30 Day Song Challenge – Day 1: Your Favourite Song

Well, this isn’t entirely relevant to the theme of this blog, but that’s ok!  For the month of April I’m participating in the 30 Day Song Challenge, inspired by a Facebook friend of mine who started it a few days ago.

I’m not a person of favourites. I dislike the exclusivity of it, and my ‘favourites’ change constantly, except that 9 is my favourite number. Always has been and always will be, for various reasons (perhaps a post on that some time). Starting right off the bat with my favourite song is hard. I had several songs that were recent favourites, but were SO extremely overplayed on the radio here that I can hardly stand them anymore. I supposed then, that a favourite is one that stands the test of time, or more importantly, the test of repetition. I’m sure I’m over thinking it, but I see this more as ‘Your Favourite Song of All Time’.

I hummed and hawed over this decision for a while this morning, then it hit me. Nothing stands the test of time and repetition more than classic Sesame Street. No really. I love this song. LOVE. It represents so many aspects of me, especially the last year or so of my life. The wanderlust I often feel, the need to explore and urge to travel (even if I haven’t much yet), the importance of family and friends, and the discovery of all the great things in this world… it’s all captured here in this 2 1/2 minute song, and sung by a Muppet in his pajamas. Brilliance.

I am confident to say this is, at the very least, one of my favourite songs of all time.

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