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Your favorite song from the 50s “I Only Have Eyes For You” / The Flamingos (1959) Google “1950s songs” and the first hit you get is 100 Best Songs of the 1950s. It is an epic list that includes Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, and Elvis Presley. If you are a fan of 50s music, I highly […]

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Guys- life has been so crazy!! I have a seven week old baby. She is beautiful and brilliant and everything she does is absolutely fascinating. She is a ball of energy and I now understand why I was so tired for all of my pregnancy- she was stealing all my zest! I took a long hiatus […]

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A song that you wish you could sing really well “Gravity” / Sara Bareilles (2004) Now this is a post that I can get behind. So many choices. Obviously I would like to be able to sing ALL of the songs really well but no can do that, not even Adele. Well, maybe Adele but […]

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A song that you sing really well “I’m Wishing” / Adriana Caselotti (1937) It’s hard to answer this post without sounding like I’m bragging. Truthfully, I don’t think I sing any songs really well. I think I can do a serviceable job with certain songs when I really try but I’m definitely not trying out […]

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An essential karaoke song “Total Eclipse of the Heart”/ Bonnie Tyler (1983) I don’t think I’ve ever sang karaoke (outside of friends’ living rooms). I have wanted to about a zillion times but no one will ever do it with me. Lame friends, I know. I recently tried to talk Bestie S into having a […]

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Your least favorite cover song “Pumped Up Kicks” / Usher (2012) I freaking adore the original version of “Pumped Up Kicks” done by Foster the People. I love playing it on guitar and singing with Husband. We’ve played it at many an open mic (sorry bar-goers) and I always have a good time. I hate hate […]

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Your favorite cover song “Love In This Club” / The Automatic (2008) I love a great cover song. There is something really great about artists putting their own spin on a old favorite (or current top 40 hit). One of my favorite recent covers (because I have oh so many and it has been well […]

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A song that you try to get stuck in your head to replace the one that’s currently stuck there “Does This Mean You’re Moving On?” / The Airborne Toxic Event (2008) The first time I heard this song was in an episode of The Vampire Diaries and I’ve been hooked ever since. What could be a […]

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A song that you can’t even think of without it getting stuck in your head “Shake It Off” / Taylor Swift (2014) I can’t hear this song without having it stuck in my head for DAYS. It is undeniably catchy what with the energetic beat and the easy to memorize lyrics. Poor Husband has listened […]

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A song that plays to your inner hopeless-romantic “That’s How Strong My Love Is” / Otis Redding (1965) I know it’s lazy writing to just display song lyrics but I could never describe love as well as Otis does in this song. Every time I hear it, I can’t help but think of how much […]

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Your class song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” / Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes (1987) The song came out a year after I was born but we enjoyed it as our class song in 2005. I don’t remember what the selection process was; I’m sure our class officers probably chose it themselves without […]

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A song from a band/artist that you are planning to see in the next 6 months “Business Time” / Flight of the Conchords Right now I’m half way through pregnancy so I don’t foresee myself attending many concerts within the next six months. If I were able to attend, however, I would see Flight of […]

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A song that describes a friendship “MMMBop” / Hanson (1997) I know that it’s corny to like Hanson, but once upon a time they were my favorite band. I have many memories of listening to their album Middle of Nowhere while spending time with my best childhood friends, Aimee and Meagan. We would play their CD […]

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A song you change the words to when you sing it “Summer Girls” / LFO (1999) When I was in sixth grade I had a crush on a boy named Parker. Totally normal teenage girl stuff. Except I was more like a seven year old boy who thought the best way to flirt was to […]

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A song you like to blast on your car stereo when it comes on “Get Lucky” / Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams (2013) I absolutely love this song. It combines so many of my favorite things: Daft Punk’s sick electronic beats, Pharrell Williams’ voice, a catchy chorus, a fun bass line, and danceability. I will […]

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One of the top songs that was released the year you were born “Two of Hearts” / Stacey Q (1986) Wow. Talk about a hard one. There was so much cheese-tastic music on the Billboard charts for 1986. Just look at the five songs that achieved the highest chart positions: “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco, “Papa […]

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Worst song you have ever seen performed live “Criminal” / Fiona Apple (1996) The same summer that I saw Ingrid Michaelson in concert, I attended a Fiona Apple concert. It was in the same venue with the same group of friends about a month or so earlier. I can’t really say “Criminal” was the worst […]

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The last new song that you heard that you really liked “As the World Falls Down” / Vitamin String Quartet (2016) I am terrible at this because I do not listen to the radio. By the time I hear something that is new to me, every one else has been listening to it for at […]

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Song from a band or artist that you have met in person “Collide” / Howie Day (2003) Unfortunately I have only met one mainstream musician in real life and that is Howie Day. I certainly wouldn’t say that I know him, but I did meet him on one occasion when I was in middle school. […]

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A song from a band or artist (member(s) deceased) you would have loved to have seen “Under Pressure” / David Bowie and Queen (1982) This was the easiest selection I’ve had to make thus far in the challenge. I am absolutely enamored of David Bowie and probably always will be. The day I learned that […]