Monthly Archives: March 2016

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 34

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 33

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 32

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 31

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 30

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 29

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 28

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 27

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 26

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 25

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 24

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 23

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. […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 22

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 21

A song from a band or artist (member(s) alive) you would love to see performed in person “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” / The Darkness (2003) The vocals alone would be worth the price of admission to see “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” performed live. I truly believe that Justin Hawkins […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 20

A song you know most or part of the choreography to “Give It to You” / Jordan Knight (1999) Does anyone else remember Darrin’s Dance Grooves? Darrin Henson was the choreographer to the stars in the late 90’s and early 00’s. He came up with the moves for all the boy bands and pop divas. […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 19

A song that you love from a band that has since broken up “Invalid Litter Dept.” / At the Drive-In (2000) At the Drive-In was a post-hardcore band (whatever that means) who made awesome music from 2001 – 2011. They reunited in 2012 for a couple festivals and there has been talk of another reunion […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 18

A song you would consider part of the “soundtrack” of your life “What You Wish For” / Guster (1999) Talk about a song that applies to life. It’s no secret that I suffer from bouts of intense depression. When I don’t post for a while, I’m usually feeling a little blue and too distracted to […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 17

A song you remember dancing in public to “…Baby One More Time” / Britney Spears (1999) It doesn’t get more public than a middle school stage! In sixth grade, a group of girl friends and I “performed” this song in the talent show. It was a small school so the show was held in the […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 16

A song you have seen performed live “The Way I Am” / Ingrid Michaelson (2006) Sometime during the Summer of 2012 I had the pleasure of seeing Ingrid Michaelson perform live in Portland, Maine. I went with my former roommate and some of her friends for a girls’ night out. It was perfect- tacos, drinks, and […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 15

A song your parents played on road trips when you were young “Don’t Stop Believin’” / Journey (1981) My family used to take a 2,000 mile road trip from Maine to Florida (and then back again) every April when I was growing up. More often than not I would take control over the passenger seat […]