I am a bit of an iPod junkie, and I mostly just listen to it on the shuffle setting all day.
Right now, as I was in the middle of editing an article on obesity, Lenny Kravitz’s “Again” came on. Immediately, I became flustered and lost all sense of what I was editing. This song will always have that effect on me (and the memories of the terrific music video for this song. Go Lenny!)
There are probably about two dozen songs that make me literally swoon (whatever that means!). “Jesus, Etc.” by Wilco makes me pine for a live Wilco concert, where Jeff Tweedy is all hoarse and yearning and earnest, and “Cowboy Take Me Away” by the Dixie Chicks makes me miss roadtrips and the long, dry highways of Texas. “When the Stars Go Blue” by Ryan Adams makes me want to country waltz with my huzzband.
But my all-time favorite swoon-inducing song is “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones. It just makes me think dizz-am.
Know what I mean?