Great Loves – a.k.a. Nostalgia Ink

I started a playlist project well over two years ago at this point I’ve entitled “Great Loves”. Here’s the snippet of journaling that spawned it, followed by some updated thoughts.


Thanks to social media I often find myself looking back in time wondering…was I the asshole? All those people that show up in my ‘you might know’ section on Facebook are like a knife at times.

Awhile back I started an entry to discuss how music is so entwined with emotion and memory for some. For me, it led to thinking about a song that I could associate to the ‘great loves’ of my life. That eventually spawned into a playlist now containing upwards of 100 songs, each very clearly tied to someone I have held affection toward at some point in my journey across this great big rock.


I initially started this project as a way to remember the people I have held romantic inclinations toward. Ultimately though I’ve expanded it to include the folks I have considered soulmates at one time or another on my path through this little garden of life.

As new songs enter my life, or old ones revisit thanks to a road trip I happily add minute after minute of other people’s words to that list. Each note pulling at the heartstrings of my past, sometimes bringing warmth to the chest or to the eyes.

I thought I’d share that list here from time to time, because I like having backups of my backups, really.

The Scratch 7 Year Bitch Viva Zapata!
Say Something (feat. Christina Aguilera) A Great Big World Is There Anybody Out There?
Whataya Want from Me Adam Lambert For Your Entertainment
Turning Tables Adele 21
Rumour Has It Adele 21
Everything Alanis Morissette So-Called Chaos
Head over Feet Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
Would? Alice in Chains Dirt
Back to Black Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Consider This Anna Nalick Wreck of the Day
Bleed Anna Nalick Wreck of the Day
Wreck of the Day Anna Nalick Wreck of the Day
Suckerpunch Bowling for Soup Let’s Do It for Johnny!
The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows Brand New Deja Entendu
Marry You Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Leave a Trace CHVRCHES Every Open Eye (Special Edition)
Paper Boats (feat. Ashley Barrett) Darren Korb Transistor (Original Soundtrack)
Gypsy Bitch Devil Doll The Return of Eve
King of Brooklyn Devil Doll Queen of Pain
You Are the Best Thing and the Worst Thing Devil Doll Queen of Pain
St. Christopher Devil Doll Queen of Pain
Sparkle & Shine Econoline Crush The Devil You Know
Ex’s & Oh’s Elle King Love Stuff
Good Girls (from the “Ghostbusters” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Elle King Good Girls (from the “Ghostbusters” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Single
Tiny dancer Elton John Greatest Hits 2003-2004
Good Enough Evanescence The Open Door
Call Me When You’re Sober Evanescence The Open Door
Stay With Me Finch What It Is to Burn
You’ve Got The Love [*] Florence + the Machine Lungs
Kiss With A Fist Florence + the Machine Lungs
We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) Fun. Some Nights
Wicked Ways Garbage Version 2.0
Tell Me Where It Hurts (Orchestral Single Edit) Garbage Tell Me Where It Hurts
Tell Me Where It Hurts (Guitars Up Single Edit) Garbage Tell Me Where It Hurts
Control Garbage Not Your Kind of People
Queer Garbage Garbage
Sex Is Not the Enemy Garbage Bleed Like Me
Why Do You Love Me Garbage Bleed Like Me
Untouchable Garbage Beautiful Garbage
Because the Night Garbage Because the Night – Single
If I Lost You Garbage Strange Little Birds
Wondering Good Charlotte Young and the Hopeless
Dance Floor Anthem Good Charlotte Good Morning Revival
You Don’t Own Me (feat. G-Eazy) Grace Memo – EP
Last Night On Earth Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Worry Rock Green Day Nimrod
Here’s To Us Halestorm The Strange Case Of [Deluxe Edition]
Colors Halsey BADLANDS (Deluxe)
Ghost Halsey BADLANDS (Deluxe)
Drive Halsey BADLANDS (Deluxe)
Hold Me Down Halsey BADLANDS (Deluxe)
Wicked Little Town (Reprise) Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Original Cast Recording)
Wicked Little Town (Reprise) Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Original Broadway Cast Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
The Long Grift Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Original Broadway Cast Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Sugar Daddy Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Original Broadway Cast Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Lips of an Angel Hinder Extreme Behavior
Better Than Me Hinder Extreme Behavior
Take Me to Church Hozier Hozier
I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) Icona Pop This Is… Icona Pop
Demons Imagine Dragons Night Visions [Best Buy Exclusive]
