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Old 10-30-2008, 07:47 AM
 
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We all have our favorite songs but it's that one song you hear on the radio in the car that made you cry or made you pound your head back and forth in agreement which made you say, "That's it!!"

My favorite is "Numb by Linkin Park." I like everything about that song cause I can relate. Most importantly though it ROCKS!!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Only one song.....Days on the road by the Little River Band. They weren't tough times really, it just summed up my life at the time, tight knit group I worked with during the day, we all hug together at night at clubs and when one of us got transfered to another part of the country the rest soon followed. Like a family sharing the good times and bad.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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I have 3.

Break Stuff by Limp Bizkit
Killing in the Name Of by Rage Against the Machine
Trust by Megadeth
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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OMG soooo many to choose from....Music is incorporated in every part of my life but if I had to pick I'd have to say.........Breakdown by Seether......http://www.metrolyrics.com/breakdown...s-seether.html
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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Ok, never mind.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Rearranged by Limp Bizkit
Whatever by Godsmack


There's nothing like angry young men music when you're upset
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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I actually can't answer the thread's question, and I don't want to hijack the thread, but I had a related insight / question.

I have this thing happen where, whenever I have a rough time, I'm obviously still listening to music. I assume most of us still listen to music at least on a weekly basis, no matter how great or bad our lives are going. Well, the issue is, if I listened to a song during a particularly bad period of my life, it's basically ruined for me. I'm not sure if it's forever, but at least for 5 years. At least. I can still remember certain songs from 7-8 years ago, up to 9 years ago (not beyond that, but I never remember a bad period if time before 9 years ago either), and if I hear those songs now I (and this is rare for me) lose objectivity. Instead of thinking, "Oh yes, this is a great song, one I have heard many times, and if I had to rate it musically it would be a 9 out of 10," I think, "Oh god, yeah, 2 years ago, my mom had just died of cancer, I heard this song on the radio, I downloaded it, must have heard it 20 times," and that's that. I can't listen to it anymore. If it's far enough back, and the events that were bad at the time don't seem bad to me anymore, the song regains some of its luster. Like if what I thought was a big deal at the time seems silly to me now, but that's not going to happen with some life events. It's kind of sad to me because it means entire parts of my music library are basically ruined. Even songs with associated good memories may have some negative elements to them. But once a song is bound, it's bound, good or bad. Even if I listen to an old favorite, during a bad time, it won't create bad associations, oddly enough. Only if the first time I heard the song was during that bad period, or during a good period. I know that sounds strange, but I can vividly recall details of certain songs and when I first heard them played, and that makes some really great songs (essentially) permanently ruined. It's almost so bad that if my life isn't good at that point, I want to avoid all music so this doesn't happen, because it's a shame for numerous really great songs to be ruined by something subjective, something emotional, rather than the objective reality of the song.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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If Wierd Al did it I have a hard time taking it seriously anymore, oh and the song Higher....keep hearing Elmer Fudd....lol
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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I actually can't answer the thread's question, and I don't want to hijack the thread, but I had a related insight / question.

I have this thing happen where, whenever I have a rough time, I'm obviously still listening to music. I assume most of us still listen to music at least on a weekly basis, no matter how great or bad our lives are going. Well, the issue is, if I listened to a song during a particularly bad period of my life, it's basically ruined for me. I'm not sure if it's forever, but at least for 5 years. At least. I can still remember certain songs from 7-8 years ago, up to 9 years ago (not beyond that, but I never remember a bad period if time before 9 years ago either), and if I hear those songs now I (and this is rare for me) lose objectivity. Instead of thinking, "Oh yes, this is a great song, one I have heard many times, and if I had to rate it musically it would be a 9 out of 10," I think, "Oh god, yeah, 2 years ago, my mom had just died of cancer, I heard this song on the radio, I downloaded it, must have heard it 20 times," and that's that. I can't listen to it anymore. If it's far enough back, and the events that were bad at the time don't seem bad to me anymore, the song regains some of its luster. Like if what I thought was a big deal at the time seems silly to me now, but that's not going to happen with some life events. It's kind of sad to me because it means entire parts of my music library are basically ruined. Even songs with associated good memories may have some negative elements to them. But once a song is bound, it's bound, good or bad. Even if I listen to an old favorite, during a bad time, it won't create bad associations, oddly enough. Only if the first time I heard the song was during that bad period, or during a good period. I know that sounds strange, but I can vividly recall details of certain songs and when I first heard them played, and that makes some really great songs (essentially) permanently ruined. It's almost so bad that if my life isn't good at that point, I want to avoid all music so this doesn't happen, because it's a shame for numerous really great songs to be ruined by something subjective, something emotional, rather than the objective reality of the song.
I hear ya....but if you listen to a song that "gets you through" a bad time....wouldn't that song bring back good thoughts? When you overcome something it feels great......
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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I've never had a song get me through a tough time, haha, only my inner strength. So I don't really like dwelling on the past that much and the song only brings back those negative memories. If the wound is healed, it's like examining the wound. I just go, "Hmm, yeah, I remember when I was listening to that song." Then I click off it. If it's still painful, I get annoyed and frustrated it came up and pissed off, because now I'm going to be thinking about it for a few minutes at least.

I don't tend to come back to music all that much fortunately. I play something out, then I'm done with it. That's not always true but it's true a lot. I'll listen to a song 20, 30, 50 times in a few weeks, then I will hear it 5 more times in the next year, haha.
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