30 Song Challenge

Hello friends! How are you doing?

I hope you’re all keeping safe, well and taking care of yourselves and your loved ones as much as you can during these difficult times.

I’ve been on social media the past few weeks probably more than I have in the last few months put together. It’s such a convenient way to keep up to date with my friends, family, read news ( unbiased accounts of that especially!) and catch up and check in with people too.

Unlike the rest of Instagram at the moment I feel like one of the very few who hasn’t made banana bread, attempted to whip up a dalgona coffee or posted a snippet of music each day for 30 days on my story.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not judging! You do you! I wanted to partake in the 30 song challenge on my Insta stories but I love music so much and have so much to say about each song I’d choose too. I didn’t want to bore everyone to death with about 100 posts a day.

So I’m going to be giving it a go as one long post on here instead! For all your music lovers and nosy Nancy’s I hope you approve of my musical choices…

Song 1 – A song you like with a colour in the title:

Back To Black by Amy Winehouse.

I’ve forever been a fan of Amy’s music, her songs and her unique vocals. I really wish that I’d had the chance to see her perform live before she sadly died in 2011.

Song 2 – A song you like with a number in the title:

1234 by Feist.

This song is one of my favourite, go to, easy listening songs. It reminds me of the summer. Being woken up by the sunlight coming through the blinds and waking me from my slumber. It reminds me of having slow Sunday mornings making coffee and breakfast but it also reminds me of a chick flick film I’ve seen and I can’t remember which one.

Song 3 – A song that reminds you of summertime:

Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader.

Surely this song had to be mentioned on here somewhere at least once no???? This song reminds me of so many summers evenings out with my friends, late nights at the pub as the sun goes down orrrrr that moment when you hear the first few bars of this tune and just know you and all your mates are gonna be howling along to it like a pack of drunken wolves.

Song 4 – A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget:

Wicked Game – James Vincent McMorrow.

Song 5 – A song that needs to be played out loud:

Sex on Fire by Kings Of Leon.

I swear to god I could be a secret member of the band when this comes on. I know all the words and is the best song to play at the absolute loudest volume. Does it make me want to learn the electric guitar? Hell yes. Will I be good and actually stick with it so I learn? Hell no.

Song 6 – A song that makes you want to dance:

Treasure by Bruno Mars.

Such a lovely song. Bruno wrote it alllllllll about me dontcha know! It’s one of my fav dance-around-the-kitchen-in-my-pjs-as-I-make-breakfast songs.

Song 7 – A song to drive to:

Everybody talks by Neon Trees.

I don’t know what it is but this song makes me happy. Great when played up high, it’s warm outside and you’ve got the windows down in the car with a breeze flowing through your hair.

Song 8 – A song about drugs or alcohol:

Fairytale of New York by The Pogues.

Does that count?

It sounds and feels like it’s being recorded by a drunk guy warbling to it in the pub and makes enough references so I think that it does.

When I was younger I used to think it was such a lovely song… until I actually paid attention to the lyrics.

Song 9 – A song that makes you happy:

If It Makes You Happy by Sheryl Crow.

Much like Britney Spears in the film Crossroads it makes me want to scream it from the top of my lungs whilst travelling across America. Such a happy song. Also great film too if you haven’t seen it check it out.

Song 10 – A song that makes you sad:

Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran is very sad and makes me a bit weepy. I know he’s not a lot of people’s favourite singer/songwriter but you can’t deny the fact that this guy is mega talented and can write some lovely words to a nice melodic tune.

In a close second is Jealous by Labrinth.

Song 11 – A song you never get tired of:

The whole of the Les Miserables soundtrack specifically One Day More.

Song 12 – A song from your preteen years:

Umbrella by Rihanna.

I chose this one because it really sticks in my mind when it came out I wouldn’t say it’s one of my all time favs and I could listen to it again and again and again aaaaand one more time on top of that.

I must have been about 11 or 12 when this song was released and I just remember it rained and rained and rained non stop for what felt like weeks. We’d have school trips and it would be raining, catch the bus to school, and it’d be raining, go out at the weekend and it’d be raining. The one common denominator was that this song was often on or on the radio in the background… If it ever comes about that Rihanna performs witchcraft low-key I wouldn’t be shocked…

Song 13 – A song you like from the 70s:

Love Goes (Where my Rosemary Grows) by Edison Lighthouse.

LOVVVEEEEE IT.

