Thursday, 9 October 2014

Nostalgic Music Part 3

Nostalgic Music Part 3

Back down the road to nostalgic music memories in this post. I love looking through my old CD collections and finding hidden musical gems I had forgotten about. Or face palming myself with a feeling of cringe due to what bad music taste I used to have.

P!nk- Missundaztood
Being a rebel was never my strong point, not that I was a goody two-shoes, more that I just never really had the confidence to step out of line. When I first listened to this album I was 11 and it suddenly gave me this weird empowerment that I could do crazy wild things and have a bad ass attitude. P!nk has always been on the more wilder side of life, I admire her honesty and the stories she tells through songs. This is not a woman to sugar coat the dark sides of life, she writes songs about abuse, drugs and life struggles. Back then I never really listened to the lyrics in general and immediately would focus on all of the swear words I had never really heard in music before. Bizarre don't you think how being an 11 year old I used to giggle in shock at a couple of swears when nowadays I just accept them as normal language. This album is one I think has not been forgotten mainly because a few of the songs are still really popular in today's culture, Get The Party Started is probably the most famous. Don't Let Me Get Me, Numb, Just Like A Pill, Respect and Misery are my most listened to, in fact I love every song on the album, they all tell a different story. P!nk has quite an unusual husky tone to her voice which I have always liked and felt like every word she sang was unique. If I am being honest I have listened to her more up to date music, and whilst I still think it is amazing I think this album is one of her best. Also check out her song You Make Me Sick, people who have watched Save The Last Dance will recognise that one.

P!nk Missundaztood Album



Now 41- That's What I Call Music!
I was a keen lover of these CDs up until I became 16/17 and started to have particular genres of music I would obsess over. These compilation CDs were something I was usually given as a Christmas present and it basically serves as a way of having all the most popular songs/number ones from that year on 2 CDs for you to listen to. I would never buy one today because there is no need really, but back in the day I would listen to every song and have my favourites. Now 41 I had when I was 8 or 9 and was the first one I ever got given. I think my parents were worried about my Spice Girls obsession and were probably sick to death of hearing the same CD played on repeat and me constantly singing "Stop Right Now! Thank You Very Much". When I look back at this album I'm not going to lie there are quite a few old classics which I still love, but this is going back to a time where Boyzone and Vengaboys were popular so this is old. I will start off with the songs I still love today The Beautiful South- Perfect 10, I would play this song over and over not understanding what on earth they were talking about, the tune was so catchy. In reality I now realise the song was about an attractive perfect dress size and also has a penis size reference, but clearly I had no idea. Jennifer Paige- Crush still to this day is one of those classic songs you will not forget, bit cheesy but I still love it. Touch & Go- Would You...? Now I know a lot of you would have heard this song, maybe not for the lyrics but the tune is used a lot on TV adverts nowadays. Then also on the album there are a couple of songs with cringe moments like T-Spoon- Sex on the Beach which I would always skip past on the CD Unit in case my mum or dad heard the sex word, I mean if you think about it I was 8 years old that would have been really embarrassing to dance around to, but also inappropriate. Bands like 911 and the Honeyz were popular back in 1998. I feel with CDs like these it definitely makes me feel the dreaded word...old, because you see how much music has changed and who is still around today.

Now 41 That's What I Call Music Album


The OC- Mix 1
Please tell me someone used to watch The OC! I cannot get over how much I used to love and adore this programme. Despite some of it being a bit scandalous as a 13 year old girl it was a juicy new cool show I just HAD to watch. I sort of fell out of love with it when a certain character died (don't worry no spoilers here) but the first season will always be the most memorable for myself, mainly down to the music. I think before being a teenager I had a very sheltered life when it came to music, I only really would listen to British music, or as you have seen compilation CD's. So when TV shows or films used to have soundtracks which you could buy I went crazy for them. Due to The OC having a lot of american music it opened my eyes a little more to what else was out there. The band Jet (Are You Gonna Be My Girl?) have been one of my favourite discoveries from this show. A few of my favourite songs from the album are Spoon- The Way We Get By, The Dandy Warhols- We Used To Be Friends and Jem- Just A Ride. It has the Phantom Planet- California on there also, as it was the theme tune to the show. But my ultimate favourite mainly because it always reminds me of a particular scene in the show is Finley Quaye + William Orbit- Dice, my heart melts at this song, if you were a lover of Ryan and Marissa then you will remember this from that New Year's Eve scene. Just a great album which gives me such great memories.

