TOP 5 MUSIC OBSESSIONS OF THE DAY :: 5/23/17
Tuesday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day Feature some of the Best Songs from the Past and the Present, all Ready for you to Press Play, Turn Up the Volume, and Sing-A-Long to. Each Track is vying for your Aural Attention, so why not give them each a Spin and see if these Top 5 might just be Music for you to Obsess over, as well.
Song 1 is a Classic from Stevie Wonder (pictured below) that seems very fitting and timely for all of us this week. The world around us is definitely in need of some Love. Next up is a Song of Hope off of Paul Weller’s newest Album Release, A Kind Revolution. Track 3 is a Mary Wells Tune that flows so perfect into the Quintessential Northern Soul Song, “Satisfied”, by Bill Aiken. Last, but certainly not least, is an early Eighties Standard from Debbie Harry (pictured below) and Blondie, featured in the 1980 film American Gigolo, starring a young Richard Gere.
Here’s hoping you enjoy this Week’s Edition of Tuesday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day. Go on and Turn Up the Volume and Sing-A-Long to these 5 Great Songs – you know you Want to. 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.
TOP 5 MUSIC OBSESSIONS OF THE DAY:
1. “Love’s in Need of Love Today” :: Stevie Wonder
“What I’m about to say,
could mean the world’s disaster,
could change your joy and laughter,
to tears and pain.
It’s that love’s,
of love today.
send yours in right away.”
I’m not a religious person, but to me this Song feels like religion, the kind of religion that I could wrap myself around. There is so much Soul here. A kind of Spirituality in Song. Do you hear it in the Song, too?
2. “The Cranes are Back” :: Paul Weller
“There ain’t no chains on my back,
there’s only joy,
that freedom brings.”
Whether the kind of cranes with wings that take flight, or the kind of cranes that sit among new construction, “cranes” mean Hope in this Song. Seems something else we could all use right about now.
3. “Drifting Love” :: Mary Wells
“Is your heart made of stone,
cause everything I did was wrong?
If you know I really tried,
now all I do is sit,
An Ode to the ending of Love, or at least the slipping away of Love. This one makes me want to Dance despite the heartache feelings it also emits.
4. “Satisfied” :: Ben Aiken
Lord I’m feeling good now,
everything is alright,
sock it to me,
It may not be Monday anymore, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in a little Classic Northern Soul. This is definitely a Classic, one that will have you wanting to go out Dancing.
5. “Call Me” :: Blondie
“Color me your color, baby,
color me your car.
Color me your color, darling,
I know who you are.”
Blondie’s “Call Me” Single was one of the first Vinyl 45’s I owned as an adolescent, paid for with saved up babysitting money. I think I may still have it, too. I remember Playing this Song over, and over, and over again.
There you have it, Tuesday, your Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day were a Sheer Delight of Great Songs. Hope you all Pressed Play and Turned that Volume Way Up, and Enjoyed Today’s 5 Songs.
Did you have a Favorite Track?
What Song, or Songs, are you Musically Obsessed with Today?