Wednesday, May 29, 2013

LIVING THROUGH MUSIC

I could not be more excited about this post!

Looking for some fun tunes to get you through the day? Look no further!

Let's take a little stroll down memory lane and talk about some of the most hilarious songs that have captured my heart.


 
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
Can you think of anything better than this song? Because I can't. I loved BSB as an adorable bang-sporting tween. Each day after school I would rush home and sit on the floor in my Grandpa's room to record TRL (remember that show?!) at the exact moment that this Number 1 hit came on. Glorious. Every time I hear it I feel instantly happy.
 
 
 
Home - Chantal Kreviazuk
Some of you might remember this song from the classic film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. I remember it from my sophomore year dorm room in my sorority house. My roommate Stephanie had this song on her iTunes and we used to play it all the time. We had an awkward U-shaped room on the 4th floor of our house but it was so fun. Every time I hear this song I think of Stephie, putting on leotards for mime class, and watching Sex and the City until we fell asleep. Heaven.
 
 
 
Hey Soul Sister - Train
I loved this song when it came out. I mean loved it. I know every word. I still like singing it in the car, but I'll be honest, this song came out at a time that was very confusing for me with men. When I hear it I thank my lucky stars that I'm not in a confusing situation anymore. It's funny to think that we make progress in our lives. I don't feel like I'm growing at all.... but when I hear this song, I realize that I have. A lot.
 
 
 
Belle - Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack
Yep. This. Is. The. BEST! Please as my mom, brother, and I to do our rendition for you sometime. It's worth it, I promise. When we used to travel with mom we only had a tape player in the car. We're talking cassettes. We had four cassettes: Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Best. BATB was mom's favorite, but we loved them all. The three of us know ALL the words to EVERY song. I mean who wants to listen to the boring side of the cassette with all the instrumental versions? Fast forward please! This song brings me such joy and reminds me of a time of true childhood innocence and family fun.
 
 
 
Faster - Matt Nathanson
Josh and I applied to be on the Amazing Race. Twice. The first time we applied we were in an 'on again / off again' situation. Josh was really patient with me as I dealt with some crazy feelings and fear but one of the most fun times we had was putting our first application video together. This song was the background track and every time I hear it I think of Josh and how much fun we had - just being together and pretending like we were just friends. :)
 
 
 
Happy Together - The Turtles
When I was little, my Dad, Patti, Kevin and I used to sing this song in the car at the top of our lungs. I'm pretty sure we had every part down! Whenever I hear it I think of them and our hilarious car antics.
 
 
 
The Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
This song is the Jersey Shore. The end.
 
 
 
Through Heaven's Eyes - The Prince of Egypt Soundtrack
My brother claims to be reading my blog. If he is, he's dying of embarrassment right now. For all of you (especially my sister-in-law), please take a moment to picture an ADORABLE ten-year-old little boy. Now picture him with an annoying older sister who was constantly singing musical theatre songs or princess songs or other weird stuff. Now picture how happy he was when this 'boy musical' came out. Kevin still knows every word. And I could not be more proud!
 
 
 
I Want You To Want Me - 10 Things I Hate About You Soundtrack
When I got my driver's license in 10th grade this CD was a permanent fixture in my car. I used to blast this song with my girlfriends and drive around. I also used to blast it when I was driving by myself in honor of whatever boy happened to be my current crush. Whoops.
 
 
 
The Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks
I also used to sing this song in the car with my Dad, Patti, and Kevin. We actually know all the words to this entire CD. I really do a lot of car singing apparently. And I also have a very musical family. :)
 
 
 
Ticks - Brad Paisley
When I first started working in consulting I had no real friends there. I will never forget when Michelle asked me to go to the Brad Paisley concert with her that summer. I literally ran home and said to my mom, "I think I made a friend!" Little did I know we would also end up living together for three years!!! Anything Brad reminds me of Mich!
 
 
 
I Don't Wanna Wait - Paula Cole
Dawson's Creek. This show was my life when it came out on DVD. I never watched it until the summer before college and then I was hooked. I feel like I grew up along with this show. Senior year of high school through sophomore year of college were Dawson's Creek. I love this show almost as much as I loved college. Almost.
 
 
What's on the soundtrack of your life?
 
 


1 comment

  1. This is a great list of songs! I love them all but I especially LOVE that you have BSB at the top of the list. I used to listen to all their CD's over and over again. In fact, I still own them :)

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