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  • Plans for the musical future

    17. Sep. 2006, 19:12

    In case anyone cares...

    I have a lot of music, and I always love getting new stuff.

    But all of that takes up a lot of space on my mp3 player... and I have a lot of music that I just haven't listened to in a while. Therefore I've decided that I am going to listen to all of my music. In a row. In the order that they are in on my mp3 player (which by the way is NOT an ipod... in case you care... I just hate the way itunes organizes music). NO REPEATS (unless I have more than one copy of a song, in which case I will listen to it as many times as i have it). This way I can possibly get back into songs/artists that I haven't listened to in a while, and I can think about deleting stuff that I really don't need.

    The second part of this plan is NO NEW MUSIC! With the exceptions of the new CDs by Clay Aiken and Fergie I won't get anything new (either buying or downloading). And those shouldn't really matter because I'll probably have them by the time that I get to C and F. (It'll take me at least until Tuesday to get past A)

    Unless of course any of the new Girls Aloud songs leak... then an exception will have to be made.

    So my charts might look a little weird for a while. Particularly when I get to a week where I only listen to Mariah Carey (which is likely, considering the sheer volume of songs). My neighbors will also be a little skewed, but whatever. My top neighbor always has the same neighbors as I do, but never has me as a neighbor... weird...

    This plan goes into effect tomorrow. I have to keep this week's charts fresh. (By the way, this week's top 10 will probably be Delta Goodrem/Jessica Simpson/Sugababes/Girls Aloud/All Saints/Lasgo/some other people... I can't think of any more right now.)
  • Musings on what I "should" and "shouldn't" like

    3. Sep. 2006, 23:12

    Every person has heard "since you like artist a, you should also enjoy artist b." Last.fm even has this built in with music recommendations and recommendation radio (which never seems to play good music for me, but that's another story.) This journal entry is only sort of about that... It's also sort of about demographics, and how some music is "geared towards" people of a certain age and/or image. Mostly, though, this journal is about Madonna and Hilary Duff.

    I'll start with Hilary. She's not an artist I normally listen to, although I do listen to all kinds of pop music. She's always been marketed to a younger generation, and while I obviously had heard of her, I only occasionally heard her on the radio, and based on: 1) the reputation she had as a singer for younger kids (I'm in college, not 6th grade!) and 2) the fact that her songs (in my opinion) were just not very good, and she was trying to go down the "rocker chick" path that a lot of people seemed to like, I wasn't a fan, and I just ignored her, really.

    This all changed while I was watching New Year's Rockin' Eve last year. There she was, singing "Beat of my Heart," and my opinion of her changed. From her outfit and her hair, not to mention the incredible euro-disco-pop song, I began to see her as a young Kylie Minogue. That is, she could become a young Kylie if she continued down this path, as opposed to the aforementioned rocker chick path. Then just recently came "Play With Fire," and Hilary took one more step down the path to Kylie-hood (I know that isn't a word, but it should be). So now there are two Hilary Duff songs that I like, and if she keeps it up, I may even end up having to buy a Hilary Duff album... wow...

    After reading that, you may be thinking "that's nice and all, but you said you were going to talk about Madonna! When will you talk about Madonna???" The answer, my friends, is now. But you may not be too happy with what I have to say.

    I don't like Confessions on a Dance Floor. I'm sorry, I tried, I really did. I wanted to love this album. It has everything! Madonna is a legend, and she was going the euro-disco-pop route that I like so much (see above). She even sampled my second favorite ABBA song for "Hung Up." (SOS is my favorite ABBA song) So, as you can see, this album should be the soundtrack to my life, my favorite album of all time, constantly on replay, etc. Why isn't it??? I've listened to it, then listened to it several more times to see if it would grow on me, really hoping that it would. But it didn't. So I should love it, and I don't know why I don't. If anyone has any insight as to why this is, please tell me! Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?!?!

    So yes, that is my story of liking music I shouldn't like, and not liking music that I should. And if anyone can help me with my Madonna problem, it would be much appreciated.
  • !!!!

