Monday, November 20, 2017

Spotify: recently added

I have 2 playlists on my spotify. One is titled P&P, and it is simply the soundtrack from the 2005 movie + I recently added 2 more Austen related instrumental songs - and I listen to that at work on Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, I listen to my Fun playlist. Yep, that's what it's called. I also use this playlist at the gym, when I'm driving, or when I'm home alone and can blare it from the TV (PlayStation vue spotify, woo).

One of my favourite ways to waste time is to go down the rabbit hole of recommended songs. I discover songs that I haven't heard in years, but miraculously know all the words to. Isn't that the best? What blows my mind though, is that I used to be obsessed with certain bands or songs, but I don't remember stopping the obsession, but obviously it stopped somewhere along the line and now 10 years have just gone on by. Like 3 Doors Down, Default, Vertical Horizon, Puddle of Mudd, Sugarcult... it's so weird, right?

But I thought it would be fun to share a few songs I recently added to my spotify fun playlist.

What's the Deal - 28 Days - this is the only song of theirs I know, but I saw them live when I was.... 18? 17? 19? Who knows. Maybe younger. It came out in 2002 and I was still in high school. Anyway. They are an Australian band and were pretty popular from what my horrible memory remembers. My favourite lyrics were:

my best friend's to the left, she's closest to the esky
she passes me a coopers and she glistens in the sun

Oh and of course, the bit where the girl goes 'oh that was so good' - the crowd sang that at the concert, that's one of my weirdest strongest memories, the crowd screaming that (me included, duh, as that was the only song I knew).
 

Far Away - Nickelback  yeah yeah yeah I have the worst taste and I'm a horrible person, whatever. I don't care. I was a HUGE hardcore Nickelback fan, for like 2 albums. Hardcore. I saw them in concert twice (this was a huge deal as no-one ever came to Australia back then!), one of those times my friends and I were literally at the very top, nose bleed, no seats behind us and it was one of the most amazing concert experiences I've ever had. The other time I was up the damn front, literally no-one in front of me, and I recorded - on a flip phone, so cool - the chorus of Far Away and it was my ringtone until I got a new phone. Yes, I know how cool I was, clearly.


On A Slow Boat To China - Bette Midler & Barry Manilow - my mum had this album and I thought this song was hilarious. One year, on our annual drive to Melbourne, we listened to this album the entire way and I kept starting this song over because I thought it was hysterical. Since you probably don't know how far that is, it's like 10 hours from Sydney. There's no such thing as too much Bette though, so it's fine.


Have You Ever - Brandy - good lord, my dramatic teenage self loved this song, especially when I was 'in love' with someone who didn't love me back. Like belt that shit out with a hairbrush (except it was a bottle of impulse body spray) in front of the mirror for hours on end. Should I be embarrassed? Probably.


The Longest Time - Billy Joel - this was one of those songs that when I went to add it, I thought for sure it would already be on my playlist, but I was missing almost all of my Billy Joel favourites. Don't worry, I added them all.


When You Know - Shawn Colvin - have I mentioned I used to be hardcore obsessed with John Cusack? Have I mentioned that I don't just ever like something, I only do zero or obsessed. There's no in between. So anyway. I was a John Cusack fan girl, and Serendipity is one of my favourite movies OF ALL TIME and yes, I know it's a special kind of awful, but most of my favourite movies are. This song and January Rain by David Gray - which is an instrumental - are my favourites from this movie and I used to listen to them all the time. In fact, the trip after I met KC, on the 3 flights home from Louisville, I listened to these two songs (plus a Tim McGraw song, Just Be Your Tear) for the ENTIRE 24 hours. Yep, that deserves caps.


Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Tony Orlando and Dawn - the other day I was reading a book (romance, duh) and it mentioned this song and I promptly dropped everything and went straight to Spotify like I couldn't believe this wasn't on my playlist. I love the shit out of this song. It pretty much always makes me cry too because I have too many of those emotion things.


Lastly, Saturday Night at the Movies - The Drifters. KC and I went to the movies last month (maybe?) on a Saturday and I was like we never do this! and started singing this song. He'd never heard it before, gasp. Ha. I love The Drifters. They have another song I really like called Short People (it's a silly song) but it's not on Spotify. Boo.


So there we go, that's a few of my recently added songs to my fun playlist. I have 700+ songs on that playlist because I love variety and not knowing what comes next.

Do you know any of these songs? Did you sing in front of the mirror with a hairbrush (or body spray) as a teenager? Surely I'm not the only one, right?

33 comments:

  1. Oh music is just the very best isn’t it?! Billy Joel forever and ever man. So good! And I love me some 90’s hits that when I hear then I’m just transported. Such a fan.

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  2. This is a really fun idea! I used to listen to Nickleback all the time. I wanna know at what point they went from relevant to the band the everyone loves to hate.

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  3. Oh my goodness! Tony Orlando and Dawn! When I was a kid my mom has this song on a record of theirs (yes, I am old) and I was obsessed with it for a while. I also thought they were three people named Tony, Orlando, and Dawn. I felt sorry for the girl named Orlando since Dawn was such a perfect 1970's name. I was relieved when I found out I was mistaken but I still can't read the group name without putting the emphasis all wrong in my head.

