playlist profiles 1 // Eilidh molloy
Updated: Nov 10, 2018
In order to really know someone, you need to know their favourite songs. Within the past few years I've noticed how vastly different each of my friends music tastes are, and feel that their most played songs are truly a reflection of their personality.
What I've also discovered, perhaps naively, is that there is so much music out there that I'm completely unaware of, and as this blog usually only features my favourite songs, I thought it would be interesting to feature those of some extremely different people.
First up: my sister, aspiring dancer and all round annoyance to me. I probably know all her favourite songs from hearing her scream them through the wall throughout my entire childhood, HOWEVER, I'm still allowing her to feature on my blog. #bigcareer.
As a performing arts student, my sister has spent the majority of her life with music as not only a pastime or a background sound, but as part of her education and future career.
SO without further ado, here is her playlist profile:
What song stands out from the first album you ever bought?
How could I forget this song! Although I didn't technically buy the album as I must have only been about six years old, it was the first album that I ever owned. Don’t Stop Movin from the Album Don’t Stop Movin by S Club 7. I can still remember all the lyrics now. I would listen to this song over and over again and dance around to it in my bedroom. It’s so upbeat and fun. I also think there is a great story within the lyrics about love and what sounds like a smashing night out.
A song that played at the best gig you've ever been to:
I have never been to a gig. I enjoy listening to music from many artists but have never felt so much passion towards an artist in particular to go and watch them only for a whole night.
Your current favourite/most played song:
Thursday by Jess Glynne. I feel that there is a lot of contrast within this song. In parts it can be very relaxed and calm and other points I feel that it is upbeat. So it can be listened to at many different occasions. I could even listen to it while on a run. I believe I can feel the story she is telling through her voice and I enjoy the build throughout the song.
Your all time favourite song
Ugly Heart by G.R.L. This song has a good beat throughout, something to wake you up in the morning or motivate a workout, vibe to, chill with your friends. Or warm you up on a cold night. The beat is fast paced so it's good to listen to while you’re out an about and still be able to walk to the beat of the music without having to slow down. I feel like the song is always above 80% effort. Also I enjoy that it’s a group of girls coming together against a good looking prick by the sounds of things.
A song you really hate or don't understand the hype over:
Happy by Pharrell Williams. I think this is the most annoying song EVER and it makes me feel the opposite of happy when I listen to it. It’s just all on one level, boring, monotone. It’s a bit like when you go to order dessert and they only have cheesecake but you actually wanted chocolate fudge brownie sensation. I just imagine terrible DAD DANCING and clapping along to this horrible horrible tune. VILE.
Your favourite 'guilty pleasure' song. A.K.A a song you personally love but are slightly ashamed of as you know it's not 'cool':
Tomorrow Is a Latter Day from The Book of Mormon. I guess I would say this, however I’m not ashamed to say it because it’s a fabulous song, but I don’t think it’s a song most of my friends listen to. It’s so quiet and slow in the beginning and the BAM! Out of nowhere it goes crazy 100%, full energy.
Put your phone on shuffle and tell me the first song that comes on:
I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker – Sandi Thom. I like singing along to this one. I think we’ve all got to admit this is an old banger. But we all feel that emotion when we listen to it. Interesting also as it’s only accompanied by percussion, so it feels very quiet behind the words. Gives more of an opportunity for the words to have meaning.
A song that makes you want to dance/that you would go crazy if you heard on a night out: There’s many songs that make me crazy on the dance floor on a Saturday night, but the two that came to mind first were I Wanna Dance With Somebody and Reach for the Stars. Major throwback, but these classics get everyone up on the dance floor. I think it’s something to do with the fact everyone knows all the words. Just absolute classics bringing the whole of the five towns together on silks dance floor every Saturday night.
If your life was a movie, what would you want the first song of the credits to be?
Dancing by Kylie Minogue. I’m a dancer, so it had to be really. It’s upbeat, fun. and it's all about dancing. Have a listen.
A song you listen to when you're pissed off:
I Got the Sun in the Morning – from Annie Get your Gun. I don’t really listen to any song in particular when I’m pissed off. However I suggest to people that they should listen to this and remind themselves what’s actually important.
A song you listen to when you're sad:
Love Myself – Blake McGrath. It’s kind of deep but it’s got a good beat so it can turn my frown upside down and remind me that I love myself. I can go from being sad to jumping up and down dancing in my bedroom to this banger.
A song you listen to that puts you in a good mood:
To lift spirits I usually just play Apple Music’s All Day Dance Party playlist on shuffle. There's a few good songs on this at the moment; Mama Look at Me Now, Polaroid. Sunday Morning. OR musical theatre songs. Maybe something from Hairspray. Anything upbeat.
Your go to karaoke song (even if you don't do karaoke):
Reaper by Sia. I reckon it's an unusual karaoke choice but I think it’s chill, people can vibe to it. And I know all the words, which is unusual for me because I usually make them up as I go. Never understood how people pick up lyrics so easily. I think I listen to the music more than the words.
A song you wish you could see performed live:
I have no answer for this as. Probably more likely a musical theatre song but nothing springs to mind.
A song that you loved/was important to you growing up:
I’ve gotta go my own way – High School Musical (obvs). To be honest, anything from High School Musical because lets me be honest who didn’t live for this as a kid.
Sk8er Boy – Avril Lavigne.
What the Hell – Avril (again). Head banging to these, thinking you could relate even though you were about eight years old.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
Lost at Sea – Matoma.
So, here is the first Playlist Profile (not including Happy by Pharrell obviously).