I saw this tag on Abigail Harder’s website and knew that I could not pass it up without doing it myself. I adore music, and I love talking about it, too.
So here I am, headphones over my ears, MP3 player on, and full of excitement.
- Write ten songs that come on shuffle (no skipping).
- Write your favorite lyric from each song. (Of if it’s instrumental, talk about what you like about it.)
- Tag some people.
I asked Abigail in the comments of her post what I should do if I encounter an instrumental song, and she said to skip it.
. . .
But the rules say no skipping. . .!
So I added to rule #2, because I love instrumental music, and I know other people like it as well — at least to some extent.
All right, without further ado, I shall now press play! 😀
#1) “I just need u.”by TobyMac
This song is among the catchiest songs I know, and it makes me so happy. It’s relatively simple, yet it hits home pretty well, and it is SO well-composed.
Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me
Thy rod and thy staff
They comfort me when I’m beat down, broken
Hold my heart when it’s split wide open
Turn these eyes to my sole protector
Break the will of this born defector
#2) “Sweden” from Minecraft
This song is simple, and one of the most iconic Minecraft songs out there. It’s really pretty and makes me feel calm.
#3) “Realization” from the YouTube audio library
Did you know that YouTube has a massive batch of free music? I have raided it several times looking for songs to add to my collection. Especially those under the category of “cinematic”. “Realization” is one of them. This song — complete with strings, drums, harpsichord and a bit of vocal — would go well with a fight scene, or a scene where someone is riding a dragon or embarking on a perilous journey. It’s like Two Steps From Hell, except not as good-quality. Recommended for writers.
#4) “The Engine Room” by Missy Vonheart
That’s right, Aetherlighters! Our very own Missy is a composer! 😀 This song is one of the catchiest songs in my collection, and it’s very well done indeed.
Interested in checking out her work? Head over here and look for her posts. It’s in a community forum, so she isn’t the only one posting stuff. (If you look hard enough, you may even discover some percussion tracks I’ve composed. 😛 )
#5) “An American Idyll” by David Huntsinger
This song is very chill and laid back. It’s good background music for when I’m working or reading. I think I’ll listen to the rest of this while I go back and edit this post. :3 One moment. . .
*a couple minutes of editing later*
I’m back! Let’s see what the shuffle button has in store for me next. . .
#6) “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
A classic. X’D This is one of the only secular lyrical songs I care to listen to, and it’s great. It’s funny because I used to dislike it because I didn’t like 80’s music very much (and because my classmates in art class loved it, and listened to it literally every single flipping week while we painted/drew 😛 ). But then I started asking myself, “Why don’t I like this song? There’s nothing bad about it.” So. . . I started liking it. . . and then loving it. My favorite part is the chorus at the very end because it’s fun to sing to.
HOLD ON TO THAT FEEEEEEEL-E-I-EENNNNNG
#7) “fAREWELL TO mYSTIC hARBOR” BY dAVID Huntsinger
This song also makes great background noise. But it’s also very emotional and fun to daydream to. The title makes me think of riding a boat into the sunset, watching the land behind me get smaller and smaller and smaller. . .
I guess that’s the whole point of the song. I dunno. X’D
#8) “Les Toreadors” by Goerges Bizet
THIS SONG IS SO MUCH FUN. It’s so catchy and upbeat and exciting and I LOVE IT. 😀
#9) “Clair De Lune” by Claude Debussy
This is one of my favorite classical songs ever. It’s so beautiful it gives me chills. I will never grow tired of it. (At least I better not.)
#10) “The Valley of Wind” from Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind
I don’t really know how to describe this song except that it’s pretty. Especially the second half of it. The movie was cool, too. 🙂
See what I mean when I say I really like instrumental music? Only two of the songs on this list have any lyrics. Unless you count “Realization”, but that song just has a lady saying “AAAAAAAA” in the background. X’D
I’m done?? Awww man, I was having so much fun! 😛 I definitely recommend this tag to every blogger with an appreciation to music. Thanks to Abigail for introducing me to it!
Do Tell! Did you enjoy this tag? Do you prefer instrumental music or lyrical music? Have you heard any of the songs on this list?