30 Day Music Challenge


In May I shared my 30 Day Movie Challenge, which listed 30 categories of my movie favorites. Having enjoyed making such a list, I did it again and recently completed the 30 Day Music Challenge to name a song per category each day for one month.

To listen to the songs, check out the Spotify playlist at the bottom.


Song I Like With a Color in the Title: “Green Onions” – Booker T. & the M.G.’s

Song With a Number in the Title: “14 Cheerleader Coldfront” – Guided By Voices

Song That Reminds Me of Summertime: “This DJ” – Warren G

Song That Reminds Me of Someone I’d Rather Forget About: “1979” – The Smashing Pumpkins

Song That needs To Be Played Loud: “My Name Is Jonas” – Weezer


Song That Makes Me Want To Dance: “Baby, I’m a Star” – Prince

Song to Drive To: “Ezy Ryder” – Jimi Hendrix

Song About Drugs or Alcohol: “What Good Can Drinkin’ Do” – Janis Joplin

Song That Makes Me Happy: “Send Me On My Way” – Rusted Root

Song That Makes Me Sad: “Fatal Wound” – Uncle Tupelo


Song of Which I Never Tire: “Save It for Later” – The English Beat

Song from 2011 that I Love: “Believer” – John Maus

One of My Favorite Songs from the ’70s: “54-46 Was My Number” – Toots & The Maytals

Song To Play at Wedding: “No Surrender” – Bruce Springsteen


Song That Is a Cover of Another Artist: “Nothing Compares 2 U” – Sinéad O’Connor

Song from a Movie: “Lookin’ for Love” – Johnny Lee (Urban Cowboy)

Song by My Favorite Artist: “Left of the Dial” – The Replacements

Song from the Year I Was Born: “Sex Beat” – The Gun Club

Song That Makes Me Think About Life: “Feed Jake” – Pirates of the Mississippi


Song That Reminds Me of My Mom: “Proud Mary” – Ike and Tina Turner

Song With a Person’s Name in the Title: “Donald and Lydia” – John Prine

Song That Motivates Me: “Turnstile” – Hot Water Music

Song Everybody Should Listen To: “At the Crossroads” – Sir Douglas Quintet

Song By a Band I Wish Was Still Together: “Simple Song” – Avail


Song By an Artist No Longer Living: “In My Hour of Darkness” – Gram Parsons

Song That Makes Me Want To Fall in Love: “Mystifies Me” – Son Volt

Song That Breaks My Heart: “Daisy Glaze” – Big Star

Song By an Artist with a Voice I Love: “Non, je ne regrette rien” – Edith Piaf

Song I Remember From My Childhood: “With a Little Help From My Friends” – Joe Cocker

Song That Reminds me of Myself: “Look Back and Laugh” – Minor Threat


Song My Dad Will Ask “Where’s ‘Maybe I’ve Been a Fool’?” If It’s Not on the List: “Don’t Close Your Eyes” – Keith Whitley

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