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Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 6/29/17

Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day



Thursday’s Top Music Obsessions of the Day Features an Eclectic Mix of Sound and Style. These 5 Best Songs for a Thursday are a combination of Classic, Electronic, and Indie. There is a Soothing quality to all 5, some familiar, and some new to the ears. We are almost to the weekend. We are at Friday Eve, the precipice to the end of the week. This Top 5 will get you there if you Press Play and have a Listen.

Song 1 is a Classic Lou Reed Song that you just have to Sing-A-Long to, at the very least you have to Sing the “Do-Do-Do’s”. Next up is Massive Attack’s Quintessential Hit, “Teardrop”, with the Exquisite Elizabeth Fraser on Vocals. Turin Brakes is Track 3 with a Song from their 2001 Album The Optimist, which leads so perfectly into Girl Ray’s Song, “Trouble”. Kraftwerk comes in with “Computer Love” to end Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions with some Electronic goodness. You may be wanting to Return to the Top of the 5, Press Play, and start all over again.

We are almost to Friday, almost to the Weekend, and this Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day Playlist should help carry us right on through. If you missed any of the past days-of-the week Top 5’s you can catch-up, or hear them again, at the Links above. Each Day’s Songs are added to the Spotify and YouTube Playlists, compiled with Love and Music Obsession, for your Listening, and Music Obsessing Pleasure.

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1. “Walk On the Wild Side” :: Lou Reed

“Candy came from out on the island,
in the backroom she was everybody’s Darling.
But, she never lost her head,
even when she was giving head.
She says, hey baby,
take a walk on the wild side.”

Songs about Cities, about days-in-the-life, especially of people on the outskirts of the mainstream, are a Favorite at lyriquediscorde.

“Walk on the Wild Side” is on Lou’s 2nd Solo Album, Transformer, Released in 1972. The Song was Produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, and came out as a “Double A-Side” with “Perfect Day” on the flip. The Song received wide Radio coverage, despite its touching on taboo topics (at the time) such as transsexuality, drugs, male prostitution, and oral sex.

In the US, RCA released the Single using an edited Version of the Song without the reference to oral sex.

The Song tells a series of snippet stories of individuals, and their journeys to New York City. These were mostly regular “superstars” at Andy Warhol’s New York Studio, The Factory – Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling (see Lyric above), Joe Dallesandro, Jackie Curtis, and Joe Campbell (referred to in the Song by his nickname, Sugar Plum Fairy).

2. “Teardrop” :: Massive Attack

“Love, love is a verb.
Love is a doing word.”

Such an absolute and utterly Gorgeous Song.

“Teardrop” is a Song by Massive Attack, Featuring Elizabeth Fraser on Vocals. It was Released as a Single in April of 1998. It is the 2nd Single from Massive Attack’s 3rd Album, Mezzanine. The Song became a UK Hit, peaking at # 10 on the UK Singles Charts, in 1998.

3. “Emergency 72” :: Turin Brakes

“Well all my colours bleed for you.
Can’t you see them running?”

You can hear the early Aughts in this Song. It is reminiscent of a lot of Heavily Indie-Soundtracked Television Shows at the time, especially on the then network, The WB. Can’t you just hear this Song playing on The OC?

4. “Trouble” :: Girl Ray

“So, I guess that I’m in trouble again.
I’m in trouble, trouble, trouble,

Catchy and Melodic, New Discovery Girl Ray, and the Song “Trouble”, is Infectious. You will not be able to Listen just one time.

Something about this Song is reminiscent of ABBA – a post-modern ABBA, but ABBA all the same. Do you hear it, too?

5. “Computer Love” :: Kraftwerk

“Another lonely night.
Stare at the TV screen.”

Released originally in 1981, this Song seems so relevant today. Kraftwerk has always been ahead of their time though.

“Computer Love” (in German: “Computerliebe”) is one of Kraftwerk’s Quintessential Hit Songs. It was Released originally as a B-Side to the Single “The Model”.

The main Melody was sampled by Coldplay in their Song “Clocks”. Can you hear it?

“Clocks” :: Coldplay

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We hope you enjoy this Friday Eve Mix of Best Songs for this Thursday Edition of the Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day. We hope you Press Play and Turn Up these Tunes from Lou Reed, Massive Attack with Elizabeth Fraser, Turin Brakes, Girl Ray, and Kraftwerk – and Enjoy!

Do you have a Favorite Track?

What Song, or Songs, are you Musically Obsessing over Today?


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