What’s On My iPod: Songs From A Road Trip, LA to DC, Part 1

I’ve been away from writing posts for a while (my last post of quotes was on ) because I’ve been driving across the country (well, countries). I spent the last part of June and the beginning of July driving from . It’s not an easy trip, especially if you’re driving by yourself. A few years ago, I had driven from (with an indirect route that went from Colorado to New Mexico and then across), (again, by myself), so I was prepared for a long haul. On my first trip (Detroit to San Francisco), I didn’t have an iPod or any kind of mp3-player. This time around, I had an iPod and I made good use of it — kind of.

In preparation for the trip, I combed iTunes for songs that I would want to listen to on this trip from Long Beach to DC. When I was a teenager, I really liked to belt out tunes — were fun to sing. However, much of the rock ballads that I would sing as a teenager (and much of the rock ballads that have been written), from my perspective, are a bit unhealthy (to sing as someone other than the actual singer). Much of the language used in songs is not something that you really want to affirm for yourselves. As we learned earlier, our words and . So, I had to find songs (for the most part), that I wanted to “sing” and “affirm” the meaning of. This really narrowed my search and because of it, I made some exceptions.

Below, you’ll find two lists. One list is of the songs that I actually ended up listening to. The other is a list of songs that I had downloaded and added to the iPod, but just didn’t feel “in the mood” to listen to.

Did Listen To

Aerosmith – Dream On
The Beatles – Because
. . . – Eight Days a Week
. . . – I Saw Her Standing There
. . . – I Want To Hold Your Hand
. . . – All You Need Is Love
. . . – Hello Goodbye
. . . – We Can Work It Out
. . . – All My Loving
. . . – And I Love Her
. . . – Can’t Buy Me Love
. . . – I Should Have Known Better
. . . – Help!
. . . – Girl
. . . – Across The Universe
. . . – Strawberry Fields Forever
. . . – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
. . . – Penny Lane
. . . – I Feel Fine
. . . – Yellow Submarine
. . . – In My Life
. . . – With A Little Help From My Friends
. . . – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
. . . – Hey Jude
. . . – Something
. . . – Come Together
. . . – If I Fell In Love With You
. . . – Let It Be
. . . – Blackbird
. . . – From Me To You
. . . – Get Back
. . . – Here Comes The Sun
. . . – Love Me Do
. . . – Revolution
. . . – She Loves You
. . . – Stand By Me
. . . – There Are Places I Remember
. . . – Ticket To Ride
. . . – Yesterday
Bill Withers – Lean On Me
Billy Joel – For The Longest Time
. . . – Just The Way You Are
. . . – Piano Man
. . . – She’s Always A Woman
Boston – More Than A Feeling
Bryan Adams – Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?
Bryan Adams – Everything I Do, I Do It For You
Colbie Caillat – Fallin’ For You
. . . – I Never Told You
. . . – Bubbly
. . . – The Little Things
. . . – Realize
Corinne Bailey Rae – Like A Star
. . . –  Put Your Records On
Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
. . . – Circle of Life
. . . – Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
. . . – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
. . . – Something About The Way You Look Tonight
. . . – Tiny Dancer
. . . – Your Song
Eric Clapton – Layla
. . . – Change The World
. . . – Tears In Heaven
. . . – Wonderful Tonight
Jack Johnson – Better Together
. . . – Banana Pancakes
. . . – Belle
. . . – If I Had Eyes
. . . – Do You Remember
John Legend – Everybody Knows
. . . – If You’re Out There
. . . – Ordinary People
. . . – Stay With You
. . . – So High
. . . – Save Room
. . . –  Each Day Gets Better
. . . – P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)
. . . – Again
. . . – Heaven
John Lennon – Give Peace A Chance
. . . – Imagine
Journey – Open Arms
. . . – Faithfully
. . . – Don’t Stop Believin’
. . . – Lights
Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
. . . – Black Dog
. . . – Kashmir
Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
Usher – Nice And Slow
. . . – U Got It Bad
. . . – How Do I Say
Whitney Houston – The Greatest Love of All

Did Not Listen To

Andrea Bocelli – Ave Maria
. . . – Time To Say Goodbye
Bach – Air On A G String
. . . – Prelude
The Beach Boys – Kokomo
. . . – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
. . . – Good Vibrations
Beethoven – Fur Elise
. . . –  Moonlight Sonata
Bob Marley – Get Up Stand Up
. . . – Stir It Up
. . . – Exodus
. . . – Waiting In Vain
. . . – No Woman No Cry
. . . – Could You Be Loved
. . . –  Is This Love
. . . – Jammin’
. . . – One Love
. . . – Redemption Song
. . . – Three Little Birds
Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Boyz II Men – A Song For Mama
. . . – In The Still Of The Night
. . . – It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye (To Yesterday)
. . . – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
. . . – I’ll Make Love To You
. . . – The Color Of Love
. . . – On Bended Knee
. . . – Silent Night
. . . – One Sweet Day
Coldplay – Yellow
Creed – Higher
. . . – With Arms Wide Open
Debussy – Clair De Lune
Green Day – Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This
Michael Jackson – Heal The World
. . . – The Way You Make Me Feel
. . . – We Are The World
. . . – You Are Not Alone
Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You
. . . – Truly, Madly, Deeply
Styx – Come Sail Away
The Temptations – My Girl
. . . – The Way You Do The Things You Do
Three Dog Night – Joy To The World
UB-40 – Red, Red Wine
Yo-Yo Ma & Bobby McFerrin – Ave Maria

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So, these are the songs that I had on the iPod. As a percentage, I’d say I listened to about 67% of what I had on the iPod. I’d say I listened to my “Beatles” playlist a few times, too. As well, when I was in (or near) major cities, I would listen to the radio. The songs that you see here are just the songs that I had on the iPod. I also had a number of lectures from and podcasts. I’ll talk about those more in another post. For now, I’m interested to know if you think I missed any songs. Are there other songs out there that have a positive meaning to them and would be in alignment with the two posts about words that I cited in the 2nd paragraph?

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