    22. Aug. 2006, 0:32

    Guess what? I'm scrobbling again! yay! I'm back at school, and my computer is again my main source for music.

    Expect the following artists to jump on my charts:
    Christina Aguilera, since her new album is excellent *and* really long
    Christina Milian, since I finally bought So Amazin'. The reason I waited so long is that I thought it was going to be too hip-hop for my tastes, but it isn't! (yay!) So now I have to make up for the months of not listening to it.
    Rachel Stevens, since I finally got myself a legitimate copy of Funky Dory.

    Anyway... it's good to be back.
  • HOLY FLASHBACK!

    12. Aug. 2006, 22:02

    As everyone and their mother knows by now, the new Christina Aguilera album is a throwback to the music of the 1920's, 30's, and 40's. However, it takes me back to another time: 2002. It's not just Christina, either. The radio is beginning to feel like it did 3-5 years ago.... Maybe I'll even start listening to it again.

    We're getting comebacks from several of the artists who were huge then (and still now... at least hopefully).

    There's Christina, whose album Stripped came out in 2002, and is now coming back with a double album, which is strange, since Stripped is 20 tracks long, and Back to Basics is only 2 tracks longer. I haven't heard much yet, since I'm waiting for the album to come into stores, but Ain't No Other Man blows me away!

    Justified also came out around the same time as Stripped, and lo and behold! Justin Timberlake is also coming back. I'm actually not a big fan of JT, but I used to be. I liked quite a few of the songs on Justified, but my least favorite, which is an understatement because I absolutely hated it, was Rock Your Body, which inevitably became his biggest hit, and that is what changed my opinion of him from being not bad to being terrible. Now he's bringing sexy back, which seems impossible, since you would think that being sexy would be a prerequisite for that. Oh well, we'll see if he comes out with something better next time...

    It's been 3 years since we've seen a new album from Jessica Simpson, and after the low point that was These Boots Are Made for Walkin', it seems as if Jessica is starting to SING again. I'm expecting A Public Affair to be at about the level of Irresistible based on the single A Public Affair when it comes to singing, then I'm hoping she'll continue in the right direction, and when she releases her 5th album the singing will be up to the level of her first album.

    Speaking of singing ability... The wonderful, amazing, talented Clay Aiken is also coming back. It was 2003 when he was robbed of the American Idol title, and had one of the biggest selling singles ever with This Is The Night. Then came Invisible from the amazing album Measure of a Man. On September 19th, we finally get to hear the voice again. Last's year's The Emancipation of Mimi was the return of the female voice, A Thousand Different Ways is the return of the male voice... how awesome would a duet between those two be?

    There are also upcoming albums by Stacie Orrico and Beyonce, and through my reading of random music blogs, I have heard some new songs by 3LW, who I used to be obsessed with back in the day, and also Mya and Monica. Stacie and Mya I would buy without question, the others I probably want to hear a little more from before I decide. Mya and Monica are some of who I consider the to be the more prevalant female R&B singers (along with Brandy and Aaliyah), so it's strange to me nowadays when I meet people who haven't heard of them, it makes me feel old. Kids today don't get chicken pox either, those little whippersnappers...

    Anyway... there are some new artists around now too, but they're not completely out of place in my flashback to 2001-2003. Paris Hilton can fill the shoes of Ashanti as the adequate singer who does catchy songs (yeah, a little bit different style, but whatever... add Cassie in there and together they can do Ashanti). I see Fergie coming in as the next Jennifer Lopez, a pop singer with some hip hop thrown in, and a lot of dancing, and Chris Brown has officially taken the position of artist-who-isn't-really-that-bad-but-seriously-irritates-me-and-forces-me-to-change-stations-when-he-comes-on-the-radio away from Usher.

    Now comes the obvious question of who comes next?
    It was 2003 when Sugababes had the number one dance hit here with Hole in the Head, so another attempt to make it over here would fit right in. I would also love to see (errr... hear)Britney Spears team up with uber-producer Xenomania and take over the world... again.
  • Mine is bigger

    17. Jul. 2006, 8:47

    Everyone is doing it... even I did it once before... but this time is different! This lyrics game won't last just a few days like the normal ones do, it will last forever!!!!! (Or maybe a week or so)

    I followed all these normal rules:

    Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 100 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
    Step 3: Bold out the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
    Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    And I also added these rule clarifications:
    1. I will skip any song that is not in English, instrumental (obviously), a live American Idol track (otherwise the multiple artists is confusing - exception: their original songs), Christmas/Holiday themed, or not actually a song (i.e. interludes, etc)
    2. If a song has an intro of any kind, I will skip it and use the actual first line
    3. If the first line is the title, I will write "[title]" and then the second line

    And some of these might be a little obscure, but you'll just have to deal with that.

    [edit Oct. 2nd,2006: I separated the solved ones from the unsolved, to make this thing easier to read]

    Good Luck!:
    2. You make me strong, you make me weak, you knock me off my feet

    3. Even when your lips begin to speak I feel the feeling coming over me

    6. I can't say I'll always be there for you

    8.C'mon and get a piece of this late-night lover

    12. When i met her she said to me yo i really like your style

    13. You got a house on the hill

    15. [title] And I don't know what I should do

    18. Walking out of the door I'm on my way

    19. No girl my man, he don't have a million dollars in his hand

    20. You told me that you didn't love her anymore

    21. Can you feel what I'm feeling now

    22. No more carefree laughter

    24. Hey lady I know, I should be the last one who's tellin' you how to run your life

    25. She's got a look in her eye that says she knows why just to taste her is never enough

    26. A man decides after seventy years, that what he goes there for, is to unlock the door

    27. Well here is my story that I tell to you

    28. Disrespecting me I feel it to the core

    30. The whispers in the morning

    33. Saw you 'round the other day, shorty she was all the way

    34. You think you're a pimp, you think you're a star

    39. I wish I could define all the thoughts that cross my mind

    41. From the coast of Ipanema

    42. I know you tried your best, but that's not good enough for me

    43. See, everyday we complain about little ups and downs

    46. I hear you calling from the street outside my window

    48. In the year of fourteen ninety-two

    53. Loving is fun when the dangers begun

    54. It took a long time but I'm back again for good

    56. Baby when I think about the day that we first met

    57. The sky has lost its color

    60. Well it's one thing to fall in love

    61. When you call I come running baby

    68. I've had enough of all your lies and all your silly games

    71. Here we lay face to face once again

    74. I took a piece of my heart, I never thought that this could fall apart

    75. Safe in my madness look at me

    76. First thing early Monday morning I'm gonna pick my tears away

    79. I wouldn't put my bets on me if I were you

    80. [title] and our love will surely grow

    83. I look at you looking at me feels like a feeling meant to be

    87. [title] takes a little time

    94. Can you tell me how it feels to want something

    95. Oh baby when the night falls on you and I

    96. It’s a Friday, the clock is moving way too slow

    97. Started out as friends, no doubt we'd be to the very end

    99. You're wild, you're crazy, you're not like other people baby

    100. There's a boy I know, he's the one I dream of



    ARTISTS:
    Amerie
    Amy Grant
    Annie
    Ashanti
    Ashanti
    A-Teens
    B2K
    Cascada
    Celine Dion
    Christina Milian
    CoCo Lee
    Enrique Iglesias
    Enrique Iglesias
    Evan & Jaron
    Holly Valance
    Isyss
    Isyss
    Ja Rule
    JC Chasez
    Jennifer Lopez
    Jo O'Meara
    Justin Guarini
    Kimberley Locke
    Kylie Minogue
    Kylie Minogue
    Kylie Minogue
    Kylie Minogue
    Mandy Moore
    Mariah Carey
    Montell Jordan
    Mya
    Natalise
    Nick Carter
    Nicole Scherzinger
    Rachel Stevens
    Reina
    Ricky Martin
    Rihanna
    Sarah Connor
    Seal
    Smash Mouth
    Sugababes
    Sugababes
    Taryn Murphy
    Taylor Dayne
    Toni Braxton
    Whitney Houston

