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Old April 12th, 2011 (03:02 PM). Edited May 12th, 2011 by Mr Cat Dog.
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~The PokéCommunity 30 Day Song Challenge~

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OK, so the idea of this thread is that once a day, people can make a post about a song that means something to them. However, in order to make it more interesting, on each day you should post a different song. What song do you pick for each given day? Here's where the guidelines come in:

Day 01 - Your favourite song
Day 02 - Your least favourite song
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy
Day 04 - A song that makes you sad
Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 - A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to
Day 09 - A song that you can dance to
Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 - A song from your favourite band
Day 12 - A song from a band you hate
Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 - A song that describes you
Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 - A song from your favourite album
Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 - A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 - A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 - A song from your childhood
Day 30 - Your favourite song at this time last year

Simples! So, in order to participate, just make a post with:
  • The Day it is (e.g. Day 1, Day 2 | NOT April 13 etc.)
  • The name of the song
  • The artist/group it's by
  • WHY THE SONG FITS THIS CRITERIA! (Can't stress this point enough)
  • Maybe a clip of it from YouTube/iTunes or the like to help showcase the song in question
The idea is one post a day by those participating in order to keep the thread going for the full 30 days. Sound exciting?

What about latecomers?
Latecomers should post with whatever the CURRENT DAY asks of them, but they can post earlier ones as well, if they want to catch up to everyone else. For example, if you come in on Day 16, you MUST put a song that you used to love but now hate, but you can pick and choose if you want to put earlier ones (like Day 1, Day 7 or all of them!) in. If you have any concerns, check this post as I'll be crossing the days off as we do them. If it has been crossed off, don't start with it.

The way Facebook does it is to just have everyone starting from the beginning when they want to, and that's certainly the ideal, but on such a centralised platform such as this, it'd just cause confusion and cluttering. Ruthless simplicity is the key to success!

When does it start?
It starts pretty much when I post this at approximately MIDNIGHT UTC+1. This'll be the cut-off point for the start of the new day. It's kind of arbitrary, but with so many people in different time zones, it's probably best to have me being the benchmark considering this is my joint and all.

If in doubt about when to post, look at my entries. If I haven't posted yet: hold your horses and wait a bit!

If you have any questions, don't hestitate to VM or PM me - Mr Cat Dog.

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I'll get the ball rolling then! This is the sort of format people should be working in, but if you want to mix it up a little: go nuts!

Day 01: Your favourite song

"When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin: "Stairway to Heaven" was technically my entry into the world of Zeppelin, but as I listened to its overshadowed contemporary album-mate, I became entranced by its hypnotic, repetitive structure, haunting lyrics brilliant orchestration. Haven't looked back since!



There should be a YouTube video there as well... my computer seems to be dying at the moment so it may not appear! AGH! Oh well...

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Old April 12th, 2011 (03:15 PM).
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Day 1: Your Favorite Song
"I won't see you tonight pt. 1" by Avenged Sevenfold: I just love this song. It is a masterpiece.
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I'm actually doing this on Facebook right now XD

30 Day Song Challenge day 01 - your favourite song
Not my favourite of all time, but I'm really digging this at the moment.



51st Anniversary by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
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Day 01: Your favorite song

"Michelle" by The Beatles: I will never be able to pick a favorite Beatles song but right now this is what I've been listening to a lot.
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Day 1: Your favorite song

Be Calm by Fun. My friend sent this to me, and I never listened to it, and now I adore it. I could listen to it for hours on end, sing it while I walk to classes over and over again.

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Day 01: Your favourite song

"Electric Eye" by Judas Priest: Choosing one out of my favorites is not exactly an easy thing to do, but if I have to, I think I'll go with this one. I listen to it a lot, had an earworm of it for months, generally just love it. And still don't know any of the lyrics after the first chorus.

As for a video...
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Old April 13th, 2011 (03:09 AM).
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Day 01: Your favorite song
I really have troubles picking a favortie, but I guess for now it'd be:
Keep the record on play by Outlandish
This song has some real inspirational lyrics, ans I can listen to this all day long.
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Old April 13th, 2011 (04:36 AM).
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Day 01: Your Favourite Song.

Gary Moore - Still Got the Blues.

Why is it me favourite song?
Still Got the Blues was the first Gary Moore song I ever listened to and it was the song that ignited my love of Gary Moore and his guitar playing, singing and music. It will always hold a place in my heart. It's a lovely song with passion, emotion and soul with brilliant lyrics and a lovely, blues rock guitar tone and solo. A masterpiece by a great who loved what he did.

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Old April 13th, 2011 (05:59 AM). Edited April 13th, 2011 by kidpunk.
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Day 1: Your Favorite Song

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul to Squeeze

Why is it my favorite song?

I love the Red Hot Chili Peppers and this newer style of music over the years. This was the first real song to have this type of formatting to their style, and probably the best. The slow tempo and beat, along with the lyrics and the bass really make it so I can't go a day without hearing this song.



