Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dance Forever, by Allstar Weekend

Need to just dance around and forget everything for a few minutes?  Give Dance Forever a try.  =)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Heartbeat, by JJAMZ

Oh gosh, I've been horribly sporadic with this blog lately, haven't I?  Thanks for the patience.  You guys should totally send me some requests to keep me on my toes. :)  Haha anyways, Heartbeat is another iTunes freebie that I've been listening to a lot lately.  Somehow or other it really fits my mood right now.  It's definitely different from what I usually go for, but hey, we can all try something new, right?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Yes We Can, by Me In Motion

Songs like Yes We Can are always so much fun to listen to.  An inspiring, uplifting message, and yet still upbeat enough to bounce around to!  That's my kind of song.  :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dark Side, by Kelly Clarkson

I LOVE THIS!  "Everybody's got a dark side.  Do you love me?  Can you love mine?"  With some of the most honest lyrics I've ever heard, and some awesome vocals, this song is definitely going on my list of favorites!  :)

I'm Back!!

Hey guys!  I'd like to apologize for the long absence.  It started with an emergency trip to California because of a death in the family, and things just escalated from there.  It got to the point that for a couple of days I was literally only home to sleep, and didn't even have time to eat dinner, let alone get anything done.  It was NUTS.  But hopefully my schedule will be a little bit more conducive to blogging now!  Again, my apologies, and thanks for sticking with me.  :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Eye of the Tiger, by Survivor

This one is such a classic, I can't believe I haven't posted it yet!  I was glancing through my masterlist of songs and Eye of the Tiger jumped out at me, practically yelling "How did you miss me?!"  So here it is. =)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Baby I'm Sorry, by B1A4

I am abusing the repeat button on this song, I kid you not!  (Sorry that the video format is different, I couldn't find a satisfactory one on YouTube. :P)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Best Quote Ever

"If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
     The only proof he needed
     For the existence of God
     Was music."  - Kurt Vonnegut

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Drumroll Please...

Without further ado, I present to you a celebratory post to commemorate the completion of my goal of sharing 101 good songs!!  Yup, over the past eight months the musical library of this blog has grown to include 101 great songs of all different artists, languages, and genres.  How cool is that?!  I would never have gotten this far without all my fabtabulous listeners. So thank you!! I've enjoyed working on this blog so much.  Now, on to the next set of 101!

Where I Belong, Switchfoot

I love love love the melancholy feel of Where I Belong.  It's not sad, per se, it's just full of... life.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Guardian, by Alanis Morissette

This song has a sweet message that's common enough, but such a unique delivery.  It's quite nice to listen to and very open to interpretation, which I like in a song.  What do you think?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wanted, by Hunter Hayes

This lovely little number has recently become my best friend's favorite song, so I thought I'd give it a spin.  It is absolutely precious!!  Out of all the different sounds that "country music" can have, this one ends up right where I like 'em.  :)  Not to mention the lyrics are gorgeous.  "I want to make you feel wanted..." 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pretty Please?

Hello everybody!  I have a request to make of all you lovely followers.  I would love to get some recommendations!  Pretty please with Nutella on top?  I love getting to hear everyone's diverse musical tastes, plus suggestions help me make sure that 101 Good Songs doesn't turn into 101 Good Songs that Ariel particularly likes.  :D lol!  I want this blog to be as musically diverse as possible!  So, don't be shy!  What song do YOU think I should feature next?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Still In Love, by CN Blue

Here's song number two for the day, as promised. :)  I am currently reveling in the gorgeousness known as rock ballads... I forgot how much I enjoy a good rock band!  Anyone have any suggestions for some not-too-hard rock that I might like? I'm not picky about the language.  In the meantime, here is my current favorite, Still In Love.  I've been singing it all day.

All I Want, by Toad The Wet Sprocket

I can't believe it's been a whole week... wait, yes I can.  Let me rephrase that.  I apologize that it's been a whole week!  To make up for it, how 'bout I share two songs today?  Here is the first!  All I Want, by Toad The Wet Sprocket.  Enjoy! :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Payphone (clean ver.), by Tanner Patrick

Tanner Patrick... just WOW.  As I've said before, for a brand new artist he is INCREDIBLE.  I particularly love his gorgeous cover of Payphone. It's absolutely stunning!  If you haven't yet, take a few moments to be completely blown away.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Brielle, by Sky Sailing

I love everything about this song.  The sweetness of it, and the innocence.  You can feel a whole story behind it.  He loves her, but they're too young to settle down.  He's off to see the world and become a better person, but is promising that he'll come back to her.  I can't even describe it!  I just love it.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Be My Escape, by Relient K

The lyrics of Be My Escape always seem to convey something different depending on the mood I'm in.  What are your thoughts on this song?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Titanium, by Sam Tsui

Sam Tsui is a new artist that was recently recommended to me by a great friend. :)  He does mostly covers, like this beautiful rendition of Titanium.  Take a minute and give him a try!  I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Exiting Stuff!!

