Writing Prompt #91: “The A to Z Writing Challenge: Favorite Music/Songs/Bands” (Letters A-D)

Thanks to Jim Kane’s recent comment on the blog, I found a new challenge to complete! Jim’s blog is titled Musings in the Middle… – Go, check it out!

I’m a few days behind already. The idea is to post once a day, during the month of April, using one letter of the alphabet for each post.

Here’s how the challenge got started: What Is Blogging From A To Z?


I was instantly drawn to Jim’s “theme” of using Hymns and Songs of the Faith, but I don’t want to copy him.

Here is the link to Jim’s first post of his challenge, published on March 31st:


So, for Hot Shot Headlines, I’ve decided to adapt my challenge into:

Favorite Music/Songs/Bands

This is gonna be awesome!


Now, here are the first four days of the challenge, rolled into one post.

Come back every day, through April 30th, to see my pick for Favorite Music/Songs/Bands. Enjoy!

April 1st – A

Amazing Grace

I have always loved this song, ever since I was in children’s choir at church.


April 2nd – B

Backstreet Boys

I remember falling in love with the Backstreet Boys (BSB) in elementary school. There were so many boy bands! Hearing their music now, over 20 years later, makes me laugh, but also floods me with memories.


April 3rd – C

Clay Aiken

Although I wasn’t a big American Idol fan, I loved Clay Aiken from his audition on. After he was the runner-up, I knew I wanted every CD that he would release. I had my blue portable CD player, and listened to his first album, Measure of a Man, over and over!


April 4th – D

Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey

This song has so much significance for me. I’ve sang it several times for karaoke. I performed it once in a college talent show. The song made me fall in love with the show Glee. It was even the last song of our wedding reception!

Image may contain: 5 people, including Amy St John, people standing and wedding

Belting it out! We had so much fun. Image Credit: Stellar Exposures.


What are your favorite songs/music/bands that start with A, B, C, and D?

Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear about it!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

6 thoughts on “Writing Prompt #91: “The A to Z Writing Challenge: Favorite Music/Songs/Bands” (Letters A-D)

  1. Great minds really do think a like! I thought about doing a daily challenge for April as well, seeing that April is National Jazz Month. I’m not sure if I know 30 jazz songs though. lol! Anyway, I love this challenge!! I love that you chose the Backstreet Boys! I loved them in the 90’s. I used to get into arguments over who was better, “BSB or N’Sync?” Of course, I would always stick up for BSB! I went to see them in concert for my 23rd birthday, and it was so much fun! Listening to them brings back so many memories!

    I have so many favorites, it’s hard to narrow them down, but I’ll do my best, since you asked.

    A – I think I would also have to pick Amazing Grace, but my favorite version is from Highlander. Amazing Grace was played at my grandma’s funeral.
    America the Beautiful by Ray Charles. I love the scene from The Sandlot where this song is playing, fireworks are lighting up the sky, and the boys are playing baseball. I don’t think you could get more American!
    As Long as You Love Me – Backstreet Boys

    B – Bright Lights by Gary Clark Jr. I discovered Gary Clark Jr. last year, and I’ve been hooked since!
    Beast of Burden – The Rolling Stones
    Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

    C – Come Together – The Beatles
    Come Together – Gary Clark Jr.
    Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
    Closer – Nine Inch Nails
    Come & Get Your Love – Redbone
    Carry On My Wayward Son – Kansas
    Can’t Keep it Inside – Benedict Cumberbatch

    D – Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
    December, 1963: Oh What a Night – The Family
    Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
    Dance With me Tonight – Olly Murs
    Dionysian Dream – Qiet

    Like I said, I have lots!! Ha ha.

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