Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 4/24/17
Welcome to the Best Songs for a Monday right here with Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day. The Music is ready to rev you up and keep you going so Press Play and Turn Up the Volume. Mondays are Better when there are Great Tunes to accompany you throughout the day.
This Monday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions begin with my Favorite Song from The Clash, off of the London Calling Album. Next Up is The Jam singing about shopping, a Perfect Pair Up with The Clash’s “Lost in the Supermarket”. Pretenders (pictured above) bring us Song 3 with “Kid”, off of their Quintessential Self-Titled Album. A New-To-Me Band, Teleman, brings in Song 4 with their Track “Glory Hallelujah”. Thank you, Spotify Discover for the Musical-Introduction. The Hollies Bubblegum Classic “Bus Stop” brings the Top 5 to a close, which hopefully has you feeling all ready to take on the Day. Here’s to Music getting us through our Mondays.
Click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify or YouTube link to listen to the Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I add each five songs shared to both playlists each day, so they expand as the Month unfolds. Each Month will have its own ever-expanding Playlist, so if you missed a day, or a past week, it’s all there for your audio perusal.
Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day:
1. “Lost in the Supermarket” :: The Clash
“I wasn’t born so much as I fell out,
nobody seemed to notice me.
We had a hedge back home in the suburbs,
over which I never could see.“
My Favorite song from The Clash. I love the way it Lyrically captured a day in the life, from the mundane grocery shopping chore, to the feel of the suburbs with a hedge that you can’t see over (as if you can’t see past this existence to anything else). Stellar Songwriting here, and such a Great Listen.
2. “Shopping” :: The Jam
“High town – high street connections,
with clothes at the top of my list.
You could steal things from the jewelry department,
but you can’t take kind or steal a kiss.”
The Perfect companion the The Clash’s “Lost in the Supermarket” is another example of Stellar Songwriting capturing day-in-the life, the desire for a different life, but feeling stuck all the same. I love the line “but you can’t take kind or steal a kiss”. There is this feeling of “faking it until you make it”, dressing the part, striving for something. There is something so “Mod” about it all. Weller’s writing, it always just blows me away.
3. “Kid” :: Pretenders
“But you forgive,
though you don’t understand.
You’ve turned your head.
You’ve dropped my hand.“
I Love Chrissie’s Voice in this Song. I Love the coming together of Sixties and New Wave that can be heard in this Track. This is definitely in my Top 5 of Favorite Pretenders Songs.
4. “Glory Hallelujah” :: Teleman
“Happy ever after.
Thank you for the late night call…
I look forward to Spotify’s Discovery Playlist every Monday. There is always at least 3 or 4 Song, Artist or Band’s that are New-To-Me, and who I end up enjoying, digging deeper into, and often adding to the Daily Top 5 Music Obsessions list. This is this Monday’s first New-To-Me Discovery from the New Monday Discovery Playlist.
5. “Bus Stop” :: The Hollies
I say –
‘please share my umbrella.'”
I woke up with this Song in my head. It was a Musically-welcomed start of my day.