By the way, in this video, the recording has been tuned up a step, which I personally look more.
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Day 01: Your Favourite Song.
Radar Detector - Darwin Deez



Not my all time favourite song, but for the moment, and very recently, this has been a massive hit for myself and have listened to it probably more than other songs over the last week or two. I don't think I have an all time favourite song, so this one will do! It is so happy and gets you dancing along with it without any real control. Plus he is so hip!
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Old April 13th, 2011 (11:10 AM). Edited April 14th, 2011 by Perrie ✿.
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I must warn you, most of these songs will be glee! :3
Day 01 - Your favorite song

Glee - I've had the time of my life.



I just love this song so much, I love the original, so I was bound to love this, I saw it on the show and I was like @_@ I got goosebumps watching it. I love performing it to.

Day 02 - Your least favorite song

Someone - Black and Yellow.



I just hate this song, Ergh! >: It's not even music, more of an insult really. I don't even know the name of the "Artist" who shouts sings this.
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Day 02: Your least favourite song


Lady Gaga - Pokerface

Summer 2009. Driving school. The radio was on constantly. About every third song was this one. Such involuntary overexposure does nothing good, I still hate that song with a passion today.

I don't have to search a video for this one, right?
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Old April 13th, 2011 (01:45 PM).
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Day 01: Your Favorite Song
Just For Now by Imogen Heap

It's simply a beautiful song. The lyrics paint a great picture of people gathering together and trying to move forward with their lives without ever having to say that's what they're doing. I don't know what exactly the story is and I kind of like it that way, the ambiguity. It lets me listen to it and if I'm in one frame of mind or another a different story pops into my head. The music carries the song along. It's just great altogether.

This is a live a cappella clip of the song where she records herself singing and clapping to create her own backing music and vocals. That is talent.

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And since it's almost time for day 2...

Day 02: Your Least Favorite Song
The Beatles - Why Don't We Do It In The Road?

It's not the worst song I've ever heard - it's not even a bad song compared to a lot of what I could choose - but with The Beatles I expect so much better than this. It's one line... over and over. Paul doesn't even sing it that well. And the story behind it, about Paul watching some monkeys in India, well, that speaks for itself.

I don't want to add a video or anything for this one because then I'll have to hear it. :<
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Just a reminder to everyone: a new day starts at MIDNIGHT UTC+1. Please don't post the new day's song until then, otherwise it'll lead to everyone's days going out of whack. Nice to see so many people participating, which is great!

For the most part, I'll be posting my entries at around the cut-off point, so if you wait until I've posted mine, then you can't go wrong!

Anyhoo, on with the show:

Day 02: Your least favourite song

"Axel F" by Crazy Frog: Novelty music at its worst and most obnoxious. Yet its infamy propelled it to the top of the charts when it was released. Even Rebecca Stunfisk had a tune to Friday, but this is literally a mono-sounding ringtone applied to a crappy cover version of an already bad song. Awful on every conceivable level. Ear-bleedingly bad.

But I now how to upload stuff now... so here's the horror itself!

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Day 02 - Your least favorite song

Bed Rock by Young Money. I don't care if this song was soooo popular back then and soo popular until now. It's so annoying to hear it 1000000 times a day on the radio.

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Old April 13th, 2011 (04:25 PM). Edited April 13th, 2011 by fenyx4.
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Interesting thread idea...though I wish more days could be added... I'm probably going to have the combine the last few into one post when it gets to around that time, though... -.-

I wonder if there could be a version that's more videogame music-inclined...?

Anyway:

Day 01: Your favourite song

"Go Go Power Rangers" by Ron Wasserman/The Mighty RAW: Technically I have two favorite songs, but I'll save the other one for the end. This song is classic, and IMO one of the representative songs of the awesome era of the 1990s. A powerful indefatigable fighting force that resists the malicious forces of the universe. EPIC. Furthermore, the guitar pieces in this song are simply amazing, with the ability to still hold up to a lot of today's modern music. Hard to believe that it was composed all the way in 1993. Not to mention that it was created in the space of 2 hours. :cer_boogie: The rallying cry of a generation, indeed, and I'm blessed to have been given the opportunity to hear such a terrific tune of rock. Here's the full version of the theme, though I actually prefer the TV version myself.




Day 02: Your least favourite song

Friday by Rebecca "Stunfisk" Black: Mr. Wasserman, I am terribly sorry that I have to post this following atrocity of a song after your wonderful masterpiece. It's even more infuriating how this song has more views than "Go Go Power Rangers". Unfortunately, the world has been subjected to its unfathomable level of suck. But yeah...I didn't anticipate the song would actually be bad. Oh, how wrong I was. Empty, bland, and excessively simple lyrics; uninspired vocals of AutoTune, a weird music video, and overall horribleness of a high and previously-unknown degree seal the fate of this sheer mess that's destined for the trash bin. It took the position of "Worst Song Ever" quickly, and my previous candidate had been cemented for years, and this song was all it took to alter that in an instant. Hopefully, this insult to my ears STOPS INFILTRATING MY POSTS.

