10 Songs That Go To 11

Whenever I’m driving along in my car, especially when I am all alone, I have a tendency to listen music and when I listen to it, I listen LOUD!

The music I listen to in the car is usually whatever is on the radio–or rather whichever station is playing what I’m in the mood for.

I like radio.

I like the variety of music provided by radio, and I like that in my mini van I can change the channels with rapid-fire speed, using my just finger-tips on the back of the steering wheel.

There are some songs, that I cannot resist cranking up when I hear them. Here are just 10 of them (in no particular order and with no explanation, even though I think some need it.)

10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman

Forget You by Cee Lo Green

Friday I’m in Love by the Cure

Radar Love by Golden Earring

Do It Anyway by Ben Folds Five

Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield

The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas

867-5309/Jenny by Tommy Tutone

Live and Die by the Avett Brothers

Ok, I couldn’t stop at 10...

Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine

Dreams by The Cranberries

Dream On by Aerosmith

Baba O’Riley by the Who

Stubborn Love by The Lumineers

Oh man, there are so many more…maybe I just like all music loud…

Anyway, since Tuesday is my offline day I’m giving you an assignment. I want to know: Which songs do you just have to crank when you hear them? You know, songs that are meant to be loud? You don’t have to give me 10–but you can, one is ok too.

Hope to hear from you when I’m back!

Ready, set, go!

(If you’re confused by the 11 check out this video.)


  1. kelly says:

    I love the dog days are over. I play that one loud, too.

  2. Melinda Pritzel says:

    Stronger by Kelly Clarkson & Good Morning by Mandisa

    Now the why: When I first saw the youtube video of “Stronger” I cried like a baby. It reminded me of when my oldest son was sick and in the hospital. He was originally diagnosed with Leukemia and was admitted to oncology. When I was up at night worrying, (imagine that) I visited the “parents room.” This was a place where there was coffee at 3 a.m., a washing machine, telephone, etc. I noticed Christmas cards displayed on the bookcase. Since it was June, I was curious as to why they were there and I picked one up. It was from a young girl who wrote that she was diagnosed with Leukemia at birth. Her parents were told that she would not survive. She had written the card to encourage those who were facing similar situations. She not only survived but she assured the reader that she was praying for all the children at Childrens Mercy Hospital. She prayed that God would perform a miracle in their lives like He had performed in hers. There were other cards and they were from the same young girl. She sent one each Christmas with the same encouraging message. It was discovered that me son did not have Leukemia but ehrlichiosis. He slowly recovered and life continued on. Today is his birthday. He’s 24 and I’m more thankful than words can possibly express. God is merciful and kind and there are no better hands to place our concerns in. 🙂

    • Jenny says:

      What an amazing story. God is faithful and his loving-kindness is new every morning! Thanks so much for sharing! What a fabulous reason to crank a song to 11. 🙂

  3. Sue says:

    Little Less Talk and Lot More Action by Elvis
    Think by Aretha Franklin
    Everybody Needs Somebody to Love by the Blues Brothers

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