I am so happy right now!!  I have good news galore. =D

1st - I gained three new followers!!  Welcome!  Followers always make my day.

2nd - We've surpassed 2,000 views!!  I never thought this blog would do so well so fast!

3rd - One of my amazing readers posted a couple of links to my blog on another very popular website, and those links have been bringing in TONS of viewers! Thank you thank you thank you. ♥

4th - Guess what happens when you Google "101 good songs"?  This blog comes up as the very first result!!  I am so speechless right now.  The last time I checked it didn't even show up in the first several pages of Google!  And now to be the top result?  I can't keep the smile off of my face!

To all my amazing readers/listeners, thank you SO much for everything. Without you this blog couldn't exist.  You rock!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Alphabet Challenge Wrap Up

So, here we are at the end of The Alphabet Challenge.  What did you think of it? I definitely had a ton of fun with it and discovered some great new songs in the process.  I've also collected quite a few songs that didn't fit into the challenge that I can't wait to share with you!  Operation Get-Ariel-To-Post-More and Have-Fun-In-The-Process is a success!  To wrap things up, I thought it would be nice to have the completed challenge all in one place, so here you go. =)

Apologize, by OneRepublic
Bounce, by JJ Project
Complicated, by Avril Lavigne
Don't Stop (Color On The Walls), by Foster The People
Ebay, by Weird Al Yankovic
Falling Stars, by David Archuleta
Gone, by Switchfoot
Hey Stephen, by Taylor Swift
Istanbul (Not Constantinople), by They Might Be Giants
Just Like Now, by Ryeowook & Donghae of Super Junior
Kiss Me, by Sixpence None The Richer
Like Yesterday, by Colbie Caillat
My Everything, by 98 Degrees
Now Is Forever, by Eiffel 65
Off My Mind, by Henry Lau
Put Your Records On, by Corinee Bailey Rae
Quando Quando Quando, by Michael Bublé & Nelly Furtado
Real Gone, by Sheryl Crow
Stand, by R.E.M.
There's A Place For Us, by Carrie Underwood
Upside Down, by Jack Johnson
Vanilla Twilight, by Owl City
Where Is Your Heart At, by Jamie Cullum
X & Y, by Coldplay
You Give Love A Bad Name, by Bon Jovi
Zero Gravity, by David Archuleta

That's quite a list!  What was your favorite out of these songs?  Let me know! =)

Z - Zero Gravity, by David Archuleta

Last but not least, we have Z for Zero Gravity!  This song really does give me that feeling of weightless bliss.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Y - You Give Love A Bad Name, by Bon Jovi

Surprised?  Me too.  Really.  I have no clue why I love this song so much.  In fact it is exactly the kind of song I expect myself not to like.  Ariel, you're confusing me!  Someone please explain this to me....  =)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

X - X & Y, by Coldplay

Bet you were wondering what on earth could possibly start with X.  :)
Well, TA-DA!  Enjoy!

W - Where Is Your Heart At, by Jamie Cullum

Songs with random analogies always make me smile.  :)  I like the jazzy feel of Where Is Your Heart At, it's a nice change.  Check it out!

Monday, August 27, 2012

V - Vanilla Twilight, by Owl City

I'm sure some of you saw this coming, but how could I resist?  :)  V really couldn't be anything but Vanilla Twilight.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

U - Upside Down, by Jack Johnson

At first I thought I was going to have a little bit of trouble with U, but voila! I remembered Upside Down.  I heard it on the radio ages ago and added it to my list of songs I wanted to post, but then forgot all about it!  Turns out it was a good thing I did. ^-^  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

R - Real Gone, by Sheryl Crow

You guys already know how much of a sucker I am for soundtrack music, so I see no need to elaborate.  :)  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Q - Quando Quando Quando, by Michael Bublé & Nelly Furtado

I know you're all curious about what kind of song could possibly start with the letter Q, so without further ado, here is Quando, Quando, Quando.  =)

(P.S. In Italian, Quando means "when".)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

O - Off My Mind, by Henry Lau

Off My Mind is my very favorite Chinese song in the entire universe!  I can sing 90% of it from memory, all of it if I have the pinyin lyrics. ^-^  So please, ENJOY! 

