Saturday, January 8, 2011

I'm not scared of silence. I just avoid it whenever possible.



I live my life with a soundtrack. In the car, in my home, at work (you know, back when I had work). I am a music junky.

If you looked at my iPod, you'd find a semi-eclectic mix of Hip Hop, Country, Classic Rock, Show tunes, and a whole lot from the late 90's, and early 2000's (What? I was in highschool. That music defined my generation). In fact, my iPod probably looks a lot like yours.

The only thing I steer clear from is Classical music.

Ugh. I hate Classical music.

Growing up, we didn't listen to the radio. My parents surrounded us with The Beach Boys, Chicago, Neil Diamond, and a whole lot of Classical orchestra music.

I can handle the first three, but I think I overdosed on the Classical stuff. It just makes me angry.

Whenever I blog, I do it with background music. And I think you can tell when you read it. For example, when I wrote this fairytale post, I was listening to Pandora's Classical Christmas station. And it is a lot more refined than my usual writing.

And when I wrote this graphically violent one? A combination of Alanis Morissette, Pink, and Avril Lavigne. Of course.

Today, I hopped on iTunes and decided to download my favorite hits of 2010.

And then I thought, "Why not them with you guys?"

You're welcome.

My favorite hits of 2010:

American Honey, by Lady Antebellum


Hey Soul Sister by Train

(I have a pandora station based on Train. I love them that much.)

Just The Way You Are, by Bruno Mars


Secrets, by OneRepublic


Love The Way You Lie, by Eminem

(I have a weakness for Eminem.)

Rhythm Of Love, by Plain White T's


Empire State Of Mind, the Glee version

(Other songs that I love more when Glee sings them: Don't Stop Believin', Bust Your Windows, and Last Name)

Shy Ronnie, Featuring Shy Ronnie and Rhianna

(technically, this aired in December of '09. But I didn't see it until a month later, so I'm counting it.)


Honorable mentions: Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland, Love Like Woe by The Ready Set, Fireflies by Owl City, Watcha Say by Jason Derulo, Billionaire by Travie McCoy,

What kind of music do you listen to?

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30 comments:

Suesan said...

I like a weird mix of music. My friend and I call Alanis, Pink, Avril, Christina and such artists Full Volume Girls, meaning you have to listen to them at full volume. I've been listening to a lot of Lindsey Ray, Duffy, Paper Tongues, Michael Buble, Jason Mraz, Cake, Colbie Calliat, A Fine Frenzy, Pink, Mike Snow, Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Courtyard Hounds, Glee Soundtrack (although I'm protesting the show I still love the music), Talking Heads, The Committments, and then a variety of old disco music, country, soundtracks from Les Mis, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, O Brother Where Art Thou...I'm pretty much all over the place!

Bryan and Jamie said...

I love "secrets" too. That is probably my favorite song of 2010. Actually, I really like your whole list. I love everything Usher this year too. He is pretty much amazing. And Cartel. And Taio Cruiz. And I have to admit (please don't think less of me...) but Justin Beiber isn't THAT bad...not saying I like him...but its kinda catchy crap that he sings.

Smart Ass Sara said...

I listened to a LOT of Manchester Orchestra (which is not an orchestra, FYI), Anberlin, The Black Keys, Florence & the Machine, My Chemical Romance, Kings of Leon, Civil Twilight, Death Cab for Cutie, All Time Low and the the mix my blogger friend Matt made me which was a lot of alternative. I? Am a music junky. Seriously. My collection could be it's own radio station. :)

Heather said...

I am with you on the classical music.
And Train, Lady Antebellum, and Sugarland. I guess I am getting old and need to check out the rest of that music - it doesn't sound familiar to me.

Heather said...

Wow. I just listened to the Eminem because I have always liked his stuff.
I am fascinated. Don't know if I want to have it on my ipod or not, but definitely interesting.

Kimberly said...

Music is like the glue that holds my day together. I listen to music while getting ready for work, in the car, while I'm cleaning...love it all except country. Country makes my ears bleed ;)

Gosfam said...

Ditto to all you said--all faves of mine. I also like country mixed in there too. Not Honky Tonk, but old school country :)

viewfromdownhere said...

My mix on itunes is pretty bipolar...all over the place, minus the country. And...I do like classical, but that's just b/c I play the viola and what not :-)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I was 13 in 1980. So...um...yeah... Hair bands, punk, early alternative, and what is now called 'classic rock'.

Hey Soul Sister & Love the Way You Lie are the only songs on your list I actually recognize. Now that I have Sirrius radio, I hardly ever hear new music.

Beka said...

