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Tune in Tuesday: My Teen Self #1

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I’m so excited to take part in GReads’ Tune in Tuesday this month for an excellent theme: songs I listened to when I was a teenager. This is going to be so much fun and — I am just imagining — incredibly angsty. Oh the joys of high school. Pre-iPod! Listening to mix cassette tapes on band trips, exchanging mixes on CDs, and how a lot of my music taste was influenced by songs I was twirling to in band.

Today’s songs are some I learned of from one of my classmates/super good friends, Karina, (who may or may not read this! Hi friend!) in our junior year creative writing class. She and I always ended up partners somehow or sitting next to each other. I had this notebook that I would COVER in notes and lyrics. I still have it somewhere. Anyway she was always doing the same thing and introduced me to Alana Davis, Plumb, Ginny Owens, and Avril Lavigne. Enjoy! – Estelle

Alana Davis: 32 Flavors. (I had no idea this was a cover of an Ani DiFranco song.)


Plumb: Here With Me


Ginny Owens: If You Want Me To


Avril Lavigne: Complicated

Oh geez… I think I have to go write in my journal now. haha. Oh high school.

July 8, 2012 - 11:02 am

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July 6, 2012 - 8:45 am

Rachel - I remember listening to all these songs too! And I didn’t know 32 Flavors was a cover either. Great song picks.. I think I will have to listen to all the youtube videos you posted now 🙂

July 3, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Ahaha, oh Complicated. I loved that song SO much. I still flash back to my 15-year-old self and flip out when I hear it on the radio every once in a great while.

July 3, 2012 - 10:23 pm

elena - HE WAS A SK8TER BOI, SHE SAID SHE YOU LATER BOY. Good times, good times. It’s weird how much Avril has changed!

July 3, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - Oooh okay I remember loving the Strokes, John Mayer before he was cool, and I went through a huge Bob Dylan phase. Oh and I definitely took a Phantom Planet poster with me to college.

July 3, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Jenny - I had forgotten all about 32 flavors! thanks! That was such a good one!

July 3, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Estelle - Hollie, Sk8tr Boy was another one I used to play SO loud in my car. Oh god. I thought I was the coolest. Maybe? I don’t know actually. I *was* coming home from band practice. haha

July 3, 2012 - 2:15 pm

Estelle - A, your teenage years were like 5 minutes ago. I’m old!!! Just say it.

July 3, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Estelle - Eva, ha! I’m so glad you knew one of the other songs! I used to write these lyrics in my journal all the time.

July 3, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Estelle - BB, YES! I used to love her first CD and then slowly my interest in her died out. I don’t think her latest stuff is as good, and I wonder if it was because she was marketed at this teen audience all the time. Not sure. Glad we could share in our Avril love!

July 3, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Born Bookish - I remember when you couldn’t go five minutes without hearing Avril Lavigne on the radio! I used to love her, but now her music has changed so much I haven’t liked her last couple of CDs =(

July 3, 2012 - 12:05 pm

Eva, The Book Stoner - OMG! I love the memories these songs remind me of! ♥ Here With Me

July 3, 2012 - 11:47 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Ooh, I love 32 Flavors! And Avril was definitely around in my teenage years, specifically with this song – I used to belt it out all the time haha.

July 3, 2012 - 10:15 am

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - Oh, I loved Avril Lavigne so much when I was younger! Let Go was one of my favourite albums ever. 🙂

July 3, 2012 - 9:46 am

Liz @ Elizziebooks - This month’s theme makes me so nostalgic! LOVE IT. :]

July 3, 2012 - 8:57 am

Ginger - Oh high school is right! I remember jamming to some Avril back in the day, but I think I was 21 hahaha.

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