Cool tracks for a cool season
I am a certified audiophile and most of my friends find my taste in music a little bit weird. For example, when I am working out, I don’t listen to heavy metal or rock music. Instead, I listen to cool love songs from the 80s and 90s because it relaxes me. I also have this weird habit of playing country music every time we’re visiting someplace cold like Alaska or a relaxing Ski Japan resort. My friends actually got sick of listening to country music because it was playing non-stop throughout the entire trip.
The songs in my playlist
Christmas is fast approaching and instead of listening to pop-ish versions of old Christmas jingles, I listen to country Christmas music. I find it more appealing because of the soulful voices and the relaxing rhythm of the different country singers. Here are some of my personal favourites:
a.) Trisha Yearwood is one of the best country singers that has risen from the American Idol series. I love her album, The Sweetest Gift, because of her renditions of classic songs like Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Reindeer Boogie.
b.) George Strait’s Christmas Cookie song is just too cute to listen to.
c.) Collin Raye’s rendition of Silent Night and Away in a Manger can be found in the album, The Gift.
Good time beats for a cold night
The number one reason why I love country music is because it appeals to the emotions. Upbeat songs can stir your emotions in a positive way and it can make you feel alive. Here are some of my favourite titles and excerpts of their lyrics that can make you go AWWWW or smile:
1.) Good Time by Alan Jackson – Alan knows what a real man needs at the end of the day; a cold beer, a warm fire, and the love of his life by his side. You can’t go wrong with his hit single Good Time because of its upbeat tune and sassy lyrics.
2.) Blue Clear Sky by George Strait – This is one of the best songs to tap your toes to. The song talks about bringing happiness and love to a person.
3.) Everything is Beautiful by Ray Stevens – Ray’s signature song has become a chart topper in the 1970s and it’s still one of the most meaningful songs out there.
Country music may sound cheesy and corny, but I love it nevertheless.