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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

LIFE: The Soundtrack Of My Life

It all sounds rather cliche to say 'music is my life' but for me, music really is such a huge part of who I am and my wide range of interests. I've been such a huge fan of lots of different genres for many years as I have grown up and so when I stumbled into this TAG post which I saw on the fabulous Hollie's blog (www.goodgollymisshollie.co.uk) I just had to take part; I send my apologies to you in advance for my rambling and the fact that I cannot actually pick just one song for each, oops.

Song you listen to when you're happy?

One song I always listen to when i'm feeling happy is always 'Roll With It' of course by the incredible Oasis. The lyrics always get me so pumped and you know that feeling when you can just do anything?! That song makes me feel like that EVERY TIME. 
Sam Smith has become one of my favourite artists this year and 'Like I Can' is my favourite by far on his debut album. Not only do I adore the lyrics, it's just so upbeat and fun. 
Paolo Nutini is the word 'perfection' in male form in my eyes, his song 'Simple Things' is one that is always played when I'm feeling happy and it's that lovely little reminder to be happy for the little things from time to time. 

Song you listen to when you're sad?

'Cornerstone' by Arctic Monkeys. Every single time. I absolutely adore the song and I love how each time I listen to it, I pick up on something new that I hadn't noticed in the song before. The lyrics mean so much to me so when I'm feeling a little down, Cornerstone is always thrown on.

What song will you have at your wedding?

I don't want to seem like I've thought too much about this, but lets just say I'm fairly prepared! I would love to have 'God Only Knows' by The Beach Boys in there somewhere, as well as Lana Del Ray's 'Young and Beautiful' - they are both purely for how much I adore the lyrics.
I would also love an acoustic/jazzy version of Michael Jackson's 'Pretty Young Thing' in there too, I absolutely LOVE the song and I think it would be a fun song to have. 
I have always pictured my first dance being to Frank Sinatra's 'Let There Be Love', its the perfect love song which isn't too soppy and any song that can include lyrics about chilli con carne and sneezing in is right up my street.  

What song do you dance around the house to?

The songs I always seem to dance around my room to are The Black Keys 'Lonely Boy', Foals 'My Number' and Blondie 'Atomic' - they're all upbeat and perfect for going from putting clothes away and cleaning my desk to getting on with work and sorting folders out!

Song you play on your headphones when you're out and about?

My lovely Dad drives me and my stuff from home to Liverpool quite a bit and we always play Elton John's 'Rocket Man'. It's weird really, neither of us actually put it on, it will just come on off my Spotify and we just have that moment of appreciating it for a few minutes. 
I'm on a train going from A-Z quite a lot and funnily enough, there are three songs which I listen to without a doubt on every train journey I'm on. The one is 'Dakota' by Stereophonics.
Another is 'Fireside' by Arctic Monkeys; I remember first properly listening to Fireside when I was on a journey from Liverpool to Leeds and the rhythm of the song just fitted in so well of the flowing between hills and countryside and every time I listen to it, I remember the scenery and the relaxed feeling I had in that moment.
'Simple As This' by Jake Bugg is not only one of my favourite songs ever but I never, ever get a train back home without listening to it. The lyrics are perfect and although the song may be about a girl or whatever, I see it in my own little way and it just reminds me of family and being at home.

Song you listen to when you're angry?

Without a doubt, 'Do Me A Favour' by Arctic Monkeys. Very, very loud and just proper scream along with it every single time. It's brilliant. 

Song you would have at your funeral?

I absolutely love the song 'Pure Imagination' from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, I think a slow, acoustic version of that would be amazing. 
I'd also love for 'April Come She Will' by Simon and Garfunkel to make an appearance too as well as The La's 'There She Goes', purely because I think it would be quite funny and I'd like people to not sit around and sob the whole of my funeral, you know!

Song that makes you lose your shit at a party?

If you want to see me go a bit mad and just have a proper jolly good time at a party, then play the following:

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - 'By The Way
Oasis - 'Cigarettes and Alcohol'
Pulp - 'Common People'
Rolling Stones - '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'

I would genuinely need a little nap after those, I love them THAT much.

The last song you listened to?

The last two songs I listened to were 'The Prophet' by Jamie T and 'Did You Hear The Rain' by George Ezra. Two of my favourite artists at the moment, both off my two favourite albums of the last few months. Absolutely superb fella's. 

Your karaoke song?

I think when it comes to karaoke, the more cheesier it is, the better! I don't exactly go to karaoke bars on a weekly basis, but I do think that if I was handed a mic right now, I would sing a real karaoke classic like Take That's 'Back For Good', people would sing along and would distract them from my terrible singing. 

What song do you work out to?

When it comes to working out, I would choose to blast a bit of Calvin Harris. I would normally go for 'I Need Your Love' or 'Thinking About You' or even a golden oldie of the very fit Scottish man 'I'm Not Alone'. Duke Dumont's 'Need U (100%)' would almost definitely get a play too.

Song with the most memories attached?

There has not been one night out in the whole nearly 3 years I've been at university where R Kelly's 'Ignition' hasn't been played, it is a real classic and it just gets everyone in the mood to go out and we all have a singalong. 
'If I Had A Gun' by Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds is one of my favourites but also brings back so many memories. Its one of those songs that I can either listen to it and smile or listen to it and burst into tears, so its a real mixture of emotions every time I listen to it.

Song that you hate the most?

I really, really hate pretty much any song sang by Demi Lovato, I don't even mind the girl as a person, just hate her whiny annoying voice in sickeningly cliche songs, 
For some reason, I've always hated Sandi Thom's 'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker' too, even though I very, very rarely hear it nowadays, I just can't stand it!

Your favourite song of all time?

I have always just adored The Cure's 'Friday I'm In Love', The Beatles 'Can't Buy Me Love' and Arctic Monkeys '505' - they all have their own little special meanings to me and I will never get bored of them, I would happily listening to them on loop for the rest of my days if I had to!

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