Singalong songs

As I was driving to the office today, the DJ on the radio station I was listening to introduced a song by saying something like “Here’s one you’ll probably sing along with . . .”

It was Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da by Paul McCartney, featured on The Beatles’ White Album.

During my teenage years, I spent a couple of summers working in the Canadian Arctic, in Iqaluit (then simply called Frobisher Bay). I was outdoors a lot with Inuit teens who used to happily sing that song while we worked. I say “happily” because they did seem so happy when they sang it. And at Friday night dances in the community, Creedence Clearwater songs like Proud Mary had them all singing along as well.

Personally, I don’t sing along to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da or any Creedence songs, but I do love to sing along to some of the early Beatles songs. And songs by Peter, Paul and Mary. And . . well, enough about me.

How about you? What songs draw out the inner crooner in you?

— Jillian

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