I also avoided giving it yet another view by copying the link location from its preview page, rather than viewing the actual video itself. Ick. :x




Quote originally posted by dragonomega:
Day 02 - Your least favorite song

Someone - Black and Yellow.
I have to admit, this song can become quite annoying to hear with all of its uninspired repetition.

Quote originally posted by Mr Cat Dog:
Day 02: Your least favourite song

"Axel F" by Crazy Frog: Novelty music at its worst and most obnoxious. Yet its infamy propelled it to the top of the charts when it was released. Even Rebecca Stunfisk had a tune to Friday, but this is literally a mono-sounding ringtone applied to a crappy cover version of an already bad song. Awful on every conceivable level. Ear-bleedingly bad.

But I now how to upload stuff now... so here's the horror itself!
Gwah?? Hey! This song is not bad! ;_; "Friday" has WAY more suckiness than Crazy Frog ever has! And I'd prefer this instrumental than "Friday"'s vocals and instrumental any day of the week (especially on Fridays).
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Working Class Hero - Green Day
Since the first time I heard John Lennon's "Working Class Hero", it's been my favorite song. The lyrics stuck with me, and the themes are something I'm familiar with. I believe that Green Day delivers the song more powerfully, but it's the song itself that will always be my favorite above all else.

Day 02: Your least favorite song

Friday - Rebecca Black
She has no talent. Her nasal, auto-tuned voice grates on my nerves. Repition is not catchy. Wannabe Usher...

Enough said.
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Day 01 - Your favorite song
I don't have a favourite song. It changes by the week. Right now it's probably Again by Yui (the first opening to Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood) since I've been listening to it a lot lately and it's constantly stuck in my head but... I suppose the song I always come back to as a favourite is The Thirteenth Anthology by Yoko Shimomura, a medley of the Organization themes in the Kingdom Hearts series. I always find it both calming/comforting (I guess since I'm so obsessed with the series, derp) and a bit exhilarating since most of the medley is essentially boss music. xD I've never gotten sick of it.

Day 02 - Your least favorite song
I... I'm not really sure I have one? I dislike any song that gets on my nerves, I guess, but I find it hard to hate songs. I suppose one that's bothered me for a long time, both for its lyrics, sound, and the artist, is Tik-Tok by Ke$ha. I find it really vapid and everything in it just kinda... it's really not my preferred sorta lifestyle and I don't approve of it. *PRUDE LMAO* I just... the whole thing bothers me and it gets stuck in my head too easily. >:O Just thinking about it right now has it stuck in my head.
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Twilight of the Thunder God
Amon Amarth
It was the song that got me into Amon Amarth in general, as well as having a killer riff and drums. A pure masterpiece for any death metal fan's collection. *Well, technically it's viking metal, but, meh whatever.*

Day 2: Least favorite song.
Anything that's modern pop or rap.
Well, yeah.. that's kind of... well.. yeah.
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*Well, technically it's viking metal, but, meh whatever.*
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I do love Amon Amarth though, and TOTTG is a masterpiece, yes.
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30 Day Song Challenge day 02 - your least favourite song
So many artists that I hate more that I could have put here (Pink, Simple Plan etc.) but this song is terrible, especially the chorus. It's on the radio at work all the time.



The Horses by Daryl Braithwaite
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Day 2: Your least favorite song.

Basically, anything punk and/or metal. If I had to pick a song it'd be
Within Temptation - What Have You Done (feat. Keith Caputo)
God, I heard this song in during every break in highschool.

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Day 2: Your Least Favorite Song

My Jeans by Jenna Rose

Why is it my least favorite song?
You thought Rebecca Black was worse? Maybe. But in my opinion, this girl is 100 times worse. At least Ms. Black tried with her lyrics, unlike this girl. The beat stays the same, the lyrics barely change, it is the same bubblegum garbage that has been happening recently, and I'm sick of it.

By the way, this came out before Friday.



Oh, and the song/video has 6,794 likes and 87,241 dislikes.
That is a 12.8 to 1 Ratio.
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Day 1 - Your Favorite Song (April, 13, 2011? :D)
Invincible - Muse

I suck at choosing a favorite song. I have a lot of favorite songs, but this song is by far the one that sticks out in my mind as my absolute favorite when I look at all my favorites long enough to really narrow it down. It manages to make me feel happy, yet sad at the same time. I can relate to the lyrics, I can feel the lyrics. But the song itself means a great deal to me and is my go-to song for when I'm feeling down. It's a powerful, beautiful song. The lyrics touch me and the instrumentals sooth me. I can also relate multiple messages to the lyrics enough for me to listen to it for just about any reason and still be able to relate to it in the same way.

Day 2 - Your Least Favorite Song (April, 14, 2011)
Just Dance - Lady Gaga

I love Lady Gaga, but this is just… I genuinely hate this song. Sad considering this is the song that introduced her to the entire world, but I just don't like it. I have no real explanation for it other than the fact that the song irks me.
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