Debbie Harry, Top 5, Top 5 Music Obsessions

Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 5/16/17

Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day



Tuesday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day are all about Women in Music, featuring some of the Best Songs from some of the Best Women in Rock. Lyriquediscorde will be adding a day of the week just for Women in Music, and Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day is a Teaser for what’s to come with that.

Debbie Harry (pictured below) and Blondie start us off with one of my Top 5 Favorite Blondie Songs, “Dreaming”. From there, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders bring us their Quintessential Hit Song, “Brass In Pocket”. Song 3 comes from Polly Jean Harvey, with a Song off my Favorite Album of hers, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea. Next up is Jenny Lewis’ Song “Slippery Slope”, from her Amazing Album, The Voyager. Last, but not least, is Tori Amos (pictured below) with one of her Signature Hit Songs off of the 1994 Album, Under the Pink. These 5 Women in Rock will leave you wanting more. These 5 Songs will have you hitting Repeat, again and again.

So, there you have it. Tuesday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day. Turn Up the Volume and Sing-a-Long today with these Amazing Female Music Makers. Oh, and don’t worry, if you miss a day of Music Obsessions you can always catch-up through the links above. Each day’s Songs are Added to the Spotify and YouTube Playlists for the Week, for your Listening, and Music Obsessing Pleasure.

Debbie Harry, Top 5, Top 5 Music Obsessions


1. “Dreaming” :: Blondie

You asked me what’s my pleasure,
a movie or a measure?
I’ll have a cup of tea,
and tell you of my dreaming.
Dreaming is free.”

Debbie Harry, and Blondie, were one of my earliest Music Obsessions. As a young, pre-adolescent girl, I used to save up my allowance and walk to the local department store (Montgomery Ward used to have a Vinyl Record department), or later, to this tiny Record Shop that had a huge collection of 45’s, and buy Records. My first 45’s were all Blondie Songs, and this Song was definitely among my collection.

2. “Brass in Pocket” :: Pretenders

Got motion,
restrained emotion,
been driving,
Detroit leaning.
No reason,
just seems so pleasing.
Gonna make you, make you,
make you notice.”

The Video to this Song was an early MTV standard. I remember seeing it so much in those early Music Video days. I used to keep a notebook full of Songs I Loved that I’d see the Videos for on MTV, and I would put little x’s next to each every time I got to see them Play. This was high on that notebook list.

3. “One Line” :: PJ Harvey

Do you remember the first kiss?
Star shooting across the sky.
To come to such a place as this.
You never left my mind.”

One of the Best Tracks off of my Favorite PJ Harvey Album. Though I Love two others of her earlier Albums, it is this one – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea – that I have never been able to get enough of.  I Love the Storytelling on this Album (This Song included), and I also love what is left out of the Stories. The missing pieces. They act as a Muse to me. My writer’s mind wants to fill in the blanks, and that leads to wanting to create an entirely different Story. This Song, among others on that Album, have been part of Soundtracks for works I’ve been writing – many times over.

4. “Slippery Slopes” :: Jenny Lewis

If for just one second,
it helps us to remember,
that we like each other the most.”

The entire Album of The Voyager tells a series of Stories about growing up, about real and complex relationships, about being a woman – especially of a certain age, and of all the things that make a life. This Song is an example of what I mean. A Song about relationships while being on the road/Touring, the dynamics of fidelity, and lack thereof, and how one survives it, in a couple, together. This is also a cutting edge Song for  Woman to Write and Sing, especially in terms of the acknowledgement of infidelity on the road.

5. “Cornflake Girl” :: Tori Amos

Never was a cornflake gir.l
Thought that was a good solution.”

I woke up this morning with this Song in my head, which led to this All Women in Rock Top 5, which also got me thinking about dedicating a weekly post to Females in Music. So, hey, Thank You Tori.

Tori Amos, Top 5, Top 5 Music Obsessions

Leave a Reply