The lovely Tasha from The Happy Larkspur, tagged me to this and I’ve been looking forward to it. You can read Tasha’s post here, and see what came up on her shuffle list. This isn’t related to Disney in any way, but it does let you know more about me. I think music is super important. I will listen to anything as long as I can sing-along to it, or dance to it, or it gives me goosebumps. I can remember when I first heard a specific song or artist for the first time, and usually if I still listen to that artist, it’s due to a personal story, and because I still love listening to them.
My Dad had a lot of influence on the music I listened to growing up and what I choose to listen to now. He would often come home from working away, and have a new CD for us all to listen to that he purchased at the airport. Whitney Houston, Maria Carey, Toni Braxton, Shania Twain, are just a few of the albums my Dad brought into my life, and I still listen to them now.
So Thank you Tasha tagging me, and now lets take a look at the rules:
- Mention the creator of the tag and link to their blog
- Thank the person that nominated you for this tag and link to their blog as well
- Shuffle your entire music library (no matter how old songs the songs are) and talk about the first fifteen songs that come up ( anything like why they are there , if they signify something, any story, why you like them, etc.)
- Mention the songs as well as the artists
- Tag 7 people or more to do this tag and please let them know
And now it’s time to press “Shuffle”, and the first 15 tracks on my shuffle list are…
- …Ready For It? – Taylor Swift
The moment I heard Taylor Swift was releasing a new album I was super excited. I loved 1989, and she had set the bar very high. But she did not disappoint. “…Ready For it?” Is the opening track to the new album and what an opener. It’s dark but so catchy
2. Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
Oh this song reminds me of Baz Lurmen’s Romeo & Juliet. Romeo’s best friend, Mercutio dresses in drag and performs this number. The original is my fav version and always gets me in the dance floor. I love a good disco tune
3.Rock With You – Michael Jackson
My musical idol – the King of pop, of course is gona appear. I recently purchased the “Off the Wall” album. I forgot how good it is, everyone says Thriller and Bad are his best, which I would agree, but Off the Wall is such a good debut album and it’s got a disco feel to it.
4.All You Had To Do Was Stay – Taylor Swift
This is not my favourite track from the 1989 album but it’s still one I like to sing along to. All the songs on that album I love singing to.
5.Girlfriend – Michael Jackson
Another “Off the Wall” track. This is a nice catchy tune that, again, I love singing along to.
6.Let It Flow – Toni Braxton
This single is on two albums that I have. Toni Braxton’s hit album “Secrets” and from the soundtrack album “Waiting to Exhale”. My Dad introduced me to Toni Braxton and both albums this track features on he loved.
7. You Can Be Mine – Janet Jackson
You might not know this track, it’s from Janet’s award winning album Control which I LOVE! It’s got a New Kids on the Block sound to it, and like the rest of the album, it’s a great dance number.
8. Boom Boom Boom Boom – Vengaboys
Vengaboys!!! Classic 90s euro dance/pop! I have this on my phone for when I need to go back in time to my school discos!
9. Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
Have you seen Adam Sandler’s 50 first dates with Drew Barrymore? If you have them you’ve heard his song. It’s such a feel good tune, I love The Beach Boys, again another of my Dad’s favs that has made its way into my playlist.
10. The Story Of Us – Taylor Swift
I went a bit crazy for Taylor earlier this year and wanted to hear more classic country Taylor. This is one of my fav bits from early on in her career. I find with Taylor Swift though, like Shania Twain, she’s always managed to cross over from country to pop with her songs.
11. Young American – David Bowie
This is probably my favourite David Bowie song. I love the soul and funk behind the track, and what makes it even more special is that Luther Vandross is the male backing vocal on this hit. Yes he was a backing singer before he was a successful solo artist.
12. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac is one of my Mums favourite bands. But it was after seeing Guardians of the Galaxy vol2 that this track in particular grew on me. And I forgot that the theme tune for the Formulae 1 is from this classic tune from the 70s.
13. Tell Her About It – Billy Joel
This tune is a classic! One of my favs from Billy Joel, and such a good 80s pop classic for dancing to. I first loved Billy Joel when I first watched Oliver and Company. My Dad was a massive fan of his too.
14. Tin Man – Miranda Lambert
I watched the Country Music Awards earlier this year and Miranda Lambert performed this song live, and I fell in love with it. This is such an amazing love song that is sad, and has a great story, one of the reasons I love country music.
15. Gorgeous – Taylor Swift
And we end with Miss Swift. One of my favourite tracks from the album, and it’s supposed to be about her current love, Joe. It’s so catchy, and reminds me of how I felt when I saw a boy at school or a pop singer I thought was good looking.
So are any of those tracks on your playlist? There’s a bit of a mixture in mine, isn’t there? I can’t live without my music, I mean I still buy CDs! I have music on my phone, in my car, and on my laptop. What about you, is music really important to you?
I tag the following to join in the fun and shuffle their playlist too…
Have Fun, can’t wait to see your shuffles!