrack. I am still like this today and will follow a playlist made from certain movies that I see and love. 

An example of this would be the Topgun Maverick movie that came out two years ago; I love that soundtrack playlist on Spotify! If you want to follow me there, here's my public name, since I can't link again: allboys-us. Not to brag or anything, but I have excellent taste in music and there are some great playlists that I've made! Be thinking about your own soundtrack, so to speak, because I'm asking you to share yours at the end! 

I love worship music and the whole Christian music genre. My kids grew up listening to this type of music, and sometimes a song will come on and I'm flooded with memories of them singing at the top of their lungs from the backseat. Those were the days! Here are a few of my favorite artists/groups from this genre of music right now:

  • Cain
  • We the Kingdom
  • Sovereign Grace
  • Shane & Shane
  • Phil Wickham
  • Toby Mac

This song is one of my favorites right now; it's Won't He Do It by We the Kingdom. 

I also love this one below by the same group, Tabernacle. 

If I'm not listening to worship music, I love eighties music! Here are a few of my favorites that I listen to on my playlist on Spotify:

  • Chicago/Peter Cetera 
  • Phil Collins
  • Bryan Adams
  • Journey
  • Toto
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Richard Marx
  • Lionel Richie
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Elton John

I could go on and on, but I'll stop. 

One of my favorites is The Glory of Love by Peter Cetera, which was made for the movie Karate Kid II. 

Did you ever hear Tod Tilghman audition for The Voice? This was what he came out singing, and it blew me away! He sang We've Got Tonight by Kenny Rogers. 

I'll wrap this up with one last type of music that I love, and that is 90's country. It takes me right back to when Todd and I were dating, and some songs still make me swoon when I think of us as teenagers. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • George Strait 
  • Shania Twain
  • Jo Dee Messina 
  • Tracy Byrd
  • Deanna Carter 
  • Martina McBride
  • Reba McEntire
  • Tim McGraw
  • Faith Hill
  • Pam Tillis
  • Collin Raye
  • Kenny Chesney (his early stuff)

Here's a song that I still love and would sing at a karaoke bar if I ever went to one of those; I remember every line of the song, Strawberry Wine by Deanna Carter.

It's your turn—what would the soundtrack of your life be? I'd love to hear from you! I'm joining in with Joanne today for her Talk About It Tuesday link party. Thanks for reading my blog, friends! Love to all.


  1. Next time you have a chance, look for a yacht rock playlist. It feels so summery to me!

    1. I love yacht rock! I have several playlists of that in Spotify.

  2. Love it! I would say Shania Twain- Taylor Swift- Ariana Grande right now (heavy influence of my teenage daughter right now) :)

    1. Oh yes! I remember my music tastes being influenced by my boys with groups like Maroon 5, Fallout Boy, Post Malone, and One Direction when they were around. I just love music!

  3. I like 90´s country a lot. Joe Diffie is one of my favorites. His song Home is one of my favorites. ¨My footsteps carry me away but in my mind I´m always going home.¨ That was me to a T! And I like Hal Ketchum and my favorite of his, Small Town Saturday Night. It summed up teenage life in a tiny town in IN to a T!

    1. I like Joe Diffie too! And I loved that song Home. I'd forgotten about Hal Ketchum! It's interesting how music takes us back to old memories.

  4. These are great playlists! I also enjoy listening to Broadway music from time to time. I need to share some of my playlists. I think it is interesting to know what music others listen to in their car. Although, I listen to podcasts or a book most of the time these days!

    1. I think so too! I love Broadway music, too, but I always forget to listen. I have so many different genres that I love. I'll share another one of these in the fall; my tastes change from season to season!

  5. Lots of my favorites on your lists. I love to make a playlist from an assortment of music that brings back memories of a special time or place. Right now, I've got Johns' Boys on repeat, I never get tired of hearing them sing.

    1. Thanks! And I feel the exact same way, my friend.

  6. I see lots of songs on here that I like! I have very eclectic tastes in music and like certain songs by certain artists. Right now I mostly listen to my youngest son's music since we're always in the car together and he put his Spotify on-- 21 pilots is pretty much on repeat since we have concert tickets for their new album that just released (and I think I'll enjoy the concert more if I know their newest songs).

    1. Yes! Holly mentioned being influenced by her teenager, and I remember that being me back in the days. I used to love their groups -- Maroon 5, One Direction (when they were a thing), Post Malone, Taylor Swift, Fallout Boy, etc. Why do I feel like 21 Pilots has been around for a long time? I wonder if they're the ones I'm thinking of...

  7. I've listened to music all my life, so it's really hard to list all the favorites. As far as soundtracks that I knew all the words to...Saturday Night Fever, Top Gun, Grease. Artists would have been George, Reba, Garth, Alan Jackson, Vince, The Judds (all the classic greats). I didn't like Christian music in the 90's because rarely was it worship, but mostly sounded like love songs, which I thought could be about their boyfriend/girlfriend rather than God. As my kids got older and Hillsong and others kind of changed the sound and worship became more mainstream, rather than the pop Christian style, I began to like it more. I still love some good, classic country like Loretta, George Jones, etc. I love Motown classics too. Music is just such a gift. Of course, now my kid's songs are my favorites :)

    1. I'm the same way, Debbie! My love of music began when I was a young girl who grew up singing in church and loving all things Broadway, even back then. I was obsessed with the movie Annie, and would perform for anyone who would stand still for two minutes to watch. I love all those that you mentioned, and I also loved the 90's Christian music; but you're right, it was just music, not worship. I loved Steven Curtis Chapman, Carmen, Truth, 4 Him, etc. Music is SUCH A gift to us!

  8. This is such a good post. I love music. Although I didn't listen to country music growing up, country music just screams summer to me. Growing up my parents were hippies (basically) so I listened to a lot of classic rock. Probably still my favorite genre of music with the Eagles being my favorite band of all time. I also like 80s hair bands, and 80s mellow - as well as 90s alternative. I spent the summers at my grandparents house in the summers where it was mostly showtunes. I saw you mention Annie in comment. That was my favorite too - my grandparents took me to see it on Broadway and I was OBSESSED. We also listened to Chorus Line a lot - which looking back was totally in appropriate for a child of 8 to be singing, but it's still one of my favorites to this day! Come to think of it there's not much music I don't like! Road Trip radio on XM is probably my favorite thing to listen to because there really is a little bit of everything! This reply is all over the place - sorry about that! I've been up since 3 so my mind is everywhere.

    1. Thanks, Kirsten! I do think certain genres scream summer, and country and those 80's songs both do that for me. Isn't it interesting how our memories are tied together with music? It sounds like yours are the same for you as mine are for me. Annie on Broadway would have been amazing! I did see it at our fancy downtown theater, The Orpheum, but on Broadway would have been even better! I feel you, girl, I'm up at 4 something most days. 🤣

  9. This is such a good post! I like a wide variety of music from Christian to country to classic rock to some current pop to Sinatra style standards. I mainly listen to Pandora where I tell it to "shuffle my stations" so I hear a big mix. My daughter is teaching me about Spotify on my Echo devices so I'm learning about playlists etc. Like Marilyn said above, I often listen to podcasts and books now instead of music. I need to add some music back into the mix!

    1. Thanks, Tanya! I am like you and love a huge variety of music. Some of what I like I listen to more in the fall, though, and vice versa. I think it's great that Grace is teaching you about Spotify! I'd love to shuffle my stations, though...there isn't that option or anything like it on Spotify. I was just thinking that I need to add some more podcasts into my life again! I go in phases with those.


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