The OC Mix 1 Album


No Doubt- The Singles 1992-2003
"It's My Life, Don't You Forget" you sing it Gwen Stefani! I had a think about this and I find it really difficult to pinpoint what sort of genre they fall under, mainly punk rock I guess, but you have reggae and pop mixed in, they have a good range of styles but with a rocky twist. Obviously the classic song Don't Speak is one of there most popular hits, it never really gets old, it just stays amazing. Hey Baby is one I would listen to for hours, for those of you old enough to remember cassette tapes, I would listen to this over and over in the car, play, rewind, play, rewind. Just A Girl, Bathwater, Hella Good, Underneath It All, I mean I am literally just listing all of the tracks due to how great they are. I think this is a really good album to have from there career. They have so many albums now that this is a great one to just listen to all of there classic songs. No Doubt are an incredible band and there is no doubt ;) about that (I am terrible at jokes).

No Doubt The Singles 1992-2003 Album


I absolutely love doing these posts because I love sharing with you music I used to listen to and how I feel about it now. I feel in this bunch I have a few good ones that I will definitely continue to listen to.

If you want to have a look at which other albums I have looked back on similar to this post, then I have popped the links below.

Part 1
Part 2

Have you listened to any of these albums? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great Thursday!

Elle x

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16 comments

  1. That OC soundtrack was the soundtrack to being like 15. My friend lent me the CD and I put it on my iPod, and I still listen to it so regularly. Dice is such a beautiful track especially. I used to get all my music from the OC and Scrubs! (You should totally get the Scrubs soundtrack CD as well, incredible tracks on that too)
    Francine from The Graduate Goddess xx

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    1. I love that it brings back memories, it feels so long ago! I completely forgot about Scrubs! I used to watch it all of the time, definitely going to get my hands on that soundtrack! Thanks lovely, Elle x

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  2. I have that No Doubt CD. I remember taking it on my geography field trip when I was 16 and listening to it on the way there on my portable cd player! X

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    1. Amazing! I forgot about portable CD players it seems like so long ago, I remember when I would be off on long car journeys I would be in the back seat with my big headphones and a stack of CDs next to me haha, Elle x

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  3. LOVED this post! The OC was SO good! I rewatched it all at uni, haha! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. Thanks lovely, I definitely need to go back and re watch it soon, I want to see a young Adam Brody again :) Elle x

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  4. i love The OC, one of my fav and Pink has always being my girl not because she's a virgo and born on my birthday but because she's awesomeeee!

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    1. No Way! Haha that's cool, P!nk is awesome! I have not been able to stop listening to this album since I found it again, Elle x

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  5. No doubt! Pink! What great tracks. I love and remember Perfect 10! As well as some Catatonia, Wheatus and early Eminem! I loved reading this, what a fab idea for a post :)

    Corinne x
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    1. Thank you :) How could I forget Catatonia with Road Rage! I still love Wheatus, Teenage Dirtbag is one of my favourites! Elle x

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  6. Awwr I love listening to the songs from when I was a kid! I was out with my friends yesterday and there was SO many 90s/early 2000s songs played and it was amazing!

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    1. Ah brilliant! I love those kind of moments where you suddenly hear a song and it brings back a load of memories, I think it brings back an inner child too where you can just have a lot of fun, a lot of 90's music does that to me :) Elle x

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  7. Wow, there are definitely some memories right there. I used to love Pink when I was younger. Pink and Avril Lavigne were all that filled my childhood - their old stuff is still pretty damn good!

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    1. Definitely! Avril Lavigne with Skater Boi was constantly on repeat back in the day, you can definitely appreciate there music now and how good it was back in the day :) Elle x

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  8. i've not heard phantom planet - california for so long!! I never watched the OC, but would gladly watch the opening sequence!
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    1. You can always YouTube it to watch the sequence :) for me whenever I hear the song I instantly think of the OC but it is a pretty good song and I always see it popping up on different American themed CDs haha , Elle x

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