Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Musical Memories.

So, I read my friend Sarah's blog over at sarahehille.blogspot.com, did a post about songs that brought her back to special places/times, so it inspired me to do the same. I have been working on this post for a long time, and it was really fun. I went through my entire itunes song list, made a new playlist, then organized and edited that playlist.

I know, it's crazy long, so I'm sorry if it's boring, but I had a lot of fun making it. I wanted to include everything and I had a hard time cutting things out. Some songs have specific memories for me, while others I just remember listening to a lot during a specific time/period in my life.

Songs from younger days/family

ABC- Jackson 5- For some reason, my sister Kayla really liked this song, and it makes me think of her.
U Can't Touch This- MC Hammer- My dad always used to lift in the basement to this song, super loud.
Celebration- Kool & The Gang- My siblings all used to dance to this.
You Make Me Feel Like A Star- Beu Sisters- My sisters loved this from the Lizzie McGuire Movie.  
Why Not- Hilary Duff- My sister, Karlie, and I listened to this so much and thought we were so cool.
Miracles Happen- Myra- My sisters also used to dance to this one from The Princess Diaries.   
Bomshel Stomp- Bomshel and The Metal- Tenacious D- Reminds me of driving with my brother.
I'm Too Sexy- Right Said Fred- My brother, Keaton, sang this quite often.
I Want You Back- N'Sync- Have to include the N'Sync and Backstreet Boys songs.
Bye Bye Bye- N'Sync- My family was definitely big N'Sync fans.
What Makes You Different (Makes You Beautiful)- Backstreet Boys
Just Want You To Know- Backstreet Boys   
I Do (Cherish You)- 98 Degrees   
I Want To Stand With You On A Mountain- Suzy Bogguss 

