Untraditional and Romantic Songs for V-Day!

So with a little more than two weeks until Valentines Day, I am sure many of you are already starting to make plans. Here are some songs that aren’t your traditional mushy love songs, but still give you that great feeling. These are my six all time favorite love songs, so hopefully these can get you “in the mood”.

1. Goodnight Moon by Go Radio

I had never heard this song until a guy I knew played it on guitar, and it made me melt. Two months later (we are now dating), and this song almost makes me tear up! The lyrics are so beautiful, and the concept together make this song irresistibly romantic.

2.  I Love Your Existence by Alex Goot

So sweet and so unique, give this one a try! Such a simple statement that means so much but without overdoing it.

3. Ordinary People by Clay Walker

You might not be a country music fan, but this song can still strike a chord somewhere. After listening to this song a few times it makes me want nothing more than an ordinary relationship with all the love, passion and comfort.

Unfortunately I was unable to find it on youtube, so you’ll have to look it up elsewhere.

4. Inevitable by Anberlin

There aren’t enough words to describe how purely amazing this song is. So amazing in fact that this is the song I plan on playing at my wedding, because who doesn’t want that perfect someone to be our “last first kiss”?

5. Kiss Me by New Found Glory

This song is romantic in the sweet innocent way of children rather than a love song, but is so cute and sweet it had to be added to the list.

6. You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This by Toby Keith

This is another country song, and the first love song I really ever connected with. To this day I still cannot listen to it without getting the chills

Enjoy and have a great Valentine’s Day!

Naughty Songs

Everybody has their own “guilty pleasure” songs. You know the ones that make you want get up and dance, or maybe even do something naughty. I’ve been pretty addicted to a few of these recently, so I thought I’d share them with you all!

1. Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard

This song may be older, but too good to ever go out of style. It’s a classic “naughty” song, and is actually the #1 song used for stripping (bet nobody ever told you that one)

2.  I Almost Told You That I Love You by Papa Roach

This song crosses the line into just plain dirty just a bit, but is still pretty awesome. Just beware the video, it’s pretty wild

3. Scream by Avenged Sevenfold

Sexy metal, what could be better?

4. Bad Girlfriend by Theory of a Deadman

Pretty self explanatory

5. For Your Entertainment by Adam Lambert

This song is so hot, and very addicting!

6. I Get Off by Halestorm

My number one favorite naughty song by far. The more you listen to it, the more little things you notice, especially some of the double meanings!

7. Bad Romance

Just plain sexy

Random music and band facts…

Here are some really cool and random facts that I bet you never knew!

  • Creed was the first band in history to have four number-one rock singles from a debut album.
  • Daft Punk was originally known as “Darling”.
  • Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin co-wrote the song “Shadows” of of Red’s album Innocence & Instinct, and Jasen Rauch of Red co-wrote more than 1/3 of the songs off of Breaking Benjamin’s new album Dear Agony
  • Seether is from South Africa
  • Billy Idol’s son Will is in a band called Lucas
  • Britney Spears’ song “Dont let me be the last to know” was written by Shania Twain.
  • Gavin Rossdale (he just came out with a new song called Love Remains the Same) was the lead singer of the band Bush
  • Drew Lachey was an emergency med technician.
  • Foo Fighters’ named came from the UFO’s that U.S. pilots reported seeing while patroling Germany in WWII
  • Goo Goo Dolls’ singer John Rzeznik was gonna be a plumber
  • Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong wore Jersey #8 on his high school football team.
  • Hawthorne Heights formed under the name ‘A Day In The Life’
  • Jon Bon Jovi turned down the lead role in the film version of “Footloose” in order to concentrate on the band and his music.
  • Lou Reed underwent electroshock therapy as a teenager in an unsuccessful bid to control his mood swings.
  • Michael Bolton was Paula Abdul’s babysitter when she was a child

A Song for Every Mood

Being a typical teenage girl I have a gazillion different moods. The amazing thing is that there are so many different genres of music with a huge variety of bands, so I can have an entirely unique playlist of music according to how I am feeling! I thought I would post a few of my favorites songs for certain occasions!

Stressed out beyond belief:

Whenever I am really stressed out or upset, this is always the song I turn to. For some reason it always makes me feel better!

Excited and Pumped up:

When I’m getting ready for a party, hanging out with friends or want to dance around, this is the right song for the job!

Frustrated/Angry

Somehow screaming it out makes everything better.

