Song List #1

I’ve sung 55 songs in 14 days.

It’s a pretty eclectic groups of songs and singers, spanning over decades. I do tend to favor songs that are dramatic, or with which I can belt, or which have some variety in dynamics (soft to loud and soft again, etc.) or pitch (low to high, etc.). I prefer slower songs, and find a faster tempo more challenging, so I’m trying to do more of those. It usually comes off okay, but I’m left catching my breath. Once in a while I like to do a torch song and really milk it, for a big finish. But then I like to mix it up.

I have a huge list left of songs I might do in the coming week (Days 16 -22). Some are solid, some okay, and some I’ve never sung before. And of course, I’m always on the lookout for good duets. People are always giving me more suggestions too. I already know a ton of songs. Then someone will sing something, or mention a title, and I’ll think, yeah, I should do that one. If I feel the need to, I’ll practice, or learn new songs.

I really love it. I love to sing, and I strive to do well. Enjoy the list!

– Rachel Enger

This is a list of the songs I’ve sung so far, through Day 14 (June 8 – June 21):

You know I’m no good (Amy Winehouse)

Jar of Hearts (Christina Perri)

Lady Marmalade (LaBelle)

Baby I love you (Aretha Franklin)

Hopelessly Devoted to you (Olivia Newton John)

Uninvited  (Alanis Morrisette)

Rolling in the Deep (Adele)

Try (Pink)

At last (Etta James)

Like a Stone (Audioslave)

Mercy (Duffy)

We’re all alone  (Rita Coolidge)

What’s Up (4 Non Blondes)

Look what they’ve done to my song, ma (Melanie Safka)

Born on a bayou (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Zombie (the Cranberries)

Borderline (Madonna)

Since I fell for you (Lenny Welch)

Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead)

50 ways to say goodbye (Train)

Sara (Fleetwood Mac)

Evergreen (Barbra Streisand)

Just give me a reason (Pink)

Love Shack (the B-52s)

The Rose (Bette Middler)

Give it away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Blue Bayou (Linda Ronstadt)

Dream a little Dream (Mama Cass)

Gloria (Laura Branigan)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)

Harden My Heart (Quarterflash)

Mocking Bird (James Taylor & Carly Simon)

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty)

Mean to me (Linda Ronstadt)

Like a Prayer (Madonna)

Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney)

This ain’t your mama’s broken heart (Miranda Lambert)

#38? – I need to re-read my notes, I’m missing one!

Sentimental Journey (Doris Day)

White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)

True (Spandau Ballet)

Son of a Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)

Oh, Darling! (the Beatles)

What I Did for Love (from the musical A Chorus Line)

Unforgettable (Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole)

Satellite of Love (Lou Reed)

Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)

Wild is the Wind (David Bowie)

Sorrow (David Bowie)

I never loved a man (the way I love you) (Aretha Franklin)

The First Cut is the Deepest (Rod Stewart)

Help! (the Beatles)

Back to Black (Amy Winehouse)

Starlight (Muse)

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (Elton John & George Michael)

 

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