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Songs That Changed My Life (2019 Edition)

A did one of these last year, and I thought why not do it agian but an updated version because my music taste changes, well, it evolves and I discover other bands or due to a band I love I find other bands, so yeah. Here's an updated Songs That Changed My Life.


One of the songs that started it all for me, was Star Girl by McFly this was one of the first songs I ever fell in love with, just because I liked McFly since the start doesn't mean that as a child I knew who they were. But Star Girl was the song that really put music on the map for me. I remember the first time I heard it and the next day my mum and dad bought me the single from Asda so I could listen to it on repeat until everybody was sick of hearing it. Without McFly I don't think I'd be the same person I am today, it was because of them that I actually discovered a lot of the bands that I like now in some way, shape or form. 

Another track that stands out to me as changing my life is Free by Twin Atlantic this was the first Twin Atlantic song I ever heard, and I remember that I saw the video being shared about and I thought okay, I'll check it out, and I ended up loving it. Sam's vocals really did make me fall in love with Twin Atlantic from the get-go. Part of that reason is that I find his voice quite comforting because although I'm Notts, born and raised, my mum's half of the family is actually Scottish, and both her parents hailed from Glasgow, so Twin has a very special place in my heart. 

The next track I want to mention is The Rock Show by blink-182. This was the first blink song I fell in love with, and it was kind of my gateway into the pop-punk scene, which I think is the same for a lot of people. I was raised on metal, rock and punk, so it wasn't something completely different because growing up my dad played a lot of blink and Green Day so I was aware of them but I was so young so music didn't mean as much to me then. But it got me into the pop-punk scene and I still love it to this day. 

I want to mention Take You Home by The Mocking Jays because when I first saw them live, I'll be brutally honest and say that I didn't think I'd like them because I was there to see Fast Car, but I was wrong, and this was the track that hit me and made me pay attention, and that then sparked my love and admiration for the boys, and if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be where I am today. It's no secret that them boys mean a lot to me, and that Jay has done a lot for me, and I appreciate them so much, so I owe it all to that song, and plus I have lyrics to it tattooed on my arm. 

The last track I want to give a nod to is 24 Floors by The Maine, for years this was my crisis song. It was the song that when I was at rock bottom and struggling, would give me hope. It would give me that little bit of hope in the world that maybe things weren't worth me doing something stupid over, and it got me through a lot, and I owe that song a lot for that pure reason. Now I don't rely on music to get me through it, I have people that deter me from it, but 24 Floors made me stop and realise I was stronger than urges. 


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