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Suntag: The Playlist Shuffle Tag

Spooktober is all about scary adventures, so when I saw this tag used by the lovely Beth @ Reading Every Night I thought taking a step out of the usual book tags would qualify as my scary adventure! (What?! I don’t do scary, I don’t do adventures, and I don’t do music when it involves more than singing in the shower or car, so …)

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(I’m still not good at pictures and stuff, no matter how easy Canva makes it!)


#1 List the first 10 songs that come on shuffle (no skipsies)
#2 Then write your favorite lyric (or verse) from that song
#3 Tag others
(I added links to Youtube videos with the song titles)

Mumford and Sons – I Gave You All

How can you say that your truth is better than ours?
Shoulder to shoulder, now brother, we carry no arms
The blind man sleeps in the doorway, his home
If only I had an enemy bigger than my apathy I could have won

Angela Aki – 手紙

I could have translated this, but it would have meant admitting I still understand Japanese and I have been in denial for two years, so I won’t, sorry!

負けないで 泣かないで 消えてしまいそうな時は

Imagine Dragons – I Bet My Life

I’ve been around the world and never in my wildest dreams
Would I come running home to you
I’ve told a million lies but now I tell a single truth
There’s you in everything I do

Goo Goo Dolls – Iris

And I’d give up forever to touch you
‘Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be
And I don’t wanna go home right now

Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger

You have no idea how many times I sang this one at the pub. If you’re lucky, you weren’t there!

Take me to the place where you go
Where nobody knows if it’s night or day
Please don’t put your life in the hands
Of a Rock ‘n’ Roll band
Who’ll throw it all away

The Proclaimers – Let’s Get Married

Is there a message in there, iTunes?

Yeah, it’s just a piece of paper but it says “I Love You”

Fun – We Are Young

So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I’ll carry you home

Taylor Swift – Come Back… Be Here

This is falling in love in the cruelest way,
This is falling for you when you are worlds away.

Pete Townshend cover – Let My Love Open The Door

When everything feels all over
When everybody seems unkind
I’ll give you a four leaf clover
Take all the worry out of your mind

The Fray – How To Save a Life

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

I was curious if a Taylor Swift song was gonna make it. Her entire discography is in iTunes so chances were big. I’m sad Jeff Daniels and The National did not make it, though! Also, no big country music 😦 Maybe next time!

As I was not officially tagged, I won’t tag anyone. If music is your thing or you feel like doing this one, please do!



53 thoughts on “Suntag: The Playlist Shuffle Tag”

    1. It’s a fun tag and at least this Sunday I did not bore everyone by using the same book title to answer questions, haha. I’m not sorry for putting the songs in your head. It could have been worse, Barbie Girl by Aqua was the 11th song!!

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  1. That’s a great tag ! I’m so bad in music history though that I had to click on some songs to recognise them. I do have We Are Young on my phone! I’ve got a new phone this weekend (finally) and I’m still looking for a new song as a ringtone ;-). I’m not going to post my songs because everybody will be like, those songs are from 10 years ago ;-).

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    1. I hesitated a lot before doing this tag because it felt weird to share something on a subject I don’t know much about. I’m not a big music fan, I love songs and artists and I can belt out bad tunes, but music is not my thing. In the end, it was fun. iTunes was nice to me and did not choose Blame it on the Boogie, haha! I have so many old songs, don’t worry, you are not the only one. I feel music in the old days was better, with the exception of a few singers/groups. I need to change my phone, the iPhone is dying. Today it erased half my pictures and a few apps… The nice thing when you get a new one is to cram it with your favorite stuff! 🙂

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      1. You did great on the tag and it doesn’t show at all that you’re no expert in music ;-). It’s just that I don’t take the time to update my music regularly (I listen to the radio more). But now I’ve added at least a few songs on my new phone. Last song I’ve added was Don’t Be Shy from Imany. Thing is that I often have my ‘favorite’ songs but now I kind of forgot what they are :-).


  2. I haven’t heard Oasis forever! Fun tag. I am afraid mine would probably be all Pink Floyd, Rage Against the Machine, Sublime, and some Tom Petty or Fleetwood Mac. I only really listen in the car right now and haven’t bothered to switch it up haha.


