02/27/2015 – Day 58 – A Song That is Often Stuck In Your Head

This is one of those times when I feel put on the spot so I can’t think of any songs that I get stuck in my head, but if I wasn’t thinking about it so hard I bet I could pinpoint a song that I might randomly start singing out load, or have on repeat in my brain.

But, if I had to start guessing, then it has to be a song that I know really well for it to be stuck in my head. So, that narrows it down some.

Therefore, I am going to choose this premiere song from one of my favourite bands. Yes, that today is One Direction.

“You light up my world like no body else, the way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed, but when you smile at the ground it ain’t hard to you, you don’t know OH OH, you don’t know you’re beautiful, that’s what makes you beautiful”

02/26/2015 Day 57 – A Great Song From The 1960s

Oh, I definitely love music from this decade! You’ve got great artists like The Beatles, The Temptations, The Four Seasons, Diana Ross, Sonny & Cher, The Beach Boys…..and the list goes on! It’s hard for me to pick one great song!

But, never the less I will meet the challenge and choose this 1967 classic from Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell.

Has anyone named that tune yet?

No?

Here’s a clue…

“Ain’t no mountain high enoughhhh, ain’t no valley low enoughhhhh, ain’t no river wide enoughhhhhhh to keep me from getting to you babe”

That’s right, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

02/25/2015 Day 56 – A Favourite Dance Song

This is a challenge in the fact that there are so many dance songs I love! Pretty much pop/dance songs are my favourite genre of music, so it’s hard to pick one. Thankfully, I’m just picking a favourite, and not the absolute #1 favourite dance song of mine.

As I sit here, testing songs in the kitchen, I think I have found the one I want to share with you all. That song is….

“Just Can’t Get Enough”

I’m sitting here and I’m like “Ya, I love this song and I may have to get up and dance, but since I’m doing this post, I’ll bop my head and sway my upper body on this stool!” Woo!

Now, the version that’s at the top of my play count is the cover by The Saturdays, a British all-girl pop group. But, Depeche Mode’s 1981 original is great as well, and makes me want to dance too! So, I’ll let you choose which one you want to enjoy by including links for both versions!

So, choose a link, hit play, and dance! ❤

The Saturdays

Depeche Mode

02/24/2015 Day 55 – A Song You Hear When You’re Shopping

Hmmm, generally stores play from either a local Top 40 pop radio station, or from another source featuring the same selection of music. (Which I love, so don’t get me wrong!). Sometimes that music is really really loud and you wonder what kind of atmosphere the store management is trying to create. Now, if it’s a store like Hot Topic or one where the focus is snowboarding/skateboarding with brands like Billabong, they might be playing something a bit more hardcore, but since that’s not really the music I like, I’m not going to pretend I’m in that store.

Let’s pretend instead that I am in American Eagle or La Senza, or even Victoria’s Secret. I bet that you would hear something like this:

Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea – Problem

Does anyone agree?

Saying Goodbye to “Parenthood”

A few weeks ago, one of my favourite emotional tv dramas ended its broadcast after 6 seasons. Parenthood was a series based around the Braverman family and how they dealt with conflict, heartaches, happiness, triumphs, children and personal/marital struggles.

Here’s the Braverman family tree:

Parenthood-Family-tree-infographic6_1

It was one of those shows that could be a weekly emotional release for me, as I believe the majority of episodes always made me cry. It was just that good! After a few weeks, I do miss it and I feel it will be one of those shows that down the line, I’ll rewatch the series. Maybe I’ll be in a different life stage and I’ll be able to identify with some of the parent characters, as this time around I understood the teenagers, and I found the presentation of Max, a son who is diagnosed with Asperger’s, interesting on an educational level because of my university background.

I also loved this show because I loved the dynamic of the Braverman family. I don’t have a family that is close in the way the Braverman’s are and its something that I wish I had. It just seems so fun to have big family dinners often with your grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins etc. They are always going to each other for help and making memories together. Everyone is there for each other when they need them the most. Now I know this is a television show, but I bet there really are families like the Braverman’s out there. Who knows, maybe I’ll marry into one!

I’m going to include some youtube clips of favourite scenes for you. The first one is a montage of scenes of Lauren Graham, who plays Sarah Braverman, she’s a single mother throughout the show of Luke and Amber, who are teenagers/young adults throughout the course of the series. Sarah Braverman is one of my favourite characters on the show.

Amber Holt is my second favourite character, played by Mae Whitman, who is Sarah Braverman’s daughter. I love the mother-daughter relationship they have. Here’s a profile on Mae Whitman and her character, Amber.

I also love Crosby Braverman, played by Dax Shephard. He’s one of those guys who cares deeply but never ever wants to show it. It took him a while to turn into a “family man” and even when he did, he never lost his coolness.

So, I’m going to leave it at that. If I have sparked your interest at all, I encourage you to watch the series because it really is an emotional family drama worth binging on.

02/23/2015 Day 54 – Song With Your Favourite Bass Line In It

I think the bass line in this song is pretty epic, just sayin’.

Plus, I haven’t really chosen a rap/hip-hop song for this challenge yet, and when I think about songs with good bass lines the rap/hip-hop genre is what comes to mind.

Enjoy this classic from 1996 – it’s one of those tracks that I believe will live on and on.

California Love by 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre