Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Listing slightly

Hello! Welcome to May. Much like April, but with more sunlight.

List-based challenges are popular right now, and most of them are uninteresting to me. Then someone started the “30-Day Song Challenge” on Twitter, and that felt like something I could pursue. So here goes ...
A song you like with a colour in the title: “Purple Rain” by Prince and “Bitterblue” by Cat Stevens
A song you like with a number in the title: “17 Days” by Prince
A song that reminds you of summertime: “Summer in the City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful
A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget: “Babe” by Styx
A song that needs to be played loud: “Girl Anachronism” by Dresden Dolls
A song that makes you want to dance: “Dance Apocalyptic” by Janelle Monae
A song to drive to: “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas
A song about drugs or alcohol: “Burn It to the Ground” by Nickelback
A song that makes you happy: “Burning Bridge” by Kate Bush
A song that makes you sad: “And So Is Love” by Kate Bush and “Hey Jupiter” by Tori Amos and “Empty Garden” by Elton John and ...
A song you never get tired of: “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen”
A song from your preteen years: “Mickey” by Toni Basil
A song you like from the 70s: “Whenever I Call You Friend” by Kenny Loggins with Stevie Nicks
A song you’d love to be played at your wedding: n/a
A song you like that’s a cover: “Hush” by Deep Purple
A song that’s a classic favourite: “Hey Jude” by the Beatles
A song you’d sing a duet with someone on karaoke: n/a
A song from the year you were born: “Hair” by the Cowsills and “These Eyes” by the Guess Who
A song that makes you think about life: “Suspended in Gaffa” by Kate Bush
A song that has many meanings to you: “Mad World” by Tears for Fears
A song you like with a person’s name in the title: “Marlene on the Wall” by Suzanne Vega
A song that moves you forward: “Never” by Heart
A song you think everybody should listen to: “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel
A song by a band you wish were still together: “This Wheel’s on Fire” by Siouxsie and the Banshees
A song you like by an artist no longer living: “I Got a Name” by Jim Croce
A song that makes you want to fall in love: “Sweet Dreams” by Air Supply
A song that breaks your heart: “Every Time I See Your Picture” by Luba
A song by an artist whose voice you love: “Blue Moon with Heartache” by Rosanne Cash
A song you remember from your childhood: “I’s the B’y”
A song that reminds you of yourself: “Music” by Cat Stevens
What you see here is one version of the challenge. In a different month, I would likely choose different songs. This version seems a little 80s heavy. I do like that many songs could fit into multiple categories.

What would your 30-Day Song Challenge include?