05/31/2015 Day 151 – A Song That Describes You

This one is not a popular hit, but it has always stood out to me since I bought this album in 2008.

I’ll let the lyrics speak for themselves, but it’s definitely one that describes me a deep way. I’ve always had self-esteem and body image issues. Growing up, I never felt pretty and I look back on how I looked from about the age of 7 to 17, and I don’t believe I was pretty at all. Since my late teens and into my twenties, I’ve felt more confident in myself and I have negative thoughts less and less, but they’re always there. This song reflects those insecurities and reminds me that I am beautiful and that I should love myself, and be confident in myself, and celebrate everything that makes me me. After all, I’m amazing, smart, funny, kind, pretty, and just plain awesome.

The song that describes me is “Freckles” by Natasha Bedingfield, from her Pocketful of Sunshine album.

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“Freckles” – Natasha Bedingfield

I used to care so much about what others think about

Almost didn’t have a thought of my own

The slightest remark would make me embark
On the journey of self doubt
But that was a while ago
This girl has got stronger
If I knew then what I know now
I would have told myself don’t worry any longer it’s OK[Chorus:]
’cause a face without freckles is like a sky without stars
Why waste a second not loving who you are
Those little imperfections make you beautiful, lovable, valuable,
They show your personality inside your heart
Reflecting who you are

Who you are
Who you are
Who you are

I wondered if I could trade my body with somebody else in magazines
Would the whole world fall at my feet?
I felt unworthy and would blame my failures on the ugliness I could see
When the mirror looked at me
Sometimes I still feel like the little girl who doesn’t belong in her own world
But I’m getting better
And I’m reminding myself

[Chorus]

Reflecting who you are
Reflecting who you are
Hmmm
Whoooooo whoa hmmmm oooooo

[Chorus]

Reflecting who you are

05/29/2015 Day 149 – A Song That Reminds You of Your Current Boyfriend/Husband (Not!)

Well, thanks song challenge for assuming that your participants all have significant others. What are us single (and proud) people supposed to do?!

So, I’m going to change today’s challenge to:

What’s the first song your iTunes/iPod chooses on shuffle?

Here it is:

Can’t Breathe – Fefe Dobson

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How ironic that this song is about a sad break-up, and feeling like you can’t live without that person:

05/28/2015 Day 148 – A Song You Were Surprised to Hear on the Radio

The first time I heard a song of Taylor Swift’s on Easy 101 – a radio station for easy listening and light music. This is the same station where I grew to love Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” that was mentioned on Day 127.

This was a couple of years ago I would say, but I was so shocked to hear a song from my generation that I love on that radio station. I give Easy 101 a bit more credit now. 😉

That song was “Love Story” by Taylor Swift.

05/26/2015 Day 146 – Favourite Weird Song

Okay, so my favourite weird song is Monster Mash by Bobby (Boris) Pickett. This video, of him performing the song on American Bandstand, is actually a bit creepy. So much so that I can hardly watch but that won’t stop me from sharing it. I think I like listening to the song more than seeing it performed..

Enjoy the weirdness!

05/25/2015 Day 145 – Your Favourite Strange Song

I don’t personally think this is a strange song, but it’s definitely a standout in my music collection. It’s from Steve Martin’s bluegrass album The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, which was released in 2009. All the songs are written by Steve Martin, and he even won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album that year. Ya, the same Steve Martin who’s a comedy actor, icon, and author, is also a music-lover, composer, and star banjo-player.

I actually have my brother to credit for first introducing me to this song, and I’m choosing it today for it’s uniqueness!

Pretty Flowers – Steve Martin w/ Dolly Parton & Vince Gill (Vocals) – – the original

This video is of a performance on a season of American Idol with a couple of the contestants. While it doesn’t feature Dolly’s standout unique voice, It’s great to see Steve Martin play the banjo live. Enjoy!