Through Mary Immaculate,
I like listening to music which I actually like and wanted to hear what secular songs other people just love. The reason why I love alot of the music which I'm going to mention is that i read alot into them; I associate them with the Blessed Virgin and Her love for us and see them in a Catholic light. Alot of these songs have intentional deep meaning which really reflects the condition of the world in our times but enough of that, lets see what my favorite songs are!
For me my top 10 favorite songs, with 1 being my favorite, 2 being my second favorite and so on, have to be:
10. Chevaliers de Sangreal by Hans Zimmer.
Despite being the soundtrack of a blasphemous movie based on an even more hateful and blasphemous book, Chevaliers de Sangreal is a really great instrumental song. It reminds me of Church music and if there were a film about the Blessed Virgin, this soundtrack would definitely be found in it.
9. *Mad World*-Gary Jules cover.
The song in the link is actually a cover by Gary Jules; the original was made by the band Tears for Fears yet I don't like their version. The tone of the Gary Jules version is really depressing but catchy. It shows that people inside the world not aren't occupied with the more important things in life such as love and spend it in trivial things, but that the pointless, materialistic things which they indulge in make them sad and not happy.
8. *Batman:"Mask of the Phantasm theme.*
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is without a doubt one of the greatest Batman films ever made, if not the greatest (it is certain that it is MUCH better than Batman 1989!). This song is just epic. To me, it feels that you are sharing in the sadness of Batman: he is all lonely but he struggles with his loneliness and his superhero persona; it'd be easier to not be Batman but he keeps on fighting crime; in the end, even though he sacrifices his own relationships and his own life, the pay off is great as his purpose as Batman is to protect the innocent (a theme which the '89 film ignored:shrug:).
The lyrics aren't in Latin. Shirley Walker who composed the song actually got the names of the singers and of staff from Warner Bros., scrambled them and included them into the theme (genius!). The first word which the choir sings at 0.25 is 'Nalim Mot', which is actually Tom Milano scrambled. I'm always listening to this theme which is both sad yet gives you a feeling of hope at the same time.
7. *Bohemian Rhapsody* by Queen.
When I heard this song for the first time, I found it annoying. But then, the second time I heard it, I got sucked in with the beauty and meaning of this song and it quickly became one of my favorite songs ever. Nuff said, just listen to this masterpiece. My dad simply loves this song too.
6. *Take a bow* by Muse.
Forget the Rihanna version (I didn't even know Rihanna had a song names like that and don't listen to her songs at all so there!:p). This song makes get all excited and jumpy! For one thing, the song was made at the time of the Presidency of George H. Bush whom they felt was a corrupt man with his gulf war business and today, it can be applied to 98% of world leaders, they are that bad evil. While t isn't good to wish bad persons to go to hell (rather, we should pray for them and try to convert them), Muse does have alot of reason behind their statements, and I feel that this song complements all the others I mentioned above.