Wednesday’s Top 5 Music Obsessions are a list of lilting, feeling-full and sonically beautiful songs that have made me feel better today. Kicking a cold and dealing with some stresses and worries have made this week challenging, but the music, as always, is helping ease my worries – or at least distract me from them for a short spell. Soul, Indie Folk and Pop, and Trip Hop make for a beautiful set of 5 tracks that I hope you will find enjoyable too. We are halfway to the weekend, so press play and turn up the volume for this Wednesday Edition of the Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.
Song 1 is the incomparable Al Green and one of my favorite songs of his, “Simply Beautiful”. Next up is Beth Orton’s “Concrete Sky”, from the album Daybreaker – both a song and album I have not heard since the mid-to-late 90’s. It comes thru my speakers carrying with it a few really lovely memories of a good friend, handwritten letters, and real mix tapes. Sam Cooke’s “Bring It on Home to Me”, my absolute and forever favorite of his, comes in as Track 3, and then its Nouvelle Vague’s delightful Depeche Mode cover, “In a Manner of Speaking”. The last track for today is Elsiane’s “Mechanics of Emotion”, a new discovery song and artist for me today, thanks to Spotify’s weekly Discover playlist.
I hope you enjoy these 5 songs, I know that I sure am. Click the Spotify and YouTube links above to hear today’s Top 5, as well as the rest of the week, as it unfolds. Don’t miss a single day!
Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – 10/4/17
1. “Simply Beautiful” by Al Green
“If I gave you my love,
I tell you what I’d do –
I’d expect a whole lot of love out of you.”
2. “Concrete Sky” by Beth Orton
“Save your soul,
I’ll save some of you.
Save my soul,
feel like I’m falling fell like I’m falling,
and there’s a concrete sky.”
3. “Bring It On Home To Me” by Sam Cooke
“I know I laughed,
when you left,
but now I know I only hurt myself.”
4. “In a Manner of Speaking” by Nouvelle Vague
“Oh, give me the words,
give me the words,
that tell me nothing.”
5. “Mechanics of Emotion” by Elsiane
“How am I supposed to heal you,
and reach your love,
and reach your love?
How am I supposed to keep you,
and reach your love?”
Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day for Wednesday
I hope you enjoy today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring Al Green, Beth Orton, Sam Cooke, Nouvelle Vague, and Elsiane.
Be sure to Tune in tomorrow for the next round of Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.