Friday, August 17, 2012

N - Now Is Forever, by Eiffel 65

Now Is Forever is so TOTALLY different from anything else that I've ever heard that I'm kind of at a loss for words here... :)  What do you think of it? 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

M - My Everything, by 98 Degrees

Guys, there are so many beautiful songs in this world.  I totally overuse the phrase, "This is one of the prettiest songs I've ever heard."  But this time I'm serious! This song is just so heartfelt!!  I want to fall asleep listening to someone
sing this for me. ^-^

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

J - Just Like Now, by Super Junior

Just Like Now is a beautiful duet sung by two members of Super Junior, Kim Ryeowook and Lee Donghae.  These two rarely sing together, which is probably why I find it so pretty.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

F - Falling Stars, by David Archuleta

"When you forget me, when you don't remember my name..."  You know you have truly moved on when you can listen to this and smile because you know he's happy that way.

 I thinking about trying to find something else for F, but I decided Falling Stars was too beautiful to pass by. (Plus you can't just Google "songs that start with F" because we all know where that will lead. :P )

Monday, August 6, 2012

E - Ebay, by "Weird Al" Yankovic

E is for humor. =)  Well, not really, but Ebay is pretty much the same thing! Weird Al is great when I need a reminder to not take things so seriously.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

D - Don't Stop (Color On The Walls), by Foster The People

I have to say, this song is a step outside my comfort zone.  But I'm always trying to expand my musical tastes, so that is why Don't Stop is my choice for the letter D.  The lyrics are supposedly about a little kid's perspective, it's quite interesting, lol. =)  Anyways, join me in trying out something new and give it a try!

Friday, August 3, 2012

C - Complicated, by Avril Lavigne

Today C is for Complicated.  I've never been able to pinpoint why this song has so much appeal to me.   It's just so funky and unique!  Especially the way she sings and the message the song has.  =)  Enjoy! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

B - Bounce, by JJ Project

B means it's time to Bounce!  =)  I love this song, from the English that actually makes sense, to the random bursts of rock and roll.  Have fun bouncing!

( I've typed "bounce" so many times that it's starting to look really weird...)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A - Apologize, by OneRepublic & Timbaland

Here is the first post of the Alphabet Challenge! A is for Apologize.  This song is almost an oxymoron. . . the lyrics are some of the saddest I've heard, and yet the tune is fast and upbeat.  Whatever it is, it works! =)

The Alphabet Challenge! =D

Guys, I have been so bad at this blogging thing lately!  I've only made one post in the past two weeks!  Shame on me. Each time I even remember about blogging I can't make up my mind what song to share and end up posting nothing!

So, to make choosing songs a little bit easier for myself, I've decided to try out a really cool idea I found on another blog.  Drumroll please... this post marks the commencement of The Alphabet Challenge!  For 26 days you blog each day about something that starts with the corresponding letter of the alphabet!  So to adapt that to music I'm going to have the song title start with that letter.  This is gonna be so fun!!  I already have songs in mind for Q, X, and Z... =)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sway, by Michael Bublé

It kind of goes without saying, but I love the way this song makes me sway.  I learned to dance the Cha-Cha to this song, and it has never been the same. ^-^

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Give Me One Reason, by Tracy Chapman

Mmm, this is an old favorite. I love how deep her voice is. :)  It's like give-you-chills-deep.  And it gives me hope for my deep singing voice, lol.  Check it out!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Never Knew I Needed, by Ne-Yo

Another recommendation!  Song suggestions make me ridiculously happy.  It's like confirmation that people actually appreciate the work I put into this blog.  It's a good feeling. ^-^  Anyways, check out this sweet little song called Never Knew I Needed.  And thank you anonymous commenter! 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Must Have Done Something Right, by Relient K

"We should get jerseys, cause we make a good team.  But yours would look better than mine, cause you're out of my league."  Best line ever!  A great recommendation that I'm enjoying very much right now.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wide Open, by Brightwood

I think I'm in love.  I just... Wide Open makes me speechless!  It's just beyond words how gorgeous this is!  I will definitely be doing some research on this band and the rest of their music, cause this is goood stuff.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Stay, by MBLAQ

I like how songs like Stay can be sad(ish) and still have a good beat.  Enjoy!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Let It Go, by Fossil Collective

Every week iTunes will feature a couple of songs that you can download for free. Usually they're just junk, but every once in a while they feature something good. I stumbled across this little gem a couple of weeks ago, and just had to share it.  I absolutely love the vibe of Let It Go, how sometimes "now is not the answer" and some things just aren't meant to be.

