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  1. @wade_764

    “Gotta have opposites”

    I was tasked with identifying a particular emotion and selecting three songs that I believe capture this feeling for this assignment. The first song captured me from the first time I heard it. I love all types of music but have a special place for the sixties and seventies music. David Gilmour helped shape Pink Floyd into the eclectic sound that created a revolution in music. His solo album “There’s No Way Out Of Here”, which was recorded between Dark Side of the Mood and The Wall, features this song of the same name. The next song “Where Is My…
  2. @Bendire Thrasher

    Celebrate your New Attitude and Suck the Blood From My Wound

    “Choose an emotion (happy, sad, excited, hyper, sleepy, suprised, inspired, ect..) and then choose three songs that elect that emotion. Name emotion, the song, and why it makes you feel that way. This can be done in three separate tweets to allow for character count. Have fun with this!” ds106 Assignments: Emotional lyrics Music is […]
  3. @Marie-Lynn

    Happiness. Euphoria. Joy.

    For my final assignment this week, I chose to do “Emotional Lyrics” from the DS106 Assignment Bank. I really wanted to do this assignment because music has always been a big part of my life, and something that brings me great joy. Because of this, I decided “happiness” would be the emotion I’d use to pick the songs I’s like to share. However, “euphoria” and “joy” and close descriptors of this feeling as well. One thing I’d like to point out about this assignment is how hard it is to pick just three songs to talk about. As I said, music is something that makes me extremely happy and has a tendency to inspire me or put me in a creative mindset. Going off of that, I decided to pick three songs I always go to whenever I’m trying to get something done and just want to have fun. “Kyrie” Lyrics and Songfacts! “Self Control” Lyrics and Songfacts! “Jeopardy” Lyrics and Songfacts! One thing you might notice about each of these songs is that they’re from the ’80s. I know a lot of songs from ’80s and can say with absolute certainty it’s my favorite decade for music. I tend to be open to all genres from all decades, but the ’80s is my comfort zone full of songs that make me happy for simply existing. The first song I posted was “Kyrie” by Mr. Mister. If you haven’t heard this song, please go give it a listen! Like I mentioned in my Tweet, the opening lyrics in this song are in Greek. “Kyrie Eleison” means “Lord, have mercy.” The song is beautiful and sounds almost like a prayer without the context, however with that context it gets a deeper meaning. My mother used to play this song when I was a kid because it was big back in the ’80s when she worked as a DJ in an after-hours bar. We had it on vinyl, but sadly the record got displaced and we can no longer find it. This doesn’t stop me from loving the song, and it always puts me in a good mood whenever I hear it! The second song I included was “Self Control” by Laura Branigan. If anyone reading this doesn’t know who Laura Branigan is, I’d suggest looking up her more well-known song of ’80s fame “Gloria.” This song, however, is my favorite. In the words of Laura herself, “The song was about losing your self-control to the night or to someone.” However the lyrics themselves aren’t what elicit such happiness and joy from me. It’s her voice. Laura Branigan has one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard. If you ever have a chance to see an interview she did you’ll notice she seems a bit quiet and shy. Her singing voice is completely different from that, because she can really hit the high notes in her performances. This song is also one of the first I remember actually knowing all the lyrics to as a kid, even if I didn’t fully understand the meaning behind them. The final song I chose was “Jeopardy” by The Greg Kihn Band. For anyone unfamiliar with the song, no, it is not a reference to the show. “Jeopardy” is really nothing more than a feel-good catchy tune with a video that has more hidden meaning than the actual song lyrics. But this song makes me extremely happy. Like, get-up-and-dance and let-me-sing-at-the-top-of-my-lungs happy. I hear it and I cannot stay still. I really cannot describe why it makes me feel that way, other than the fact that the song just radiates that emotion for me. Greg Kihn has other songs that I like, such as “The Breakup Song,” but this is the one that just does it for me. All in all, these songs are really just a few out of dozens that make me feel this way. However, my goal was to find the songs that not only make me happy, but inspired as well. Since our theme for this class is Bob Ross, I wanted to share some of the songs I listen to that get me out of that dark place and make me want to stand up and do something. They’re joyful and inspiring, which is something I think Bob Ross would appreciate.
  4. @sunglasses260

    Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

    Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof Because I’m happyyyyyyyyy Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth Because I’m happyyyyyyyyy Those are some of the lyrics to the song “Happy”, a well-known pop tune that came out in 2013. We all have certain songs that make us feel […]
  5. @ari_squared

    Relaxation Station

    Assignment I chose “Emotional Lyrics“ from the Writing Assignments section for my first week 3 assignment. It really grabbed me because I’ve been listening to music a lot during the pandemic and already have my playlists sorted by emotion! Behind the Work I immediately went to my apple music playlists and chose “A-R-I-E-L“: a playlist […]
  6. @hrashhDS106

    Week Three Assignment Bank: Fortunes, Emotions, And All Love

    This week one of the assignments we were given was to choose assignments from the the “Writing Assignments” section in the assignment bank. All of the assignments combined have to have a total of twelve stars. The assignments I chose were “Dear Future Husband” (2 stars), “Emotional Lyrics” (3 stars), “Changing Fortunes” (3 stars), and “To My Mom” (4 stars). […]
  7. @samprice_ds106

    Emotional Lyrics

    For this assignment, we had to choose an emotion and then choose 3 songs that fit to that emotion and explain why. I decided to choose the emotion “happy”. I decided to only choose songs that came out in the 80s to relate it to our theme. Here are the songs I chose! Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!–I chose this song because it is my go-to dance song and dancing is one of my favorite things to do. When I was younger, my best friend and I made up a choreographed dance for this song so this […]
  8. @camowalker22

    Week 3: Assignment Bank

    Who Inspires You Someone who inspires me is Gary Vaynerchuck because he is brutally honest about how life is and how you need to be in order to make money and live the life you want. He doesn’t care about what others think of him at all and he preaches that you shouldn’t care what…
  9. @IezziHannah

    A Day in The Life…

    “What took you so long? I was worried sick!” Eleanor exclaimed. “Mother, you would not believe the day I had,” Hetta whined as she walked in dripping wet and shivering. “What happened to you?” Eleanor ran to Hetta, “you smell like caramel” she said with a confused look. “One of gigantors dropped something that splashed […]
  10. @ldeitrick


    Challenge: Choose an emotion (happy, sad, excited, hyper, sleepy, surprised, inspired, ect..) and then choose three songs that elect that emotion. Name emotion, the song, and why it makes you feel that way. *variation: I created a twitter account for my superhero Khatykra and wrote from her point of view Emotion: Homesick ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Even though I …
  11. @k8lynclements

    Love in the lyrics

    Emotional Lyrics – 3 Stars For this writing assignment, I decided to pick lyrics from songs that related to love. I wanted to get the perspective on love from my boyfriend, not just me. So for this, we each picked a song. First, I picked a song that made me think of him. Secondly, my he picked a song that reminded him of me. Finally, we picked one together that made us think of our relationship. My boyfriend said these lyrics...

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  12. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 3 (Week Three):

      Emotional Lyrics: Sentimental; of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia. Sentimental; I always told my dad this would be our daddy/daughter song at my wedding. — Kelsey Mooring (@melseykooring) September 14, 2017 Sentimental; I remember first showing Thomas this song whilst poorly singing it to him. — Kelsey Mooring (@melseykooring) […]
  13. @OliviaBreler

    Emotional Lyrics

    by strongest emotion for this song is love. Played at a close friend's funeral. #ds106 #WritingAssignments2043 — Olivia Breler (@OliviaBreler) September 14, 2017 is love to me. Reminds me of someone who became like a brother in a short time. #ds106 #writingassignment2043 — Olivia Breler (@OliviaBreler) September 14, 2017 is all love. Me …

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