Monday, March 14, 2016

Shazam! Some songs technology helped me discover

I’ve been known to jot down lyrics to a new-to-me song I want to look up later, especially while watching TV shows or movies. Now with technology, I just click on the Shazam app, which “listens” and then tells me what song it is.

Okay, I realize I sound way behind the times starting this post like this is a new technology. BUT I’ve just been appreciating it lately and thought it would be a good time to share.

I probably sound old admitting I recently rewatched “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and the sequel. {Um, I just noticed you can buy them as a double feature!} I owned the soundtrack to the first at some point and am tempted to dig through a box of memories to find it. It’s really good, y’all.

Anyway, back to Shazam. I’m going to share the last 13 songs I Shazam-ed. Why 13, you ask? Well, that happens to be how many are on my list since the beginning of the year.

  1. “No Longer Slaves” by Bethel Music :: Since Shazaming this, I've heard it a lot, but I love it anyway. 
  2. Crazy Faith” by John Waller :: This was in “War Room.” Yes, I also Shazam during inspirational movies, apparently. 
  3. Diamonds” by Hawk Nelson :: This song has led to good conversations in the minivan with the kids. 
  4. Possibility Days” by Counting Crows :: I knew this was Adam Duritz and company when I heard it on “Hawaii Five-0,” but I hadn't heard it before. 
  5. Bulletproof Picasso” by Train :: This one is also thanks to “Hawaii Five-0,” but I recognized the band. 
  6. How Marvelous” by Daniel Renstrom :: I'm guessing this was from the radio, and it must not have had the info available. 
  7. It Is Well” by Lauren Daigle :: I love her and this song some the combination is good for my soul. 
  8. Everything Comes Alive” by We Are Messengers :: Again with the radio, I assume. 
  9. Good Good Father” by Zealand Worship :: Sorry, Chris Tomlin, I like this version better.
  10. If We’re Honest” by Francesca Battistelli :: I'm pretty sure my oldest daughter asked me about this song. 
  11. When I’m With You” by Citizen Way :: I saw them in concert this winter and I like so many of their songs but I don't always recognize the band. 
  12. No One’s Aware” by Jack Savoretti :: This is from the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” soundtrack.
  13. Rock & Roll” by Eric Hutchinson :: More from the sequel to the sisterhood soundtrack.

{Side technology note: Did you know you can stream music for FREE with Amazon Prime? Some of these songs are available there, so following the links!}

Do you use Shazam? If so, what are the last few (or 13 …) songs on your list?

And, hey, it’s Monday, so let’s have some fun with this. If you share in the comments your last Shazams, or at least the last new-to-you songs you’ve discovered some other way, you’ll be entered to win a mix CD from me. 

Let’s be honest – I’m sounding older by the moment. I know there are all kinds of ways to make playlists online to share, but who doesn’t like real mail and a mix CD to listen to while you’re driving around? {Tweet that.} Hey, at least I’m not going to send you a mix tap – because then I’d be really, really old.

So, use the Rafflecopter below for other ways to enter and be sure to log your comment below as an entry to officially count. I’ll choose a winner on Monday, March 21. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

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This post was inspired by my blogging friend Mary Carver. That's just one of her Shazam-related posts. She's got a couple others here and here.  

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