Songs of the week are some of my favorite throwback songs by Maroon 5, Blink182, Switchfoot, Enrique Iglesias, Rascal Flatts, and N’sync!
Happy Friday! This week I thought I’d switch it up and post some of my favorite throwback songs in honor of Flashback Friday. These songs all hold a special place in my heart for one reason or another and this week I’ll give you the reason why. Although, it may only be entertaining for me to read.
Maroon 5- Sunday Morning: From the moment Maroon 5 hit the music scene I’ve been a fan of their sound and have been swooning over Adam Levine since day one. Talk about a sexy guy. This has always been my favorite song off the cd “Songs about Jane”. It’s a chill song that I listened to on repeat while I was studying or working on homework in college.
Favorite Lyric: “Steal some covers, share some skin.” Anyone who has the privilege of sharing covers with Adam is a lucky lady.
Blink182- What’s my age again: Growing up in San Diego in the late 90s/00’s if you listened to pop punk, you most definitely were a Blink182 fan. Granted, I followed Blink before “What’s my age again” became popular but this song, in particular, takes me back to high school. I love how the band never took themselves too seriously, and this video proves it.
I always had a thing for musicians so don’t be surprised if I mention a lot of crushes, I didn’t always crush on every guy, just musicians. Mark Hoppus was my dream guy back in high school, well him and Lance Bass of N’sync, lol. Mark Hoppus has gorgeous eyes, a beautiful smile, and a great sense of humor, he sounded like a dreamboat to me. Heck, even an older Mark Hoppus is cute. Regardless, this song instantly reverts me back to my high school days, hence, the long drawn out paragraph about my celebrity crush from back in the day. lol
Favorite Lyric: “No one should take themselves so seriously
With many years ahead to fall in line.”
I wish I had listened to these lyrics more when I was younger; I took myself too seriously at 23 when I should have probably been running around naked or something..okay, maybe not my scene but I could have stood to be a little crazier.
Switchfoot- Dare you to Move: The one aspect, among many, that I loved about growing up in San Diego was all the great bands that came out in the late 90’s early 00’s who were from my hometown. Switchfoot was another local band that rocked my world.
I think they are technically a Christian Rock Band, but if this is how all Christian rock sounds then sign my up because I love their pop rock easy listening beats. Granted, I didn’t purchase cd’s of theirs, but I listened to them all the time on the radio.
Dare you to move was a song I recorded with a cassette player and listened on repeat. I heard this song today on Sirus XM and belted it out on the top of my lungs as if it was still 2002 or whenever the song came out. I hadn’t heard the song in years and to me, that’s a clear sign a song has made some impact on your brain and potentially your life if you can sing it at the drop of a hat.
Favorite Lyric: “I dare you to lift yourself up off by the floor” Is this lyric about Jesus? Regardless, I can’t lift myself off the floor without my hands or feet, so I’d be impressed with anyone who can.
Enrique Iglesias- Rhythm Divine: First off, if you should know one thing about me it’s that I love Enrique, I mean love him. His music is catchy, I like his lyrics, his music videos are always sexy, and he has a great sense of humor. I’ve never figured out why Rhythm Divine is my favorite song of his, but I’ve loved it since the moment I heard it.
A clear sign it’s an old Enrique song it’s when he was still sporting his famous mole. There is always the debate on which Enrique is sexier, and I would cast my vote towards “No Mole Enrique” Where do you stand on this topic?
I mentioned my “To See” concert list has shrunk, but Enrique is one I’d love to see in concert. I imagine it’s a complete dance party, although I could do without Pitbull.
Favorite Lyric: I actually can’t pick a favorite, I love them all. I love how passionate the song is, so many great lines.
Rascal Flatts- These Days: This is another song I passionately sing whenever it comes on, in fact, I’m singing it now and for the record, I have an awful voice.
This song was an anthem through one of my breakups in life. I would sing and by the end would be bawling like a baby. It’s embarrassing and probably worse that I just admitted it. In fact, as the song keeps playing I’m a little teary-eyed which is entirely ridiculous, I also have allergies so that could also be why I’m teary eyed.
I love this song because it’s about “the one who got away” which is a term I love throwing around. Ask my husband, anytime he mentions a girl, I throw in “Is she the one who got away?” I always hoped an ex-boyfriend would realize I was the one who got away, and their life would be like this Rascal Flatts song. Now that I’m more mature, but not that much more mature, I hope this is no one’s life ever.
Favorite Lyric: “Yeah, life throws you curves, but you’ve learned to swerve.”
Nsync- Tearin’ up my heart: I know earlier I said Blink182 reminded me of high school but truthfully its N’sync. I was obsessed with all things N’sync. I had my walls full of posters, I stood in line for concert tickets, I taped EVERY tv appearance, I was convinced I was going to marry Lance (boy was I wrong about that), I got jealous when Justin and Britney were dating, and I probably wrote their fan club, although I can’t confirm that because I don’t remember.
“Tearin’ up my heart” was the song that started my love affair with the pop band. Their songs are catchy, and together they create a sweet melody.
Plus, what girl didn’t want to roll around with Justin Timberlake in that bed? I could still get behind a reunion tour; I mean what is Chris up to these days? The world wants to know, okay, maybe just me, but seriously REUNITE N’SYNC!
Favorite Lyric: “Baby, I don’t understand, Just why we can’t be lovers?” Me either Justin, me either.
So there you have it my songs of the week and me geeking out over musicians from my high school days. I realize I was so annoying and if you are still reading, just know I’m typically only slightly ridiculous but do love music and apparently attractive musicians.