Even if it was in the terrible film Shallow Hal.

It’s such a cheerful song and the video is fab too.

Song 14 – A song you’d love to be played at your wedding:

Ill Be by Edwin McCain

But if it’s the wedding party we’re talking about then I’d definitely want cheesy party favourites that everyone can dance to like How Will I Know by Whitney Houston. But please I beg no Don’t Stop Believing. I can’t stand that song.

Song 15 -A song you like that’s a cover by another artist:

Feeling Good by Muse.

Absolutely nothing wrong with the original the vocals on that are astounding but I really like the rockier edge this cover has.

Song 16 – A song that’s a classic favourite:

Mr Brightside by The Killers.

Swear I’ll be 52 driving my future kids on a school run and still lose my mind when this comes on the radio. I’ll probably be firmly listening to Radio 2 at that point too.

Song 17 – A song you’d sing a duet with someone on karaoke:

So my obvious answer might be something like Islands In The Stream or Don’t Go Breaking My Heart but right now I’d either want American Boy by Kanye West and Estelle or Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey.

Either way I’ll be taking on the rap verses.

Song 18 – A song from the year you were born:

Boom Boom Boom by The Outhere Brothers.

Song 19 – A song that makes you think about life:

What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong.

Song 20 – A song that has many meanings to you:

Despacito.

I bet you were thinking I’d say something deep and meaningful but nope. C’mon now how long have you been reading on here for?!?!

This song reminds me of drunken nights out with my best friends in 2017. I had just quit the worst job ever and spent any money I had on going out to eat, drink and be very merry.

The song gives me wonderful flashbacks to being in clubs, pubs and bars. There’s a couple fuzzy flashback moments too where there a few pieces missing from our night out puzzle.

It makes me feel a bit queasy when I remember the hangover.

It makes me feel sad because I fell out with one of those very special friends for too much of a long time and we were too stubborn to sort it out (it’s all ok now and dare I say it better than ever).

It also makes me feel a bit mad because it got overplayed so much I have to turn it off almost instantly now.

Song 21 – A song you like with a persons name in the title:

Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond.

Reminds me of my mum.

Song 22 – A song that moves you forward:

With Every Heartbeat by Robyn.

I listen to it a lot when I’m walking….so defo moves me somewhere.

How is it possible I say so many dad jokes for a 25 year old female?!

Song 23 – A song you think everyone should listen to:

Brimful of Asha.

This song forever puts me in a great mood. If I was drunk enough and had that sheer, blind confidence you only get after a couple glasses of vino I’d petition to Apple and every other phone and alarm clock maker to have this as the official wake up alarm noise.

Song 24 – A song by a band you wish were still together:

Lyla by Oasis.

Song 25 – A song you like by an artist no longer living:

Love is a Losing Game by Amy Winehouse.

It’s lovely. Heartfelt. Raw. Makes me sad she’s still not around creating beautiful music.

Song 26 – A song that makes you want to fall in love:

Everybody Loves Somebody by Dean Martin

Don’t worry Baby by The Beach Boys.

When I’m 64 by The Beatles.

Song 27 – A song that breaks your heart:

Can’t help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley.

The version from Crazy, Rich, Asians is also quite beautiful.

Song 28 – A song by an artist whose voice you love:

I can’t put Amy Winehouse again even though I’d love to. I’ll dedicate this spot to Lana Del Rey and Video Games instead.

Song 29 – A song you remember from your childhood:

Bring It All Back by S Club 7.

Song 30 – A song that reminds you of yourself:

Hmmmmmm?

So I couldn’t immediately decide so chose to ask my three best friends which song reminds them of me. Wanna know what they thought best summed me up?

Agadoo by Black Lace. Both the original and the Jeremy Corbyn version.

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. Which tbf is an absolute tune but also used to play allllllllllllll the time at the place of work where me and best friend met.

Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey. I’m super happy with that one!

But now I think about it properly…I think the song I like that reminds me of me is Whistle For The Choir by The Fratellis.

Tell me yours too! What’s your favourite song? Your favourite shower time sing songs?

Signing out! Much love 💚

7 thoughts on “30 Song Challenge

  1. Rihanna was your preteens…. I feel old. Lol. I remember the first time Britney Spears played on the radio. It was “hit me baby one more time”. My step brother thought she was a man. Lol. When I was 14ish I really liked Avril lavigne and Evanescence oh! And Linkin Park

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