Hey, everyone! I’ve decided to do something a little different today. We’re going to talk about music! I spotted this challenge on someone else’s blog recently and I thought it’d be fun to do since, to my knowledge, I’ve never posted about music on this blog. I’m doing the first fifteen questions in this post, the latter questions in another that will be up soon. Let’s do this.
1.Your favorite song
“Pierre and Natasha” from Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. This was such a hard question to start out with! I could write a number of posts about why I love this musical and this is my favorite song from it (closely followed by “Letters” and “Sonya Alone” if you’re curious.) I love how soft it is but everything in this song lends itself to the emotions Natasha and Pierre are feeling at this point in the story.
2.Your least favorite song
“This is why I’m hot” by MIMS. I think the only reason I call this my least favorite song is that it was stuck in my head for a long time after I first heard it.
3.A song that makes you happy
“Something about her” by Alistair Griffith. I discovered this one by surfing period drama videos years ago and to this day it still makes me stupidly happy.
4.A song that makes you sad
“Sweetheart I’ll wait for you” by Joe Nichols. I remember hearing this on the bus during high school and nearly crying. It’s a lovely song but it gets me in the feels.
5.A song that reminds you of someone
Oh, there were so many that came to mind for this one. But the one that dominated was “They’re coming to take me away”. My mom introduced my brother and I to this song when we were little and for a long time afterward we’d sing it together.
6.A song that reminds you of somewhere
I don’t think I’ve mentioned that I’m from West Virginia, but I am. And for any West Virginian, there is one song that reminds us all of somewhere: “Country Roads” by John Denver.
7.A song that reminds you of an event
“I dreamed a dream” from Les Miserables. I graduated from high school the year the film rendition of the musical came out and the little clip they had of Anne Hathaway singing this song was going through my head all through my graduation ceremony.
8.A song you know all the words to
“Let me be your wings” from Thumbelina. This was one of my favorite movies as a kid and it’s still one of my favorite songs.
9.A song you can dance to
“Hips don’t lie” by Shakira. I know this might be a cliched answer, but I don’t care. That beat is just too infectious.
10.A song that makes you fall asleep
“Sleep” by Poets of the Fall. This is one of my favorite bands and for a while, when my anxiety was bothering me at night, this was my lullaby.
11.A song from your favorite band
“While your lips are still red” by Nightwish. This is one of my favorites of theirs because it embodies all the things I love about their music: gorgeous instrumentals, wonderful vocals, and haunting, thought-provoking lyrics.
12.A song from a band you hate
I don’t really have any bands that I hate, that I know of, so I’m gonna pass on this one.
13.A song that is a guilty pleasure
“Want U back” by Cher Lloyd. I’m not a fan of spiteful break-up songs, but I like this one and listen to it more than I care to admit.
14.A song no one would expect you to love
“Bring them to light” by Apocalyptica. This is a great song to listen to when you’re angry.
15.A song that describes you
“Elizabeth” by Trading Yesterday. This might be a little bit of smart-alecky answer, but ever since I first heard this song, I wanted it to be written about me, though I wish it weren’t a break-up song.
That’s it for now. This was so fun! Stay tuned for part two!