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    Now Listening: 100 Amazing Rock Songs (& A Fall OOTD)

    November 6, 2017 Amanda Cross 6 min read
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    If you didn't know this about me, my favorite music genre is rock. I started listening to rock music when I was almost 13 years old, and it is a genre that has stuck with me and gotten me through so much. To this day I love to jam out to rock music way too loudly in my ears. I will probably majorly lose hearing one day…actually I need to get a little better at not blasting music. Today I wanted to share an outfit of the day as well as 100 awesome rock songs for you to jam out to. These are some of my favorite tunes, y'all.

    Stay tuned until the end because I wrapped up all the songs into one playlist for y'all.

    Music Monday: 100+ Awesome Rock Songs (& An OOTD) | Today on the blog I am sharing a cute fall outfit and makeup along with 100+ rock songs that I adore and I hope you will too!

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    • Dance In My Blood by Men, Women, & Children
    • Straight Lines by Silverchair
    • You Are The One by Shiny Toy Guns
    • Hands in the Sky (Big Shot) by Straylight Run
    • Going Through Changes by Army Of Me
    • Sowing Seasons (Yeah) by Brand New
    • Shake It Out by Manchester Orchestra
    • What A Catch, Donnie by Fall Out Boy
    • Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
    • My Favorite Accident by Motion City Soundtrack
    • Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand by Primitive Radio Gods
    • 6 Underground by Sneaker Pimps
    • Shimmer by Fuel
    • Fade Into You by Mazzy Star
    • 21 Century (Digital Boy) by Bad Religion
    • Hunger Strike by Temple of the Dog
    • Wonderwall by Oasis
    • Self Esteem by The Offspring
    • Doin' Time by Sublime
    • Nutshell by Alice In Chains
    • Cult Of Personality by Living Colour
    • Fascination Street by The Cure
    • Mother by Danzig
    • Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode
    • In The Meantime by Spacehog
    • Like A Stone by Audioslave
    • Jesus of Suburbia by Green Day

    First things first, I have been playing around with a ton of dark make-up lately. You almost got a full black lipped look for this outfit, but I am still learning liquid lipstick and nobody needs to see that. I am sharing all the makeup I used down below, and it's all from ELF Cosmetics and super cost effective.

    Makeup Details

    Primer: Mineral Infused Face Primer (I use the clear one) | Foundation: Flawless Finish Foundation (I use Coco) | Highlighter: Beautifully Bare Highlighting Stick (I have on Champagne Glow) | Eye Color: Colors from the Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette (the 5th and 9th color) | Lipstick: Velvet Matte Lipstick (I have on Vampy Violet) | Finishing Spray: Makeup Mist & Set Spray

    • River of Deceit by Mad Season
    • Shake It Out by Florence + The Machine
    • Sun Of A Gun by Oh Land
    • Kill The Music by Against Me
    • In Defense Of The Genre by Say Anything
    • Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold
    • Dawn Of The Dead by Does It Offend You, Yeah?
    • Oh Lately It's So Quiet by OK GO
    • Reckoner by Radiohead
    • McFearless by Kings Of Leon
    • Everlong (Acoustic Version) by Foo Fighters
    • Warrant by Foster The People
    • Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance) by Silversun Pickups
    • Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Two Of Us by My Chemical Romance
    • Reptilia by The Strokes
    • The Funeral by Band Of Horses
    • The Man by The Killers
    • I Fought The Law by The Clash
    • Zero by The Smashing Pumpkins
    • I Think I'm Paranoid by Garbage
    • Human Behaviour by Björk
    • Y Control by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    • Silent All These Years by Tori Amos
    • Broken Promises For Broken Hearts by She Wants Revenge
    • Lover I Don't Have To Love by Bright Eyes
    • Make You Smile by +44
    • In The Morning by Razorlight
    • Perfect by Simple Plan

    Of all the music genres that l listen to now, I think rock will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first genre that I really clicked with. Listening to rock music made me feel like my feelings were normal, and I found a home in the community that many rock bands made possible. With that being said, if I could only listen to one music genre for the rest of my life (God forbid!) it would most definitely be rock. There is so much diversity in the genre, and I love it for that.

