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"1 Song per Day" (via @Zesyra@twitter.com, @selfawaresoup@twitter.com) - and personally I stumbled upon in through @aza_leah <3#songsoup

(sorry, I can't leave music related memes behind ...)

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"Day 2: A song you like with a number in the title"

God Lives Underwater - 23

(content warning: make sure you are emotionally stable when listening to it. it's powerful and can drag you (further) down)

youtube.com/watch?v=Ou6WcyOHZL

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"Day 3: A song that reminds you of summertime"

Oooh, that was a hard one. Not because I couldn't come up with one but because there are sooo many great songs that remind me of it. But I think this one gets the feels up high:

Kate Yanai - Summer Dreaming

youtube.com/watch?v=IW33mS1Ptf

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"Day 4: A song that reminds you of someone you'd rather forget"

That wasn't easy. Forgetting people isn't doable most of the time because there'll always be some connection. And even bad relationships do leave something to learn from behind, which is crucial to my self development.

Anyways, this song might fall into this category.

Megavier - Genug ist genug

(was difficult to choose which of the three great versions of the song to link :))

youtube.com/watch?v=HzqOMXZK3F

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(Just to be clear on that: I can understand that others want to forget about certain people. It feels like a very big privilege that nothing as bad happened to me that I want go get rid of some people from my memory, completely. And that I somehow managed to keep parts of the things in between to improve on and hold precious. This comment was absolutely just about my own history and relating to "forget someone")

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"Day 5: A song that needs to be played loud"

Don't all of them somehow? Well, of course, besides elevator music.

Anyways ... I settled for this:

Blur - Song 2
(And if you don't scream "Wooohooo" from the bottom of your lungs you don't get it why it needs to get played loud)

youtube.com/watch?v=SSbBvKaM6s

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"Day 6: A song that makes you want to dance"

Songs that make you wanna dance need some catchy tune and good rythm. Fun fact: this band is from Austria and used to hang out in a pub that I also went to occasionally.

Bingo Boys feat. Princessa - Show Me How to Dance

youtube.com/watch?v=lX9RVMC1c3

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"Day 7: A song to drive to"

Depends on what you consider driving. I have a car driving license, but don't own one. But I enjoy driving by bike. And this song fits it perfectly somehow. even for single-song-rotation ... And that's not only because of the video. <3

Grossstadtgeflüster - Weil das morgen noch so ist

youtube.com/watch?v=0sfYKFYqdZ

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"Day 8: A song about drugs or alcohol"

That's a real tough one. Not because there aren't any songs. But they are almost all exclusively trivializing drug and alcohol usage. Given that people use their usage as an excuse for overstepping boundaries because of reduced ability to trust their own judgment ... People are usually pretty aware how they change under those substances. And the legal system still allows it to reduce responsibility.

Anyways ...

Ska-P - Cannabis

youtube.com/watch?v=m-jELpAdFy

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"Day 9: A song that makes you happy"

At some point I started to create me a playlist on youtube titled "cheering up". It's meant for songs that manage to get me out of down moods easily. Over time I put songs in there every now and then. This is one of those precious ones.

Dionne Warwick feat. Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knights & Elton John - That's What Friends Are For

youtube.com/watch?v=HyTpu6BmE8

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"Day 10: A song that makes you sad"

When I first heard this song when the album came out I instantly fell in love with it. I noticed how strong emotions it can stir up in me. And I started to realize that I have to be extra careful listening to it because it can drag me down. It made me notice those patterns and rather stop listening to it at those times. Music can be very powerful, so be careful and listen to yourself when listening to this.

Pink Floyd - High Hopes

youtu.be/7jMlFXouPk8

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"Day 11: A song you never get tired of"

There was a time in a former workplace where we were hearing this song to get started into the day every single day. Even after weeks we haven't got tired of it. Well, I didn't at least. :)

Langoth - Grounding

youtube.com/watch?v=hA4NvRfPZQ

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"Day 12: A song from your preteen years"

Aaalright. Given the limitation this might give away an estimate of my age. >.> And the memories are kinda blurry by now. But ...

Mike Krüger - Der Nippel

youtube.com/watch?v=mOympMtG5D

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"Day 13: A song you like from the 70's"

~/ At first I was afraid, I was petrified ~/
~/ Kept thinkin' I could never live without you by my side ~/
~/ But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong ~/
~/ And I grew strong ~/
~/ And I learned how to get along ~/

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

youtube.com/watch?v=ZBR2G-iI3-

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"Day 14: A song you'd love to be played at your wedding"

... given that I highly doubt that I'd marry, especially since marriage isn't flexible for polyamory relationships, I don't believe in hierarchy in relationships neither and if I would marry it'd be only for practical reasons, so no big celebration ... But I think this song might fit the general idea of a song to be played at a wedding.

Extreme - More Than Words

youtube.com/watch?v=UrIiLvg58S

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"Day 15: A song you like that's a cover by another artist"

I do get it. People like to connect to the original success of a song and profit from it. Or connect to the feeling deeply. Sometimes they also want to pay respect to the original artist for their great song.

... and then there are those covers that most people aren't even aware of that they're covers. Where the original is highly unknown. This is one of those.

Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

youtube.com/watch?v=0-EF60negu

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"Day 16: A song that's a classic favourite"

That definition is up to interpretation. People define "classic" in multiple ways. First of all, classic music of course. Vivaldi, Bach, Schubert, ... or some of those hostnames from machines: db.debian.org/machines.cgi (fun fact as a side note, that naming scheme :))

... or, a favourite that one has for a long time. And then there is the middle ground which covers both somehow :)

John Miles - Music

youtube.com/watch?v=3Nz7gtCArO

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"Day 17: A song you'd sing a duet with someone on karaoke"

~/ Fang das Licht von einem Tag voll Sonnenschein ~/
~/ halt es fest, schließ es in deinem Herzen ein ~/

Karel Gott & Darinka - Fang das Licht

youtube.com/watch?v=BBgw-Hsy1B

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"Day 18: A song from the year you were born"

For this you need some time. It's long. :) And frankly spoken, this one can cover most categories of this challenge single-handed. It makes me happy to can connect this epic composition with my birth year. It started a lot, from music genres, from recording techniques, from influencing a lot of other artists. And I can't get tired of the multiple themes of the piece.

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Part 1

youtube.com/watch?v=p7VHRyQDMT

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"Day 19: A song that makes you think about life"

That wasn't that easy to choose. There might be some obvious out there, but then this album, this project and those lyrics came back to my mind. The whole album got me thinking a lot, and I still love it. It made me appreciate the singer even more than before. The messages he transports are all somehow stirring up thoughts. And even though the whole album is golden, this is the one I chose:

Son Goku - Hier sind wir

youtube.com/watch?v=7oQDNwNg9Y

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@rhonda Ha, den hast du aus meinem Gehirn geklaut! 😜
Dieses Album ist für mich eines der emotionalsten überhaupt. Habe es in einer schwierigen Phase meines Lebens oft gehört.

@Nasenspray 😢 ~/ dann vergiss nicht, dass irgendwo noch Sonne ist ~/ *festhalt*

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@rhonda cool! Mit 13 oder so war ich total in Mike verliebt.

@ospalh I'm aware of that. ;) At some point I was even musing around the idea of how many days can be covered with a single song. How to golf it and have a minimum set of songs needed. But then again ... I love music and sharing is caring. 💗

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