My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/22/17
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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day for Wednesday, the eve of my birthday, the last day of my 47th year of a Music Obsessed Life. Today’s 5 starts with Andy Lewis and Paul Weller singing the question “Are You Trying to be Lonely?” Up next is The Housemartins celebrating “Happy Hour”. Sleep is the subject of Song #3, with Cornershop, then its Aztec Camera’s “Somewhere in My Heart”. The 5 Music Obsessions for today finishes with The Lightning Seeds’ “Change” (which is more about not changing).
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. “Are You Trying to be Lonely?” :: Andy Lewis & Paul Weller
“Are you trying to be lonely?
Well, it’s working for you.
Are you trying to be lonely?
What are you trying to prove.”
Weller Wednesday with a new Weller discovery off of Andy Lewis’ album, You Should Be Hearing Something Now!
2. “Happy Hour” :: The Housemartins
“Where they open all their wallets,
and they close all their minds,
and they love to buy you all a drink.”
I picked up The Housemartins’ album, London 0 Hull 4, in 1986, at Music Market, one of my favorite – at the time – record stores. It was the source of many music discoveries, albums I still have in my collection, and revisit on occasion. I thought of this song earlier today when a coworker was complaining about the stilted conversations at happy hours with other coworkers.
3. “Sleep on the Left Side” :: Cornershop
“Sleep on the left side,
keep the sword hand free –
whatever is gonna be,
is gonna be.”
I read an article about the health benefits of sleeping on your left side. Not once did they mention keeping the hand on the other side free for a sword.
4. “Somewhere in My Heart” :: Aztec Camera
“Somewhere in my heart,
there is a star that shines for you.
Silver splits the blue.
Love will see it through.”
Written by singer/songwriter Roddy Frame, and produced by Michael Jonzun, “Somewhere in My Heart” was the biggest hit by Aztec Camera. It was the 12th single ever released, and the 3rd single coming off of their 1987 album, Love. Love was the first Aztec Camera album I ever owned, bought at the same time I picked up a Cassette Single (remember those?) which had their cover of Van Halen’s “Jump”on the “b-side”.
5. “Change” :: The Lightning Seeds
“You never gonna to be like all those fools,
you’re going out tonight.
There’s nothing to lose,
you’re gonna give all a try.”
This feels like coming-of-age in a song.