Category Song Challenge

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 30

Day 30- A song that reminds you of yourself “I Wanna Sex You Up” / Color Me Badd (1991) Because obviously.

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 29

Day 29- A song that you remember from your childhood “Poison” / Bell Biv DeVoe (1990) This one was really tricky because I associate so much music with my childhood. I blame my mom. Not only was there an abundance of New Jack Swing (which is pretty much the best musical genre ever invented), but […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 28

Day 28- A song by an artist with a voice that you love “Man Who Sold the World” / David Bowie (1970) I am always amazed when people haven’t heard “The Man Who Sold the World”. I recently found out that this group included Bestie, Boyfriend and my favorite ginger (MFG). I almost died of […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 27

Day 27- A song that breaks your heart “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” / Al Green (1972) This freaking song. I love it because it’s so tragic. The first time I heard it was on the The Virgin Suicides soundtrack. It plays during a scene where Josh Hartnett’s character is depressed, unsure how […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 26

Day 26- A song that makes you want to fall in love “I Only Have Eyes for You” / The Flamingos (1959) This one is easy. “I Only Have Eyes for You” is just about the most romantic song in the entire world. It’s very simple (the words short and sweet come to mind) but […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 25

Day 25- A song by an artist no longer living “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” / Otis Redding (1965) I’ve spoken before briefly about my love of Otis Redding and everything he sang; he’s one of the first things I ever wrote about on this blog. “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” is my […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 24

Day 24- A song by a band you wish were still together “Hello Operator” / The White Stripes (2000) I’ve recently been into listening to The White Stripes. I know that they are broken up and won’t be producing anything new, but I have an entire back catalog to explore and enjoy. One of favorite […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 23

Day 23- A song you think everybody should listen to “Boys Don’t Cry” / The Cure (1979) I am a HUGE fan of The Cure in general. I know that it makes me sound like a huge goth poseur to say it, but it’s the straight up truth. The Cure is one of the only […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 22

Day 22- A song that moves you forward “Macho Man” / Village People (1978) This is super embarrassing, but there is no song that gets me more pumped and motivated for the day than “Macho Man”. I like to blame Joss Whedon for this. “Witch”, the third episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, features a […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 21

Day 21- A favorite song with a person’s name in the title “Maggie May” / Rod Stewart (1971) I’d like to preface this post by saying that I mostly hate this song. Honestly, how could I not given that EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE WORLD feels inclined to sing it to me when I tell […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 20

Day 20- A song that has meaning to you “Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)” / Patrick Stump (2011) This song was my jam last summer. I would blast it as loud as I could and sing my little heart out. Then I would rinse and repeat as needed. It was often needed. May marked the end of […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 19

Day 19- A song that makes you think about life “I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today” / Guster The lyrics are very simple but carry a lot of meaning. I think that’s one of the things that makes the song so special. I view the song as both happy and sad. I interpret the song […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 18

Day 18- A song from the year that you were born “The Final Countdown” / Europe (1986) There is no other song released in 1986 as amazing as “The Final Countdown”. I don’t care what VH1 and their stupid countdown of worst songs has to say. Have they ever heard this piece of magic? It […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 17

Day 17- A song that you would sing as a duet on karaoke “Islands in the Stream” / Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton (1983) I genuinely hope that I get to sing this song as a duet one day. But only if I can sing it with Bestie. We’ve given many impromptu performances but nothing […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 16

Day 16- One of your favorite classical songs “Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2” / Chopin (1832) “Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2” has been my favorite piece of classical music since I was approximately nine years old. I heard a little clip of the song on a CD my mother […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 15

Day 15- A song that is a cover by another artist “So Alive” / Better Than Ezra (2009) The original version of this song was released by Love and Rockets in 1989. I love it. I can listen to it on repeat and just drive. It has a very 80’s vibe. So imagine my surprise […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 14

Day 14- A song that you would love played at your wedding “Wild Horses” / The Sundays (1992) The first time I heard this song was while watching “The Prom” episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy invites Angel to her senior prom but he breaks up with her and tells her that he is […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 13

Day 13- One of your favorite 80’s songs “Love My Way” / The Psychedelic Furs (1982) This song is all that is 80’s. Heck, it was played in freaking Valley Girl which is the most 80’s thing I can think of. My favorite component is the marimba. Why don’t more songs feature it? The sound […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 12

Day 12- A song from your preteen years “Sex and Candy” / Marcy Playground (1997) When this song was released in November of 1997, I was almost eleven years old. This is far too young to be listening to a song titled “Sex and Candy”. Yet it happened, frequently. After months of struggling get a […]

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 11

Day 11- A song that you never get tired of “Under Pressure” / Queen and David Bowie (1981) This is my favorite song of all time. For real. Besides having the coolest fucking bass line ever, I find something magical about the combined power of David FREAKING Bowie and Freddie Mercury. Like, Labyrinth levels of […]