Friday, November 21, 2008

Songs To Change Your Life To

So I've read on a few of my cyber buddies blogs this post. Basically what it is is to post songs that would make a mixed c.d. of music that changed your life. Here are my top....whatever.

1. "Red Sweater" The Aquabats!

Now some might not think that this song would be life changing but for me it was. I was a very depressed kid while in high school and my music reflected that. I listened to "unhappy people" music. One day while my C.D.'s were on shuffle in my player, this song came on. I hadn't listened to that particular album in a really long time. It reminded me that there were things worth being happy for. I can't explain it, but it saved my life.

2. "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" Death Cab For Cutie

I personally believe this is one of the most honest, beautiful, and touching love songs ever written. Its just a song about how when you die, no one really knows whats going to happen, but no matter what if you have the one you love at your side it really doesn't matter.

3. "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" Judy Garland

I learned to sing this song long before I was forming sentences and it's always been a comforting song in down times. I love the movie.

4. "Abide With Me, Tis Eventide"

It's a hymn but I think what always gets me every time is the line "Oh Savior stay this night with me, behold tis eventide" I'm very religious and I love knowing that I always have someone with me no matter where I am and no matter what.

5. "Imagine" John Lennon

I really think there are no words to explain this song. And frankly I don't think there needs to be any.

6. "Iris" Goo Goo Dolls

This was mine and my first boyfriend's "song" when I was in Junior High. It reminds me that passion like that is really possible. It wasn't about politics, or sex, or any of the grown up crap. Just two people who liked being held by someone who cares.

7. "Love is a Battlefield" Pat Benatar

This is one of the craziest songs from the 80's but I love love love it becuase it reminds me of fun nights at sleepovers where we danced to it in costumes. Just like in 13 going on 30.

8. "That's Okay" The Hush Sound

Like the my first post , you all know I love this song. It reminds me of a man who was very pivotal in my life, who now is not longer part of it. This song almost perfectly describes him.

9. "Your Guts (I Hate Them)" Reel Big Fish

Who can't have a little ska in your playlist, but this song is really just the best thing to listen to when you are pissed at someone (co-workers, boys, family always top the list for me!) "This is your song congratulations!"

10. "That's All" Varous different artists but spesifically Michael Buble

I think it's just a really beautiful song, I don't think I need to explain why.

11. "All Over You" The Spill Canvas

Its sort of like a peppy sad song....does that even make sense? I will always understand the line "I'm all over you, I'm not over you" I saw them live about 2 weeks ago and I fell in love with Nick-o!

12. "The Legend of The Rent" Jack Black in School Of Rock

This is so amazing that he acts out his own rock song, not to mention that Cami and I love acting it out in public and having people looking at us like we are crazy! "Chimes!" I miss being this excited about performing music, if only all music teachers were like Jack Black and would instill a love of music in kids like he does in this movie.

13. "Thick as Thieves" Dashboard Confessional

This song always reminds me of this one night when I drove around with my best friend in the middle of winter looking at Christmas Lights. We spoke of a large amount of amazing things, and this song was the first song on the radio and it's the only thing we listened to that night except eachothers voices. It was very surreal and novelistic. It means so much more to me especially since he lives far away and I never get to talk to him anymore.

14. "I'm Still Breathing" Katy Perry

I think that this song conveys at least how if feel after a relationship (romantic or otherwise) goes sour. It's written romantically but I remember feeling this way when I lost friends. It could be classified as super emo, but I really like listening to it. Knowing someone out there feels this way at the same time is comforting.

15. "Other People's Stories" from the Musical Amor

Living vicariously through others lives is something all of us like to do. Don't deny it. Celebrity magazines don't just fly off the shelves by themselves. I'm not different so I love this song!

16 "Defying Gravity" Idina Menzel in Wicked

In some ways really defying gravity gives you a sense of control. You know "sticking it to the man and such"! This song is all about female empowerment and telling authority where to stick it and I love it. I still get the same rush I felt when I saw it live when I hear it coming from my ipod.

17 "Dance, Dance" Fall Out Boy

This song is my anthem. I love dancing so much! I'm such a terrible one!!!! But I still love it and this song is really me.

So thats it. I could probably find more that fit. But these work for now.

Booo yah!

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