Monday listicles

Confession time.

My name is Stasha and I am very indecisive. Normally this only means I let my husband choose for me from the menu and have 200 items in my shopping cart on Amazon I cannot commit to. But this week it creeped into Monday Listicles.

Naturally it is all Bruna’s fault. She choose a brilliant topic which resulted in me listening to my favorite songs on Youtube for 6 hours straight! So make sure you listen to at least one you never have before, because I have no idea how else to justify my Saturday…

Thank you again Ally for last week’s wonderful topic that also marked our highest number of lists linked! Go Ally!

I am itching to tell you about next week and Jackie! I simply love her blog and her writing and I am well chuffed she is our listicle inspiration. You mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spot Jackie among the linked lists this week and see what she wants us to write about next. Not sure who Jackie is? She is a lover of Jersey shores ( the beach and the ocean, not the silly show ), mother of two adorable girls, married to a man that whisks her off to tropical islands and a wonderful writer. Yep, that Jackie!

And now, let’s sing and dance!

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!

10 songs that best tell the story of my life

1. Kekec’s song

I grew up watching movies and reading books about Kekec, the brave shepherd. He is a well loved and known children’s character. I still remember lyrics to this song. He says it is best to be happy and spread joy. See, brain washed from young age.

2. Never ending story by Limahl

If you insist on making a movie about me, please let it be a tale like Never ending story. The end.

3. Just like heaven by The Cure

When I thought of myself as a teen, this song popped in my mind first. Makes me think of my mom too.

4. Mesecina by Goran Bregović

It’s a Balkan thing. If your blood is heating up and your feet are stomping as you listen to this tune, you must have Serbain heritage like I do. Also, Bregović wrote music for most of my favorite movies ever, so it is only fair he joins this project.

5. Aisha by Cheb Khaled

This is actual video of him performing in my home town. He has been a guest of That Other Music Festival (Druga Godba Festival) Ljubljana for more then a decade. It was my first encounter with arabic music. Love at first listen. Prompted me to travel to North Africa, study Arabic and eventually move to Middle East. My life would have been very different if it was not for raï music.

6. Hey Ya by OutKast

Most of my twenties were one big party. And this song makes me dance every time, just like it did in 2003.

7. Flow by Sade

And since every movie needs a good love scene I believe this is the song to be played in mine.

8. Molitva (Prayer) by Marija Šerafović

Winner of Eurovision 2007. I played it a lot during my pregnancy. This is for my son.

9. Je Veux by Zaz

I could not say it better myself. Words I live by! And a seriously great tune.

10. Landslide by Dixie Chicks

Play this at my funeral. Because time makes you bolder, children get older, I am getting older too. Also I want to die knowing I stood behind everything I ever said, just like Dixie Chicks. And it is my favorite song of all times…


It’s my party and I will complain if I want to. Since I am turning a year older on 31st, here are the US and UK #1 hits on the day I was born. Please make sure they never make it into my movie cause I really don’t like either!

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  1. Posted January 29, 2012 at 19:08 by Runnermom-jen | Permalink

    That is a wide variety of music!! My husband loves The Cure…I’m more of the OutKast girl myself ;)
    I never would have guessed you were indecisive.
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..The Soundtrack of My Life

  2. Posted January 29, 2012 at 19:17 by Bruna | Permalink

    Love HEY YA, from Outkast. Best song ever!

    I would definitely pay money to see the movie of your life :P
    Bruna recently posted..flashback: my life in song

  3. Posted January 29, 2012 at 19:17 by jacqui | Permalink

    I love the Cure and Outkast. You’re like me…I like some of almost every kind of music. Great soundtrack!
    jacqui recently posted..Well, This Is Awkward…

  4. Posted January 29, 2012 at 19:17 by Tonya | Permalink

    One of my all time favorite songs is Just Like Heaven! Ah… the memories!

