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13. One of your favorite 70's songs

The oldest music I enjoy is from the 90's. I am heckin young.

I'm gonna go with Tare Hain Barati from the movie Virasat (which is from 1997, it's as young as me!). I found it when it was covered by Bhoomi Trivedi on Indian Idol. I recommend Bhoomi's version if you're like me and don't like high female singing voices.

This is a really sweet song which was stuck in my head for weeks after this episode aired. I like it.
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12. A song from your pre-teen years

Euh. Taylor Swift's entire Fearless album. I was very mainstream when I started listening to English music.

To be fair, this is one of her best albums (barring a few songs), and has some really good music.
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11. A song that you never get tired of

...does not exist indefinitely. However, as I've mentioned earlier, occasionally, I latch onto one song that I listen to for days or weeks on end. Familiar has finally been shifted out of its top spot by Can't Kill Us by The Glitch Mob. It's good background music in that it doesn't have lyrics, but also it's interesting enough that when I focus out of something and onto the music, it's not textureless.

the full list )
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10. A song that makes you sad

3WW by alt-J. The song starts at 1:27. Video includes death, a funeral, associated imagery, a character attempting to survive the great outdoors, and wolves.

There's a lot of layers to this song, and in the end, it's not a positive take on a love story, or on love in general. But it is beautiful and oddly soothing.
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I've started to swim - 50 laps each today, yesterday, and the day before that, of a 12.5 m pool (I define a lap as two lengths, so one lap is ~25 m). I hope this stays a pattern.

I'm so freaking sleepy, and it's only 11 30 pm. I think this is a good sign.

Also:

9. A song that makes you happy

Familiar by Agnes Obel. It's rare that I don't get sick of a song shortly after it's my One True Song, but this is a damn good song, and I don't think I overplayed it, so it's still soothing and happy-making.
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8. A song about drugs or alcohol

Medicine - Daughter. There were a few other candidates, but this is the one that's both most focused on what the prompt asks for, and also matches my mood right now. Sort of hopeful, but also melancholy.

I'm just going to do these whenever I feel like posting a thing, because clearly the day-by-day thing isn't happening.
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7. A song to drive to

There's this group called Antiqcool which has these really soothing guitar instrumentals that I always listened to while learning to drive. I particularly like All The Seeds (9:36 to 13:45 in the linked video). Come to think of it, this is good study music too...
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6. A song that makes you want to dance

Green Light by Lorde. It's catchy. And there's a lovely piano bit right before the chorus that makes the high voices in the chorus (which I personally dislike) worth it.

the full list )
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5. A song that needs to be played LOUD

She Beats by EMIKA. It's dance-y and angsty at the same time. I love it :D (NOTE: flashing lights and very quick jump cuts in the linked video)
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4. A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget about

Budapest by George Ezra. My ex girlfriend sent this song to me saying 'this is how I feel about you'. It's a really sweet song (not exactly my style, but I liked it for the lyrics). It's just that we both fucked that relationship up pretty badly and ended up never speaking to each other again. I still have a book she lent me.

It was lovely while it lasted, though.
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3. A song that reminds you of summer

I'm gonna go with Still In Love With You by Sade, even though pretty much any song with a good acoustic guitar line fits the bill. It's a very summery instrument. It's also true to my experience of summer in that it's casually melancholy without really going anywhere deep with the sadness, just staying on the surface. I sort of walk around like a zombie in summer.
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2. A song you like with a number in the title

32 Flavours by Ani DiFranco.

Okay, let's be real here. "Someday you might find you're starving and eating all of the words you just said" is one of the most beautiful lyrics that has ever been written. I adore Ani DiFranco, and how she just is, you know? The way she just is the person she wants to be and casually gives a giant middle finger to anyone who tries to tell her otherwise. I would kill for that kind of honesty with myself.
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There's a music meme going around my flist and I think it might just make me happier than trying to post about my brainstate, because I churn out the same damn positives every day. I'm going to try and pick happy songs.

1. A song you like with a colour in the title.

Blue Sunshine by Brandon Chandler. It's a beautiful little song that I first heard on Make It Or Break It, during a lovely moment with my favourite character almost getting everything she ever wanted. It still makes me a little emotional, in a good way. I always wanted Emily to have a happy ending, and I hate the one the show gave her, but at least she had this moment. Not that it's enough, in the long run, but it's something.

the full list )
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Day 30 - Your favourite song at this time last year

According to LJ, the songs I was listening to at this time last year were...
(With me, the songs I'm listening to are generally my favourites at the time, so this works :D)

one

Home by Dishwalla. This is a beautiful, comforting song. It's one of the happier songs in my gigantic iTunes. I like it.

youtube )
lyrics )

two

Destiny - Syntax. This song is intense! I love the beat, I'm not so fond of the lyrics - I'm not a determinist, I don't believe that we don't have a choice - but the song's great to listen to :D

youtube )
lyrics )


And, since I can't believe that I haven't added a single Florence + The Machine song in these thirty days:-

bonus!

