I was so excited to be tagged by the wonderful Cassie of http://www.zombiegoddessbeauty.com/ for the “Shuffle the Music Tag!” I love music, and currently have over 7,000 songs on my favorites playlist alone, so this should be interesting! I promise, they’re not all Disney songs!
- Thank the person that nominated you for this tag and link to their blog.
- Shuffle your entire music library (no matter how old the songs are) and talk about the first fifteen songs that come up (anything, like why they are there, if they signify something, any story, why you like them, etc.).
- Mention the songs as well as the artists.
- Tag 7 people or more to do this and please let them know!
I associate a lot with music, and often use certain songs as inspiration to write. I also tend to listen to “comfort food” songs, like Disney music, when I’m feeling down. I have everything on my iPod (I still have an iPod classic, I’m so old)- Broadway, instrumentals, rap, rock, alternative rock, pop, Disney songs, Disney channel songs- nothing is too out there for me!
- She’s So High (Tal Bachman)
This is a song I listened to a lot in middle and high school (it always seemed to be on the radio), but now I associate it with the movie She’s Out of My League. If you’ve never seen it, the film is about a “dorky, nice guy” played by Jay Baruchel who tries to win the heart of a beautiful woman (played by Alice Eve) who, well, is way out of his league (or so he is told). T.J. Miller and Krysten Ritter also play roles in the movie, so as you can imagine, it’s pretty funny.
Anyway, this song plays over a cute montage of the two leads going on romantic dates and falling in love, and the lyrics fit perfectly with the film. I always think of that scene when this song comes on.
- Embers (Owl City)
I’ve loved Owl City music ever since I heard “Vanilla Twilight” and “Fireflies.” This is a lesser-known song, but still has the same Electronica feel and a catchy chorus. I use this song a lot as inspiration while I’m writing, or just days when I need something to keep me going.
- My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Fall Out Boy)
I like a lot of Fall Out Boy songs, but I fell in love with this one when I heard it in an early Big Hero 6 preview. I always picture it playing over an action-movie sequence, and it has such a kick-ass feel to it.
- Hero (Regina Spektor)
I heard this song after watching one of my favorite movies, 500 Days of Summer. It’s a wonderful indie movie, and this song is heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time (if that makes sense). She sings, “I’m the hero of the story, don’t need to be saved,” yet also sings, repeatedly, “it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright…no one’s got it all…” Give it a listen, if you haven’t already.
- Life After You (Daughtry)
Both this song, and Daughtry, are really cheesy. But eh, I like it. It’s catchy and unremarkable. I downloaded it after hearing it on the radio. As my husband likes to say, “all Daughtry songs sound the same.”
- Sing/Eternal Flame (Pitch Perfect Soundtrack)
Dude, I love the Pitch Perfect soundtrack. Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow can sing. This is one of my least favorite songs on the album, but it always gets me in the mood to watch the movie- even more so now that I finished reading Anna Kendrick’s biography, Scrappy Little Nobody (which was SO good, by the way).
- El Dorado (Elton John- The Road to El Dorado Soundtrack)
The Road to El Dorado is one of my favorite non-Disney animated films. The score and soundtrack are awesome- I mean, come on, it’s Elton John! He did Lion King! How can it be bad? This song brings me back to my childhood, when I used to beg my mom to rent me the cassette tape (yes, I know) of the soundtrack to this movie at the library every time we went.
- It’s Time (Imagine Dragons)
This is the song that started my love affair with Imagine Dragons. True, I heard it during the trailer for Perks of Being a Wallflower, but I’ve been hooked on all Imagine Dragons songs ever since.
- Jake Enters His Avatar World (James Horner- Avatar Soundtrack)
I forgot that I even had the soundtrack to Avatar, but now I’m glad I do. It brings me back to Pandora: The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, and my favorite attraction, Flight of Passage. The music just transports you to a different world, and it is good writing music.
- All You Had to Do Was Stay (Taylor Swift)
My sister, Miranda, is the biggest Taylor Swift fan I know. She gave me the 1989 album, and I know she would be damn proud of me to know that a Taylor Swift song made my list (even if this one is not what I would have chosen- sorry!). This song brings back memories of my sister, and all the Taylor Swift concerts I brought her to.
- Once Upon a Dream (Emily Osment- Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Soundtrack)
This is an “okay” Disney Channel version of the original Sleeping Beauty song (sung by the lovely Mary Costa), but I downloaded it after hearing it on TV, and after buying the newest version of Sleeping Beauty on DVD.
- Finale (Fantasmic!- Walt Disney World Theme Park Music)
It may not be my favorite show in Disney World (Disneyland is another story), but I love the music of Fantasmic! The finale is the best- I can just picture the characters waving at you from the Steamboat Willie boat, and the fireworks getting set off by Sorcerer Mickey at the end. This song brings me straight back to Disney every time I hear it. Some imagination, huh?
- We Found Love (Rhianna feat. Calvin Harris)
A radio pop hit that I jam to every now and then. Oh god, did I just say “jam?”
- Ordinary Day (Vanessa Carlton)
My husband will never admit it to his friends, but Vanessa Carlton is one of his favorite singers, and this is one of his favorite songs. An oldie, but goodie! Brings me back to my high school days.
- Heroes (David Bowie)
A classic! I like that David Bowie popped up on my shuffle. It makes me seem cooler than I actually am.
I hope you all enjoyed- I’d love to hear what songs you come up with! I tag:
And anyone else who’d like to try this! Please post your links in the comments below if you decide to write a post!
Hugs and Fishes,