Thursday, September 18, 2008

When you just gotta belt

All right, I will begin by admitting freely that I am not a talented solo singer. To paraphrase Remy from Ratatouille, anyone can sing... that doesn't mean that anyone should. My meager talents, such as they are, are best appreciated in a large choral setting.

With that said, there are some times and places where I feel free to just let go and sing aloud: at home alone, in the shower, in the car, and occasionally with siblings. There are also certain songs that, once they've caught your ear, demand you sing along -- nay, demand you BELT THEM OUT. For me, these include:
  • "Walking on Broken Glass" by Annie Lennox
  • "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles
  • "The Wizard and I" from the Wicked original cast recording
  • "Jolly Roving Tar" by Great Big Sea (for that matter, most things by GBS)
  • "Drops of Jupiter" by Train
  • "Take Your Mama" by Scissor Sisters
  • "Byker Hill" by The Cottars
  • "Je fais de toi mon essentiel" by Emmanuel Moire
  • "A Little Respect" by Erasure
and many more... there are numerous belt-worthy songs out there, after all.

Which ones do you fancy? And where do you sing?

4 comments:

Scarehaircare said...

All Eurasure songs (my kids can sing along to their greatest hits)...okay most 80's songs. Beach Boys. The Love Magnet loves to sing along to Leahy. I like to sing Jenny Jordan Frogly songs ("This Day" being my fave).

Don't forget Messiah's Hallelujah Chorus. Best sun in a 1970's beater car while heading down icy I-15 with her sis and her husband, wishing that there was someone else who could sing the tenor part. Ah, good times.

PG said...

Sometimes I sing folk sings inside my motorbike helmet when we are bimbling along. I go quiet when we stop at traffic lights though.

tlawwife said...

I sing in the car to almost any song I know the words to.

When I am stressing I often sing hymns. How Great Thou Art has been my staple song since I was a little girl. It Is Well With My Soul also comes in a lot.

tlc illustration said...

A lot of my belting songs are of the more 'angry' variety. Much of the soundtrack to "Chess". Stuff by Alannis Morrisette or Sinead O'Connor. Or pop-y/silly like from the Corr's or my favorite "The Coconut Song" by Harry Nilsson.

All done solo in the car. Only.