Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Wonders of Music

Girl With An Addiction loves music...

Have you ever just listened to a song and felt as though you're "escaping" into your own little world? Besides that being a fairly regular occurance, I often drift into a different dimension, if you would put it that way. Music is amazing. There aren't enough words to describe how magically notes just seem to fit together, like they were made to flow with each other, and create rhythms, beats, chords; all pieced together to form a song...

Maybe it's just me =P

I've been really enjoying piano pieces lately... Coincidence, maybe so =P

But over the past few weeks I've really learnt to enjoy the wonders of music, and the healing powers that it can have on us... That sounds really odd... =P

Over the past 2 years my music education has been improved dramatically, what with the fantabulous discovery of Daddysmilk, Richard Dutton, Biffy Clyro, Paramore, Regina Spektor; pretty much memorising all the lyrics off a Ben Fold's album (and many more of his ahmazing work); a couple of great friends introducing me to some fantastic-balismical musicians such as John Mayer and Brooke Fraser...

My cousin would also be extremely pleased to know that I DO have other favourite bands.... Not just The Offspring... But are they awesome! ;)

I've had Ennino Morricone's "The Crisis" replaying over and over again. (It's off Seven Pounds.) It's such a beautiful song... Truly amazing, and it reminds me that life can and does get incredibly tough, but there is hope.. Even if you do need to go through (and witness) all the hurt and sadness around us... You should never stop hoping. 

Many thanks to all the directors of the movies I've watched... 

Ice Castles introduced me to a new favourite artist Britt Nicole, a Christian with a really inspiring insight to music... At the start of her music video of "The Lost Get Found" she wrote, "On September 16 & 17, I took a road trip prayed that God that would put people in my path who were in need. These are the people I met. I hope this encourages you to reach out to those around you." And God did his thing, so Britt could share His word, and change their lives... and her music video actually shows her meeting, praying and reading The Bible with them; complete strangers! It's so encouraging and inspiring to see people like Britt go out into the world and make an effort to change lives, for the Greatest.

(500) Days of Summer just increased my love for Regina Spektor's music with "Hero" and "Us". Particularly the piano in "Us" is really awesome =)

Thanks to my English teacher who let us watch Letters To Juliet in English last term, helping me find the soundtrack featuring a new favourite of mine, Colbia Caillat's song "You Got Me". It also made me remember one of her lovely songs a friend showed a couple of years ago, "Lucky" featuring Jason Mraz... Coincidence that I happen to find it last month.. I think not! ;)

If I had the patience and time to list all my favourite songs, I'd be typing forever, meaning you wouldn't get the read all about them... So instead I'm just going to go through my "Favourites" on Youtube, and my "Top Rated" on my Ipod. Perhaps I'll write a sentence about the really really really megtastic ones... Or even put a * and next to my most favourite songs, and type them in purple... And I'm not listing them alphabetically, or in order from most to least favourite and vise versa. =P

Enjoy, and I hope you find a few you like too :)

I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith. Yes, I know... My uncle and aunt danced to this at their wedding... And it's one of those songs where you just yell the words epically... Well I do anyway =P

Lovesong - Amiel

*Big Jet Plane - Angus and Julia Stone

*I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyes Peas.... Ahhh so many stories... Well, not really. I just have an epic dance/actions routine with my a friend =D

Almost Here - Bryan MacFadden and Delta Goodrem. Such a good song. I'll be honest, I cried when I heard this song the first song.. For many reasons. It's also the first song on my "Break-up" playlist.

*Something In The Water - Brooke Fraser. SO. MANY. WORDS! I just love this song.... Thanks to Joshua who showed me this song, and made actions with me... Thanks to someone else who gave it meaning =P

*Who Are We Fooling - Brooke Fraser and Aqualung. I cried when I first heard this. It's beautiful, and so very true... 

Marry You - Bruno Mars (Glee Version). This song is so cute, and I also have actions with Joshua... =)

*Zombie - The Cranberries. A song about war. I love it. It depicts war in a very honest way, and the bass is epic.

