Off-Topic Saturday: Music Edition

Ya know, guys, every once in awhile we should take a break from all this serious, heavy stuff and have a thread about happy randomness. So here’s my pick for the day- music! Is there really anything that can be more of a mood-changer? If I want to wallow in my depression, I listen to morose songs of the 90s. If I want to cheer up, I listen to happy, fun dance songs. If I want to stay angry, I listen to Eminem’s old stuff. If I want to feel less angry, I listen to his new stuff.

So, here’s a little random survey to see what you like to listen to, and my answers as well!

What is the song you’re really digging the most lately?

Adele’s Rolling in the Deep

What is the song that will cause you to turn the radio station every time it comes on?

Electric Blue, by Icehouse. God, I hate that song. Luckily it’s really old so it doesn’t come on the radio a lot.

What is a song you like, but are secretly embarrassed by your liking it?

Remember MmmBop by Hansen? Or Miley Cyrus’s Party in the USA.

What is your favorite song lyric?

“I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life, I know you’ll be a star in somebody else’s sky, but why (whyyyyyyyyyy) can’t it be (can’t it be) mine?” Pearl Jam, Black

What is the worst song lyric ever?

“Tin roof! Rusted!” B-52s, Love Shack. No, seriously, what in the heck is that supposed to mean?

A song that makes you think about someone else every time you hear it:

I have a lot of these, but I would have to say that right now, Glycerine by Bush is the one that I’m most strongly associating with someone.

A song that is from a different generation from yours, but that you can really relate to anyway:

Dan Fogelberg’s Leader of the Band. It was released in 1981 so I was alive when it was released, but I was 6. So I don’t really consider that “of my generation.” And I love that song SO MUCH.

And finally, your favorite song of all time:

This is hard because I love so many songs, but the one song I can listen to over and over and over and have never gotten tired of is Gordon Lightfoot’s Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Also, Elton John’s I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues. I know, that’s 2. I’d better stop before I start naming a bunch more.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Answer any or all of these questions. Yes, even you, trolls. And you, elected officials. Well, whoever gets to it first, don’t wanna violate the sunshine laws. And especially you, MichaelinLV since you only seem to respond to the heavy stuff lately and you used to respond to the fun stuff, too! 😛

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