Artist: The Calling
Title: Wherever You Will Go
Since I’ve been uploading music every day anyway since I’ve started this blog, I thought “what the heck?” and decided to try out the 30 Songs in 30 Days Challenge List! So let’s start away~ :D
Day 1: Your favourite song
Wherever You Will Go by The Calling has been my favourite song for a while now, especially since it’s one of the first songs I learnt on the guitar! Since then, it’s still my favourite song to sing (especially to girls :P). I just love the combination of the simple C/G/Am/F chords, meaningful lyrics, and Alex Band’s awesome voice.
Artist: Girls' Generation
Day 2: Your least favourite song
Urgh, I HATE this song with a passion. It’s a Korean song by one of the most popular girl idol groups, SNSD (Girls’ Generation), and it represents pretty much everything I hate about all the new, idol music. Repetitive words, butchered lyrics with NO meaning, just pretty girls showing off their looks instead of talent (mind you, a couple of the girls can actualy sing), random use of English rather than just singing in Korean…
And the worst part is since they try to make all the songs as addictive as possible with repeated words and simple melodies, sometimes it takes AGES to get it out of my head! It’s like mental torture! D<
A lot of people will probably disagree with me, so have a listen and see if you like it! Just a personal opinion…
Artist: Joe Esposito
Title: You're The Best
Day 3: A song that makes you happy
I have to say, this is my NUMBER ONE cheering-up song. Whenever I am sad, tired or just sick of everything, this song gives me the strength and energy to get me going~ Not only does it make me happy, it sends tremors of psychitude through my body that totally psyches me up :D
In short, it’s one of the best songs ever! Plus it reminds me of Karate Kid XD
PS: Album cover is because it’s part of Barney’s Get Psyched Mix (from How I Met Your Mother if you’re unfamiliar) that I frequently use to cheer up, hold a party, or just when I need a good psyche-up~~~
Artist: Kumiko Noma
Day 4: A song that makes you sad
This song always brings out a little sadness in me for some reason, probably because it’s so hauntingly beautiful. Or maybe because it reminds me of the anime Elfen Lied (this song is the OP)? It’s a truly great anime that you should definitely check out as long as you’re strong-willed enough to see pretty girls ripping others into bloody pieces with their minds… o_O
Anyway, please enjoy!
Artist: Janice and Sonia Lee
Title: Just The Way You Are (original by Bruno Mars)
Day 5: A song that reminds you of someone
This song reminds me of a girl-
[redacted now that more people I know personally know my blog]
On another note, this is a cover of the original song by Bruno Mars. It’s a beautiful song but I feel other singers do such a better cover :D JS have such a angelic voice that I love their covers!
Also check out:
Cover by Boyce Avenue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhFSgnvKqm4
Original by Bruno Mars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk
Artist: Matchbox Twenty
Title: 3 a.m.
Day 6: A song that reminds you of somewhere
Haha this song ALWAYS reminds me of O’Rorke Hall (my hostel for the past two years), especially our common room. Reason being I have a bad tendency to stay up well past 3am, mostly during exam time, and then I’d play this song on the guitar to remind myself how crazy it was going to sleep when the sun rises XD (FYI, around 6am). I don’t even remember the number of times I quoted the song as a Facebook message in the early hours of dawn…
Sigh, I do NOT miss my crazy “sleep at 6am, wake up at 12pm” schedules…they drive you insane o_O In fact, I’m not even sure how I stayed lucid that long. I guess that’s what med does to you…
However I DO miss being in O’Rorke, I know that for the rest of my life I will never again have the same experience that I had there! (both 2009 and 2010) So with that thought, enjoy this awesome song by Matchbox Twenty :D
Title: More Than Words
Day 7: A song that reminds you of a certain event
This one took me AAAGES to find, mainly because I don’t really have a specific song that reminds me of an event, or the ones they do aren’t very important. There was one I was thinking of, but after much debate with myself I decided to not use it to protect the privacy of the individual involved.
So anyway, this song reminds me when I first learnt guitar off my neighbour in O’Rorke Hall (2009), and this is the first one he taught me! Good memories, he let me borrow his guitar all the time and was quite selfless about it.
Artist: John Mayer
Title: Your Body Is A Wonderland
Day 8: A song that you know all the words to
I’ve posted this song before, but it’s just THAT good :D I mean, it’s good to see people still having the capabilities to portray the…uh…act of love in more beautiful terms than “superman that hoe” or “pwn”.
Learning it on the guitar, hopefully I’ll be able to play it perfectly soon!
On a side note, I keep posting the audio so late that tumblr’s “one audio post per day” system is growling at me…
Title: What Is Love
Day 9: A song that you can dance to
Does bobbing your head to the left for the whole song count as dancing? XD Because it totally should.
This song ALWAYS makes my head bob (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge7aehwWOGo&feature=related) rhythmically, and never fails to cheer me up or take away boredom. Really. When this song is playing, I’m dancing in my heart.
Artist: Righteous Brothers
Title: Unchained Melody
Day 10: A song that makes you fall asleep
This song is just sooooo good and relaxing~ So much that it almost makes me fall asleep! XD
It also reminds me of the romantic scene in Ghost (Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore! :D great movie) with the pottery; if you haven’t seen it, make sure you do!
Oh, and I’m pretty drunk while writing this…just saying ._.
Title: Officially Missing You (original by Tamia)
Day 11: A song from your favorite singer
IU, a young Korean singer who has become more and more famous over the last few years, is without a doubt one of my favourite singers. Her voice is simply angelic and sublime, and unlike most young idols nowadays, she can actually SING properly! (yes, I have a major soft spot for girls that can sing beautifully…) That and the fact that she’s so pretty and cute in a natural way, can dance AND play the guitar is pretty much defining the ideal woman XD Oh, and she’s only two years younger than me, that’s a lot of talent for that age o_O
She does a lot of beautiful covers (like this one, which is originally by Tamia), please also check this video of her covering Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper:
Artist: Tyler Ward
Title: Baby (original by Justin Bieber)
Day 12: A song from a singer you hate
Justin Bieber: do I really need to say more? :P every time the helmet-headed 12-year old (yeah, I know he’s 16) comes on the radio I mentally switch off… I’m not quite sure why it invokes such inexplicable rage, but all Bieber songs just have that effect o_O Probably similar reasons for why I hate SNSD so much (please see my Day 2 post).
Anyway, I couldn’t even bear hearing his voice for the sake of this post so instead I found a cover by Tyler Ward, because that makes it ever so slightly better ._.
Artist: Marvin Gaye
Title: Let's Get It On
Artist: Mike Tompkins
Title: Dynamite (original by Taio Cruz)
Day 14: A song that no one would expect you to love
This is a song that I can even sing on the guitar that I quite enjoy listening to, and every time I do people seem so shocked! Probably because of my strong views on modern music…
But in my defence, I’d like to add that this version is NOT sung by Taio Cruz and is instead an a cappella cover by Mike Tompkins (I still don’t like the Cruz version XD). The a cappella in this song is amazing, especially since he does all the sounds with his own voice! Check it out here:
Artist: Barney Stinson
Title: Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit
Day 15: A song that describes you
The song says it all: I LOVE SUITS >D
Really, if I could, then I would wear a suit everywhere every time. Maybe in a few year’s time after uni hehe. Ahhh How I Met Your Mother, where would I be without you? :D
Check out the full clip here: