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I've made my own version of the 30 day song meme for a few reasons:
1. I don't believe in wasting energy thinking about bands and songs I don't like, nor would I want to find songs by said bands just for a list
2. I don't listen to the radio
3. I never feel guilty about liking a song
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Strange Days - The Doors
Day 01 - Your favorite song


In my opinion this is the best song ever written, and it was written long before I was born. I found The Doors during my teenhood and they provided the perfect soundtrack for those years. At the time I embraced the words "music is your only friend until the end" as words to live by, and as I grow older and friends come and go it's remained true. Music has been there for me longer than anyone I've known besides my blood relatives, and it'll still be there for me when I'm old and grey. Comforting.
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Broken - Nine Inch Nails
Day 02 - A song from your favorite band/artist


NIN has been my favorite artist since 1992. I could also have gone with a(nother) song by The Doors or Tripping Daisy.
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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy


Among many many others.
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40 Greatest Hits - Hank Williams
Day 04 - A song that makes you sad


The majority of Hank's songs make me sad.
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Joe's Garage Acts 1-2-3 - Frank Zappa
Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone


This song reminds me of the only ex-girlfriend I stayed friends with, partly because she introduced me to Zappa's music, partly because she was raised Catholic.
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Numb - Baboon
Day 06 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere

"Give Me Something Real"

Lyrics...
Well I've read every book they wrote
They shoved them down my throat
But now I'm ready
Hey this university
It gives me what I need
And are you ready?

To go
To take
Over this whole

Lies and trash is what they serve
It's totally absurd
But now I'm ready
Hey this power that you crave
It just gets in the way
And are you ready?

To go
To take
Over this whole
Ready
To go
To take
Over this whole world
Give me something real
Thanks but no

Well I've read every book they wrote
They shoved them down my throat
And now I'm ready
Hey this university
It gives me what I need
And are you ready?

To go
To take
Over this whole
Ready
To go
To take
Over this whole world
Give me something real
Thanks but no....thanks

Baboon was a band from Denton, TX, formed while the members attended courses at the University of North Texas. This song was written about the singer's experience at UNT, which is where I graduated from. Therefore it reminds me of college.
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Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event


Reminds me of my first kiss, which happened while at a NIN concert in 1995 during their performance of this song.

See also: Songs and what they mean to me
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Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to


Doesn't everyone?

To be honest, I know all the words to more songs than I could possibly list. Decided to go with this one though, because if you don't know the words you should.
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Songs to Learn & Sing - Echo & Bunnymen
Day 09 - A song that you can dance to

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Day 10 - A song that makes you sleepy

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Day 11 - A song from a movie you love


Also my favorite Cure song of all-time.
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Mondo Cane - Mike Patton_II
Day 12 - A song from your favorite male vocalist

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Selmasongs - Björk
Day 13 - A song from your favorite female vocalist

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Graceland - Paul Simon
Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love


Admittedly the video is the main reason I even paid attention to this song. Chevy Chase rules.
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Lights Camera Revolution! - Suicidal Tendencies
A song that describes you


Lyrics:
What the hell's going on around here?

First off-let's take it from the start
Straight out-can't change what's in my heart
No one-can tear my beliefs apart, you can't bring me

You ain't-never seen no one like me
Prevail-regardless what the cost might be
Power-flows inside of me, you can't bring me

Never-fail as long as I try
Refuse-to be a part of your lie
Even-if it means I die, you can't bring me

You...can't...bring...me...down!

Who the hell you calling crazy? You wouldn't know what crazy was if Charles Manson was eating Fruit Loops on your front porch....

Time out-let's get something clear
I speak-more truth than you want to hear
Scapegoat-to cover up your fear, you can't bring me

You ain't-never seen so much might
Fight for-what I know is right
What up-you got yourself a fight, you can't bring me

Stand up-we'll all sing along
Together-ain't nothin' as strong
Won't quit-we ain't in the wrong, you can't bring me

You...can't...bring...me...down!

Bring me down-you can't bring me down!
Bring me down-you can't bring me down, no!
Bring me down-you can't bring me down!
Bring me down-you can't bring me down, you can't bring me down!

