Tag Archive: 30 Day Song Challenge


Day 8 – Song You Know All the Words to

Don McLean – American Pie

I know the words to ALOT of songs. Truly, I’m pretty sure I’d do pretty well on that “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” Show (If they don’t make me sing anything currently on the radio.. and if I don’t die from stage fright…) That said, a long, long time ago, back at that sleep away camp from day 5’s challenge, I sang this one by a bon fire… Surprising even myself that I actually knew all the lyrics of this uber verbose tune! Eight minutes, 92584357 verses.. enjoy…

Day 7 – A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event

Sade: No Ordinary Love

October 23, 2010, my sister got married. The day was perfect.. The wedding was beautiful. The couple was stunning (really, I know I’m a little biased..but really.. stunning!) This song was the one they danced their first dance to.

Day 6 – Song That Reminds You of Somewhere

Tyrone Wells: Sink or Swim

In 2009, after my first experience on the Rock Boat, I received three phone calls in succession, from three ladies I like to call ‘my sisters from other misters,’ with the same exact message “next year.. we’re in!”

2010, I once again boarded the Rock Boat. This time, Tina, Rachel and Jayme were my roommates… 5 Days, open water, horrible weather, motion sickness inducing swells, not to mention rain when we got to Cozumel.. It was AWESOME, and by far one of my favorite vacations ever!

As we departed the boat, all three of us had the same song stuck in our heads… we tried, really, to STOP singing it.. but every few minutes, as we stood on line to get through customs, and then again as we waited for a cab to take us to the airport, one of us would bust out with “Kamikaze Airplanes in the sky…”

Now, whenever I hear this song (which, lately, I do, almost
every time I walk in to a CVS, Duane Reade, or turn on a Shonda Rhimes show), I think of TRB X, the line to get off the boat, the taxi stand across the street from the Pier, and the best roomies, friends, sisters from other misters a girl can have!

Day 5 – Song That Reminds You of Someone

Pink Floyd: “Wish You Were Here”

Picture four teens, summer of 1988, hanging out in the woods at a sleep away camp in Lackawaxen, PA. After hours of chatting, a silence falls on our little group. The guy I’d had a crush on the previous summer, who, up until that moment, I had never really spoken to before, sighs audibly, and says, “so.” I respond with, “so you think you can tell…” He adds, “heaven from hell..”

Thus began one of the most memorable, if not THE most memorable, summer of my life.

Today, that guy is still one of my closest friends. I love him dearly.

This song is his ringtone on my phone.

Day 3 – Song that Makes You Happy

Robert Randolph and the Family Band: Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That

Don’t think this one needs an explaination. Just listen to it. How can this one NOT lift your spirits? Seriously! (PS: this was a strong contender for that “Favorite” spot too!)

Day 2 – Your Least Favorite Song

Dave Matthews Band: Satellite

I definitely have songs I dislike more than this (Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” comes to mind). However, I figured I’d pick a song I actually pay to be subjected to once in a while. I can honestly say there are two songs by the Dave Matthews Band that I can pretty much go the rest of my life without ever hearing again – “Satellite” and “Spoon.” Because I have been to so many DMB conerts, I have been subjected to both live (once they played both  at the same show… joy). While “Spoon” is rarely played, “Satellite” is almost a guarantee, especially when you consider the fact that I go to multiple shows per year.. it’s bound to pop up.. I am bound to use that moment as my opportunity to use the rest room. I credit this song with the reason it took me years to give DMB a chance (Seriously, until Dave Matthews performed “Love of My Life” with Carlos Santana, I wouldn’t even consider allowing any of my friends to listen to any DMB in their own cars! I really disliked this song THAT much..)

(Because I’ve been asked to explain some of my choices, I figured I just move this little excercise here)

Day 1 – Your Favorite Song

Dave Matthews Band: Dancing Nancies

With nearly 2000 physical CDs and heaven knows how many CDs and singles purchased digitally, there is no way I’d ever be able to pick an all time favorite. That said, I chose this one because it could fit into so many categories (Makes me happy, know all the words to, can dance to, describes me, listen to when I’m happy… etc). Instead of just posting it multiple times, I figured I’d do it once. Here.