I was producing a commercial for our friends at North Central College promoting the Mark Cohn show they have coming up.
If you don’t remember, Cohn is the singer/songwriter responsible for Walking In Memphis.
I LOVE that song. It’s one of those songs that makes me stop whatever I’m doing and listen (and usually sing along). That made me think of other songs that cause that reaction in me, and I noticed a trend. It’s songs that tell stories!
A few other songs like that pop into my brain are American Pie, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, A Boy Named Sue, Devil Went Down to Georgia (and, honestly, a lot of country songs fit this category), Cats in the Cradle (actually, I may turn that one off because it makes me cry), Piano Man, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Turn the Page, Stan by Eminem…just to name a few! As you can see, I’m not bound by any one genre. If a song tells a story, I’m probably going to like it!
What are songs that will make you wait in your car in the driveway until it’s over?