When it comes to my taste in music, I think I am a very diverse person. Though I hold on to certain genres, this doesn’t mean that I don’t like a particular type of music. I am a bit open to almost everything as long as the rhythm and the lyrics are good. And my preferences change too and it is parallel to my age. Hahahaha…
While Growing Up
While I was growing up, I can clearly remember how I like my The Everly Brothers album. I like playing their songs over and over again. No, I wasn’t born in the 50s but my father had a tape. I liked it so much that I kept playing it whenever I am home.
Then, later on, I loved the songs of Ritchie Valens. After watching the movie “La Bamba,” I can’t help fall in love with the songs. Though at first, I loved the movie rendition but later found out how his songs were really good.
And of course, the rock songs from Bon Jovi. I was introduced to him after I watched the movie Young Guns.
Then came Mr. Big… became a memory because of a summer crush.
I can’t deny thatI loved listening to Kenny Rogers. I love country songs because of him.
And I had a slight obsession with Menudo during the 80s. Hehehe… They were cute! And another cuteness was New Kids on the Block! Hahaha… Can’t forget that!
High School Preferences
After grade school, I went into loving Bon Jovi more particularly the lead singer Jon Bon Jovi. He is the only artist, despite me being poor, saved up and bought a poster of him. I also bought some of his albums.
Then of course, I love a few songs from Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses.
Though I grew up with Britney Spears and all the boy bands like Westlife, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and Boyz II Men, I listened to them but didn’t actually become a die-hard fan.
Because of my ex-husband, he introduced to me the band Firehouse. I fell in love with their songs. To whom I still listen until now. Then after that… when my life started to get complicated, I felt that lost touch of the songs I loved. That was a bit sad for me.
Waking Up to Diversity
Then after the darkest moment of my life, I emerged with openness. I started liking Korean pop and Japanese rock. One of my favorite Korean pop groups is BIGBANG, 2NE1, Sistar, and Blackpink. I don’t like all their songs. There are specific ones that I like. My favorite Japanese rock band is ONE OK ROCK, to whom the only band I spent money to watch live.
This is the moment in my life that I totally agree that “Music is a universal language.” Whatever language you use, music speaks to your heart.
Songs for the Soul
And of course, I met the Lord Jesus when I was 16 years old. My favorite praise and worship songs were from Don Moen, Randy Rothwell, Paul Wilbur, Darlene Zschech, and others. My favorite Tagalog praise and worship album is Musikatha‘s Banal Mong Tahanan.
Recently, since I have been attending Victory Cagayan de Oro, I loved the praise and worship songs from Victory Worship.
Songs That I Like
Well, there are too many to mention. To make it short, I like the songs the artist in this article produces. I am able to enjoy other artists and their songs like Don McLean, Colin Raye, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and many more. But if I write them all here, I think this post won’t end. Hahahaha…
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I love Firehouse too way back in High School 🙂
Vanessa Valeros Calapano
I love Kenny Rogers songs. So sad that he had passed away.