04. A song that makes you want to dance
Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
There are a lot, A LOT, of songs that make me want to dance. Dancing is fucking fun. But the ultimate is and will probably always be MJ. You can’t sit still when this shit comes on. You just can’t.
Oily skin ages better than dry skin. That is a fact. So whenever I see a zit on my face (that is, every day) I just think to myself “Pfff, whatever dude, when you’re 35 you’re going to look 31” and that totally makes it all worth it.
03. A song that makes you cry
Piano Man by Billy Joel
My granddad played piano his whole life. It’s how him and my grandma met (a super cute story, by the way) and I remember spending a lot of time sitting next to him on the piano bench while he tried to teach me chords or chromatic scales or whatever. He was always entertaining us in some way, either with a song or some terribly corny joke. He was smart and kind and him and my grandma were rather adorable together and I wish I had gotten to know him better. We used to call him the Piano Man and so we played this song at the end of his funeral ceremony. It was a really sad day, especially for my grandma, and for the next few years I cried every time I heard this song. Sometimes I still do.
The subject matter of the song is kind of sad too in a way, as are those poor waitresses’ outfits, but we don’t have to get into that.
It’s unsettling, really. How easy it is to meet someone who can just destroy you. How one minute you can be asking for a name and the next you can’t remember what it feels like not to want to kiss them.
—I wrote that down a while ago as part of a story I was writing and now I see the word unsettling up there and for me it doesn’t fit. It’s exciting, is what it is. Not that I’m referencing anyone in particular or even clearly remember what it’s like to want someone that badly, but that’s the point, isn’t it? The knowledge that it could all happen out of the blue, that your next heartache is just around the corner, well it’s more toe tingling that stomach turning, right?
I’m already slacking, but I’m cool with it.
02. A song that makes you laugh
From God’s Perspective by Bo Burnham
I find a lot of things funny so there’s a lot of songs that make me laugh, not just tunes meant for comedy. This one, however, is. And I posted about it a while ago, specifically because while the song is meant to be funny, it’s actually still a really good song. Hilarious, thought-provoking & better that a lot of shit on the radio these days. What more could you ask for?
Also, one thing I’ve always loved is when people impersonate any sort of God and portray him or her with a potty mouth. Comedy gold, in my book.
01. A song that makes you smile:
When You Walk in the Room by Architecture in Helsinki
I fell in love with this song this past summer. It’s so 80s fantastic and just that perfect reminder of those unstoppable goofy, giddy crushes that hit you once in a blue moon, if you’re lucky. Impossible not to smile while listening. And dance, obviously.