Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rock This! Thursday: What's your favorite song(s)?

I'm the type of person who usually always has music playing. I blame this on my father. Growing up it was pretty normal for the record player/stereo to be playing while we were watching TV in the living room. Or when we were eating at the dinner table. Or when we were doing nothing at all, and watch out if my dad got a new Grateful Dead or Rolling Stones album because that sucker would be on repeat for hours even days. I got so use to having music being played non stop that silence kind of freaked me out.

Now I'm a bit different. I cannot have music playing when I watch TV, trying to fall asleep for the night, or reading. But there is one case where the silence still freaks me out, and that's when I'm writing. I HAVE to have music playing when I write. I'm not for sure why, but it's like my characters will not come to life unless my playlist is on.

Here in the past month I've been wanting some new music. I've been working on the same story off and on for almost two years now. It's time to spice things up a bit. So this leads me to ask: What are some of your favorite songs at this very moment?



ally said...

Well, I gave away some of my current songs through Twitter but, some of my all-time faves would have to be:
- Goo Goo Dolls - Black Balloon
- Yellowcard *just about anything from them but specially* The Takedown
- Shiny Toy Guns - You Are The One
- The All-American Rejects *again, annything but* 11:11 P.M.

Tell me which ones you liked!

Simone said...

I've been listening to a few songs a lot lately... One of these even sparked an idea for a new fic :)
- Gypsy, Shakira
- Who I Am, Nick Jonas & The Administration
- Candy Bling, Mariah Carey
- Can't Get You Out Of My Mind, Lenny Kravitz
- Not As We, Alanis Morissette
- Airplanes, BoB feat. Hayley Williams
- Resentful, Beyonce

These are the current ones, and you probably know some of them, but sometimes you listen to a song you've heard before, and something inside you just clicks... I know that it's happened to me ;)

Rowena said...

My favorite songs to listen to right now are:

-Lay Me Down by The Dirty Heads
-Airplanes by BoB feat. Haley from Paramore
-The Winner song (I don't know the name of the song) with Justin Timberlake and Jamie Foxx

Hmmm, that's all I can think of right now. I'm the same way, I have to have music playing in the background while I'm working on anything from writing, work stuff for work because well, just because. =)

Anonymous said...

Three of my favourites right now:

In Sleep by Lissie
Boy Lilikoi by Jonsi (the whole album is amazing)
Love Song by Sara Bareilles said...

Pearl Jam - just LOVED their album Ten.

Third Day - love their voice

and because True Blood is about to start...Jace Everett - Bad Things

Ke$ha's songs are fun and sometimes I am in the mood for Kelly Clarkson and Nirvana.

Sara said...

Ooh I'm totally the same way. I hate the sounds of silence. I usually go through different phases were I'm obsessed with a couple of songs for awhile. Lately it's:
Oh My Gosh by Usher featuring Will.I.Am.
Just about anything John Mayer and Taylor Swift (my favs are Heartbreak Warfare and Half of My Heart by JM <3)
Breakeven by The Script
Live Like Your Dying by Kris Allen
Up,Up,and Away by Kid Cudi
Ridin Solo by Jason Derulo
Good Life by Onerepublic
Hey Soul Sister by Train
Two Is Better Than One by Boys Like Girls featuring Taylor Swift
Watch the Sky by Something Corporate

Yeah...pretty random list :)

Orchid said...

My top five favorite songs would have to be:
The Dance by Garth Brooks (actually anything by him, but this is my all time fav by him)
Crazy Town by Jason Aldean
Little Rock by Reba McEntire
God's Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash
Fightin' Side of Me by Merle Haggard.

Katie said...

Some of my favorite songs ever:

Walk In The Sun by McFly.
Sorry's Not Good Enough by McFly.
Down For Whatever by The Summer Obsession.
Brighter by Paramore.
When I Grow Up by Garbage.
Agree To Disagree- Meg & Dia.
The Remedy by Jason Mraz.
The Middle by Jimmy Eats World.
Thunderbirds Are Go by Busted.
Daylight by Matt And Kim.

I like more of the upbeat stuff; it always puts me in a great mood. :)

Patricia's Particularity said...

If you are ever in the mood for a little "Retro" and "Mod" with a touch of Old School I saw She & Him. They are one of my FAVORITE bands. But I love almost every kind of music (expect Country). I love Michael Buble, Josh Groban, 30 Seconds to Mars, Regina Spektor, The Shins.... my music taste is all over the place.

Anonymous said...

Right now I have been listening to..

Kesha-Your love is my drug
Caitlin & Will- Address In The Stars
Jason Derulo-Ridin' Solo
Travis McCoy Ft. Bruno Mars- Billionaire
Lady Antebellum- American Honey
Kelly Clarkson- All I Ever Wanted
Zac Brown Band-Toes

Llehn said...

I know this may come a little late but I hope it helps. I am currently enamored by Somewhere Only we Know - Keane and Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol.