Music and Lyrics - If my life had a soundtrack ...

Music has always been a big part of my life and I can safely say that I could not live without it. No really.
I mean, if I am feeling down, music is one source to remind me there is no reason, or maybe there is but that is not worth it to feel down. And there are loads of songs out there I will never get tired of listening to. And songs which mark precious times of my life. 
When I saw this idea over at Bevchens place I immediately thought, that I will need to make one post like this too, and here we go... 

  1. The Calling - Wherever you will go (probably my all time favorite, I am sure I am still going to like it when I am over 80, living in a home for elderly and have my own teeth no more ;-))
  2. All Saints - Pure shores ( LOVE it. Love the lyrics. I also love the movie it features. All DiCaprio movies in fact. He is genius)
  3. Take That - Never forget 
  4. Fedde Le Grand - Put your hands up for Detroit (OK. I coincidentally clicked back to see the video. Maybe I shouldn't have.The song is cool though.)
  5. Ace of Base - All that she wants (That was on my first CD EVER. Yes. My first album was 'Happy Nation'; and I sang this song with a friend on a dictaphone tape which accidentally played during English class at uni. The tape had the wrong side... FAIL. I also liked the song.) 
  6. Billy Talent - Fallen Leaves (No party without Billy Talent, really)
  7. Sunrise Avenue - Fairytale gone bad (I love his voice. He is hilarious, have you seen this one?)
  8. Him - Right here in my arms (even though I find that there are better versions of this song)
  9. Katie Melua - I cried for you
  10. Amy McDonald - Dancing in the dark (Although I also like the 80ies version of that song)
  11. The Killers - Human AND Mr Brightside
  12. Nathalie Imbruglia - torn
  13. James Horner - A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics (A beautiful mind theme song)
  14. The Disco Boys - For You (THE party hymn of my student time. Makes me feel forever young)
  15. Yo-Yo Ma playing Ennio Morricone - Lady Caliph 
  16. The cardigans - Lovefool
  17. The Kooks - She moves in her own way
  18. Hans Zimmer's piece 'run free' from the motion picture movie 'Spirit' of which I could not find any video... But this has been such a powerful song to me, and I used to put it in, just before important exams to collect myself and be ready.

OK. What does that say about me?! 
Honestly, I don't know. Most songs seem to have accompanied me for a long time and I seem to love them as ever.
Well, some of the songs have a history, most don't and basically it is just a collection of songs I'd have on my soundtrack. 

What would you have on yours? 

Almost weekend!!


PS: As in my country the record labels have protected their copy rights on youtube I could only link live // acoustic versions of the respective songs; some are really cool, with some I would have preferred to link up the original.


  1. My favourite Songs:
    1. U2 - Beautiful Day
    2. Muse - Madness
    3. The Killers - Somebody Told Me
    4. Keane - Somewhere only we know
    5. Green Day - Kill the DJ
    6. Franz Ferdinand - Do you wanna
    7. Maximo Park - Our Velocity
    8. Royal Republic - Presidents Daughter
    9. Mando Diao - Sheepdog
    10. Kopek - Love is dead
    11. Foo Fighters - Skin and bones
    12. Kaiser Chiefs - I predict a riot
    13. The Kooks - Seaside
    14. Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
    15. Arctic Monkey - Brianstorm
    16. The Wombats - Lets dance to joy division
    17. Stompin Souls - Writing for the van
    18. Black Leather Machine - Into the fire
    19. Paul McCartney - Nod your head
    20. Deep Purple - Child in time
    21. The Enemy - Aggro
    22. Hard-Fi - Cash Machine
    23. The Subways - Rock n Roll Queen
    24. The Beatles - Back in the USSR
    25. The Fratellis - Flathead
    26. Jack Johnson - Sitting, waiting, wishing
    27. The White Stripes - You don't know what love is
    28. The Raconteurs - Hands
    29. Oasis - Wonderwall
    30. Beady Eye - Roller
    31. Robbie Williams - Make me pure
    32. Kasabian - L.S.F
    33. Razorlight - In the morning

    1. Ahhh, yes -- the Subways!!! LOVE Rockn Roll Queen!!
      And the cooks. I am afraid I have to steal the kooks out of your list ;-)

      Thank you so much for stopping by !!
      Svenja xx

  2. I love Pure Shores too! Great taste :) Why don't we follow each other? Please let me know! Kisses!

  3. I like all kind of music :)

    do you want to follow each other? Let me know, i will follow back ;)

    Regards from Poland ;)

  4. love music! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

  5. You have great Ideas and a interesting blog, i really like it!
    what you think, wanna follow each other?
    I would be happy :-) Kisses Kira from Switzerland

  6. That's an interesting thing to do but I like so many different syles of music from over the years that it would take some time to compile my true favourites. I like the way you can hear a song on the radio and it immediately takes you back to that time in your life.

  7. You have amazing taste for music. :)
    Thanks for a lovely comment, following you now. :)

  8. Mr. Brightside was my favorite jam for sooo long! I get you though, I seriously ALWAYS have music on - 24/7. Headphones on my bike and tram, playing while at work, in my room, I just love it. Here are my all-time favorites:

  9. Ace of Base ! YES !!


  10. I LOVE your blog...Great photos!Really enjoying:)FOLLOW YOU NOW!
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  11. Great post !Would you like to follow each other?

  12. Very cute blog! Wanna follow each other? Let me know ;)

  13. Thank you! Follow you back :)

  14. Great post! I really like your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

  15. I will love Nathalie Imbruglia's torn forever ;))
    would you love to follow each other? let me know.

  16. Great post. Yay to Pure Shores. 6 of the songs you've mentioned are in my mp3 playlist too. Must have been fun compiling your life's soundtrack.