My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/14/17
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Tuesday arrived quickly this week. The music plays while March flies by, faster than January and February seemed to. Perhaps this is something that happens when you are happy, feeling engaged in each moment, and satisfied with where you are right now. That isn’t a feeling I’ve had too often in my life, but I certainly have it now. I don’t take it for granted, no. I cherish it. Turn the music up, sing-a-long, and feel damn lucky to be alive, in this life, in my life, right now.
Today’s MY Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day start with my favorite track off of Blur’s most recent album, The Magic Whip. From there I hit play for a track off Wolf Alice’s EP with the same title – “Blush” quite possibly being my favorite track of Wolf Alice (see pictured above). Arctic Monkeys’ “505”, tied for favorite with a “Mardy Bum”, comes in at song number 3, then there is a newly discovered track from The Courteeners. We finish up today’s 5 with Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger”, a song I referenced in a conversation I was having with my carpool early this morning.
You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I add each five songs shared to the playlist each day, so the playlist evolves as the week does.
My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day
1. “Ong Ong” :: Blur
“To the isle of the black kites and the wishing tree,
I wanna be with you.
On the slow boat to Lantau through misty seas,
I wanna be with you.”
I feel this song today something fierce, especially the wanderlust/longing to travel sentiment with someone you love sentiment.
2. “Blush” :: Wolf Alice
I can’t stop hitting replay on this song today. I bet if you press play, you will want to replay when it ends, too. The song still brings chills to my skin, the kind that snake up and down my spine, and trigger the prickle feeling of tears in my eyes. It is just such a beautiful song.
3. “505” :: Arctic Monkeys
“I’m going back to 505,
if it’s a seven hour flight,
or a forty-five minute drive.
In my imagination you’re waiting,
lying on your side,
with your hands between your thighs.”
Cinematic and sexy – don’t you just want to makeout to this song?
4. “Are You In Love with a Notion?” :: The Courteeners
“Why are you so in love with,
why are you so in love with a notion?”
New (to me) band discovery alert. I have a feeling more songs of The Courteeners are going to be showing up in these lists in the future.
5. “Don’t Look Back in Anger” :: Oasis
“Cause you said the brains I had went to my head.”
I love that lyric. The irony in it, the winked eye sarcasm. I like it almost as much as the lyric “please don’t put your life in the hands of a rock and roll band who’ll throw it all away”. Truly a lot of truth right there.