*This list is as follows:
-Mr Green
-The Obsession With Her
-Brigsby's Hall
-Realhope..................... All by the wonderful, megtastic, super-dooperly fantastic balismical Daddysmilk!!!! =D

*Boulevard One - Richard Dutton and, The So and So's

*Lucy's Lane - Richard Dutton and, The So and So's... Both songs are awesomely fantabulous!!!! :D

*Over-Thinking - Relient K. I have to say, the acoustic version is great! Many many thanks to a special friend who showed me this... I'll leave it at that =)

*Alice's Theme (Alice in Wonderland 2010) - Danny Elfman. Now, I do like a few composers and I'm not really the type who just likes composers, but this.... is amazing!!!! =D

Born To Try - Delta Goodrem. I always seem to listen to this when I'm feeling low... It really helps me believe in myself.

*Blue - Eiffel 65. Pure awesome. 'Nuff said.

*Light Surrounding You - Evermore. Love this song.

*Cherry Lips - Garbage. If you don't LOVE Garbage, the get off my blog right now! =P 

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey. Read the title =)

Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt

*You Give Me Something - James Morrison. This and the above song, are very different, but they're both so good!

*Canned Heat - Jamiroquai. NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE! (And the song for one of my bellydance dances!)

***The Heart of Life - John Mayer. My feelings exactly... :)

****Slow Dancing In A Burning Room - John Mayer. Thank you, so much to someone for showing me this and the above song... They shall always be in my top 10 songs :)

*The Last Day On Earth - Kate Miller-Heidke. This song really gets me thinking... It could indeedy be the last day on earth... Choose your actions and words wisely...

Caught In The Crowd - Kate Miller-Heidke. Come on, it's Kate Miller-Heidke! 

*You and Me - Lifehouse. OGM, I am in love with song.... :)

*Everything - Lifehouse. OGM I am even more in love with this song! :)

*Rooftops - Lostprophets. Thanks to Hughbert for showing me this awesome song... And thanks to Guitar Hero: World Tour, for letting me go as far as "Hard" on guitar... Maybe it was "Medium".... =P

Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble'. 

*The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble'. Many thanks to Mr Hamman for letting us dance to this in P.E. And to Owen for humming the words while we danced... Yes, I heard you =P

*The next list is as follows, from Paramore:
-Misery Business
-Let The Flames Begin
-We Are Broken
-The Only Exception

*Same with this list, but from Regina Spektor:
-Apres Moi
-The Man With a Thousand Faces

*Rob Thomas:
-Her Diamonds
-Ever The Same
-Little Wonders
-This is How a Heart Breaks
-Lonely No More
-Now Comes The Night

***Biffy Clyro:
-Mountains. Piano is awesome, voice is awesome, lyrics are awesome... This song is pure awesome.
-Golden Rule. I just love the guitar and synthesiser in this song... AMAZING!
-Folding Stars. I love this song so much. And screaming out "Eleanor!" in the front row of one of their shows, while Simon plays it acoustic is.... phenomenal! 

*Ben Folds:
-Alice Childress
-Annie Waits
-Battle of Who Could Care Less
-Eddie Walker
-One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
-Steven's Last Night in Town
-Uncle Walter

-Learn To Live With What You Are. A really amazing friend showed me this song... It really changed the way I think of myself... :)
-Kylie From Connecticut. I laugh when I listen to this song... My Mum's name is Kylie, and it's her ringtone when she calls my mobile... =D

-Picture Window - Ben Folds. This song is so real...

*You Don't Know Me - Ben Folds and Regina Spektor. LOVE THIS SONG! A great friend and I memorised the words, and do an epic little duet whenever we hear it.... And it introduced me to Regina Spektor =D

*A Drop In The Ocean - Ron Pope. This song is so sweet. And the piano is lovely. Never leaving my Top 10.

*Lovesong - Sarah Bareilles. LOVE IT.

*In The Arms of an Angel. I love this song, because I love my angel brothers.