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Tip Of The Iceberg, by Owl City

This morning I woke up in the mood for electronic nonsense. And you know what that means!  :)  Yup, Owl City.  So here's The Tip Of The Iceberg.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Love Song, by Sara Bareilles

Woohoo!  I've always liked this song but never bothered to look it up until now. It's so fun and catchy!  "I'm not gonna write you a love song, 'cause you asked for it, 'cause you need one..."

Monday, June 25, 2012

Y.O.U., by SHINee

Hmm.  I'm not sure why but I've been in the mood for songs with a more sorrowful feel to them. Y.O.U. is simply gorgeous. It's not technically a "sad" song, but is more... reminiscing.  And comforting.  And hopeful.  Okay, I'll stop now and just let you listen to it.  :) "Years will come and years will go..."  Tell me what you think of it, okay?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Thunder, by Boys Like Girls

Have you ever met a song that, for whatever reason, left you a changed and different person? Welcome to Thunder.  I'm not sure exactly why, but I connect to this song on a very deep level. It never fails to impact me every time I listen to it.

Friday, June 22, 2012

That's All, by Genesis

This song gets soo stuck in my head!  Hence the fact that I heard it on the radio and, wa-bam!, it gets on the blog.  :)  A little bit different from what I usually like, but a good song nonetheless.  That's all...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

With Or Without You, by U2

Mmm, this song really hit the spot today. "With or without you... I can't live with or without you."  It just has such a mournful rock feel to it, I love it.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Merry Go Round, by Tanner Patrick

I am so in love with Tanner Patrick!!!  Well, his music, you know what I mean. :) Anyways, he is a brand-new artist and his vocals are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!  I would highly recommend checking out the covers he has done on his YouTube channel. For now, here's his first original song, Merry Go Round.  ENJOY!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Never Say You Can't, by Bruno Mars

Because tomorrow is Father's Day, here is a song for my wonderful daddy. :) Thanks dad for teaching me to never give up and always try my hardest.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield

This song is so upbeat and inspiring!  It reminds me that I don't have to have a definite plan for every single little thing.  It's important to just enjoy life!  :-)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

White Shadows, by Coldplay

Usually when I listen to music I focus on the lyrics rather than the melody, but I LOVE the actual "music" of White Shadows.  This is really unique!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Fallin' For You, by Colbie Caillat

This song makes me feel so good whenever I listen to it. ^-^  The second verse is so especially awesome... check it out!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Party In The C.I.A., by "Weird Al" Yankovic

Anyone in need of a laugh?  You came to the right place.  :) I just about died from laughing the first time I heard this!  A parody to Miley Cyrus's Party in the USA, this is one of my favorites by Weird Al.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Naturally, by Selena Gomez

Do you know what I love even more than this song?  When I'm actually in the situation that it describes.  When I'm around someone that I can be totally natural and free with... Yeeeah, anyways, this is a really fun upbeat song that never fails to make me want to dance. :)  Have fun!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rocketeer, by Far East Movement

Rocketeer is a step away from the style I normally listen to, but I really like this song! :)  I have something to admit though... one of the lines is "stay fly like a G6", and up until I looked up the lyrics I could have sworn that it said "stay fly like a cheese-stick".  LOL.  Anyways, enjoy!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wedding Dress, by Taeyang

This is one of the saddest yet sweetest songs I've ever heard.  He never gets the chance to tell the girl how he feels, his best friend steals her heart, and they ask him to play the piano at the wedding...


Some say it's not over 'till it's over
Guess this is really over now
There's something I gotta say before I let you go

When you have a fight with him
Sometimes you cry
And feel sad and blue
I become hopeful
My heart aches secretly
Then just a hint of your smile
Can make me feel fine again
To keep you from figuring out how I feel about you
Cause then we would drift apart
I hold my breath, bite my lips
Oh, please leave him and come to me

Baby, please don't take his hand
Cause you should be my lady
I've been waiting for you for so long
Please look at me now

When the music starts
You will vow to spend 
The rest of your life with him
How I prayed every night
This day would never come

The wedding dress you're wearing
It's not me next to you
Oh, the wedding dress you're wearing, oh no

You never knew how I felt about you
And I hated you so 
Sometimes I wished you would be unhappy

