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Getting to know me – My favourite songs.



Just over 3 years ago I decided to start doing the Day Zero Project which is basically creating a list of 101 things you would like to achieve/do in 1001 days (just under 3 years). You can view my list here, and see how well I did, or didn’t do! (and yes, I do know that my list only shows 100 of my things, I somehow managed to delete/move on of the ones I completed, and am too lazy to figure out which one to add it back on!)

Number 55 on my list was to write a list of my 101 favourite songs. I had started this quite early on, but then my computer died a death and I lost my list, so had to start from scratch again. Anyway, life got in the way and I didn’t manage to complete it in the 1001 days! But now weddings, and honeymoons, and housing buying is out of the way (and Chris has abandoned me for the night!) I’ve managed to complete my list.

I think a lot of it says I’m a 90’s child at heart. But mostly I would just like to say Please, don’t judge me!!!  Some of the songs on the list I think are truely awesome and everyone should hear, and there are several on there that I really shouldn’t admit to having in my music collection, let alone them making my top 101 list of favourite songs!

Part of the reason I think it took me so long to complete, is that there are several bands that I simply adore, and I really struggled to choose which of their songs are my favourite, and so it required listening to ALL of their songs and slowly narrowing it down (Counting Crows, Matchbox Twenty, Blue October, My Chemical Romance, Yellowcard, Goo Goo Dolls), hence why they feature a few times on here


Adam Cohen – Cry Ophelia
Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight
Alanis Morrisette – Ironic
Athlete – Wires
Azelia Banks – 212
B.O.B. Feat. Hayley Williams – Airplanes
Bare Naked Ladies – One Week
Belle Perez – Hello World
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine This song reminds me of playing singstar at uni at stupid o’clock in the morning
Birdy – Skinny Love
Blue October – Calling You
Blue October – The Worry List
Blue October – Ugly Side
Brand New – The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
Chantal Kreviazuk – Say Goodnight, Not Goodbye
City High – What Would You Do
Coolio – C U When U Get There
Counting Crows – Colorblind
Counting Crows – Mr Jones I’ve loved this song for years, but for the last 10 years every time I heard it I am taken back to long bus journeys round Africa
Counting Crows – Round Here
Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet
David Grey – This Years Love
Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Des’ree – Kissing You
Elton John – Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Eminem & Rhianna – Love the Way You Lie
Eva Cassidy – Fields of Gold
Evanescence – My Immortal
Five For Fighting – 100 years
Foo Fighters – Everlong I walked down the aisle to this song!
Four Non Blondes – What’s Going On
Funeral For A Friend – Juneau
Goo Goo Dolls – Black Balloon
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Hanson – Mmm Bop *Bows head in shame*
Heather Nova – Papercup
Hoobastank – The Reason
Incubus – Drive
Jace Everett – Bad Things
Jane Doe – Sad Again
Jem – Missing You
Jewel – Hands
Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats
Journey – Small Town Girl I loved this song before it was cool
Kelly Clarkson – Because Of You
Lazy Boy – Underwear Goes Inside The Pants The most awesome, and random song going!
Levellers – What A Beautiful Day
Lightening Seeds ft. Baddiel and Skinner – Three Lions ’96
Ludovico Einaudi – Le Onde
Macy Gray –  I Try
Marc Cohn – Walking In Memphis This has got to be in my top 5 favourite songs, LOVE IT!
Matchbox Twenty – Push
Matchbox Twenty – If You’re Gone
Meredith Brooks – Bitch
My Chemical Romance – I’m Not OK (I Promise)
Neve – It’s Over Now
Nina Simone – Mr Bojangles Again, this song has got to be in my top 5
Nizlopi – JCB Song Never used to like this song, but my Dad loves it, and it has grown on me so much that it’s made my top 101! Always makes me smile and think of my Daddy!
No Doubt – Don’t Speak
Our Lady Peace – Life
Paloma Faith – New York
Paul Weller – Brand New Start
Pearl Jam – Nothing As It Seems
Penny and the Quarters – You and Me
Placebo – Every You Every Me
R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts
Radiohead – Talk Show Host Again, reminds me of bus journeys round Africa
Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
Reef – Place Your Hands
Reel Big Fish – Drunk Again
Santana Ft. Rob Thomas – Smooth
Sarah McLaughlin – Angel
Savage Garden – Two Beds And A Coffee Machine
Semisonic – Secret Smile
Shawn Mullins – Shimmer
Sheryl Crow – If It Makes You Happy
Sia – Breathe Me
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
Sister Hazel – Your Winter This song reminds me of Saturday mornings with my high school best friend! (Check out her blog here)
Skunk Anansie – Secretly
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars I drive Chris mad with this song, because I love the Grey’s Anatomy musical episode version of this!
Sophie B Hawkins – Lose Your Way
Staind – It’s Been A While
Tainted Perfection – Somewhere In The Night This is a song by a random Irish band that no longer exists, but I love a few of their songs
Take That – A Million Love Songs
The Beautiful South – A Little Time
The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays I think this may make my top 5 too
The Cranberries – Zombie
The Fray – How To Save A Life
The Hours – Ali In The Jungle
The Jacob Butler Project – Coma
The La’s – There She Goes
The Wannadies – You and Me Song This was mine and Chris’ first dance 🙂
Tom Petty – Free Falling This song reminds me of friends bungee jumping over the Zambezi at Victoria Falls
Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight
Tracey Chapman – Fast Car
Travis – Driftwood
Velvet Chain – Don’t Leave A Diva
Yellowcard – Two Weeks From Twenty
So, this is my top 101 favourite songs at this moment in time. I will totally understand if some of you no longer wish to read my blog any more after finding out how crap some of my taste in music is, and also if those of you who know me no longer wish to talk to me. I have been very honest with my top 101, I did pause over a couple of songs questioning whether I really should include them in my list.
I really don’t think I could choose my all time favourite song, there’s too many! This has been hard enough….actually I think it would’ve been easier to make my top 65 songs, but it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it!
I’m sure this list says far too much about me, but hope that you’ve enjoyed finding out a bit more about me.

 

2 Comments

  1. Zoe Corkhill (Mama Geek)

    February 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    As a musical idiot, quite a few of these are completely new to me. I shall have to make a youtube or spotify playlist of as many as I can find to listen to them!

    Glad to see Your Winter is on your list, it would be on mine too! So many memories attached to that song.

  2. Linda Goulding

    March 1, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    great idea Sophie x

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