Shuffle

My current favorite iPod playlist is on shuffle and these are the first 10 songs:

1. 2NE1 – To Anyone

2. The Bravery – Ours

3. Keane – Somewhere Only We Know

4. Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are

5. Chris Tomlin – Indescribable

6. Glee Cast – Telephone

7. Francis Magalona – Kaleidoscope

8. Metric – Eclipse (All Yours)

9. Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne – I Can Transform Ya

10. Charice – Pyramid

🙂

 

Allow me to…

Post this cheesy entry 😛 I’m currently working on an article for my sideline job and what’s new? I’m not inspired to work on it. Still thinking of how I’m going to tell my “employer” that this will be my last issue.

I digress.

Last week, JP shared a song with me. He told me that the song is perfect for us 😛 It has been my companion since then. It makes me smile and feel better – most especially when BVs and dementors want to ruin my day.

I don’t really want to share it with anyone but the video has over 3 million hits on Youtube so I can’t probably “own” it and keep it to myself. Take time to enjoy the heartwarming video and listen to the lyrics 🙂

I hope you like it too 🙂

**Disclaimer: I do not own this video. Link from Youtube. No copyright infringement intended

The music that cheers me up when I’m feeling down

There’s really nothing specific. Sometimes it depends on how low I’m feeling or what genre I want as a pick-me-up.

So for this topic, I’m giving my Top 5 and reasons why I chose them:

1. Smile by Uncle Kracker – this song reminds me of JP and yes, it never fails to make me smile.

2. Sing by My Chemical Romance – I learned about this song because of Glee. It makes you feel empowered and strong.

3. Just Like Heaven by the Cure – just because it is one of my all-time favorites

4. Any U2 Song – the sound of Bono’s voice is priceless

5. Bonamana by Super Junior – yes yes. It’s Korean!!! Lately, when I feel down because of work, I will simply play this song and feel like I want to dance 😛

May it be Korean, Emo, Rock or Pop, any type of music has its own way of making you feel better and light. Most especially when all you want to do is drown the noise of your surroundings or simply ignore the negativity that’s out there 🙂

If stranded on a desert island

and I can only bring one music album?

– I’ll probably bring a New Wave greatest hits collection

What is it about this music that never gets old for you?

– I grew up appreciating New Wave sounds because of my Dad. Up to this day even if I enjoy music by younger bands, there are still days when I’m more than happy to be listening to the Cure or OMD.

Congratulations by Blue October

I love finding new songs to enjoy. One day after asking from Kuya Darwin Stephenie Meyer’s playlist (the list of songs she listened to while writing the whole saga), I instantly liked Blue October’s Congratulations.

Below is the lyrics of the song. Hope you find the time to listen to it (download now or visit grooveshark.

Is that seat taken
Congratulations
Would you like to take a walk with me

My mind it kind of goes fast
I try to slow it down for you
I think i’d love to take a drive
I want to give you something
I’ve been wanting to give to you for years
My heart

My heart, my pain won’t cover up
You left me.. hu hu hu hu
My heart won’t take this cover up
You left me.. hu hu hu hu

I came to see the light in my best friend
You seemed as happy as you’d ever been
My chance of being open was broken
And now you’re Mrs. him.

My words they don’t come out right
But I’ll try to say i’m happy for you
I think I’m going to take that drive
I want to give you something
I have wanted to give to you for years
My hearts

My heart, my pain won’t cover up
You left me.. hu hu hu hu
My heart
My heart won’t take this cover up
You left me.. hu hu hu hu

And I can’t change this
I can never take it back
But now I can’t change your mind
(You left me)
And I can’t this
I can never take this back
But now I can’t change your mind
can’t change your mind
(You left me)
Can’t change you mind
(You left me)
(You left me)
(You left me)
(You left me)

Go away
Make it go away
Please.

Taylor Swift

I began to like her and her songs when the boyfriend told me that her song “You Belong With Me” reminds him of me.

Anyway, Taylor Swift will be performing at the Araneta Coliseum next year (February 19, 2011 to be exact) and I’m contemplating if I should go or not. (Tickets are pricey! It will be a bonus though if Taylor Lautner will make a surprise appearance! Haha! *dreamy*)

It’s been a Taylor Swift Tuesday for me – I spent the whole day listening to her Fearless Album. Sharing two of my favorite songs:

1. Fearless – I love the carefree tone of this one

There’s somethin’ ’bout the way
The street looks when it’s just rained
There’s a glow off the pavement
Walk me to the car
And you know I wanna ask you to dance right there
In the middle of the parking lot
Yeah

We’re drivin’ down the road
I wonder if you know
I’m tryin’ so hard not to get caught up now
But you’re just so cool
Run your hands through your hair
Absent mindedly makin’ me want you

And I don’t know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
Fearless
And I don’t know why but with you I’d dance
In a storm in my best dress
Fearless

So baby drive slow
‘Til we run out of road in this one horse town
I wanna stay right here in this passenger’s seat
You put your eyes on me
In this moment now capture every memory

And I don’t know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
Fearless
And I don’t know why but with you I’d dance
In a storm in my best dress
Fearless

Well you stood there with me in the doorway
my hands shake
I’m not usually this way but
You pull me in & I’m a little more brave
It’s the first kiss, it’s flawless, really somethin’, it’s fearless.

And I don’t know how it gets better than this
You take my hand and drag me head first
Fearless
And I don’t know why but with you I’d dance
In a storm in my best dress
Fearless

2. White Horse – for the princess in me (haha :P) and for past heartaches!

Say you’re sorry
That face of an angel
Comes out just when you need it to
As I paced back and forth all this time
‘Cause I honestly believed in you
Holding on
The days drag on
Stupid girl
I should have known
I should have known

That I’m not a princess
This ain’t a fairy tale
I’m not the one you’ll sweep off her feet
Lead her up the stairwell
This ain’t Hollywood
This is a small town
I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down
Now it’s too late for you
And your white horse
To come around

Baby, I was naive
Got lost in your eyes
And never really had a chance
I had so many dreams
About you and me
Happy endings
Now I know

I’m not a princess
This ain’t a fairy tale
I’m not the one you’ll sweep off her feet
Lead her up the stairwell
This ain’t Hollywood
This is a small town
I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down
Now it’s too late for you
And your white horse
To come around

And there you are, on your knees
Begging for forgiveness
Begging for me
Just like I always wanted
But I’m so sorry

‘Cause I’m not your princess
This ain’t a fairy tale
I’m gonna find someone someday
Who might actually treat me well
This is a big world
That was a small town
There in my rearview mirror
Disappearing now
And it’s too late for you
And your white horse
Now it’s too late for you
And your white horse
To catch me now
Try and catch me now
Oh, it’s too late
To catch me now

How I love music that helps me write! 🙂