Today’s theme is favourite songs, one from our teenage years, one that we like today and one song that we are ashamed of 😕
It’s a difficult one this, there are so many songs that I like from my teenage years, so many songs that I am ashamed of 😉 and hm, do I know any songs from “today”? I don’t listen to the radio because we don’t have a radio (well, O says that we can listen to the radio through the dvd-player but I don’t even want to try that or I could listen through the computer… but I prefer listening to my old cd’s) and I have just forgotten about MTV as it’s no longer Music Television but just full of crap, annoying shows…
But, here I go, these are my selected songs:
Favourite song from my teenage years:
Never Tear Us Apart by INXS
I love INXS (when Michael Hutchence was still alive and was the singer, remember hearing something about a reality show trying to find a new singer…??) and had to chose between Never tear us apart and Mystify, but NTUA has a nicer video shot in Paris, so it’s more visual for today’s theme.
I also need to add this song to the category – I love Joakim Thåström’s Karenina:
Hm, it seems like I am just chosing slow songs – but they are so good!!!
A song from today that I like:
With every heartbeat by Kleerup featuring Robyn:
So it’s from 2006 but I still like it… I bought this great compilation last year when I was in Sweden: Absolute Svenskt with lots of great Swedish music – from Oh Laura, Laleh, Sarah Dawn Finer and Salem Al Fakir – I can really recommend it!! They are supposed to come out with a second compilation with the same concept this year, I am definitely getting it! It’s a perfect way to keep up with what’s going on on the Swedish music scene.
This is another good song from the compilation, Stockholm calling by Sophia Somajo:
I had actually never seen the video until today!!
A song I am ashamed of:
King of my castle by Wamdue Project:
There are lots of them, I do like cheesy music but this one is one of the songs I always listen to when I go on my morning power walks – it’s something about the beat that I really like for exercising*! It also reminds me of my student life in Lund, academic year 1999/2000 when my friend Å and I would go every week to Östgöta Nation and dance!
Another compilation that I bought last summer has a really silly name – Varma visor & ballader (Warm songs and ballads) but I have been listening to the two cds and getting into a great summer mood… However, I am ashamed to admit that I have been belting out Dans på Vejby Ängar with Hasse Andersson & Kvinnaböske Band!! There is something about the extremely strong Skåne accent that makes me smile:
Smedens Per tar fram sitt dragspel,
och Ola han stämmer sin fiol,
Karls Hulda tar fram sitt pyttelilla munspel,
och sin nya röda kjol.
Unfortunately this song doesn’t exist on youtube (why am I not surprised!!) so you don’t need to suffer 😀
*) I listen to mostly cheesy dance music from the end of the 90’s – beginning of the new millenium when I exercise… maybe because that was the years I was most active with going out dancing!?