Song Dump

“Music is a total constant. That’s why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.”
Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

In a mixture of panic that 1) I haven’t posted anything this month and 2) all my playlists on Grooveshark were gone, I decided to start braindumping songs that I somewhat associated with high school/middle school.

Some songs are tied to a specific person, some are tied to a specific event, some are tied to a specific time. Some are tied to blog posts, some are tied to specific homework assignments.

Some I found in the middle of the night when searching for a song to match my mood, some were recommendations from friends, some I overheard playing in the background during a Google Hangout (ok it’s just one) , some were background songs to videos on Youtube that I couldn’t stop playing, some are songs that I’ve heard in stores.

Some are tied to my middle school crushes, some are tied to people I’ve talked to once, some are songs that I unashamedly have sang with friends. Some are late night songs, some are for weird bratty moods, some just have unfortunate associations. Some songs that I used to listen to nonstop didn’t make it, while others that I listened to briefly did.

When making this list, I had two rules:

  1. No taking songs off once I typed them
  2. No rearranging songs

Thus there is no order to these songs, and some songs I regret putting on here more than others. The following is a combination of my memory, YouTube likes + suggestions, Pandora likes, old tweets, and old blog posts to compile this list. (Grooveshark would have been nice had it not gotten shut down.)

  • Stop Standing There, Avril Lavigne
  • Slice, Five for Fighting
  • Story Of Your Life, Five for Fighting
  • Up In The Stars, Swimming with Dolphins
  • Everything’s A Miracle, Swimming with Dolphins
  • Sleep To Dream, Swimming with Dolphins,
  • Shut Up And Dance, Walk the Moon
  • The Lucky One, Taylor Swift
  • The Last Time, Taylor Swift Ft. Gary Lightbody
  • 17, Avril Lavigne
  • Be Mine, Infinite
  • Starlight, Taylor Swift
  • Long Live, Taylor Swift
  • Clean, Taylor Swift
  • Out Of The Woods, Taylor Swift
  • Peace Sign, LIGHTS
  • River, LIGHTS
  • Don’t Stop Now, Stockholm
  • Cactus In The Valley, LIGHTS
  • Waiting For The End, Linkin Park
  • Stacy’s Mom, Fountains of Wayne
  • Built This Way, Samantha Ronson
  • Cool, Gwen Stefani
  • Team, Lorde
  • Original, SMASH
  • Story Of Us, Taylor Swift
  • Feel Again, One Republic
  • Dreams, The Cranberries
  • Sweet Dreams, Beyonce
  • 100 Years, Five for Fighting
  • Dog Days Are Over, Florence and the Machine
  • Shut Up, Simple Plan
  • I’m Just a Kid , Simple Plan
  • Daylight, Maroon 5
  • The Walk, Imogen Heap
  • Forever & Always, Parachute.
  • Speeding Cars, Imogen Heap
  • The Anthem, Good Charlotte
  • Kids, MGMT
  • Everywhere, Michelle Branch
  • All You Wanted, Michelle Branch
  • One Step At A Time, Jordin Sparks
  • Hall of Fame, The Script
  • Science and Faith, The Script
  • How do you sleep?, Jesse McCartney
  • From Where You Are, Lifehouse
  • Numa Numa
  • No Surprise, Daughtry
  • Boom Clap, Charlie XCX
  • A Sky Full Of Stars, Coldplay
  • Running With The Boys, LIGHTS
  • Unwell, Matchbox 20
  • Hey Now, Augustana
  • Kissin U, Miranda Cosgrove
  • Oath, Cher Lloyd
  • Who Needs Sleep, Barenaked Ladies
  • Sleeping In, Postal Service
  • Wake Up, Hilary Duff
  • I Can Do Better, Avril Lavigne
  • Black Star, Avril Lavigne
  • Untitled 3, Sigor Ros
  • All the Small Things, Blink-182
  • Forever, Chris Brown
  • Alice, Avril Lavigne
  • Chasing the sun, The Wanted
  • Shooting Star, Owl City
  • White Houses, Vanessa Carlton
  • Title and Registration, Death Cab for Cutie
  • Blue, Big Bang
  • Blue, Eiffel 65
  • Monster, Big Bang
  • Haru Haru, Big Bang
  • Hello, Dragonette
  • Is Anyone Out There?, K’naan
  • All The Things She Said, t.a.t.u
  • Electric Shock, F(x)
  • Ugly, 2NE1
  • Oh!, SNSD
  • Trick, SNSD
  • The Middle, Jimmy Eat World
  • Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur — Sigur Rós
  • Here (In Your Arms), hellogoodbye
  • Animal, Ke$ha
  • Untouched, The Veronicas
  • What You wanted, OneRepublic
  • What You Got, Colby O’Donis
  • Smile, Avril Lavigne

Stuff from Youtube:

  • Heroes, Alesso ft. Tove Lo
  • Cactus In The Valley (acoustic), LIGHTS ft. Owl City
  • Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, Ke$ha
  • Perfect- LIGHTS
  • Things I Would Never Say, Avril Lavigne
  • Blurry, Puddle of Mudd
  • Untitled, Simple Plan
  • I Miss You, Blink 182
  • Iridescent, Linkin Park
  • Gone, Kina Grannis
  • Invisible, Taylor Swift
  • I Want It That Way, Backstreet Boys
  • C’est La Mort, Stereo Total
  • US Boy, Jena Lee
  • Quelqu’un m’a dit, Carla Bruni
  • Fondu au noir, Coeur du Pirate
  • Yellow, Coldplay
  • Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Coldplay
  • Life in Technicolor ii, Coldplay
  • 2012, Jay Sean  ft. Nicki Minaj
  • Save You Tonight, One Direction
  • Remedy (Nightcore)
  • Paper Planes, M.I.A.
  • Blackout, Linkin Park
  • Nyan Cat
  • Everytime, Britney Spears
  • Mamma Mia, ABBA
  • Something Bout Love, David Archuleta
  • Something New, Axwell Ingrosso
  • Hair, Lady Gaga
  • Don’t You Worry Child, Swedish House Mafia
  • Sixth Sense, Brown Eyed Girls
  • Like This, Wonder Girls

To be continued..

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