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Songs That Shaped Me

Hi Guys,

As I mentioned in last week's post, this is going to be a continuation of a series that I'm holding throughout the month. Last week I wrote about books that shaped me and this I'm going to be talking about songs that have made a difference to my life! It was really great re listening to some of these so have put on your favourite playlist, grab some salty foods, and enjoy the post...  

You Matter to Me from Waitress- This is a relatively new song for me, I think I discovered it a couple of months ago. The whole musical is very beautiful (I think Waitress was one of the most under rated soundtracks of last year) and this song is no exception! My favourite line from it is from the spoken bit, where she says 'I hope you become addicted to saying things and having them matter to someone'. That line always makes me feel quite emotional- I'm usually a wreck by the end!- and it has changed the way I look at things. The whole moral of it is that you shouldn't settle for something that isn't right for you and that everybody deserves to feel valued. Those lessons are something I've started to apply to my own life and it's been a very successful couple of months. 

This Will be Our Year by The Zombies- 'And I won't forget the way you held me up when I was down' is definitely the best lyric. I translate it as the fact that it's always important to remember who was there for you. Overall, I think the song has definitely had an effect on me in ways other than that. I first heard it on 'The Middle' and that's what encouraged me to start to play the ukulele: which is obviously great! As well as that, it encourages me to have hope for the future so I listen to it when I need a bit of cheering up.

I'm Not Okay (I Promise) by My Chemical Romance- I was ten when I heard this song for the first time and it was my sister who played me it. To be honest, it's a bit of an explicit song to have on for someone of that age but I learnt all of the words anyway! The one that sounds deepest when you quote it is, 'I told you time and time again, you sing the words but don't know what it means'; you can interpret that any way you like! The way that I'm Not Okay mostly effected my life was that it was the starting point for my guilty pleasure listening to emo music. I judge myself when I do it but I don't even care!

Reach by S Club 7- From MCR, to something completely different! I believe that this is one of the first songs that I have vivid memories of listening to. 'Reach' and 'Bring it all back' were pretty much the tunes of my childhood. As you can guess, that lead to an amazing time. The lyrics are actually quite inspirational too (I would really advise listening to more S Club because it will light up your weekend!) It's such a cheesy song but I still love it and I honestly don't think I could ever get sick of it.

They're all the one's I'm going to be mentioning today. Tell me in the comments if you've heard any of these and what you thought about them. Don't forget to add me to your circles so I can be at 200 followers by the October. Have a fantastic week!

Thanks for Reading


  1. It's nice to see what songs you've being inspired by. I've not really thought of it before.

    Abby |

  2. I hadn't even considered it before this, but I found it really interesting to think about! xox


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