Posts about music

Wake up music in space

From NASA’s history office, here’s a list of wake-up music for astronauts on their mission in space. (via kottke.org)

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Last.fm’s best of 2009 music countdown

It’s time of the year again with last.fm releasing its great compilation of top artist and albums for 2009.

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Collection of National Anthem of all countries that have won gold medals

What's on Michael Phelps iPod anyway

Just what’s on Michael Phelps iPod before he plunges into the pool for that adrenaline rush?

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Musical memories

Have you ever heard a piece of music being played somewhere and somehow, it seems to be associated with your memories? Amazing isn’t it? I realized that there are many songs which I’ve heard over the years and it has become a growing part of my life as I could easily recall a flashback of the memories associated with it.

Here are a few songs which meant something in my life (or at least triggers my memories):

  • Celine Dion – Because you loved me
  • Pet Shop Boys – Go west

I remembered clearly these two were the very first MP3s I have on my computer. Back then, I was still using Windows Media Player and it was being played repeatedly on my computer during the term vacation in June as I was home alone for a week.

This is a very meaningful song! Whenever I hear this song, it makes me feel “proud” to be a Singaporean and want to be home!

  • Splender – I think god can explain

A familiar tune to my ears as it was played every morning when televisions were first introduced at the train stations. Now, the TV sets have long been removed the television sets for unknown reasons.

  • Backstreet Boys – I want it that way

I’ve got no problems singing this song back then! The lyrics were well memorized at the back of my head. It was a very popular pop hits at the late 90s and early 20s and it so happened to be the song my friends performed during one of the NPCC farewell party nights in secondary school.

  • Robbie Williams – Better man

My secondary 5 form teacher favorite song! There was also a live performance by one of my classmate during teacher’s day celebration in 2001.

  • Dido – Thank you
  • Enrique Iglesias – Escape

Songs that caught my ear, in particular Escape. I was working as a part-time lifeguard back then.

  • Creed – One Last Breath
  • Soul Asylum – Runaway train
  • Busta Rhyme feat. Mariah Carey – I know what you want

I was preparing for WorldSkills Singapore 2004 competition at that time and these were songs that were played during our training sessions to keep us relexed?

  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Rob Thomas – Lonely no more
  • Duncan Sheik – Half life
  • Avril Lavigne – Nobody’s home, Keane – Everybody’s Changing, and many others…

Songs that were first heard when I was in United States for my Cisco internship. Great memories indeed!

Wow, what a long list! There are many other songs but it’s impossible to list all! What about yours?

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