Spotify Shuffle Adventures 5

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog post. I’ve been busy and sick and work and school. So yeah. But here’s more shuffle adventures! We’re gonna do something a bit different. With each song, I’m going to give my thoughts as it plays. Enjoy!

“90 Days” by P!nk: This. Song. Kills. Me. I heard it yesterday on YouTube while I was doing homework and oh boy. It’s so emotional and just makes me have *hisses like Hannibal Lecter* feelings. All the feelings in the world. Every time I hear the chorus, I may tear up a little (don’t tell anyone though). Especially the first two lines: “If I’m just somebody that you’re gonna leave and you don’t feel something when you look at me.” All I can picture in my head is two people dancing together but they never touch and they get further and further apart as the song progresses. It’s a beautiful song. But come on, it’s P!nk. I don’t think I’ve ever not liked any of her songs.

“All of Me” by John Legend: First, John Legend is just. . .perfect. Seriously, his voice is like an angel. This song he wrote for his wife, Chrissy Tiegen (I feel like I spelled that so wrong. Sorry, Chrissy!) It’s the most perfect wedding songs. Of one my favorite lines is: “Even when you crying you’re beautiful too.” Let’s be real. Most people are not pretty when they cry. But he’s like you know you are and I love you. All of you. The flaws, everything. I think when it comes to love, it’s important to acknowledge your loved one’s flaws but love them even still. Love isn’t perfect. If it was, we wouldn’t fall in love so often. I think this song captures that yeah, you can be in love. And no. It isn’t perfect. And really, I don’t think love should be perfect.

“Push it to the Limit” by Corbin Bleu: Omg. What a transition. Every time i hear this song I think of Jump In! and how stupidly hot he was in the movie with his hair pulled back. I was like “No. no. This isn’t right. But holy shit he’s hot.” Then after watching the movie Jump In! I remembered how much I used to love jump rope. . . .even if I’m a klutz. I hear this song and I feel like I should be boxing or like jumping rope. Something with a lot of energy. It made me giggle because I went from this love song with “All of Me” and then this. Two completely different moods. Entirely.

“Little Black Dress” by Sara Bareilles: I feel like this is Sara’s clever way of saying “Fuck. You.” to an ex without actually saying “Fuck. You.” She’s basically saying: “I’m going to put on a cute dress and dance the night away without you. So there.” It’s not my favorite song of hers but I still like it. It’s oddly. . . .peppy? I think that’s the word I’m looking for. Yeah. Peppy. But not my favorite.

“There and Back Again” by Daughtry: How do I always forget this song even exists? I spend so much time listening to other songs by Daughtry that I forget about this song! It’s a travesty, I say! (Dramatic but hey, whatever.) Since I don’t listen to this song that much, I don’t know it that well. I have no idea what’s going on it. All I know is that I feel like headbanging when I hear it. Which would not go that well. Trust me.

“All The Pretty Girls” by fun.: fun. is an interesting band. I don’t know if they are pop or rock or alternative. This song seems more. . . .alternative? While songs like “Some Nights” seems a bit more pop. Also, fun. has the habit of dropping a new song out. of. the. blue. You don’t hear from them for years and then boom! A new single! And you’re like “Oh! Hey, Fun! You’re still alive!” I don’t even know where I got this song. I probably listened to some playlist and liked this song because well. . . .I like it. This song reminds me of the 80s for some reason. Like some song you’d hear in Grease or 16 Candles or The Breakfast Club. It might just be me though.

“Save Me” by Shinedown: I don’t know a lot of songs by Shinedown. I only know my favorites. The lead singer of the band has such a nice voice. My question is: is Shinedown rock? Like what qualifies as rock these days? Rock is such a broad term. You have bands like Nirvana, you know that grunge rock. Nirvana like made rock what it is today according to some people. Then you have the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queen. Then Papa Roach, Shinedown, 3 Doors Down, Three Days Grace, Bowling for Soup. Bands like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Panic! At the Disco. Are they all considered rock? I need some more context on what “rock music” is exactly. Someone help me out here.

“I Wanna Go” by Britney Spears:. . . .so we went from maybe-rock to pop? Interesting. Every time I hear this song, I think of the really weird music video. You know the guy who has like red eyes and is like a stalker? Or something like that. It’s been a while since I’ve watched the video. I remember listening to Britney Spears when I was like 8. In fact for my 5th grade talent show, I sang “Lucky” by Britney Spears. I even had a dance and everything. (And I may or may not remember said dance. . . .)

“Headspin” by Butcher Babies: I got this song because Ray (my ex-boyfriend but we’re still friends) likes to listen to music like this. It’s a bit too. . . .scream-y for me. But I do like it. I have to be in the right mood for this kind of music.

“Living Without You” by Beth Crowley: Okay so this girl is. amazing. Seriously. She’s amazing. I found her on YouTube years ago. She writes songs based on books and sings them. She has an incredible voice and can play the piano. She finally is on Spotify! Which I am really glad about. She gets a lot of listeners. Now I just need her to write a single and get it on the radio. She is that good. Her songs are usually really emotional and slow but beautiful with great lyrics. This song makes me sad because she’s talking about someone she once loved. And isn’t there anymore. My favorite lines: “I write you letters you will never read, paint you pictures you’ll never see.” It’s a beautiful line. And again, like “90 Days,” makes me have *hisses* feelings. I think this song could apply to a boyfriend/girlfriend or even a family member who passed away.

“Skydiving” by Lights: Lights I found on playlist. I want her hair. It’s like some orangey-red-coral color and long and awesome! She has a unique voice. The one thing I’ve noticed when it comes to female singers is that they often sound similar. Especially with country singers. It’s hard to figure out who they are. I like the female singers who have a unique voice. Lights has a nice lilt to her voice. Her style of music reminds me a bit of Ellie Goulding (another favorite of mine). But again, like with Shinedown, what kind of music is Lights? Is she considered alternative? Indie? And if Indie, what is indie?

“One Love” by Marianas Trench: They are one of those bands that I didn’t know I knew until I was on a playlist of just them and I was like “OH.” And sang-a-long to a lot of there songs. “One Love” Is one of my favorite songs by them besides “Wildfire.” His voice is simply wonderful. Now. . . .are they rock? I have no idea. Again, rock is a very broad term.

And that’s it for today! (I realize I did an odd number of songs but whatever. :))

-K

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