Monday, March 9, 2009

Annie's Song

I've said in the past that my musical interests give my husband whiplash. When Chris & I were planning our wedding, we knew what we wanted. Outside, in a park. People barefoot & in shorts. Homemade fried chicken & cupcakes. I walked down a path to the gazebo where Chris waited for me, my boys escorted me.

When we were planning the wedding I told Chris that I wanted to play a John Denver song as I walked to him in the gazebo. The reaction was instant & negative.

At this point I will say that I absolutely adore John Denver & his early death was heartbreaking. Once Chris heard this song, Annie's Song, he agreed that it was perfect.

I've already said that I think that Lovesong by The Cure is one of the best lovesongs ever. Annie's Song by John Denver ranks just as high up there for me.

I couldn't find a good video of him singing the version that I like, but just listen to the words...


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21 comments:

Diane said...

my daughter trinity loves this song. the first time she heard it her eyes welled up in tears. (she is by nature a very emotional and dramatic. lucky me! lol)

i asked her what's wrong and she said, "it just makes me feel so in love!"

which almost made ME tear up cuz she's just so sugary sweet. (aka VERY dramatic!)

this really is the perfect wedding song.

jori-o said...

This is a beautifully PERFECT wedding song! I completely forgot about this song--I remember singing this with my mom and my aunt--we would sit around the piano my mom and my aunt would harmonize and they'd always let me sing with them---I was little, maybe 6 or 7. What a lovely song!

Jenn said...

Annie's song is beautiful!!! How much fun does your wedding sound? Casual and exciting without the hysterics... ! Love it!

I can't say that I've heard Lovesong, but you can bet your sweet bippie that I will be listening on iTunes today. Thanks!!!!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Wow...what a beautiful wedding and what a great song! John Denver was HUGE at one point...such a huge musical presence....great to hear him remembered!

Amy said...

Great choice!

It's funny how when we hear a song and relate it to something or someone and it just seems to 'stick' with us thereafter!

Have a great Monday :)

smilemonsters said...

Great song! My musical tastes are all over the place too.

Jo ;)

heidi said...

I was totally with ya on The Cure but I'm just goign to have to run away screaming and NOT hit play on this one. Rob loves John Denver...when he plays anything by him I run looking for the ear plugs. ;-)

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures said...

I just posted a story about JD's This Old Guitar. : )

Great song!

Joy said...

I was never a John Denver fan {my husband is though} but Annie's Song is absolutely beautiful. And perfect for a wedding. :o)

Margo said...

I was always kind of a closet John Denver fan, and totally loved this song. How lucky was Annie?

He And Me + 3 said...

I have always liked John Denver...this is one of the best songs he sang. Great choice.

Robin said...

This is SUCH a tear-jerker! And a great wedding song!
Happy Musical Monday1

LeAnn said...

Well at least this is a NICE pretty earworm, cuz the one you left me with on Friday was just obnoxious!
Brady Bunch Music, Indeed!!

Jennifer said...

I love John Denver!! I don't know why people react so negatively to him!!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Classic song!!! ... great video too ;-)

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by today. Great song.

angie said...

I shouldn't have listened. PMS + tequila + love song = tears.

Shinade said...

oh this was so lovely. It brought tears to my eyes too. It's such a glorious love song.

I don;t care what anyone says...I love John Denver's music. How very sad he left us all too soon!!

Jackie

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Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Wow! It's been a long time since I heard that one. It would be a great one for a wedding. I like John Denver too. I agree his death definitely felt premature.

Take care my friend!
I hope you are doing well!

Mee mOe said...

your blog is bright and cheery , have a wonderful weekend !!