Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Songs I Love

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

All About Audio freebie —  aka top ten audiobooks you should listen to, 10 books I want to listen to on audio,10 bands you should check out, 10 podcasts you should be listening to, 10 of my all time favorite albums, 10 songs I love, really whatever you can come up with.

I’ve done a post about audiobooks before, so I decided to go with music this time. I’m going to tell you about Ten Songs I Love. I’ve included a Spotify playlist below if you want to listen to any of them!

  1. Welcome to Your Life – Grouplove
  2. Kill Your Heroes – AWOLNATION
  3. Kitchen Sink – twenty one pilots (it was unbelievably hard to narrow this down to just one of their songs, so listen to all of them)
  4. Let It Go – The Neighbourhood
  5. Where I’m Going – Sir Sly
  6. High – Young Rising Sons
  7. Tell the World – Eric Hutchinson
  8. If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t on the Dancefloor) – Jr. Jr.
  9. Queen of the City – Joshua James
  10. Ease – Troye Sivan
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Top Ten Tuesday: Songs that should be books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

This week is all about music & books. We previously did books we’d give theme songs toso feel free to do that! Or 10 songs I wish that were books (check out my love songs I wish were booksfor an example of what I mean) — Thanks to the couple people who suggested making this one an official topic. I don’t know why I hadn’t…I think I thought my post WAS for TTT in my head when I thought back to it.

Run by AWOLNATION | Spotify Link

Yes. The whole album. I was going to try to pick one song on there, but I think that whole album is a story that would make a perfect book. Just listen to Run or Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) or Headrest for My Soul or Windows. Run would be a book kind of like My Heart & Other Black Holes but more reflective on humans as a whole. I don’t know. I just think it’d make a great book.

Oceandust by Hands Like Houses | Spotify Link

I like a lot of sad music, you guys. But this song could be such a powerful book. Just check out the chorus:

I don’t want to pretend that I’m stronger for it all
I don’t want to pretend that the sadness is gone
‘Cause I wanna know that I’m steady on my feet
I don’t want to pretend so peace will be real to me

Afraid by The Neighbourhood | Spotify Link

I think this could be two different stories. In one, a psychological thriller. He’s afraid someone else is going to be him the next day. And maybe when he wakes up, he is someone else. *shudders* But in the other, it could be a story of a character struggling with their mental health. Literally afraid they are losing themselves.

Kitchen Sink by twenty one pilots | YouTube Link

Remember when I said I like sad music? Yeah. Here’s another. I just really want to know the story behind this one and I think it could make a really wonderful book.

Blue Neighbourhood video trilogy by Troye Sivan

I want this entire video trilogy to be made into a book. If you haven’t listened to these songs or watched these videos, go do it now. You won’t be sorry.

Chocolate by The 1975 | Spotify Link

I think this could turn into a book that comments on drug use amongst teens. But it could also turn into a historical-fiction-esque book with a Bonnie and Clyde kind of feel. Feds chasing them.

I Wanna Get Better by Bleachers | Spotify Link

The lyrics tell the whole story.

Love Like You THEN Breakdown More THEN I Don’t Love U by Eric Hutchinson | Spotify Links 1 // 2 // 3

That’s a story right there. Contemporary YA – fall in love, fall out of love, angry but upbeat ending. This would kind of refreshing to not have the couple get together in the end.

What songs do you wish were books?

Cold Weather Happiness #1

I’m a walking contradiction this time of year. I live for the cooler temperatures, coffee on the front porch, nights around the fire, boots, sweaters, scarves, yellow leaves, driving with the window down, just…fall. I LOVE it. But I also start to get a little anxious because cooling temperatures means earlier sunsets, darker evenings, cold nights, and less sunlight. It means, unfortunately, that my depression usually worsens. I wasn’t always like this. I am a contradiction because I both crave and am scared of the cold weather, the darkness. I hate this, SO starting today and every Sunday during fall and winter (hopefully), I’m going to post what I’m calling “Cold Weather Happiness” – this could be anything from a song to a quote, a picture to a post about a person, lyrics to a description of a favorite place, anything that will remind me to be happy, to fight through the cold, dark place my mind goes to sometimes and remember that it’s not always like this. I’m sorry if this is a little deeper than I usually go, but I need to do it for me, and I hope that, maybe, it can help some of you too, because I know I’m not the only one that feels this way during the fall and winter.cold weather happiness

twenty one pilots // Holding On To You

Remember the moment you know exactly where you’re going,
‘Cause the next moment, before you know it,
Time is slowing and it’s frozen still,
And the window sill looks really nice, right?
You think twice about your life, it probably happens at night, right?
Fight it, take the pain, ignite it,
Tie a noose around your mind loose enough to breathe fine and tie it,
To a tree, tell it, “You belong to me,
This ain’t a noose, this is a leash,
And I have some news for you, you must obey me.”