Hello all,hope your new year is going well so far. Its that time again where I share with you what I'm listening to!
First up is a song from a foreign powerpop group called "Hey You" by the band Pony Pony Run Run. This song could be at the end of any 80's movie or in the soundtrack at least. This song is amazing. One of my Russian friends sent it to me and I'm glad she did! The chorus sounds amazing with all the instruments and synths working together oerfectly as the singer sings "hey you,you know you don't have to go!" LISTEN
Following the trend of foreign music (its still in the English language,no worries), we have "Locked Out" by Red Wire Black Wire. This song is very rare in the states and I was lucky to get my hands on a download. Its not on YouTube, so check it out LISTEN
Next up is "Everything I Wanted" by Punchline". I did a review on this blog so you know I love this song (and the whole EP), with my favorite line from the song being "Your out of your mind but I can't Get you out of mine" LISTEN
"Shiver" by Coldplay,off of their debut album "Parachutes" is next on my list. This song is simply wonderful and beautiful. It had been quite some time since I had listened to it until this past week. The guitar riff literally sends shivers through my body (maybe thats what they were going for hence the song title?) LISTEN
"White Nights" by Oh Land is my pop choice of the week. Oh Land is a very interesting artist, and her music videos are something that someone Stoned out of their mind would make. But nonetheless, I love this song. The melodies and choruses are well done and very catchy. I have Beavis and Butthead to thank for me finding this song. LISTEN
Next is "Bounce" by alternative band The Cab. This an old song from 2006 that I recently came across. The chorus is the best part of the song "bounce bounce baby bounce...back to me" LISTEN
Moving on, we have "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz. This is his first release in going on 4 years. You may remember his huge hit "I'm Yours". And this new track looks like it will be going for a top 5 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 as it has been in the #1 spot on iTunes for 6 days straight (as of me posting this blog). Its another well done song from Mraz. I'm a fan! LISTEN
"Something Good Can Work" by Two Door Cinema Club is next on my favorites list this week. They are a Brittish band, and I defintely suggest checking out their album "Tourist History" from which this song is off of. This song is so catchy and fun, as is the whole album. LISTEN
"Safe and Sound" (featuring the Civil Wars) by Taylor Swift is an amazing song. So soft and quiet and well played and produced. You guys know I love anything Taylor does, but this song is seriously a song anyone can enjoy if you love mellow music sometimes. LISTEN
"Bully" is the brand new song from rock band Shinedown. These guys are amazing, I've loved all of their albums and this certainly has done anything BUT change that point of view. This song is hard rocking with lyrics that have a good meaning, and I dedicate those lyrics to my fucking boss. He needs to hear this song lol. Anyways.... LISTEN
Next is "Hurting" by Friendly Fires. This song is perfectly smooth and islandish if you know what I mean. LISTEN
Finally,we come to the end of the list. I recently downloaded the entire catalog of The Beatles music. All the albums. And I'm slowly listening to it all so I can have a better appreciation for the gods of music. My pick for the week from them is "Helter Skelter" which some people describe as 'the first metal song ever'. This song is hard rocking and especially hard for the time in which it was made! Love this band, and I hope you guys appreciate them too! LISTEN
Until next time guys,peace. Thanks for reading.