#SFAS – Songs for a Saturday Night; Music Meme Introduction

If you’ve had a peek over at my Spotify, you no doubt would have noticed a playlist called Songs for a Saturday Night.

When I was like, 20 years old, I read 31 Songs by Nick Hornby.
12 years ago, when I finished the book, I started collating my own “31” songs.
Only there ended up being way more than 31 songs on there.

I came up with the title for the playlist for all these songs that had shaped, and would shape my life, when I was 21 years old. Sitting alone in my bedroom in a share house, listening to one of its earliest incarnations.

Thanks in equal parts to time, bouncing around the world, and the fact that cloud storage didn’t exist 12 years ago, the playlist has disappeared and reappeared on countless iPods, phones and streaming sites, and even a Nintendo DS for a while.

A couple of years ago when I got Spotify, I decided to start to remake it on there, as a playlist anyone could listen to.

The only way I can describe my taste in music is eclectic. I like what I like. There was a time when I used to be quite afraid of admitting to people the wide variety in my collection, in my youth the music you liked tended to define what social clique you’d fit with. But the older I got, the less I gave a fuck about what other people thought about my taste in music. After all, it’s a pretty subjective thing.

Now days, if there is one thing that I am never afraid to talk about with anyone, it’s music. So, this is my little pet project for my playlist, and this blog. I hope it can introduce you to new tunes, but I also hope it can help you get to know me a little better.

I doubt I’ll ever be as concise as Nick Hornby, and I doubt I’ll be able to write a post about every song on there. I am sure that my Songs for a Saturday Night will just keep growing and growing for as long as I continue to love and listen to music. Which I hope is until I’m dead.

But for now here’s an introduction to that ever growing playlist, and I guess a little introduction to me, by way of meme I found floating around recently.

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this is not the original meme, this is my shitty version of it


  1. A song with a colour in the title
    Mr. Blue Sky – ELO
  2. A song with a number in the title
    400 Lux – Lorde
  3. A song that reminds you of summertime
    Kids – MGMT
  4. A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget
    Gloria – Patti Smith
  5. A song that needs to be played LOUD
    Hey Ya – Outkast
  6. A song that makes you want to dance
    Jungle Boogie – Kool & The Gang
  7. A song to drive to
    Pursuit – Gesaffelstein
  8. A song about drugs or alcohol
    Dissolve Me – Alt-J
  9. A song that makes you happy
    I Want You Back – Jackson 5
  10. A song that makes you sad
    Some People – Goldfrapp
  11. A song that you never get tired of
    Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  12. A song from your preteen years
    Quit Playin’ Games With My Heart – Backstreet Boys
  13. One of your favourite 80’s songs
    There is a Light that Never Goes Out – The Smiths
  14. A song that you would love played at your wedding
    Do You Realize – The Flaming Lips
  15. A song that is a cover by another artist
    Common People – William Shatner
  16. One of your favourite classical songs
    Aerith’s Theme – Nobuo Uematsu
  17. A song that you would sing a duet with at Karaoke
    Under Pressure – Queen and David Bowie
  18. A song from the year that you were born
    Take on Me – A-ha
  19. A song that makes you think about life
    Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town – Pearl Jam
  20. A song that has many meanings to you
    Crystal – New Order
  21. A song with someone’s name in it
    Don Quixote – Drapht & The Hilltop Hoods
  22. A song that moves you forward
    Leaving the Past – Immortal Technique
  23. A song you think everybody should listen to
    Talkin’ Bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman
  24. A song by a band you wish were still together
    Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  25. A song by an artist no longer living
    Heroes – David Bowie
  26. A song that makes you want to fall in love
    You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
  27. A song that breaks your heart
    Changes – 2Pac
  28. A song by an artist with a voice that you love
    Psycho Killer – The Talking Heads
  29. A song from your childhood
    Weather with You – Crowded House
  30. A song that reminds you of yourself
    Mayonaise – The Smashing Pumpkins

And here’s a couple of my own added just for good measure!

  1. The opening track from one of your top 5 albums
    Somewhat Damaged – Nine Inch Nails
  2. A song you love released in the last 12 months
    Edge of Town – Middle Kids

Maybe the next time you see #SFAS crop up, I’ll talk about one of the songs or artists I love in a little more detail, or let you know what tracks I’ve added to it recently!

Until then, happy listening frendos!