Thursday, June 6, 2013

What's Going Through My Headphones

I haven't done one of these in a while. I personally enjoy when bloggers do these, because I love discovering new music! This list is different than the others. This one consists of Disney and Broadway music, but otherwise? Still normal.
  1. "Abraham's Daughter" by Arcade Fire. This percussion.... dang.
  2. "Airport Disco" by Athlete. This has nothing to do with an airport or disco, but the lyrics are like a glass of water on a hot summer's day. "Some adhere to remember. Some adhere to forget that we used you for nothing and we couldn't care less. O beautiful world, can I win you back?"
  3. "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen. Honestly, I do not know 75% of the lyrics to this song (also describes "One By One") but I always find myself going, "bum bum bum, ba dum ba dum bum ba dum..." you know, that one bassline that everyone knows.
  4. "Arabian Nights" from Aladdin. I really kinda wanna visit the Middle East just to be like, "Arabian NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHTS!"
  5. "Beauty And The Beast" by Angela Lansbury. This song... all I have to do is say "Tale as old as time" and you're probably already thinking of it.
  6. "The Bells of Notre Dame" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The bells and the chorus and that last vocal note... dang. Sends chills down my spine.
  7. "Absolutes" by The Fray. I can't get over the entire first verse and chorus of this song. 
  8. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and all its versions. I can't listen to it without going, "Mamela! Mamela! Mamela! Mamela thuli! Mamela thuli! Mamela lelando we!"
  9. "Chances" by Athlete. I don't consider myself a Whovian *cough* anymore *cough* but this song made "Vincent and the Doctor" complete.
  10. "Easy As Life" by Heather Headley. My favorite musical is Aida and I've never even seen it. Oh yeah, not to mention that the play closed when I was six. Not a happy camper. I would get over it by now. After all, it's easy. It's easy... as life.
  11. "Endless Night" by Jason Raize. His voice sent chills down my spine. So sad to know he (most likely) committed suicide back in '04. I'm sure he would have been a lovely person to meet. However, that gives this song more meaning than just something Simba sings. "Where has the starlight gone? Dark is the day. How can I find my way home? Home is an empty dream lost to the night. Father, I feel so alone. You promised You'd be there whenever I needed You. Whenever I call Your name, You're not anywhere. I'm trying to hold on, just waiting to hear Your voice... Father, I can't find the way... " Just when the song has you depressed and down in the dumps, suddenly you can hear hope arising, leading to my favorite part: "I know that the night must end and that the sun will rise!... I know that the clouds must clear and that the sun will shine... I know! Yes, I know the sun will rise. Yes, I know! I know the clouds must clear! I know that the night must end and that the sun will rise, and I'll hear Your voice deep inside!" This song sounds so much deeper than just singing about Mufasa. It's so hopeful.
  12. "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast. "Little town. It's a quiet village. Every day like the one before. Little town full of little people waking up to say..." You just mentally shouted, "Bonjour!" Didn't you?
  13. "Belle (Reprise)." "Madame, Gaston. Can't you just see it? Madame Gaston, his little wife! No, sir! Not me! I guarantee it! I want much more than this provincial life!"
  14. "Go Easy Little Doves" by Brooke Waggoner. If you've never heard of her... today is your lucky day. If you love the piano, then you will adore Brooke!
  15. "A Girl Worth Fighting For" from Mulan. This is definitely a great song to hear while cleaning. Also, whenever someone needs a little cheering up and you're tired of hearing their complaining, just say, "Hey! Think of instead: a girl worth fighting for!"
  16. "Go the Distance" from Hercules. The strings and brass are so good I actually feel tears come to my eyes.
  17. "The Gospel Truth I" from Hercules. "We are the Muses, goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes... OUR story actually begins long before Hercules, many eons ago."
  18. "Grasslands Chant" by The Lion King Ensemble. One of those songs that I don't know what they're saying but it sounds cool.
  19. "He Lives In You" by Lebo M. This Lion King music... I swear. It applies to everything. When I'm down, I remember: "There's no mountain too great. Hear these words and have faith. Oh, have faith. Hela, hey mamela... He lives in you! He lives in me! He watches over everything we see!"
  20. "I Want to Know You" by Measure." I used to OBSESS over "Begin Again" and now I'm onto this song. "Hear you click click click on the pavement, I wanna know you... Oh, uh-oh, I wanna know you! You always come and go, uh-oh, so I can see you. So when you go, uh-uh-oh, I wanna know, uh-uh-oh, where you go. Uh-uh-oh-oh-oh... oh-uh-oh, I wanna know you. Oh, uh-oh so I can be near you. You always come and go! Uh-oh, I wanna know you. Yeah, you gotta know uh-oh, and I'm gonna tell you that when you go, uh-uh-oh, I wanna know, uh-uh-oh, where you go. Uh-uh-oh, so come on, come on, you know. And there you go, uh-uh-oh-oh-oh."
  21. "In My Mind" by Heather Headley. In my mind, I can sing like this girl.
