A Memoir of 7 Random Songs On My Apple Music

A Memoir of 7 Random Songs On My Apple Music

Just press shuffle.

As I was clicking through my Apple Music the other day, I realized that I usually only listen to the same few playlists, rarely deviating from the same few songs. While I love my playlists, I decided to take a look at some of the other songs that I have that I rarely ever listen to, so I hit shuffle seven times and found these seven songs hidden in my music library.

Not only did these songs bring back some pretty special memories, but they're also hidden gems that even I've forgotten about over time. So if you find yourself needing something new to listen to, why don't you just press shuffle and see what happens, after all, you never know what you might find.

1. “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” by Ella Eyre

Favorite lyrics: “A quick hit, that's your game / But I'm not a piece of meat, stimulate my brain”

Story behind it: The reason why I downloaded this song is literally because I heard it from a Downy commercial last year. While it might have a stupid reason behind it, I still don’t regret downloading it, it’s actually a pretty good song.

2. “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson

Favorite lyrics: “I know that I've got issues / But you're pretty messed up too / Either way I found out I'm nothing without you”

Story behind it: Okay, but seriously, what girl doesn’t have this on their phone? Kelly Clarkson is such an icon, not to mention she’s produced some pretty great break up songs.

3. “Roses” by The Chainsmokers

Favorite lyrics: “We could waste the night with an old film / Smoke a little weed on my couch in the back room / Hideaway / Say you'll never let me go”

Story behind it: I’ll always remember this song because I played it during a school function and to put it lightly, not everyone was pleased. Nonetheless, I still really like this song and The Chainsmokers.

4. “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” by Fall Out Boy

Favorite lyrics: “One night and one more time / Thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great”

Story behind it: I really don’t have a single explanation for this song, I think everyone can relate to this song at one point or another in their life, so I keep it on my Apple Music for when the time is right.

5. “Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows

Favorite lyrics: “So she said what's the problem baby / What's the problem I don't know / Well maybe I'm in love”

Story behind it: My obsession with this song started when I heard it while watching Shrek 2. I love Shrek, and I love movie soundtracks, so therefore, this song made its way into my personal collection.

6. “Black Skinhead” by Kanye West

Favorite lyrics: “Baby we living in the moment / I’ve been a menace for the longest / But I ain't finished, I'm devoted / And you know it, and you know it”

Story behind it: This song is my sh**. No matter what kind of mood I’m in, I know that this song will get me back to feeling like myself.

7. “wonderful” by Travis Scott ft. The Weeknd

Favorite lyrics: “Oh my, what a wonderful time / Been a minute since I pulled up outside / Shut it down, yeah, we do that every time”

Story behind it: I just really like Travis Scott and this song, there really isn’t much to say about it other than that it's a great song to pregame to!

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20 Disney Channel Original Movies That You HAD To See As Soon As It Came Out

You know you still have a soft spot for #11.

My friends and I were having a movie night and like many other movie nights before we couldn't decide on what we should watch. We scrolled through Netflix for what seemed like forever until I remembered that I had some Disney Channel Original Movies through an app my Dad set up. This opened up a whole new ball game because we all grew up watching these movies. I got to the app and started looking at all of them.

My friends and I were reminiscing about the movies we had seen when we were younger.

To people that may not know, a Disney Channel Original Movie (or DCOM for short), is a movie that was aired on Disney Channel and was not ever in a theater. Here is a list of the top DCOMs.

1. "Double Teamed" (2002)



Who doesn't love twin girl athletes originally wanting to do different things but both ending up playing basketball?

2. "Right On Track" (2003)

A sister movie where they are trying to be better than each other at racing. There's nothing wrong with some sibling competition is there?

3. "Quints" (2000)

After this movie, I was definitely glad I didn't have any younger siblings, especially not five.

4. "Cadet Kelly" (2002)

Cadet Kelly wanted me to join a military school; however, I know I definitely wouldn't have survived.

5. "Pixel Perfect" (2004)

Making a robot girl that is practically perfect? Yes, please! This movie also inspired me to want to learn how to do a one-handed cartwheel, which I did.

6. "The Cheetah Girls" (2003)

Every young girl and her friends would sing along to these songs and pretend to be them. And let's be real, the other two weren't as amazing as the first, especially after Raven, left.

7. "The Zenon Trilogy" (1999, 2001 & 2004)

Who didn't want to live in space after watching these movies?

8. "You Wish!" (2003)

I definitely know I wanted to wish on a lucky coin that I didn't have any siblings, but after this movie, I'm very glad I never did in case it actually came true.

9. "Starstruck" (2010)

It's every girl's dream to fall in love with a dreamy poster, and the song "Something About the Sunshine" is so catchy, and I have it on a Spotify playlist and have no regrets about jamming to it in the car.

10. "Twitches/Twitches Too" (2005 & 2007)

I definitely wanted a twin that was also a witch after watches these movies.

11. "High School Musical 1 and 2" (2006 & 2007)

These don't need explaining. If you haven't seen them or at least heard about them, then you probably live under a rock. I just wish high school was really like this. Also, "High School Musical 3" was also amazing but did not make the list because it was technically not a DCOM since it was released in theaters.

12. "Lemonade Mouth" (2011)

This one is pretty new, but it made me want to get detention to potentially meet my future bandmates even though I have no musical abilities.

13. "Gotta Kick It Up!" (2002)

If this movie didn't have you shouting "Si se Puede!" then you didn't appreciate it enough.

14. "Get A Clue" (2002)

This made me want to be a spy more than I already wanted to be one as a child. Solving crimes with your best friends sounded like a very great time.

15. "Smart House" (1999)

Winning a house that could talk to you and listen to what you told it? Seems like a dream come true, until the house gets a little too attached.

16. "Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off" (2003)

Baseball or cooking? Waiting to see what Eddie chose was a nail-biter.

17. "Camp Rock 1 & 2" (2008 & 2010)

A movie with songs that made you get up and dance and want to go to summer camp.

18. "Descendants 1 & 2" (2015 & 2017)

These movies are really new so, not many people that are over the age of 10 have heard of them, but I thoroughly enjoyed them. They have really catchy songs even if they are pretty cheesy.

19. "Jump In!" (2007)

Who doesn't love Corbin Bleu jumping rope?

20. "Stuck In The Suburbs" (2004)

Another movie where a teenager gets befriends a dreamy pop star. Come on why couldn't that happen in real life? I'd totally be down to be best friends with Justin Bieber. DCOMs will always have a special place in my heart.

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As life moves through its stages.

"Stages"

I see it now.

I see that there is a distinction,

A difference,

Between the present.

Between the future.

Between the past.


We roam through the present,

Making the most of each day,

Living life to the fullest of capacities.

We aspire and discourage.

We succeed and we fail.

We love.

We hate.


We dream of the future,

Hoping to achieve our goals,

To exceed the expectations and break the stereotypes.

We imagine and dread.

We wish and obsess.

We accept.

We fear.


Yet, we live in the past,

Reminiscing on the best of times,

Wishing that we could relive those moments.

We have no choice but to remember the worst of times,

As old memories are forced to the back of the brain,

Crammed inside of a dusty storage box,

Exactly where we hope they will remain,

Until we are ready to revisit them.

That is,

If we are ever ready to revisit them.


We pray to remember,

We pray to forget,

As life moves through its stages.

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