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The life and times of a girl named Swishy.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Music mania

OK, you talked me into it--we'll do a little CD giveaway. In honor of the just-about-over Valentine's Day, put your favorite funny/sweet/angry/whatever song about love in the comments, and I'll take some of yours and some of mine and put together a little mix. (I'll pick a winner from the comments at the end of the weekend.) A very, VERY random sampling of some of my favorites (in addition to some of the ones I listed the other day):

Glycerine, Bush. My friend Andrea and I always said that every time we were out on a Friday night and heard this song, it meant we were going to see hot guys (we called it, appropriately enough, the "hottie boy" song). And you know what? Every single time we did.

Just Like Heaven, The Cure. Is this not one of the most infectious songs ever? It ALWAYS makes me smile. Plus, I am a huge sucker for songs that talk about running off together: "And I promise you, I promise that I'll run away with you."

I Still Remember, Bloc Party. I mentioned this in the music post, but this is why I love it. You know how you can have a little moment with someone, but before you get up the nerve to do something about it, it's gone? Or you find out, years later, that someone totally liked you, and you're like, "Why didn't you just TELL me?!" That's what this song is about.

The Promise, When in Rome. This song came on the radio once when I was just starting to date someone and I was like, oh, my gosh, I AM TOTALLY IN A MOVIE RIGHT NOW! "I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say. I know they won't sound the way I planned them to be. But if you wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me, I promise you, I promise you I will."

Time, Chantal Kreviazuk, and London Rain, Heather Nova. I call these (and every other song by these two) my ABC Family movie songs. If you've seen any of those movies (especially the SUPER AWESOME Lucky Seven and This Time Around), you know exactly what I mean.

Love Me Still, Chaka Khan. Thank you, Party of Five soundtrack. This is such a pretty song.

Mystery, Indigo Girls. So many great lines. "I could go crazy on a night like tonight ... every thought's a possibility."

You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, The Beatles. Hasn't everyone felt like this sometimes?

Swing, Swing, All-American Rejects. A great, fun song about moving on after a breakup. I love it. (And I ADORE Dance Inside, also by them, about ... well, sex. Ha. Really, really good sex.)

Collide, Howie Day, and Cannonball, Damien Rice. I always think of these songs together because I listened to them incessantly while I was working on a project a few years ago. Collide's about the uncertainty of a new relationship; Cannonball's about not having it out of your system once it's over.

Statue, Low Millions. I don't listen to this song too, too often, but I have very fond memories of when I heard it the first time. It's kind of melancholy but uptempo at the same time.

Fall to Pieces, Avril Lavigne. When you don't want to break up, but you kinda know you're about to--this is the moment right before you do.

A Murder of One, Counting Crows. This might be my favorite song on that August and Everything After CD, which is saying a lot.

Must. Stop. Myself. Now! Happy Friday (and V Day), everyone!


At 8:35 AM, Blogger Amanda said...

I'll add one of my favorite angry and and one of my favorite gushy songs... "Shot Through the Heart" by Bon Jovi, and "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel. Who didn't want someone to stand on their car with a boom box playing that song for them?!? :)

At 9:30 AM, Blogger Monnik said...

My favorite song that pushes me to run faster and faster while I'm stuck on the dreadmill is Animals by Nickelback. Great song.

At 9:56 AM, Blogger Patti said...

Joe Cocker's rendition of "You Are So Beautiful" (played at our wedding 25 years ago...cause we rock!)

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Jules said...

You can take any of the ones from my "Bang" cd (see yesterday's post over at my place)... though I don't think you're going for the same theme! ;)
House of Jules

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Tanya said...

Iron & Wine's "Such Great Heights" was the first song my husband and I danced to at our wedding.

My girl power break-up song, I play for my friends is JoJo's Get out.

My current favorite song is Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek. My husband just heard it for the first time about a month ago and is still singing it. Throw in the SNL's "Dear Sister" skit and you have a great funny pretty song.

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Wow, a lot of these are my favs!! You have good taste in music!

At 12:29 PM, Blogger Vanessa said...

I love that song by All American Rejects. My heart is crushed by a former love, can you help me find a way to carry on again....

Anyway, one I really like is not super well known, but its on iTunes, etc. Its called I'm Sorry by Taylor Giacoma

At 12:47 PM, Blogger kim said...

glycerine transports me to the hot sex I had with the "I hate myself for loving you" boyfriend I had in my twenties.

how bout "kiss me" by six pence none the richer -- sweet sentimental little song.

one, thank you for your comment and the thoughts, love blogger friends for that -- it was truly comforting.
happiness wishes coming your way)))))))))))))

At 2:40 PM, Blogger Trish Ryan said...

Oh...I LOVE Mystery by the Indigo Girls...it's haunting!

And one of my favorite gushy songs is--don't judge!--Pieces of Me by Ashlee Simpson. When you forget all the drama around her and her family, the lyrics absolutely nail what most of us are looking for when it comes to love. (Okay, maybe not most of us. Maybe just me :) )

At 3:29 PM, Blogger Ambitious Blonde said...

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At 3:51 PM, Blogger Ambitious Blonde said...

"Naked as we Came" by Iron and Wine is a great "one of us ain't getting out of this alive" song.

"Turpentine" by Brandi Carlile puts "we've outgrown this relationship" to music quite beautifully.

I'm not a sad, bitter person normally. Really!

At 5:00 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

AAAHHH I love Lucky 7 and This Time Around (Okay so I love ABC Family Movies in general, sue me.) The ultra cheesy Hilary Duff – Metamorphosis also reminds me of the makeover movies, particularly Celeste in the City.

