Tracking Down Tunes: Pump It Up

Tracking Down Tunes: Pump It Up

For this project, Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and I have decided to expand our musical interests, while also recommending to each other some of our favorite songs! Each month Alexa and I will be creating and sharing a themed Spotify playlist at the beginning of the month (for the songs we listened to/found the month prior). The idea is that out of the 10 songs that we add to the playlist, at least 5 of them have to be brand new to us – the others are allowed to be songs that we’ve listened to and loved (but should fall under recommendations to each other.) The whole idea here is to find bands and artists that we fall in love with that we may never have looked for if not for us actively Tracking Down Tunes! This month we’re talking about the songs we listen to when we need to get energized, motivated, or just need a jump in our day! (Head over to Alexa’s post to see which 10 songs she added to the playlist, and why!) Good Times | INXS with Jimmy Barnes The first time I heard this song was when I saw the movie The Lost Boys, and I […]

Tracking Down Tunes: Nostalgia Songs

Tracking Down Tunes: Nostalgia Songs

For this project, Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and I have decided to expand our musical interests, while also recommending to each other some of our favorite songs! Each month Alexa and I will be creating and sharing a themed Spotify playlist at the beginning of the month (for the songs we listened to/found the month prior). The idea is that out of the 10 songs that we add to the playlist, at least 5 of them have to be brand new to us – the others are allowed to be songs that we’ve listened to and loved (but should fall under recommendations to each other.) The whole idea here is to find bands and artists that we fall in love with that we may never have looked for if not for us actively Tracking Down Tunes! This month we’re doing things a bit different – we’re sharing songs that remind us of a particular place, person, point in time, or moment. One of my favorite things about music is the way that a melody or tune or note can immediately bring you outside of the current moment, outside of yourself – and remind you so viscerally of things in your past. it […]

Tracking Down Tunes: Soundtrack Songs

Tracking Down Tunes: Soundtrack Songs

For this project, Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and I have decided to expand our musical interests, while also recommending to each other some of our favorite songs! Each month Alexa and I will be creating and sharing a themed Spotify playlist at the beginning of the month (for the songs we listened to/found the month prior). The idea is that out of the 10 songs that we add to the playlist, at least 5 of them have to be brand new to us – the others are allowed to be songs that we’ve listened to and loved (but should fall under recommendations to each other.) The whole idea here is to find bands and artists that we fall in love with that we may never have looked for if not for us actively Tracking Down Tunes! This month we’re doing things a bit different – we’re sharing some of our favorite soundtrack songs! We’ll be sharing 5 instrumental songs, and 5 lyrical songs that so perfectly fit the scene and/or movie we can’t help but LOVE them! I’m really excited to share these because I have always been a huge fan of movie soundtracks and love love love moments in film that […]

Tracking Down Tunes: Happy Making Songs!

Tracking Down Tunes: Happy Making Songs!

For this project, Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and I have decided to expand our musical interests, while also recommending to each other some of our favorite songs! Each month Alexa and I will be creating and sharing a themed Spotify playlist at the beginning of the month (for the songs we listened to/found the month prior). The idea is that out of the 10 songs that we add to the playlist, at least 5 of them have to be brand new to us – the others are allowed to be songs that we’ve listened to and loved (but should fall under recommendations to each other.) The whole idea here is to find bands and artists that we fall in love with that we may never have looked for if not for us actively Tracking Down Tunes! This month we are doing our Happy Making Songs – those songs that we listen to when we need a little extra pep in our step, a little extra happiness in our lives, a little something to make us smile and make the day a little less hard to get through! (Head over to Alexa’s post to see which 10 songs she added to the playlist, […]

Tracking Down Tunes: Rainy Day Songs

Tracking Down Tunes: Rainy Day Songs

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and I have both had a blast with our musical collab project, and I’m still loving it just as much as when we initially came up with the idea! (In case you’re new to this collab, here’s the basic gist) Alexa and I will be creating and sharing a themed Spotify playlist at the beginning of the month (for the songs we listened to/found the month prior). The idea is that out of the 10 songs that we add to the playlist, at least 5 of them have to be brand new to us – the others are allowed to be songs that we’ve listened to and loved (but should fall under recommendations to each other.) This month we’re talking about the songs we bring out when it’s rainy, gloomy, and just downright gross outside. For me, I tend to gravitate towards slower songs with mellow music. (Also, I just want to say that this list is so completely incomplete it’s driving me a bit crazy – there are a TON of other artists that I wish I could have featured, such as: Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Band of Horses, Sufjan Stevens, James Bay, Sia, Lana Del Ray, Nick […]

Tracking Down Tunes: Our Life in Songs

Tracking Down Tunes: Our Life in Songs

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and I have both done two posts for our musical collab project, and I’m still loving it just as much as when we initially came up with the idea! (In case you’re new to this collab, here’s the basic gist) Alexa and I will be creating and sharing a themed Spotify playlist at the beginning of the month (for the songs we listened to/found the month prior). The idea is that out of the 10 songs that we add to the playlist, at least 5 of them have to be brand new to us – the others are allowed to be songs that we’ve listened to and loved (but should fall under recommendations to each other.) Now that I’ve explained what this project is all about – this month is going to be a little different! Instead of trying to find new songs, we’ve pulled together a playlist of some of the songs that defined our lives when we were younger! (Head over to Alexa’s post to see which 10 songs she added to the playlist, and why!) Savage Garden | I Want You // ages 10-15 come stand a little bit closer breathe in and get a bit […]

Tracking Down Tunes: Date Night Songs

Tracking Down Tunes: Date Night Songs <3

One month in to my collab project with Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books and I’m still so psyched to have come up with this project with her! Alexa and I will be creating and sharing a themed Spotify playlist at the beginning of the month (for the songs we listened to/found the month prior). The idea is that out of the 10 songs that we add to the playlist, at least 5 of them have to be brand new to us – the others are allowed to be songs that we’ve listened to and loved (but should fall under recommendations to each other.) This month was all about date night – songs that evoke feelings of love, giddiness, and that sweet blush across your cheeks. I have always been a huge fan of “sappy songs,” as I used to call them when I was younger (some constant additions to my playlists? Bryan Adams’ Everything I Do, OMD’s If You Leave, Police’s Every Breath You Take …which is a lot creepier to listen to as an adult, not gonna lie.) Here’s what I’ve come up with this month – my 10 date night songs! (Head over to Alexa’s post to see which 10 songs she added […]