Hello lovely people, I’ve had this idea in my mind for a while now but I wasn’t sure if it was going to make an interesting post. Then tonight, after work, I decided to listen to some songs again and figured: yep. I’m gonna do it.
So basically, since there’s about four months left until TY comes to visit me I thought it was the right timing for this as well. In 2015, when I was on my way to Taiwan in the plane I tried everything to pass the time. 18 hours is a long time and the first flight was 16 hours.
On the first flight I tried to watch movies, then turn them off after 20 minutes. I tried to catch up on some sleep, but the flight was too loud for me to doze off. I tried to play games on the tv thing in the chair infront of me, but didn’t quite get the games. Eventually on my last flight which took about 2 more hours I found music on the tv. I was like; Hell yes! Songs. I had brought my own headphones but decided to use the airline’s headphones instead. Yes yes, I know, all very important information! (jokejoke)
I stumbled upon a lot of Taiwanese songs but luckily also a mix of English songs. I played it, and there were a few songs I didn’t like. But to me it felt like listening to a radio. Occasionally I would doze off a bit, because I was now used to the noise of the plane.
And I don’t know if you guys believe in this, or feel the same way about this.. But for me, some songs are attached to memories. Meaning that, if something happy or sad happenend and there was a song playing during that very moment, I’ll relive those memories, feelings and emotions when I hear that song again. I’ve done blogposts like these before, where I shared songs and tell you guys about them. And darn it, I’ll do it again! Hahah 😉
All of these songs were immediately added to my phone’s music list as soon as I got home, apart from 1 song in this mix, because it took me AGES to find out what the song was.
Number 1: Maroon 5 – Sugar
This was probably the first song on that mix, that I remember and stuck with me. I liked it so much that when we were descending towards Taiwan’s airport, I replayed it all the way until I landed. Which made this song feel so good for me. Just imagine: you’ve had a terribly long flight behind you, you’re about to meet the person you’ve had a crush on for months. Also, this is the first time you’ve ever flown and you’re about to land on the other side of the world. All of this already is a good mix for a happy memory. BUT, that’s not all. Then imagine that for the entire flight you’ve seen nothing but darkness or clouds and then finally you see a tropical island infront of you. And nothing but sunshine and ocean attached to this beautiful Island. You’re slowly descending even more and you can see the island from up close while Maroon 5 – Sugar is playing. All of that happiness, all of the excitement and the happy tune of this song, make for a lovely memory attached to this song ^_^
Number 2: Jennifer Lopez – First Love
Now this song I actually didn’t know until I heard it on the plane. It was part of a ‘Woman Power Mix’ or something on the plane and I didn’t quite like it the first time. But when I replayed it a few times, I started to love it. Little did I know that in Taiwan, in the cabs, this song was also played quite a lot. So I kept on hearing this song throughout my stay in Taiwan. When I got home I loved it to the point of listening to it over and over and over..- Until I got sick of it. Which is, what I always do with songs that I like. But even now, if I listen to it again it reminds me of that ONE night in the cab with TY. We were driving in the dark, middle of the night, he was holding my hand in the backseat of the cab car. We were headed towards a park in Kaohsiung to just chill and take in the scenery.. In the middle of the night, but who cares. Funny how songs and memories work out that way.
Number 3: The Weeknd – Earned It.
So this song and the next are from the same movie and believe me when I say it’s not intentional. It just so happenend to be two very popular songs, this being one of them. Since Fifty Shades of Grey had just recently come out in cinema’s. And it was played a LOT. But also on the plane, in my mix. This song doesn’t particularly remind me of ONE scenario while I was there. However it is still part of that plane flight and part of the mix. And no matter what, it brings me back to the plane. And all of that excitement I felt when I was approaching Taiwan for the very first time.
Number 4: Ellie Goulding – Love me like you do.
