30 Days of Music Challenge: What song has the highest play count on your iTunes?

This used to be my absolute favorite back in the day, so that explains why it’s in the three digits on my iTunes play count.

I give you, “Work,” by Jimmy Eat World. It’s off of their album, “Futures,” circa 2004.

I’m not even ashamed of my 14-year-old self.

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30 Days of Music: What song was number one when you were born?

This is a prime example of why I believe (know!) I was born in the wrong time.

The song at the top of the charts when I was born was “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette. Never heard of it? I’m not surprised. In no way do I expect you to watch this entire music video. I myself only made it to about the 54 second mark, but it must be shared, so here you go:

Sigh. Why couldn’t I have been born in 1971 when “Maggie May” was number one? (I do believe it was number one in the U.K., not America, but that’s another issue entirely).

If you take nothing else away from the video above, at least take a brief moment to chuckle at the hair and clothes. Oh, the 90s.

30 Days of Music: What is your favorite song right now?

I’m usually a very decisive person (HA!, yeah right) so the fact that I couldn’t pick just one song for my first question shouldn’t be a surprise. I put a positive spin on it and decided that instead of hemming and hawing, I’d just take the opportunity to share not one, but three, awesome songs with you all.

The first is “What The Water Gave Me” off Florence + The Machine’s new album, “Ceremonials,” which was just released on Halloween. Florence Welch’s voice is like liquid gold, and her fiery red tresses would make even Ariel jealous. I know I am.

Song number two is “Punching In a Dream” by The Naked and Famous, an indie band from New Zealand. Just watch the video, it will make complete sense.

Not to be cliche, but I saved the best for last. As someone who was obsessed with Mumford & Sons as soon as their debut album dropped in February 2010 (long before they played the Grammys with Dylan, ahem), I obviously let out a fangirl squeal when I heard their new song today. “Ghosts” or “Ghosts That We Knew” (apparently they haven’t quite nailed down the title yet) will be featured on the band’s new album, which will be released in the next few months. The sooner the better, I say, because this band is proof that good music still exists. Click play, get goosebumps, fall into a trance, repeat. Click here to give it a listen.

Check back in the next few days for challenge number two: the song that was number one when yours truly was born (waaaaay back in the ’90s).

30 Days of Music Challenge: 2011 Edition

A little over a year ago, I did a 30 Days of Music Challenge, a project where I posted a song each day in response to a question.

Once wasn’t enough, because I’m bringing it back, kiddies! With a different set of questions, of course. And it all begins momentarily…

Won't be necessary, I promise.