Category 365 Day Challenge

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 55

A song you’ve listened to so many times that you just can’t listen to it anymore “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” / Taylor Swift (2012) I did not listen to the song intentionally. I can honestly say that I have never looked it up on youtube until I wrote this article. I don’t […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 54

The song that got you hooked on your favorite band/artist “Barrel of a Gun” / Guster (1999) Guster is my favorite band. I know that I have mentioned this about ten million times. They have been my favorite since middle school and unless someone really spectacular comes along, I don’t foresee that changing anytime in […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 53

The song that you’re most proud of knowing all the words to “No Diggity” / Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre and Queen Pen (1996) I grew up listening to this song. It would play every time that I went to the roller rink (shout out to Great Skates!) and my friends and I would always get […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 52

A song that you’ve been listening to for years and still don’t know what the heck they’re saying “Lights” / Ellie Golding (2010) I will fully admit that I have no clue what Ellie Goulding is singing in this song. I love to listen to it and try to sing along, though I am certainly making […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 51

A song that you realized you’ve been mishearing the lyrics for years “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” / Fall Out Boy (2005) Does anyone really know the words to “Sugar, We’re Going Down” without Googling them? It has only been since looking up the words and singing it a dozen times that I now know what […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 50

A song that you’ve listened to for years & have just recently begun to appreciate “A Message To You, Rudy” / The Specials (1979) Newbury Comics (an absolutely fabulous store up in Maine that I love and miss dearly) put out a duo of complication CDs in the early 2000s that I used to the […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 49

Your favorite TV show theme song “Hey Girl” / Zooey Deschanel (2011) I constantly sing the theme song to New Girl. I don’t know what is that is so catchy about the lyrics. Maybe the fact that it is only five lines? Whatever it is, they worm their way into my brain and I can’t help but sing […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 48

A song that you wish you could’ve written “Baby I’m Yours” / Barbara Lewis (1965) I think everyone knows the Arctic Monkeys version of this song but my favorite is the original. It is another one of those romantic love songs that I am growing rather fond of in my old age (ha). The lyrics, […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 47

The oldest song you own “On the Good Ship Lollipop” / Shirley Temple (1934) My mother loves Shirley Temple movies. I grew up watching them on rainy days: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, A Little Princess, Bright Eyes. Any time I hear a song from one of Shirley’s movies, I think of my mom. Naturally I have a […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 46

Your favorite song from this year “I Could If I Wanted To” / Santino Fontana (2016) Are you watching the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend? If you aren’t, you definitely should be. The best part of the show are the original songs written by Rachel Bloom and her writing team. They are my everything and I love almost all of […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 45

Your favorite song from the 00s “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You” / Black Kids (2008) The first time I heard this song it was being performed by Kate Nash. It was an acoustic version played on a French (I think) radio show and it instantly wormed its way into my […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 44

Your favorite song from the 90s “I Miss You” / Incubus (1999) I don’t remember where I first heard this song but I quickly fell in love with it. It has been the #1 or #2 played song on my ipod for years now. The lyrics have always reminded me of Husband and the long distance […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 43

Your favorite song from the 80s “Six Different Ways” / The Cure (1985) I’m a sucker for a great piano line in pop music. I always wanted to learn how to play the piano; it is one of my true regrets in life. The opening piano line of “Six Different Ways” is one of my […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 42

Your favorite song from the 70s “Never Going Back Again” / Fleetwood Mac (1977) I have always known about Fleetwood Mac but never really grew up listening to them. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I stumbled across their catalouge and instantly fell in love with one song- “Never Going Back Again”. The lyrics are crazy […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 41

Your favorite song from the 60s “My Cherie Amour” / Stevie Wonder (1969) I guess I’m just a marshmellow inside because my favorite songs from the 60s is another lovey dovey romantic song. Stevie Wonder orginally wrote the lyrics about a girlfriend and you can hear the love. When I was in high school there was […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 40

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 39

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 38

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 37

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 […]

Song Challenge Take 2: Day 36

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 […]