L – Lose My Mind by The Wanted

A-Z Blog Challenge - Lose My Mind by The Wanted - Lauren Mayhew Author

Lose My Mind by The Wanted – 78 Plays – 84 ‘L’ Songs in Total

Happy Friday the 13th everyone! By the end of this challenge, you’re either going to love The Wanted as much as I do, or absolutely hate them. At least Lose My Mind is one of their originals. It’s the third single from their self-titled debut album and one of my favourite songs by them. As usual, I heard this song pretty much on the day that it was released in 2010. I can’t remember if it was an instant like or if the song grew on me, but I did know that I liked it a lot more than their second single Heart Vacancy. That song has never grown on me. Even after 7 years or so.

Lose My Mind is one of those songs that’s just really easy to listen to. I hadn’t realised how many times I’d listened to it, though it’s the song I’d always default to if I was stressed. I know the lyrics to Lose My Mind off by heart, so if I was having a bad night, the demons in my head had come out to play, I’d sing this song to myself to distract my brain. It’s quite fitting really, as sometimes I did feel like I was losing my mind. This song was my own little form of therapy.

If heartache was a physical pain
I could face it, I could face it
But you’re hurting me
From inside of my head

I’ve picked out the lyrics above because I feel that they truly represent what it’s like to lose someone that you loved, whether it was a romantic connection or not. The pain of losing a friend is horrible, but that’s only because it’s a pain inside your head, not your body. I think a lot of us would cope much better with loss if it were a physical pain, not mental. Mental pain is the hardest to overcome. Your mind can play tricks on you, make you think you’ve done something wrong when you haven’t. In times like this, your mind can turn against you. It’s horrible.

Lies by McFly was second on the list with 68 plays. I’m not surprised at all that it’s that high on the list, as I quite often put it on repeat. It’s from McFly’s fourth album Radio:Active, the one that I’ve raved about in previous posts. You can watch the video for it here. It’s a strange song, but the guitar and bass solos make it such a good listen. If I were the sort of person that went out running – I’m not – I’d definitely put it on my running playlist. It has such a good beat with so much power behind the vocals. I’d listen to it all day long if I could.

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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A-Z Blogging Challenge 2018 - Lauren Mayhew AuthorA few fun facts: Of the 1,199 songs on my iPod – I know, feeble compared to some – there have been a total of 16,039 plays. This equates to an average of 13.4 plays per song. If each song is an average of 3 minutes long, this means that I have spent approximately 801.95 hours listening to the music on my iPod or 33.4 days. This doesn’t include the many times that I have watched and re-watched music videos or the time before the iPod. I can guarantee things would look a little different if I could get the data from my MP3 Player, or Windows Media Player days.

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