Now I have no more tears left to cry
When I'm by myself I talk to you like you're here
I've felt so restless every night
Maybe I've known all along this would happen
I close my eyes and dream an endless dream
Please leave him and come to me

Baby, don't take his hand when he comes to you
Cause you should be my lady
I've been waiting for you for so long
Look at me now

When the music starts
You will vow to spend 
The rest of your life with him
How I prayed every night
This day would never come

The wedding dress you're wearing
It's not me next to you
Oh, the wedding dress you're wearing, oh no

Please be happy with him
So that I can forget you
Please forget how miserable I looked
It's going to be unbearably hard for me
For a long while to come

Credit for the translations:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Superman, by Five For Fighting

I love what this song is trying to say.  So many times we feel like too many people are depending on us to be strong when all we really want is the right to break down and cry. "Even heroes have the right to bleed..."  This song totally puts that to words, while being comforting at the same time.

Friday, May 18, 2012

One Thing, by One Direction

I'm trying really hard not to jump on the One Direction bandwagon... but these guys are good. ^-^  I love how clever some of the lines in this song are.  "Get out, get out, get out of my head, and fall into my arms instead..."  Check it out!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

For Lack Of A Better Title...

Blogs need to be full of personality.  That's what keeps people coming back for more, right?  I am still so new at blogging that it's been interesting trying to find the balance.  How to really pour yourself into your blog, while still staying safe online, and then making it appealing to your readers. I'm lucky 'cause my "readers" are mostly just listeners, lol. =)  But, any suggestions for how to add more of my own personal touch to 101 Good Songs?  In an attempt to be better at this, here are some things you probably didn't know about me.

1. I adore potatoes.  Seriously.  Mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, fried potatoes, french fries, cowboy fries, hash-browns, tater-tots, potato soup, cheesy potatoes, twice-baked potatoes, potato salad... all good things in life come from potatoes.

2. My favorite word is "idiosyncrasy".  Not only does it mean something interesting, it sounds dang awesome when you say it!

3. I can't actually whistle.  At all.  And it makes playing with dogs a lot harder than it should be...

4. My favorite game to play when on a long car trip is "Who Can Get the Most Weird Looks from People in Other Cars?"

5. I once yawned 135 times in an hour.  My brother lost that competition epically.

6. If I was stuck in the middle of nowhere and could only have one book/series, I would take The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien.  I think they should be required reading for every single person on earth.  Of course then we'd have to translate then in to a bunch of different languages, but... you get the point. =)

7.  My favorite smiley face is " ^-^ ".  It's so cute!

So that's a little bit more about me!  "TTFN, Ta-Ta For Now!"

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Place In This World, by Taylor Swift

It's ironic really.  I love this song, yet I usually forget why I like it.  Today I felt like I should listen to it, and boy did I remember!  It's because of the lyrics.  This song is just exactly me.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I See The Light, by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi

Alright, I have a thing for soundtrack music... =)  But the vocals for this song are absolutely gorgeous.  I love how sweet and innocent this song is!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Insult or Accept? Ramblings of a Music Lover

  I feel sort of ramble-y today.  Consider yourself forewarned. =)  So anyways...   I was listening to music on YouTube and noticed some really rude comments on one of the videos.  It made me start to ponder two questions.
  First, why do some people feel the need to put down other people's music?  I mean really, all that says is, "I'm so insecure about my own tastes that I won't let other people enjoy themselves in peace." Then they go and try to use their insults as a way to promote their own favorites!  How many times have we heard, "Oh, that music totally stinks!  You should go listen to some REAL music, like _____ (insert whatever)."  Excuse me, you just insulted something I love.  You really expect me to turn around and give your opinions a try?  Somehow I don't think that's going to work out to well for you.  I find insults to be a very ineffective way of sharing your musical taste.  They just get everyone angry.  Which leads me into my second question.
  Why do people get SO defensive when someone insults their music?  You know that people are only trying to get a rise out of you.  But this is a hard one.  I find myself struggling with it quite frequently.  Maybe it's because the music we listen to is an integral part of ourselves.  An insult to our music would then be, by extension, an insult to us personally.  However, getting mad isn't going to solve the problem, because that's exactly what they want.  When this happens I just have to remind myself, "You know what?  If they want to diss my music, they can go ahead.  They're just missing out."
  Thinking about this and writing this post, I've come up with a conclusion that I didn't expect - I have work to do.  I need to be better at being more respectful of other people's music.  I think the solution to both questions lies in accepting the fact that all people are different and enjoy different things.  So live and let live.  What are your thoughts on this issue?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Forevermore, by David Archuleta

