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Here are some of my favorite songs that I've covered on guitar and vocal.

Chandelier by Sia

This is just a fun song to sing. It's a little challenging. I sing it in a slightly lower key than the original version. I like the key that Sia sings it in her piano version. It is much more doable. I think most of Sia's songs are fun to sing. She has a unique vocal style that makes her songs interesting and memorable.

In this video, I am wearing the new Urban Decay Naked Heat eye shadow palette. I was so excited to get it just to wear around town. But I also love wearing it for these music videos. I think the coppery color shows up well.

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Landslide is an oldie but a goodie. Honestly, I think first heard the song when the Smashing Pumkins sang it, and I really liked it. But when I finally heard Fleetwood Mac's version, I fell in love with the song. It may be an acquired taste, but I really do like Stevie Nick's voice. Like Sia, it is also unique and memorable.

Landslide is also lots of fun to play on guitar. It is one of the few songs where the finger picking is fairly simple to play, has a nice tempo and arpeggio pattern. Fleetwood Mac also includes a nylon string guitar in their recording, which has an even more simple rhythm pattern, but it compliments the steel string guitar very nicely. I've played this song in duets, where I've played the nylon part (sans the beautiful solo), and it is lots of fun. I haven't made time to learn the guitar solo because I don't have someone to play rhythm for me. But I'm happy just to finger pick the beautiful rhythm part of this song.

Once again, I am wearing the new Urban Decay Naked Heat eye shadow palette in this video. I love it. So glad I got it.

Million Reasons by Lady Gaga

I never really listened to Lady Gaga's music much before. But when she came out with the Joanne album, I liked how it was different, a little folky. Maybe it reminded me of Fleetwood Mac . When I heard her Million Reasons song, I, like the masses went gaga over the song. I pictured some country girl in ripped jeans sadly getting her old dusty car, and driving towards a new life because he man just wasn't man enough to keep her. It's a romantic song that puts a picture and a story in my mind when I hear it. It's dreamy. I guess that's why I like it.

Wings by Birdy

Wings is just a sad song. It makes me cry. Birdy sings it with this lonesome timbre in her voice, almost on the verge of the lone soprano singing on a movie that plays when someone really special is dying. I love this song, but especially her unplugged version. It just evokes a strong feeling of sadness, that I think everyone has felt at some point in your life. How many songs really do that?

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