    Some of the others on your list I have never heard before, but promise to check out.
    Tonya recently posted..Things Overheard At A Toy Store

  5. Posted January 29, 2012 at 19:17 by Tonya | Permalink

    P.S. I love the new look around here! Well done. :)
    Tonya recently posted..Things Overheard At A Toy Store

    • Posted January 30, 2012 at 00:48 by Stasha | Permalink

      Thank you so much, I felt like a bit of change. We look at our blogs everyday right? If they were shoes, we would wear a different pair more often…

  6. Posted January 29, 2012 at 19:39 by Lenore | Permalink

    Oh my goodness, this is all kinds of good, Stasha.

    I love the fact that you included Neverending Story. That is definitely one of my all time favorites. Plus, I love the fact that you like the Dixie Chicks. They do a fantastic cover of Landslide. Yes, yes, yes!! Taking the Long Way is a fantastic album – every. single. song.

    And the music you shared from your part of the world is phenomenal. Love every single part of this, Stasha. Very cool.
    Lenore recently posted..A lesson learned or a door closed

  7. Posted January 29, 2012 at 19:54 by Lisa | Permalink

    I love love love Landslide by Dixie Chicks. Their movie Shut Up and Sing is one I have watched numerous times. I don’t usually watch movies more than once. I cry everytime.
    Lisa recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Strike a Pose

  8. Posted January 29, 2012 at 20:10 by Audrey | Permalink

    Love the new look! And Dixie Chicks are one of my all time favorites! I have two of their songs going up on my list! :)
    Audrey recently posted..Better buy a lottery ticket, I’m feeling lucky

  9. Posted January 29, 2012 at 20:21 by Twisted Domestic Goddess | Permalink

    Oh goodness you know I’m gonna be up at like 4 am to work on this and be up half the night thinking about this!Oh well it’ll take my mind off the Western Washington trip
    Twisted Domestic Goddess recently posted..Looks like it’s time for a Western Washington roadtrip!Finally!

  10. Posted January 29, 2012 at 21:29 by Amanda | Permalink

    I love how you went from childhood right up to your funeral – and that is the perfect song for one! This was a great listicle topic. Once again it helped me get to know everyone better.
    Amanda recently posted..The Soundtrack Of My Life

  11. Posted January 29, 2012 at 22:30 by Bridget | Permalink

    Your list makes me embarrassed of all the lame songs on my list!
    Bridget recently posted..Occupy Minivan

    • Posted January 30, 2012 at 00:41 by Stasha | Permalink

      How dare you call Golden girls tune lame!! LOVE your list, we will make a mixed tape and listen to it in the minivan.

  12. Posted January 30, 2012 at 03:33 by Barbara | Permalink

    Ah the Balkan music. This reminds me of my Romanian wedding. And any list with The Cure is a great list!
    Barbara recently posted..The Music of my Life

  13. Posted January 30, 2012 at 03:53 by Jenn | Permalink

    Love it!!!
    Jenn recently posted..Monday Listicles: Soundtrack of My Life

  14. Posted January 30, 2012 at 04:36 by Jackie | Permalink

    What I love the most about your list is that I’ve only heard 50% of your list. It’s so expansive and worldly!
    Just plain awesome!
    Just like Heaven- the Cure giving those perfect sing along sons. And those lyrics to #9, it’s almost like a guide for a happy life, or wait…a GOOD LIFE!
    Jackie recently posted..Life is but a song

  15. Posted January 30, 2012 at 04:56 by {Unwritten} via Facebook | Permalink

    Love your listical today! Your saturday was well-spent. And I hope the story of my life will look a lot like Neverending Story, too! But I’m afraid it won’t, so I’ll just have to finish my own fictional stories to leave behind…

  16. Posted January 30, 2012 at 06:00 by Kim Pugliano | Permalink

    Ahhhh Dixie Chicks. I think the’re my favorite for everything . Next time I’ll just choose their album and make each song fit. LOVE your choices.
    Kim Pugliano recently posted..Comment on Monday Listicles 01/30/2012 by Heather

  17. Posted January 30, 2012 at 06:34 by Ado | Permalink

    I’m with Chicky – the Cure and Outkast. I’m on a slow computer as mine has died so I couldn’t press play on your songs yet but as Arnie says, “I’ll be back.”
    Ado recently posted..Make a Deck of Cards Valentine

