Throw Back Thursday

Life’s A Bitch by Shooter

Today is Thursday and I gladly pick Life’s A Bitch from Shooter as our #ThrowBackThursday. Who knew this song from Dawson’s Creek tv series, like me? To be honest, I don’t really remember the story of Dawson’s Creek, but I do remember some songs from this series, like Feels Like Home from Chantal Kreviazuk, I Don’t Want To Wait from Paula Cole, or Ready For A Fall from P.J. Olsen.

Of all the other fabulous songs, I decided Life’s A Bitch as our #TBT because, in case you need a little motivation to keep moving passing this week, well, this one has “uplifting mood” tunes and you can also join Luciana Caporaso to sing the lyric wholeheartedly. So, here, just press the play button and have a nice Thursday, folk!

Ika

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Say It Isn’t So by Bon Jovi

I could spend hours in vain just to pick one of my favourite songs from Bon Jovi. But, this is not only about which one is my favourite. It’s about our #ThrowBackThursday so I could narrow the defining factor in picking just one of Bon Jovi’s song. And it’s Say It Isn’t So. The song appears in Bon Jovi’s seventh studio album, Crush, which out in 2000. This is what I like about Bon Jovi in general, and this song in particular, they can create a broken heart song without sounding whiny. Because, sometimes, you just want to laugh at the pain, not always drown in it. Alright, let’s press the play button and sing this song wholeheartedly!

Ika

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Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers

The perk of having a big brother is, you, almost positively, have a wide access to a lot of alternative rock bands. At least, that is what happen to me. My brother loves Red Hot Chili Peppers and, back to the late 90’s where buying cassettes were a secondary need for teenagers, he played their cassette every day. And because I love following him around, I began to acquaintance with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ music.

In our #ThrowBackThursday this time, I’d like to share one of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ song that I like and remind me of my teenage era, Californication 🙂 Taken from their 7th album with the same tittle for the album, I used to like Californication for its slow down, slightly sad melody. But once I began to understand the English language, I realized that this song is actually have a deep meaning. Now, let’s hit the play button bellow and give some time to relax and listen to one of the hit single in 90’s 🙂

Ika

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Everything You Want by Vertical Horizon

Since we’re in the spirit of #ThrowBackThursday galore, we’d like to share another favorite song from 1999. This time it is Everything You Want from the alternative rock band from Washington D.C, Vertical Horizon.

Just a couple hours ago, out of nowhere, we sang one of the famous lyrics from Vertical Horizon while we did our work, “I am everything you want, I am everything you need, I am everything inside of you that you wish you could be…” and whooozzz my mind swept back into my teenage era. Yes, I grew up with Everything You Want album from Vertical Horizon. For me, the album is so easy listening and singable. I love both Matt Scannell and Keith Kane’s voice and the way they deliver the emotion in every song, that is why I think this album is singable. Also, the melody in every song feels just in a right amount, making it sounds effortlessly good. No wonder, this album could bring Vertical Horizon name soared into the music industry.

Actually, I have  a hard time to decide which songs that I want to put as my #TBT since I love You’re a God, Everything You Want, Finding Me, Miracle, or Shackled. In fact, I need to listen to the whole album before deciding Everything You Want as my #TBT. Hope you enjoy this song as much as I am 🙂

Ika

 

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Imitation of Life by R.E.M

Raise your hand if you immediately sing,

That’s sugarcane that tasted good
That’s cinnamon, that’s Hollywood
C’mon, c’mon no one can see you try

If you did, high five with me 🙂 Though Imitation of Life came from the 12th album of R.E.M, Reveal, this one was the first single I knew from them. The song itself released in 2001. And rightly after that, I dig any other R.E.M songs. I still remember the music video for Imitation of Life, there’s a pool party where people action move backward and forward over and over again.

Whenever I listen to this song, there’s an ache in my heart, a pang of sadness, all mix with the yearning feeling of my memory in early 2000’s. Maybe because since the first intro, when the cello follow the guitar, then Stipe’s sings the lyrics, all I feel is a lonely feeling. Even the tambourine beats sounds lonely. Not to mention the whole lyrics. Well, growing up seemed so scary since then, that’s probably why the sad nostalgic feeling come whenever I heard this song. Still, Imitation of Life is one of my favorite 2000’s songs and I want you to listen to it too. So, press the play button and let’s get nostalgic together 🙂

Ika

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Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden

Savage Garden is a king of a long lasting romantic songs. The combination of Daren Hayes’ smooth voice and the superb talent of Daniel Jones as the instrumentalist make this Australian duo create a lot of songs that bring warmth to our heart and, sometime, tears of joy :’)

Today, in our #ThrowBackThursday, I pick one of their well known songs, Truly Madly Deeply. I believe if you are the 90’s kid or darling, you’ll find yourself sing along with Savage Garden once you hit the play button. But, if you haven’t heard this song, drop everythig and just press the play button now. I hope the sweetness of this song will bring you warmth and a happy feeling wherever you are.

Ika

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100 Years by Five For Fighting

It’s “Throw Back Thursday” time!

I pick one of Five For Fighting’s hit singles, 100 Years, as my #TBT. This song reminds me of my Junior High School era. I remember my friend lent me his album, The Battle for Everything. I like his music right away; for its piano tune, harmonica melody, a touch of rock guitar, and a melancholic tones that, even at that time, I knew I would feel slightly blue to listen to the album again in the future–and I proved it right when I listen to If God Made You. 

I think I always an easy-to-get-worry kind a person, even when I was still a teenager. That is probably why I like 100 Years more than the other songs. Aside from the lyrics, 100 Years’ melody is addictive, the piano tunes stand up along with the cello and the drums. Also, Ondrasik has a manly, soothing voice, and he sings the song effortlessly, it calm you. Once you know this song, it stucks in your mind and you’ll find it hard to resist to sing along. Here, press the play button below and let’s sing or (humming) together!

Ika

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