So another Thursday came and went and I found myself paying more attention to the random songs that were playing on my mp3 player again. I don’t know what it is about Thursdays, perhaps for some reason I need something to distract me on Thursday mornings. I used to think that Wednesdays were the worst out of the week, but I’m starting to think that Thursdays really suck the most. It’s so close to the weekend, but still…it’s not yet Friday. On Thursday, I know that there’s still one more day of the week before I can sleep in.
So here are the 25 random songs that greeted me on this previous Thursday morning:
1. Tubthumping – Chumbawamba: I know that this song is pretty freaking stupid but I love it. It’s got the dumbest lyrics and I still dance to it every time.
2. She Bangs – Ricky Martin: Yes, that’s right. I have Ricky Martin on my mp3 player…but just that one song. I don’t know how it snuck into my “I like it” list of songs, but it did. Ryan, if you’re reading this, I totally blame you.
3. Independent Woman – Destiny’s Child: I wasn’t a huge fan of Destiny’s Child, but I love movies where chicks kick ass. As corny as it was, I loved Charlie’s Angels. They kicked everyone’s asses in that movie and it was awesome. Also, Bill Murray is awesome in everything.
4. Eye – Smashing Pumpkins: Lost Highway was a screwed up movie. I mean, completely messed up. I was totally sober when I watched that movie and I didn’t understand a single thing that was happening for the entire film. However, this song was on the soundtrack and it’s freaking awesome. I love Smashing Pumpkins from back in the day.
5. Changes – Butterfly Boucher ft. David Bowie: The Shrek soundtracks (at least for the first two movies) were freaking awesome. They had so many great songs and I love this one. Bowie rocks…he’s had my fan devotion since I was 11 years old and saw The Labyrinth at a friend’s birthday party.
6. Happiness and the First – Our Lady Peace: I LOVE Our Lady Peace. They have been my favourite band since high school and the only band for which I have purchased every album and gone to every concert that came to my area. They totally rock and I will probably hit every other concert they play anywhere near here.
7. Lithium – Nirvana: I do have to admit that I wasn’t really a huge fan of Nirvana until I met the boyfriend. He’s a total fan boy and he got me into them. It was like a homework assignment; I had to take CD’s to work and listen to them while I was there and I do really enjoy a lot of their music now.
8. Bleed It Out – Linkin Park: I will admit to a wee bit of a crush on Chester Bennington and I love Linkin Park’s style. If any musical group ever got the combination of rock/hip hop type genres right, it was this band.
9. Through With You – Maroon 5: This one is a repeat off last week’s playlist. I really like Maroon 5.
10. The First Cut is the Deepest – Sheryl Crow: I’m actually rather proud that this is the closest thing to an emo song that I have on my mp3 player.
11. Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison: Yeah, sometimes I like the old school 80’s ballads. I think this is my mother’s influence (though not specific to this song/band I’m sure). She usually had me rocking out to Bon Jovi and I picked up some others along the way.
12. Should I Stay or Should I Go Now – The Clash: I am not really a huge fan of The Clash, but I definitely respect how awesome this song is.
13. Cupid’s Chokehold – Gym Class Heroes: Honestly, this song isn’t that great. I think my cousin had it on her mp3 player when we went to Florida and I heard it a few times and it grew on me. It has since grown away from me and I’ve simply failed to remove it from my own mp3 player.
14. Angel – Sarah McLachlan: This is one that will always bring back memories of my Grandfather. My cousins sang it at his funeral and even though it makes me sad to hear it every time, I can’t bring myself to take it off the player.
15. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell ft. Michael Jackson: This is a very odd song. The chorus rocks (because MJ sings it) but the rest of it is just so weird. But it’s Michael Jackson…so it’s still awesome.
16. XO – Fallout Boy: First of all, this band named themselves after a fictional superhero sidekick from The Simpsons, so right away, they get awesome credit for that. For another thing, until Ashlee Simpson went all Yoko on the band, they were a fun bunch to listen to and their videos were intriguing most of the time. I miss them and it makes me a sad panda.
17. Heartbreak Warfare – John Mayer: That’s right…a John Mayer song reached the list. I don’t know how and I don’t know why…it simply made it in.
18. For a Change – Neal McCoy: I picked up a compilation of country music way back in the day while I was at The Beat Goes On (totally great used CD/DVD/video game store where I never fail to find things at great prices). It looked alright so I picked it up. This was on it…end of explanation.
19. No Fear – Terry Clark: She’s marvelous and she’s Canadian. I love her music, it’s some of the best country music out there.
20. Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind: I love that this song is about meth use and they used it in the sound track for The Tigger Movie. It just makes me smile.
21. November Rain – Guns and Roses: This one is all compliments of my Dad. Mom contributed a lot to my musical tastes over the years, but my tastes for heavier stuff (and oddly enough, ABBA) came from my Dad. Thanks, Dad.
22. Santa Monica – Theory of a Deadman: The boyfriend will be glad to know that, so far, no Nickelback has made it onto the random playlists for the world to see that his girlfriend actually likes them. However, he’ll probably think that this is close enough.
23. I Don’t Want to Wait – Paula Cole: Hey, I’m of the age that Dawson’s Creek was the sh*t back in the day. (I always rooted for Joey and Pacey)
24. Paradise by the Dashboard Light – Meat Loaf: All I can say is, I’m a huge fan of the Loaf. I love it…this was another contribution from my mother. I killed her Bat out of Hell tape and bought it for myself on CD a few years later. I loved him in The Rocky Horror Picture Show for his one scene as Eddie and he was great as Bob in Fight Club. Everytime one of his songs plays on my radio in the car, the boyfriend says it sounds like they’re from a musical. My answer every time is that I would totally go see that musical, buy the DVD should they film it and also pick up the soundtrack. A message to Meat Loaf…do it up Mama Mia! style and I’m there!
25. Alberta Bound – Paul Brandt: rounding things off with a great little Canadian number in the country genre. Love this song, I always have to sing along at the top of my lungs in the car. Though I do have to admit, I’ve never actually been Alberta bound. I generally stay around the Southwestern area of Ontario. I’m not really one for traveling.