Haven't done one of these for a while! Song titles link to YouTube, artist names link to their Wiki page for ease of trivia gathering. I'm mostly listening to new wave and synthpop at the moment. It shows.
1: A Song You Like With A Colour In The Title
99 Red Balloons by Nena. Great song, even if the original (99 Luftballoons) made no mention of their being red...
2: A Song You Like With A Number In The Title
3: A Song That Reminds You Of Summertime
4: A Song That Reminds You Of Someone You Would Rather Forget About
5: A song that needs to be played LOUD
To Cut A Long Story Short - Spandau Ballet. Whenever it comes on the first thing I do is crank up the volume.
6: A Song That Makes You Want To Dance
7: A Song To Drive To
8: A Song About Drugs or Alcohol
9: A Song That Makes You Happy
10: A Song That Makes You Sad
11: A Song That You Never Get Tired Of
12: A Love Song
13: One Of Your Favourite 80’s Songs
14: A Song That You Would Love Played At Your Wedding
15: A Song That Is A Cover By Another Artist
16: A Song That Reminds You Of Your Partner
Drowned Lovers by Kate Rusby. Otherwise known as The Mother's Malison or Clyde's Water, this Scottish folk song tells the tragic tale of lovers who are thwarted by their parents. Anyway, there's a line that goes 'nimbly, nimbly rose she up', for some reason it sounded like 'rambly, rambly' to me. Now, whenever A is telling a particularly rambling tale I think of the song, and vice versa!
17: A Song You Would Sing On Karaoke
18: A Song From The Year That You Were Born
19: A Song That Makes You Think About Life
20: A Song That Has Many Meanings To You
21: A Favourite Song With A Person’s Name In The Title
22: A Song That Moves You Forward
23: A Song That You Think Everybody Should Listen To
Messiah by Prides. They're an amazing Scottish synthpop band set to finally release their debut LP in July. I plan on getting the vinyl, which will make it the first album I've bought in physical form for about three years.
24: A Song By One Of Your Favourite Bands
25: A Song You Know All The Words To
26: A Song That Makes You Want To Fall In Love
Be Mine by Robyn. So we could break up and justify me playing this over and over and over again. I once played it for 8 hours straight without the slightest provocation.
27: A Song That Breaks Your Heart
Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon. 'He's everything you want, He's everything you need ... He says all the right things, At exactly the right time, But he means nothing to you, And you don't know why.' The soundtrack to a million thwarted romances.
28: A Song By An Artist With A Voice That You Love
There's More To Love (Than Boy Meets Girl) by The Communards. Jimmy Somerville is awesome. Richard Coles, the other half of The Communards, is the UK's top media vicar these days.
29: A Song That You Remember From Your Childhood
Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. The 'Annihilation' mix used to scare me to death with the 'if any member of the family should die whilst in the shelter (put them outside, but remember to tag them first for identification purposes)' line from Protect and Survive - I was always primed to be anti-nuclear, I think!
30: A Song That Reminds You Of Yourself
Everyone says 'After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It' (Irving Berlin) is my song! There's a great version on a Hits of the 1920s CD I had in my teens, and my family were all convinced it could have been written for me. Though it might just have been a ploy to try and get me to stop playing it...
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