Here they are! More of the songs on the upbeat, rousing, happy-making CD I start most days with. (Part 1 is here.)
First up is a song that probably makes a lot of people's "kickstart your day" lists: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. I grew up watching the Rocky movies with my dad and still love them, so this song makes me both sentimental and juiced up.
Next is another western movie theme. My best friend introduced me to this song because she says it makes her think of me :-) I really love Elmer Bernstein's scores, and this one is no exception. I've never seen The Scalphunters, but I definitely dig this song!
Continuing the whole western thing, we have Bobby Darin singing the title song from the ultra-amusing western Cat Ballou. This song never fails to crack me up :-D
And here's a song that makes me think of my mom, to balance out the one that makes me think of my dad. My mom used to sing this while washing dishes. During my freshman year of college, this was also my theme song :-)
Here's a song that makes me think of high school: "Tuxedo Junction" by the Glenn Miller Orchestra. I used to listen to a great compilation of big band classics while doing my schoolwork -- ahh, the joys of being homeschooled!
After that comes another song from Branches Band, and this time I can share it with you! It's a sweet rendition of one of my favorite hymns, "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty."
And I'll end out this post with another tune I can't help but dance to. I listened to a LOT of Oldies in high school, college, and the early years of our marriage, before we moved to Connecticut and couldn't find a good Oldies radio station. This one is catchy and bouncy and makes me feel completely groovy.
One more post on this coming in a day or two!