Fandom Friday: Songs That Changed My Life

Happy Fandom Friday! Today's topic is all about songs that changed my life, which I actually think is a difficult one for me! If I was told to make this list when I was around 16, it would of
been really easy for me. Now however, I don't listen to as much music I as I did when I was younger. I used to be constantly finding new bands to listen to and going to lots of concerts, whereas now, I don't go to concerts as much and I haven't discovered any new music in a few years, I just listen to the same old stuff I already know I love! At first I even thought that there hasn't been any songs that changed my life, but then I realised that if I hadn't listened to any of the music I listened to and became obsessed with when I was younger, I would have been a completely different person growing up!

So whether or not they did change my life at all, here are my 5 songs that have definitely had some significance in my life!

1. 5 Colours In Her Hair

When I was 12, I went to see Busted live at the Manchester Evening News Arena and discovered a band called McFly and fell in love with their music. Since then I've seen them I've seen live 7 times and met them 3 times. They were my favourite band throughout my teenage years!

This is a picture of 13 year old me and Danny Jones, guitarist and singer from McFly, at the signing of their first album, Room on the Third Floor, at The Trafford Centre. It was the day after my 13th birthday!

2. Party Girl

And this was the McFly song that ended their run as my favourite band. This song was just so different from anything they'd done before and it just felt like they'd changed so suddenly so I just stopped listening to them after that.

3. American Idiot

This was the first Green Day song I ever heard. I remember it so clearly. It was 2005 on a Sunday evening, and I'd just gotten home from horse riding, and every Sunday at 7pm, I used to listen to the top (can't remember how many) music chart on Radio 1 and American Idiot was in the chart and I was really excited because I'd heard people talk about Green Day but never heard any of their music before. Unlike McFly, I'm still listening to Green Day today and I've seen them 3 times now, I love them!

This is a picture of me and my dad in 2013, watching Green Day in London!

4. Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nirvana! I know this is generic song choice but it was the first Nirvana song I heard and it opened me up to a whole new genre of music, which took me down a very interesting path, going to lots of very noisy concerts and wearing too much eyeliner but it was all good fun!

This is a picture of me and my friend Tony with one our favourite bands, Set Your Goals. We went to college together and we'd go to lots of small gigs all the time and hang out with the bands afterwards! I think we were 18 in this photo.. He also came with me to my first ever Green Day concert!

5. Time Of Your Life

So I'm ending with another Green Day song because I have the fondest memory of this song. Standing right at the front row while they performed this song in front of thousands of people, who I could hear singing along behind me. Being front row at a Green Day concert is my favourite concert memory ever and whenever I hear Time Of Your Life now, I always think about that moment and it makes me smile every time :)

Ok! So that was a rambley post! But they are my top 5 songs that changed my life, so now let me know yours!

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♡ Katya