    Solved:
    1. I don't wanna clear the cobwebs from my head

    4. I gave my heart to you, gave up my friends like you said I should do

    5. Sentimental days in a misty clouded haze

    7. Baby seems we never ever agree

    9. I wish you didn't love me

    10. You couldn't tell little Jackie nothing

    11. Do you ever wonder when he don't come home who he goes to see

    14. Down at the other end of the line there's a girl who waits for love

    16. Don't pretend you're sorry, I know you're not

    17. Oh, I hold a key in my heart, you know its true

    23. Baby if you give it to me I'll give it to you

    29. Walking under the maple tree

    31. All the funny little things you do, they make me wanna get hot with you

    32. I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house

    35. You, you've got a lot of nerve, I guess you haven't heard

    36. Let me lay it on the line

    37. Never found anybody to understand

    38. If you should call my name I will always hear you

    40. I remember talking to you constantly Cos we were cool like that

    44. See, my days are cold with out you

    45. Baby you're all that I want

    47. I woke up this morning with a smile on my face

    49. When I'm walking down the street I call your name

    50. Birds in the sky, you know how I feel

    51. Ladies you're damn right, you can't read a man's mind

    52. The common road seems just like a dream It's a mystery to me

    55. Girl don't say that it's over, because you are a part of me

    58. Friends say I'm away, because I'm down with you every day

    59. Boy I'm sick of you

    62. Even a lover makes a mistake sometimes

    63. It's been three days you come around here like you know me

    64. I am thinking of you in my sleepless solitude tonight

    65. When the visions around you bring tears to your eyes

    66. I'm wide awake but you got me dreaming

    67. Out of sight, out of mind, that's what they all say

    69. Wherever I go, whatever I do, whenever my heart is crying out for you

    70. [title] if you came home and I packed up my clothes

    72. I'm gonna run forever, say whatever

    73. Baby, I want from nothing

    77. You were so blind to let me go

    78. Baby you pretend that things ain't what they seem

    81. I'm getting a little tired of your broken promises promises

    82. There you are in a darkened room

    84. We were as one babe, for a moment in time

    85. In the day, in the night

    86. Who's that boy across the room

    88. I'm coming up

    89. Wash away the thoughts inside

    90. [title] baby [title] spinning out on me

    91. So many words for the broken heart

    92. Well I thought I knew you

    93. All summer long we've been together

    98. Days and nights and nights and days


    Artists:
    3LW
    All Saints
    Anastacia
    Angel
    Ashanti
    Ashlee Simpson
    Atomic Kitten
    Backstreet Boys
    Backstreet Boys
    Backstreet Boys
    Blaque
    Boomkat
    Britney Spears
    Busta Rhymes
    Christina Aguilera
    Christina Aguilera
    Christina Aguilera
    Dannii Minogue
    Debelah Morgan
    Destiny's Child
    Destiny's Child
    Destiny's Child
    Destiny's Child
    Destiny's Child
    DJ Sammy
    Expose
    Girls Aloud
    Innosense
    Jo O'Meara
    Josh Groban
    Kaci Brown
    Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey
    Mel B
    'N Sync
    'N Sync
    'N Sync
    Nelly Furtado
    Nick Carter
    Nobody's Angel
    Paula Abdul
    Pink
    PYT
    Ricky Martin
    Shakira
    Sugababes
    Sugababes
    The Pussycat Dolls
    Victoria Beckham
    Vitamin C
    Wild Orchid
    Willa Ford

    hmmm... a lot of these I don't think I would get... good luck!
  • An apology and a top 20

    22. Jun. 2006, 1:03

    First of all, if anyone's checked, you may have noticed that it has been about a month since I last litened to anything on last.fm. No, it's not a case of last.fm being slow to update. I turned it off. Why? Well, I'm at home for the summer, so I am using this strange technology called a cd player, along with these crazy round metal objects called cds. So, yes, I will occasionally listen to some music on my computer, but it's not going to be a valid representaion of what I'm actually listening to. So now I must apologize for my empty charts.

