Peculiar Playlist of the Past

By Martina - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I listen to a lot of different artists, but I only have a few selected songs on my phone. There is no specific reason for that, the main reason is that I don't use it to listen to music too often and that I need those extra MB of storage for pictures and apps (#firstworldproblems, right?).

Anyway, I was washing the dishes earlier and I decided that I wanted to just listen to something good, but I didn't know what to pick. Lately I've been listening to Hamilton's soundtrack non-stop (no pun intended), but I wanted something a bit different today. So I just put my phone on shuffle and clicked play.

I want to share with you a selection of the songs that came up, because I like how random and old and beautiful they all are.

Let's start from Hank Green's bits. I have a couple of his albums and I know them by heart, I love his lyrics and the music is always really catchy. 

Strange Charm - I mean, how many other songs can actually save you during an oral examination in high school?

Shake-a-Booty - I challenge you not to dance while you're listening to this one.

A Song About an Anglerfish - I have always loved this one. The lyrics are quite weird but also really deep, and the tune just sticks in your head for days.
Because you can't hate the night
If you've lived your whole life without light
And you can't hate the dish
If you've only ever eaten fish
And you can't feel alone
If it's all you've ever known...
Let's move onto wizard rock music. My favourite bits are from the Ministry of Magic and Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls. Since I usually only listen to music from authors that I respect as human beings, I always wonder if it's morally correct for me to listen to Luke Conard's music after the scandal he's been involved into (especially because I love Kristina Horner a lot and she has been one of the girls that he mistreated). So far I have kept listening to my favourite tracks, although knowing that bad things happened behind the music makes me sad. 

Ascendio - This is easily my favourite track out of all the wizard rock songs I know. I find the music and lyrics really powerful, they speak to me as if I was Harry himself. 
I'll be a wizard, I'll be a hero
So much more than I
Could imagine with my mind
I'm not a burden
Not good for nothing
I am the Boy Who Lived
The one to save the world
My other favourites are Snape vs Snape and The Bravest Man I Ever Knew - in case you didn't know, I am a huge fan of Snape.

End of an Era - This is the only track I have in my playlist that is from Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls, and it's another powerful song, especially because I remember very well the time when what the song says was real.

The next group of tracks is just absolutely random, and for most of the artists that's the only thing I really listen to out of their discography - but all of them are songs that I absolutely love.

Jasey Rae by All Time Low
I hope the air will serve to remind you
That my heart is as cold
As the clouds of your breath
I Miss You by Blink 182

SOS (Save This Ship) by Ashley Frangipane - I still like Halsey but style-wise I preferred her previous songs, I guess.
Now I wonder what it's like to run my fingers through your hair, but I'll never know
And I wonder what it's like to come home late and have you there, but I'll never know
And I've memorized every line on your fingertips
And I've fantasized about what it's like to say goodnight to your kiss
Ever After by Marianas Trench
Don't you move
Can't you stay where you are, just for now?
I could be your perfect disaster
You could be my ever after
Jersey by Mayday Parade

Sentiments by Dr. Noise
Each one learning to find their own meaning
All the sentiments, all the life lessons
How to burn a bridge, how to make it right
How to love someone, how to make it known
How to run away, and to come back home
As you might have noticed, I haven't mentioned musical soundtracks. I decided to keep the playlist musical-free because I feel like I talk about musicals enough everywhere else.

Have a nice evening and enjoy some great music,
Martina x

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