I love music. LOVE MUSIC. Any type of music usually. I have over 2400 songs on my iPhone alone. And much, much, much more on my computer. I'm out of room on my hard drive, but I don't care. I love it.
I love it because it has the ability to make the listener feel something with sound alone. There doesn't even have to be lyrics and it can pump you up and send you bouncing around the room dancing or it can make you want to cry or it can make you feel inspired. It amazes me what people can do sometimes. If I tried to play an instrument or sing I'd sound like a cat getting it's tail run over by a tricycle. I can't even read music, so I'm extremely impressed by people who can hear sounds and put them together into something so beautiful. I like a mix of everything and my music is pretty eclectic. Pretty much, if it's got a beat, I'll listen. So I thought maybe some of you might share my
I believe music and reading go hand in hand. Different music has inspired endless ideas in authors and readers alike. And I'd love to share some of the music in my collection and maybe introduce someone to a song they might not have heard before or maybe even prompt an idea in someone. So every Saturday I'll share a song randomly played on shuffle from my iTunes collection.
If anyone would like to share links to songs they've discovered I'd love to listen. Discovering new music is like crack to me, so feel free to suggests songs or artists in the comments or join in and post some videos or playlists on your blog on and leave me a link! I'd love to check it out :)
Since this is my first Shuffle Saturday post I'm not going to post just one song but an entire playlist. Each summer for the past four years I've made a Summer Playlist consisting of songs that just fit my mood that summer. Sometimes they're popular songs, sometimes they're just songs I've heard and thought would be relaxing while hanging out by the pool. Usually my Summer Playlist's are about 50 to 80 songs long, so you're about to get whacked over the head with a bunch songs. So, sorry about that! Anyway, here's my Summer 2012 Playlist:
(these songs are in no particular order)
1. Rainbow by Jessie J
2. Black Magic by The Magic Wands
- I downloaded this song when it was the Single of the Week on iTunes and fell in love with it, then later heard it on an episode of Gossip Girl. Now when I hear it I always picture Bart Bass... :P
3. Honestly by Hot Chelle Rae
4. Dreamer by Elizaveta
5. Someone Else by The Working Title
6. Radio by Hot Chelle Rae
7. Not Your Birthday by Allstar Weekend
8. Summer Fling, Don't Mean a Thing by New Found Glory
9. You Wish by Nightmares on Wax
10. You by The Pretty Reckless
11. Is Your Love Big Enough? by Lianne La Havas
12. Echos by One Direction (US)
- This song is by the US band One Direction. They might not be as popular as the UK One Direction, but this song is really beautiful and pretty catchy!
13. The Only One by Hot Chelle Rae
- Yeah. There's a lot of Hot Chelle Rae on this list. I think I ended up adding, like, half their album :)
14. Murderers by John Frusciante
15. Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift
16. One Thing by One Direction (UK)
- Yup. It's the UK One Direction this time. I couldn't help it. Their songs are catchy!
18. Empty by Ray La Montagne
19. Boys In The Summer by Jessie James
20. We Come Running by Youngblood Hawke
21. My Medicine by The Pretty Reckless
22. Time To Go by The Saint Alvia Cartel
23. Fire By Night by Josh Garrels
24. Run-Run-Run by Natasha Bedingfield
25. Move Along by Gasoline Heart
26. Heartbeat by JJAMZ
27. Inevitable by Bascom Hill
28. Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg
29. Me Gustas Tanto (3BallMTY Remix) by Paulina Rubio
- This was a freebie on iTunes and it was just so catchy (I like catchy music, if you haven't noticed :) that I had to add it to the list, even though I don't speak a word of Spanish.
30. Loser of the Year by Simple Plan
- I used to LOVE Simple Plan but hadn't listened to them in a while until I heard this song. Which, incidentally, was written by Claude Kelley, one of my favorite songwriters ever.
31. All I Need by AWOLNATION
- Discovered this song while watching Common Law on TBS. This band is awesome and you should totally check out the whole album.
32. Fine By Me by Andy Grammer
33. All Over Now by Eric Hutchinson
34. Ray Bands by B.o.B.
35. Drive By by Train
36. You Suck at Love by Simple Plan
37. Falta de Ar by Ceu
38. Time by Cute Is What We Aim For
39. Nighttiming by Coconut Records
40. Punching In A Dream by The Naked and Famous
41. Who's Got Your Money by Tina Parol
43. Sinkin' Annie, Down, Down, Down, Down by The Republic Tigers
44. Lights by Ellie Goulding
45. Young Blood by The Naked and Famous
46. What Makes You Beautiful by Boyce Avenue
- This cover of What Makes You Beautiful takes a bouncy pop song and makes it just so incredibly beautiful. If you haven't already, be prepared to download, like, every Boyce Avenue cover after listening to this.
47. My Only Swerving by El Ten Eleven
48. Halloween Mask by Electric Owls
49. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
- This song could possibly be overplayed... but it's still fun to sing along to :)
50. A Drop In The Ocean by Ron Pope
51. Back to Back by The Ready Set
52. Good Time by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
53. Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye
54. Alright by Pitbull
- I have an odd obsession with Pitbull. I'm actually surprised that this is the only Pitbull song on this list.
55. Shock by Ana Tijoux
- Again, I don't speak Spanish so I have no idea what this chick's talking about, but I love the way it sounds!
56. Downtown Girl by Hot Chelle Rae
57. Let Go by SafetySuit
58. What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction (UK)
- I like the bouncy poppy version too!
59. I Summon You by Spoon
60. Why Don't You Love Me by Hot Chelle Rae
- Hot Chelle Rae is one of the only bands that I like their slow songs more than their fast songs.
61. Girls Freak Me Out by The Summer Set
62. Second Chance by Shinedown
63. Emmy Lou by First Aid Kit
64. Walls by Manic Drive
65. Payphone by Maroon 5
66. Say You Like Me by We The Kings
67. Ours by Taylor Swift
68. Take a Walk (The M Machine Remix) by Passion PitSo that was basically the soundtrack to my summer. Listen to a few songs if you'd like. I tried to find as many songs as possible and made a playlist that you can check out below!
- This. Band. If you haven't heard them before listen to their song Moth's Wings. Just wow. Plus it will always, always remind me of Conrad Fisher <3