    But FEAR NOT!! This is only temporary, and I will be back in full force near the end of August (I think around the 20th), and in the meantime I will still be around to read and write journal entries, and various other fun last.fm things.

    And now, to make up for my absence for the past month, here is my latest overall top 20 artist list, along some general commentary.

    1 Sugababes
    Red Dress is currently my most played song, but this is a little unfair, since I have 3 different versions of it - one with Mutya Buena, one with Amelle Berrabah, and the extended version.

    2 Girls Aloud
    Ah, I wish I was British. My music would be so much more appreciated there. (See also: a lot of the rest of this list)

    3 Natasha Bedingfield
    I heard a rumor that she and Daniel Bedingfield hava a sister who is also musical. I'll have to look out for that.

    4 Mariah Carey
    Butterfly was one of the first cds I ever bought. (I think I got it at the same time as I got Backstreet Boys) I obviously had good taste, even back then.

    5 The Veronicas
    I don't really know anything about them except that I like their music - but I guess that's all I need to know.

    5 The Pussycat Dolls
    Yes, I admit it, I listen to PCD a lot. I could never go see them live though, because I would definitely not fit in with their target demographic. (Female Cornell student and future statistician vs. teenage boys who think they're hot)

    7 Savage Garden
    When I was about 12 years old (circa 1997) I wanted to buy a Savage Garden CD, but my mom was worried because the name sounds a little "savage." Then she heard Truly Madly Deeply, and obviously had nothing to worry about. But it is really funny that of all the things to worry about, she worried about Savage Garden.

    8 Pink
    When I'm Not Dead was coming out, everyone kept saying how it more like Missundaztood than Try This, and therefore better than Try This. As Try This is my favorite P!nk album (notice my tricky way of linking to both versions of her name), and Missundaztood is my least favorite, I was a little skeptical. I ended up liking about half of it, which puts it in 3rd place amongst her albums.

    8 Kylie Minogue
    So many young singers seem to be getting cancer lately. There's Kylie, Anastacia, Delta Goodrem, Sheryl Crow, and probably more that I can't think of right now. Luckily they are all still doing well.

    10 Atomic Kitten
    I first heard them on the Bring It On soundtrack, with the song See Ya, but I didn't think much about them until Atomic Kitten came out, and that's when I started to get into the other British girl groups (see above).

    11 Shakira
    "Told you I felt lucky with my humble breasts, Well I don't" -Costume Makes the Clown
    "Lucky that my breasts are small and humble, So you don't confuse them with mountains" -Whenever, Wherever
    I love it when artists reference their old songs - it's like being involved in a private joke.

    11 Delta Goodrem
    see #8

    13 Darren Hayes
    Darren's music is oh so very underrated by the general public.

    14 Clay Aiken
    On my 18th birthday (Jan 28, 2003), Clay first appeared on American Idol. That was the day I decided he should win. :)

    15 Aslyn
    Another artist I don't know anything about...

    16 Soda Club
    I usually can't listen to a full album of dance music, but Anthem Alert is just that good. Normally I need a ballad or two. I suppose it does have the lovely No One Knows.

    17 Natalise
    I don't know anything about her either. Amazon.com reccomended her to me.

    18 Gwen Stefani
    In a classic case of me loving all an artist's songs except the ones on the radio, Hollaback Girl is quite possibly the most horrible song. EVER.

    19 Seal
    Best 1991-2004 has so many classics on it. I would say it takes me back, but I really didn't appreciate the awesomeness of Seal back then.

    20 Dannii Minogue
    Since it's not on my main page, I'll let you know that I'm currently listening to some of Dannii's greatest hits. By the way, on my Neon Nights CD it spells her name "Danni" (just the disc, not the packaging). Maybe this means it will be extra valuable someday...

