Monday, November 16, 2009


It's time for the next ten. :)Oh, and I am always adding songs to the playlist, so the artist order shifts. I will add in new ones as they get added to my list

11. "Streets of Philadelphia"- Bruce Springsteen (I had to analyze this song in my songwriting class last year. The lyrics are hauntingly beautiful.)

12. "A Long December"- Counting Crows (I will never get tired of this song. Probably one of my top five favorite songs of all time. A good "reflection" song, I guess)

13. "Mr. Jones"- Counting Crows ( Clearly, I love CC. This song is one of the earliest I remember. My dad listened to it, so I did too. This song came out when I was three (!!!) and seventeen years later, it is still one of the most played songs on my iTunes..thanks Daddy :))

14. "Pictures of You"- The Cure (Oh, The Cure. Emo lyrics wrapped in a killer drum beat. Enough said)

15. "As Lovers Go"- Dashboard Confessional ("You've got wits, you've got looks, you've got passion, but I swear that you've got me all wrong"...saw them live randomly this summer and it was fantastic. This song is about not over complicating love...just go for it)

16. "Don't Wait"- Dashboard Confessional (They remind me of 8th grade and I love that. This song is about not wasting time, life's too short)

17."Pour Some Sugar on Me"- Def Leppard (If I had to summarize high school in one'd be this one. Feel free to question that, but some of my favorite memories include my best friends, Kristin's house, and Def Leppard.)

18. "Cowboy Take Me Away"- Dixie Chicks (Simple melody, simple lyrics. Beautiful song)

19. "A Story to Tell Your Friends"- Every Avenue (I saw the lyrics to this on someone's facebook status once..I'm glad I looked them up. This song is angry and wonderful. "I want to be more than a phone call at 4am... I want to be more than a story to tell your friends"..bahhhhh.)

20. "You Found Me"- The Fray (One of the best concerts I have ever been to. Pouring down rain+ hearing this song= everything that's right in the world. Magical. Great lyrics. Great band. I love every song they put out there)

Ok, there they are. Hope you like them :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

The First Ten

Ok,here are the first ten. I guess I should put a sort of disclaimer up before we begin..clearly, I don't own or didn't create/produce/write any of these songs..just a little heads up for legal purposes. Also, I've been known to have a sort of "emo" taste in music...this is true, but as you will find out, I listen to any and every type. (EDIT: It has been suggested that YouTube links be posted so y'all can listen to my're welcome)

My playlist is ordered alphabetically by artist. Here are the first ten songs with a tiny bit of info as to why I chose them. Enjoy:

1. Best Not to Think About It-Athlete (perfect song for rain. The singer's voice is great, plus I think he's British..but don't hold me to it. Great band. Check them out)

2. Be Yourself- Audioslave (Cool guitar sound. Classic band. Good song for when you don't feel like being like everyone else)

3. Boston-Augustana (Oh, hey high school. I don't know anyone around my age that doesn't know every word to this song...or that didn't crank it up on the way to school and sing it at the top of their lungs...or whatever)

4.Friends- Band of Skulls (Twilight: New Moon soundtrack. Drums are kickin'. My go-to song on Fridays..listen to'll see what I mean)

5. Hey Jude- The Beatles (The only Beatles song I really like. Yeah, yeah I know they are great..."Across the Universe" kinda ruined them for me. Hated it. But this song is great...all the "na na na na's")

6. Living On a Prayer- Bon Jovi (Besides being a quintessential frat party jam, it's actually kinda old is Bon Jovi? 50's? He can still rock out)

7. Beautiful- Brad Passons (He is from TN and an all-around great guy. Oh, the lyrics in this one.. "I wrote this song because you never cared".. oh, Brad Passons)Not on YouTube..find it yourself :)

8. Coming to Terms- Carolina Liar (Another great band. A good song for when things don't really turn out how you expected them to..which is quite often)

9. Feels Like Home- Chantel Kreviazuk (I think this was on "Dawson's Creek" and more recently in "My Sister's Keeper"..sort of beautiful. I think this song describes what everyone is looking for)

10. The Scientist (acoustic)- Coldplay (I used to hate Coldplay..more on principle than anything else. But lately, I have come to love them. This song...oh my. Chris Martin is not only a lyrical genius, his voice is stunning. I listened to this on repeat the summer before senior year...and I know about 6 girls who did as well..oh 'the original' cd)

Ok. So there is the first ten. I hope you like at least one of them..maybe more? Let me know?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Idea..

I love music. Ok, ok..I know everybody loves music..but I really love it. If I'm having a bad day, listening to a good songs changes it. If I'm having a good day, a good song makes it even better. I'm a big believer that music heals.

While watching an episode of my favorite tv show, I saw a character make a playlist for her unborn daughter. A playlist to help her get to know her mother, a playlist to get her through the bad and good days...a playlist of "One Hundred Songs to Save Your Life". I started thinking of the songs that have changed my life...made me cry, made me laugh, made it better. Songs that give me chills when I hear them or take me back to the first time I heard it, or the time I listened to it on repeat for weeks, or the people the song reminds me of.

Everybody has these songs. Sometimes it helps to collect them all in one place and listen to them. A soundtrack of your life...cheesy, yes. Inspiring, absolutely. So, for the next ten weeks I will post ten songs out of my 100 songs to save your life. Maybe they have helped you too. Maybe you never heard of one of them...check it out, I have a random taste in music.

Let me know about the songs that save your life...I love hearing about what songs mean something to someone.

The first ten (in alphabetical order according to artist) will be up sometime this week. Let me know what you think.