Jr. High/High School/College
 
Livin' La Vida Loca- Ricky Martin   
Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)- Lou Bega
Complicated- Avril Lavigne  
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard- I feel like everyone loved these previous four songs, at least for a time.
Beautiful Soul- Jesse McCartney- This song is hilarious because my two good friends and I found out the the same boy from youth group texted all three of us the lyrics of this song (individually) all in the same week, to see if he could get one of us to go out with him.
The Year 3000- The Jonas Brothers- My good friend, Lauren, and I would listen to this while driving to basketball games.
Revolution- Kirk Franklin- Lauren and I's driver's ed. teacher loved Kirk Franklin.
Everything You Want- Vertical Horizon  
I Woke Up In A Car- Something Corporate- I don't remember why I even liked this song, but I remember listening to it a lot.
Iris- Goo Goo Dolls- This was my classic go-to song to cry to in high school.
Better Days- Goo Goo Dolls 
Name- Goo Goo Dolls
Let Love In- Goo Goo Dolls  
Save Tonight- Eagle Eye Cherry- I had this song, and the next 15ish, all burned to a CD, and thought I was super cool listening to it right when I turned 16 and started driving. 
The Adventure- Angels & Airwaves 
Autobahn - Anberlin  
Move Along- All American Rejects   
Just The Girl- The Click Five  
Jessie's Girl- Rick Springfield   
The Best Of Me- Starting Line 
Joyride- The Wedding   
Happiness- Eleventyseven 
Here (In Your Arms)- Hellogoodbye
Call N' Return- Hellogoodbye  
Bonnie Taylor Shakedown- Hellogoodbye  
So Much Love- The Rocket Summer
Around The Clock- The Rocket Summer 
Brat Pack- The Rocket Summer 
I'm Doing Everything (For You)- The Rocket Summer 
Love Story- Taylor Swift- This song was played endlessly by all for awhile there.
Teardrops On My Guitar- Taylor Swift- Every girl loved listening to this song, especially if they liked someone who didn't like them back.
Breathe- Michelle Branch- Somehow it came out that my high school boyfriend liked Michelle Branch, and everyone made fun of him for liking this song.
You Set Me Free- Michelle Branch
Everywhere- Michelle Branch- We would listen to this while sleeping over at Sara's house.
100 Years- Five For Fighting 
The Riddle (You & I)- Five For Fighting 
Hips Don't Lie- Shakira- This was big when it first came out. Some strange boy in Europe even told me I looked like Shakira, which is quite funny because I don't at all.
Listen To Your Heart- DHT  
Do You Know? (The Ping Pong Song)- Enrique Iglesias
Don't Wanna Miss A Thing- Aerosmith- My high school boyfriend wrote the lyrics to this song in my planner. Woah. :) 
Boston- Augustana
Oye El Boom- David Bisbal- My Spanish 4 class had 3 students in it, which was awesome. We listened to Spanish love songs and translated the lyrics. This was our favorite.
For You I Will (Confidence)- Teddy Geiger
A Thousand Miles- Vanessa Carlton- Who didn't try to learn this piano part?
You and Me- Lifehouse- I also remember crying to this song also, for who knows why. Oh high school.
Ever The Same (acoustic)- Rob Thomas 
Someday- Rob Thomas
How To Save A Life- The Fray- Kayla loved to listen to this in the car on the way home from school.
Cable Car- The Fray  
Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
Drops Of Jupiter- Train 
Hey There Delilah- Plain White T's  
Fallin' For You- Colbie Caillat
Fall For You- Secondhand Serenade- I went to a small Christian high school, so it's funny how other couple's "songs" get broadcasted everywhere. There was one couple who had a rocky relationship and fought a lot, so this was theirs.
Linger- The Cranberries- This was another couple's song that they would play loudly in the parking lot.
Time Of Your Life- Greenday- This seemed to be everyone's "graduation" song from all over the world- make your slideshow to this song!
Shine On- Needtobreathe- I listened to this song a lot the week of high school graduation.
Kelsey- Metro Station- My freshman college friends thought it was amazing to look up songs with your name as the title. This was mine. The guitarist in Metro Station is Miley Cyrus' brother.
Mmm Bop- Hanson- One of my roommates in college had a true obsession with Hanson. I heard Mmm Bop a lot.
Just The Way You Are- Bruno Mars
Hey, Soul Sister- Train- Another roommate loved this song, so I heard this a lot for awhile.

Captureblog
Captureblog is my favorite website for wedding videos. Around the time of my wedding, I watched      these all the time. I even have a Captureblog playlist with all the songs I got from their videos. Here are my favorites.

All the Faint Lights- Steve Moakler
Hesitate- Steve Moakler
True Like Your Name- Steve Moakler
Everything's Right- Matt Wertz
Feels So Right- Matt Wertz
Back in June- Matt Wertz
Marianna- Matt Wertz
Carolina- Matt Wertz
The Ladder- Andrew Belle
Your Love Is Strong- Jonathan Foreman
Canyons- Chris August
Loving You Is Easy- Chris August
Brand New Day- Joshua Radin
Crack The Shutters- Snow Patrol 
Love Never Fails- Heath Brandon
She Is Love- Parachute   

Oldies/Michael Buble

Baby (You've Got What It Takes)- Michael Bublé Feat. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Come Fly With Me- Michael Bublé  
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Michael Bublé
Everything- Michael Bublé- This was our song in college with all of our roommates. We played this endlessly.
Haven't Met You Yet- Michael Bublé- My freshman roommate played this all the time while she was waiting to meet her man. :)
How Sweet It Is- Michael Bublé- This was our cake cutting song at our wedding.
Crazy Love- Michael Bublé- Our first dance song at our wedding.
You Make Me Feel So Young- Frank Sinatra- I love this song, and it's also in the movie Elf.
The Best Is Yet To Come- Frank Sinatra 
Fly Me To The Moon- Frank Sinatra  
Ain't No Mountain High Enough- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Fun, Fun, Fun- Beach Boys   
I Just Called to Say I Love You- Stevie Wonder
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)- C+C Music Factory- The first song played at our wedding dance.
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)- Natalie Cole- Another winner, and made even better because it's in the movie A Cinderella Story (staring Hilary Duff- my sisters and I really loved her.)
Here Comes The Sun- Bob Khaleel- From The Parent Trap.
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - Marvin Gaye
Chapel Of Love- The Dixie Cups- Also from Father of the Bride, one of the best movies of all time.
Love- Nat King Cole 
Footloose- Kenny Loggins- Lauren and I danced in my bedroom to this.  
Do You Believe In Magic- The Lovin' Spoonful- Also from The Parent Trap. 
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison- In our wedding slideshow.

