25 Songs 25 Days (condensed version, just add water)


25 Songs, 25 Days
One song per day along with an explanation of why you picked it.

Note: I started this back in March 2015 and “tidied it up” as an end of year / cleaning up drafts at the end of December 2015.
Feel free to copy this picture, or cut & paste the text, and do your own list.
If you know who came up with the original list, I’d love to give them credit 🙂

Day 01 – A song from your chidhood.
“Don’t You Forget About Me” Simple Minds. The Breakfast Club was one of my favorite movies, and it has held up quite well over the years.
Going further back, I’d have to say, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, by the Charlie Daniels Band, as it has “goddamn son of a bitch” in the lyrics, so I could get away with saying it. I had the single and would put it on my little record player with the volume up.

Day 02 – A song that reminds you of your most recent ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.
Something by Eminem… Probably, “Space Bound”.

Day03 – A song that reminds you of one/both of your parents.
Anything by Eric Clapton would get my dad playing the guitar, but the first that came to mind was, “Falling To Pieces” by Faith No More. When my dad and stepmother were getting divorced, I hooked up both VCR’s and repeated the video about 10 times on one tape. Then I’d play it. Loudly.
And anything by The Beatles. I’ve always been a huge fan thanks to my dad and (ex)stepmother.
As for my mom, The Rolling Stones (especially “Mother’s Little Helper” and “19th Nervous Breakdown”).

Day 04 A song that calms you down.
I’ve always liked “Pressure” by Billy Joel and “Under Pressure” by Queen/David Bowie, tho I’ve been listening to the MCR/Used cover lately.

Day 05 – A Song that is often stuck in your head
“Helena” by MCR. My grandmother is getting older, and the thought of her being gone brings me to tears. “Helena” was written for Gerard (and Mikey) Way’s grandmother who sounds every bit as encouraging and supportive as my own.

Day 06 – A song that reminds you of a best friend.
I had a song with someone I was best friends with for a bit in high school. He picked it, tho I’m not sure why.
“Wish You Were Here”, by Pink Floyd.

Day 07 – A song that reminds you of the past summer (this would be 2014)
Definitely, “Teenagers” by My Chemical Romance. (The reference to drugging, er, medicating young people really hit home.).
And, “Not Okay” by MCR.

Day08 A song that seminds you of your 1st love.
This might be weird, but he got me into Danzig, so, “Mother”, since that was the only song we had at camp. I got the tape when I came home.

Day 09 – A song that makes you hopeful.

Day 10 – A song by your favorite band.
(December:) Lately my son and I have been listening to Horrible Histories. Do those “six idiots” (as they refer to themselves) count as a band?

Day 11 – A song on the soundtrack of your favorite movie.
Uhhhhh… The only Soundtrack i owned was Purple Rain, by Prince, but it wasn’t a favorite movie. Still, the album is amazing.

Day 12 – The last song you had in your head.
“Welcome To The Black Parade”, MCR.

Day 13 – A song that reminds you of a former friend.
“She Talks To Angels” by The Black Crowes reminds me of my Toxic Twin. She was one of three people who said the song reminded her of me.

Day 14 – A song that seminds you of your boyfriend/girlfriend.
Single by choice.
But I had an ex who would play, “Leather” by Tori Amos and say it reminded him of me.

Day 15 – A song you love singing along to.
My son and I love (trying to) sing “The Monarchs Song” from Horrible Histories. It lists all of England’s Kings and Queens from William I to the present.

Day 16 – A song that has made you cry.
“Helena” (see Day 5).

Day 17 – A song that makes you want to dance.
I used to be able to dance to Latin music, but I recently learned having herniated discs means not being able to move like that… Oh, crap. Does that mean I have to do all my “moving” in a bed? Eek!

Day 18 – A song that you obsessively listen to.
Well, “Dick Turpin” from Horrible Histories is my main ringtone, so I hear ot a lot.

Day 19 – The fist song alphabetically in your iPod/iTunes
Don’t own either.

Day 20 – The last song alphabetically in your iPod/iTunes
See Day 19.

Day21-Your favote song.
I don’t think I could choose just one. I’m a lyric person and different songs remind me of different points in my life; if my life is ever made into a movie, it would have an awesome soundtrack.

Day22 – A song that someone has sung to you.
“Girls of Porn” by Mr. Bungle. (I used to have DD’s, so he changed the line about, “D cup mama’s…”.)

Day23 – A song that you cannot stand to listen to.
I love Pearl Jam’s, “Rearview Mirror”, but it reminds me too much of a past relationship.

Day24 – A song that you have danced to with your best friend.
Yeah, still don’t dance.

Day 25 – A song you could listen to all day without getting tied of.
My son and I listen to a lot of the Horrible Histories songs.

Blessed Be,
D. K. Stevens


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