Angel – Aerosmith (1987)
This was the first rock song I ever had in my iPod. I remember I only had Hannah Montana and Disney songs, but one day by accident I synchronized some of my brothers songs to my iPod, and well, the rest is history. I didn’t really know english at that time, I was around 8, but the fact that the song title was Angel made me smile. The first time I heard Steven Tyler sing “Baby you’re my angel” will always stay in my head.
Hotel California – Eagles (1976)
My uncle had Hotel California on vinyl, and when I saw the cover of the album I fell in love. The Beverly Hills hotel looks spooky, but at the same time nostalgic, something that mini Tere loved, and still does. Hearing Hotel California on vinyl for the first time was a privilege, and now, 10 years later I have my own copy on vinyl of that album. Hearing them sing “This could be heaven or this could be hell” while on a summer sunset, on your balcony, with a cigarette on your finger after a long sunny day is one of the best feelings in the world.
Surfing USA – Beach Boys (1963)
Funny story, this song was my first ringtone ever. On the first cellphone I ever had, a Nokia that belonged to my sister. She only had 5 songs and I chose this one because it reminded me of Lilo & Stitch, my all time favorite Disney movie.
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses (1987)
Speaking of ringtones, this song was my first ringtone on my first iPhone. It was also my sisters but this time I could put all the songs I loved, and well when my brother taught me how to change your ringtone on an iPhone I decided to put the best solo guitar of Guns N’ Roses. And it’s funny because when I was 17 and went to the Slash concert and all I could think of when Slash started playing Sweet Child O’ Mine was how lucky I am to be able to love and feel good music.
Dancing Queen – ABBA (1976)
For me this is a nostalgic song. When I turned 17 this song was on repeat all day “Dancing Queen, young and sweet only 17”. I kept singing-shouting those words. But when I turned 18 all I could think of was, my last day being the dancing queen. But hell no to that. I’m still the dancing queen, only that now I’m 18. And I’ll still be the dancing queen when I’m 90 and can barely move.
I’ve Just Seen A Face – The Beatles (1965)
My friend Lucia showed me this song about a year ago, and since the first time I heard it I couldn’t stop listening to it. I learned the lyrics of that song the same day. For me the song is about love at first sight, I’m certain that it happens all the time. It doesn’t have to be a romantic love, it can be platonic. I fell in love with my dog the first minute I saw her. My friend Lucia and I became friends the moment we started talking. And yes I know this song is about falling in love with a girl but, love doesn’t always have to be in a romantic way.
Burning Love – Elvis Presley (1973)
This song will forever remind me of Lilo & Stitch. As I mentioned before it’s my favorite Disney movie for the simple fact that it’s different. When I was a kid I related to them, the kid who has no friends, it’s weird and doesn’t fit in. I had friends, but no close ones. I’ve loved Elvis since I was a kid, and this song will forever be my favorite one of him.
Snow – Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)
We used to go to Andorra every winter to skii, and well it was a tradition to put on this song. I actually went to their concert in late 2016, and when they played this song I felt a lot of mixed emotions. This song reminded me of a time when everything was easier. My parents were still married, I had friends in school, I didn’t have to worry about money and I didn’t care about how I looked. But then I remembered that everything I thought was good, in reality was not. My father didn’t love my mother, the friends I had in school sucked, they treated me like shit and didn’t deserve my time. Now I make my own money, it can be stressful sometimes, but it’s rewarding to know you pay for your things, and yeah I may be self conscious from time to time but that has made me love myself much more.
The Man Who Sold The World – Nirvana (1994)
The concert in New York of MTV Unplugged 1994 is a bless to this world. I remember on a boring summer day when I was 11 I saw the whole thing on MTV. Three years later I discovered who Kurt Cobain was and I became fascinated by him. When my parents divorced all I listened to was Nirvana and Lana del Rey, not the best idea when you’re sad I know. It’s sad to say but at that time I wanted to be like Kurt, die young, join the 27 club, but luckily I don’t have the same thought now.
Young & Beautiful – Lana del Rey (2013)
I discovered Lana del Rey back to her Lizzy Grant, blonde hair days. I listened to her songs from time to time but nothing more. But on 2013, with the remastered “The Great Gatsby”, I listened to her song Young and Beautiful, and well I fell in love with it. ” Will you still love me when I’ve got nothing but my aching soul?” In love with this lyric. I hope I find someone who will.
Space Oddity – David Bowie ( 1969)
And well lastly, but not less important, Bowie. I’m not lying when I say I’ve always been a fan of him, but since he died I love his music even more. I feel like an artist/band doesn’t become truly famous until someone dies, as morvid as that may sound. Freddie Mercury, John Lennon, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson… All amazing artists who became known to the entire world after their death. When I was a kid my dream job was to be an astronomer, still is. I’ve always been a moon child in love with the stars and constellations. Heroes, Starman and Space Oddity are my favorite songs, because every single one of them makes me feel something.