Lots of different stuff--big band, frank sinatra, a couple songs by pink, lots of the not-so-popular christian stuff.....i hate listening to any radio.....lady antebellum! oh gosh they're good......yeah, i do some screamo....a little bit of country....mostly lately i love acoustic sounding stuff like matthew mayfield. ♥

Larissa said...

Oh god, my music collection is schizo! Examples: Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Cher (old and new), Michael Jackson, Madonna, Pink, Sade, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Cinderella, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Air Supply, Muddy Waters, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Ella Fitzgerald, Donna Summers, The Temptations, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Greenday, Blues Traveler, Bare Naked Ladies, Styx, Silly Wizard, Celtic Woman, The Four Seasons, Alanis Morrisette, the Chess soundtrack, the Les Mis soundtrack...

... I'll stop, even though that doesn't even cover all the genres.

MiMi said...

See, I'm TOTALLY not a hip hop/rap/r&b or top 20 listener...but that dang Eminem song I LOVE.

MiMi said...

Oh, and I never really thought that Dominic Monahgan (i think i spelled that wrong) was THAT cute but for some reason he's kinda HAWT in that video. And I have a girl crush on Megan Fox. I know it's wrong. I KNOW! Shut up.

Milena said...

New follower from the blog hop!

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DB said...

I listen to everything, but I totally agree about Eminem and Glee's Bust Your Windows. Love love love.

Amy said...

I love all those songs! I am SO not a picky music listener... I really do like almost anything: top 40, hip hop, rap, pop, J Biebs and David Archuleta ;), country, musical theater, and yes, even CLASSICAL... Actually, I mostly love classical music because it reminds me of riding in the car with my dad, and those are really happy memories. :)

QueenB said...

Visiting from the Lucy hop
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shopannies said...

I don't care much for silence either I am a mom of 6 and love the roudiness of an active house now that all of mine are getting older I do dread the day that my house is quiet and welcome the day that grandkids will once again make the noise I love

shopannies said...

following you

tsonodablog said...

The only song I recognized up there was Hey Soul Sister by Train. But I am from the Neolithic period....or somewhere back there anyways. My favorite music is classic rock such as The Rolling Stones. I also like Motown tunes, a little country and yes, classical, as well as some music from operas such as Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Rent.

Terri

Michelle said...

I LOVE Glee! And I'm with you, there are quite a few songs that I like better when Glee sings them. I LOVE "Jessie's Girl." And when I first heard Cory getting ready to sing it, I was a little miffed because I thought there was no way he could do it justice. OMG! He ROCKED it. I still like Rick Springfield's version, but I would MUCH rather listen to Cory's version. Of course, that could just be that I could listen to him sing the Alphabet Song, and I'd be fine! :) But Glee has introduced me to a lot of songs I'd never heard before, and I'm okay with that.

My music collection has everything from Glee to Christmas music to High School Musical to Danny Gokey to Linkin' Park. But NO classical! :)

Mich

Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

My kids favor John Mayer and the Beatles, so that's about all I listen to these days. I find that I don't mind.

My husband played on Pat's (Train) solo record. He's such a sweet guy and amazing singer. LOVE him!

Katie Hurley, LCSW said...

My kids favor John Mayer and the Beatles, so that's about all I listen to these days. I find that I don't mind.

My husband played on Pat's (Train) solo record. He's such a sweet guy and amazing singer. LOVE him!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm such a music person, too. I love your picks. My husband is a bass player, I'm always wired to an ipod or have something playing. Technology is so good to us, isn't it? I found you through Lucy's hop, and I'm following.

Shell said...

I'm a big country fan.

Whoa-oh, oh, oh, stuck like glue...

anSeL said...

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Mommy NaniBooboo said...

Thank you. Thank you! I just had a much needed dance party in front of my computer. I love each and every one of your picks, and have forgotten how much music can transport me. My soundtrack has been "silence" lately.... *shudder*

Rachel said...

Hmmm...

I'm just going to throw out some favorites of 2010, in no particular order. I mostly listen to music when I'm at the gym...so most of these are upbeat/"get moving" type songs.

* Bottoms Up feat. Nicki Minaj (love her)...the solo is really the only part that makes the rest of the song worth it!

* Bruno Mars - Grenade

* Lady Gaga - Alejandro

* Kesha - Tik Tok (hate her other songs though, and I REFUSE to spell her name with a dollar sign for the S)

* Eminem/Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie

* David Guetta ft Akon - Sexy Bitch

* Jason Derulo - Whatcha Say

Lady Jennie said...

Ok I promise to listen to all of these when my husband is not blasting salsa.

If you hate classical music, please do check out my post about 2 weeks ago called "Come Blow your horn" I do think it'll make you smile. :-)

manysleeplessnights.com said...

That could totes be my soundtrack as well!

P.S. Now Shy Ronnie is stuck in my damn head. Thanks a lot!

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