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Tuesday, January 27

Celebrate with Song ~ My 200th Post!

“Celebrate good times, come on, let’s celebrate.” Ok, so maybe it’s not worthy of a Kool and the Gang serenade, but I’m excited and celebrating my 200th blog post. Has it really been that many? I have loved blogging and even more, I’ve loved the amazing fellow writers and bloggers I’ve met. You guys are the best!

When I hit my first 100th blog post, I chose to list 100 of my favorite Scripture verses, and that was awesome! This time, because I love music sooo much, I’ve chosen to list 100 of my favorite songs! Now, be forewarned, I like lots of types of music from multiple decades, and I’m particularly drawn to 80’s music, because after all, I am an 80’s girl. Well, 80’s music and country, anyway. So here are 100 songs that I really love (by the way, it was really hard to narrow it down to 100)! They are listed in alphabetic order by song title. Let me know if any are songs you love too! I hope you enjoy!

1. Aces ~ Suzy Bogguss
2. Africa ~ Toto
3. Against All Odds ~ Phil Collins
4. Agnus Dei ~ Third Day
5. Amarillo by Morning ~ George Strait
6. Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) ~ Chris Tomlin
7. American Pie ~ Don McLean
8. Angel ~ Sarah McLachlan
9. Anyway ~ Martina McBride
10. At Last ~ Etta James
11. Awesome God ~ Rich Mullins
12. Babe ~ Styx
13. Bang a Drum ~ Chris LeDoux
14. Believe ~ Brooks and Dunn
15. Beth ~ Kiss
16. Black Velvet ~ Alannah Myles
17. Blaze of Glory ~ Bon Jovi
18. Blessed ~ Martina McBride
19. Born to Run ~ Bruce Springsteen
20. The Boys of Summer ~ Don Henley
21. Brilliant Disguise ~ Bruce Springsteen
22. Bring on the Rain ~ Jo Dee Messina
23. Broken Road ~ Melody Crittenden and Rascal Flatts (This was our wedding song)
24. Brown Eyed Girl ~ Van Morrison
25. By His Wounds ~ Brian Litrell, Mac Powell, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall
26. Call on Jesus ~ Nicole C. Mullen
27. Can’t be Really Gone ~ Tim McGraw
28. Coming Around Again~ Carly Simon
29. Concrete Angel ~ Martina McBride
30. A Country Boy Can Survive ~ Hank Williams Jr.
31. Crazy ~ Patsy Cline
32. Crazy Love ~ Van Morrison
33. Creed ~ Third Day
34. Cry Out to Jesus ~ Third Day
35. The Dance ~ Garth Brooks
36. Desperado ~ Eagles
37. The Devil Went Down to Georgia ~ The Charlie Daniels Band
38. Don’t Close Your Eyes ~ Keith Whitley
39. Don’t Know What You Got Til It’s Gone ~ Cinderella
40. Don’t Speak ~ No Doubt
41. Don’t Take the Girl ~ Tim McGraw
42. Dream On ~ Aerosmith
43. Drift Away ~ Dobie Gray
44. East to West ~ Casting Crowns
45. El Shaddai ~ Amy Grant
46. The End of the Innocence ~ Don Henley
47. Enough ~ Chris Tomlin
48. Every Rose Has it’s Thorn ~ Poison
49. The First Cut is the Deepest ~ Sheryl Crow
50. The Flame ~ Cheap Trick
51. For Such a Time As This ~ Wayne Watson
52. Good As I Was to You ~ Lorrie Morgan
53. Grace Like Rain ~ Todd Agnew
54. Hard to Get ~ Rich Mullins
55. Hard to Say I’m Sorry ~ Chicago
56. Hazard ~ Richard Marx
57. He’s Alive ~ Dolly Parton
58. He is Jehovah ~ Re:Zound
59. He Stopped Loving Her Today ~ George Jones
60. Held ~ Natalie Grant
61. Here I Am to Worship ~ Phillips, Craig & Dean
62. Hold Me Jesus ~ Rich Mullins
63. I Hope You Dance ~ Lee Ann Womack
64. I’m Movin’ On ~ Rascal Flatts
65. I Will Survive ~ Gloria Gaynor
66. If You Could See Me Now ~ T. Graham Brown
67. In Lonesome Dove ~ Garth Brooks
68. In Your Eyes ~ Peter Gabriel
69. Iris ~ Goo Goo Dolls
70. It Must Have Been Love ~ Roxette
71. Jesus Freak ~ dc Talk
72. Joy to the World ~ Three Dog Night
73. Killing Me Softly With His Song ~ Roberta Flack
74. Life Goes On ~ LeAnn Rimes
75. Listen to Your Heart ~ Roxette
76. A Little More ~ Jennifer Knapp
77. Little Rock ~ Colin Raye
78. Losing My Religion ~ R.E.M.
79. Made to Love ~ Toby Mac
80. Me and Bobby MaGee
81. Mercy Said No ~ Greg Long
82. Nobody Wins ~ Radney Foster
83. November Rain ~ Guns N’ Roses
84. Peace Train ~ Cat Stevens
85. Poison ~ Alice Cooper
86. Praise You in This Storm ~ Casting Crowns
87. Probably Wouldn’t be This Way ~ LeAnn Rimes
88. Proud Mary ~ Credence Clearwater Revival
89. Remember When ~ Alan Jackson
90. Ruby Tuesday ~ The Rolling Stones
91. Say ~ John Mayer
92. Seven Year Ache ~ Rosanne Cash
93. Shout Unto God ~ Hillsong
94. A Soft Place to Fall ~ Allison Moorer
95. Something to Believe In ~ Poison
96. Something Worth Leaving Behind ~ Lee Ann Womack
97. Superstar ~ The Carpenters
98. Suspicious Minds ~ Dwight Yoakam
99. Sweet Child O Mine ~ Guns N’ Roses
100. Testify to Love ~ Avalon

