Well, I did it all in one day. Thanks, Twindaddy, this was fun!
Day 1: A song from childhood
I Write the Songs by Barry Manilow. I remember waking up very early to the sound of this one from the kitchen.
Day 2: A song that reminds you of your most recent ex-boyfriend
It’s been awhile, but These are Days by Natalie Merchant always takes me back to the summer after high school.
Day 3: A song that reminds you of your parents
For my mom, it’s You are my Sunshine, which she used to sing to me when I was a kid. I don’t have any songs for my dad.
Day 4: A song that calms you down
Hallelujah. I like all the versions, but Pandora plays me Jeff Buckley the most often.
Day 5: A song that is often stuck in your head
For a while there it was Let it Go. I’m glad the kids finally let it go.
Day 6: A song that reminds you of a best friend
Walk Like an Egyptian. If you can name the friend, then you know me really well.
Day 7: A song that reminds you of the past summer
Counting Stars by One Republic, so awesome until the kids found out about it.
Day 8: A song that reminds you of your “first love”
Everything I Do by Bryan Adams. Accent heavily on the quotes. Listening makes me hang my head in shame.
Day 9: A song that makes you hopeful
Tripping Billies by Dave Matthews. Do I really need to explain?
Day 10: A song by your favorite band
I don’t have a favorite band. There are too many good ones.
Day 11: A song on the soundtrack of your favorite movie
Son of a Preacher Man. Go ahead, name my favorite movie.
Day 12: The last song you heard
Does a Bach concerto count?
Day 13: A song that reminds you of a former friend
That’s What Friends are For, Dionne Warwick. Back in the days when I used to be obsessed with radio dedications and before a best friend of mine died young.
Day 14: A song that reminds you of your husband
Faithfully by Journey
Day 15: A song you love to sing along to
Here Comes the Sun
Day 16: A song that has made you cry
Fire and Rain by James Taylor. Actually it makes me cry every time.
Day 17: A song that makes you want to dance
Short Skirt, Long Jacket by Cake
Day 18: A song that you love but rarely listen to
Jesus Don’t Want Me for a Sunbeam by Nirvana
Day 19: First song alphabetically on your iPod
ABC by the Jackson 5
Day 20: Last song alphabetically on your iPod
Numbers are coming up last, so I’ll give you 99 Luftballoons in German. There’s a Z in there somewhere.
Day 21: My favorite song
Lately, Pompeii by Bastille. But I have a long-term relationship with What a Good Boy by Barenaked Ladies.
Day 22: A song that someone has sung to you
Nightswimming by REM, 20 years ago at a duck pond in the rain.
Day 23: A song that you can’t stand to listen to
See day 22.
Day 24: A song that you have danced to with your best friend
In the Mood by Glenn Miller, first dance at my wedding.
Day 25: A song you could listen to all day without getting tired of.
Down to the River to Pray by Allison Krauss
Want to participate? The full list is at Melanie Jo Moore’s blog. Melanie, good luck rebuilding your playlist!