Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions are inspired by Britpop Tuesday. Though the 5 are not all in the Britpop genre, they share a style and aural feel that connects with the genre and sound quite keen together. Tuesdays feel like an in-between day, not quite the weight (and often dread) of a Monday, not the middle place that Wednesday holds, not a Friday eve, Friday itself, or the weekend. No, Tuesday seems a bit forgotten. Insignificant to the week as a whole, yet here we are, every week, another Tuesday. Music helps me make it less insignificant. Any day can bring something good.
The first song is “Slowly, Slowly” from Magnapop. AT the start of the song, the guitar, and the tick-tock clock sound reminds me so strongly of Veruca Salt’s “Seether”. I bet they would mash-up together well. Veronica Falls’ song “The Box” is up next. This one was a re-discovery from a playlist made by a mutual music freak friend, a few years ago. Track 3 is Sleeper’s “Inbetweener”, a favorite song of mine, and one I listen to (and obsess over) often. Ash’s “Cocoon” follows next, and then its The Wedding Present’s “Make Me Smile (Come up and See Me)” that brings this Top 5 to a close. The first time I heard this song was when Duran Duran covered it, live, on a b-side. Honestly, I’m into both versions.
I hope you enjoy these 5 songs, and that it makes for a more significant Tuesday for everyone. 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 – 10/10/17
1. “Slowly, Slowly” by Magnapop
“In a quiet room, you wait.
In another room,
2. “The Box” by Veronica Falls
“I know I’m cold,
I know I’m cold.
I know you’re warm,
but you’re in too hard.”
3. “Inbetweener” by Sleeper
“She stops for a coffee,
she smiles at the waiter,
He winks at his friends,
and they laugh at her later.”
4. “Cocoon” by Ash
“Four close apartment walls,
I shudder and withdraw.
Sealed in a second skin,
no daylight filters in.”
5. “Make Me Smile (Come up and See Me)” by The Wedding Present
“Blue eyes, blue eyes –
how come you tell so many lies?”
Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day for Tuesday
I hope you enjoy today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring Magnapop, Veronica Falls, Sleeper, Ash, and The Wedding Present.
Be sure to Tune in tomorrow for the next round of Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day.