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Most of us have some sort of connection to music—whether it be playing an instrument or two, singing in a choir or even just listening to the radio. So, here’s your challenge today:
What music do you like? How has it influenced you?
You can go about this numerous ways. Record your favorite songs and artists now and/or throughout your life. Explain why you love music and how it affects your mood. Tell about instruments you’ve played and why you love it. Recount experiences from choirs you’ve sung in. And, if you’re completely un-musical, you can record about that and why!
Remember, there are numerous ways to complete these challenges! Go here if you need some more ideas about how to complete them!
What Rachel did:
I wrote a lot of journaling with this layout so I could share my thoughts about how music has influenced me from childhood thru today.
Credits: Page Builder #11 by Albums to Remember Paper and Embellishments from Music Melody Scrap kit by Twin Moms. Pictures by Rachel.
What Laura did:
I have to admit, I listen mostly to country music, but I could listen to just about anything (except for RAP). Whenever I am in the car, I HAVE to listen to music. Most of time, I plug in my phone and listen to the music on my playlist, but there are days when I'm looking for a new song, or just want a change of pace from the songs I listen to all the time and switch to what is playing on the radio.
So, for the challenge, I'm going to list the songs that are constantly played from my playlist, and then I'm going to list songs from the 70's, 80's, and 90's that I've enjoyed listening to over the years. Many of them bring back a special memory (don't you just love that certain songs do that).
· American Honey - Lady Antebellum
· Anyway - Martina McBride
· Beautiful Day - Lee DeWyze
· The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
· Breakeven - The Script
· Colder Weather - Zac Brown Band
· Come on Get Higher - Matt Nathanson
· Dream Big - Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband
· Hallelujah - The Canadian Tenors
· Hello World - Lady Antebellum
· The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
· I Am .... I Said - Neil Diamond
· I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
· It's Only Life - Kate Voegele
· Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri
· Johnny and June - Heidi Newfield
· Keep Breathing - Ingrid Michaelson
· Keep Holding On – Glee
· Little Miss – Sugarland
· Pie Jesu - Marie Osmond
· Rhythm of Love - Plain White T's
· Say - John Mayer
· The Scientist – Coldplay
· A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
· 1234 – Feist
And now the songs over the years ...
Songs from the 1970's
· Dancing Queen – Abba
· You're So Vain - Carly Simon
· Grease - Frankie Vallie
· Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
· How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
· Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain and Tennille
· You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
· I Just Want to be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
· Escape (the Pina Colada song) - Rupert Holmes
· Even Now - Barry Mannilow
Songs from the 1980's
· Take on Me – aHa
· Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles
· The Tide is High – Blondie
· In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
· I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
· Life in a Northern Town - Dream Academy
· Faithfully – Journey
· Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
· Toy Soldiers – Martika
· Send Me an Angel - Real Life
· Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
· Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
· Nobody - Sylvia
Songs from the 1990's
· My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
· Nothing Compares to You - Sinead O'Connor
· Give it Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
· Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
· Everybody Hurts – REM
· Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
· Walk on the Ocean - Toad the Wet Sprocket
· Dreams – Cranberries
· I'll Stand by You
I hope you've enjoyed reading through my lists. Do any of these songs bring back memories for you?
What I did:
I recorded some of my thoughts about the music I’ve listened to growing up and now—and how/when I listen(ed) to it. I typed them up and put them on this digital layout.
Credits: Fonts: Wish I Were Taller (title), CK Ali’s Handwriting (sub-title), Spicy Sushi Roll (journaling). All other elements and papers made by me.
It took quite awhile to do this! I googled top music hits of the times I wanted in order to remember some of the artists I haven’t thought about for awhile. Then I went through the CD’s we have to jog my memory as well. Though I did it this way, you can always just do whatever comes to your mind to make it quicker.
I made this layout into a jpg for you to download if you’d like to use it. You can import it into any scrapbooking program and put journaling and/or pictures on top of it.
Also, a Fast Form for anyone who wants to do this a little quicker! Please make sure you are a follower of the blog (via GFC) if you’d like to use the freebies! Click on the pictures to download whichever one(s) you want.
Now I challenge you to record about music in your life!