Okay, I'm keeping it simple and going with the first one I remembered. Day 1, a song that I like with a colour in the title, is Pynk by Janelle Monáe.
(CW for sex & intimate bits.)
Day 2, a song I like with a number in the title, is Marie Antoinette Robot 2073 by Sophe Lux.
A internet person once showed me Sophe Lux when I was shitposting about Lou Salomé back when I still read uni stuff, because there's also a song that's called that.
Day 3, a song that reminds me of summertime.
This one is hard. There are many that vaguely remind me of summer, but none that do so a lot-lot.
Anyway, I'll go with Skateaway by Dire Straits. It practically smells like warm asphalt at night.
Day 4, a song that reminds me of someone I'd rather forget. Also, it is technically already past midnight. How fitting.
It was hard to decide, but actually? That shitty techbro that I used to date totally ruined Dota for me, which makes him forgetworthy. Have a cute song. It reminds me of an asshole and I usually skip it when it comes up. 💙
Dota – Alles Du, alles Dur
Day 5, a song that needs to be played loud.
Oh gosh, imo a lot of music is better the louder you play it. So the choice is a bit random.
Zoë Keating – Exurgency
Zoë Keating was the first time I found music to Cat Reset myself I think? A Cat Reset is the myth that if you confuse your cat with multiple types of sensory input, it will forget which (annoying) thing it was doing. I sometimes call it cat resetting myself when I listen to music loudly after a humany thing.
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Day 6, a song that makes me want to dance.
I don't think any song makes me want to dance by itself. Moods or drugs make me want to dance in combination with music.
The closest thing is a song that reminds me of dance mood, and makes me wish I was in it. (I think that is mostly because in my head, it got fused to a dancy thing once, and you can't google the lyrics of music without lyrics, so I can't unfuse that.)
AURORA – Gentle Earthquakes
Day 7, a song to drive to.
I don't drive, but when I'm in cars with people, I really appreciate music that is at least a tad awkward. So my pick is a song that I hecking hecking like, and that is very catchy, but that I also feel a bit uneasy about:
Kimya Dawson – Loose Lips
(CN: mentions self harm and suicide, in a way that makes me cringe a little.)
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Day 8, a song about drugs or alcohol.
There are so many songs about booze that get stuck in my head a lot and that I love for their catchiness, but am also annoyed by. Then there's a small hand full of sad songs about the bad sides of alcohol and other drugs. In the end, I decided for one, that I simply like a fucking lot simply for the way it sounds. One of my top motivational songs.
Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
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Ok but actually in my relief to have found such a song, I kinda overlooked that this one isn't really /about/ alcohol. Let me think…
Day 9, a song that makes me happy.
I rediscovered a bunch of those yesterday, but I'll go with one that I'd have considered pretty embarrassing back when it was new.
Juli – Perfekte Welle
Day 10, a song that makes me sad.
Posted… after midnight, but before sleep, because I don't want to listen to sad music tomorrow.
It's hard to spot sadness, it's way easier to spot hurt and being-thrown-into-screaming-feelings, and most songs that make me sad also hurt in other ways. I came up with 3 potential candidates:
Wir sind Helden – Flucht in Ketten
Sookee – Warten Auf
Florence + The Machine – Sky Full Of Song
Uuuuuh I kind of forgot about this. Sooo. Day 11, a song that I never get tired of.
I guess "I occasionally listen to this on repeat for hours" counts?
Pretty Balanced – My Mind is a Box
And day 12, a song from my preteen years.
There wasn't really a lot of music around me when I was a kid. But a friend gave me this one Britney Spears album for my birthday. I think I mostly liked it back then? So I was expecting to still like it. I didn't. All the catchy melodies that I remembered were hidden in kind of annoying noisy stuff? Half way through, I was pretty angry at everything.
Only one song was almost as nice as I remembered it, and that was "Lucky".
Day 13, a song I like from the 70s.
I guess there are many… but I chose "Diamonds and Rust" by Joan Baez.
Also, day 14, a song I'd love to be played at my wedding.
I… don't really intend to marry anyone, ever, other than possibly out of some sort of necessity. Soooo I don't really have songs for that.
There is, however, a song that made me kitschy feelings about other people's kitschy things, and that's "Try Again At Everything" by Rae Spoon.
Just my personal scratchpost. I might be willing to share if we already know each other.