(Not Quite) 25 Birthday Songs!

To continue with my birthday post lists I am going to list some good songs about birthdays or songs to play on your birthday.

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you feel about birthday music), there aren’t 25 good ones that I could think of/locate.  So here are the good ones I could find.

“Birthday” by Selena Gomez

“Birthday” by The Beatles

“In Da Club” by 50 Cent

“Birthday” by Katy Perry

“It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore

– Jacob

25 Favorite Albums

My birthday is this week (on Saturday) and I’ll be turning 25!  My wife keeps telling me how “old” that is, but I disagree.

Someone get me this piñata for my birthday!

Anyways, over the next couple days I’m going to be making lists of my “25 favorite _______’s” to commemorate the occasion.  Today, I am starting with my 25 favorite albums of all time.

25 Favorite Albums (No Particular Order)

1) Hot Fuss – The Killers

2) Sam’s Town – The Killers

3) 21 – Adele

4) Abbey Road – The Beatles

5) Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin

6) Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin

7) Ceremonials – Florence + The Machine

8) Pure Heroin – Lorde

9) The Fox, The Hunter and Hello Saferide – Hello Saferide

10) Babel – Mumford & Sons

11) Continuum – John Mayer

12) Where The Light Is (Live) – John Mayer

13) Begin To Hope – Regina Spektor

14) What We Saw From The Cheap Seats – Regina Spektor

15) Live In London – Regina Spektor

16) Speak Now – Taylor Swift

17) Mmhmm – Relient K

18) Late Registration – Kanye West

19) Rumors – Fleetwood Mac

20) Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

21) 1- Beatles

22) We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things – Jason Mraz

23) No Strings Attached – N*SYNC

24) Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge – My Chemical Romance

25) Love Is A 4 Letter Word – Jason Mraz

– Jacob


Welcome to September (a few days late)!

It’s the start of the best time of the year.  The “best time of the year” is really October through December, but the weather has been so great here lately and I’ve had my AC off and just my windows open for about a week that I feel like I have to include September now.

In your opinion, what is the “best time of the year”?

– Jacob

Throwback Thursday: Music

In the spirit of ‘Throwback Thursday’, I am going to share a few songs that were popular when I was younger.  Some of them may not have been popular in general, but they were popular with me.

Sum 41 – Fat Lip

I never had this CD.  I had Now Thats What I Call Music 8 and I used to repeat this song more than any other on the CD.

The Ataris – So Long, Astoria

I had this CD and I used to play it almost every day my freshman year of high school while I did homework.  This was one of my favorite songs on the album.

N*SYNC – Space Cowboy

I admit it, I was an N*SYNC fan.  I had the No Strings Attached album and loved it.  The song Space Cowboy was a personal favorite of mine.

Yellowcard – Way Away

And of course, the always classic Yellowcard.  Once again, this whole album is amazing and one that I still listen to today but it was such a hit back in the day.

What are some of your favorite songs from when you were in high school?

– Jacob

The Children

I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan (TV show only, I haven’t read the books). So much so that I watched last night’s season finale from 1:00 – 2:00 AM because thats the earliest I could do it at and I didn’t want to wait until the next day to watch it.

I won’t talk about the show or post any potential spoilers I just wanted to share this song from the end of the episode. It’s a chorale version of the shows main theme song and I really enjoyed it.

– Jacob


If you haven’t heard the song #Selfie by The Chainsmokers I urge you to pause what you are doing and listen to the song.

You can also watch the official music video here.  But be warned, the video is a little explicit even though it has a great cameo by David Hasselhoff.

I love this song for a two reasons.  One, it’s so dumb its funny.  Like, that fact that this is a song that is getting played on the radio as I drive to work is hilarious.  I like to imagine some older lady or grandpa stumbling across this song and crying for todays youth.  The second reason is that this song epitomizes todays youth so perfectly.  I think that this song is the cry of a generation.  I work in a high school day in and day out and I can honestly see some of the kids behaving in this way.  I think I’ve ever heard kids use “lyrics” from this song in every day conversation before this song was created.

“Can you guys help me pick a filter?”

“I only got like 10 likes in the last 5 minutes do you think I should take it down?”

People getting called a “creep” because they liked a picture on Instagram.

And of course…