Friday, 22 August 2014

Nostalgic Music Part 2

Hearing music you used to listen to can be surprisingly revealing and reminiscent of the music taste you had. But also it allows you to rediscover songs you might have completely forgotten about and enjoy all over again. You can see my first post here, where I cringed over some of the albums I own. Now I am doing a similar post where I look back at music albums I bought when I was younger.

Destiny's Child- Survivor
All Hail Queen B, who would have thought from a girl band that Beyonce would have turned into the world phenomenon she is today. So I love Beyonce, but I loved Destiny's Child with this album in particular. To be honest they had a lot of hits and songs I absolutely loved and would dance around to in my bedroom, using my hairbrush as a microphone. I would have only been 11, which seems insane, but they really were an amazing group. I know that they have officially split nowadays, doing there own solo careers, but every so often they do tend to join together again to perform there old classics which is lovely. On this album some of my favourites were Survivor, Bootylicious and Emotion. But my overall favourite was Independent Women, I think to this day everyone knows that song as being one of there most popular hits.....Question? I have no real feeling of guilt or embarrassment with this album because I still think they are great and love there music.

N Sync- No Strings Attached
Who remembers the young Justin Timberlake? I was pretty in love with N Sync back in the day, as they were American I used to think they were so cool. I had posters of them on my wall before my Leonardo Dicaprio phase and I was always trying to look out for them on Top of The Pops or Live and Kicking (remember those TV programmes?). For me I used to love the song Bye Bye Bye which was the song that put them into the spotlight as a band. I would watch the music video on repeat just for that little bit in it where Justin Timberlake does that little laugh in the middle, oh swoon, in fact you can see the video here if you want to see what I am talking about. Being just 10 years old when this came out, I clearly never listened to many of the other songs on the album because I cannot remember half of them. My other favourite was It's Gonna Be Me. I never really followed the Backstreet Boys, so my focus was always on N Sync, even at a later date when they did that collaboration with Nelly and when Justin and Britney Spears were the most talked about couple on the planet. Aww I miss them.

Coyote Ugly Soundtrack
I love this film so much! I used to feel so jealous of the girls in it and think how cool it all looked. Well the thing that made it for me was the music in it and even to this day I still have a lot of the songs on my iPod. The main focus of the film and soundtrack was that it brought LeAnn Rimes into the singing world, who I don't really hear about nowadays but back then she was always in the music charts. Her song Can't Fight The Moonlight was number one in the UK and was the main song from the film, even today I hear that song played in different places because it has turned into a classic. When I first saw the film I must have been just a teenager, so it was a while after the film had been released that I bought this album but it was because I loved the music so much. When I was 15 I finally bought the album, but the annoying thing was that it does not have all the great songs on there that I liked. The ones on the album which I would play over and over again are The Power by Snap!, Need You Tonight by INXS and one I think most people would have heard Unbelievable by EMF. In the film though they have songs from Blondie, Gloria Gaynor and Kid Rock. I just used to love every song and would dance around watching the film because the music was so great. Definitely watch the film if you haven't.

Dido- No Angel
I was around 12 when Dido became famous and was on all the music chart shows. For me I really liked Dido because she had a different style of music to what I was used to listening to. My main focus had been on girl groups and boy bands so this slowly made me get into solo artists. Her song Here With Me is the one that sticks out for me, I used to watch this American TV show called Roswell (anyone else remember?) and it was the theme tune to the show. But what really made me listen to Dido was because she had that collaboration song with Eminem called Stan. I love Eminem, not that I am a massive rap fan or anything but Eminem I could always appreciate with his music and Stan was a song that stuck out for me. The chorus used in it was Dido's song Thank You. She just had a very chilled out voice that was easy to listen to. I never really followed her much after this album so I am not sure what happened with her music career, but all the same I loved this album and am really happy I found it again.

So here are a few more of my nostalgic albums that brought back a lot of memories for me. Did any of you listen to these albums or remember the songs?

Let me know in the comments if you recognise any of these!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Elle x



  1. omg so many memories! I loved Bye Bye Bye too and I think as a kid we only listened to like one or two songs of the group because we never got tired of the same one :D I also am a fan of Dido's music! My sister had one of her albums, I can't remember her name, but she is really great :)


    1. Yea I think the same, we probably just got the album because of that one song and forgot about the rest :D I know I wonder what actually happened to Dido though because she had a great voice I thought, Elle x

  2. This brings back sooo many memories.. I feel so old haha

    1. Haha I know, so weird it was like ten years ago, gone by so quickly, Elle x

  3. I can't believe this - listened to Dido's album the other day actually and still completely love it! Great post x

    1. Thank you! Haha brilliant, I completely forgot about how great she was I think most of the songs on the album are really good, Elle x


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