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.
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.
This is STILL one of my favorite songs. Not even its use in a crappy Diet Coke commercial can taint this for me.
That’s it. The mix-tape is over. Rewind it and put it somewhere safe.
This song is my childhood in a nutshell.
More importantly, this movie is my childhood in a nutshell. It is also, without a doubt, Tom Hanks’ greatest film of all time.
Get it? “STOLEN”?
Alrighty, with that joke it’s evident that I haven’t gotten much sleep lately.
But I do adore this song, regardless. And the acoustic version is 99 times better, for those of you who haven’t heard it before.
If I could play this song, my life would be near complete. That’s how intense this is.
Um, not to be rude, but my recorder skills can blow Caryn here out of the water.
This is a slightly morbid idea, but regardless…
Track 21: A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Listen to this while you’re happy and everything is right with the world. Listen to it when you’re down, and in three minutes and seven seconds, all will be right with the world.
Track 22: A song that you listen to when you’re sad
This song is literally painful for me to listen to sometimes.
“I’m crippled and slow / for the agony / I’d rather know / cause blinded I am / blindsided”
Track 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding
Forget “At Last” and “Unchained Melody.” There will be no Celine, and plenty of this:
Anything of the Godsmack/Papa Roach sort will do, but this one is a personal favorite: