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Desert Island Music

I want to thank Robin at Robin’s Nest for tagging me for this post.  Here is Robin’s post:

I’m going to change things up a bit though.  Robin is a sweetheart to nominate me for this but I’m afraid that my choice in albums would be quite Old School.  I have a feeling that I am a year or two older than Robin is! 🙂

It has been a long time since I bought an album.  In fact, when I moved this last time, I never even bothered unpacking my CDs or my stereo.  The stereo is out in the garage and the CDs are still in a cardboard box in the spare room.

Most of the time I listen to Internet Radio; either Pandora or Accu Radio.  I bounce around in what I listen to a great deal.  I listen to everything from Country, to Lite Rock, to Smooth Jazz, to Oldies.

I get tired of the same old thing and although I do have favorites, I crave hearing new music.

Here are the Robin’s rules:

If you are cast away on a desert island:

  • You can bring 5 albums – what are they?
  • You can bring one book – which is it? You are provided with a Bible/ other religious text if you want it, as well as the Complete Works of Shakespeare. No series!
  • You can have one luxury item (it has to be inanimate and can’t help you escape the island) – what is it?

So, in light of my eclectic tastes and listening habits, these are the rules I have come up with:

  •  Name 5 songs you love and why they are so special to you.
  • What is/are the book, writings or story that you read as a child and loved that would surprise some people?
  • What is the one luxury item you have in your life now that you feel you couldn’t do without? 

5 Songs I love:

#1. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran.  The lyrics to this song are just beautiful.  Just the first few lines are enough to make me swoon.

“When your legs don’t work like they used to before
And I can’t sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?”

You can find the full lyrics here:

This song talks about love through the ages and how it can be the simple things that make you “fall in love”.

#2. “Making Memories of Us” by Kieth Urban.  This was a toss up for #1.  Incredibly romantic.  I’ve been a Kieth Urban fan for a number of years.  Ever since he got together with Nicole Kidman, his lyrics are amazingly romantic!

The lines in the song that always get to me are: “And I’m gonna make you this promise
If there’s life after this, I’m gonna be there to meet you with a warm, wet kiss

Oh, My!!  Enough said.  You can find the full lyrics here:

#3. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Who can listen to this and Not feel happy!  It’s a great tune!  Here is the link to the lyrics:

#4.  “You and Tequila” by Kenney Chesney.

This song remains a favorite because of one line.  That line is:  “It’s always your favorite sins That do you in”  

You can find the lyrics here:

#5.  “Watered Down” by Trace Adkins

I have a huge crush on Trace Adkins.  In this song he expresses what it’s like to get older and slow things down a little.  The line in this song that gets to me is:  “We still fly like gypsies, Just a little closer to the ground”  I like to think I still have a little gypsy in me.

You can find the Lyrics here:

The books I read as a child that might surprise a few people are the works of Edgar Allen Poe.  I  had a love of the macabre and Poe seemed so dark and mysterious!  I was so young when I started reading his stuff!  I would often sit with a dictionary beside me to look up words that I didn’t know!

My one luxury item is my liquid Vanilla Coffee Creamer!  I LOVE the stuff!  I did just recently switch to the Fat Free version though.

Ok, so tell me, what are YOUR 5 favorite songs?  Luxury item?  Did you have a secret stash of books that people didn’t know about?  Join in!  I want to know!  Add your lists in the comments!

Thank you again Robin!  This was a fun post to write!






Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

6 thoughts on “Desert Island Music

    1. Thank you! I really think the only reason I’ve done as well as I have in life is because of my love of reading… and that dictionary. No matter what I was reading, I was learning. Thanks for checking in on me and I’m glad you enjoyed the post!


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