When I found out that Cassie from Zombie Goddess Beauty had put up a tag referring to music I was quick to open it up and check it out, after all, I am a total music addict! I was even more excited when I saw that I had been tagged in the Shuffle the Music Tag! You can read her post with her answers here.
For those that haven’t picked up on the details through my blog or social media accounts, music is a HUGE part of my life. I went to University for music, specifically saxophone, and I am now playing with a local community band and teaching with our local marching band. It really is something that is fundamental to who I am as a person!
- Thank the person who nominated you for this tag and link to their blog.
- Shuffle your entire music library (no matter how old songs 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!
My music library is massive, and it includes nearly every genre and style of music you could imagine! For that reason, I have NO idea what is going to come up as I go through this! So be prepared for anything…
‘Creep’ – Post Modern Jukebox ft. Haley Reinhart
If you haven’t heard of the Post Modern Jukebox and you are a music fan, especially of the jazz/big band style of music you really do have to check it out. They remake songs but giving in that jazzy flair that I honestly can’t get enough of. This one, in particular, makes the hair stand up on my neck because Haley Reinhart’s voice is just SO amazing!
‘Trenches’ – Pop Evil
This song isn’t here for any deep special reason really – it is, however, one of my favourite songs to work out to and it’s on my computer as part of a rock/alternative rock/punk workout playlist. It keeps me motivated and moving.
‘Dirt Road Anthem’ – Jason Aldean
This song is one I have always loved this song, but it took on a new meaning at one point when it became ‘my and my sister in law’s song.’ I don’t actually remember why it became such, but now we literally send Snapchat videos to let one another know when it comes on. I can’t listen to it without thinking about her
‘Invincible’ – Hedley ft. P. Reign
There is something about Hedley that is just so incredibly uplifting and motivating. This song, in particular, is an amazing song to put on any time that you are facing a challenging situation or when you are feeling particularly low.
‘The Sound of Silence’ – Disturbed
Is this song not absolutely amazing? The first time I heard/saw it on Facebook I was so hooked I must have played it at least a dozen times. We played a band arrangement of this with the community band that I am part of, arranged by a local high school student, and I got to bust out a beautiful low melody on bari sax which I LOVED.
‘In the Mood’ – Glenn Miller
The second that this song came up I was immediately thinking, once again, about how much I love playing jazz and big band music. We are currently working on putting a local big band together and this is definitely one of the songs that will be on the ‘must play’ list!
‘Thriller/Uptown Funk’ – Straight No Chaser
Every Christmas a group of friends and I have gone to Detroit to enjoy the Straight No Chaser concert as part of our Christmas celebrations. They are super talented, and I LOVE them – however, this song has its own unique meaning. The marching band that I teach with played both Uptown Funk and Thriller one summer, so the two combined was too funny!
‘Tear in My Heart’ – Twenty One Pilots
One of the musicians in the marching band and I have become quite close over the years and she has come to call me her ‘adopted mother’ thanks to a waitress who apparently thought that I had a child at the age of 13 (referred to my kid when bringing the bill). I used to drive her to and from all of the performances and anytime this song would come on the radio we would crank it up and scream/sing along.
‘Sweet Child of Mine’ – Guns N Roses
Guns N Roses is my favourite band of all time, and as such, they come with SO many different memories. From listening to Guns N Roses in a bar in Cabo while the place was flooded, and we were waiting for the authorities to come get us to allow us to go back to our resort to attending the concert in Detroit with great friends, they are a big part of my life. Sweet Child of Mine is my favourite of all of their songs, always prompting me to turn the radio up as loud as I can.
‘Comeback Kid’ – The Band Perry
When this song came on the radio it was so powerful and motivational that I had to whip my phone out instantly and look it up. If something goes wrong, I fall short on a goal or I’m struggling this song never fails to help boost me up and get me back on my feet again.
‘Nothing Else Matters’ – Postmodern Jukebox ft. Caroline Baran
As I already mentioned, I have had quite a fascination with the Postmodern Jukebox. This one in particular first caught my attention on YouTube (the video attached actually) due to the age of the age of this incredibly talented singer. When you listen, can you believe that she’s only 15 years old??? So incredible!
‘One More Light’ – Linkin Park
I’m not sure I can fully put what this song makes me think into words… I grew up listening to Linkin Park, and when news of Chester Bennington spread I was beyond heartbroken. As someone else who has struggled with my own mental health issues over the years, it hit hard, and I still can’t listen to this song without tears coming to my eyes.
‘Radioactive’ – Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling
I enjoy a good acapella group, as you saw previously with the Straight No Chaser song that also came up, but the part of this song that really makes it stand out to me is Lindsey Stirling. She is a musician who knows who she is and isn’t afraid to stand tall and express it. This was the first song I heard with her which, in turn, led me down a black hole of internet searching because she is SO talented! Love her!
‘This is Halloween’ – Marilyn Manson
The Nightmare Before Christmas is my all-time favourite movie, not just for the Halloween season but year-round (ask my husband, I’ve watched it in April before lol). I love everything about it and the Nightmare Revisited album is just way too fun!!! If you enjoy the movie and haven’t heard the album I highly recommend that you check it out!
‘Summertime’ – Ella Fitzgerald
I LOVE Ella Fitzgerald, she really is one of the greats. When I am doing housework around the house (and Jano’s not home) I’ll turn on a playlist of just her songs and sing along (shhh, I don’t sing). Of all her music this one is one of my favourites, it’s just so beautiful!
I specifically chose a few people that I am genuinely curious to see do this because I want to see what music they share with us…. I have a feeling I might discover some new songs to add to my own! Make sure to let me know when/if you guys complete it so I can check it out!
(BTW for those reading this, check out all these bloggers because they are fantastic and I read all of their blogs regularly!)
Lindsay @ The Flynnigans
Maria @ Life With Maria
Natalie @ Gorgeous and Geeky
Frankii @ Quite Franklii
Tori @ Doll & Dye
Amanda @ Poppyseeder
Abbey @ Abbey Louisa Rose
Robyn @ Midnight and Lace