Favorite Songs

It’s hard to pick only a few favorite songs but I’ll try for this post – I have to say it feels a little like being a kid in a toy store and being told that I can have any toy I want, but it has to be just one. I don’t really want to play favorites. Sometimes it really depends on what I am in the mood for, but I’ll list a couple that I end up turning to more than the others.

I’ll start with Fallen. I’m fairly attached to this album because the first songs I heard from Evanescence were “My Immortal” and “Bring Me to Life”. Like so many other people, the music really caught my attention. Amy Lee’s voice really is something else. But I also really like “Everybody’s Fool.” It’s a dark song and the video is just great. It brings a lot of attention to an issue we all struggle with: trying to do everything perfectly.

Open Door is a good album. If I had to pick a favorite song, it would probably be “Good Enough”. It has everything that originally called my attention to them but it feels more evolved and mature than the songs on Fallen. I find myself listening to this album a lot more than I thought I would, considering how long ago it came out. Other favs: “Lose Control” and “Call Me When You’re Sober.”

My favorite song on Evanescence is probably “The Other Side”. The drums are so great and it is just a kick-ass song. And if you’re really into gothic rock, “Never Go Back” is going to be right up your alley. My favorite part is the range that Lee gets to display in it. On Lost Whispers, I find I listen to “A New Way to Bleed” more than probably any other song on the album. But I also think “Say You Will” is a great song. The chorus is so good. Synthesis has an amazing version of “Bring Me to Life”. It may sound weird to admit this, but if I am ever in need of calming down, I like to play “Secret Door.” I don’t know why, maybe it is the harps.

I probably should mention that I also really like “Broken”, and that I wanted to include it on this list. I know it is a Seether song and so it does not really count officially, but it is a great song and Amy Lee deserves a lot of credit for her fantastic vocals.

If I had to pick just one song as a favorite, though, I’ll always have a special place in my mind for “My Immortal.” It’s just because it was the first song I ever heard and it made me a fan.

Well, it was definitely hard to pick the songs for this post, although I did my research by listening to every album again and that was fun. What are your favorite Evanescence songs, and why?