It's been so long since I did a music post, so when I saw this tag on Zoe's blog I really wanted to do it!
Song you listen to when you're happy?
For the past few months, it's been Bang Bang by Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande. I just love singing along to it and the babies love dancing to it. Plus, I once heard my husband sing the line "She got a body like an albatross" so that makes me smile when I think of it too! I love Blank Space by Taylor Swift at the minute as well. I always include the Foo Fighters in my listening, they have so many great songs.
Song you listen to when you're sad?
Actually the same answer as Zoe here - Born to Die or West Coast by Lana Del Rey would be one. The other is Hurricane by 30 Seconds to Mars (without Kanye) or All I Want by Kodaline. Gorecki by Lamb is another one.
What song will you have at your wedding?
Our first dance when we got married was Faithfully by Journey. The songs we had in the church included All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera, and Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk (from the Dawson's Creek soundtrack!).
What song do you dance around the house to?
The aforementioned Bang Bang. Also Shake it Off by Taylor Swift or Marry the Night by Lady Gaga. I also like to pretend I know the Jasmine Meakin choreography for On the Floor by J-Lo. (I know them all in my head, I must have watched that video fifty times). I also have a nifty routine going to Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin.
Song you play on your headphones when out and about?
I just put my phone on shuffle, so it could be anything. Last Friday Night by Katy Perry, If I Had a Boat by James Vincent McMorrow and If I Could Change Your Mind by Haim were three that cropped up recently.
Song you listen to when you're angry?
Anything I can sing really, really loudly to. I usually hit up youtube karaoke channels and do a bit of I Surrender by Celine Dion, or On My Own from Les Miserables. Bohemian Rhapsody is always a good one too - nobody could still be in bad humour by the end of that!
Song that makes you lose your shit at a party?
Ahh, parties. I remember those. Where people gathered and drank and danced. I'd say the last time I was at a party it was something like bloody Fatman Scoop or Milkshake that was the "OMG THIS IS OUR SONG" song.
The last song you listened to?
On purpose, it was Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. On the radio, it was that horrible remix of Wicked Games that someone thought was a good idea.
Song you want to see live?
Anastasia by Myles Kennedy and Slash. I will get to see them one day! I'd love to see Foo Fighters live too.
Your karaoke song?
I have so many. I've done Titanium, Sweet Child O' Mine, Alone, Before He Cheats, Man I Feel Like a Woman, Rolling in the Deep, Bad Romance, Folsham Prison Blues, Umbrella, Firework, You're Still the One, Angels, 9 to 5, Like a Prayer, I Think We're Alone Now - I bloody love karaoke. Love it. LOVE IT. In fact, most of those were probably on the same night. Yes, I'm *that* person. Karaoke turns me from surprisingly quiet introvert into insane singing person. I walked back from the bathroom one time in a pub and TOOK the microphone out of a man's hand because he was doing a shite job of a song. I'M KANYE.
What song do you work out/exercise to?
There are two songs that really match my walking pace - the first being the horribly cheesy Dirty Dancer by Enrique Iglesias, the second being 212 by Azalea Banks. Both of them make me want to walk faster.
Song with the most memories attached?
Oh there are a few of these, I attach memories to everything! Stand-out ones include Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson by Alison Krauss & Robert Plant; Alone by Heart; Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley; Toxic by Britney Spears, The Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson, and the Aslan cover of Wish You Were Here (actually, that whole Made in Dublin album is pretty nostalgic for me). There are particularly horrible memories attached to Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler and Don't Stop the Music by Rihanna, which I won't be sharing!
Song that makes you cry?
A song hasn't made me cry in ages, but it used to be To Where You Are by Josh Groban. Gorecki by Lamb gives me the feels too, as does She's Like the Wind by Patrick Swayze.
Guilty pleasure song?
All the old stuff we used to listen to in the nineties. He Loves You Not by Dream, anything by Steps or Solid Harmonie, This is How we Party by S.O.A.P., anything by S Club 7 or The Spice Girls, Crazy for You by Let Loose, you get the idea. I sing 'em all loud and proud, ain't nothing guilty about that!
Favourite song from a musical?
I do love On My Own but I'd have to say The Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera. Sung by Michael Crawford, not Gerard Butler. In saying that, Gerry did a grand job on the movie - he's just no Frank Spencer.
Song by an Irish artist?
I love a few Irish artists at the minute - Kodaline, Hozier, Walking on Cars, Little Green Cars. My favourite at the minute would probably be Angel of Death and the Codeine Scene from Hozier.
Favourite song to play on an instrument?
I can play Lovely Leitrim on a piano accordion. That's the extent of my musical instrument abilities.
Song you hate the most?
I don't like dance remixes of things that were out years ago. But my most hated songs are probably Holding Back the Years by Simply Red, Somebody I Used to Know by Gotye, and basically everything by Neil Young.
Your favourite song of all time?
I have two, and they haven't changed in years and years. Boys of Summer by Don Henley and Fishermans Blues by The Waterboys.
I'd love to see more music posts, so please do link if you decide to give this a go!