Monthly Mixtape // Mellifluous: Sweet and Cute Songs

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Monthly Mixtape is a music feature created by Eve @ Twist in the Taile and Evi @ Adventuring Through Pages (check out their blogs!!). Each month they come up with a one-word prompt as inspiration for a playlist.

mellifluous

mellifluous, adjective: 1 : having a smooth rich flow 2 : filled with something (such as honey) that sweetens

Unfortunately I missed last month’s mixtape, but when I saw this month’s theme I was DETERMINED not to miss it. It’s just so sweet and cute?? That’s also what I went with when picking out songs. So I ended up with a lot of love songs lol.

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What kind of songs or music do you think of when you hear ‘mellifluous’? Any songs on my playlist that you like? Let me know in the comments!

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Monthly Mixtape // Petrichor

Monthly Mixtape is a music feature created by Eve @ Twist in the Taile and Evi @ Adventuring Through Pages (check out their blogs!!). Each month they come up with a one-word prompt as inspiration for a playlist.

petrichor

petrichor, noun: a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.

I absolutely love the word ‘petrichor’ and its meaning. The songs I chose I find really relaxing, positive and/or hopeful in their messages, which is how I imagine petrichor would sound as a mixtape.

I love that last time Hayley Kiyoko dominated my playlist, now it’s Troye Sivan’s turn

How do you imagine petrichor would sound like? Any songs popping into your mind? Did I include one of your favourite songs? Let me know in the comments!

 

Monthly Mixtape // Schwarmerei

Monthly Mixtape is a music feature created by Eve @ Twist in the Taile and Evi @ Adventuring Through Pages (check out their blogs!!). Each month they come up with a one-word prompt as inspiration for a playlist. I meant to do it last month, but since I was so out of blogging I completely forgot about it.

schwarmerei

schwarmerei, noun: excessive and unbridled enthusiasm or sentiment

Sooo throughout the past few weeks I’ve just been adding songs that I thought fit the prompt to this playlist – which means I got 37 songs on here lol. It got a bit out of hand haha. It was SO HARD to choose though! All of these songs are such bops and definitely shout ‘schwarmerei’* to me

* It’s a really cool word but SO HARD TO SPELL

What song immediately pops into your head when you hear ‘schwarmerei’?* Do you listen to any of the songs on my playlist? Are you participating in Monthly Mixtape? Let me know in the comments!

* Or read the definition of it anyway haha

The Playlist Shuffle Tag

Thank you Jesse for tagging me! I love tags like these so I couldn’t wait to do it!



The Rules

Put your music on shuffle and list the first 15 songs to play (no cheating) then tag 10 others to do it as well.


 

  1. Cobwebs – Thriving Ivory
  2. I’m Only Me When I’m With You – Taylor Swift
  3. Don’t Stop – Arashi
  4. Dreaming – Dream High OST
  5. Wiggle Wiggle – HELLOVENUS
  6. When You Wish Upon A Star – Pinocchio
  7. That Thing You Do – Busted
  8. Kimi Ni Todoke – MAY’S
  9. Something There – Beauty and the Beast
  10. Mamma Mia – KARA
  11. Pantomime – Imagine Dragons
  12. Wake Me Up – Sam Tsui
  13. You’re The One I Want – Grease
  14. That’s How You Know – Enchanted
  15. Stuck On You – Elvis Presley

These are 15 of the many, many songs in my iTunes!

I tag: Brigitte | LilaEm | Raisa | Joan |  Marie | Kira | Kayleigh | Cristina | Kat 

Don’t feel obligated to do this!

What song or artist are you obsessed with right now? I’m still obsessed with SYML’s Where’s My Love. I’m also obsessed with Mad Hatter by Melanie Martinez and Sixth Sense by Brown Eyed Girls. 

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Music Monday: Dance

Music Monday is a bi-weekly link-up hosted by Bridget from Stay and Watch the Stars. It’s been a while since I did a Music Monday, but I (sort of) have the time and I feel better, plus I don’t want to miss this theme: Dance!

Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON

This was the first song that I thought of when I read the theme haha

Shake it Off – Taylor Swift

Dancing Queen – ABBA

Pretty much all of their songs Wild at Heart – Arashi

Yeah it was hard for me to choose since a lot of their songs are perfect for dancing, but in the end I decided on Wild at Heart

I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen

You’re The One I Want – Grease

Of course there are a lot more songs that I’d love to dance to, but I’m going to leave it at these!

One day when I have a bit more time I’ll put all of my Music Monday playlists on Spotify (or at least I’ll try haha) What songs do you love to dance to? 

