Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 4/26/17
Here comes the Best Songs for Wednesday Harmoniously arriving via My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day. This Mix of 5 is combination of Fantastic Tracks from the 80’s and 90’s to fill your Wednesday with, and Turn that Volume Up to.
Track 1 is from the 80’s. 1983, to be precise. The Plimsouls Sing to us all about “The Oldest Story In the World”. Next up, Hole brings the 90’s in with “Dying”, from their 1998 Album, Celebrity Skin. Staying in the 90’s for a spell, Milla Jovovich (pictured above) comes in for Track 3 with “Gentleman Who Fell”. Prince brings a Song we heard a Cover to in Yesterday’s Top 5 with “When You Were Mine”, a Song he penned, but was originally made famous by Cyndi Lauper. The Top 5 comes to a close in the bathroom via The English Beat’s Stellar Song, “Mirror in the Bathroom”, from 1980, thus ending our Sonic Time Travel Wednesday through the 80’s and 90’s.
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. “Oldest Story in the World” :: The Plimsouls
“Tonight you can feel the season changin’.
You’ll never change when you’re,
no better than the weather.
but there’s rain in your heart.
You’re blown like a feather.”
My Favorite Song from The Plimsouls. Something about this Song reminds me of Paul Westerberg and The Replacements. I’d Love to see them play a show together, or maybe cover a Song from each other.
2. “Dying” :: Hole
“I’ve had it all forever.
I’ve had enough.”
It may not have made My Top 10 Hole Songs, but it is still one of my Favorite of their Songs (probably coming in at 11 or 12). After trimming the list down to 10 yesterday I kept returning to this song, hitting Play again, so it wound up here, in Today’s Top 5. Celebrity Skin is such a Great Album.
3. “Gentlemen Who Fell” :: Milla Jovovich
“Hey there, Mr. Talk Too Much,
what’s in store for us now?“
I had almost forgotten about this Song, and this whole Album. I remember having it on Cassette and playing it often in my car that year. This Song found its way on many Mix Tapes that year. This was a nice Flashback reminder, stumbling on this Song today.
4. “When You Were Mine” :: Prince
“When you were mine,
you were kinda sorta my best friend.”
Not available to embed from YouTube. I heard Cyndi’s version first, back when her Album She’s So Unusual came out. Then I heard the Original. It is one of my Favorite Songs, the Original, and a handful of Cover Versions. Which do you prefer?
5. “Mirror in the Bathroom” :: The English Beat
“Find no interest in the racks and shelves,
just a thousand reflections
Of my own sweet self, self, self.“
I woke this morning with this Song in my head. Recently, I watched a Show where they attempted to reunite the Band for a One-Night-Only Show. It didn’t work, but I enjoyed hearing each Original Member’s take on the Band and the Music. It reminded me how much I loved them, and this Song, my Favorite of theirs.