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Feb-ulous Challenge Day 27

I love LSS-inducing/catchy tunes!

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Right now, my mom’s Last Song Syndrome (LSS) is One Direction’s song “One Thing”. WTH?! Yeah, I know. Face palm moment. Really. Anyway, I for one am a frequent victim of this contagious LSS. The most recent was Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”. Viral videos of this highly LSS-inducing song from celebrities and celebrity-wannabes plague the internet. Songs that cause LSS usually have one of the following characteristics:

1. Has a catchy tune.

2. Has lyrics repeated like 20 times in a 3-minute duration.

3. Has dumb lyrics (listen to Rebecca Black’s Friday).

4. The artist is popular (it’s either the artist is really good or the artist is really good… looking) so the song’s played in the radio over and over and over and over again.

5. Or the song is just so awesome that it sticks to your head like…

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Feb-ulous Challenge Day 10

I love music!

I’ve been a music lover ever since I can remember. The first song I can remember from my childhood is “Rain” by Donna Cruz.

(Shudders) It’s corny, I know. But whenever I hear the song, it brings me back to my childhood when our house was still made of wood and there are no Ipods or CD players. We then owned a karaoke. For readers born in the early to mid-90’s, you’re probably clueless of what I’m talking about. It’s a big black box that plays cassette tapes and FM/AM radio. It looked something like this:

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BUT with lesser buttons and way bigger.

Anywho, so that’s where it all started. I started listening to the legendary OPM band, The Eraserheads, because of my brother’s influence. He also loved alternative rock so I grew up listening and loving bands like Oasis, Third Eye Blind, Matchbox 20, Sugar Ray, Red Hot Chili Peppers and others.

I grew up watching MTV and I can still remember Britney Spear’s “Hit Me Baby, One More Time” play over and over on MTV fresh. In the mid-90’s boy bands and pop stars ruled the airwaves so my playlist is pretty much composed of Backstreet Boys, N’SYNC, and all those other songs that were soundtracks of every school foundation performance in elementary school.

Over the years, my taste in music has expanded. I listen to all types of music but I’m more of a pop-rock type of person. I looove Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, and Paramore. I also love John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Robbie Williams, and Sara Bareilles.

I can’t leave the house without my Ipod. My best travel buddy is my music. I even have my special playlist packed with feel good songs to set the mood of my commute to and from work. I love music because it can change your mood. An old song can easily bring back memories which is why it’s so cool. Music affect us in so many ways that it becomes a part of who are (Naks! Nagpaka-profound lang!).  It’s amazing how I can calm down just by listening to my favorite tunes. I can’t imagine life without music. Nuff said!

PS. Oh by the way, this is what a cassette looks like:

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“Paki-play nga yung Oops! I did it again, fast forward mo na lang. Side B yun!” 😛

 

The Official Soundtrack

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I find it really awesome when I hear songs that I’ve actually heard before but suddenly has become more meaningful. Remember that line in the song “Killing Me Softly”, it goes: strummin’ my pain with his fingers, singin’ my life with his words… That exact feeling. It’s like the song was especially written for you.

I grew up in 90’s where boy bands, girl groups, and teen pop stars/idols ruled the airwaves. So when I was younger, I liked songs that were sung by cute boys or girls I wanna look or be like. As I grew older, I learned to appreciate the meaning of the songs more. I also saw an episode of Ally McBeal where her therapist talked to her about theme songs. Ever since, I’d think of songs that best soundtracks my life.

For example, this was the song that played in my head when I knew that guy I liked also like guys:

 

This next one was basically the theme song of my life from 2009-2011:

 

The theme song of my life right now, which I think is a theme song shared by some of my friends and most twenty-somethings:

 

I am actually broke but I am definitely happy. I must say, Alanis Morissette says it best. How about you, what’s your life’s official soundtrack?

Last Song Syndrome

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1 Post A Day Challenge – ENTRY #5

Right now, my mom’s Last Song Syndrome (LSS) is One Direction’s song “One Thing”. WTH?! Yeah, I know. Face palm moment. Really. Anyway, I for one am a frequent victim of this contagious LSS. The most recent was Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”. Viral videos of this highly LSS-inducing song from celebrities and celebrity-wannabes plague the internet. Songs that cause LSS usually have one of the following characteristics:

1. Has a catchy tune.

2. Has lyrics repeated like 20 times in a 3-minute duration.

3. Has dumb lyrics (listen to Rebecca Black’s Friday).

4. The artist is popular (it’s either the artist is really good or the artist is really good… looking) so the song’s played in the radio over and over and over and over again.

5. Or the song is just so awesome that it sticks to your head like gum sticking to your hair.

Here are some of the songs that got stuck in my head and caused me days of LSS:

1. Red Solo Cup – Glee Cast

I am a Gleek and most of my LSS are from Glee. Red Solo Cup is a stupid song, even the original singer Toby Keith said so and I quote: “the stupidest song that I have ever heard in my life” but also “freakin’ awesome”. Can you blame him? I mean, really? A song about a plastic cup and its uses?! C’mon! BUT! I have to agree, it is kind of awesome. Don’t you dare lie, it got stuck in your head too. 🙂

2. Body Language – Jesse McCartney

I remember my office mates getting pissed at me singing this song all day long in the office. I couldn’t help it. Haha. It’s very catchy plus the lyrics is so fun to sing: “Parlez vous francais? Konichiwa. Come and move in my way. Hey, little chica from Guadeloupe That thing you got behind you is amazing”. Sometimes, i’d blurt the lyrics out of blue and think: “urgh, i’m singing it…AGAIN!” Haha.

3. Sugar, We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy

This one is very close to my heart. It reminds me of my stressful college days. It automatically plays in my head when i’m nearing deadlines. Most of it is mainly because of the “we’re going down” part because I’m going down and most likely be dead because of the deadlines. I know it’s meant to be about something else but during those days I sort of took everything literally. Haha.

4. Bow Chicka Wow Wow – Mike Posner

This song is about boinking a girl. Well what do you expect from Lil Wayne. It’s not a song you’d want your little kids singing. Anyway, my friends and I went to a trip and this song got stuck in our heads. I think I heard it on the bus and I ended up singing it the whole weekend. It’s really catchy though. Give it a listen.

5. Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez

Certified LSS. Listen to it you’ll hear it re-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat in your head. Swear.

Getting an LSS could totally be fun and be a bummer at the same time. It sucks if you don’t know the lyrics and the people around you who’ll get to here you sing it over and over will probably ask you to apologize to their eardrums.

Here’s a bonus LSS track. This list wouldn’t be complete without at least one Bieber tune. Admit it, this song got stuck in your head like glue. Sing it with me: “Baby, baby, baby, ooooooh!”