ABC Challenge || “A”

Anna Elizabeth on Facebook invited me to share in her ABC music challenge and I’m totally game to join in when I can. It’ll be a great way to help me find something post as I settle into my new job too. Today’s letter is A, so I’ll be posting songs that start with A below according to genre categories as I can find them. ❤

pop/contemporary

Alive by Sia. This song is incredibly personal to me. There have been so many points in my life when I’ve felt beat tp the pulp and left for dead emotionally, mentally, spiritually. But I’ve always tried to keep fighting. So Sia’s lyrics in “Alive” really connected with me. Its a really fight song; fantastic percussion and tempo that makes you want to take up kick-boxing, with delicate piano blended with electropop. And Sia’ voice is just amazing. “I’m still breathing. I’m still breathing. I’m still breathing. I’m alive. I’m alive. I’m alive. I’m alive.”

soundtrack

Almost Home from Finding Dory. I’m obsessed with the Finding Dory soundtrack right now. It stands up well with my long time favorite from Finding Nemo (as does the movie itself.) This is a softer, quiet song with some brief moments of suspense.

classical

Adiemus. I’m going to classify this as classical. XD This is a long time favorite of mine, I remember stumbling over a piece of it as a teenager while on one of those bunny trail-trips through Wikipedia links. The few moments of vocal work stunned me and a few years later I was able to find the full song. It’s very otherworldly and heavenly, tinged with a bittersweetness that’s incredible to listen too.

country instrumental

Autumn Love by Thomas Bergerson. I don’t listen to much country, so I thought I’d make this genre a personal change: either fpr another soundtrack or an independent’s work! I had several candidates for this song, but I chose this one because it’s so sweetly romantic. It’s quiet and blossoming and warm, like the beginning of a new season.

alternative

Always with Me from Spirited Away. This is kind of a freebie genre, so today I’m sharing the peaceful, incredibly memorable and moving song from the end of Spirited Away. It’s far from being my favorite Studio Ghibli movie, but this song as

musicals

The Aristocats from The Aristocats. MY CHILDHOOD. MY CHILDHOOD. MY CHILDHOOD. MY CHILDHOOD. MY CHILDHOOD. I JUST FEEL SO HAPPY LISTENING TO THIS. ❤

~Jamie

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