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30 Day Song Challenge Part One

Posted by RichardBatchelor - November 22nd, 2012


Ok, heres a blog we can all get involved with, contribute to, and most importantly help each other find awesome new music. Here are the first eight days:

Day 1 - Your favourite song
Day 2 - Your least favourite song
Day 3 - A song that makes you happy
Day 4 - A song that makes you sad
Day 5 - A song that reminds you of someone
Day 6 - A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 7 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 8 - A song that you know all the words too.

And here are my entries:

Day 1. The Beach Boys, God Only Knows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDfH_J4MAUQ

Its difficult out of the millions upon millions of songs out there to pick just one, one song to call your favourite, favourite songs are based upon moods more than anything I feel. But if you're gonna push me for one, its gotta be this, simply the perfect pop song and from my favourite album.

Day 2. Ke$ha, Bla Bla Bla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8Otb_AXho

Beiber and Black would be easy and predictable targets for this, they just make bland, inoffensive, uninteresting, lyrically awkward, 120bpm, 4 chord mush. Albeit this is worst kind of pop you can hear on your local radio station as they play the same 8 songs all day long, but there is worse out there. This for example. A song that shows just how low we have sunk, awful behind comprehension obnoxious arrogant garbage from a talentless thing who sounds like she's reading the script from a terrible teen movie through an auto-tuner. I feel dirty typing the song into youtube to find the link, I'm off for a shower.

Day 3. Sigur Ros, Hoppipolla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNVVX-m-oSw

Ahhhh, thats better. Onwards and upwards and to happy songs. Lots of songs make me smile and make me happy, but it takes a special song to make you smile, happy AND give you goosebumps, but this song does it all. The song from a thousand montages and heres a special live performance on later with Jools Holland (Best thing on the BBC)

Day 4. Tunde Baiyewu - Anaesthetic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37HumDxHiy4

From one half of the Lighthouse Family came a solo album, an album both brilliant and criminally under-rated (you're really gonna get fed of me using that word over these four parts) A song about his mother slowly passing away and his helplessness. I've never been so moved by a song before, the lyrics 'Oluwa shanu mi' at the end of the chorus in Nigerian read 'Lord have mercy on me', Haunting, Bold, Brave and completely brilliant.

Day 5. Hit The Lights. Stay Out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVv8mXDEu8I

Ok lets bring the tone back up again, this song doesn't remind me of one person but lots of people and lots of awesome nights out. Pop punk forever.

Day 6. Train. Hey, Soul Sister

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpv8-5XWOI

Spent 3 weeks in Florida last year and listened to this song pretty much every day. Holiday of lifetime, can't wait to do it again.

Day 7. Crowded House. Fall At Your Feet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82JZh3VyE2M

The first gig I ever went to, made me want to start playing the guitar, the harmonies the Finn Brothers create are just out of this world.

Day 8. Elbow - Open Arms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embe dded&v=bJV71cW40OQ

"We've got open arms for broken hearts like yours my boy, come home again"

One of the finest British bands to come out of the last 30 years, finally getting the recognition and credit they deserve for creating consistently incredible records, long may it continue and may other great bands find the same.

Stay tuned for part two, and comment below with your selection and lets get this shared around.

I'm Richard and you're awesome for reading this.


Comments (1)

Sounds fun. Alright here's mine.

Day 1 - Seven Bridges Road by: The Eagles
Day 2 - When Doves Cry by: Prince
Day 3 - Roam by: B-52's
Day 4 - Mad World by: Gary Jules
Day 5 - The Flame by: Cheap Trick
Day 6 - Kokomo by: The Beach Boys
Day 7 - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by: Gordon Lightfoot
Day 8 - Piano Man by: Billy Joel