Sunday, November 3, 2013

30 Day Song Challenge: Songs 1-3

I've seen this song challenge thing a couple times now and thought it looked like fun... and although it isn't my usual type of thing to post on this blog, I am in sore need of posts.  Besides, Jane Austen and Music are by no means unconnected. :)  (Y'all knew she was an accomplished pianist, right? Where do you think Marianne Dashwood and Anne Elliot got it from?)

However, I'm stealing Hayden's idea a little and not actually posting every day.  But instead of five songs at a time, I'm doing three, every three days. So by the end of the month there should be ten posts. Right? Math never was my strong point. :P


I'm not even reading that whole list right now or I might feel a bit overwhelmed and skeptical. Haha. I'll just take it three at a time. :D

So! The first three...

Day 1: Your Favorite Song

Ummm... I do not have a favorite song.  Buuut when I was Younger I did, so I'm going to go with that since I no longer have one. (Don't be redundant, Melody.)
Anyway, that would be Anne's Theme (sometimes called "Together") from Anne of Green Gables (and the sequel).  Howeverrrr, my faaavorite version is one my brother and cousin recorded for a CD (a CD made with the songs compiled for the wedding of one of my sisters) and I cannot put that here so I'll have to go with the actual soundtrack. Which is nice too, of course.



Day Two: Your Least Favorite Song

Okay, are you kidding me? This is even more absurd than my favorite song, because in the world today there would be way more songs I dislike than the ones I do, being very picky about music. Plus I wouldn't even listen to the songs that would be my least favorite. So let's tweak this one a little to beee...
My Least Favorite Christmas Song.

It isn't Christmastime yet, I know, but it will be by the end of the month (yeekes!) and this is just the easiest category for me.  Now there are TONS of annoying songs they play on the radio and in stores and whatnot that just make me think, why, WHYYY when there is so much gorgeous Christmas music out there??  But the one that's annoyed me the most the last few years is this one called "Last Christmas" and I reserve the right not to link to or post it. Since I don't like it. I mean... obviously.  It's not even really a Christmas song besides for mentioning Christmas, it's just really dumb and annoying and way too overplayed. Rather fun to mock, though. 

There are actually a number of Christmas songs I don't like.  (You want a hippopotamus for Christmas? Seriously? ...Why?)  I love pretty much any old-fashioned carol and a majority of the old vintage songs, though. :D

Day Three: A Song That Makes You Happy

Okay, this is good. "A song."  This is not limiting. One can be random. I like it. 
A lot of songs make me happy, but the first one that popped into my head iiiis "The Last Dance" from the Emma 2009 soundtrack. (Yes, I like soundtracks.)



*HAPPY SIGH* (If you suspect that the scene this is from is half the reason it makes me happy... well, I'm not going to tell you you're wrong. ;) )

That's all for now! :)  Have you listened to any of these songs before? Have you ever done this song challenge?

6 comments:

Miss Jane Bennet said...

I haven't done the song challenge yet, although I'm thinking about it. I'm rather in need of post ideas now too...
Anyways. Favorite song...ooh, I like that song a lot! It's so gorgeous. :)
*Gasp* You don't like I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas? I can understand *why* you don't like it, though- it's kind of a family song for us, so I've pretty much grown up with it.
*Happy sigh* GORGEOUS. Mr. Knightley is so gentlemanly...*siiiiiigh*
Haha, I answered that question before...I will be following this series with eagerness! :)

Evelyn said...

Fun challenge, this is! I have never done it, and don't think I will unless I really run out of post ideas! I don't really want my blog full of music, since I use it half to practice my writing. =D But I enjoy looking at other peoples results!!
I do not think I have ever listened to the Anne soundtrack apart from the movie! (shocker, I know!) I do love soundtracks, so I'll have to look this one up!
I do agree that there are a lot Christmas songs and they insist on playing the same 20 songs over, and over, and OVER. One of my favorites if Happy Holidays! (of the modern selection, that is)
As for the Emma soundtrack - I adore this bit of music!! It's so *loverly* (to quote Eliza Doolittle)
My favorite is Blind Endeavors, absolutely gorgeous!
Looking forward to the rest of the songs!

Natalie said...

Hmm, I think I might join in on this, if I have time.
Great answers!!

Hayden said...

The last one does make me happy :)

Will you kill me if I say I actually *like* "Last Christmas"? Not really the words, of course, but I really like the tune. *ducks* And one Christmas I drove everybody in my family crazy by singing "I've got a Hippopotamus For Christmas" ALL THE TIME. And so that year in my stocking I found a stuffed hippo that made noises. True story.

However I agree about overplaying songs...the "seasonal" music channel on our TV finally started playing Christmas music, but they haven't been playing any of the good stuff, just "original" Christmas songs from "Top" artists that I don't really like. I'm just like, "Where's the classics???" Sigh. oh well....

Melody said...

Miss Bennet,
Haaa... well, I guess we all have our certain fond memories... all I know is that every time I hear that song, I want to turn it off. :) Anyway, glad to know you'll be keeping tabs on these posts! (And that you liked the two songs there! :) )

Evelyn,
Oh, I certainly understand this not fitting all blogs! It doesn't really mine, either, but... I *do* need ideas. :) Happy Holidays is all right in tune... but the phrase "happy holidays" just annoys me, so I'm afraid I don't like that song too much either. Because... okay, no, I probably shouldn't get on what my sister calls "my hobby horse". ;) (Or one thereof. Heh.)
Blind Endeavours--LOVE that one. And I quote along with the music almost every time, at least mentally. "How STUPID I am! How BLIND I've been! Harriet... and Mr. Knightley?!"

Natalie,
Thanks! :)

Hayden,
Haaaa... okay, then. Well, to each their own, I s'pose. ;) That is HILARIOUS about the hippos, though...

Jill B said...

I think I'll join in too, I'm desperately in need of posts.

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