Musical taste is totally subjective and the process of coming up with favorite songs even more so. It’s not just about the quality of the tune because not all great songs will become special to you. There’s a bit of randomness or luck involved. Listening to a song for the first time at the right time and place in your life will play a huge factor because then it will be forever linked to a certain moment or phase in your life. Mr. Jones by Counting Crows is definitely in my top 5 and a big reason behind that is that the first time I heard it (a few years after its release), I had just finished high school. It is an incredible track, for sure, but I know that I love it that much because it can transport me back to that point my life. Which song has the same effect on you?
Anyway, here’s this week’s #ThrowbackThursday entry. Enjoy this #musicalcrush of mine.
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5 Replies to “Counting Crows – Mr. Jones”
Have loved this song from the beginning. There are many songs I love that take me back to a time or period in my life, too many to mention.
Haha yeah, I can imagine in your case, being such a music fan. That’s great!
Oh my goodness! I have forgotten about this song! How is that possible when I love it so much? To answer your question at the end, this album Stories Without Images by South African Composer Liam Pitcher has the same effect on me. When I first heard it, I experienced each track at a different location that had meaning to my childhood. Because each track is centered around a childhood memory of composer Liam Pitcher, I thought it would be cool if I could experience his album in a similar way as he composed it. Also, these mashups by The DJ Company have significant meaning to me. I heard them at a time when I was going through some heavy stuff, they helped me through it. Stories Without Images and those mashups are my musical crutches. They mean more to me than words can describe. Thank you for a lovely post and for allowing me to share. 😊
Hi Robin. Thanks for sharing the songs that have that effect on you!
Thank you kindly for reading 🙂