Happy David Archuleta Day everybody! =) Yes, May 9th really is David Archuleta Day.  Anyways, David was recently in the Philippines and while he was there he recorded an all-OPM Album. (OPM = Original Pinoy Music) Forevermore is the beautiful title track.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Longest Time, by Billy Joel

The other day I just started singing this song... I haven't listened to it in ages, and all of the sudden it's stuck in my head.  Definitely odd.  =) So I decided to post it.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Test Drive, by John Powell

Okay, I will admit it right up front.  I ADORE the music from the movie "How To Train Your Dragon".  It is so... perfect.  Especially Test Drive.  I get chills every time I listen to this.  It makes me feel so free, so alive.  When I listen to this, I can fly!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Exciting Milestones!

   Exciting things have happened this week!  First of all, I am very happy to announce that this blog has reached over 1000 views!  Compared to some other blogs out there, it's not much, but it happens to be way more success than I initially planned on.  So I'm very happy!
   Secondly, 101 Good Songs was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by  Thanks girls!

   Along with the award they commented "An awesome blog to fit music of any taste." Yay for positive feedback!  I hope that this blog can continue to grow and expand, and thank you to all of you who take the time to read and listen to it. =)

Hello, by SHINee

"Hello, hello!"  Good morning world!  Here's a bright and cheery song to start your Saturday!  This is one of my favorites from SHINee.  Enjoy! :D

(Just in case you were wondering, SHINee is pronounced just like "shiny")

Friday, May 4, 2012

I Love You This Big, by Scotty McCreery

All I can say is "Aww!".  This is SO sweet.  "I might look a little silly, standing with my arms stretched open wide.  I love you this big..."  Slow and calming, this song is exactly what I needed today.  I hope you enjoy it!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Breakfast At Tiffany's, by Deep Blue Something

I am actually posting!  What a miracle.  I've been under the weather with a migraine, and my blog has suffered because of it.  But anyways, I'm finally back!  Today's song is Breakfast At Tiffany's, by Deep Blue Something. The lyrics have never made 100% sense to me, but that has never stopped me from singing along as loud as I can. :)  Give it a try, you might have some fun with this one! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Roll To Me, by Del Amitri

I have been listening to this song for literally as long as I can remember.  My mom always loved it, but could never remember who sung it or what it was called.  :) So every time it would come on the radio as we were driving, she'd roll down the windows and blast it.  Many good memories...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Little Wonders, by Rob Thomas

Another great recommendation!  This song has a beautiful message, one that I need to be better at remembering.  "Let it go... let it roll right off your shoulder..."

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mysterious Ways, by U2

Growing up, U2 was always the intermediary between musical tastes.  During family road trips, the boys wanted Rush, the girls wanted Michael Bublè, but we usually ended up listening to U2 because everyone enjoyed it.  Mysterious Ways has always been my favorite song of theirs.  So enjoy!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

What Is Love, by Exo-K

I absolutely adore this song!  It was playing on repeat for at least a week after I bought it.  Exo is a brand new group that is just debuting, with one half of the members singing their songs in Mandarin as "Exo-M", and the other half singing the songs in Korean as "Exo-K".  Both versions sound amazing, but the Korean version is my favorite.  I love how unique their voices are!  "I've lost my mind..." =)

(You can listen to the Mandarin version here)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bad Day, by Daniel Powter

This song is well-known, but I like it anyways. :) It isn't a life-is-always-amazing song, or a my-life-is-miserable song.  It just acknowledges that bad days happen even to the best of us.  So enjoy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Happy Song :)

Welcome to Smile, by Uncle Kracker.  There are so many people who this song could apply to! :)  The lyrics are absolutely awesome and I like how spontaneous they sound, what with pillows and sidewalk cracks and all the other random analogies he makes.  I love how happy and carefree this song makes me feel!

Friday, April 13, 2012

New Shoes, by Paolo Nutini

New Shoes never fails to get me moving.  =)  "Hey, I put some new shoes on..."

(So, I looked up the genre for this song and it's technically Rock, even though this really isn't much of a rock song.)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Amazing, by INFINITE

This one is "Amazing!"  I love the feel of this song, it makes me incredibly happy. I'd recommend listening to it all the way through, because while the beginning is good, the chorus is really what makes this song.

Reblogged from Juicy Sushi (Thanks for introducing me to this song!)