    That's the end! Leave comments and I promise I'll comment on those too.
  • An odd coincidence

    18. Mai. 2006, 6:33

    So... somehow in the span of today, Sugababes overtook Girls Aloud as my top overall artist, but What Will The Neighbours Say overtook Taller In More Ways as my top album...

    Intersting, eh?

    [Note: this really isn't THAT interesting, I just noticed it and felt like sharing this information]
  • Lots of Randomness

    13. Mai. 2006, 5:01

    I stole this from a random person - it looked like fun =D

    1 Why did you decide to take this quiz?
    Track: Love Makes You Do Thangs
    Artist: En Vogue
    Comments: Love made me do it

    2 Where will you meet your husband/wife?
    Track: Thank Heaven 4 You
    Artist: Esthero
    Comments: In heaven

    3 Where will you "hug" your wife/husband for the first time?
    Track: Happy
    Artist: Brandy
    Comments: Somewhere happy (why is "hug" in quotes??)

    4 What is your secret dream?
    Track: Truly Madly Deeply
    Artist: Savage Garden
    Comments: I want to stand with you on a mountain, etc.

    5 What song will they be playing at the morgue when they'll perform your autopsy?
    Track: Midnight Fantasy
    Artist: Victoria Beckham
    Comments: I hope not!

    6 Who will throw a party after you die?
    Track: Split Chick
    Artist: Mandy Moore
    Comments: Someone with a split personality?

    7 What song describes you when you're so drunk that you can't speak?
    Track: Be A Heartbreaker
    Artist: Justin Guarini
    Comments: I suppose if I ever get so drunk that I can't speak I'll break some hearts

    8 What will actually kill you?
    Track: Answers
    Artist: Boomkat
    Comments: I will find out the answer to life, and it will be so complex that it will kill me

    9 Who will be your slave?
    Track: Betcha She Don't Love You
    Artist: Jessica Simpson
    Comments: Someone who doesn't love me... obviously... they're my slave

    10 What will you look like at the age of 80?
    Track: Cry
    Artist: Mandy Moore
    Comments: I'll look sad :(

    11 Where will you meet your arch enemy of life?
    Track: Silent Movie
    Artist: Natasha Bedingfield
    Comments: At a silent movie

    12 Where did your parents 'create' you?
    Track: The Beautiful Ones
    Artist: Mariah Carey
    Comments: Someplace beautiful? With beautiful people? I don't think I actually want to know...

    13 What will happen to you tonight, after going to bed?
    Track: Book Of Love
    Artist: Toya
    Comments: huh...

    14 What is the meaning of your life?
    Track: Wake Me Up
    Artist: Girls Aloud
    Comments: Being awake

    15 What will be the meaning of your death?
    Track: Glory, Glory
    Artist: Talisman A Capella
    Comments: I will die for glory

    16 How many necrophiles will ravage your corpse?
    Track: I Wanna Kiss You So (Christmas In A Nutshell)
    Artist: Girls Aloud
    Comments: oh my... and on Christmas!

    17 What do you hate the most?
    Track: A Thousand Words
    Artist: Savage Garden
    Comments: Words (or 1000 word essays - I don't like those very much)

    18 What do you love the best?
    Track: Can't Stop The Music
    Artist: The Village People
    Comments: Music

    19 What makes you feel like jumping out the window?
    Track: My Vision
    Artist: Seal
    Comments: Maybe I'll have visions that tell me I should jump out the window

    20 What do you think about bananas?
    Track: Someday
    Artist: Mariah Carey
    Comments: Someday I will care about bananas

    21 Where would you like to be now?
    Track: Can't Let Go
    Artist: Mariah Carey
    Comments: I want to be trapped

    22 Who would you like to have a tea-party with?
    Track: Missundaztood
    Artist: P!nk
    Comments: either someone who is misunderstood or someone who I can't understand

    23 How would you describe your childhood?
    Track: Every Heartbeat
    Artist: Amy Grant
    Comments: Umm... my childhood did contain a bunch of heartbeats

    24 If you could do anything you want, what would it be?
    Track: Tearin' Up My Heart
    Artist: *NSYNC
    Comments: Hahaha, tear up hearts

    25 Recent obsessions/existential problems?
    Track: I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
    Artist: Sugababes
    Comments: dancing? I have recently been obsessed with this version of this song...

