Friday, January 23, 2015

SongsThat Changed My Life

This Fandom Friday post is brought to by the letter N, for (The) Nerdy Girlie, and the letter S for Super Space Chick. And by readers like you

This has got to be the toughest list! Seriously...
I'm trying, but seriously, Megan and I were texting about this, I've been going through songs since this topic was announced! I realize too, that, I'm not sure what the writer's intent with all of these songs are, only, what they mean to me (which I do a heinous job of explaining). But that's what is so awesome about music!

So, here's my narrowed list.
1). Basket Case by Green day
Basket Case by Green Day on Grooveshark
My number one song (which also has the only song that immediately popped into my head for today's prompt) is Green Day's Basket Case! I remember it being the first song I discovered on my own (i.e. not my parent's music) as a kid, and I am quite sure that's why they became my favorite band! It's my second favorite song of theirs (after this one).


2). True Believers by Bouncing Souls
 True Believers by The Bouncing Souls on Grooveshark
This song is such a great sing-a-long! I love still how it makes me feel inside! It makes my tummy warm and my heart flutter! IDK why, but it really does. It's a lot like love, this song (for me at least). This song is one of my favorite, mosh pit, put-your-arm-around-a-stranger-who-is-now-family songs!

3). Light My Candle from Rent
Light My Candle by Jonathan Larson on Grooveshark
This was the first song I ever heard The Tenor sing. He sang it in passing, and I knew the song from the movie version, of the AMAZING musical: Rent! I like him before, but, hearing him sing this: I was SMITTEN! (We also like to sing this together...cause we're dorks).

4). Linda, Linda by The Blue Hearts
Linda Linda by The Blue Hearts on Grooveshark
This was the first song I learned in Japanese! It's a great Punk rock song, by a legendary band! It's also the title inspiration for an adorable movie: Linda, Linda, Linda (which I originally only watched because of my love for the song, but, I totally own, and, recommend). Also, my brother and I sang this at Comic Con for a Japanese channel (?) while at SDCC! I LOVE this song!

5). Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths on Grooveshark
 I feel like I was really late on The Smiths. I wasn't a hater, but wasn't a liker of them in my adolescence. I did come to appreciate them in my mid-20's. Gosh, I wish I could explain this, but, I guess, I could just sum it up with: The Smiths...(please tell me that is sufficient lol).

BONUS TRACK! (you know me)
For Good from Wicked
For Good by Wicked on Grooveshark
It's a great song, and reminds me of all of my friends, and, life experiences. But, also, in 2009 I went with a group of girlfriends to see Wicked, and my BFF hit me on the knee and nodded at the stage meaning "us" The song makes me a bit teary-eyed thinking about it.(Also, Idina and Kristen are goddesses of song!)

What are your Fandom Friday songs? Leave me a link because, yes! I want to listen!!!

11 comments:

  1. Rent, Wicked and the Smiths! Great list

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  2. LOVE THIS!!! I know I just texted you this, but I must say it here TOO! "put-your-arm-around-a-stranger-who-is-now-family songs" perfect quote for how I feel at shows! I WISH i had someone to sing Light My Candle with and Another Day is my total jam...LOVE that song so hard! I'm not on The Smith's train yet and feel bad about it! I do love that song tho, so maybe it is my time for them now! xx

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    1. I feel like you'd appreciate them! They're classic!

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  3. Basket Case is such a good Green Day song! I used to love when it came on the radio. I *need* to check out the Smiths, already.. So many (modern) musicians that I'm into list them as influences, its like "duh Gaby.. Listen to them, already!" ;)

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  4. THE SMITHS! So funny because I don't know anybody who likes them, haha! That's one of my favorite songs of theirs. It almost made my list as well. :D

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  5. Oooo great list!! I need to add some of these to my play list!

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  6. :-*
    That's how I feel shows should be. Even if the band wasn't their best, or, there's tech difficulties, a crowd of new friends can really make a show bearable! And if the band is amazing, AND you make friends? Well, those are the best night's ever! :D

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  7. I can tell we would have been very good friends in High School, LOL!!!

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