*The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script. I think it's fair to say that if a guy did this, I would marry him =P Thanks to Joshua for EPIC actions ;)

Her Name Is Alice - Shinedown

Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer. Love it :)

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

*Theophilus Thistler - Sonic Animation. You'll understand if you watch the music clip :)

*Cinderlla - Steven Curtis-Chapman. A truly amazing song :)

*Ultraviolet - Stiff Dylans. Watch Angus Thongs and Pefect Snogging ;)

This Kiss - Faith Hill

*Here Without You - 3 Doors Down

Have No Fear - Bird York

*Mango Tree - Angus and Julia Stone

The Scientist - Coldplay

*Come What May - Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman. Can't describe it. Just watch Mouline Rouge. And if you're in love... Hopefully you'll understand.. Perhaps a little melodramatic though =P

*Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

*Grease Lightning - Grease. HELLS TO THE YEAH! =D

Can I Have This Dance - Zac Efron and Vanessa-Anne Hudgens. YES, it is off High School Musical 3, but the scene is beautiful =P

500 Miles - The Proclaimers

*1000 Miles - Vanessa Carlton. LOVE IT! Nat, you are amazing for playing this at the talent quest thingo this year! =D

*Your Guardian Angel - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

*Seventeen Ain't So Sweet - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

*Tribute - Tenacious D. Hughbert, Levie: This is just a tribute....!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

*Drops Of Jupiter - Train. OGM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it's also fair to say that if a guy played this for me, I would marry them =P

*White and Nerdy - Weird Al Yankovic. Just for you Hughbert ;)

Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

**Around The World (Daft Punk) - Patrick Davis. AH-MAZ-ING! :D :D :D

*At The Beginning - Richard Marx and Donna Lewis (from Disney's Anastasia). I am in love with this song... The parentals had this as their welcoming song thingo for their wedding reception... I cried =P

*I Turn To You - Melanie C. So many stories...

*Party in The USA - Miley Cyrus. Don't ask, thanks to Joshua ;)

*Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader. OH YEAH!

-Our God is Love
-The First and The Last
-Take it All
-One Way
-Where The Love Lasts Forever
-All Day
-I'm Not Ashamed
-Break Free
-Lord of Lords
-To Know Your Name
-God of Ages
-You Are Faithful
-Saviour King
The Stand
-Desert Song
-This is Our God
-Forever Reign

*Someone's Watching Over Me - Hilary Duff. My brothers are watching over me =')

Enrique Iglesias:
-Don't Turn Off The Lights

*Forever Young - Youth Group

*Suckers - Reel Big Fish. THANK YOU for showing me this awesome band! This song is my favourite out of all of theirs :)

*Without You (I'm Not Alright) - Article One. Thanks again Someone for showing me this :)

*Mad World - Gary Jules and Michael Andrews. Thanks Mr S :)

*The Assumption Song - Arrogant Worms. Blakie, this one's for you ;)

*Throwing Fire - Ronald Jenkees. This guy is... AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! His skills on keys are absolutely fantabulous!

While I'm Waiting - John Waller

*Slow Fade - Casting Crowns

This really cool bean person and I have the same taste in music... And some of the songs on this list have been shown to me by him... Thanks you :)

Thank you also to my dearest Mother, for introducing me to all my favourite bands, you're the bomb diggity! :)

SO off my Ipod and Youtube, those would be all my top songs... If I think of any more, I'll add them. 
If you make me a few mixes, I'll give you a lifetime of friendship... You know you want it.... =)

By the way, that took me over an hour, so you better have enjoyed reading it.... Sorry for all the songs, and all the *. I think I just love music... =D

I hope you find a few songs you like, there's a bit of every genre in their... And if not, then get out there and get lost in music!!

"Music is God's Gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven."
~ Walter Savage Landor ~

God Bless,

Girl With An Addiction
xoxo =P

P.S. Sorry for all the grammar mistakes... i was tired kay! :)
P.P.S. Sorry for all the smilies... They're cute, and I like them very muchly... Especially this one... >:D  Tehehe it's me (Evil, but cute)...


  1. I'm gonna just put it out there, you're a pretty amazing person :) tehe

    I'm sure glad someone showed you all that awesome music.

  2. I am glad "someone" got credit for showing you 'most' of the songs on this list... and not the person that actually introduced you to most of your favourite music...

  3. Haha yes "anonymous", thanks for pointing that out. "Someone" did show me "most" of the new music that's on there. YOU however, introduced me to Ben Folds, Daddysmilk, Biffy Clyro, and other favourites.
    Stress less love.

  4. :D this list helped me find a song that i've been looking for for ages! xD

    Mango Tree, so good =]


    Big Jet Plane came on in a shop a few days ago.. I was singing it... Twas good :)


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