11 November 2010

Of Grief and Playlists: Bye, NU 107

If time travel became possible today and I came face-to-face with my 16-year old self, I would probably sneer at whatever 31-year old me would say.  For one thing, 16-year old me would NEVER believe I'd be depressed over the closure of a rock radio station 15 years later.

What had happened to me?  Bubblegum-pop-music-loving me was introduced to NU 107.5 and alternative music, that's what.  Little did I know that it was fate.

We all grieve in different ways.  The only way that made sense to me was to make a "Bye NU" playlist.  Originally, it was supposed to include only the songs played by the DJs after their farewells, but I decided to also add songs we recalled being played during NU's final week & those we heard first or only on NU.

NU, thank you for being brave and true.

Color It Red - Paglisan 
Granddaddys (orig. Beatles) - Revolution
Sandwich - Masilungan
The Simple Minds - Don't you Forget About Me
Modest Mouse - Float On
Pearl Jam - Spin the Black Circle
The Smiths - There is a Light that Never Goes Out
Boomtown Rats - I hate Mondays (not played, Quark's farewell song)
Rivermaya - Sayang (also not played, Francis Brew's farewell song)
Eraserheads - Ang Huling El Bimbo

(# - reader's contributions)
Mazzy Star - Fade into You #
Sinosikat - Turning my Safety Off #
Sinosikat - So Blue #
Narda - Kusina #
Narda - Nico
Up Dharma Down - Oo
Up Dharma Down - Maybe
Versus - Double Suicide
Hilera - Define
Alamid - Your Love (1st ever NU Rock Awards Song of the Year winner :-))
Junior Kilat - M16
Radioactive Sago Project - Astro

Imago - Rainsong (thanks, Candice!)
Imago - Spolarium
Boldstar - Kumot at Unan
Drip - Kabilugan ng Buwan
Taken By Cars - Uh Oh
Taken By Cars - A Weeknight Memoir

Chris Cornell - Black Hole Sun
Filter - Take a Picture
Eraserheads - With a Smile
Blur - Song 2
Blur - Coffee and TV
Chris Cornell - Sunshower
Ciudad - Sipilyo
Ciudad - Dessie Belle
Ciudad - It's My Emptiness
Ciudad - Corina Turina
Death Cab for Cutie - I will follow you into the dark
The Dambuilders - Drive-by Kiss
Imago - Akap
Imago - Alay
Boldstar - Anchor
Boldstar - Accident Prone
Boldstar - Boom Desire
Meryn Cadell - The Sweater
Mono - Life In Mono
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Let There Be Love
Phantom Planet - Anthem
Phantom Planet - Lonely Day
Radiohead - High And Dry
Sandwich - Butterfly Carnival
Semisonic - Closing Time
Sugar Hiccup - Five Years
Sugarfree - Mariposa
Sugarfree - Unang Araw
Sugarfree - Telepono
All American Rejects - Swing Swing
Jesus Eat World - Sweetness
The Flys - Got You Where I Want You
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Wannadies - You And Me Song
Sarah Maclachlan - I Will Remember You
Eraserheads - Balikbayan Box
Eraserheads - Light Years
Eraserheads - Alapaap
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Twisted Halo - Brad
Twisted Halo - Public Service Announcement
Twisted Halo - Miron
Itchyworms - Buwan
Itchyworms - Antipara
Itchyworms - Bituin
R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It
GNR - November Rain
Razorback - Ikot Ng Mundo
The Dawn - Tulad Ng Dati
Ben Folds - Still Fighting It
Ben Folds - Gone
Ben Folds Five - Brick
Ben Folds Five - Song For The Dumped
Suede - Positivity
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Smashing Pumpkins - Drown
Smashing Pumpkins - Landslide
Smashing Pumpkins - Perfect
Smashing Pumpkins - Today
Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
Cynthia Alexander - Comfort In Your Strangeness
Cynthia Alexander - You & I
Cynthia Alexander - Daisy Chain
Fiona Apple - Paper Bag
Fiona Apple - Shadowboxer
Fiona Apple - Fast As You Can
Tori Amos - Spark
Tori Amos - Sleeps With Butterflies
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Foo Fighters - My Hero
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Rooney - Blueside
Marjorie Fair - Waves
New Radicals - You Only Get What You Give
Cranberries - Linger
10,000 Maniacs - Because the Night
Divinyls - I Touch Myself
Weezer - Say It Ain't So
Weezer - Island In The Sun
Snow Patrol - Run
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
Silent Sanctuary - Ingat Ka
Orange and Lemons - Just LIke a Splendid Love Song
Orange and Lemons - Hanggang Kailan
Plus Minus - One Day You'll be There
Noel Cabangon - Kanlungan
Urbandub - Soul Searching
Urbandub - Gone
Color It Red - Na Naman
Fatal Posporos - Love Bus
Fatal Posporos - Pudgy
Fatal Posporos - Sili Song
Pedicab - Dito Tayo sa Dilim
Pedicab - Bleached Streaks
Juan Pablo Dream - Nice Place
Dicta License - Alay sa mga nagkamalay noong dekada nobenta
Slapshock - Agent Orange
Francis M and Ely Buendia - HIgante

This is a work-in-progress. You are most welcome to contribute :)

*Thanks to Jeibi and Jazz for your contributions :)
*NU logo image sources here and here.
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