And because I simply couldn’t whittle it down further, here are a bonus 20 other songs! :-)
1. Thank You ~ The Katinas
2. This Cowboy’s Hat ~ Chris LeDoux
3. This Woman’s Work ~ Kate Bush
4. Through the Eyes of Love ~ Melissa Manchester
5. To Make You Feel My Love ~ Garth Brooks
6. Total Eclipse of the Heart ~ Bonnie Tyler
7. Turn the Page ~ Bob Segar
8. Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad ~ Meat Loaf
9. Unwritten ~ Natasha Bedingfield
10. Wanted Dead or Alive ~ Bon Jovi
11. We Fall Down ~ Chris Tomlin
12. Welcome Home ~ Shaun Groves
13. What a Wonderful World ~ Louis Armstrong
14. When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues ~ Martina McBride
15. Wicked Game ~ Chris Isaac
16. Wild World ~ Cat Stevens
17. Wonderful Tonight ~ Eric Clapton
18. You Are My King (Amazing Love) ~ Newsboys
19. You Are So Beautiful ~ Joe Cocker
20. Young Love ~ The Judds


Lynda Schab said...

What a great list! And how long did it take for you to come up with it? Wow! Reading through the titles brought back some great memories (and some not-so-great, I have to admit. LOL). It was also funny to see Guns and Roses next to Avalon and Chris Tomlin next to Poison. Too fun. Thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

Hi Lynda! Actually, it didn't take as long as one might think. I simply looked at my ipod list. And it is even funnier to hear GNR next to Avalon, or Chris Tomlin next to Poison or any of the othr combos I get, cause I usually have it on shuffle.

This was a lot of fun to do!

Anonymous said...

OH girl. We like a lot of the same songs. Whoo Hoo!!!!

Avalon, TobyMac, Casting Crowns, Third day....

Jeepers, I'm nearing 200 posts as well, I better get my lists goin' too, HUH? **smile**

gzusfreek said...

Congrats on 200 posts, sweet Tracy! I loved your list. -- Turn the Page? wow. great times.
A smattering of '80's, a few rock songs! Whew, we have some things in common!
How fun to list the top 100 songs. . .:-)
It was great to see you on Saturday!

LauraLee Shaw said...

Awesome, congratulations!!!! These are great!

Today's Christian Mom~ said...

Woohoo 80's music is THE BEST!!! Congrats!

sharilyn said...

'cause Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! :) congrats and happy blogiversary!!

Anonymous said...

Tracy congrats on your 200th post! I am an 80's girl myself and most of the songs on your list are my favorites too! Blessings and congrats again! Can't wait to read your 400th post!

Tracey said...

Oh my gosh...I am so a Bon Jovi fan. You go girl. Congrats on your 200th post!
Keep up the good work:)

The Surrendered Scribe said...

Congrats Tracy! Cyberspace is so much better with you and your blog in it. Keep it up.

Boy can I relate to these songs. I loved Poison's Every Rose Has a Thorn.

Great list.

Now what are you composing for 300?

Feel better! I totally forgot Mr Linky for my meme today, oops!