The Way I Am Ingrid Michaelson Girls and Boys
Love Interruption Jack White Blunderbuss
Love U Forever Jenny Lewis The Voyager
Slippery Slopes Jenny Lewis The Voyager
She’s Not Me Jenny Lewis The Voyager
Circle The Drain Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Teenage Dream Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Hot N Cold Katy Perry One of the Boys
Thinking of You Katy Perry One of the Boys
Waking Up in Vegas Katy Perry One of the Boys
I Kissed a Girl Katy Perry One of the Boys
Never Again Kelly Clarkson My December
Addicted Kelly Clarkson Breakaway
I Want You Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted
I Do Not Hook Up Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted
My Life Would Suck Without You Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted
Yoü and I Lady Gaga Born This Way
Perfect Illusion Lady Gaga Perfect Illusion – Single
You Don’t Own Me (Single) Lesley Gore 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Lesley Gore
My Immortal Lindsey Stirling My Immortal – Single
Supernova Liz Phair Whip-Smart
Good Love Never Dies Liz Phair Liz Phair
Para-Noir Marilyn Manson The Golden Age of Grotesque
Through With You Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
The Sun Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Tangled Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Back at Your Door Maroon 5 It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
Can’t Stop Maroon 5 It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
Won’t Go Home Without You Maroon 5 It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
If I Never See Your Face Again Maroon 5/Rihanna It Won’t Be Soon Before Long [US Deluxe Edition] Disc 1
Dear Future Husband Meghan Trainor Title – EP
Sippy Cup Melanie Martinez Cry Baby (Deluxe Edition)
Cough Syrup (The Voice Performance) Melanie Martinez Cough Syrup (The Voice Performance) – Single
I’m the Only One Melissa Etheridge Yes I Am
End It on This No Doubt Tragic Kingdom
Don’t Speak No Doubt Tragic Kingdom
Ex-Girlfriend No Doubt Return of Saturn
Counting Stars OneRepublic Native
If My Heart Was a House Owl City Ocean Eyes
Walk of Shame P!nk The Truth About Love
Slut Like You P!nk The Truth About Love
True Love P!nk The Truth About Love
Just Give Me a Reason P!nk The Truth About Love
Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely) P!nk I’m Not Dead
Glitter in the Air P!nk Funhouse
It’s All Your Fault P!nk Funhouse
Mean P!nk Funhouse
Crystal Ball P!nk Funhouse
Please Don’t Leave Me P!nk Funhouse
I Don’t Believe You P!nk Funhouse
Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
Hallelujah Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor
I Caught Myself Paramore Twilight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Decode Paramore Twilight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Still Into You Paramore Paramore
Ain’t It Fun Paramore Paramore
The Only Exception Paramore Brand New Eyes
Because the Night Patti Smith Group Easter
Easy Lover Phil Collins Hits
1, 2, 3, 4 Plain White T’s Big Bad World
Erotic City Prince/Revolution The Hits/The B-Sides
Like a Friend Pulp This Is Hardcore
Stand By You Rachel Platten Wildfire
Under The Blacklight Rilo Kiley Under The Blacklight
Silver Lining Rilo Kiley Under The Blacklight
Bullet Proof Rilo Kiley Take Offs and Landings
Portions for Foxes Rilo Kiley More Adventurous
Does He Love You? Rilo Kiley More Adventurous
Living Dead Girl (Subliminal Seduction Mix) Rob Zombie American Made Music To Strip By
Toxic Rumer Willis Toxic – Single
What I See Serial Joe (Last Chance) At the Romance Dance
Unintended Serial Joe (Last Chance) At the Romance Dance
Silently Screaming Serial Joe (Last Chance) At the Romance Dance
Completely Serial Joe (Last Chance) At the Romance Dance
You’re Mine Sinomatic Sinomatic
Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart Stone Temple Pilots Tiny Music…Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop
Unglued Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Still Remains Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Wicked Garden Stone Temple Pilots Core
Mine Taylor Swift Speak Now (Deluxe Edition) (CD1)
Style Taylor Swift 1989
Wildest Dreams Taylor Swift 1989
Out of the Woods Taylor Swift 1989
I Just Wanna Be Mad Terri Clark Pain to Kill
Love Song The Cure Disintegration
Nothing Better The Postal Service Give Up
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now The Starting Line With Hopes Of Starting Over
Strange Hellos TORRES Sprinter
Habits (Stay High) Tove Lo Queen of the Clouds (Blueprint Edition)
Moments Tove Lo Queen of the Clouds (Blueprint Edition)
Cool Girl Tove Lo Lady Wood
YOUTH Troye Sivan Blue Neighbourhood (Deluxe)

 

 

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