Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Spotify: recently added vol. 2

Like I mentioned last time, I have 2 spotify playlists - one is my 'P&P' playlist which started off with the soundtrack from the 2005 version and now has a bunch of instrumental songs. I love listening to it during the week (Mon-Thurs) or when I want music in the background without words to distract me. My other playlist is my 'Fun' playlist which is for Fridays, the gym, driving etc. It currently has 980 songs, and it's quite a variety. I love coming across new songs and re-discovering old songs.

Here's a few I've added recently:

Work Song - Hozier y'all, I am hardcore obsessed with this song and I don't even know why. How did I discover it? One of my favourite authors, Kristen Ashley, mentions a lot of songs in her books. I normally know them, or if I don't, I check them out and move on. This one though, I listened to it, thought eh whatever, didn't exactly love the book and the song didn't speak to me. But then it was in my head and I listened to it again.. and again.. and again. Last Friday, I listened to this on repeat all day and that is zero exaggeration. I'm sure I'll get sick of it soon but there's just something about it I love.
When my time comes around
Lay me gently in the cold dark earth
No grave can hold my body down
I'll crawl home to her

Theme from Rawhide & Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - from The Blues Brothers - 'nuff said, yeah?

(Marie's the Name of) His Latest Flame & Viva Las Vegas - Elvis - I had a bunch of Elvis songs on my playlist already but somehow I was missing these two! Viva Las Vegas is one of my 'guilty pleasure' movies, as in it's absolutely awful and I've seen it about 75 times and know the entire soundtrack off by heart.

How Much Is That Doggie in the Window - Patti Page - yes but how much is the freaking dog you guys. I've been asking that question my entire life. Also, I think it's funny that this is in a video game, one I know KC has played.

The Weakness In Me - Joan Armatrading - I remember this song from the 10 Things I Hate About You movie. I suck with remembering quotes from TV shows or movies and I'm always slightly amazed when people pull one or several out from a movie they saw 5 years ago. I can't even quote P&P or Beauty & the Beast and I've seen them hundreds of times (I can quote when they are on, like talk along with them, but not from memory). But I can tell you exactly what movie/TV show/TV commercial I heard a certain song in, even if it was years ago. I associate a lot of songs with movies or the like. I don't know why.

Love Really Hurts Without You & Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car - Billy Ocean - someone at work said something about get out of my car and I was like, like the song! and then obsessively listened to these two songs for 2 weeks.

That's Freedom - John Farnham & Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel - let me tell you how much I hated everything Australian when I lived there, now all of a sudden I'm like go Australia and the other day I added so many Australian artists and songs so I could cry at work (it was a good day...).

I even added Waltzing Matilda you guys. It was a homesick kind of day. Thank goodness I still call Australia home isn't on Spotify, otherwise I'd be listening and crying every day. As it is, I occasionally listen to My Island Home (Christine Anu's version) and the first part goes

Six years I've lived in the city 
And every night I dream of the sea 
They say home is where you find it 
Will this place ever satisfy me 

and I find it fitting I re-discovered it just after my 6 year expat-iversary.

And okay, I'm done now. Do you know any of these songs?


  1. I love love love your eclectic mix of favs! I feel like my list is constantly evolving, and I'm somewhere between hardcore death metal/rap for running (like, what?!) and super sweet touching songs - like those from the 10TIHAU soundtrack haha I used to only buy soundtracks when CDs were a thing, by the way. OH...random aside - check out Ruelle. She's my new obsession. Listen to "The Other Side" :)

  2. I totally remember that song in 10 Things! I love it! And that Blues Brothers song!!!! My dad didn't watch many movies, but when he did...it was usually Blues Brothers or Eddie in the Cruisers. Both had amazing soundtracks!

  3. I love that 10 Things Song!! I really just loved the whole soundtrack - that one and Clueless I listened to a million times! I love how different your fun songs are - can never get bored!

  4. Oh the 10 things I hate about you soundtrack is like my junior year in high school wrapped up in an album! And I love hozier. And I should probably get a Spotify scout. ��

  5. How fun! I love playlists and listening to all sorts of random songs. I'm a big fan of Elvis - I grew up with his music and movies. :) I need to listen to that song by Hozier. I don't think I've listened to a lot his stuff.


  6. I love playlists. I'm probably the only person in the world left who does not have spotify. I have been listening to old Whitney Houston music. I just adore her and her voice.

  7. Such a wide variety of song! I'm giggling a little about the Australian songs, but I totally understand your homesickness feelings and remedying that sadness with songs! 980 songs is pretty dang impressive!

  8. Girl, you are all over the charts with song variety! (LOL! I can relate.)

    I'm familiar with one of the Billy Ocean songs (Get Outta My Dreams), Viva Las Vegas, How Much is That Doggie..., the songs from The Blues Brothers, and the song from 10 Things I Hate...

  9. I really like Hozier but haven't heard that song!!

  10. Such a fun mix! You had me at 10 Things I Hate About You and of course The King <3
    Green Fashionista

  11. I have listened to Work Song on repeat so many times. It's one of those songs I fall in love with and the lyrics wrap me up. Side story, I saw Hozier once at an outdoor concert series, and when he came on, I was mad that people were not hyped up. They were totally meandering around and I was so freaking excited. He seems like he'd be awesome in a small venue. I also have a random songs I like playlist (on Amazon) and I'll have to check out these other songs.

  12. So many good songs! I love that you added Waltzing Matilda 😂

    But My Island Home is one of my favourite songs - ever since I heard Christine Anu sing it at the Paralympic opening ceremony in Sydney!


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