Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 5/12/17
Have you heard the news today (oh boy)? It’s Friday! That means that right here, right now Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day are a Mix of Fantastic Friday Songs. Are you ready for them? Today’s 5 is a Musical Meet-Up of old and new, brought together to help us all celebrate the almost-here onset of the Weekend. Time to Press Play and Turn Them Up to Loud.
Song 1 is an early Favorite Track from the New (just released today) Album from Paul Weller (pictured below). Tune in later today for a review of his New Release, a “sure thing” for the Top 5 New Releases of the Week. Next up is Halsey’s “New Americana”, the Song I woke up with Singing in my mind. Lesley Gore’s Classic “You Don’t Own Me” is spinning in the number 3 spot, which leads up to the New LCD Soundsystem Single, “call the police”, which is a Pretty Addicting Tune. We wrap up with DIIV’s (pictured below) Song, “Is the Is Are, the Title Track from their recent Album of the same name.
So, there you have it. Why don’t you settle in, get comfortable, and let the Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day take over for a spell. Oh, and don’t worry, if you miss a day you can always catch up through the links above. Each days Songs are Added to the Spotify and YouTube Playlists (see the links above) for the Week, for your Listening, and Music Obsessing Pleasure.
1. “Satellite Kid” :: Paul Weller
“I’m so out,
I’m really in.”
It’s Paul Weller New Album Release Day! So excited! Giving it a First Spin and this is the Song that jumped out at me immediately. I love the Bluesy-Rock vibe to this one, catchy and raw and rockin’.
2. “New Americana” :: Halsey
“We are the new Americana.
High on legal marijuana.
Raised on Biggie and Nirvana.
We are the new Americana.”
I woke up with this Song Singing in my mind. Partially because my daughter has been working on a stripped down version of it to Sing for an Audition she is going on. So catchy, with sharp Lyrics which at first reminded me a bit of Lorde’s debut Release, and a little of Lana Del Rey’s Song “Ride”, but now has come into its own space.
3. “You Don’t Own Me” :: Lesley Gore
“And don’t tell me what to do,
don’t tell me what to say,
when I go out with you,
don’t put me on display.”
One of my Favorite 45″ Records I would listen to from my Aunt’s Collection of Music. One Summer, while staying with her and my Grandparents, I would Play it every morning, first thing, and always Sing-A-Long.
4. “call the police” :: LCD Soundsystem
“And we don’t waste time with love,
it’s just death from above.”
There is this Delicious 80’s New Wave Vibe to this Song that I am Digging so much. If I didn’t know better I would bet that it was from the early 80’s. I close my eyes and I feel transported to 1981.
I Turn Up the Volume Louder, and then Louder still. Oh My Stars, this Song makes me want to dance – right now.
5. “Is the Is Are” :: DIIV
“You ain’t the first to realize.
You ain’t the first to look in my eyes.”
And this Track takes me back to the very late 80’s/early 90’s. Think First Stone Roses Album. That Sound and Sensibility definitely permeates this Song, especially the Guitar work. Its all their own Sound, too, genuine and original. But I still do hear that Stone Roses influence swirling through.
Happy Friday everyone! We hope you enjoyed Friday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day! We hope you Pressed Play and Turned Up the Volume as Loud as you could.
Did you have a Favorite Track?
What Song, or Songs, are you Musically Obsessed with today?