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