Saturday, 14 January 2017

SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE





The other day i was watching Youtuber Lucy Moon's recent video called Soundtrack to my life. Apparently it is a tag on Youtube and i thought considering i make a lot of playlists it would be cool to do for my blog.

Lets start!

Warning: I found it impossible to pick just one song per question so this is going to be slightly long.

1. What song do you listen to when you are sad?

My first song is Fade Into You by Mazzy Star. I love her as an artist and find her music just beautiful and touching. There is something about this song in particular that is heartbreakingly romantic.
Secondly, The Shining by Badly Drawn Boy. I used to listen to this song a lot when i was in my teens and was going through a hard time. I still find myself putting it on when I'm feeling low and just want to be alone.
Next, Svefn-g-englar by Sigar Ros. I pretty much listen to most Sigar Ros albums when i am feeling sad but i just love this track. I have actually had the pleasure of seeing Sigur Ros live and can say it was such an experience.
Lastly, Still by Bombay Bicycle Club. This one is great for getting the tears out.


2. What song do you listen to when you are happy?

One that i absolutely love singing/talking along to is Parklife by Blur. I just cannot help but laugh my way through this song.
Next, Sloop John B by The Beach Boys. This is one of my top three Beach Boys songs and it always puts a smile on my face.
Thirdly, Too Hot To Stop by The Bar-Kays. I am a massive fan of funk but this song in particular puts me in such a good/fun mood. If you have seen Superbad then you might know that it is the track they play at the beginning with Jonah Hill and Michael Cera dancing to it.
Lastly, Tutti Futti by New Order. Music Complete was one of my favourite albums to have been realised last year. This is such a perfect all round happy song that can be played in a club, bar, house party or just jamming alone to it in your room.


3. Song to be played at your wedding?

Firstly let me say there are four songs because clearly i have never thought about this before (heavy sarcasm).
Starting off with When U Love Somebody by Fruit Bats.
Secondly, Festival by Sigur Ros. Take note that around 4.40 of the track is when i would like to start walking down the aisle.
Thirdly, the first dance song being Just Like Heaven by The Cure.
Lastly, one of my favourite songs God Only Knows by The Beach Boys. Just because every word is beautiful.


4. Song you dance around your house to?

Believe it or not, i dance around my flat by myself a lot.
Da Doo Ron Ron by The Crystals. I mean how can you not?
Pulp Fiction is up there as one of my favourite films, so if i ever play You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry i just have to recreate the famous dance scene.
Again, Dirty Dancing is one of my favourite films and Do You Love Me by The Contours is great to shake your tail feather to.
Lastly, one that might not be that widely known Jaan Pehechan Ho by MohammedRafi. I came across this song whilst watching Ghost Town, but the track originally comes from the film Gumnaan.


5. Song you currently listen to on your headphones whilst out?

I usually listen to the most recent playlist i have made whilst i am out. So a few tracks i am currently listen to are, Talk to Me by Run The Jewels, Here Comes My Baby by Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Heroes And Villains by The Beach Boys.



6. Song you listen to when angry? 

When i am seriously pissed it has to be Killing In The Name by Rage The Machine.
When i have a bad attitude it is I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) by The Dead Weather.
When i want to reek havoc Blue Orchid by The White Stripes.


7.  Song you loose your shit to when it comes on at a party?

Easy. California Love by 2Pac, Heart of Glass by Blondie and I See You Baby (Fat Boy Slim) by Groove Armada and Gram'ma Funk. Just fucking good songs.


8. Song you want to see live?

I have wanted to see Radiohead live for so long so defiantly my favourite song of theirs Karma Police.  Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones would be amazing. Lastly, Fools Gold by The Stone Roses. 


9. Song you would sing at karaoke?

My go to gal would have to be Nancy Sinatra. So either These Boots Are Made For Walkin' or Sugar Town.


10. Song you listen to at the gym?

Songs that get me pumped and have a good beat to work out to are 212 (ft. Lazy Jay) by Azalea Banks, Don't Call Me Baby by Madison Avenue and Gold Dust by DJ Fresh.


11. Song that has the most memories?

There are just so many!! Firstly, Empire Ants (ft. Little Dragon) by Gorillaz because Tom (my boyfriend) always used to play it around the time when i was falling in love with him (Aww soppy).
re:stacks by Bon Iver just was my early teenage years. Hysteric by Yeah Yeah Yeahs my favourite track off of the first album i ever brought with my own money. Taper Jean Girl by Kings of Leon captures so many times i used to drive around with friends and my sister.


12. Song that makes you cry? 

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. Literally cannot listen to it without balling my eyes out.


13. Guilty pleasure song?

Anything Wham! but my favourites in particular are Club Tropicana and Freedom. Daddy Cool by Boney M because it makes me feel cool just listening to it. Lastly, Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) by Billy Joel, i don't know why i just love it.


14. Favourite song from a musical?

Now i don't really do musicals but i do love the film Grease, so it has to be Grease by Frankie Valli.


15. Song you hate?

I could not stand this song when it came out and was really popular, which was a really unpopular opinion to have. Sorry to say if you are a fan of his but i cannot stand Ed Sheeran particularly his song The A Team.  If it comes on anywhere i literally cringe and want to rip off my ears.


16. Favourite song?

Again, way to hard to choose just one. So i will give you some of my top ones.

Sadly Purple Rain by Prince is not on Spotify so i have substituted it with his song Stare but Purple Rain is one i love and i was really really sad when he died.
The Ballad of John and Yoko by The Beatles.
Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones.
England by The National.
Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks.


And that is it! There you have the soundtrack to my life.

I would love to know your answer to any of the questions so please feel free to comment or tweet me.

Enjoy!



ALEX



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