Shuffle The Music – Tag
We all know how much I love a good tag post, they’re just such a great way of getting to know people. I also love music, although these days don’t manage to listen to as much as I used to.
Sarah from Mummy Cat Notes has tagged me in this music based tag post, and I’m intrigued as to what songs will come up. So here are the rules…
- Thank the person who nominated you for this tag and link to their blog.
- Shuffle your entire music library (no matter how old the songs are) and talk about the FIRST FIFTEEN songs that come up (anything like why they are there, if they signify something, any story, why you like them, etc.)
- Mention the songs as well as the artists.
- Tag 7 people or more to do this tag and please let them know!
1.Blue October – Two A.M. Lovesick
I was pointed in the direction of Blue October by an old friend probably coming up to 10 years or so ago now. I’ve seen them live a couple of times, and I love them! I find the songs always have so much emotion to them, and often a great story too. I could listen to Justin sing all day long.
2. Yellowcard – Two Weeks From Twenty
The album this song is from (Lights and Sounds) reminds me of first year at uni. I used to have it on repeat in my room while I was writing essays.
3. No Doubt – Don’t Speak
I think this is just such a feel good song. I think it’s quite a Marmite song as well though, people either seem to love it or hate it. I love it, and will song along to it at the top of my voice while driving along in my car whenever I catch it on the radio.
4. Fall Out Boy – I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me
I’ve recently started Couch to 5km, and have found that pretty much all Fall Out Boy songs are great to run to. They have a fantastic tempo to them that just encourages you to keep running.
5. Counting Crows – Omaha
I think Counting Crows has got to be one of my all time favourite bands. I have so many fantastic memories associated with the band. When I was 16 I first saw them at V Festival. I queued for ages to see them at the signing tent, but they were delayed, so we met Elbow instead, queued again and finally got round to meeting Counting Crows. I was so excited about it, that when I was telling a friend later I got my words all mixed up and told her that I’d shook Adam’s (Duritz, lead singer) bum instead of hand. No idea where that came from! My brother somehow managed to wangle Adam’s last malteaser, and he kept it in a pot for years and years. In fact he might still have it now!
6. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Metallica songs remind me of my teenage years. I was introduced to them by my two best friends at the time, sadly one of which is no longer with us. We used to go round to each others houses every day after school and sit listening to music. Metallica’s Black album was so often played, and so I can’t even begin to think of the number of times I’ve heard this song.
7. The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
If you can find me one person who has never heard this song (over the age of 15 that is, I’m not sure the “youth of today” will necessarily have heard it) then I’d be amazed. It’s such a great song to play at the end of the night at parties, and pretty much guaranteed to get everyone singing!
8. P!nk – Gone to California
I love the album this song is from M!ssundaztood. I remember getting it when I was about 14 or 15 I think I must have been. It was an album that was completely different to my usual music taste at the time, and I’m not sure my friends would have been impressed if they’d seen it in my CD rack.
9. Colm Wilkinson – Bring Him Home (Les Misérables)
I know this song word for word, as with the rest of the songs from the musical. I’m not entirely sure how old I was when I first saw Les Mis, probably 10 years old at the very latest. I’ve seen it at the theatre at last 6 times, and would happily see it time and time again. I remember taking Chris to see it for the first time in London 8 years ago. I was quite nervous as to what he would think of it, as I love it so much. But when we came out he turned to me and said “so when can we see it again?”
10. Save Ferris – I Know
This song is on shuffle list as its from one of my favourite films – 10 Things I Hate About You. It’s such a cheesy film, but I love it. I think it’s probably the one film that I know pretty much word for word as I’ve watched it so many times over the years. The film always reminds me of my lovely friend Zoe, as we used to watch it together and drool over Heath Ledger!
11. Nickelback – How You Remind Me
It was never cool to like Nickelback, but I loved them. And still love this song. This is the song that made them well-known. It reminds me of being round a friend’s house watching it on the music channels and him being so embarrassed as his mum kept telling us that she fancied Chad Kroeger. Each to their own!
12. Travis – Waiting To Reach You
I always think there is something so chilled out about Travis songs. I absolutely love their album The Man Who. There are so many great songs on there. I saw them at V Festival when they did a mini come back that didn’t last long, and there were barely any people watching them. They played all their big tracks, and I loved it. It’s such a bizarre video as well!
13. Alicia Keys – U Don’t Know My Name
I have absolutely no idea why this song is on my computer, it was probably on a compilation CD or something! But I think Alicia Keys has such a beautiful voice
14. Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
This song is on the soundtrack to She’s All That, which is another cheesy film I love. But I think it’s on my computer as it’s on the Dawson’s Creek sound track. And I am such a sucker for Dawson’s Creek. Other than Friends, it is probably the one TV show I have watched every episode of too many times than I care to admit.
15. Our Lady Peace – Sorry
I was introduced to Our Lady Peace by my first boyfriend. I love Raine Maida’s voice. For those of you who have never heard of Our Lady Peace, they are often compared to bands such as Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins etc.. They’re a band I don’t often listen to, but then when I stumble across one of their songs, then I binge listen to them for ages.
So there you go, that is my Shuffle The Music – Tag. I’ve loved stumbling across various songs I’ve not heard in ages, and remembering all sorts of things associated with the songs.
I’m now going to tag
Romeca at Beauty, Bump and me
Clare at Dear Mummy Bear
Georgina at Gee Gardner
Donna at What the Redhead said
Laura at Dear Bear and Beany
Jenni at Odd Socks and Lollipops
Becky at Mommy and Rory