Today’s Inspiration: Kids, Oh My Gosh, It’s Mommy’s Favorite You Tube Videos!

Eric and I have had a few weekend evenings at home where we “make” our kids watch You Tube videos of some of our favorite songs and bands. You probably have some…those songs that stick with you—the ones you’d turn up over and over again and sing along to. Have you ever done the Music Video Night? It’s like the greatest evening for me and Eric. The kids…not so much. Eric gets most excited and will turn on a video and then try to explain all the details of the song (“Do you know how the band came up with the idea for this song?”), the band (“Guess how the band members got together? Do you know what other band the keyboardist was in?”) and what he remembers from that year (“One time, when this song was on the radio, it got me really pumped while I was playing racquetball with my friends, and I totally won.”). A lot of eye-rolling goes on from the girls, but they do end up liking a few of the songs they are subjected to listen to.

Eric’s more of a hair band guy, and a lot of the videos he chooses tend to reflect that. Me? I’m a little all over the place. I love the songs that are catchy or remind me of some great times in college or in my younger years. Along with those ones, I also adore anything by Counting Crows or Bon Jovi.

Eric’s away on business this week, so I just sat in the kitchen this afternoon and “made” the twins listen to some of my favorites. Here’s what we listened to….what would be on your list of all-time favorite songs from your college or post-college years?

Counting Crows
Anna Begins
Long December
Round Here
Mr. Jones

The Killers
Mr. Brightside
Somebody Told Me

The Verve Pipe
The Freshman

Bring Me to Life

Who Will Save Your Soul

Chris Isaak
Wicked Game

Lightning Crashes

Lips of an Angel

Ben Folds Five

The Fray
How to Save a Life

Soul Asylum
Runaway Train

Rascal Flatts
What Hurts the Most


With Arms Wide Open

No Doubt
Don’t Speak

Mr. Big
To Be With You

Dixie Chicks
Cowboy Take Me Away
Not Ready to Make Nice