The Journey of 6000 Miles Ends in Song

28 day musicI decided to seek out a song of the day while I enjoyed a four-week-long trip around the USA. It kept me entertained while driving, and the act of finding each piece of music shaped the the way I viewed my days. Everyone from Johann Sebastian Bach to the Rolling Stones kept me company, and entertainers from Arcade Fire through Madonna on to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir soothed my soul or made me smile.

Curious? Here’s the list.

Day 1. Ruby Tuesday The Rolling Stones
Day 2. What the World Needs Now Dionne Warwick
Day 3. Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
Day 4. Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
Day 5. Respect Aretha Franklin
Day 6. One Way Ticket LeAnn Rimes
Day 7. Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey
Day 8. Over the Rainbow Israel Kamakawio’ole
Day 9. Sprawl II Arcade Fire
Day 10. Into the Wild LP
Day 11. Gimme Three Steps Lynyrd Skynyrd
Day 12. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Bach/Sky
Day 13. Like a Virgin Madonna
Day 14. Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf
Day 15. I’m Sensitive Jewel
Day 16. Lights & Music Cut Copy
Day 17. When the Saints Traditional New Orleans Jazz
Day 18. I See You Baby featuring Gram’ma Funk
Day 19. Crazy Gnarls Barkley
Day 20. Home Goo Goo Dolls
Day 21. Wayfarin’ Stranger Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Day 22. A Mistake Fiona Apple
Day 23. You Can Get It If You Really Want Jimmy Cliff
Day 24. Changes in Latitudes Jimmy Buffett
Day 25. What’s Up 4 Non Blondes
Day 26. Home American Authors
Day 27.  Lights Ellie Goulding
Day 28. Home Gabrielle Aplin

If you want to see what about each day inspired the choice, here are the links.

Day 1. The Journey of 6000 miles
Day 2. Rules of the Road
Day 3. Just Don’t
Day 4. Bloom Here.
Day 5. Yes Aretha. Respect.
Day 6. No Trucks. Just Corn.
Day 7. Cry
Day 8. There’s No Place Like Home
Day 9. It’s Okay to Ask a Human for Help
Day 10. Always Bring an Onion
Day 11. Gimme Three Steps Towards Nevada
Day 12. I Want to Scream.
Day 13. Dusty Virgin
Day 14: Magical ride
Day 15. As Nice as I Want to Be
Day 16. What Rules? What Road?
Day 17. If you get interrupted by a parade …
Day 18. I, Human
Day 19. A Border Crossing
Day 20. Someone to Help Me Get Home
Day 21. Time flies like an arrow and ….
Day 22. Stop, or Else …
Day 23. What’s Your Reality?
Day 24. If it seems ridiculous …
Day 25. Backing Up
Day 26. To Stop a Hurricane
Day 27. Lights Along My Path
Day 28. Grateful