Tell them what's up Rocky!

Chorus

So why you trying to bring me?
Well you can't bring me down...No, no, no, no
Can't bring me down....No, no, no, no, no, no
So why you trying to bring?
Well you can't bring me down

Just cause you don't understand what's going on don't mean it don't make no sense
And just cause you don't like it, don't mean it ain't no good
And let me tell you something;

Before you go taking a walk in my world
You better take a look at the real world
Cause this ain't no Mister Roger's Neighborhood

Can you say "feel like shit"?
Yea maybe sometimes I do feel like shit
I ain't happy 'bout it, but I'd rather feel like shit than be full of shit!

And if I offended you, oh I'm sorry...
But maybe you need to be offended
But here's my apology and one more thing...fuck you!

Chorus

Can't bring me down!

Suicidal!
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Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys
Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate


I wouldn't really say I HATE it now, but I definitely got burned out on it and could go forever without hearing it again.
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Day 17 - A song from an artist you wish more people liked


I fail to comprehend why Self isn't more (or at all) popular.
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Day 18 - A song from an album you wish more people had heard



Day 19 - A song from your favorite album



(Since I've counted it for 2 days, I've given you 2 songs. Enjoy.)
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Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you’re angry


See also: Albums that make me want to break things
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Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you’re happy


One of many songs I listen to when I'm happy. This is one of the happiest ones though.
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Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you're sad


If I'm in the mood to embrace my sadness, that is. If I want to cheer up I'll listen to something that makes me happy.
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Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding


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Monty Python Sings - Monty Python's Flying Circus, Monty Python
Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral

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Hooray for Boobies - Bloodhound Gang
Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh

"A Lap Dance Is So Much Better When the Stripper Is Crying"

The title alone makes me laugh, but parts of this song make me laugh uncontrollably even after listening to it countless times.
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Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson
Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument


I don't like this song, but a friend taught me the bassline one day and so I know how to play it. Which isn't saying much because it's ridiculously simple.
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A song you wish you'd written


I feel like I did and it was plucked from my head. Lots of NIN songs are that way too, but I figured they're on here enough times already.
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Doolittle - Pixies
Day 28 - A song that changed your music taste in some way


I first heard this song when a good friend introduced me to this album, shortly before the term "alternative" was coined to define a music genre. Nothing ever sounded the same after I heard it (and every song that followed it on the album).

See also: I was a preteen metalhead
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Thriller - Michael Jackson
Day 29 - A song from your childhood


Not only inescapable when I was a child, but also my favorite artist back then. Easily the greatest music video ever made.
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Sisterworld - Liars
Day 30 - Your favorite song from last year


Sisterworld is easily my favorite album of 2010.
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the giraffe's version
Day 01 - Your favorite song
Day 02 - A song from your favorite band/artist
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy
Day 04 - A song that makes you sad
Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to
Day 09 - A song that you can dance to
Day 10 - A song that makes you sleepy
Day 11 - A song from a movie you love
Day 12 - A song from your favorite male vocalist
Day 13 - A song from your favorite female vocalist
Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 - A song that describes you
Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 - A song from an artist you wish more people liked
Day 18 - A song from an album you wish more people had heard
Day 19 - A song from your favorite album
Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 - A song that you wish you had written
Day 28 - A song that changed your music taste in some way
Day 29 - A song from your childhood
Day 30 - Your favorite song from last year

Altered days received inspiration from Hacksaw Hamza's 30 day music meme list.
For links to my other 30 days lists, please visit the following:
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Comments

Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Jun 23 19:40
I completely agree on Without You I'm Nothing. And I still get the chills while listening to The Cure's Burn. I gotta say, I like how your musical taste varies.
You seem to like NIN quite much. I've never really gotten into them, even though I tried.

But hey great job, I like this version of the list! ;)
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at Jun 25 9:14
Not the Bjork track I would've expected you to pick, if only because it's a bit more traditional than much of her stuff (and of course shares vocals with that guy). Still does much to showcase her range and talent.

Hah, I used to play that Bloodhound Gang song now and then at work while cleaning up at the end of the night... especially if it was a tough night and a coworker or two needed cheering up. Funny stuff!

