Saturday, 18 August 2018

Playlist Swap #1: Featuring - Happily Having No Idea What I'm Doing

I'm introducing fun to the blog, a monthly blog feature that will introduce amazing bloggers through the medium of music. Sometimes describing yourself is difficult, so why don't we let music do the talking?

I was lucky to get to know Amber (Happily Having No Idea What I'm Doing on Wordpress) on twitter. We have came up with an idea of 'playlist swap' where we exchange 10 songs that mean something to us, with a brief explanation provided for each song. In this two way process, the aim is to get to know a blogger through listening to the songs that they love. Amber has already posted her post about my playlist here, be sure to check it out!

Playlist Swap with: 

Happily Having No 

Idea What I’m Doing

Without further ado, I present to you Amber's playlist. Her words are in italics and mine are normal text.

Listen to a little bit of country with a sprinkle of nostalgic rock:  

1. Leah - Bruce Springsteen 

I've been brought up on Springsteen since I was little and there's tons to choose from but this one is just so lovely and sweet and I think I'm at a point in my life that needs cute love songs 

My thoughts: This sounds like a sweet country tune! I love the guitars, it takes me back to a place full of cowboys who are flirting with some cute girls.

2. Hope - Dance a la Plage 

My boyfriend recommended this song to me and we both have a right bop when it comes on. It's such a positive message too! 

My thoughts: There's no surprise that this song makes me want to dance. There's nothing worse than bands focusing on a catchy tune but forgetting to include some meaning in the song. Luckily these guys managed to to stick to a meaning - not giving up. I think it's a great message to spread. 

3. 6th Avenue Heartache - The Wallflowers 

This is just a really great song I think. There's lots of Wallflowers songs I could've picked because they are so lovely but this is my favourite 

My thoughts: Another country-ish song. I'm not the biggest fan of country music but this song is actually quite nice! It's 2018 but somehow listening to this song is like stepping inside a time machine. Nevertheless the song still sounds timeless. It's also a great sing-along (perhaps my new song choice for karaoke) 

4. Miami - Counting Crows 

Again wow just childhood tunes. Basically if you listen to any artist on here in detail it's Counting Crows. I'm addicted. I just love the climax of this song and I get really emotional so I chose this one. 

My thoughts: First things first, the singer's voice is beautiful. Some voices are better at expressing emotions than others. I also love how the song builds up musically, the riffs are also fantastic. 

5. Holiday/Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day 

When I did GCSE music in school, we used to wait in the classroom before class and blast out songs. This was always one we played a lot. I don't think anyone dislikes this song. 

My thoughts: Good old Green Day. They have so many songs, so naturally I don't know every single one. Luckily Holiday/Boulevard of Broken Dreams is included in the 'songs by Green Day that I know' list. What can I say, such a tune! 

6. Miss Atomic Bomb - The Killers 

Actually saw The Killers live this year and it was great. I've always loved this song. Reminds me of getting the album it's on for Christmas when I was 13 and obsessed with them. Just brings back good memories 

My thoughts: Wow so refreshing to see a song by The Killers other than Mr Brightside. They actually have a great selection of fantastic songs, like Miss Atomic Bomb. I can't believe that Battle Born was released in 2012, it feels like yesterday!

7. One More Light - Linkin Park 

Okay so this song came around the time the singer died, which was emotional for me. It was also the time my grandpa passed away. It was a comforting song at the time. A bit sad but I still love it. 

My thoughts: Linkin Park reminds me of my ex and our drives listening to all their albums. Even though I prefer their albums more personally, there's no denial that Chester's voice was the voice of the generation. I would also like to remind anyone who is reading this - please don't suffer in silence. 

8. SING - My Chemical Romance 

There's a real protesty and feel good vibe which is me. Like the name, it's a real sing along number! 

My thoughts: This song is the perfect addition to every rock music club night. I may not choose to listen to My Chemical Romance, but give me this song at the club and I will definitely sing along to it with all my heart. Let's break havoc and sing (that's what feel this song gives me).

9. Build God, Then We'll Talk - Panic! at the Disco

This is a weird one but just the storytelling in the lyrics is so good. This is one of my favourite songs of all time. 

My thoughts: I love this album but unfortunately I'm not great at remembering those signature long tittles. Thank you for the reminder that this song exists! From all of the songs in this playlist, I think this is the number one for me. I love the chorus!

10. Hometown - Twenty One Pilots 

I don't know what I love about this song so much but it's so fun. I love the style and I haven't really heard anything else like it! 

My thoughts: Nice to hear something else from Twenty One Pilots because I only know Heathens. So many different styles of music fused together. This is kind of like M83 but with guitars. Nice choice!

It was a lot of fun collaborating with the lovely Amber, thank you for sending in your songs to me. I've had a lot of fun listening to the music that means something to her. Now it's time to spread love:

 Visit her blog and comment on some posts
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I hope you have enjoyed reading this post. If this has inspired you to collaborate with other bloggers and swap playlists, how amazing! I am all for building community bridges. Use the hashtag #playlistswap on twitter and let the music unite us!
 That's the end of this fun post, have a lovely day and take care.





  1. Great post, thanks for sharing! I definitely need to give some of these songs a listen x

  2. Great post. I will defintely check out these songs.

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  3. I haven’t heard of these songs yet but I would love to! Thank you for these recommendations ��

  4. I love this blog post. I have heard of most the songs, and I need to now add them to my playlist. Thank you for reminding me of some happy memories I have with some of the songs you listed. I love your blogging style, and how you have a fun and bouncy writing style. 😊 x


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