  18. Posted January 30, 2012 at 06:57 by RoryBore | Permalink

    Love, love the variety in your list! The Cure played almost non-stop during those rebel teen years, but I find I still do enjoy their music as a, ahem, responsible adult. Love the Dixie Chicks on your list too!
    Having young kids in the house, I can’t say that my soundtrack is exactly what I would want it to be right now….but it is what it is, for now.
    RoryBore recently posted..Monday Listicles: The Beat Goes On

  19. Posted January 30, 2012 at 07:46 by Tracy | Permalink

    Oh, man. The Neverending Story was my favorite movie when I was a kid. That, and the Dark Crystal (which is kind of terrifying).

    Also, few songs make me feel happier than Just Like Heaven. That’s a great call!
    Tracy recently posted..Mix Tape

  20. Posted January 30, 2012 at 07:51 by Just Jennifer | Permalink

    Very interesting array of music. I think that Cure song is the only one of theirs I like. And the Dixie Chicks version of Landslide is really great.
    Just Jennifer recently posted..My Life’s Soundtrack

  21. Posted January 30, 2012 at 07:54 by Theresa Sonoda | Permalink

    Very interesting selection Stasha. Thanks for sharing. Your diverse and eclectic tastes in music don’t surprise me. I would have guessed your world was one of discovery, range and substance. And I was right! Lovely!
    Theresa Sonoda recently posted..Sara’s Sleep Part 3

  22. Posted January 30, 2012 at 08:01 by Miss Marina Star | Permalink

    I’m so glad that I wasn’t the only person who spent oodles of time on this week’s topic. I thought it was awesome!

    There were a few on your list that really resonated with me…Just Like Heaven (OMG- The CURE!) and Neverending Story (Atrayu!). Great list.
    Miss Marina Star recently posted..Soundtrack Of My Life

  23. Posted January 30, 2012 at 09:06 by Jessica | Permalink

    LOVE Hey Ya! One of my favorites, I cant believe I forgot about it! :)
    Jessica recently posted..My Life, in Song

  24. Posted January 30, 2012 at 09:49 by Katie E | Permalink

    Great list as always, Stasha! (And I love the new look, by the way – I’ve been busy/absent a couple weeks.) It’s interesting to see your choices since I haven’t heard so many of them. We do love Hey Ya at my house though. And I love the Dixie Chicks version of Landslide SO much!
    Katie E recently posted..Monday Listicles: A 10 Song Soundtrack of My Life

  25. Posted January 30, 2012 at 09:52 by julie gardner | Permalink

    Your list is so diverse – I’m impressed. I’m afraid any list of mine would include too much ABBA or REO Speedwagon. (Shudder.)

    So happy Almost-Birthday and I’ll try not to feel too old that you got the Bee Gees for the day of your birth and my song is Hey Jude.

    Really. Cool song, but I feel kind of ancient.
    julie gardner recently posted..Today call me laid

  26. Posted January 30, 2012 at 10:32 by Iza Trapani | Permalink

    Wow, Stasha! You are so darn understated- one astounding snippet of your life here, another one there. Now we learn that you know Arabic- and you’re probably fluent in other languages as well! I loved Kekec and how amazing that you found the video online! As for the Balkan music- well I must have some of that blood cause I definitely stomped my feet. Moltiva song- so emotional, and Zaz- wow can she sing (great song I agree and wonderful words to live by) and Landslide, definitely a winner.
    Amazing list, my friend!

