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Hey! It’s been a month since I last posted. I’ve thought a lot about writing something of finishing something I’ve already started, but I never got around to it. Now, I have a new idea! I “waste” a lot of time on a meme website called 9GAG. Right now, someone’s started a trend of making a list of “need to know” songs and putting their list on 9GAG. I thought I should hop on the train and make such a list of my own. The first one that started this trend (that I noticed, at least), had a rule not to include more than one song per artist/band, and so I wanted to do the same, but realized that it was too difficult for some bands, so I only tried to not include too many. I will just dive right into it, with no arrangement to the order in which I list the songs I feel you need to know. (of course this will be mainly rock/metal, since that’s my forte, but I might include some other songs as well, if I feel like you really need to know/listen to them).
I’ve made the list in Spotify, so you can go in and have a listen right away. Might get back to this post later and make a YouTube-playlist of it as well, but for now Spotify will have to do.

  • Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence / Down With The Sickness
  • Evanescence – Bring Me To Life / My Immortal
  • Paramore – Misery Business
  • Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare / Afterlife
  • Black Sabbath – Iron Man
  • AC/DC – Thunderstruck
  • Foo Fighers – The Best Of You
  • Bullet For My Valentine – Tears Don’t Fall
  • Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
  • Slipknot – Psychosocial / Duality
  • Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • Royal Blood – Better Stangers
  • Linkin Park – Numb / Faint
  • Machine Head – Darkness Within / Davidian
  • Korn – Thoughtless
  • Coldplay – Fix You
  • Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
  • Helloween – Mr. Torture
  • Halestorm – Love Bites (So Do I)
  • Ghost B.C. – Cirice
  • Dimmu Borgir – Gateways
  • Five Finger Death Punch – Coming Down / House Of The Rising Sun
  • Audioslave – Show Me How To Live
  • Soundgarden – Live To Rise
  • Drowning Pool – Bodies
  • The Cranberries – Zombie
  • Brandi Carlile – The Story
  • Deftones – Change (In The House Of Flies)
  • AWOLNATION – Sail
  • Johnny Cash – Hurt
  • Dream Theater – A Nightmare To Remember
  • Nomy – Cocaine
  • Radiohead – Creep
  • Tribal Ink – Refugee
  • Avantasia – The Scarecrow
  • The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
  • Amy Lee – Lockdown
  • Ed Sheeran – I See Fire
  • System Of A Down – B.Y.O.B.
  • Volbeat – Still Counting
  • Alice Cooper – Poison
  • Metallica – Enter Sandman
  • Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
  • Breaking Benjamin  – So Cold
  • Iron Maiden – Fear Of The Dark
  • Dio – Rainbow In The Dark / Holy Diver
  • Rammstein – Du Hast
  • Device/Lzzy Hale – Close My Eyes Forever
  • Lady Gaga – Til It Happens To You
  • Muse – Plug In Baby
  • Rise Against – Hero Of War
  • Chevelle – The Red
  • Thee Days Grace – I Hate Everything About You
  • Axel Rudi Pell – Glory Night
  • In Flames – Alias
  • My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
  • Green Day – 21 Guns
  • Elton John – Candle In The Wind

There’s just a handful of these songs that I don’t know every single word to, but they still evoke something in me that makes me think everyone should hear them. These songs are iconic to me, representing the band, the genre and the time period they were produced in perfectly. A few of these are covers, but I included them because they are so good that I feel they both do justice to the original artists and the songs, in addition to the covers being iconic themselves.

Links to the two lists that I found already, there are some very good songs in there, and some I have yet to check out.

http://9gag.com/gag/aG1K8Xn

http://9gag.com/gag/amYNNyo

Am I missing something obvious to you? Would you perhaps replace the song I’ve chosen by a(n) artist/band? What would be your most iconic/”need to know”-songs? Please let me know in the comment section.

“So paint it black and take it back
Lets shout it loud and clear
Do you fight it to the end
We hear the call to
To carry on
We’ll carry on”
(Welcome To The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance)

“I raise my flag and dye my clothes
It’s a revolution, I suppose
We’re painted red to fit right in”
(Radioactive – Imagine Dragons)

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Playlist: Super-excited

Hi there! As I was telling you in the last post, I have kind of taken a one-year (and then some) vacation from my blogging, and there is some things I’ve wanted to show you but haven’t gotten around to yet. I realize I never got to write about the Avenged Sevenfold concert that I went to November 2013. I can’t remember all the details now, so I’ll just say that except for almost passing out and getting stomped on by several mosh pits, it was amazing, and even better than I expected. They really are as good live as they are in the studio, and maybe even better. Their playing is impeccable.

So, abut this playlist: about two months ago, I was planning my return to the blogosphere, and after the past few months regaining my music excitement and inspiration, I made a playlist for myself of some of the songs I’ve gotten most excited about this past year-or-so. I will eventually blog about the songs that’s on this list, and some I’ve already blogged about, so don’t freak out that you haven’t heard them on this platform before. For now I’ll just leave this here for you to listen to and judge for yourselves.

  • Paramore – Now
  • Amy Lee (feat. Dave Eggar) – Lockdown
  • Audioslave – Show Me How To Live
  • Avenged Sevenfold – St. James
  • Machine Head – Now We Die
  • System Of A Down – B.Y.O.B
  • Korn feat. Amy Lee – Freak On A Leash (live)
  • Avenged Sevenfold – I Won’t See You Tonight Part 1
  • Disturbed – Stricken
  • Imagine Dragons – Battle Cry
  • Evanescence – If You Don’t Mind
  • Machine Head – Game Over (added to the list today because it’s stuck in my head, and I get excited by listening to it!)

I’ve made the list on Spotify, but with some of my local files that I’ve downloaded.
Here’s the link: https://open.spotify.com/user/catta_94/playlist/4FruvOaAr5DmbJ779jy7lm
I’ve also taken the time to make the playlist on YouTube for you.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcBOQEQM17Cs9V2-qeqJ3yhlDM7UXWQbo

“Don’t try to take this from me, don’t try to take this from me now”

(Now – Paramore)

“And if you don’t mind, I would like to live a lie that I will survive”

(If You Don’t Mind – Evanescence)