  22. "Just Around the Riverbend" by Judy Kuhn. "Why do all my dreams extend just around the riverbend?"
  23. "Long Way Home" by Amy Stroup. One of those songs that are perfect for a nice summer day of relaxing on the lawn. Not tanning (I know I'm black, don't ask me why I tan), not even reading... just admiring nature.
  24. "My Strongest Suit" from Aida. "I am anything but normal! Dress has always been my strongest suit!"
  25. "My Strongest Suit (Reprise)." "I may leave a great impression as I race through a succession of the latest crazes, chase the newest fad. I feel better when beguiling, find that fashion keeps me smiling but in my heart I know it's rather sad that a life of great potential is dismissed, inconsequential, and only ever seen as being cute. So I flutter to deceive... oh no. No, you must believe that one day you're bound to find a stronger suit."
  26. "One By One" by The Lion King Ensemble. Don't know the lyrics, yet I still sing along.
  27. "Glory to God" by North Central University One Accord 2012. I may be biased because one of the members of the 2012 lineup of One Accord is from my church, but this song is absolutely stunning. "I just wanna worship You, my God. I just wanna sing of Your great love."
  28. "Fallen" by Sarah McLachlan. Story of my life. "Truth be told, I've tried my best... Though I've tried, I've fallen. I have sunk so low."
  29. "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan. "There's always some reason to feel not good enough and it's hard at the end of the day. I need some distraction..." Um, Sarah, did you steal my diary?
  30. "No Room For Doubt" by Lianne La Havas. This child "found [herself] in a secondhand guitar," and boy, she really found herself. She's amazing.
  31. "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt. 
  32. "The Power is On" by The Go! Team. I can't listen to this without dancing.
  33. "Huddle Formation" by The Go! Team. Another dancer.
  34. "September" by Earth, Wind, and Fire. Regretting never taking marching band and playing brass.
  35. "All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie. I love singing this one! "All night long! All niiight long! All night long! All niiight long! Everyone you meet, they're dancing in the streets all night long..."
  36. "Dance With Me" by Drew Seeley and Belinda. I know this song is from The Cheetah Girls. Please do not make fun of me because of it. This song IS actually pretty good.
  37. "Mother Knows Best (Reprise)" by Donna Murphy. When I'm a mom, I'm gonna express my lessons through song. "Don't be a dumby, come with mummy... oh, I see how it is. Rapunzel knows best, Rapunzel's so mature now, such a clever grown-up miss. Rapunzel knows best, FINE if you're so sure now, go ahead then give him THIS! This is why he's here, don't let him deceive you! Give it to him; watch and see! Trust me, my dear. That's how fast he'll leave you. I won't say I told you so.... NO, Rapunzel knows best! So if he's such a dream boat, go and put him to the test! If he's lying, don't come crying! MOTHER KNOWS BEST!" My kids are gonna hate me.
  38. "Two Worlds Finale" by Phil Collins. I can hear Jane saying, "Ah ah ee ha ooooohhhh" every time I listen. This has to be the Disney song that has been the most influential for me. It is the only song from my childhood (before I started re-watching things) that I clearly remembered. I think Tarzan might have been my favorite movie as a child.
  39. "For Good" from Wicked. I almost wanna name one of my kids Glinda so I can practically sing their name (Gliiiiiinnnndaaaaa). I want this to be my class' graduation song.
  40. "Rest In You" by Amy Stroup.
  41. "You Reign" by North Central University One Accord 2011.
  42. "Redeeming Love" by Amy Stroup. "I fix my eyes on redeeming love."
  43. "Satisfied in You (Psalm 42)" by The Sing Team. This song helps me get through the day. "You sent Your son to suffer in my place and to tell me that I'm safe. So why am I down? Why so disturbed? I am satisfied in You." Reminds me that "All I truly have is You."
  44. "Popular" from Wicked.
  45. "Shake It Out" by Florence and the Machine. "I can never leave the past behind. I can see no way."
  46. "The Lioness Hunt" by The Lion King Ensemble. "Hiya! Hiya! Hiya! We baba singela, siyo singela baba!" I actually know how to say the words in this song. I just don't know what they mean.
  47. "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. 
  48. "Kingdom Dance" by Alan Menken.
  49. "Santa Fe" from NEWSIES. Eek! I'm so excited for summer camp--- might get to do this song.
  50. "I Know the Truth" by Sherie Rene Scott. "I know the truth and it mocks me. I know the truth and it shocks me I learned it a little too late. Why do I want him, still? Why, when there's nothing there? How to go on with the rest of my life to pretend I don't care? This should have been my time; it's over, it never began."
  51. "Snuff Out the Light" by Eartha Kitt. "Daddy was no dummy, did outrageous things with a mummy!"
  52. "Mine, Mine, Mine" from Pocahontas. "All of my life, I've searched for a land like this one..." And I swear, in that moment, we were infinite John Smith got ten times hotter.
And... I'm gonna stop. Last day of school tomorrow!