Tried to do this without repeating a song. Was difficult.

1: A song you like with a color in the title
Blue Lips by Regina Spektor. A very powerful, emotional song.

2: A song you like with a number in the title
40 oz. Dream by Good Charlotte. Good Charlotte reminds me of high school because I listened to the entirety of The Young and the Hopeless approximately 9,000 times over the course of like three years. I’m glad they’re back and still sound awesome.

3: A song that reminds you of summertime
Gold (Thomas Jack Radio Edit) by Gabriel Rios. This was a download during our 2015 summer road trip. Good times.

4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
Nothing Else Matters by Metallica. I love the song, but holy hell does it remind me of Rob. No thanks.

5: A song that needs to be played LOUD
That Hide and Seek cover by Dan Wright. The only way you can fully appreciate this cover is if you murder your eardrums with it. It’s worth it, trust me.

6:A song that makes you want to dance
Gone by JR JR. This might be because the music video is a bunch of disembodied legs dancing, but you never know. Also, the song’s got fantastic energy.

7: A song to drive to
Sausalito Summernight by Diesel. Heck, it’s about driving.

8: A song about drugs or alcohol
Willst Du by Alligatoah. It’s in German, but yeah. It’s definitely about drugs.

9: A song that makes you happy
Jealous by Chromeo. I remember hearing this song on the radio the first time and thinking that it had kind of this old-school type feel to it. It’s very energetic and always just makes me a little happier whenever I listen to it.

10: A song that makes you sad
10,000 Miles by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Can’t handle it, man.

11: A song that you never get tired of
Sleepyhead by Passion Pit. I will never tire of Sleepyhead.

12: A song from your preteen years
Ha. I Want You Back by ‘N Sync. I used to dance to it in my room. And I still maintain that ‘N Sync was better than the Backstreet Boys. Fight me.

13: One of your favorite 80’s songs
O Superman by Laurie Anderson (1981). This song gives me chills every time I listen to it, not joking.

14: A song that you would love played at your wedding
WEDDING HAS HAPPENED ALREADY! We didn’t have any music. Um…Beneath Your Beautiful by Labyrinth always made me think it should be a “first dance” song as a couple. It’s super sad-sounding, but in a good way.

15: A song that is a cover by another artist
Dare You to Move by the Vitamin String Quartet (originally by Switchfoot). I always thought the original was pretty emotionally stirring, but this cover is beautiful.

16: One of your favorite classical songs
Holst counts, right? Then I pick Jupiter. Just because it’s so perfect.

17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke
God, I don’t know. I don’t know any good duet songs apart from Summer Lovin’, and that’s overdone anyway. Back in the Rock Band Era, we would always all sing together The Electric Version by The New Pornographers, so I’ll say that. Not really a duet song, but it works.

18: A song from the year that you were born
Orinoco Flow by Enya was apparently from 1988. Coolio!

19: A song that makes you think about life
O Magnum Mysterium. While I prefer the sung version, we actually played this in concert band in spring semester 2007, which is where I first heard it. I consider that semester to be my “age of enlightenment” period in my life (which is the most pretentious thing to say EVER), and I just associate this song with that amazing experience of gathering new knowledge and making new connections between thing.

20: A song that has many meanings to you
Paradise by Coldplay. I don’t know if it necessarily has many meanings, but I associate it with the last half of 2011, when everything was going to hell in my life. I listened to this song a lot and thought a lot about what the next step in my life should be.

21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
Alejandro by Lady Gaga. This was one of Gaga’s songs that I liked instantly, and the music video is pretty awesome, too.

22: A song that moves you forward
Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch. Another song that I first heard during a very crappy part of my life (grad school, round 1). It’s a very calming song that contrasted with my constant anxiety at the time. Helped me chill a little.

23: A song that you think everybody should listen to
It’s so hard not to say Sleepyhead for like half of these you have no idea Madness by Muse. Very emotional. Very pretty.

24: A song by a band you wish were still together
Uh…Teenagers by My Chemical Romance? I’m blanking on other bands I have that have broken up, so I’ll go with that.

25: A song by an artist no longer living
The only dead artist I can think of right now is Michael Jackson, so I’ll say Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.

26: A song that makes you want to fall in love
Goodnight & Go by Imogen Heap. This was my go-to fantasy song when I was falling very hard for a certain someone awhile back.

27: A song that breaks your heart
Silhouette by Owl City. Good lord, what a heart wrenching song.

28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love
Us Against the World by Coldplay. I love Chris Martin’s voice. I also love that weird little throaty warble thing it does when he sings notes that are just a little below his range. This song has a few such notes.

29: A song that you remember from your childhood
You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon. My mom used to play the “Graceland” CD a lot when I was a kid. This was always my favorite song on there.

30: A song that reminds you of yourself
Goooo by TNGHT, for no other reason than when I first heard this song, I felt like it was a great musical representation of me as a person.


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