Q – Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) by Backstreet Boys

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Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) by Backstreet Boys – 8 Plays – 1 ‘Q’ Song in Total

It’s a ‘Q’. Did you really think the song would be anything else? Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) by the Backstreet Boys is one of those songs that I’ve been listening to for years, but I could never actually tell you when I first heard it. It’s unlikely that my parents would have played it for me when it was first released in 1997. I was five at the time and music wasn’t really my main focus. I was probably listening to the music my mum put on during the day, so Guns N’ Roses or maybe Winnie the Pooh because that’s not a big contrast or anything.

I’m surprised by how few plays this has. I know that I’ve listened to Quit Playing Games much more than 8 times, but that must have been on my old MP3 Player or windows media player before my MP3. There also would have been many, many YouTube views of this back before I had iTunes. I’d play Minesweeper and Solitaire for hours listening to YouTube and the soundtrack would usually be the Backstreet Boys. Oh, how I miss those carefree days. Continue reading


M – Misery Business by Paramore

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Misery Business by Paramore – 37 Plays – 61 ‘M’ Songs in Total

I must have first heard Misery Business by Paramore when it came out in 2007. I’m struggling to comprehend just how long ago that was. I would have been fifteen and nearing the end of my time at school. Over ten years later and I still enjoy it when it plays on shuffle play. It’s a revenge song, though I’m not sure if it has any truth behind it. I’m not one to delve into the origins of most songs. I was expecting it to have more than 37 plays though. It feels like I’ve listened to it so much more than that recently.

Other than the fact that Misery Business is just epic, I associate it with one of the most stress-free periods of my life. Around this time, my sister, my two cousins and some of our friends would meet up almost every night and go gallivanting off in someone’s crappy first car. We’d play all sorts of stupid games, along with football and frisbee. Back then we had flip phones, so it wasn’t easy to play music, but if we could have done, it would have been Paramore and Fall Out Boy. We always had so much fun together. Then we all grew up and had to get full time jobs. We haven’t met up like that since, though I’m going to attempt to organise a meeting of some sort in the summer. You can see the video for Misery Business at the bottom of the post. Continue reading

C – Circle the Drain by Katy Perry

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Circle the Drain by Katy Perry – 57 Plays – 60 ‘C’ Songs in Total

First of all, I’ll start by saying that this song contains a lot of explicit language, so if you’re offended by bad language, please don’t listen to this song, or read the lyrics halfway through this blog!

I bet a few of you saw ‘Circle‘ and were expecting Circle of Life from the Lion King, weren’t you? It’s on my iPod, but not that high up the list unfortunately. I don’t exactly remember when I first listened to Circle the Drain, it must have been a year or so after the album came out. I’m not a massive fan of Katy Perry. It’s nothing against her, just that I never quite gelled with some of her music. Except for Circle the Drain, of course. There isn’t an official music video for Circle the Drain, so a lyric video is at the bottom of the post. Continue reading

Shuffle Play Questions

Shuffle Play Questions - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI’ve done one of these before, but I’m almost certain I cheated a little. There were either answers that made no sense at all, or I was embarrassed to admit to some of the music on my iPod. This time, I’m gonna do it properly!

Here are 20 questions that I’m answering with Shuffle Play on my iPod. Hopefully some of them work well enough to be amusing. I’m going to put the title of the song first, then the artist, then the album/ single that it’s from. Continue reading