Alright now THIS song… I had already heard a thousand times before I went to Taiwan. It was my all time favorite right before, during and after my visit to Taiwan. Of course I was in love with TY and this song just .. I don’t know, made me feel even more hopelessly in love with him. It was just one of those songs that you just FELT and understood, somewhere deep down in your heart, at a time where it’s just too perfect not to listen and sing(awfully) to it. I have actually replayed it so much, I can’t stand to listen to it now. But for this post I have just once and I felt the love. And now I can actually relate even more to this song.. but, still: I’ve replayed it too much :c
Number 5: Keira Knightley – Lost Stars.
This song, was the HARDEST to find. Let me explain the entire sad and very frustrating tale of this song. So, I was on the plane and I was dozing off. In my half asleep-half awake mode, I had heard this. It was very relaxing and I liked it. Eventually, the mix had started over and replayed. Once I was more awake, I heard it again. I remember looking out the window of the plane when it was playing. I saw nothing but clouds, all around me. I thought at first it was a very weird song, now that I was more awake and could actually pay attention to the song. So anyways, the trip is over, I go back home and like I mentioned before I added all of the songs above to a playlist on my phone. I remembered this song but I couldn’t think of the name! For the life of me, I could NOT remember the lyrics right, the melody kind of, and don’t even get me started about the singer. All I remembered was: “and this lamb is on the run”. THAT WAS IT. I Googled that line over and over again, tried humming what I remembered of the melody of the song and asked for help but no. Nothing came up. Eventually, when I started working at the other job for six months(in February 2016!!!!) I was walking around the store, as usual, not doing anything because I had nothing to do. The radio was always on in that store so I would just walk around and listen to the music. All of a sudden, I HEARD IT! I heard the song!!! It was the best feeling ever. I grabbed a pen and paper and wrote down the lyrics of the chorus, afterwards the radio host named the artist and name of the song, which I of course also wrote down. When I got home that day, I searched it on YouTube and immediately added it to all my lists/mixes and playlists everywhere I could. No way I was forgetting it again! It took me MONTHS to figure it out, it was the most aggravating search of a song I’ve ever had in my life!! Of course I would’ve never thought of Kiera Knightley because I didn’t even knew she COULD sing in the first place. Nonetheless this song is known for THAT reason, but also because even though I didn’t quite know what to think of it at first, I’ve come to love it. I love how vulnerable it sounds to me, how petite and … just like the odd one out. It doesn’t sound like any song I would normally listen to but I love it regardless.
Number 6: Chef’Special – In your Arms.
This was a song I heard on the plane but only once. I actually have a video somewhere on my Instagram where I lipsync to it, which was made right after I came home from Taiwan. It reminded me just so much of TY. In his arms I did feel safe. However, a few months later I was listening to it on my way to work and I couldn’t help but feel like this song wasn’t actually made to be a love song. More so, a … sad song? After that I felt a bit conflicted about the song. I still loved it, don’t get me wrong. But if it was indeed meant to be a sad song(I still haven’t Googled that or anything), I just felt weird listening to it, thinking of TY and I. I don’t know, maybe that’s just the weird person I am. If I ever figure it out, I’ll let you all know!
Number 7: Bright Eyes(Cover) – First day of my life.
Every now and again I’ll find a cover of an original song, come to love that cover of it, then refuse to listen to the original because: the cover is already better to me. Even before I’ve heard the original song.. Yup, told ya I was weird 😉
Anyhow, I found this song through a video of a YouTuber and I loved it right away. However, once I had TY as my boyfriend this song just spoke to me even more than it did before. So this song was actually not first heard on the plane, but actually once I got home. Just like the Lost Stars song, I felt like this one was a bit odd compared to the others. Maybe because it’s a cover, and the way the sound is in the video, nonetheless, I love it. Even now, occasionally I’ll listen to it and love it all over again. It just speaks to me when I think of my relationship.
Maybe one day I’ll turn all of these songs into an actual ‘Mix’ for TY and I to listen to. But for now, it’s just here for all of you and for myself. To never forget a song, and to listen to them all over again until I get sick of ’em 🙂
Thanks for listening, reading and being here with me. I hope you guys liked my little sharing of songs. Maybe you’ll even come to love some of them ^_^
Have a nice weekend guys!! XOXO