The Armchair Squid has inspired me to participate in the 30 Day Song Challenge from years ago. I'm way, way behind the times, here, and I'm not even sure I can do an every day thing, much less come up with something for every category but, hey! I love a challenge.
Day 1 - My Favorite Song
Favorite songs are hard to choose because they change yearly, monthly, daily...even hourly. So I had to go by method of all-time favorite artist, and then choosing my all-time favorite song was easy. :)
Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton is the best song ever. Hands down. Dolly goes up there in the annals of American songwriters with Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.
Dolly has written a hundred amazing songs, including one that became the biggest hit in the world, but this autobiographical love song to her mother defines Dolly in just a few simple lines.
I can't even imagine how many thousands of times she has sung this song, but every time I hear her sing it, she still sings it with love and grace...you imagine the love for her mother she put into this song; just as Dolly's mother put all her love for Dolly into that patchwork coat.
Love makes me happy.