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Month: January, 2010

55 Tracks That Haunt Me

Do you have certain tracks that you feel are like…the best damn songs in the whole wide world? Songs that seem to survive the test of time, songs that you keep repeating on your mp3 player, then stop when the radio overplays them, & after a couple of months/years later you play them back & go “wow, this song totally is the best song ever!” Well, apparently, I have 55 of those.

So here they are – the songs that I have fond memories of, songs that I love replaying, songs that, well, I absolutely adore. They might not necessarily be the best songs of the century per say, but these are songs that I somehow always play & replay over the years – they are certainly the most significant songs to me, personally. There’s a boyband track, a girlband track & even a 60’s track, so yea, talk about standing the test of time. (Oh, they are ordered by the year they were released) Here goes!

1. The Sounds of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel (1965)

2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (1975)

3. Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson (1988)

4. Unbelievable – EMF (1990)

5. Hold On – Wilson Phillips (1990)

6. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) – Bryan Adams (1991)

7. Creep – Radiohead (1992)

8. Nothing Else Matters – Metallica (1992)

9. Hero – Mariah Carey (1993)

10. Return to Innocence – Enigma (1994)

11. Runaway – The Corrs (1995)

12. I Believe – Blessid Union of Souls (1995)

13. When Love & Hate Collide – Def Leppard (1995)

14. Anywhere Is – Enya (1995)

15. Ironic – Alanis Morissette (1995)

16. A Different Beat – Boyzone (1996)

17. Good Riddance (Time of your Life) – Green Day (1997)

18. Say You Do – Ultra (1998)

19. Here With Me – Dido (1998)

20. Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls (1998)

21. Two Beds & a Coffee Machine – Savage Garden (1999)

22. The Prayer – Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli (1999)

23. Everything – Lifehouse (2000)

24. Drops of Jupiter – Train (2001)

25. Edge of the Ocean – Ivy (2001)

26. I’m With You – Avril Lavigne (2002)

27. Lose Yourself – Eminem (2002)

28. Numb – Linkin Park (2003)

29. Bring Me to Life – Evanescence feat. Paul McCoy (2003)

30. Session – Linkin Park (2003)

31. Twenty-Four – Switchfoot (2003)

32. Pieces – Sum 41 (2004)

33. One Moment More – Mindy Smith (2004)

34. All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers (2004)

35. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand (2004)

36. 23 – Jimmy Eat World (2004)

37. Hide & Seek – Imogen Heap (2005)

38. Fix You – Coldplay (2005)

39. Dark Blue – Jack’s Mannequin (2005)

40. Look After You – The Fray (2005)

41. Black Horse & the Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall (2005)

42. Map of the Problematique – Muse (2006)

43. 9 Crimes – Damien Rice (2006)

44. Make This Go On Forever – Snow Patrol (2006)

45. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol (2006)

46. Heavy – Holly Brook (2006)

47. That’s What You Get – Paramore (2007)

48. Stronger – Kanye West feat. Daft Punk (2007)

49. Over It – Katharine McPhee (2007)

50. Umbrella – Rihanna feat. Jay-Z (2007)

51. Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová (2007)

52. Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love – Coldplay (2008)

53. Lost! (Acoustic) – Coldplay (2008)

54. Broken – Lifehouse (2008)

55. Time to Pretend – MGMT (2008)

There you go, I couldn’t think of a 56th song, so somehow, it ended up at 55, which is in the middle of a middle or something like that. A weird list that surprised even me upon compiling it, but if you have not heard of any of the above, do go ahead & try. Who knows, you might just get hooked onto them as much as I did. After all, it took me 24 years to discover these songs; now you can take less than 5 hours =).

07.03.2010.

What’s the next best thing to watching Paramore acoustic live?

PARAMORE BLOODY ROCKING IT OUT LIVE. IN BLOODY SINGAPORE. ON BLOODY MARCH 7TH, 2010.

That’s f-ing right. Sometimes, dreams do come true eh.

Sometimes, you just gotta love Singapore. Because Malaysia would have banned Hayley for her hair colour or something.

So come March, it’s hello Miss Hayley Williams, good bye my virginity.

Sorry Muse, but I had to make a choice. It’s not business, it’s personal. =)
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