01/30/2015 Day 30 – A Song From Your Favourite Movie

Well, since I honestly have 2 favourite movies (not including my favourite animated Disney movie – I believe that would be a separate category), I guess that means I get to post 2 songs!

Favourite Movie 1 – Titanic

There aren’t really many song choices, unless I choose an instrumental track, which I could because I do love the entire music score of the movie, I’ll still just choose the song we all know and love – the one that takes us back to the love story of Jack & Rose.

Favourite Movie 2 – Mary Poppins

I just love this story, and I love the music, and I love Julie Andrews. There’s just so much to love in this movie!

So, since My Heart Will Go On was more of an emotional, love song I better choose something upbeat from this movie to cheer everyone up again!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh………..

Enjoy! And if you haven’t seen either of these movies, FIX THAT! 🙂

01/29/2015 Day 29 – A Song That Makes You Sad

Yep, this is definitely the one. I could cry if I really listen and take it in too much.

Guess I just have a soft spot for my Daddy…as much as we just don’t share our emotions with each other, we share it in jokes and sarcasm, and basically by how much he supports me. He knows I love him, I know he loves me. We’re good. 🙂

So, here you go Dad! I bet you Mom will share this post with you. 🙂

01/28/2015 Day 28 – Your Favourite Male Vocal Song

Since this is not asking for my favourite male artist, that makes it more challenging…what is a song that I love that is sung typically by a male.

What comes to mind first is a cover of The Fray’s Never Say Never from a Glee cast member Jacob Artist. This song can give me chills, and I really like to listen to it when I’m in perhaps more of an emotional mood (or have been thinking about a relationship). I think you’ll understand it better once you hear the song.

01/27/2015 Day 27 – The First Song You Ever Heard (That You Still Listen to Regularly)

Well, the Hill family used to have summertime family reunions back in the 90’s when all of us kids were younger (I’m pretty much the youngest so if I’m 26, you know it’s been a long time since we all were kids essentially). I remember one summer that one of my older cousins had this song on a cassette tape and we listened to it a lot, and I learned the words to the chorus and I could only have been 6 or 7 years old.

This may not be the first song that I ever heard, but it’s definitely one of the earliest songs I remember liking that is not from a Disney movie or broadway musical.

So here it is……

Peaches by The Presidents of the United States of America (probably not a song you’ve heard in a long while….)

01/26/2015 Day 26 – A Song That You Despise

Hmmm….Picking a song I despise isn’t really that much fun. So, I think I will pick a song that I don’t really like, but I would listen to it if I had no choice (like if I was in a store and I heard it on the radio, I wouldn’t run out of the store and wait for the song to end – I’d just deal).

A song like this would be, well anything by Lady Gaga – I’m just not really a fan. Somewhat surprising maybe, because I do love pop music, but there’s just something about her and her voice that I don’t really like. Even when the cast of Glee covers her songs, I don’t love them.

So, I’ll choose Bad Romance by Lady Gaga as the song I despise (but would still listen to and it’s still in my iTunes library)

01/24/2015 Day 24 – A Song You Like From A Musical or a Children’s Movie

I have the perfect song for this challenge, because it’s a song I’ve been in love with for my whole life, but most recently in the last month or so.

You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile, from the musical “Annie”. I’ve blogged before about how much I grew up loving the story of Annie, and I watched the VHS of the original movie production many times growing up. In the musical, there is a song called “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”, and I think that is one of the best musical lyrics ever, because it’s absolutely true! No matter how stressed or busy or how down in the dumps you are feeling, things in your life could always be worse, so there is never a reason not to smile and be thankful for what you have and where you are.

I think that is the idea that Sia and the producers of the newest film production of Annie are trying to bring across in the music video for the newest rendition of the tune. I hadn’t watched the video before today, but I love the message that it is sending in telling people on the street that they are amazing and great just as they are, so put a smile on your face and be happy!

I don’t believe that in the 1982 film, that same idea is being portrayed by the song, except in the lyrics a bit, but it’s worth a watch and listen even if it’s just to see young Molly’s (she’s the smallest girl, wearing the red hat) and the other orphans silly rendition of the song. I also like to think I looked and acted like a bit of a young Molly when I was that age…

So remember, it’s what you wear from ear to ear, and not from head to toe, that maaaaaattttttteeerrrrrrrrrrrs 🙂