Thursday, May 26, 2016

#30DaySongChallenge 2016

Each summer, I participate in the #30DaySongChallenge. As regular readers of this blog already know, what that entails is my posting a song in response to a daily prompt for each of the 30 days of June, accompanied with some (long or short) post that accounts for why I chose that song for that day's prompt.  June 1 is next Wednesday, so this year's challenge is just around the corner!

This year, I've decided to return to the the "original" list of #30DaySongChallenge prompts, copied below. I've experimented with several iterations of that prompt-list over the last few years and none of them have worked out to be as generative and satisfying as the original list, so back to the basics it is. You know what they say: if it ain't broke....

As I've done in the past, I will post a link to my picks each day on my Facebook and Twitter feeds. And, also as I've done in the past, I invite everyone to play along. You don't have to write an explanation of your picks (like I will) and you don't need a blog (like this one) to participate.  You can just add your pick in the comments here each day, or you can post your pick on your own Facebook or Twitter feeds.

If you're interested, you can see my selections for the previous years by clicking on the following links:
2011 #30DaySongChallenge
2013 #30DaySongChallenge
2014 #30DaySongChallenge
2015 #30DaySongChallenge

What follows is the #30DaySongChallenge prompt-list for June 2016 that I will be using.  I invite all of you with blogs, Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter to join me in posting one song per day in response to the following prompts throughout the month of June. As in previous years, I'll use this page as an "anchor" page for my #30DaySongChallenge, which means that I will continually update this list with a link to my pick for each day as the month progresses.

Here's the list:

30 Day Song Challenge (2016)
DAY 01:  your favorite song (Here's my pick)
DAY 02:  your least favorite song (Here's my pick)
DAY 03:  a song that makes you happy (Here's my pick)
DAY 04:  a song that makes you sad (Here's my pick)
DAY 05:  a song that reminds you of someone (Here's my pick)
DAY 06:  a song that reminds you of home (Here's my pick)
DAY 07:  a song you never tire of hearing (Here's my pick)
DAY 08:  a song you know all the words to (Here's my pick)
DAY 09:  a song that makes you want to dance (Here's my pick)
DAY 10:  a song that helps you fall asleep (Here's my pick)
DAY 11:  a song from your favorite band/artist (Here's my pick)
DAY 12:  a song from a band/artist you hate (Here's my pick)
DAY 13:  a song that is a guilty pleasure (Here's my pick)
DAY 14:  a song no one would expect you to love (Here's my pick)
DAY 15:  a song that could be the theme song to your life (Here's my pick)
DAY 16:  a song you used to love but now hate (Here's my pick)
DAY 17:  a song you hear often on the radio (Here's my pick)
DAY 18:  a song that every bar band should know (Here's my pick)
DAY 19:  a song that bar bands should stop playing (Here's my pick)
DAY 20:  a song to listen to when you're angry (Here's my pick)
DAY 21:  a song that is best heard live (Here's my pick)
DAY 22:  a song you wish you had written (Here's my pick)
DAY 23:  a song you want played at your wedding (Here's my pick)
DAY 24:  your favorite song this time last year (Here's my pick)
DAY 25:  a song with utterly mysterious lyrics
DAY 26:  a song that is an "earworm"
DAY 27:  a song you wish you could play/sing
DAY 28:  a song from your childhood
DAY 29:  a song you want played at your funeral
DAY 30:  a song you discovered this month (during the Challenge)

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