Hello everyone! I was sat thinking of what I would like to write about for today’s post and a few songs came on my Spotify and this idea popped straight into my head. I adore music and always have. So, if I love a song, I will love that song forever. Today, I would like to talk about a few form my childhood that I still adore:
1.”You Raise Me Up” – Westlife (2005)
When I was really really small, my Mum was obsessed with Westlife so I kind of grew up hearing their songs all the time – this one being played very often. As a 5 year old would, I insisted that I couldn’t stand Westlife and that they were “really really bad” because I wanted to be cool but I can’t resist a little bit of Westlife now. This song is just such a beautiful song and I adore hearing it whenever it’s played.
2. “Star Girl” – McFly (2006)
If you aren’t familiar with this song, listen to it and you will remember. I went to see McBusted a few years ago and that’s when my love for this song was rekindled. It’s such a happy little tune. I also loved it even more when I recognised it in Tom Fletcher’s wedding speech. Whenever I hear the first drum part at the beginning of the song, I get a little happy because I know exactly what song is coming.
3. “Love Machine” Girls Aloud (2004)
This way my favourite song for a good few years. The second concert I ever went to was a Girls Aloud concert when I was about 6 years old and I completely idolized them. My favourite was Kimberley. I even learnt the dancing they do in the music video and performed it in the mirror in my bedroom haha. Girls Aloud were the girl band of my childhood!
4. “Don’t Stop The Music” – Rihanna (2007)
I am going to put myself out there and say that I am not a fan of “Wild Thoughts” and it’s made me think back to old school Rihanna that, in my opinion, is a little better. She has an incredible voice and I like it when she is showing it off. I remember being a little 9 year old adoring this song! Gosh, I can’t believe this song is 10 years old, I used to dance to this song at parties when I was little.
5. “T-Shirt” – Shontelle (2008)
Still do this day do I consider this as one of my favourites of the 00s. It is such a cute song with a very simple chorus and I love it. It is a song that I listened to pretty much the whole time I was studying for my GCSEs because it didn’t distract me to much. Plus, I knew the lyrics so well that I didn’t have to think when I lip synced and that meant I could focus on Biology more haha.
6. “Battlefield” – Jordan Sparks (2009)
All my friends at primary school were going on about the winner of some American talent show and I wanted to be cool so I searched “Jordan Sparks” and was just as blown away as my friends seemed to be. I couldn’t stop listening to this in my year 6 days and I still now know every lyric.
7. “If Today Was Your Last Day” – Nickleback (2008)
If I dug up my old Ipod Nano then this would be the most played song on it. This was my phase of trying to be more into rock than pop (which didn’t really last for too long) but this song is still amazing in my opinion. I used to love “Rockstar” when I was younger as well but this song was easily my favourite of the two!
8. “Everybody In Love” – JLS (2009)
JLS were just one of them bands that sang mainly songs about love therefore they had girls like me falling at their feet. I adored a bit of JLS and this song was one of my favourites. I remember being obsessed with the big note that Aston does in the last part of the song. I am currently listening to all of these songs while I write about them and I am loving this – I remember little things about when the songs came out. It’s weird how much you attach memories to songs.
9. “Boys and Girls” – Pixie Lott (2009)
This is crazy going through all of these old songs. Yet again, this is another song that I have attached a lot of memories too. This came out as I just started high school and all the girls I was friends with my in form group adored Pixie Lott as much I did therefore we bonded over our love for this song and just sat there at the back of form with head phones in while we blue-toothed pictures of things to each other thinking we were the coolest of the cool.
10. “Unwritten” – Natasha Bedingfield (2004)
I was never really too fussed on this song when I it first came out but now I just adore it. When you know all the lyrics, you can really belt them out with Natasha. I like the atmosphere it sets. I can imagine it being played at a summer party or something and I like that. It’s not a complicated song, if you get what I mean.
And there’s 10 of my favourite songs from the 00s. These aren’t all the the songs I love from that decade but there are a few. I grew up in the 00s so a lot of songs have a little bit of sentiment attached to them which is why I think I like them so much. I highly recommend revisiting your childhood favourite songs as I have loved listening to them again. I am surprised at how many lyrics I can still remember haha. I will see you tomorrow with day #20!