    I think I feel my best during blog photo shoots where I listen to music. Obviously, I jammed out to a lot of music during most of this photo shoot which is why I think I love so many of the photos from this shoot. I actually had to stop myself at 20 pictures, which is not usual. I definitely need to dig some more photos from this shoot out at a later date.

    • No Shows by Gerard Way
    • Panic by The Smiths
    • Never Miss A Beat by Kaiser Chiefs
    • Electric Feel by MGMT
    • Joker And The Thief by Wolfmother
    • Time Is Running Out by Muse
    • My Curse by Killswitch Engage
    • Ex's and Oh's by Atreyu
    • Tears Don't Fall by Bullet For My Valentine
    • Never Too Late by Three Days Grace
    • All Apologies by Nirvana
    • In Pieces by Linkin Park
    • Come Together by The Beatles
    • Time To Dance by Panic! At The Disco
    • Unbearable Why by Dr. Dog
    • Don't Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes
    • Can't Pretend by Tom Odell
    • Thank U by Alanis Morissette
    • Zombie by The Cranberries
    • I'll Let You Live by Taking Back Sunday
    • Discotech by Young Love
    • Far Behind by Candlebox
    • Rusty Cage by Soundgarden
    • Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
    • L.E.S. Artistes by Santigold
    • Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town by Pearl Jam
    • Do I Wanna Know? by Arctic Monkeys
    • Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

    To go along with my all of these rock songs, I chose an outfit that made me feel like a rockstar in  my own way. It is actually beginning to look like fall here in Arkansas, so I also wanted to make sure that I got plenty of fall foliage in my shots too.

    Outfit Details

    Cardigan: Walmart | Shirt: Cato (Regular | Plus) | Skirt: Torrid | Shoes: Rack Room Shoes (these booties are the comfiest, and they even got me through a Queen Bey concert so you know they have to be tough!)

    • Hurt by Nine Inch Nails
    • Welcome Home by Coheed and Cambria
    • Anna Molly by Incubus
    • Fix You by Coldplay
    • A Beautiful Lie by Thirty Seconds To Mars
    • The Rock Show by Blink-182
    • Paralyzed by The Used
    • Desecration Smile by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • The Feel Good Drag by Anberlin
    • This Is Who We Are by Hawthorne Heights
    • We're Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes
    • Girl's Not Grey by AFI
    • Seven by Sunny Day Real Estate
    • Always Where I Need To Be by The Kooks
    • I Turn My Camera On by Spoon
    • Barracuda by Heart
    • Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart by Stone Temple Pilots
    • Sweet Sacrifice by Evanescence
    • Such Great Heights by The Postal Service
    • Wolf Like Me by TV On The Radio
    • Float On by Modest Mouse
    • One by U2
    • What's Up? by 4 Non Blondes
    • Golden Skans by Klaxons
    • Song 2 by Blur
    • Loser by Beck
    • The River by Good Charlotte
    • Remember To Feel Real by Armor Of Sleep
    • Ain't It Fun by Paramore

    The Rock Out Playlist

    I couldn't end today's blog without giving y'all the full playlist. It took me forever to put these all on a playlist, and I wouldn't expect y'all to do it on your own. This playlist is over 100+ songs and it clocks in at almost 8 hours long. These songs are sure to offer you tons of entertainment.


    I hope you enjoyed today's post and look into my personal music library. These are songs I adore and I hope you find at least a gem or two to listen to.

    I have a couple of questions for y'all:

    Would y'all like to see another version of this post with other genres? What is your favorite music genre?

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    My name is Amanda Cross, and I am the blogger behind The Happy Arkansan. I am a blogger, freelance writer, and podcaster. When I am not creating content for any of my content online, I can usually be found baking, watching YouTube, or napping. I love helping millennials and young adults navigate the mess that is adult life. Keep reading for my thoughts and experiences.

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