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Falling Even More In Love With Lifehouse

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Last Tuesday one of my favourite bands – Lifehouse – performed at the Melkweg here in Amsterdam. I was still sick, but it was so worth it (resulting in me feeling like crap the next day and my throat being worse haha).

Lifehouse is the only band I never stopped listening to the moment I heard one of their songs (Hanging By A Moment) roughly six years ago, which is amazing considering how my taste has changed these past years (even though I’ve always listened to rock). I absolutely love their music – it’s beautiful and inspiring yet so easy to rock to haha. And oh my Gods they made me fall in love with them so much more last Tuesday. But let’s start from the beginning!

I had school until 5:30 pm, so I hurried to the train station to catch the train. Sadly I missed the train I initially wanted, but this was no problem as the band itself started at 09:00 (though I did want to hear the opening act, as they sounded good as well, but I ended up missing them). I got home around 06:30 and had to change, eat and grab my stuff. We ended up at the Melkweg around 08:30, so in time for Lifehouse themselves! Not to mention for a quick trip to the bathroom haha.

I have to admit I was a bit anxious before the concert started. I’ve never heard them live before, and what if they weren’t good?? I’ve been a fan for so long; it would be such a disappointment! Thankfully this wasn’t the case- at all! They were absolutely amazing live. My mom filmed a bit, but those videos could never do them justice. They made me fall in love with them more, not just because their singing voices and the way they played their instruments was incredible, but because they were genuinely nice to their fans and funny (‘I was asked to say something in Dutch, but I forgot what. Sorry.’ Later he did say ‘hallo’ which is Dutch for hello haha).

They played a lot of their older songs, which made me really happy. Of course I love their newer songs as well, but the older songs are the ones I pretty much grew up with (teenage years count as growing up too!) and I’m more familiar with those. I sang along a lot, but yelling ‘WOO’ at the end of every song was a no go: I opened my mouth and literally nothing came out. Then my mom scolded me for even trying, because apparently even when nothing comes out it’s bad for your throat (so learn from my mistake guys haha). But but they were so good and they’re one of my favourite bands and I wanted to show my excitement and clapping like a seal just didn’t seem to convey that that much (I don’t think I can clap like a human being. No, I have to clap like a seal)

This was the only gif of seals clapping I could find??? This is scandalous. I need gifs of real life seals clapping thank you very much

When the concert was over I got myself a hoodie (which I have no picture of but it’s comfy and soft and warm and on the front it says ‘Lifehouse’ in white letters which makes me feel like I’m part of the crew – thus cool. I’ll take a picture soon and show you guys!) and just floated in band heaven haha.

Do you listen to Lifehouse? Have you ever seen them live? Have you been to a concert of a different band/artist lately? Let me know in the comments!

Ps. If you’re not familiar with Lifehouse, ‘falling even more in love with you’ is a line of their song Hanging By A Moment thus the title of this post

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Music Monday: Crush Your Enemies

Music Monday is a bi-weekly link-up hosted by Bridget from Stay and Watch the Stars. You may remember that last week I said I was going to make two playlists, well here’s number two! If you want to check out my previous Crush playlist, click here.

Warriors – Imagine Dragons

Here we are, don’t turn away now. We are the warriors who build this town.

In Which I Kick Harry Potter in the Face – Draco and the Malfoys

I’m gonna kick you in the face. I might do it 27 times just in case. I know nothing could ever replace, the picture in my mind of your kicked in face. 

Ready, Aim, Fire – Imagine Dragons

With our backs to the wall, the darkness will fall. We never quite thought we could lose it all. Ready, aim, fire, ready, aim, fire.

Bad Blood – Taylor Swift

‘Cause baby now we’ve got bad blood. You know it used to be mad love. So take a look at what you’ve done. ‘Cause baby now we’ve got bad blood. 

Bleeding Out – Imagine Dragons

I’m bleeding out. So if it the last thing that I do, is bring you down. I’ll bleed out for you.

Hunt You Down – Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls

You can run on for a long time. Run on for a long time. Run on for a long time, but sooner or later I’m a-hunt you down. But on or later I’m a-hunt you down.

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

I raise my flag, dye my clothes. It’s a revolution I suppose. We’re painted red, to fit right in.

Spells and Scars – Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls

Boy you’ve got some nerve to think you’ve got a chance, to take down the master with his infinite, power and conviction to our noble cause. So you’ll need more than spells and scares.

Rotten to the Core – Descendants

Mirror on mirror on the wall, who’s the baddest of them all? Welcome to my wicked world.

