Good background music for like, jumping up and down

I liked her first single.

I am LOVING her second single.

Who knows what will happen when I hear her third one.



Not like that kind of cranked. Like, cranked up on the stereo. And by stereo I mean CAR stereo. On a Friday when I’m on my way home to start the weekend. Or when I’m headed to meet my friends for a night out.

If my life was a movie, this song would totally be playing over the montage of my Friday, from leaving work to before, during and after Friends Friday. Or Saturday, whichever night we happen to do something fun that weekend. Irrelevant. It’s awesome.

And is it just me or does it kind of make you want to jump a little? Or at least play tennis?

This is what I want

Remember how I told you about how I’m all independent and whatnot? That doesn’t mean I don’t still want what this song’s talking about – that feeling of when you’re in a new relationship or about to start one and you don’t want anything to mess it up. Just a kiss is all you need, no drama, do what you need to do to make it work, because you like this guy and you hope he sticks around.

Seriously I am crazy-addicted to this song right now and have decided I’m pretty much at the point where I love anything and everything Lady Antebellum does.

They’re so lusty

I heart me some Maroon Five. In fact, I’m pretty sure I was the first person I know who loved them. Meaning I heard their song in the car and downloaded it off Limewire and got everybody else hooked. I mean, I downloaded it…legally..

But yeah. All their songs are amazing, really. I can’t name one I hate. On account of there isn’t one.

Their new one, though? Kind of weird, but lusty, as usual. And I am not attracted at all to Jagger, especially considering some of these lyrics. But Mr. Levine? You sir are another story. 😉

day 23 – a song that you want to play at your wedding

I’m not known to be the girliest of girls. Like, for a long time – and still most of the time now – I didn’t carry a purse. Too much to worry about.

I don’t have anything pierced and I don’t wear any jewelry. I’ll wear a wedding ring, but to be completely honest – the engagement ring part is negotiable. But I’ll wait and discuss that with Mr. Future Fiancee, a.k.a. Alex Skaarsgard.

True Blood. Eric Northman. Look it up.

Hey. A girl can dream, right?

One of the more girly things I have done/do do (doodoo. ha. i’m five.) is think about my future wedding. A lot. I know what I want it to look like, where I want it to be and most of the other details, including the song I want to dance with him to after we’re married.

I don’t care if we already have a song, this is the one I want. I’ve wanted it for a long, long time. And you’re not gonna change my mind.

Don’t know of Dave Barnes? Well you should. Because his song, “Nothin’ Fancy” is one of the sweetest songs I’ve ever heard and if it isn’t played at my wedding, I’ll give you all a dollar.

day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere

I like where I live, and with the exception of college and the couple years after I graduated, I’ve always lived here, in Louisville.

If I had to live anywhere else? There’s a very good chance it’d be Mandeville, Jamaica.

So when I got to the sixth day of this 30 Day Song Challenge, I knew the perfect song to choose.

Day 6 – Song that reminds you of somewhere.

I’ve been to Jamaica twice. And the scenery, the people and the feeling I get when I’m there are like nothing I’ve ever found anywhere else. When I’m there, I’m happy. I mean, I’m happy here, of course, but things are different there. It’s hard to explain.

I have so many good memories from my trips to Jamaica.

And that’s what this song reminds me of.

A little backstory? This last time we went – in 2009 – we spent a lot of time on a bus, going to various tourist spots, church activities and to our respective homes each night. We listened to the same CD pretty much every time and by the end of the week – much to the dismay of a couple of the chaperones (not Sara or me, we loved it) the American contingent of the passenger group had learned all the words to a song our Jamaican friends already knew well.

Those trips bring us together. We share experiences and those bus rides were just part of them.

And it never fails to make me smile when I think of all of us, our church group and our Jamaican family, singing this song every single day, sometimes to each other, sometimes as we looked out the window and took it all in and wished a week was a lot longer.

Jah Cure, “Call on Me.” A song that will forever remind me of an amazing country and the equally amazing people I met there.

P.S. Missed the first five days? No worries. Day 1. Day 2. Day 3. Day 4. Day 5.