Music Matters

I love music - all kinds. I have an eclectic mix of genres in iTunes and on my iPod which can make for comical juxtapositions when I shuffle all songs. I enjoy most genres and have artists from all across the spectrum. They each move me for different reasons and soothe or elevate my mood or need at the time.

I miss making mixed tapes, but playlists have replaced that for me to some degree. I find I get bored with my music at times and look for new artists, albums, songs. I have a few friends who are on top of the music scene, so they're my "go-to" people when I'm seeking something new, different or supplemental. I also love Pandora, especially for finding songs or artists I wouldn’t have come across otherwise.

I grew up in the 80s, and have quite a few 80s songs in my rotation. They never fail to make me feel happy and upbeat. How can you not love the 80s? Such excess, such fun, great videos, and they remind me of a very happy time in my life.

Here’s a list of recent songs played by my iPod:
American Girl - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
Eye in the Sky - The Alan Parsons Project
Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
Giving Me a Chance - Gotye
Skyfall - Adele
Let It Go - Zac Brown Band
Chains - Duran Duran
Titanium - David Guetta
Drive Time - Chris Botti
She Makes Me Feel Good - Lyle Lovett
Africa - Straight No Chaser
Toxic - Britney Spears
Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys
Bad Horse Chorus - Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon & Zack Whedon
Lose Yourself - Eminem
livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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I loved the mixed tapes.It was one of the things that made me fall in love with my wife.Her mixed tapes were like no one elses,and her parties were very interesting because of her musical selection.Thanks for reminding me.

Aw, that's so sweet! The mixed tapes I received from my high school boyfriend endeared him to me. I loved getting them! My husband primarily listens to jazz and classical. Because of him, I have an appreciation for that music, and really love jazz now. However, I plan the playlists for our parties. ;)

Uh-oh, you'd better be careful when comparing mixed tapes to playlists. I made that mistake and someone had to go and write a story proving me wrong, haha.

Some nice songs you've got in that list. You should check out the version of Titanium sung by Gavin Mikhail

Hmmm...but aren't they similar? More time is spent on a mixed tape for sure, but choosing songs for a playlist can be just as diligent.

I will check out Gavin's version. Thanks!

That's what I said! But I was soundly informed that no, it is not the case. haha. I think someone is just stuck in the past. *giggling*

You're welcome! It was given to me, in a long play list made for me, by a dear friend.

Great memories you have listed. Thanks for sharing. I too love all kinds. :)

Thanks. It's good to have an appreciation of different types, I think. :)

I think so too...appreciation of different things makes your vision broader. Allowing you to connect with more!


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~ Plato

Lovely quote and so very true. Thank you.