Better when I’m dancing

Alright Giggling Followers (you have been so dubbed! Embrace your new title!) today let’s talk about music! We all know I love music and I LOVE to dance! Let me remind you of the warning of car dancing I made for my future man in this letter

But today, let’s talk about songs that give me the feels. Music for me gives me all sorts of feels – happy feels, sad feels, angry feels, nostalgic feels. I can’t possibly fill up my post with videos, so they will just be links to the youtube video if you feel the need to go and check them out. Like always the links will automatically open in a new tab for your viewing pleasure 🙂

Songs that make me feel sad:

Hands down, the worst song for me to listen to if I’m feeling even the tiniest bit emotional is If I die young by The Band Perry. Like I literally can’t even listen to it while writing about it. It brings my heart to such a sad place, I’ve lost a few people so young that this song just rips a giant hole into my heart. My mind flashes to L, the solider who died in Afghanistan and then to D, a friend of mine who, while out riding his motorcycle, was hit by a van and died instantly. Then to my cousin’s husband who had the same fate the day after their 2nd wedding anniversary.

Also in this category, Photograph by Ed Sheeran. I can at least listen to this song, but it still flashes me back to people that have been pulled out of my life. And currently, about my family since I miss them.

Songs that remind me of love:

Love is a great feeling. I can’t really say for sure if I’ve ever really been in love, maybe that’s a sign that I haven’t? But I do have songs that remind me of that feeling. You have to click play for this one before continuing reading! DO IT!!

At last by Etta James is one of my favourite songs of all times. I want to dance to this song at my wedding. That first note she sings, still gives me goosebumps even after all these years. I think I actually stop breathing for that single second before she starts to sing, where the string instruments in the back reach their peak and then that first perfect note *gets swept away in the song*

Ed Sheeran makes a second appearance with his song Thinking Out Loud. I can’t get enough of this song. I want the type of love he speaks of in the song. I want to be kissed under the light of 1000 stars. 😉 Just One Look by Doris Troy also gets an honorable mention here.

On the other side of love isn’t hate, but songs that remind of me past relationships. Usually from ones that ended badly of course. So from the when I was 14, Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. It could have been any Beatles song really. You can read about him here.

Jump ahead to when I was 16. I can’t listen to Why Don’t you and I without thinking about S. It was a long distance thing, and he decided to record himself playing his guitar singing this song and send it to me.

Last song in the heartbreak line up, from my early 20’s, is Jar of Hearts. Another one that can be found in my earlier segment on dating.

The last category has to be a happy one! Songs that make me feel like dancing!! Now I don’t really get to dance too much, lately it’s been confined to elevators and my apartment when I just walk in and still have my headphones in, or while writing this post and I can’t stop a song before it’s over. BUT dancing makes me the happiest. It always puts a smile on my face. So it would be impossible to list all the songs that make me feel this way, but just a small sampling from my itunes collection:

Better when I’m dancing

All about that bass pretty much anything by Meghan Trainor

Call me maybe

Dirrty

You can do it

Mmm Bop

Spice up your life

Signed, Sealed, Delivered 

And pretty much anything in the middle of all that! As long as it’s got a good beat to it, I am all over it! With my favourite dance partner, Big S! He knows who he is, and it’s so sad I haven’t seen him in about 6 years – I miss our crazy dancing, and late night cab rides!

This post brought to you by The Daily Post Prompt, Friending Frebruary, and the hour it took to write since I was dancing on my bed to all the songs!

 

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10 thoughts on “Better when I’m dancing

  1. Wow! From Etta James to Stevie Wonder to Hanson to Meghan Trainor to . . when does it end? What an eclectic mix! You clearly love good music from any genre. I commend you. Your iPod runneth over. Great post. If you like to dance, this one might do.

    Hope it came through. Voodoo by the Neville Brothers. I have to move every time I hear the bass line in this song.

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