We all have those songs that instantly remind us of situations. Happy feelings, tears, emberrasing moments. Today I’m sharing with you “the soundtrack of my life” containing good quality music and songs I’m a bit ashamed to share, but that definitely belong to me… Scroll down for the spotify playlist!
Maggie May – Rod Stewart, Days Like This – Van Morrison, Mr. Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan, Romea and Juliet – Dire Straits, Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison and The Long Black Veil – The Cheiftains are six songs that have accompanied my entire life. My parents used to listen to them when I was small, we listened to them in the car whilst on holiday (thanks to cassettes and the same 2 playlists over and over) and still until today I listen to them to make me feel happy, satisfied and at ease.
Then Don’t Speak by No Doubt followed for a long time and I really loved it although I didn’t even understood the lyrics back then.
My Red Hot Chili Peppers phase probably started in my early teens with scar tissue and has never really ended. Going through my first small break-up with Jump Rope by Blue October telling myself that everything goes up again… Sometime! And crying to Someone Like You by Adele.
Celebrating life and my school degree whilst listening to Viva La Vida by Coldplay (live at Rock im Park!) and heading off to our very first summer holiday on our own with my best friends listening to Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons, Mr. Brightside by The Killers and Je Veux by Zaz. Starting uni listening to a revamp of my old dutch favourite This Is A Night by The Baseballs and partying to Cheap Thrills by Sia my whole student life.
Getting to know my boyfriend 5 years ago altough he loved to sing Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen out loud and I thought it was the cutest..
Going on an amazing holiday in Sweden with Lisa and listening to Sommartider by Gyllene Tider.
And back to listening the same playlists from my childhood completed with songs my boyfriend and I love like High hopes by Kodaline, Lost Company by Sunset Sons, Lightning Bolt by Jake Bugg and Bitch by Von Wegen Lisbeth.
All these songs have somehow shaped who I am now. And I have laughed and cried whilst listening to them. And they will probaly stick with me forever…
Do you have a “life soundtrack” or songs that just instantly remind you of something?
Lots of Love, J