Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summer Playlist (stolen from my Xanga)

[We Intertwined--The Hush Sound]
To be honest, I'm not liking LiveJournal that much. There's not as many options and the site itself is convfusing. Ooh, but I do like this font!
Okay, so, I think it's apparent that I'm not blogging about anything major. I've all but given up on that idea. Instead I'll blog about nothing!
So. Onto the title. My good friend Lizzie has given me a marvelous idea: a summer playlist! I think the song I'm listening to now (We Intertwined) is definitely going to be on it. It's not my favorite song, but it's just so...summer. Love it.

1. We Intertwined by The Hush Sound.

What else? Well, I don't think many of my favorite bands (My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Placebo, Blue October) would really work. SO LET'S CHECK OUT MY OTHER FAVORITE BANDS. Hummmmm....
Summer songs should be happy or have a relevant message, like We Intertwined. The bands shouldn't be dark or depressing. Something like Jimmy Eat World or Jack's Mannequin. OH, I got it!

2. Sweetness by Jimmy Eat World.

Again, not my favorite song, but it definitely fits.
[Sweetness--Jimmy Eat World]
Hmm, these songs aren't exactly the peppiest songs in the world. Summer is bittersweet at times, and other times it's all joy. I must find the most joyous song I can!
I considerd I'm Yours by Jason Mraz, but, though the song is certainly happy enough, the lyrics are pretty much entirely irrelevant to the idea of summer. I shall keep looking!
[I Dont Wanna Be In Love--Good Charlotte]
I'm thinking the summer love should tie in somewhere. Maybe I Don't Wanna Be In Love by Good Charlotte? It's a song you would hear at a seventh grade dance (trust me, I know this first-hand), and it has a happy undertone, even though it's about not wanting to be in love instead of more of a summer love. Oh well. It's in.

3. I Don't Wanna Be In Love by Good Charlotte

Now I definitely need a truly happy song, one that has no message other than jubilation (I love this word). Tough one.

4. I Don't Care by Fall Out Boy

[Dance, Dance--Fall Out Boy]
I'm not sure about Soul Meets Body (Death Cab for Cutie) or Vindicated (Dashboard Confessional). They're just not really summer, you know? So no go on those two.
Coldplay is too slow and sweet to be summer. But maybe Cobra Starship...?
Cobra Starship can be a little flat at times, but there's a true party in every note. I don't think Good Girls Go Bad or The City is at War really work, so that leaves it down to Guilty Pleasure and/or Send My Love to the Dance Floor.
Hmm. Actually, I don't think any of those work. But I wanna include Cobra Starship...any suggestions? Wait, actually, I think I found one!

5. Send My Love to the Dance Floor by Cobra Starship

Oh my gosh, there is no question about the next one.

6. She Loves Everybody by Chester French

[She Loves Everybody--Chester French]
I think Britney Spears' style is very summer, but I can't think of a song from her that really embodies it. Womanizer is too off-topic, as is If U Seek Amy, and Circus is just not right somehow.

7. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me by Billy Joel

No question.
[The Best Damn Thing--Avril Lavigne]
I love this song, and I think it definitely works. Even if the lyrics are a little off, the spunky (yes, I said spunky) music makes up for it. Definitely.

8. The Best Damn Thing by Avril Lavigne

The only All-American Rejects song that's music is right would be Gives You Hell, and I love the song, but I just got so sick of it after hearing it 24/7. Heck, should I add it anyway?
There's always Alizee 0.o

9. Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects

I'm weak.
LADY GAGA! Of course. Nothing encompasses 'summer' better than Just Dance.

10. Just Dance by Lady GaGa

Wake Up Call (Maroon 5) is an amazing song, but it's just not right.
Id Engager (Of Montreal) is just a bit to work. Don't get me wrong, I love the song (ohemjay rhyme!) but the theme isn't right.
OK Go! Invincible or Get Over It? How about both!

11. Get Over It by OK Go

P!nk and Panic! at the Disco are both names that include an exclamation point. They're also PERFECT.

12. So What by P!nk

13. Nine in the Afternoon by Panic! at the Disco

Numba 13 is the pure-happiness song I was looking for.What else?
On second thought, I think One of a Kind (PLacebo) will work. At least for moi.

14. One of a Kind by Placebo.

Queen is just too amazing for words. Every single one of their songs should go on this list.

15. Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna

16. Pon de Replay by Rihanna

17. Untouched by The Veronicas

18. I Hate This Part by The Pussycat Dolls

The music is perfect on this song.
Unfortunately, We the Kings is just a bit too somber for summer. I dunno, maybe?
Now for the ultimate dilemma: should I put Don't Trust Me, by 3OH!3, on the playlist? The song that was years old before it become famous? The song I love to death and used to play over and over again before I realized I was hearing it too much? Should I? SHOULD I?
I should.

19. Don't Trust Me by 3OH!3

Please suggest some songs YOU think should go on the playlist. I pinky-promise to check them out.


  1. I like all the songs I know on your list. So that's like....three.


    It's Late (It's not on any of there "Hits" albums, but buy it on iTunes. It's amazing)

    Don't Stop Me Now

    Somebody to Love

    Hammer to Fall

    Fat Bottomed Girls (THE BEST SONG EVER)

    and lastly, Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

    So good.

    Ugh, I'm sorry about Tyler. What a jerk. I oughtta smack him.

    Yeah, I am pretty tall. Taller than my boyfriend actually xP I'm taller than all my friends except one, and she's like, 7 feet tall.

    I don't mind being tall, I have you say...AMPLE chest, as Philip puts it. And a butt. Yeah, I don't mind so much. *being conceited*

    I totally like that story that you wrote, and I need to find the one I wrote. My computer ate it. I'm writing a new, funnier one now, so I'll post it later.

    Hope your summer is going well!

    Love, Love, Love,

  2. Wow, it seems that everyone is making a Summer Playlist lately. Good thing really considering there's an apparent 'heatwave'.
    I love The Hush Sound, legend band.
    Huh, I thought you didn't like Cobra Starship?

    Okay. Wow I haven't blogged in like forty-seven years.
    The entry I just wrote was more for me than for anyone to read (mostly because not too many people have enough patience to read how MUCH I wrote)...
    Anyway, so you can read it if you have like, an hour and a half on your hands. It's an interesting story, I think, but a long one. If you don't have the time, just comment with something ambiguous :)
    Hope life is going well!


  4. On an unrelated note, the two other commenters on this post have rhyming names! Huzzah!