Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday: Beautiful
The theme for this week’s edition of Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday is “Beautiful”. I find that word a subjective term. Everyone’s idea of a beautiful song is different. For me, personally, my definition of a beautiful song is one that strikes something inside of me. It can bring a sudden moment of calm or peace. It can send shivers throughout me. It can be a particular lyric, a hook, or a chord.
Here are five songs I consider to be beautiful songs.
1. Road Full of Promise/Head Full of Doubt-Avett Brothers
It seems that someone got into my head, pulled out memories, emotions, attitudes and took those words and put them to song. This struck a chord with me because the words seem so personal.
2. The Stairs-INXS
This is the third track from their 1990 album X, but this song is one of those that struck a chord in me with the lyrics, especially the lyric Do you lead? Or are you lead? Are you sure that you don’t care. There are reasons here to give your life and follow in your way. The passion lives to keep the faith. Though all are different, all are great.
3. Kashmir-Led Zeppelin
This is a beautiful song because it paints a picture in your mind of deserts and open markets and Morrocco before Robert Plant even sings a single lyric. But when he does, the picture becomes more vibrant and alive. My favorite lyric: Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear.
4. Rain in the Summertime-The Alarm
Personally, I think this is one of the best songs to ever come out of the 1980s. This band could not escape comparisons to U2 back then, and while it does sound U2ish, circa 1984, it’s a very good song on its own and very underrated. The beauty in this song is the chorus and the hook. That’s what caught me and never let go.
5. A Day in the Life-The Beatles
This happens to be one of my favorite Beatles songs ever. It was innovative for its time. I get chills right after Paul McCartney sings I went upstairs to have a smoke and somebody spoke and I went into a dream. Then John Lennon comes in with the ahhhhhh, ahh, ah, ah part.