    26 If they would make a movie about you, what would be the title?
    Track: Controlled
    Artist: Dream
    Comments: ummm, probably not

    27 Where did the pigeons go?
    Track: Smile
    Artist: Vitamin C
    Comments: If you smile enough, you'll forget that all the pigeons went away

    28 Are you a good stalker/rapist?
    Track: Bills, Bills, Bills
    Artist: Destiny's Child
    Comments: I have too many bills to be a stalker/rapist?

    29 What will your neighbour think of you when they'll finds out that you have naked pictures of them?
    Track: Per Te
    Artist: Josh Groban
    Comments: They're for me

    30 Who's for dinner tonight?
    Track: My All/Stay Awhile
    Artist: Mariah Carey
    Comments: I think this means I'm for dinner

    31 Who are you hiding in your cupboard tonight?
    Track: Make Her Say
    Artist: O-Town
    Comments: ummm

    32 Who is your fashion ideal?
    Track: Love And Affection
    Artist: Donna Lewis
    Comments: somebody affectionate

    33 This halloween, you'll dress up as a ......???
    Track: Spiderwebs
    Artist: No Doubt
    Comments: A Spider! (Finally, one that's easy to interpret!)

    34 Who would you like to keep in your pockets all the time?
    Track: Quiero Morir En Tu Veneno
    Artist: Alejandro Sanz
    Comments: wow. I had to translate this one, but it seems as if I want to keep poison in my pockets

    35 If you'd won the lottery, who would you buy first?
    Track: Lady Marmalade
    Artist: Christina Aguilera, Mya, P!nk, Lil' Kim
    Comments: I'm going to change the question to WHAT would I buy first, and say marmalade (tasty!) - I'm not going to buy any people

    36 Are we there yet?
    Track: When You Look At Me
    Artist: Christina Milian
    Comments: We will be there when you look at me

    37 Em...any hard feelings for choosing our survey?
    Track: Heaven
    Artist: All Saints
    Comments: nope, it was heavenly

    38 What are your thoughts about the ppl who made this quiz?
    Track: Little Sister
    Artist: Jewel
    Comments: I think they are somebody's little sisters


    Well, that was fun... and a little weird
  • Top 10 May 23-29 (or, I am all pop, not at all emo)

    4. Mai. 2006, 23:37

    I needed to do something with last week's top 10 list, and I thought this would be interesting:

    FIRST: My emo rating (I stold this from some random person)
    1. Take your top ten artists and get their 'emo rating' If you look on the artist page and then click "Tags" you can see how many times they've been tagged "Emo"

    1 Sugababes 3
    2 Girls Aloud 3
    3 Kaci Brown 0
    4 Savage Garden 6
    5 Darren Hayes 3
    6 Mariah Carey 3
    7 Seal 4
    8 Emma Bunton 0
    9 The Pussycat Dolls 3
    10 Kylie Minogue 3


    2. Add them all together and divide by 10 to get the average

    2.8

    3. Then divide that by the average of the top ten emo artists, which is: 847

    .0033

    In case you're interested, the 10 most emo artists on here are:
    1 Taking Back Sunday 1091
    2 My Chemical Romance 1026
    3 Fall Out Boy 989
    4 Dashboard Confessional 891
    5 Death Cab for Cutie 853
    6 Jimmy Eat World 829
    7 Brand New 738
    8 Bright Eyes 711
    9 The Used 688
    10 Funeral for a Friend 654


    4. Multiply your result by 100 to get a percentage

    .33%! hahahahaha

    Since I knew that wasn't going to show much, I am now going to adapt the test to show how POP I am (this one should be insanely high, but at least it will make sense - seriously, who tags the Pussycat Dolls as emo???)

