The title is very self-explanatory!
The original plan was to shuffle my iPod until I found 5 songs, but I don’t have an iPod. And my MP3 player doesn’t have a shuffle. Then we’ve got my laptop, where I never keep my music (I always resort to YouTube and Grooveshark)
So I changed it around a little. These five songs can never complete a list of my favourite songs (I have way, way too many) but it’s a start. 🙂
1. Forever Young – Youth Group
This song is beautiful. The lyrics, how I can listen to it forever and feel so calm every single time. And the music. Oh, the music. It’s one of those songs which make me regret not learning anymore songs on the piano.
I heard One Direction have a cover of it, but I don’t think anything can beat the original (for any song, really.) The lyrics are philosophical, and to be honest, I still don’t have a stable interpretation of what they mean (it changes every-time I hear this song.)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzdt9vBvSDE]
2. Collide – Howie Day
The reason I love this song so much is the clear image I get. Although plausible in other forms of literature (novels, poetry, plays, etc.) I never expected song lyrics to paint the most heartbreaking pictures.
When I listen to this song, I see a child looking up to an authority figure (parents, grandparents, siblings, etc) and finding them at their lowest point. And, frighteningly enough, they find themselves moving forward.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk9G7OyKwLM]
3. The Scientist – Coldplay
Definitely my favourite Coldplay song. I’m also a huge fan of Viva La Vida by them as well, although they sound completely different. Their song Yellow sounds similar to “The Scientist” I suppose.
Although extremely slow, it’s surprisingly catchy. Only Coldplay can pull this off –observed in both this song and Yellow.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdBym7kv2IM]
4. Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
For this song, it’s not so much the song/lyrics as the memories. I remember hearing this song a lot on television. It’s actually quite popular in Australia, on a ad for the “sleepy town” of Brisbane.
But the advertisement appeared so often, I knew the chorus off by heart. It’s a wonderful song which I would’ve hated if the advertisement didn’t grow on me.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnEdUVBjZfo]
5. Second Chance – Shinedown
A similar lyrical meaning to “Numb” by Linkin Park, but hopeful. It’s stronger, more determined and the lyrics are more abstract. It has the same “I tried” message but, unlike Numb, has a “I know what’s best for me, but thank you” message.
Another amazing song. My favourite line is the reference to the sky: I just saw Hailey’s comet/shooting/Sayin’ why’re you always running in place? It adds a sense of vastness.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdvbD3vyMdA]
And thus ends my list! I’m so behind in the 15-Day-Blogging challenge, and it doesn’t help that tomorrow’s New Years’ Day! I wish I could’ve finished it before 2013.
Anyway, Happy New Years’ Day, Bloggers in Australia! And Happy New Years’ Eve to all my American/other followers. 🙂