As always it's evident that a lot of thought and good taste went into this. Well done friend!
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Jun 27 15:40
Dude, I'm at work, late shift, listening to some music and I'm going to review ALL those songs! Let's see how far I'm getting...

1. A.W.E.S.O.M.E. I bet we started to listen to The Doors at the same age (14?15 years old?).
2. Not bad but not really my thing but, at the end, I was starting to enjoy it.
3. Not bad same as above
4. Again not my thing but I still thought it was a pretty cool tune.
5. As usual with Zappa, pretty weird stuff. it reminded me of my father who had a couple of LPs. Cool song.
6. No video so no review.
7. Like n.2, I though first 'not for me' but then after 30 seconds, I was rather hypnotized by this devilish bassline so not bad at all after all!
8. I don't mind Queen but I'm no a big fan and by the way, I don't know the lyrics but I will get to it this week-end!
9. Not bad at all. How do you dance on this?!?
10. again, not bad at all maybe a little too long for me.
11. Always a pleasure to listen to The Cure. Not my favorite song though.
12. It's so annoying!!!! You did it again! First, after 10 seconds, I think "No, I won't like this one" but then after a while, it gets on me and I finally I can't dismiss it at all... Interesting tune!
13. I'm not really familiar with Bjork but it was a pretty cool tune.

.... and my shift is finished! I will finish some other time.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Jun 27 20:14
great list! well done :D
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Jun 30 15:24
...and I'm back with a late shift! let's see if I can finish this...

14. Indeed, I didn't expect you to like this song. It wasn't bad but I'm more into the dark stuff, I guess...
15. Since I'm working at the same time, I didn't pay much attention to the lyrics but the song was pretty cool.
16. It is quite funny because it is, after n.1 of course, my favorite number so far! But it has been years since I heard it and maybe I'd get tired of it if I listened to it too often.
17. Never heard of Self before... Can't say I really enjoyed the song either! Rather average.
18. Not bad.
19. Not bad but n.18 was better though.
20. I really enjoyed this song... until they started to sing! I like hard-rock and heavy-metal stuff but I can't stand it when they scream...
21. Wow! That was weird... Not my thing, sorry.
22. Not bad.
23. Not bad at all. It does fit for a wedding indeed.
24. 'Life of Brian' is easily my favorite Monty Python movie and it is indeed a great choice for a funeral song.
25. Again, since I'm working at the same time, I didn't pay much attention to the lyrics but even though, it thought it was really weird, I did laugh a couple of times...
26. It was...ok. Not a big fan of Manson.
27. Not bad at all.
28. Pretty cool song.
29. In the 80's, nobody was bigger than Michael Jackson. He was the best back then, too bad he became such a nutcase... Great song.
30.... and not bad!

To conclude, even though we don't share the same music taste, you love for (good) music is really inspiring and I had a great time listening to those tunes.

And for those who read this, don't listen to the radio!!! Make your own choices, dare discover some unknown stuff, be curious!

Time to go home, dude...
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Jun 30 18:24
And for those who read this, don't listen to the radio!!! Make your own choices, dare discover some unknown stuff, be curious!

Agreed agreed agreed!!!!!!!!! Thanks for listening!
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Jul 6 3:53
Sanctified is one hell of a song to go along with that memory.
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Jul 8 4:06
Great selections there and thanks for adding me as an inspiration!
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Jul 28 18:38
"And for those who read this, don't listen to the radio!!! Make your own choices, dare discover some unknown stuff, be curious!" possibly the best advice one can give, excellent list !!! Gonna make my own, this is too good!
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Aug 13 10:39
I'm going to rip this off, chief! (Y)
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Feb 1 22:45
they are pretty good songs!
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at May 10 12:30
Great choices! I think I'll do a list like this as well.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Sep 4 3:37
Yipes, I forgot to vote.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jun 9 0:31
First you get me into At the Drive-In, now I have a strong urge to check out more of Placebo, Tripping Daisy and Self. Thanks for aiding me in my journey of music.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jun 9 15:50
@Director Black - You're welcome! Always happy to pass on great music to others. :)

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