Breath Of Life by Florence + The Machine. Florence has a choir backing her, and the choir still fades in comparison with her voice. This is the song that made me fall in love with the band. I haven't linked to the official video because the song's been edited down to three and something minutes when it's actually four and something minutes.

youtube )
lyrics )

And it's over. :'(
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Day 29 - A song from your childhood

There were SUCH shitty songs in my childhood, OMG.

one

Asereje by Las Ketchup. I did the freaking dance. There is photographic evidence of it. I am embarrassed.

youtube )
lyrics )

two

Kaanta Laga by DJ Doll.

please don't listen to this shit what the fuck even is going on in the video i don't even..... WHY WAS I EXPOSED TO THIS SHIT AS AN INNOCENT CHILD???

I disown my childhood self. This is unbelievable. This cannot have been my first favourite song.

I hate to do this...

youtube )
Skipping the lyrics because I think that'll just make it worse for me.

And I've been ignoring the end for so long, MEME PLEASE DON'T GO. *cries*
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Day 27 - A song that you wish you could play

one

All Of Me, composed by Jon Schmidt, performed by thepianoguys. Never happening. NEVER D:

youtube )
No lyrics :)

two

Any part of August's Rhapsody by Mark Mancina. I haven't tried playing it yet, probably won't either, but damn, is this piece of music gorgeous or what.

youtube )
No lyrics :)
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Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument

one

Bella's Lullaby by Carter Burwell. Yes, yes, I know, Twilight movie, shitty romance, but if there's one thing that series of movies did right, it's the soundtrack.

I can play the piano part till about 20 seconds from the end - it has some really big chords that my hands aren't big enough for :P

youtube )
No lyrics :P

two

Boston by Augustana. This is a gorgeous goddamn song!! I am so proud to be able to manage to play even snatches of the piano part.

youtube )
lyrics )
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Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh

one

Watch Out For This by Major Lazer. I have no idea what the hell is going on in this song, but whatever it is, it's sort of funny? IDEK how a song can be funny, but I suppose this comes close.

youtube )
I have no idea what's going on in the lyrics, so I'm skipping them :P

two

Beautiful Liar by Beyonce and Shakira. The song itself isn't funny, but there's this bit in the video where Beyonce and Shakira switch places in between camera cuts/takes/whatever the hell you call those things and you can't keep track of them - this is approximately between 2:30 and 3:00. Again, not funny, but kinda freaky. :P I like it!

youtube )

Um. I guess I don't listen to funny music?
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Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral

one

Angels by Augustana. The feel of this song is the feel I want at my funeral. It's perfect.

youtube )
lyrics - very repetitive, but also very peaceful )

two

Blue Sunshine - Brandon Chandler. This is my idea of heaven. It's beautiful.

youtube )
lyrics )

three

Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World. I hope I leave at least one person behind who thinks this of me. Or maybe none. I don't know. But the song's beautiful anyhow, so yay!

youtube )
lyrics )
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Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding

I don't plan on getting married, so I'm going to interpret this as a song that describes my romantic hopes and dreams.

one

Everything Has Changed by Taylor Swift, featuring Ed Sheeran.

I'm a Swiftie, OK? And I have serious feels for this song. And the video is completely adorable. And I love it!

I think what I like about the song is the simplicity. It's not complicated love, it's not overly romantic, it's not grand gestures, it's two people singing about getting to know each other. And I'd like that. I'd like it to be easy. I don't want difficult and painful and complicated, I want simple.

youtube )
lyrics )

two

Somewhere Only We Know, as covered by Lily Allen. This is probably only here because it's a piano heavy song, but whatever.

This isn't quite a lovesong, but it's about the kind of relationship I want, someday. It's not explicit in the lyrics, but I hear about a relationship built on mutual faith, trust, all the good things, basically.

Oh simple thing, where have you gone? I'm getting tired and I need someone to rely on.

youtube )
lyrics )

three

Tell Her You Love Her by Echosmith. All of it. I just... all of it. To me, it subtly explains how I'm very breakable and how I don't get over stuff easily and it's everything I want and need and whatever and it's just perfect. It helps that the lead singer has a really, really lovely voice.

This song also reminds me that one person can't prop up a relationship, can't do all the work. It has to be both of them. Which is odd, considering the lyrics, but whatever, brain vomit :P

youtube )

lyrics )

ETA: Oops, accidentally linked to Lady Antebellum's Dancing Away With My Heart instead of the Echosmith song. I think it's fixed now :D

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