Monday, January 18, 2010


There's nothing like good songs to lift you up when you're a little low. The past few days, I was pissed off at work because some loser stole my earphones. Serves me right actually, leaving it plugged in my desktop. It's just disappointing because everyone's earning some good pay working where I work, yet there are still people who can't keep their hands to their own stuff.

Anyway, that's over now. I bought me a new music player. The exact one, I was supposed to get for free, if only I went to that blogger event a few months ago. That means I get to walk along the streets of Makati with music in my ears again.

I know it's kinda emo/cheesy, but songs keep me company. Makes life seem less lonely. It's like they're talking to me. Sometimes they tell a story. Other times they give a piece of advice. There are times and there are songs that don't necessarily make sense, but they're just nice to listen to.

So the past weekend, I've been downloading songs for the player to keep me company.

Absolutely no idea what this song is about. It could be about a guy who's afraid to sleep at night in the dark. I don't know. This song does not make any sense. I don't know if I'm stupid, but it really doesn't no matter how I read back the lyrics. But whatever. It sounds nice to the ears.

GOOD LIFE (One Republic)
I need to be reminded of this these days. The new year didn't start off good for me. The song
tells us that we're all young and we should enjoy life. That's how you can say you lived, if you enjoyed everything you've done in your life. Well, it is a good life.

It's an upbeat song I got from the company's common folder. You know how sometimes a romantic comedy movie opens with an upbeat song. This one sounds exactly like one. A song you'd like to wake up to. I like it.

AFTER TONIGHT (Justin Nozuka)
There's something about acoustic music that gets me - I don't know - energized. It could be the cool voice. The strums of the guitar. It could be the suave lyrics. It's kinda sexy. I don't know. It could be just me. But this song, I love this one. I really wish I could find a way to post these music here in my blog so you could hear them too.

WHATCHA SAY (Jason Derulo)
I often hear this song on television when a bad guy does something nasty or reveals something bad in a particular scene. So it initially didn't make an impression on me. But when I saw Daiyel's acapella version of this song on youtube. I fell in love (with the song, not the singer.. well the singer's okay but-). So now I can't stop playing this song whenever I'm online. I even recorded the video on my phone. I'm such a loser. =P

BREAKEVEN (The Script)
My emo break-up song. I don't know why I still listen to this song, when it only reminds me of how bad break ups are for people. The song says, when a heart breaks, it don't break even. Someone's always left behind. Someone's left to fall to pieces. I guess it's the truth behind the song that gets me.

COME ON GET HIGH (Matt Nathanson)
Another song that I don't necessarily understand the lyrics, but I love the melody. Matt Nathanson's songs are ones I could listen to all day without getting tired. Just like Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Jon McLaughlin, Matt White or James Morrison. Great songs backed up by awesome vocals.

EH EH (Lady Gaga)
This is a fun song. Actually this is the only song by Lady Gaga that I can tolerate listening to in long periods. It's a sissy song, I know, but in a funny way I feel good listening to this. Just don't tell anyone I have this on my playlist.

SAY (John Mayer)
I need to listen to John Mayer. He's been telling me to say what I need to say. Maybe if I did, I'd find out that this guy I've grown a liking to, likes me too. John makes great points on this song. It's better to say too much, than to never to say what you need to say again.

So there you go. My playlist. What's in yours?


Darc Diarist said...

my love will show you everything - jennifer love hewitt

under pressure - joss stone

tiger - paula cole

hehe, puro babae...

domjullian said...

I only know lady gaga and john mayer. poor me.

Current fave: Lucky, Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Zai Zai said...

i have a lot of playlists on my ipod din. depende kasi sa mood ang gusto kong pakingan. upbeat pag sad ako, senti pag nasa bahay lang. may playlist din ako for work - dali ko kasi mabore :)

Anonymous said...

dido and lenka are permanent residents of my ipod...

but if i am doing yoga, i listen to enya and gregorian.

yeah, i know, i am weird.hehehe


Galen said...

I like owl city before, but when some kids started raving about the band, ugh, decided to stick with Kings Of Leon instead.

lee said...

i'm a big fan of vintage soul type of music. and joss stone practically lives in my playlist =D

btw, thumbs up on john mayer's say =)

Rei Mikazuki said...

Baka mairita ka pag nakinig ka sa playlist ko... puro Japanese ang songs... ahihihi! But I still listen to classics, in particular, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Air Supply. :)

Ronnie said...

BEP - alive
Adele - Chasing Pavements
Cerrone - Give Me Love

I know these songs are so not into each other. I just love listening to these.

And oh, I love Spice Girls. ROFL

red the mod said...

So She Dances - Josh Groban
Gone Too Soon - Michael Jackson
I Wanna Know What Love Is - Mariah Carey
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script
Superman - Our Lady Peace
I Think I'm Falling - MYMP
Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin

john stanley said...

i jumped from your other blog to this one and... i don't know, but the resemblance in writing style is slowly appearing...

engel said...

john stan: i didn't really change that much my style of writing. maybe at the start of this blog, but it's practically the same. ;)

@red: love the script!!!

rei: not too much into the divas. you actually won't see songs from any of those singers in my playlist. =D

@joms: i have you to thank for introducing me to kings of leon. =D

darc: i love joss stone. she sings very well!!!

@everyone: thanks, i now have some new songs to search and download!!!

Anonymous said...

Daniel Merriweather, Mika, Adele, Adam Lambert, LG, Pink and The Gossip are on a loop in my player.

Thank god for those sites that let you download their albums for free.

PS. say no to piracy.

citybuoy said...

it really depends on my mood. lately i've been listening to john mayer's battle studies. that whole record is really nice. i especially like assassin. :D

(but if i were to be honest, i listen to fiona, alanis, liz and pre-pop jewel. they've been helping me get over my emo-ness.)

right now, i'm listening to an annoying neighbor na nagvivideoke. malapit na ako tumawag ng barangay. pag-uungol should be outlawed.

Eisen said...

Try Josh Kelly, Michael Buble, and Robin Thicke. :D

Anonymous said...

Vanilla Twilight FTW!

Pero karamihan ng songs sa player ko mga house music and some ectro.


Chuckie said...

@ engel Honestly, I didn't like Owl City at first. But that changed when i got to listen to Vanilla Twilight song. You should try to listen to it :)

Mine would be John Mayer, James Morrison, John Legend, James Blunt, Justin Timberlake. Puro Js haha.

And of course, my guilty pleasure: listening to Britney Spears. She's the last string of me being straight lol.

@rei Yay, you're into Japanese songs too? Mee too! Actually everything Japanese hehe.

Kojin said...

Try Lady Gaga's Speechless...the acoustic version. It sounds good, and for me, the only tolerable Lady Gaga song =)

If you're bored and almost sleepy at work, or in deep shit because of an error or something, try "Trouble" by Pink. it will make you smile =)

Skron said...

My playlist changes every second. But I also posted my current playlist on my blog:

You can stream the songs too.