Country

Beautiful Mess-  Diamond Rio
Chicken Fried- Zac Brown Band
Everyday America- Sugarland  
Good Morning Beautiful- Kenny Chesney  
The House That Built Me- Miranda Lambert- Reminds me of going back to the house I grew up in. We moved when I was 15 (same town, different house)
Lost In This Moment- Big & Rich
Stay With Me (Brass Bed)- Josh Gracin 
We Weren't Crazy- Josh Gracin
Hell On The Heart- Eric Church
It's Good To Be Us- Bucky Covington
Long Time Gone- Dixie Chicks- Lauren and I used to belt these lyrics on the way to basketball games.
I Loved Her First- Heartland- Father/daughter wedding dance song.
What A Beautiful Day- Chris Cagle- I listened to this on repeat a lot back in the day, dreaming of my future husband.
Lookin' for a Good Time- Lady Antebellum
I Run to You- Lady Antebellum
Our Kind Of Love- Lady Antebellum
Love You Outloud- Rascal Flatts- Rascal Flatts is an all time favorite.
Here's To You- Rascal Flatts 
Life Is A Highway- Rascal Flatts 
Mayberry- Rascal Flatts 
Why Wait- Rascal Flatts
Where You Are- Rascal Flatts 
Prayin' for Daylight- Rascal Flatts
Cool Thing- Rascal Flatts
Oklahoma-Texas Line- Rascal Flatts 
Break Away- Rascal Flatts 
Summer Nights- Rascal Flatts
Days Go By- Keith Urban- Probably my favorite country song ever.
You're My Better Half- Keith Urban
Sweet Thing- Keith Urban
I Told You So- Keith Urban
Kiss A Girl- Keith Urban

Worship

You're Beautiful- Phil Wickham- Walked down the aisle to this song.
Safe- Phil Wickham
True Love- Phil Wickham
Nothing But The Blood of Jesus- Fernando Ortega
Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing- Fernando Ortega
Yearn- Shane & Shane- Kley taught me to drive stick to this song.
When I Think About the Lord- Shane & Shane
Before the Throne of God Above- Shane & Shane- Kley loves this song, and my good friend, Lauren, also had everyone sing this at her wedding.
We Love You, Jesus- Shane & Shane
He is Exalted- Shane & Shane
Lift Me Up- The Benjamin Gate- I remember listening to this on repeat on my portable CD player at my grandma's. Jeremy Camp's first wife, who passed away, was the lead singer of this band.     
I Have Been There- Mark Schultz- I loved this song and wanted to play it at every Jr. High Bible study because I thought it was so amazing.
Audience Of One- Big Daddy Weave- One of my favorites- I listened to this so much in high school.

