After going MIA for a month, I’m back with two music tags by Annie from evening tea musings! Annie covers wide range of topics within her tea world so if you’re bored or is a fan of Kpop, anime, poem or anything that just want to make you feel relaxed, and entertained at the same time… you know where to go.
Without further ado, let’s start with the first tag: Me and Music Tag
(1) Link back to the original (Sophie @ Me and Ink) so she can see your answers and listen to the tunes.
(2) For every prompt you choose to do, name 1-5 songs (you can use Sophie’s graphics).
(3) Have fun and play your music LOUD!
It’s a Love Story (your favourite songs about love)
Alright, I’m gonna be completely honest here: I rarely actively search for songs, so most of the times, I’m replaying the songs in my list until a new one is recommended to me by my friends or I hear it in the radio.
Sing It With Me by JP Cooper and Astrid S has this relaxing and fun vibe to it especially with the light hearted tempo and the duet’s soft-rough tone’s contrast. It’s just… fun to listen, vibe, and whistle with it.
this is how you fall in love by Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutter with their wholesome and smooth duet.
Round and Round by Heize ft Han Soo Ji, an original OST in the Korean tv drama “Goblin”. I’d like to interpret the round and round part as to the fate that entangle the male and female protagonist, on how they sometimes ended up apart between two worlds but in the end—they are always united.
There For You by Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan.
Let’s Get Down to Business (songs that motivate you)
Fight Song by Rachel Plattern: “I might only have one match, but I can make an explosion.“
Try Everything by Shakira: “No, I won’t give in ’till I reach the end… then I’ll start again.“
This is Me by Keala Settle (and The Greatest Showsman Ensemble): “Look out ’cause here I come. And I’m marching on to the beat I drum.”
Shut Up and Dance (songs you have to dance to)
Shut Up and Dance by WALK THE MOON.
High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco.
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! by Justin Timberlake.
Thunder by Imagine Dragons.
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.
Verge by Owl City feat Aloe Blacc.
Day Dreaming by Jack & Jack.
Medicine by New Hope Club.
Perfect Places by Lorde (Hibell Remix)
Upbeat rhythm (✓). Beats that drop and rise (✓). Vibes (✓).
If This Was a Movie (favourite songs from movies/tv/broadway)
To The Top by Twin Shadow. An oddly satisfying ending song for an amazing journey of Paper Towns movie.
Great Summer by Vance Joy. A terribly nostalgic and country-like song for an unforgettable road trip, which just sets off the vibe in Paper Towns movie.
All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, from Black Panther.
Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede, from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Sunflower by Post Marlone and Swae Lee, from the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
In The Stars by ONE OK ROCK feat Kiiara, from the Japanese movie “Fortuna’s Eyes” which adds much depth to the theme of destiny between the two protagonists.
Is There Still Anything that Love Can Do? by RADWIMPS, which perfectly portrays the helplessness of the main protagonist and his struggle between the fate of the world, and the love he harbours inside his heart. From the anime movie “Weathering with You”.
Writer in the Dark (favourite lyrics from songs)
The Other Side by Hugh Jackman, from The Greatest Showsman: “Forget the cage cause we know how to make the key.“
From the talks of being locked inside a cage to making their own keys, breaking free and achieving what’s seemingly impossible, this part of the lyrics capture the characters development real well.
Must Have Been The Wind by Alec Benjamin: “We can talk about the noise, when you’re ready, but till then I say, “It must have been the wind, must have been the wind.“
I didn’t know you can literally tell stories through lyrics. It’s shocking, yet beautiful.
Older by Sasha Sloan: “It just hadn’t hit me yet. The older I get.“
Things change when childhood shift to adulthood, one phase to another, and this lyrics capture it well.
Always remember us this way (songs that remind you of your childhood)
Glad You Came by The Wanted: “The sun goes down, the stars come out. And all that counts is here and now.“
This is one of the hit songs when I was about 12; and, since back then we didn’t have smartphones yet, it’s the few songs that I somehow have in my phone. I’d play it through earphones and share half of it with a friend of mine sitting next to me in the bus during our school trip. Listening back now, it’s terribly nostalgic and just flood me with the 3-days-2-nights trip all over again.
Fantastic Baby by Big Bang: “Boomshakalaka”. Big Bang, a korean band, was the most childhood defining term for all of us kids back then. And in Fantastic Baby concert version, there’s a specific dance where they would shuffle with their hands and twist their knees, which were what we practiced for weeks and actually danced it out in our graduation ceremony. God, that was embarassing.
Some feel-good vibes:
Next up, the second tag: Favourite 5 (Anime) OSTs
I don’t really see any rules from either Mallow’s or annie’s side so… let’s just jump into 2nd round!
#1 Eden by MONKEY MAJIK,
which serves as the ending theme of Fruits Basket 2nd Season. Gorgeous yet symbolic arts that represent each character’s trait, along with the song, just fits perfectly!
#2 Sugar Song to Bitter Step by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN,
from Blood Blockade Battlefront anime. Everything about this ending theme—the dance, the characters, the blend of backstory, the playfulness and red-white contrast—is amazing.
#3 Name of Love by cinema staff,
from Attack on Titan Season 3 ending. A mesmerizing song, and a melancholic trip down the memory lane—Attack on Titan is much more than just blood and action.
#4 Lily by Luck Life,
dedicated for Bungou Stay Dogs 3rd Season. It gives me chills on how it matches the tempo of the ending scenes, along with the lyrics acccompanying it.
#5 Re:Re: by Asian Kung-fu Generation, from the anime ERASED.
3. Edy (and Jun) from Convoluted Situations
If any of you need a change of pace, or just want to share your favourite songs/music, feel free to take up both or one of these tags!
Lastly, thank you annie for these fun tags and… I’ll see you all in my next post! (which will likely be on Cells at Work!)