Day 25: A song that makes you laugh #30dsc

I was first introduced to Weird Al Yankovic on a school trip to Paris when I was in 4th year at school. Angry White Boy Polka has always been one of my favourites, as it uses a lot of the songs I loved as a teenager and gives them a cunning polka twist!

Day 24: A song that you want to play at your funeral #30dsc

(Skip to 1.26, or watch the beautiful views before the hymn kicks in…)

This is what might be called a “belter” in certain circles.

Day 23: A song that you want to play at your wedding #30dsc

I may or may not be serious, to be honest it’s not something I’ve ever really thought about!

Day 22: A song that you listen to when you’re sad #30dsc

I find this song comforting. I’ve been told that this is odd…

Day 21: A song that you listen to when you’re happy #30dsc

This song makes me happy for many reasons, not least because of the happy memories of my 4th year at university when I spent many Friday nights preparing for an early Saturday morning visitor to brighten up my weekend. 😀

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Day 20: A song that you listen to when you’re angry #30dsc

It’s loud, you can sing along and it can withstand repeated listening when I’m in a mood. What more do you need?

Day 19: A song from your favorite album #30dsc

I have the same problem with today as I did with Day 11. How to pick a favourite album, never mind a favourite song from that album. So I went with an album that I’ve owned for a long time and still listen to regularly, with a lot of amazing tracks.

When I was younger my best friend gave me a double compilation CD called Corrosion. It’s got loads of great bands on it, some I had known before she gave me the CD, and some that I was introduced to for the first time. It had a huge effect on my musical tastes, and probably a detrimental effect on my bank balance as I found albums by many of the featured artists.

It was hard to pick one song from the double album, but eventually I decided on 16 Stone Pig by One Minute Silence  (although As Seen On TV by Pitchshifter was a close second). I hadn’t come across the band before, but went straight to Cockburn Street the following week and bought the album. I still love it.

Day 18: A song that you wish you heard on the radio #30dsc

The Draymin are a brilliant band from Rosyth, not a million miles from where I grew up. The reason I wish I heard their songs on the radio should be obvious, they’re brilliant and extremely hardworking, and deserve every success in the industry. We Will Fall is an excellent song, but please also check out their Biz Session for the Sun and their website for more.

Day 17: A song that you hear often on the radio #30dsc

I don’t listen to music on the radio much, my radio is almost always tuned to Radio 4 or Radio Scotland. However, when I worked in Manchester the radio was on all the time in the lab, and usually it was tuned to Heart FM. *shudder*

During the time I worked there it seemed like Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s was played approximately every 15 minutes, so it definitely qualifies as a song that I heard often! I don’t actually mind it, but anything that you hear that much is bound to begin to grate on the nerves sooner or later.