My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 3/31/17
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Today’s pick of Best Songs for the day, My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day for the last day of March, for the last Friday of the month, start off with a solo Ian McCulloch song from his 1989 album, Candleland. Number two from My Top 5 is a song from the just-released-today New Goldfrapp Album, Silver Eye. Coming in at number 3 in My Top 5 Music Obsessions is also from a just-released-today New Album, this one from one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Aimee Mann. Junior Parker’s stunning version of “Tomorrow Never Knows” is next, and a new discovery of mine, “Broadripple is Burning” (the Daytrotter Sessions) wraps up Friday’s My Top 5, and there we have it, the start of Friday, and the end of March.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a March wrap up of Top 5 songs, with a link to hear them all.
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. “Proud to Fall” :: Ian McCulloch
“But from start to finish,
I was proud to fall.
And, I fell so deep within it,
I got lost inside it all.”
I vividly remember unpacking this Album the day of its release during a morning shift at the record store I worked at, in 1989. I broke one open immediately and gave it a spin in the store’s stereo, and this song, along with “Faith and Healing”, were my First Listen Favorites.
2. “Anymore” :: Goldfrapp
“You’re what I want.
You’re what I need.
Give me your love.
Make me a freak.”
The first single released off of the New Goldfrapp Album (out today), Silver Eye. It is the dance-iest track I’ve heard, thus far, from the album, and the most straightforward. As I often say here, this track should be turned up to loud.
3. “Patient Zero” :: Aimee Mann
“And in the hills,
where all the sunshine,
close enough to almost touch the lights of the canyon.”
Capturing Los Angeles in the lyrics. Capturing the isolation, the juxtaposition of bright skies and the constraint of shadows. Telling another story of someone who seems both relatable, and new. Another of so many reasons why Aimee Mann is one of my favorite singer-songwriters.
4. “Tomorrow Never Knows” :: Junior Parker
“Lay down all thoughts,
surrender to the void.
It is shining,
it is shining.”
Such a gorgeous version of this song. Breathtaking, really. Quite grateful for my fellow Music Freak boyfriend for ever introducing me to amazing songs.
5. “Broadripple is Burning” (Daytrotter Sessions) :: Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s
“There was love inside the basement,
where that woman used to lie,
in a sleeping bag we shared upon
The floor almost every night.
and everything that I have loved,
has turned to stone.
So, pack your bags and come back home.”
I heard this song for the first time on my drive home from work. It came on Pandora, on one of my artist specific stations (Paul Weller) that I’ve added some variety to. It caught my attention immediately, especially lyrically, and I had to pull over to the side of the road to see who it was, and what the song was called, so that I’d be able to hear it again. I am such a sucker for a good song told story, and this is certainly one.