Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day for July 10, 2017
Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day for July 10, 2017, welcomes in Monday by featuring 5 of the Best Songs to get us all to the other side of Monday, and to start this new week off right. We have an eclectic blend of Tracks to offer up today ranging from New Wave 80’s to 90’s Power Pop, to some early aughts Dream Pop. We hope these Top 5 Music Obsessions will have you Turning Up the Volume and Singing-a-Long while we all get through the start to another week.
Song 1 is from Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders (featured image), bringing in “Brass In Pocket” to get us all singing, and “Detroit leaning”. The Dandy Warhols are next with their pointed Track, “Not If You Were the Last Junkie On Earth”, a Song that was part of a band-battle with once friends Brian Jonestown Massacre. Track 3 is Frente! with their Big Hit, “Labour of Love”, which flows perfectly into Altered Images, “Don’t Talk to Me About Love”. Charlotte Gainsbourg (pictured below) ties it all up for us with “The Songs That We Sing”, a Song we can’t seem to get enough of over here at Lyriquediscorde.
Let’s here it for Monday and to getting through to the other side of it together, with 5 Songs to Turn Up and Sing-a-Long to. We hope you enjoy these 5 Songs and come back for more tomorrow. Don’t worry, if you miss a day along the way you can always click on the links above and do a little catching up. 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.
TOP 5 MUSIC OBSESSIONS OF THE DAY:
1. “Brass In Pocket” by Pretenders
“Gonna make you,
make you notice.”
The Perfect Song to start Monday with because we all know the words, don’t we? We all can be Singing-A-Long, whether in traffic, in the midst of a project, on the way home from a long day, or maybe even in the shower.
“Brass In Pocket” was the Pretenders’ 3rd Single and their 1st big success. It reached # 1 on the UK Singles Chart in 1980, # 2 in Australia later that same year, and # 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.
Chrissie Hynde has said she got the idea for the Song’s Title when, during an after-show dinner, she overheard someone enquiring if anyone had “Picked up dry cleaning? Any brass in pocket?”
2. “Not If You Were the Last Junkie On Earth” by The Dandy Warhols
“Heroin is so passe.”
As documented in the film Dig!, the song is dedicated to the band The Brian Jonestown Massacre, friends/rivals of The Dandy Warhols at the time, who in turn dedicated their own track “Not If You Were the Last Dandy on Earth” to them. Frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor revealed in an interview that the song is also about his girlfriend at the time who, according to him, had become a heroin addict while he was on tour.
Frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor revealed in an interview that the song is also about his girlfriend at the time who, according to him, had become a heroin addict while he was on tour.The song is known for its refrain “I never thought you’d be a junkie because heroin is so passé”. Because of this, the song has often been erroneously titled “Heroin Is So Passe” (most commonly without the accented e), although the song was later subtitled with this in some markets around the world.
The song is known for its refrain “I never thought you’d be a junkie because heroin is so passé”. Because of this, the song has often been erroneously titled “Heroin Is So Passe” (most commonly without the accented e), although the song was later subtitled with this in some markets around the world.
3. “Labour Of Love” by Frente!
“And I never knew before,
but I feel like a child in a cold, cold war.
sitting in suburbia,
waiting for the wind-up.”
“Labour of Love” was 1st Released on the EP of the same name. It is said to be most representative of the Singer, Angie Hart’s, vocal stylings which were, at the time, compared to Lisa Loeb.
The EP peaked at # 10 on the US Top Heatseekers chart.
4. “Don’t Talk to Me About Love” by Altered Images
“It couldn’t be that good,
although they said it would.
Just couldn’t be that good.”
So 80’s New Wave, a Musical Flashback to 1983 from the 1st note.
Altered Images were an early 80’s Scottish New Wave/Post-Punk Band fronted by Singer Clare Grogan. The band branched into mainstream pop music, having six UK Top 40 hit singles and three Top 30 albums between 1981 and 1983.
This Song was one of their 4 Big Hits.
5. “The Songs That We Sing” by Charlotte Gainsbourg
“I saw somebody who,
reminded me of you,
before you got afraid.”
Daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Charlotte is a Favorite Voice around here at Lyriquediscorde.
This Song is off of 5:55, an Album Released in 2006, that was the 1st Album that CHarlotte had Recorded in 20 years. She collaborated with AIR, Jarvis Cocker, and Neil Hannon, as well as with Radiohead’s main Producer, Nigel Godrich.
This was the 1st Single off of the Album. It was # 78 on Rolling Stone’s List of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.
We hope you enjoy this Monday’s Edition of the Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day, and that you Press Play and Turn Up these Tunes from the Pretenders, The Dandy Warhols, Frente!, Altered Images, and Charlotte Gainsbourg – and Enjoy!
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