TOP 5 MUSIC OBSESSIONS OF THE DAY FOR JULY 20, 2017
Thursday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day is here to bring in the 5 Best Songs for this Week’s “Friday Eve”. These 5 Tracks are sure to help you get through the day and have you ready for the upcoming weekend, and Singing-A-Long to these 5 Songs that we can’t get enough of. Hopefully, they will Musically Obsess you, too.
Song 1 is “Always See Your Face” from Love (featured picture). This Track we had to play 3 or 4 times before we moved on to the next one. That next one is a stunner, too. Matthew Sweet’s “Evangeline”, one of our All-Time Favorite Sweet-Songs. You Am I is next donning some “Purple Sneakers” for Song # 3, which leads in so perfectly to The Decemberists and their Stellar Song, “Make You Better”. One of our Forever Favorite Songs ties up this Top 5 in the best way – The Velvet Underground (pictured below) with “I’ll Be Your Mirror”. This last Track we had to play about 5 times before this List was loaded and ready for you to Press Play.
Let’s hear it for this Fantastic “Friday Eve” Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day 5-Song Mix for Thursday. Be sure that you Turn Up that Volume and go ahead and lose yourself in the Music – we sure did. 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. “Always See Your Face” by Love
“And I know,
And I say,
oh, I say.
That no matter where I go,
I will always see your face.”
Released in 1969 (my birth year) on the Album Four Sail. At that time Arthur Lee was the only remaining original member of the ever-changing line-up of Love. This Song and much of the Album features a significant amount of double-tracking by Lee.
The Album was ranked # 1 by NME Magazine on their list of 101 Albums to Hear Before You Die.
If this Song sounds familiar, you may have heard it in the Film High Fidelity, a Lyriquediscorde Favorite.
2. “Evangeline” by Matthew Sweet
“Now if I called you up,
do you think you could deliver my soul?”
Matthew Sweet is often under-appreciated when it comes to Great 90’s Music. His Power Pop Sound and Well-Crafted Lyrics and Jangly Guitar all help to make him one of our Favorites at Lyriquediscorde.
This Song is definitely in the Top 5 Best from Sweet. Track 6 off of his Essential Album, Girlfriend which is a definite Must Hear.
“Evangeline” (along with “Your Sweet Voice”) were both followed by the Sound of a Vinyl Outgroove and a Phonograph Needle lifting off a record, which meant to signify the end of each side of the Album as though it were an LP.
It is said that “Evangeline” is Sung from the point of view of Johnny Six from the Comic Book, Evangeline.
3. “Purple Sneakers” by You Am I
“So we took a personality pill,
and something red to swill,
and now every fire has gone out,
in every heart that wanted to kill –
let’s call it a day.”
“Purple Sneakers” is the 3rd Single from the Album Hi Fi Way. It was Released in 1995 and reached # 24 in the 1995 Triple J Hottest 100.
How many other Songs can you think of that have Sneakers in them?
4. “Make You Better” by The Decemberists
“But we’re not so starry-eyed anymore,
like the perfect paramour you were,
in your letters.”
Such a Beautiful and Bittersweet Song about Love that is running its course.
Our Favorite Track from 2015 Album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. That Album Title is really how this Song feels – completely. Terrible and Beautiful all at the same time.
5. “I’ll Be Your Mirror” by The Velvet Underground
“When you think the night has seen your mind,
that inside you’re twisted and unkind,
let me stand to show that you are blind.”
One of our All-Time Favorite Love Songs, “I’ll Be Your Mirror”, by The Velvet Underground and Sung by Nico, appears on their 1967 Debut Album The Velvet Underground + Nico. It was also released as a Single a year earlier to the Album Release, with the Song “All Tomorrow’s Parties”, in 1966.
Lou Reed wrote the Song for Nico. Inspiration is said to have come about after Nico approached Reed after a show in 1965 saying, “Oh Lou, I’ll be your mirror.”