Janna tagged me again but this is a fun one. I'm supposed to list seven songs that I'm really into, or are shaping my life in some way. Let me start by apologizing if I depress you in any way; seems I'm in a very melancholic mood these days.
First we have Si No Te Hubieras Ido by Maná, my favorite Mexican band. They're kind of like U2 for English-speakers, or at least they seem that way to me. I'm limiting myself to one Spanish entry, but I have to include my other Maná favorites: Mariposa, which is HUGE here (we even sang karaoke to it last night), and Clavado en un Bar. Love them!
Next is Coldplay's Fix You. Sara from AW mentioned the other day and I thought "That's the song that's been stuck in my head!" Thanks Sara. :)
Then we have the first of my two copies from Janna. Say It Right, by Nelly Furtado, is a cool dance song that came out the month before I left Chicago. It's a cool mellow beat that is probably meant to make people move, but it just makes me cry. Every time. It makes me think of the last nights I spent with my friends, trying to soak up everything before I left. I was scared to leave, scared of my future, and I missed my husband terribly. He'd already been in Mexico for two months and we'd only been married for six. This song is a bit masochistic for me because I love it, but it makes me long for what I can't have.
Next comes love. Most people missed a movie called Happy Endings, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, but she sings in it and the soundtrack has become one of my favorites. Here she sings I Can't Wait, a song that gives me hope and reminds me of those butterflies at the beginning of a relationship. WARNING: there's a bit of swearing in the first 30 seconds, before the song starts.
While we're on movies, my favorite is Moulin Rouge and I can't get enough of Ewan McGreggor and Nicole Kidman singing Come What May. *le sigh*
My second Janna copy is Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis. Beautiful voice, beautiful song, more longing... are you depressed yet?
Finally, the ultimate I'm sad and why not listen to a song to make me sadder? song: U2's Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own. I usually listen to this when I want to remind myself that it's ok to lean on others to help you through the rough times, but then I remember that all my loved ones are thousands of miles away and I'm back where I started.
Now I'm stuck in YouTubeLand. I hope you've enjoyed my selections. Let me know what you think. :)