My songs to add:
Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows. Always puts me in a good mood.
Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson. Perfect 'rainy day and we are in love so who cares' song.

At 6:49 PM, Blogger mylhibug said...

The first song that came into my head while reading your little bloggy thing - I know I'm acting all immature now, sorry, is:

"There's a Barbarian in the Back of my Car" by the Voice of the Beehive. Way too funny, and it has a fun beat as well.

"Sex Me, Talk Me" by Berlin, another wild and crazy song that in my mind is really cool and fun to listen to. I thinkit's about a young lady picking up some dude at a bar, and being teased by him all night long, even up to the "... do you want to come inside? He flashed that smile and said no thanks, maybe another time..."

"She F***ing Hates Me" by Puddle of Mudd

For an angry-ish tune we have: "Whats Left of the Flag" by Flogging Molly

and "Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven. They wrote this song about all his hopeless nights in clubs. Probably doesn't have that problem now, I bet.

"Because I'm Awesome" by the Dollyrots is just a fun song and I can relate because, well I'm awesome, of course. :-)

Sorry about the rambling comment, I like music and could go longer, but won't at this point.

You're welcome. :-)

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Jules said...

I love Seal singing "Kiss from a Rose".


At 9:28 PM, Blogger Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

I love "Into the Night" by Benny Mardones . . .

"You Can Leave Your Hat On" by Joe Cocker . . .

"Live to Tell" by Madonna . . .

"Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper . . .

And many, many more, but my brain is hurting after a long work week and this is all I can come up with! :-)

At 8:14 AM, Blogger mylhibug said...

Can I add another?

"Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne, because, well, we don't like our son's girlfriend. Enough said about that. :-)

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Puddle of Mud, "She F*%$#&^ Hates me!" I LOVE that song! Whenever I hear it, I cannot help myself, I have to sing it at the top of my lungs...much to my husband's chagrin...but who cares!

anything by Bon Jovi, Journey, Ozzy, and Madonna....

At 10:33 PM, Blogger Cecily R said...

Here's my embarrassing one. In the 8th grade I had every line of Groovy Kind of Love memorized and written on every one of my class folders. Oh, yea, Phil Collins ROCKED MY WORLD back then.

Okay, fine. I still have it all memorized and I still like it. Whatever.

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Bina said...

"I'm all out of Love" Air Supply, I think? Yea, I was in love with Michael Mott in the 8th grade but he liked some girl named Sherry, that coincidentally looked just like Miss. Piggy! Go figure!

"Lady" by Little River Band
"Cool Change" by Little River Band,


It used to be so easy to be your lover.
We wandered through the days like they had no end
But now that you are gone, I'm undercover
I just can't think about you as a friend.

Take it easy on me
It should be easy to see
I'm getting lost in the crowd
Nearly crying out loud
Just want you to know
I know that you have to go
It's all up to you
But whatever you do
Take it easy on me

So now I'll go the minstrel road without you
I know there will be times when I'll need you there
And each night as I sing the songs about you
I'll think back to the time when you used to care

Take it easy on me
It should be easy to see
I'm getting lost in the crowd
Nearly crying out loud
Just want you to know
I know that you have to go
It's all up to you
But whatever you do
Take it easy on me

Take it easy on me!
Oh baby, don't leave me crying...
Should be easy to see,
I've needed you for so long
Just one more chance with you,
Just one more chance; will you
Take a chance?
Come on and take a chance...

Take it easy on me
It should be easy to see
I'm getting lost in the crowd
Nearly crying out loud
Just want you to know
I know that you have to go
It's all up to you
But whatever you do
Take it easy on me
It's still up to you
So whatever you do
Take it easy on me

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Moanna said...

I'll add Al Green's "ain't it funny (how time slips away)" because it goes nicely with the memory of whichever ex- boyfriend/lover I'm missing at the moment. Depending on the wine, it's possible to miss more than one at a time. haha

At 2:20 AM, Blogger Manic Mom said...



I want to look up that old post I did on that music CD a long time ago.

How about New Soul--that song from the new laptop commercial. And yes, dork that I am, I downloaded it!

At 2:21 AM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

And yes, I am up at 1:20 am.

And yes, I did just get a NEW DESKTOP COMPUTER!

And yes, I did just finish the blood drive final post of contestants.

And yes, I am exhausted.

At 9:40 AM, Blogger Melek said...

Try a Litte Tenderness by Otis is an all time favorite.

Love of my life by Erika Badu is awesome, and the video is even better

Baby i love you by Aretha Franklin - fun for when you're in love.

but the one i really want to Karaoke to my boyfriend is Love Will Keep us Together by Captain and Tennille!

oh, and one i'm sure nobody has heard of is "Sex for Breakfast" by Adam McInnis...he's a local artist and it's a GREAT song. go listen here: http://www.myspace.com/adammcinnis

and no, i'm not as old as my playlist makes me seem.

At 11:21 AM, Blogger JenKneeBee said...

Two of the sweetest songs ever written: "Sweet Pea" by Amos Lee and "The Question" by the Old 97's. Both of them are absolutely adorable.

At 10:05 PM, Blogger Donna said...

Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a small town, by Pearl Jam, has to be one of the best unknown love songs out there!

At 11:59 PM, Blogger Phil G. said...

Seventy Times 7, By Brand New. You need some hate songs and this is the perfect one. I heard this song when I was dumped by a girl who said "You are not spiritual enough". This song expressed all my inner desires, metaphorically. It actually may not fit with any of the other choices put in the cd but entertaining none-the-less


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