This was my second A-to-Z blogging challenge. I managed to stay ahead of daily articles by writing a couple in advance and scheduling them. This kept my deadline-is-looming anxiety down, which was a welcomed improvement over my last-minute writing from 2022.
Here is a recap of my A-to-Z articles. I went with the 2023 A-to-Z theme of resilience. I chose 26 songs that showed us, musically, what resilience looks (sounds?) like. I also offered a reflection of the resilience in each song.
For your reading convenience, I’ve listed my 26 articles with links. I designated seven of the songs as resilience anthems. I’ve indicated those songs with RA. The seven resilience anthems are alphabetical and in no particular order of importance, except for Queen’s The Show Must Go On, which is the resilience anthem of all resilience anthems. I gave it the #1 RA honor.
A is for Aretha Franklin – Chain of Fools
B is for the Beatles – Help!
C is for Cyndi Lauper – True Colors
D is for Diana Ross – You Can’t Hurry Love
E is for Elton John – I’m Still Standing– RA
F is for Frank Sinatra – My Way – RA
G is for Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive – RA
H is for Hugh Jackman – What have I Done?
I is for Idina Menzel – Let It Go! – RA
J is for Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
K is for Keala Settle – This is Me – RA
L is for Little Cosette – Castle on a Cloud
M is for Reba McEntire – Fancy
N is for Nancy Sinatra – These Boots are Made for Walkin‘ – RA
O is for Roy Orbison – Only the Lonely
P is for Patsy Cline – Walkin’ After Midnight
Q is for Queen – The Show Must Go On – #1 RA
R is for Roy Clark – Thank God and Greyhound
S is for Sarah Brightman – Wishing You were Somehow Here Again
T is for Traveling Wilburys – Handle with Care
U is for Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody
V is for Village People – Y.M.C.A
W is for Willie Nelson – Hello, Walls
X is for the Chicks (aka DiXie Chicks) – Goodbye, Earl
Y is for Yardbirds – Crying Out for Love
Z is for Zendaya and Zac Efron – Rewrite the Stars
I appreciated each and every like and comment I received on these 26 ‘resilience in songs’ articles during the April 2023 A-to-Z Blogging Challenge.
I’m packing my virtual suitcase and fueling my virtual car in preparation of the road trip to visit the A-to-Z bloggers I missed reading during April. I’m looking forward to meeting new readers who stop by here and to also discover new-to-me-bloggers.
See you soon!
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time
Congrats on finishing.
Sounds like you had fun.
Ronel visiting for Reflecting on a Double A-Z Challenge 2023
It was definitely fun/ 😉
Queen! Heck yeah. Awesome choice.
Second Chance Song by Shinedown … just a suggestion.
I’ll Be Back Around Song by I Am the Avalanche … another suggestion.
The month is over so it doesn’t matter, but I couldn’t help but add to the list.
I enjoyed the April Blogging from #AtoZChallenge 2023.
Proof of Existence, book two in my dark urban fantasy series, came out in April. I hope you’ll check it out.
And please don’t miss the amazing giveaway on my blog. Act fast and enter now!
J Lenni Dorner (he/him 👨🏽 or 🧑🏽 they/them) ~ Speculative Fiction &Reference Author, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, and Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge
Thanks for the song suggestions. I’m not familiar with them, so I’m on my way to YouTube to find them. ;- Thanks, also, for stopping by.
Really enjoyed the posts, thanks for sharing
Thank you. I enjoyed coming up with the songs, and I also appreciated your steadfast reading and commenting. 😉