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Which Songs Have Influenced You The Most?

May 5, 2021

Wednesday thoughts on music.


Which songs have influenced you the most? Almost all of us have been influenced tremendously by one piece of music or another, but which ones? It differs from person to person for a variety of reasons.

Some like me are influenced strongly by classical music and popular music as well. The songs that influence us also change as we change ourselves. What seemed like a musical epiphany when we were 16 years old may well be just an echo when we are 70 years old. It depends on what’s going on in your life at any given time.

When I was young, I loved both bass toned and brassy rock ballads for their uplifting energy. Their melodies and instrumentation seemed to have pushed me ever forward like rocket fuel. When I was middle-aged, I was more moved by the classics for their reflection on life lived. Now as I enter…

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  1. Without a doubt, the songs live in us from a certain moment that we have, especially in our youth. The rock of the 70s was my college days and my intense love affairs. There I met my wife and we have been married for 45 years. Then came adulthood and opera is my passion.
    But rock still lives with me.
    Good good post to go in search of nostalgia.
    A hug
    Manuel Angel

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  2. Congratulations on whittling it down to 4!

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  3. Oooo some of these questions are seemingly designed to make my head explode!
    There are so many songs! And I love them all!! I couldn’t pick 5 so I responded on my page.

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