Flirty

When I want to get a guy, this song helps give me the confidence!

Break-Up

This song ends things well I do believe..

Christmas music

It is only fitting that I post about Christmas music considering that we are in the midst of the holiday season. While I was a little late getting this post out, so now it is after Christmas, but at least it is before New Years!

Have you ever noticed that radio stations and businesses start playing Christmas music almost as soon as Thanksgiving is over, and then stop playing it immediately after Christmas is over? It’s really the strangest thing ever, and it drives me crazy! In my opinion it is still the holiday season until after New Years is over, and therefore they should continue playing holiday music until January 1st.

Here is my favorite holiday song: Baby Please Come Home by Anberlin (of course)

Free Legal Punk Music (What could be better?)

We all know that usually downloading music from the internet is illegal and wrong, right? (please just nod and say yes) However it can be legal if the music is downloaded from a group that has the right to distribute it such as the band itself, the recording company, or maybe a sponsor. Yesterday I was doing some research and found several totally awesome sites where you can get free and COMPLETELY LEGAL music downloads. Many of them are punk, because it seems that most punk artists are a lot less comericialized and a lot more generous than other genres of music. (seriously, it’s true)

So check out these awesome sites! All of them are linked in the sidebar

1.  Altsounds – You have to scroll around to be able to find all the artists, but once you do it is totally worth it! Most of these bands are emo/screamo. Includes Anberlin, Panic! at the Disco, UnderOath, Red Jumpsuit, etc

2. iLike – Most of the downloads from this site are from bands without recording contracts yet, but there are still a few pretty amazing ones! Check out Brokenfall and Superbeing, they totally rock!

3.  GarageBand – Another great site for discovering bands without recording contracts. Also a great site for new musicians to promote their music

4. Fat Wreck Chords – Punk recording label, and they have some pretty great downloads if you are into real  punk. Includes NOFX, Rise Against, No Use For A Name and Propaghandhi

5. Hellcat Records – Punk and Hardcore recording label, and more rockin’ MP3s. Includes Rancid, Nekromantix, and Horrorpops

6. StereoKiller – Umm…Interesting. But they do have several good downloads including a few by Underoath

7. Anti-, just a really cool site with downloads from Greg Graffin (Lead singer of Bad Religion – I love this guy!) and Michael Franti

8.  3hive – It has a few  pretty cool downloads including Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly

9. Mp3.com – Millions upon millions of songs and downloads, but I didn’t recognize even a single artist. However you might be able to find some good stuff in here

10. PureVolume – I love this site! There is a ton of music, and much of it is by popular mainstream artists. I have found free downloads from Demon Hunter, Paramore, Anberlin and other awesome bands. You can find music from pretty much any genre ever created!

A few other sites that I didn’t find worthy enough to put in the sidebar: Stereogum, bt.etree.org, SoundClick, Honc. biz, Jamendo, Epitonic, SubPop records, MTV, and iSound. You might be able to find something good on them, it just takes more effort than I am willing to spend!

Musical Pet Peeves

I am a musically obsessed person, so when someone uses music in the wrong context, or talks about something they know nothing about, it really, really, really bothers me. As you saw in the last post I wrote about the whole Green Day/pop-punk mistake which is a perfect example of this!

My sister and one of my friends both have a habit of finding music, then talking about clulessly. It is disturbing to say the least. The other day my sister came home from some activity and was talking about how she heard a song by Weezer called Beverly Hills (until this point she had never heard of Weezer in her life, even though I had been listening to them for the past 6 months). She then went on the next day about how Weezer was a great “rap band”. I spent 15 minutes arguing with her trying to explain that in no way was Weezer a “rap band”. Does anyone else see a problem with this?? They are nothing like rap!

The second incident was with a friend of mine who is beyond clueless and is already getting on my nerves. For whatever reason whenever I discover a new band or song she automatically latches on to them, and then runs around telling everybody how much she loves them. Anyways I by accidentally mentioned the song Thorns by Demon Hunter in a conversation. So now she is saying how much she loves the song, and how great it is. When I asked her if she even knew what it was about she answered “no, but it’s really cool”. The song is about self-injury, and if you read my post about it before than you know how special it is. It just really bothered me to have her talk about it this way, especially since that song has really changed my life.

Stuff like this happens all the time, people like to talk even if they have no idea what they are talking about.  A very common mistake is mistaking song genres. Nobody even knows how to tell the difference between punk and pop, hip-hop and rap, and rock and metal.

 

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