New Tune Tuesday

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Today I’m going to start New Tune Tuesdays where I will feature a new-to-me song and write a little bit about it.

Today’s song is “Our Song” by Matchbox Twenty.

My mom introduced this song to me and I can’t stop listening. It’s catchy, meaningful, and the lyrics are great. I have listened to this too many times to mention and I was reminded by my husband that this is not a new song. I don’t know how I managed to miss this one until now. Either way, I’m glad it has been brought into my music library and I’m going to do that sad thing people do and listen to it on repeat until I’m sick of it… Hopefully that doesn’t happen 🙂

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Turning a New Page

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Now that my “25 Songs in 25 Days” is over, I have been thinking about what I want to turn this blog into. I want to continue writing about music but I also would like to turn it into a place for my day to day adventures as well. I will make sure to write posts 3 to 4 times a week with either stories, pictures, or music. I might even do a special Tuesday post every week featuring a song that I have recently discovered!

If anyone has any suggestions or ideas don’t hesitate to drop a comment my way!

Day 25: A song you could listen to all day without getting tired of.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

This song is a classic in my iTunes library. Without a doubt this song is played at every party I go to (and that’s not just because 9 times out of 10 I’m the one controlling the music). It is a favorite among ALL my friends (yes including my preschool friends; I once spent an entire summer playing this during preschool summer camp and learned how to “shuffle” from a then 6 year old). My best friend’s boyfriend created a dance to this song and sure enough, at my wedding, this was the first song played (after our first dance) and all my college friends gathered around and performed the dance together in front of all my family members and other friends. It was quite hilarious as nobody else knew what was going on, but we didn’t let that stop us.

As the lyrics say… We just wanna see you shake that 🙂

Day 24: A song that you have danced to with your best friend.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

This song brings back memories to Summer 2012, with one of my best friends in her backyard swimming in her pool, making s’mores by her campfire, driving around in the car, sneaking trips to Target, and staying out very late geocaching and playing on playgrounds all around Howard County. I even remember when she came to Pennsylvania with me for my cousin’s birthday party  that summer and we went to the playground in my grandmother’s neighborhood and fooled around like two little kids.

I am so thankful to have this girl in my life. My family has been friends with her family since she was like 6 months old. You’d never be able to tell she is 5 years younger than me, and some people at our church actually think her last name is the same as my parents’ last name. She is my sister even if we aren’t actually related. This song reminds me of all the memories we have shared, good and bad, and reminds me that sometimes family doesn’t mean you share the same blood.

Day 23: A song that you cannot stand to listen to.

Monday, January 27th, 2014

This song absolutely drives me insane. I don’t get it. Why could something like this become such a popular song. It sounds so stupid!!!

Ok rant over. Needless to say, this was the easiest post ever.

Day 22: A song that someone has sung to you.

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Today’s post requires a throwback to this wonderful musical number. Way way back (many centuries ago;)) in 2006 I did The Music Man with my church’s theatre group and I was Marian. My at-the-time (but-now-very-much-my-ex) boyfriend was Harold Hill (of course he was) and we got to play these unlikely lovers together. I got to pretend to be the strict librarian while he danced around and sung this song to me. This is one of my favorite dance numbers in the show, and this show is forever one of my favorites. 🙂

Day 21: Your favorite song.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

This is just one of my favorite songs… I don’t think I could ever come up with a singular favorite song. I live and breathe music too much for there to be only one. This song is also one of those songs that remind me of my best friend, she introduced me to The Cab and she is one of the few who rocks out to this song with me.

This is a good one to play when you need a song to boost your spirits, or to blast with the windows down on a perfect weather day.

Day 20: The last song alphabetically in your iTunes.

Friday, January 24th, 2014

This was the song on every party playlist I made for months after this song came out. It is definitely one of my favorite, it has a really catchy tune and a nice bass. It’s cheesy, yes, but still enjoyable 🙂

Day 19: The first song alphabetically in your iTunes.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

This song is one of my favorite old school songs. I used to rock out to this with this guy I grew up with in his red Mustang whenever we would hang out over the summers during high school. Whenever I go on my iTunes and play old songs, this is the first one I put in my playlists, to remind me of old times and good memories.

Day 18: A song that you love but rarely listen to.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

This song is one that I have always loved. Back during senior year of high school, my friend Christine and I used to hide in the back of the theatre and listen to this song over and over. I often forget about this song, but from time to time it shows back up on my iPod whenever I shuffle my entire music library, and I’m immediately brought back to high school.