Upbeat

Gone, Gone, Gone- Phillip Phillips
Best I Ever Had- Gavin DeGraw
Break Your Heart (Feat. Ludacris)- Taio Cruz- Listened to this in college with my roommate Shannon a lot.
One, Two Step- Ciara featuring Missy Elliot- Listened to this, and the next one, with Sara in high school in the car.
Rich Girl- Gwen Stefani  
Replay- Iyaz
Say Hey (I Love You)- Michael Franti & Spearhead
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)- Kelly Clarkson- One of my favorite running songs.
Whatcha Say- Jason Derulo- Stephen, Lauren's husband, played this a lot in the car in high school.
Your Love Is My Drug- Ke$ha- My favorite dance song from our wedding. So fun.
Live Your Life (feat. Rihanna)- T.I.
Tik Tok- Ke$ha- Kley jokes that this song is about my life.
Dynamite- Taio Cruz
Fire Burning- Sean Kingston
Do You Remember (feat. Sean Paul & Lil Jon)- Jay Sean
Eenie Meenie (feat. Sean Kingston)- Justin Bieber
Roar- Katy Perry- Another running favorite.
Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen- Another running favorite.
Catch My Breath- Kelly Clarkson

Misc.

Big Yellow Taxi- Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton- I've always loved this song, and it's from Two Weeks Notice, which Lauren loves.
The Remedy (I Won't Worry)- Jason Mraz- Again, always been a favorite.
There She Goes- The La's- From The Parent Trap, and if we have a baby girl, I want to play this for her a lot.
Say- John Mayer
Collide (acoustic)- Howie Day- Stephanie and I's song that we would always play and think of the other when we were apart.
White Fences- NEEDTOBREATHE
Keep Your Eyes Open- NEEDTOBREATHE

Movies

Blue Eyes Blue- Eric Clapton- Runaway Bride
Never Let You Go- Jakaranda- The Parent Trap
Gumption- Hans Zimmer- The Holiday
Cry- Hans Zimmer- The Holiday
Dancin' In The Moonlight- Toploader- A Walk To Remember
Rock & Roll- Eric Hutchinson- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds- The Beatles- I Am Sam
Everyday People- Sly & The Family Stone- Definitely, Maybe (I actually hate that movie, but like the song)
The Luckiest- Ben Folds- About Time
Life is Beautiful- Vega4- My Sister's Keeper
When You Say Nothing At All- Ronan Keating- Notting Hill
Count On My Love- Liz Phair- No Reservations
Hear You Me- Jimmy Eat World- A Cinderella Story
I Love You- Martina McBride- Runaway Bride
You Can't Hurry Love- The Supremes- Runaway Bride
Come Away With Me- Norah Jones- Two Weeks Notice (it's actually a different Norah Jones song in the movie, but I like to believe it's this one)
Weight Of The World- Chantal Kreviazuk- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Kley

Come On Get Higher- Matt Nathanson- I listened to this the whole month we were apart when I was in China.
Better Than Wine- Derek Webb- One of the first songs Kley played me in the car when we started dating.
Free Fallin' (Live)- John Mayer 
Half Of My Heart- John Mayer
Bold As Love- John Mayer
Something Like Olivia- John Mayer  
Gravity- John Mayer
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room - John Mayer
I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)- John Mayer
Neon- John Mayer- We listen to a lot of John Mayer- one of the music choices we agree on from his ipod. :)
Goodbye My Lover- James Blunt- We don't really like this song, but I remember laughing a lot one night while we mocked this song and sang really nasal sounding like him.
Cannonball- Damien Rice
I Miss You (acoustic)- Simple Plan 
I Won't Give Up- Jason Mraz
You and I Both- Jason Mraz- We listened to this song a lot in the car in college.
Ice Cream- Sarah McLachlan- Another favorite from our beginning dating days.
I'll Be (acoustic)- Edwin McCain
Live at ACL pt 5 (I Feel Like Throwing It Up)- Trombone Shorty- Kley really likes this, and I always think about him.
The Scientist- Coldplay- Kley loves Coldplay.
See You Soon- Coldplay
Yellow (acoustic)- Coldplay
Sugar We're Going Down- Fallout Boy- We would always sing this really loud on car trips when we were getting tired.  
Untitled- Sigur Rós
Your Hand In Mine- Explosions in the Sky- We have listened to this in the car a lot over the years.

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