Madonna and Abba-Help! I Need a Music Update!

Madonna and Abba-Help!
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What does it say about me that I have Madonna and Abba on my ipod?  OLD? or CLASSIC?  Pressing play reminds me ‘I”m old classic”.  My kids are forever making fun of my itunes library, the brats.  I ask them to update it and they only look at me and sigh “Teach your children PARENTS well.. their parent’s CHILDREN’S hell…” (CSN&Y) On that note, I would love to get some new song suggestions from you!

What are you listening to right now?  What song is breaking your heart?  What song is making you turn it up in the car?  Do you have a theme song?  Do songs bring back vivid memories, feelings of times and places?

Recently at my yoga class the instructor played a mix of pop songs which was weird because normally, in yoga we listen to spiritual instrumental music without lyrics…Unfortunately these songs were all from around 2005-06, exactly the time of my divorce.  It’s one thing to talk about it here, but to be called out by my memories so cruelly, in the middle of yoga…?   James Blunt moaning Goodbye My Lover….”  one of the most crushing break up songs of all time.  Puhleeeze, I beg of you…!” I almost screamed out in the class.  Then this one from 2005…2am

“Life’s like an hourglass glued to the table….”, “Winter just wasn’t my season.” Indeed!

How could I beg the yoga instructor to ‘pick another year’ for God sake….without embarrassing myself?

Ahhhh, the power of music.

Here’s one of my favorite themes from around the same time…and I still love the message;

Fast forward 7 or 8 years, here’s what I’m listening to now…

Because I’m always a sucker for pop…twins Tegan and Sara

A little Roots & Blues is always good for the soul.  I heard this song in the car and wondered who is this fresh voice?  What is this familiar sound?  There is no video for the song but you get a feel for his style…

If you enjoyed that song you can watch the live version here

Last one, when I hear this when I’m driving I have to turn it up FULL. Luckily my kids don’t read my blog or they would be calling me old uncool.

Now you know,  I am need help in finding some fresh tunes….

Do you find solace in music?  Is it therapeutic…does it speak to you, tell your story, bring tears to your eyes?

Madonna and Abba-Help!
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YOUR TURN. Please share your theme song, what you’re listening to now or your latest music discovery!

Leave a comment, I LOVE ’em!

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12 Replies to “Madonna and Abba-Help! I Need a Music Update!”

  1. Hey Lisa, always looking for new inspirational music, and like you I love the old throw backs! These are a few of my art studio tunes to keep the creative juices flowing:
    Little Bird, Annie Lennox
    U Cant Touch This, MC Hammer
    Lonely Boy, The Black Keys
    Tusk, Fleetwood Mac
    Pretty L’il Foot, Rising Appalachia

    1. Hey Michelle, thanks for the suggestions! I haven’t heard MC Hammer for a while nor Tusk. I’ve never heard of Rising Appalachia, so thanks for the ‘new’ suggestion. Love Annie Lennox, too.

  2. Funny…an ABBA song was playing when I realized what a mess my marriage was and that I had to get out. Music does help the healing, doesn’t it? I wrote a similar blog about music and happiness:

    ~ Liv

    1. Now I’m curious which Abba song you refer to Liv. Chiquiqita…well, it is amazing how a song can have such power. I will check out your post. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I’m old-school music, too, though my son sometimes turns me onto new tunes.

    I have a whole don’t-let’the-doorknob-hit-you-in-the-ass-on-your-way-out playlist of tunes I play when I’m feeling blue and maybe missing the latest ex. Includes Dokken’s Just Walk Away, the Monkees’ I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone, Heart’s Break, Van Halen’s Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love, Tom Petty’s Change of Heart, and Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way, among others. Never fails to perk me up.

    1. This sounds like a fab list, Beverly! I absolutely love ‘Stepping Stone’ by the Monkees. TKS for sharing your list.:)

  4. I like Accidentally in Love, by Counting Crows. Its happy. And I’m still an 80s music fan. Try a song called Spin by Michael J. I’m using it for my new video series!

  5. For starters I’m a huge fan of Madonna and Abba, Lisa. Totally classic. I’m all over the place with music and write my posts to any given song. Enya is #1 along with older Journey. The former is very soothing to me. I’m traditionally old rock but love tons of new stuff. Nicki Minaj’s (don’t care for her much as a person) one song Starships. I got turned onto the Maclemore’s – White Cadillac. Katy Perry, Ke$ha (however it’s spelled) – Die Young. Ok, I won’t blow up your comment section here. Great post…

    1. Thanks, Mike! You’ve given me some new stuff to try out!! I haven’t listened to Enya in ages and she brings back memories of a time gone by at least for me. It’s very nice music. <3 Journey 🙂

  6. Hi Lisa,

    Your post brought back good old memories 🙂

    There was surely a time when Madonna and Abba never stopped playing but ever since I’ve got married and then working, it’s all taken a backseat. In-fact I hardly listen to any music when I work, but do so when I cook – they were my best singers for sure, so all of their numbers were awesome 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend 🙂

    1. Totally agree, Harleena. So we’re definitely classic and not old. I also love (need) to have music on when I cook.

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