Well I don’t know about you, but I am constantly listening to music. All day long, every day. I’m surprised my stereo hasn’t given up on me yet after so many years of all of this hard labour. The thing I find with listening to music constantly is I always need to expand my musical library so that I’m not listening to the same songs over and over and over again.
A lot of the time I like to listen to everything on shuffle, but it I only had a couple hundred songs or even a thousand, it could get awfully redundant awfully soon. So, I’m always listening to new stuff, expand my tastes and adding to my library – while still keeping all my other stuff as well. I just really love music.
I guess that is why I have, by 279 artists and from 928 albums, 7,398 songs. Or, as iTunes tells me, 20 day, 4 hours, 5 minutes and 5 seconds of music. I like having lots because now, even if I listened on shuffle every day, all day long, it would take me a month or longer to hear the same song twice (I don’t listen to my music when I’m sleeping or at school).
Of course, there are many days when I decide to choose what I want to listen to, but it’s nice to have all of the options. Hmm…am I in a Kylie Minogue mood today, or would I prefer some 80s Hairband? Perhaps I want something a little softer…or more Pop-ish? Maybe some soft rock of Hall & Oats or Fleetwood Mac, or some grunge courtesy of Alanis Morissette?
It’s great to have all of the options and choices, and it’s nice to have such a wide ranging library of music to listen to. Of course, a lot of it is skewed towards the Pop side of things (thanks to long-lasting artists like Cher or Barbra Streisand, of which I have 490 and 527 songs, respectively). I feel like there is still a wide range of artists, from ACDC to Willie Nelson, The Eagles to All-Time Low, Bonnie Tyler to Blondie to Boston to Bon Jovi to Bryan Adams, and stuff like Celine Dion to Duran Duran to Katy Perry to Coldplay to Faith Hill to Journey to Five For Fghting, Goo Goo Dolls, Treble Charger, Michael Jackson, Train, Shakira and more. The list goes on and on.
I love having such a diverse range because I have music for every mood I’m in, I have multiple songs for every feeling I’m feeling. Music is such a huge part of my life, and it has been for as long as I can remember. Music can inspire anything from how we live our lives to how we see one another and more. It has often inspired my writing, as I’ve shared before, but it does so much more. Music can express anything and can make you feel anyway. More than this, music can heal.
So, here are three very different songs by three different artists that each express something quite different. Enjoy.
Any other music lovers out there as obsessed with music as I am and have equally impressive (or perhaps more so) music libraries?
Thanks for reading!
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