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  4. John Cusack is the best! I don't know if I've seen Serendipity though. Billy Joel -- awesome. So awesome that I saw him in concert twice but it wasn't until we were at the 2nd concert that we realized it was the same tour - he just came back through on the tail-end as an encore or something. Still good though.

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  5. Oh I love the stories behind these songs, especially the Nickelback one! I wasn't ever really a fan but I think the hate they receive is kinda over the top. They are the same as about 10 other bands in that genre so why them? I don't get it. Anyway, fun post!

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  6. I think I was obsessed with that entire Brandy album and I definitely have that Nickelback song on a burned CD or two. I went through a huge country music phase, and while I still enjoy a lot of it, it's not something I ever think to listen to anymore, so it is weird how you just kind of forget about certain songs or bands sometimes.

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  7. first of all, we share the same obsession over p&p as you know, and i love that you listen to it all day at work. also serendipity is such a good classic movie. i love it!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. Oh Lord. Nickelback. I definitely liked them when they first came out, and basically since then... I can't handle it. ha. You do you. I have a P&P one too! :) And yes, my teenage self was always always always listening to something! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  9. Ummm Serendipity is the best ever. So is John Cusack. Him holding a boom box over his head outside my window circa Say Anything is still my dream. Ha! Billy Joel sang The Longest Time when we saw him a couple years ago, and it was amazing. I love taking walks down music memory lane!

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  10. Oh Kris you're taking me down memory lane with some of these. Billy Joel, Brandy, Nickleback... why'd I feel all nostalgic for me teens haha

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  11. I go down the rabbit hole of Spotify too and it's fun to see old songs you forgot. Err ... mine are a lot more pop princess-y and boy band-ish but still ... fond memories! As yes, To Have You Ever. Total sing into your hairbrush song that I will now need to add it to my my playlist. But my favorite Brandy song is The Boy Is Mine with Monica. It's possible that song is already on my playlist. And played regularly!

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  12. Girl you had me at Nickelback! I'll never understand all the hate for them, I love their music and they were amazing live!
    Green Fashionista

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  13. I remember 28 Days! I loved3 Doors Down, Vertical Horizon, Puddle of Mud and all of them. All of my songs on Spotify are from like late 90's early 2000's. And I definitely have a few Brandy songs on there too!

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  14. I won't make fun of the Nickelback phase because I went through it, too, though I'll never admit it beyond this comment ;)
    I feel like we probably have pretty similar taste as far as alternative music goes. Ha. I love Sugarcult. The band Sick Puppies (which I think is Australian) is one of my favs, too.

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  15. HOORAY FOR BILLY JOEL!!! I love him so much.

    I second Audrey on Sugarcult and Sick Puppies! I still listen to them.

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  16. That's one of the reasons why I love the 80's 90's and early 00's stations on Satellite radio, it gives me a chance to relive my teen years and all of the songs that I was obsessed with! And yes, I was totally obsessed with Nickelback for the first two albums too! The songs were so good and so addictive!

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  17. I love this post so much. I am the same way with music - such variety that it makes zero sense.
    I am now singing Brandy's song... makes me think of a time where heart ache was so real.
    I dont know why Nickelback gets such a harsh gig thrown at them.

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  18. I've never heard of 28 Days! I'll have to look them up..I'm interested in what Australian pop sounds like. Dan is the biggest Billy Joel fan and got me into his music as well. He has some good stuff :)

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  19. I'm not a Nickelback fan in general but oh my god do I love Far Away!

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  20. love the brandy and billy joel, throwbacks!!

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  21. Such an awesome mix of songs! I haven’t listened to Have You Ever In SO long... and Impulse spray?! Total childhood memories haha.

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  22. Brandy!! Yes!!!! And I think everyone secretly loved Nickelback, because they were so awesome. Vertical Horizon was also one of my faves!

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  23. Serendipity is in my top 5 favorite movies. It's the best. I even had a car once named Serendipity. But it was named before the movie came out. And i called her Sera. Ok. i'll shut up now.

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  24. Okay, to be fair, I loved Nickelback for a hot minute there, too haha no judgement from me! Also, I was a HUGE Vertical Horizon fan, as well as Backstreet Boys. I never really liked Brandy though haha does that make me weird?

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  25. I love the 2005 P&P soundtrack! Billy Joel is great, too :)

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  26. Your obsession list from 10 years ago is mine from 10 years ago, too! I don't really do Spotify much (I don't know why, it just never clicked for me) but I just added a bunch of Pink Floyd to a playlist and am loving it. Oh and Sia. I have varied music tastes :)

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  27. Oh my gosh these are amazing. I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't have a Spotify account. I need to change that.

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  28. I love pop music and everyone makes fun of me for it. But I don't care. I use to listen to that brandy song over and over again!! I don't have a spotify account and I have no idea why I don't. I just listen to my iTunes all the time.

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  29. OMG, Brandi! Haha, such a throwback. I used to listen to No Scrubs religiously to remind myself I didn't need...well, no scrub. LOL. What a cool girl I used to be.

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  30. I’m still back in 2010 with Pandora, ha! Maybe I will finally get on the Spotify trend this year!

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  31. I love this post so much! The Longest Time was one of my grandma's favorites and it just brought back a flood of memories. I totally forgot about that Brandy song. Haha! I've never heard Saturday Night at the Movies either! But I do like what I've heard of The Drifters.

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