  3. Ohh I love what songs came up on your iPod for this tag! More than a few of them are on mine as well.
    I am a huge Taylor Swift fan, I have all of her songs on my iPod and Come Back…Be Here is one of my favourites of hers (though admittedly I have a few). I LOVE Imagine Dragons and Mumford and Sons, and Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls and How to Save a Life by The Fray are two of my all-time favourite songs as well. I’m definitely going to need to go and listen to a few of these, especially after the song lyrics you posted as well! 😀


    1. Whenever I talk about Taylor Swift songs, I get mocking comments, I’m glad to know I’m not the only one enjoying her music! 🙂 My favorites are Last Kiss, Stay Stay Stay (love singing that one in the car, I get weird looks from other drivers, haha!) .. wait, I can’t make a list, there are too many. I was so gutted when Mumford and Sons came to France and I couldn’t get tickets. I had lots of fun with this tag, thank you 😘

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      1. No, I love Taylor Swift, honestly I listen to at least one of her songs on my iPod every day! 😀
        I’m the same I enjoy singing Stay Stay Stay, if I’m on my own at least. Unfortunately most of the time I’m listening to music I’m on the train so it’s never a good idea to sing aloud there!
        Oh that must have sucked. We have a few concerts in London I’ve been gutted I’ve never been able to attend, I think the main one was Imagine Dragons last year!


  4. What an interesting tag! I’ve never seen it around the blogosphere.
    The only music I have on my phone is through the Spotify app, so I’m not sure how I would go about shuffling music on there, since there are so many different playlists. Recently, I’ve been listening to music from all over Latin America, so It would be all in Spanish, which would not make for a fun fag for most people lol, since they won’t be able to understand it. x)


  5. Oh, this is a great tag and some great songs there in that shuffle 🙂
    I may have a go at this one but knowing my iTunes list, I have stuff I haven’t listened to much, yet, so finding the favorite line(s) could become time consuming! 😀
    Defo going on Goo Goo Dolls hunt on Youtube for the night though… nostalgic!


    1. This time again, I thought the tag would take me less than 30 minutes… How naive of me, haha! It took me forever to find Youtube videos and I had to listen to every song to choose the lyrics.

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  6. I think you just turned me into an Angela Aki-fan :D. I love women who can play the piano and sing with it, all while going for the no-nonsense look at the same time. OH, and she has a beautiful voice as well, of course xD. Oasis was my favourite band when I was still a teenager. I still play Don’t Look Back in Anger on my piano occasionally :3. Loved how this song was sung by Noel instead of Liam <3.

    Now…The Proclaimers actually have a song that's called 'Let’s Get Married'??! OMFG, I'm sending the link to my husband right now!!! Our wedding was accompanied by their 500 miles song for 75% of the day :D. My dad gave me away while they played the song, then it played while we were putting our signatures AND while walking away again together. After that, it was on repeat for 3 hours :D. It was a reference to How I Met Your Mother but hardly anyone got it of course ;). So this song is just so fittingly awesome!!


    1. Soooo happy to hear that! Her voice is beautiful and she sings in both English and Japanese. This song has a special meaning for me so I was so happy when it came up on shuffle 🙂 I heard my crush sing Don’t Look Back in Anger at the pub once and it will now forever be a favorite 😀 (and I still have a video of that night’s singing ❤ xD) The Proclaimers have some of the best titles ever, it's so fun. 500 MILES!!! The DT song ❤ My all time favorite is Life with You. Haha, it's a brilliant song for a wedding, great choice! What, they used it in HIMYM?? I stopped watching before seeing this!

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      1. YES! I noticed that while looking for more YouTube videos of her :D. So cool! Haha! Sweet Oasis memories it is! (and with video material to prove it as well, damn! xD) . OMG, I didn’t even know the link between the song and David Tennant, this makes it ever better!! Oh noooes!! It’s when Marshall and Ted go on a roadtrip and the cassette with only 500 miles on it gets stuck in the car’s cassette player 😀 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuL42OyZjYs


    1. It’s really fun and it’s so interesting to compare everyone’s choices 🙂
      I Bet My Life puts me in such a fantastic mood, when I have a bad day, I listen to it on repeat 🙂

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