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Oct-13-2011

Day 240(14 days late): Torn (1998)

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For my 1998 top 100 song choice I went with Torn by Natilie Imbruglia. Back in 1998 I was only 10 years old. I probably didnt understand the lyrics of this song at all, but I loved it!! I would watch the top 20 count down on VH1 or TRL on MTV waiting in antici….pation (had to do it… sorry! :cool: ) for this and all my other favorite songs of the time to come on! I sang this a capella.

Torn (1998)

Anna Grace

Oct-13-2011

Day 239(15 days late): Beautiful Stranger (1999)

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Ive gotten a few more days behind because of a boatload of homework and an exam… I will be out of town this weekend, but I hope to still get a few posts in!

For the top 100 song choice from 2009, I chose Beautiful Stranger by Madonna. This is probably one of my all time favorite Madonna songs, and I love Austin Powers so much!!! As usual, I sang this a cappella.

Beautiful Stranger (1999)

One more post coming up in a bit!

Anna Grace

Oct-10-2011

Day 238(13 days late): Kryptonite (2000)

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Moving on with the top 100 hits of my life, the song I chose for 2000 was 3 Doors Down’s Kryptonite. This song was my jam back in the day!! I remember playing this like 1000 times in a row! I’m not really sure why I liked it so much, but I played it all the time and because of that still remember all the words, 11 years later! I sang this a cappella in 1 take.

Kryptonite (2000)

Enjoy! Just one post tonight because I have homework :neutral:

Anna Grace

Oct-9-2011

Day 237(13 days late): Fallin’ (2001)

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Rounding out the last 10 years of my life in music, I chose Alicia Key’s Fallin’ as the top 100 song from 2001 for me to record! Alicia Keys has the most amazing voice! I love the way she can just dip and swoop all over the place with ad lib sections, and this song is a perfect example of that! I listened to this track a few times before I recorded it and I decided to just do my own take of it and not try and get all the oohs and ahhs that she did or hit all the notes exactly.

Fallin’ (2001)

I’m really, really happy with the way this turned! And I think it was the most fun to record of this set so far!

Anna Grace

Oct-9-2011

Day 235(15 days late): Unwell (2003)

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The top 100 song I chose for 2003 was Matchbox 20′s Unwell. I’ve always been a big fan of Matchbox 20… I may or may not have Yourself Or Someone Like You in my car right now… :) I think that Unwell was a great come back after Rob Thomas’s battle with addiction, and I mean, who else could get away with using banjo in a pop/rock song?? So great. As usual, I recorded this acapella.

Unwell (2003)

I look forward to the great hits by Matchbox 20 and Rob Thomas solo that are bound to come in the future!

Anna Grace

Oct-9-2011

Day 234(16 days late): Numb (2004)

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In 2004, Linkin Park, who I’ve already mentioned as one of my favorite bands in high school, had several top 100 hits. I decided upon Numb because it was one of the highest up! I recorded 2 parts, just because I thought it was necessary, although I’m the worst rapper of all time!

Numb (2004)

I think I’ll be doing more LP songs in the future!

Anna Grace

When deciding what top 100 hit to sing for 2006, I couldn’t decide on just one! So I picked 2!

The first song is Breathe (2 am) by Anna Nalick. I love this song not only for her amazing voice, but for the awesome lyrics. “Life’s like an hourglass glued to the table” has got to be one of the best metaphors ever! I just sang it acapella!

Breathe (2 AM) (2006)

The second song I chose is also one where I really love the lyrics! The song is When You Were Young by the Killers. It’s in the first rock band, and when I play with my cousin, Andrew, that’s one of the songs I always want to play!

When You Were Young (2006)

So far, so good! I’ve recorded a bunch of stuff today, so look out for more posts a bit later!

Anna Grace

Oct-8-2011

Day 231(18 days late): Bubbly (2007)

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Continuing on the musical trip back in time, I give you my Top 100 choice for 2007: Colbie Caillat’s Bubbly! I love Colbie’s voice and her jazzy style. She sort of reminds me of a younger, higher ranged Diana Krall… she has that same laid back feel to her songs with a touch of swing! Anyways, I just recorded this in one take acapella!

Bubbly (2007)

Today was insane at work, so this will be the only post for tonight… I hope to bust out a bunch tomorrow!

Anna Grace

So… this crappy week is just about over, and I hope that that will be the end of my issues and I can catch up on posts!

Continuing in my theme of doing one top song for each year I’ve been alive, I did Kelly Clarkson’s My Life Would Suck Without You for 2009! I’m not a huge fan of this song but it was one that I could do fairly easily and quickly!

My Life Would Suck Without You (2009)

Enjoy! I hope to bust out  a couple more posts tonight!!

Anna Grace

Sep-30-2011

Day 225(16 days late): Animal Instinct

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It’s pretty late and I’ve got to work at 8 am tomorrow, so I’m keeping this short!

For this post, I did a quick recording of the Cranberries Animal Instinct! I love the Cranberries music and have their greatest hits album, so I thought I wold pay tribute to that! I started by nust recording the melody, and then I recorded the harmony over top!

Animal Instinct

I will definitely do more of my favorite Cranberries songs in the future!

Anna Grace