This is War – 30 Seconds to Mars

It’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie. The moment to live and the moment to die. The moment to fight, the moment to fight. To fight, to fight, to fight.

Battle Cry – Imagine Dragons

Nobody can save me now. The only sound is the battle cry. The battle cry. The battle cry. Nobody can save me now. It’s do or die.

Can you tell I love Imagine Dragons? And remember when I said that this playlist might be my first one without Disney? Yeah, I lied. Rotten to the Core couldn’t be left out. If one day I form an evil squad, I want this to be my theme song. Am I the only one who finds it kind of funny that I put Bleeding Out after Bad Blood? Anyway! If you made a playlist, share it with me in the comments! I’d love to check yours out. Also, any Imagine Dragons fans out there?

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Music Monday: Crush On You

Or maybe more like Music Thursday? Oh well!

Music Monday is a bi-weekly link-up hosted by Bridget from Stay and Watch the Stars. The theme is ‘Crush’ and Bridget said it could be either a romantic crush, or like a ‘crush your enemies’ kind of playlist, so I decided to make two playlists! To make it clear which one is which, I decided to call the romantic one ‘Crush On You’.

My playlist

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Sooner – Andrew Allen

Teenage Dream – Boyce Avenue

I love the original, but this cover is just so cute.

On My Mind – Brad Kavanagh

CAN WE TAKE A MOMENT TO FANGIRL ABOUT THE FACT THAT BRAD KAVANAGH FOLLOWS ME ON TWITTER LIKE I CAN’T EVEN PROPERLY PRONOUNCE HIS LAST NAME

Be My Forever – Christina Perri ft. Ed Sheeran

Outlaws – David Lambert

All About Us – He Is We ft. Owl City

I Won’t Say (I’m In Love) – Hercules

You – Hollywood Ending

Someday – IU

This song is so beautiful and cute and Dream High <3

I Must Be Dreaming – The Maine

Ships In The Night – Mat Kearney

The Hourglass – The Morning Off

Perfect For Me – Show Me The Skyline

I See The Light – Tangled

Did I Mention – Descendants

Did I Mention I’m obsessed with both this song and movie

So far it’s been impossible for me to create a playlist without any Disney haha. BUT! My Crush Your Enemies playlist is Disney-less. I think. I’m very tempted to add Be Prepared (because it’s a great song and even greater to listen to while crushing thy enemies). If you’ve made a playlist for Music Monday, share it with me in the comments!

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My Top 11 Disney Songs

As you may or may not know, I love Disney. So here is my top 11 of my favourite Disney songs (it was originally five, but oh my god how do you expect me to choose??) in no particular order. I limited myself to no more than one song from the same movie (otherwise this would have been a veeeeery long list). Without further ado, here’s my top 11!

Colors Of The Wind

Reflection

Let It Go

I Won’t Say I’m in Love

Kiss The Girl

Dig A Little Deeper

I See The Light

Everybody Wants To Be A Cat

God Help The Outcasts

This song actually brings me to tears.

Tale As Old As Time

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

Okay so I made a top 11, but who am I kidding. I LOVE ALL THE SONGS.
What are some of your favourite Disney songs?

– The Writing Hufflepuff

Music Monday: Nostalgia

It’s time for another Music Monday! Except that it’s Friday. Ssssh.

Music Monday is a bi-weekly link-up hosted by Bridget from Stay and Watch the Stars. This time the theme is ‘nostalgia’.

My playlist

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You can also listen to this playlist on 8tracks.

Wish – Arashi

The song that introduced me to Arashi! Also my favourite Japanese drama <3

Crashed the Wedding – Busted

Probably not my first song (I honestly don’t remember which one was my first Busted song), but one of my favourites! I even made a music video for it with a friend haha.

Sakura Kiss – Chieko Kawabe

The opening song to my favourite anime! <3

Hakuna Matata – Lion King

Except the Dutch version is more nostalgic to me haha.

Pokémon Theme

This wasn’t just the theme song of Pokémon, it was the theme of my life.

Hanging by a Moment – Lifehouse

First song I heard of Lifehouse, now one of my favourite bands. I especially love to listen to them when I’m writing.

Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid

Again, the Dutch version is more nostalgic to me!

I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts

CLAP CLAP (I’m 100% positive I’m not the only one who claps haha)

Tale As Old As Time – Beauty and the Beast

And once again, Dutch version is more nostalgic, though I definitely prefer this one (as with all the Disney songs I prefer the original)

If you made a playlist for Music Monday I’d love to listen to it, so feel free to share the link to your post in the comments! Are any of these songs nostalgic to you as well?

– The Writing Hufflepuff