  27. Posted January 30, 2012 at 12:09 by Jess | Permalink

    The song prompt would have been very hard for me. My taste in music changes all the time. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard the Neverending Story song.
    Jess recently posted..When Chickens Attack

  28. Posted January 30, 2012 at 15:22 by paul | Permalink

    I couldn’t decide either, so I didn’t way over the 10. you had Kekec, I had Flipper, Lassie and Skippy the kangaroo. LOL
    I can’t believe I forgot the Cure, and you are the only person I know other than a collegue who likes ZAZ Very eclectic list
    paul recently posted..The Soundtrack

  29. Posted January 30, 2012 at 15:26 by Bestfoodies | Permalink

    I have over 1400 songs in my Iphone…I use music as an extension of my emotions whether good or bad. Landslide is awesome…I have it under playlist…FAVS!
    Listening to music is never a waste of time…
    Bestfoodies recently posted..Listicles & Pinteresting Reviews

  30. Posted January 30, 2012 at 17:00 by Jamie | Permalink

    What a wonderful list…esp. after learning of your childhood. Some beautiful selections and sentiments.
    Jamie recently posted..Living a Vinyl Soundtrack in a Digital age.

  31. Posted January 30, 2012 at 18:09 by ava | Permalink

    Hey Ya and Just Like Heaven are two songs on my once upon a time bulky mp3 player!!! Very varied, like! :)
    ava recently posted..The Soundtrack of my Life

  32. Posted January 30, 2012 at 18:24 by [email protected] Wants This | Permalink

    Oh my, Aisha reminds me of my holiday in Tunisia in 1994!!!
    [email protected] Wants This recently posted..The Truth About Having A Second Baby

  33. Posted January 30, 2012 at 18:51 by Sarcasm Goddess | Permalink

    what a cool list! I haven’t heard several of the songs but I can’t wait to listen to them (I’ve already listened to a few). I love how music can inspire us. Love Hey Ya and Landslide!
    Sarcasm Goddess recently posted..My Soundtrack

  34. Posted January 30, 2012 at 21:27 by Jessica | Permalink

    First of all, Happy Birthday! Also: 1. Josh would love that kid. He lives by that creed. :) 2. I used to love that movie! 3. I never did get into The Cure. 4, 5, 8 – thanks for the lesson in culture. Good music! My feet stomped even without the Serbian heritage. :) 6. YES! Love it. 7. Love Sade, too. 9. This was my favorite. Great song! 10. I love this one, too. Bonus: I like “Stayin’ Alive” – my mom and I used to listen to the Bee Gees. The song on the day I was born was “Afternoon Delight” by The Starland Vocal Band. I could do without that one! :)
    Jessica recently posted..The Soundtrack List

  35. Posted January 30, 2012 at 21:31 by Recovering Supermom | Permalink

    Wow! I haven’t thought of The Never Ending Story in years! I love your wide variety of songs.
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..Awesome Songs From My Youth

  36. Posted January 31, 2012 at 00:53 by deborah l quinn | Permalink

    Happy Birthday! 31? Call that spring chicken time! And I love the new blog look (although I miss that dog!) OutKast–big fun tune time. Your time on Youtube was well spent (and how often do you get to say that…?) And double thanks for linking me up when I was running late today.
    deborah l quinn recently posted..Monday’s Listicle: Life Tracks

    • Posted January 31, 2012 at 02:48 by Stasha | Permalink

      Thank you my dear. 31?! I wish. No, no, it is today, on the 31st :) but I will go with the chicken thing, deal?

  37. Posted January 31, 2012 at 04:24 by BuySellWordpress | Permalink

    As for me, then my favorite song is “Molitva”. There is so much meaning in these words
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  38. Posted January 31, 2012 at 15:10 by Timber Doors | Permalink

    What a great list of songs some of your list is not familiar with me but all of them sounds great and cool. You know we have one thing in common we love music and you rock!
    Timber Doors recently posted..Timber Doors Brisbane

  39. Posted January 31, 2012 at 17:10 by Jamie | Permalink

    I kind of just did this for my high school post which is why I’m not here this week. I also wasted a Saturday plus some trying to decide. I love music though and have added all of these that I can find to my iTunes wish list so I can back and listen to them when I can really listen.
    Jamie recently posted..great expectations

    • Posted February 5, 2012 at 00:46 by Stasha | Permalink

      I remember your list! It is fun to go back in time, music wise, right?

  40. Posted February 1, 2012 at 11:04 by Kimberly S. | Permalink

    Love #9! Absolutely love it!
    Kimberly S. recently posted..Wednesday’s Woman: Role Models in Educational Technology

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