    1. Take your top ten artists and get their 'pop rating' If you look on the artist page and then click "Tags" you can see how many times they've been tagged "Pop"

    1 Sugababes 265
    2 Girls Aloud 140
    3 Kaci Brown 8
    4 Savage Garden 231
    5 Darren Hayes 69
    6 Mariah Carey 256
    7 Seal 113
    8 Emma Bunton 47
    9 The Pussycat Dolls 91
    10 Kylie Minogue 428


    2. Add them all together and divide by 10 to get the average
    164.8

    3. Then divide that by the average of the top ten pop artists, which is: 579

    .2846

    In case you're interested, the 10 most pop artists on here are:
    1 Madonna 938
    2 The Beatles 890
    3 U2 554
    4 Kelly Clarkson 551
    5 Coldplay 520
    6 Gwen Stefani 514
    7 Britney Spears 488
    8 Michael Jackson 466
    9 Dido 441
    10 Robbie Williams 428
    10 Kylie Minogue 428 [tie, but I only added 428 once]


    4. Multiply your result by 100 to get a percentage
    28.46%

    Hmmm... it's not as high as I thought it would be, but I've decided I don't like this method of calculating it - the average should be weighted, to account for artists without very many tags. For example, Kaci Brown only has 50 tags, so 8 pop tags is actually a lot. I'll just say that all of my top 10 have "pop" at the top of the tag list, and people need to be more stringent about giving out "emo" tags - seriously...
  • Lyrics Quiz

    4. Mai. 2006, 4:44

    Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 30 songs that play, not matter how embarassing.
    Step 4: Bold out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    I skipped the ones that weren't in english, started with the title, or I just felt like skipping - and everything after the first 2 by any the same artist (I seriously got about 8 by Kylie Minogue)

    And..........GO!
    1. "She was like nothing I've ever known"

    2. "We need to lay in each other's arms, there's nowhere else to go"

    3. "Every time there's a break up, I feel I wake up"

    4. "Another summer day, has come and gone away"

    5. "My my, at Waterloo, Napolean did surrender"

    6. "I can see that you've been crying, you can't hide it with a lie"

    7. "Everyone falls in love sometime"

    8. "Down to the disco, everything stops"

    9. "Passion, instant, sweat me, feel me"

    10. "Don't just go from one nest to the next, mama said to me"

    11. "You can tell me anything"

    12. "I used to walk around like nothing could happen to me"

    13. "It was hard to find a brother that was down for me"

    14. "The candy ladies said knock knock knock"

    15. "I was at a party with my mind in the gutter"

    16. "Beneath the white fire of the moon"

    17. "Dreams are just dreams when they're stuck inside your head"

    18. "It seemed to be like the perfect thing for you and me"

    19. "If it's not you oh no, I won't do that"

    20. "If I never feel you in my arms again"

    21. "Hey how you doing, yeah I'm doing mighty fine"

    22. "There are times, in our lives, when our hearts fear our minds"

    23. "I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend"

    24. "Your scars were still showing when I first met you baby"

    25. "Love you baby drive me crazy let me be your sugar daddy"

    26. "Hot summer night, let's go for a ride"

    27. "You're the one, you set me free"

    28. "I used to think I had the answers to everything"

    29. "Look at me, you may think you see who I really am, but you'll never know me"

    30. "Everybody look at me, me"

    ARTISTS (*=used):
    *Aaliyah
    *ABBA
    *Christina Aguilera
    *Backstreet Boys
    The Beu Sisters
    Boyz II Men
    *Toni Braxton
    *Micheal Buble
    Cher
    *artist]Sarah Connor
    *Nikka Costa
    Taylor Dayne
    *Diana DeGarmo
    *Destiny's Child
    *Nelly Furtado
    **Girls Aloud (x2)
    *Whitney Houston
    LFO
    *Jennifer Lopez
    Ryan Malcolm
    *Kylie Minogue (x2)
    *Mandy Moore
    *Nivea
    *Britney Spears
    *Joss Stone
    *Sugababes
    *Third Eye Blind
    *TLC