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31 Music Fest Round-Up

I had what I thought was a great idea to share at Google Plus, posting a song each day that matches the characteristics on this list. But it was pretty much a bust, though a friend who did it got some neat responses from a couple of her friends. Still, I had fun doing it and thought I'd post the whole thing here, for archival purposes or something. With about half the posts, I wrote some reflections on the song, but I won't share much of that here; it'll be long enough as it is. It gave me inspiration for this year's NaNoWriMo effort, though. I've put in YouTube links in case someone wants to hear any of the songs.

1. A song that seems written about you: "Windy," by The Association
2. A song that felt like your theme during senior year in high school: "Fascination" by Human League
3.  A good song from the year you were born: "I Want Candy" by The Strangeloves
*4. An album or song you own in at least three formats: Songs for Swingin' Lovers by Frank Sinatra: "Old Devil Moon"
5. A song that scared you as a child: "I'm Not in Love" by 10CC
6. A good theme from a TV show you watched as a child: "The Jeffersons"
7. The band that reminds you most of one or both of your parents: Steely Dan: "Peg"
*8. Your victory song: "I'm Free" by Soup Dragons
9. A lovemaking song: "Corcovado" by Cannonball Adderley
10. A great song for driving on the highway: "Planetary (GO!)" by My Chemical Romance
11. A good song to listen to first thing in the morning: "I Believe in You" by Frank Sinatra
12. A song that reminds you of your first crush: "Are Friends Electric?" by Gary Numan
*13. A song that reminds you of your first boyfriend or girlfriend: "Lost in Love" by Air Supply
14. A song you love by a band you don't like: "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morrisette
15. A song that can remain stuck in your head for hours or days at a time: "Burning Pile" by Mother Mother
16. A favorite song of one of your parents: "Heaven Must Have Sent You" by Bonnie Pointer
17. A song you would sing if you were lead singer in a band: "Miss Halfway" by Anya Marina
18. A song you loved when you were 13 (do you still?): "Took the Last Train" by David Gates
19. A song you love in a genre you don't usually like: "Toxic" by Brittany Spears
20. A movie soundtrack you love: The World's End: "The Only One I Know" by The Charlatans
*21. A song they'd play at your funeral: "That Certain Party" by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
22. A song you dislike by a band you love: "Clean" by Depeche Mode
23. The song that depresses you most: "The Winner Takes it All" by Abba
24. A song that makes you nostalgic for childhood: "Hanky Panky" by Tommy James and the Shondells
25. A song you once loved that now irritates you: "Lady" by Little River Band
26. A song you disliked as a child that you now enjoy: "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra
27. A song with great music and bad lyrics: "The Reflex" by Duran Duran
28. The last song you sang along to: "Don't Rain on My Parade" by Bobby Darin
29. A novelty song you love: "Eh Cumpari" by Julius LaRosa
30. A foreign language song you love: "Águas de Março" by Elis Regina and Tom Jobim
31. Your walk-up song: "Why Can't I Be You?" by The Cure

*4: Songs for Swingin' Lovers by Frank Sinatra, from 1956. Some people say it's his second best album after In the Wee Small Hours. Others agree with me that not only is it his best album, it is probably the best or one of the best albums ever made.

*8: There was this slice of time when music looked like it might be infinitely cool, even if we only ever saw it late at night on Letterman and 120 Minutes. This is a very cool live performance.

*13: Prior to husband with musical taste which perfectly synthesizes with my own, I had a habit of boyfriends and other husband-having of young men with shockingly prosaic musical taste. I'm not saying bad, I'm just calling it prosaic. This was a favorite of my first boyfriend, who turned 15 shortly after we met. He was a romantical sap, and I bet he either still is, or is reminiscing his way back there right now in middle age.

*21: I was all set to name "All the Same to Me" by Anya Marina, but that's from my end of things. Hopefully, they'd come up with something in a sense of lighthearted memory, instead, like this.