Dum...dum...dum dum dum. Just hearing those first few chords of the song makes my heart go pitter-patter. Free Falling by Tom Petty is my favorite song of all-time. I can literally hear that song over and over again and it never gets old.
I think it's more the melody than the lyrics that make me love it so much. The lyrics aren't particularly inspiring, but those three chords (G C C G D) played over and over again is music to my ears (corny pun intended). DusterMommy asked this question in Answers and here are some of the responses that moms gave:
russian-mommy: I like alot of songs so this was an extremely hard question to answer. But mine would be Butterfly Kisses. I love that song cause it reminds me of my mother and I before she passed of cancer.
mamma84: I love Semi-Charmed Life and Where Have All the Cowboys Gone. I know there are a lot more but I can't remember them.
casperskitty: Into the Mystic by Van Morrison, an all-time favorite, and mine and hubby's song This Year's Love by David Gray. I have my favorite verse tattooed on my left shoulder. Admittedly, neither of these songs get much airtime, but I play them at home a lot.
Wow, all such great songs (everytime I hear Butterfly Kisses, I totally cry!).
What's your favorite song of all-time? Do you like because of the melody, lyrics, or because it reminds you of a certain time in your life?