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Song In My Head: How Will I Know?

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A Whitney Houston fan, I’ve always liked this song, but I was surprised to find out that Sam Smith did an awesome cover of this song in his traditional ballad style of singing. During a leisurely Instagram browsing session I came upon a choreographed dance to the Sam Smith version and I fell in love…

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Song In My Head: Hurt Before

The other day I was leisurely waiting for my next patient when this old Corrs favorite started playing. I’ve always liked The Corrs, and I still regret missing their concert when I was living in the UK, thinking I’d have another chance someday. What chance? Royal Albert Hall and you make that stupid decision to miss it?

Anyway, the heart of the lyrics of most Corrs’ songs appeal to the common woman. For me, the passion in Andrea’s pleas, speak the truest emotions of women who are in pain, in love and hopeful. So when I was in highschool and living through my puppy love dramas, Andrea was my ADELE. Andrea Corr said the words I only whispered in my head.

Hurt Before

The Corrs

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Song In My Head: Sit Still Look Pretty

I was brought up to be independent. As the eldest of four girls, my military father made sure his children were strong enough to fend for themselves. Modified versions of “damsels in distress”, we do not exactly live our lives like MEN, but our parents made sure we were never helpless. We might not be completely strong and skilled, but we were taught to be quick with problem solving. Panic, you lose, you know? Well actually, you can panic—but then you have to know what to do next.
Growing up, my Papa also made sure we engaged in a lot of sports, so I did swimming and track. Then in high school, I was taught to fire guns and began to compete in women’s leagues. Finally, as soon as we could secure a student’s permit, we were taught how to drive and I drove myself to school in College.
This song, “Sit Still, Look Pretty” makes a stand for women who, even in this day, are objectified and pretty much limited in society. It stresses that we refuse to be treated like toys and trophy wives–we don’t want to “sit still, look pretty”, because why should we be diminished to some kind of display right? Women nowadays achieve career levels equivalent to men; we are educated to exhibit excellence and we are even better than them, sometimes (if not always).

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Song In My Head: I’ll Show You

When Justin Bieber’s latest album came out, noise about his songs came in louder and louder, especially when the song “Purpose” was released. It was a fresher, more mature Bieber, everyone kept saying. And I won’t be ashamed to admit it, but I downloaded the entire album and I enjoy listening to his music. The more mature Bieber wants to be taken seriously–and I get him.

 

I’ll Show You
-Justin Bieber-

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I Want to Have a Conversation with Adele

Once upon a time, I fell in love with Adele. I don’t exactly remember which song I first heard, but I remember listening through “19” and falling in love with the songs and her powerful voice. When “21” came out, I fell in love with her even more, and that’s when the love affair started. Adele is a common feature on my personal and clinic playlists. She is a staple on my karaoke song list and although I can never do an impressive rendition, I take it on with much courage.


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Big Girls Cry

I first heard Sia in “Chandelier”, that’s a good song too. I like Sia, she’s just all the about the music and I like artists like that. This song, I think, I just heard on the radio on my morning drive to work and I didn’t know it was Sia until I Shazam’d it. I immediately searched for it on Spotify and I’ve had it there for awhile until I listened to it intently, and realized this is MY SONG. Not exactly reflecting my emotions at the moment, but this speaks who I am. I am a big girl now—34 years old, quite grown, but I cry and I cry like a baby. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that…

Big Girls Cry
-Sia-

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Song In My Head: Breathe In, Breathe Out

I don’t exactly remember why and when I downloaded this song on my phone but I think I heard on the radio, Shazam’d it and it’s been there for awhile but I only just really appreciated this song recently. Anyway, I don’t even know who Tich is, but her accent is British, so let’s assume she is because I couldn’t be bothered to research about her. I used to play this song while driving because my singing voice (or the lack thereof) sounds good especially during the BRIDGE part, and I also like to play the start of the song to my sisters who used to take the MRT (train) to work everyday–saying this should be on their playlist.
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Tich

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