The Playlist Shuffle Tag (2021)

I’d actually completely forgotten about this tag! I found it in 2019 on Beth’s blog ReadingEveryNight and decided to try it for the first time, and then did it again in March 2020. I’d originally intended to have a Recent Reads post for today, but unfortunately, I’m still in the middle of one of the books I wanted to include and decided I’d rather wait until I’d finished it. Instead, I thought I’d revisit this tag because it’s fun to see which songs come up when I put my playlist on shuffle. My Spotify list contains a lot of pop and R&B, some rock, but also soundtracks from musicals, Disney, and a ton of Youtube covers. The list I use for this tag is a bit more separated though since I have separate playlists for Disney, for Youtube Covers, and for Musicals. It might be fun to revisit this tag again using one of those lists, or a complete list if I can figure out how to do that.

For this tag, all you have to do is put your playlist on shuffle and post the first 10-15 songs that come up. I thought it would be a great time to revisit this one especially because I’ve finally started listening to music a bit more often while reading. I went through a phase where I had a hard time listening to any because it would distract me from my book. In general, I find it much easier to listen to songs I already know while reading because I like to pay attention to the lyrics, and if I try to absorb those while also trying to take in what I’m reading, it gets complicated! I’ve added a whole bunch more songs to my playlist since I last did this tag, so I’m curious to see what will come up. I still haven’t found out who the original creator of this tag is, so if anyone knows, please let me know so I can credit them properly! Also, if anyone would like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged.

Who Knew by Pink

If someone said three years from now
You’d be long gone
I’d stand up and punch them out
Because they’re all wrong
I know better ’cause you said forever
And ever, who knew?

Save Me by Vivian Green

Now it’s a bad dream that I’m living daily
It’s like I’m caught up, up in this whirlwind
And I’m cryin’ out, out from this nightmare
But after my sweetest dream, I wake up, and I’m still here
Somebody save me, cause I keep wakin’
Somebody help me, cause I can’t get out

Someone to Call My Lover by Janet Jackson

Maybe we’ll meet at a bar
He’ll drive a funky car
Maybe we’ll meet at a club
And fall so deeply in love
He’ll tell me I’m the one
And we’ll have so much fun
I’ll be the girl of his dreams, maybe

For You I Will by Monica

I will cross the ocean for you
I will go and bring you the moon
I will be your hero, your strength
Anything you need
I will be the sun in your sky
I will light your way for all time
Promise you, for you I will

I Tried by Brandy

I tried to be blind to your game
Deep down I knew you wouldn’t stay around
Shoulda left your side in the first place
But I thought I’d be cool

I’m Not Dead by Pink (not surprised at all that 2 Pink songs came up, she’s my favourite!)

And I was never looking for approval from anyone but you
And though this journey is over, I’ll go back if you ask me to
I’m not dead, just floating
Right between the ink of your tattoo
In the belly of the beast we turned into
I’m not scared, just changing
Right beyond the cigarette and the devilish smile
You’re my crack of sunlight

Too Much by the Spice Girls

Too much of something is bad enough
But something’s coming over me to make me wonder
Too much of nothing is just as tough
I need to know the way you feel to keep me satisfied

Where Do I Belong by Anastacia

Lightning strikes, the pages keep on turning
Help me to be strong
I’m floating on a sea of strange believers
Where do I belong?

Tonight by Mary J. Blige

Thought he been on my mind when I’m traveling far away
We are so in love ’cause it’s meant for us to be this way
In a minute it’ll be on
‘Cause we wanted it for song long
Just wait til you get home tonight

Please Don’t Leave Me by Pink

I don’t know if I can yell any louder
How many times have I kicked you out of here?
Or said something insulting?
I can be so mean when I want to be
I’m capable of really anything
I can cut you into pieces
But my heart is broken

Mafia by Kelis ft. Markita

Amazing how it’s true
Talk goes on our phone
Just to remind you
That I’m behind you
The Feds won’t find you
Relax my love
The love I have for you is like the Mafia

You Don’t Have to Worry by Tevin Campbell (to be honest, I have no memory of this song)

You don’t have to worry
You’re gonna have a good time
I came to get down for mine
No more doubts
Baby, you can rest your mind
I will keep you satisfied

Come On Over (All I Want Is You) by Christina Aguilera

Come over here baby
(All I want is you)
You make me go crazy
Now baby don’t be shy
You better cross the line
I’m gonna love you right
(All I want is you)

You Don’t Care About Me by Shakira

Before you came along, it was all beautiful
I have nothing left in my heart, in my soul
Should have never let you become so powerful

But I saw a champion in your eyes
You don’t care about me
If you did, you would let me go
But you will eventually
You just don’t care about me

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

With the lights out, it’s less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us


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