Monday, 17 November 2008

mix cd.

Alan posted a blog the other day entitled "Songs To Change Your Life To".

It's basically a list of songs which have strong memories attached to them. Songs which have meant a lot to you, for one reason or another.

I thought it was a cool idea to come up with a mix cd like this, so i've been working on my list. Below is the list with notes explaining why each song has been included.

1. I saw it on your keyboard - hellogoodbye
In the first proper relationship I ever had, we named this song "our song". It's one of the most played songs of all time on my itunes. Hellogoodbye never cease to cheer me up when I'm down.

2. Revenge on the radio - Danger is my middle name
The fiveawesomeguys theme tune. Whenever I hear this song, I think of Alan, Charlie, Alex and Todd, and how awesome they all truly are. Whenever I'm on my way to see Alex and Charlie, I listen to this song, and I get excited about seeing them again :D

3. Hide & Seek - Imogen Heap
I remember talking to my friends Kelly and Nicolle about the topic of death once. I've always thought that I'd like this song to be played at my funeral. Not so much for the lyrics of the song, I just like the way it sounds, and think it would be fitting to be played at a funeral.

4. Don't Leave Me - Blink 182
Blink 182 were one of the first rock bands I think I ever listened to. I remember playing the album this song is taken from on my portable CD player when I'd walk from my house, to my friend Kelly's house when I was about 15. (We didn't have mp3 players back in those days xD)

5. Oh shooting star! - Nice Guys Finish First
This is my "feel-good" song. It invariably makes me get up off my chair and dance around my room like a complete idiot. Russell (of NGFF) writes the cutest lyrics EVER. They always make me smile. He wrote a song called "If it wasn't for the distance"; the lyrics of which always make me think of Liane Graham.

6. Just a day - Feeder
My first holiday without my family was when I went to Menorca with 5 of my friends from school when I was 17. It was an amazing vacation. This was the anthem to that holiday.

7. Fat Lip - Sum 41
I used to listen to Sum 41 a lot when I was an angsty teenager.

8. Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
The Black Parade album helped get me through a really tough time in my life. I've listened to this song more than 500 times. I'll never get tired of hearing it. It is epic.

9. Sugar, We're Goin' Down - Fall Out Boy
In my first year of uni, I remember being in our student union nightclub with one of my best friends called Sarah. We were jumping up and down on the dance floor singing our hearts out to this song. Happy memories.

10. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
This song gave me goosebumps the first time i heard it. I've drunkenly sang along to this song countless times on the dance floor with my friends too.

11. St Jimmy - Green Day
When I moved away from home for the very first time, I bought American Idiot a couple of days after moving in to my new flat. It kept me company when I felt scared and alone.

12. Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World
I've never been a big fan of Brookers but I loved this video that she posted on her Quiet Riot account. Turn up your volume, and FREAK THE EFF OUT to this song.

13. Snaps are the new claps - Bad News Bears
Another "feel-good" song of mine. I listen to this when I need to cheer up. It makes me want to dance.

14. Reflections - Handshakes and Highfives
A song I found in early 2008 when I was going through a really bad time in my life. This song helped drown out all the shit that was going on around me. I'd listen to it, and forget everything else existed.

15. Twin Chevron remix - Sabrepulse
Yet another "feel-good" song.

16. I will follow you into the dark - Death Cab For Cutie
..because a mix cd wouldn't be a mix cd without Death Cab.

there are enough links in this blog post to keep you occupied for an eternity.. I apologise for that :P


Anonymous said...

I have to admit, this is pretty awesome. Kinda mainstream for my tastes, but still awesome!

Luke Beaumont's Design for Digital Media Blog said...

I think you should use the website

to make the mix tape a reality!

Just a thought

Lauren Williams said...

Death Cab is mixed tape gold, tis true. I Will Follow You Into The Dark is the mood music of my right now.

euphonious said...

Seriously, Number 16 makes me love you.

For the song and the reason.

And this mix is awesome - coming from someone who makes everyone she knows a mixtape. :]

Meg said...

Bah!!! Hide and Seek, Hellogoodbye, and death cab all on one cd! Can't get much better then that!

Rukkel said...

that's pretty epic right there

InaudibleMelodies said...

Definitely a good choice for a Hellogoodbye song, I'm not gonna lie, the top five songs on my most played are all Hellogoodbye songs... I'm not addicted, I don't know what you're talking about....?

Darci said...

a lot of stuff I've heard, a few I haven't, but reading the blurbs about everything, and why you listened to them made me feel so much more happier. Sounds cheesy, but I feel closer to you guys! And yes, the song from hellogoodbye is just AMAZING!

Sammy G. said...

look johnny i made my hair to look like you!!
and even my face too! lol

Nessa said...

welcome to the black parade was the song that made me fall in love with my chem. if i made a mix cd, that would deffinatly be on there.
as for the rest of the songs, i think they're pretty awsome and some of them i'll have to listen to, but i'm sure they're good.

Alan said...

Love it Johnny! Great mix and wonderful annotations about each song. <3

MikisthatChick said...

omg Johnny, i totally agree with like, all those songs.
i just kept going down the list saying "Yes! Yes! and Yes!"
I saw it on your Keyboard is one of my top played songs as well, i love the line "i didnt mean to scare you, you just seemed really nice"
so cute.
actually, i think i downloaded thier cd after i was on stickam with you a long while back, and you said you liked the band so i checked them out.
Two Weeks In Hawaii has to be my favorite though :D

and Mr. Brightside gives me goosebumps too :D

DangerousQ said...

sabrepulse = pure awesome

Mary said...

mr. brightside and i'll follow you into the dark are in my top 5 songs ever.

the other songs are good as well, but nothing can top a dcfc or killers song :)

Kate said...

<3 Death Cab for Cutie.

Check out Guster, too. They're awesome. Especially "One Man Wrecking Machine."

And you forgot The Academy Is...!

David said...

funny how just the sound of a song can mean so much to you. I love Hide & Seek, but I'm not into crop-circles on the carpet.
Just a comment hehe

Tikra said...

9-11 and 16. I love Death Cab and thats like my favourite song!!!