Monday morning, early alarm sounds, hot coffee poured, traffic jams, audiobooks, fresh starts, and to-do lists. Oh, and a new week of Top 5 Music Obsessions. Are you ready for Monday? Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions are eclectic and all over the Sonic map, and everything I’m needing (and Obsessing over) today.
What Songs are you Obsessing over today? What’s filling your ears up this Monday?
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Song 1 is my Favorite Led Zeppelin Song, “Tangerine”. It reminds me of one of my Favorite Movies, Almost Famous, and it reminds me of a certain Summer in the late 90’s, the way it felt to be alive, in my life, that Summer. A Summer of change, of promises, of new understandings, and of big, bold moves in the name of love.
Next up is a Song I discovered on Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlist, Sleepy Jackson’s “Good Dancers”. This Track feels like Summer, but not one I’ve experienced yet. More like a longing for a Summer that’s yet to come. I look forward to what this Summer has to bring for me, and I’m looking forward to a trip planned, and to long, warm evenings on the water.
Song 3 is one that immediately reminds me of my first dance in high school. I can see the basement of the church, I can feel the nervous butterflies in my stomach, the excitement and the naive ideas I had of what that dance would be like. And, I can hear this Song, “True” by Spandau Ballet, playing.
Beak>’s Track “That Cold” follows my ode to 80’s teenage nostalgia. This is a Track I stumbled on Sunday night and have been Obsessing over ever since. A dark electronic sound which hints at Goth and Industrial, but also at Punk and Trip Hop, and something else that I can’t quite put my finger on. Maybe a World Music Sound? A post-Dead Can Dance flavor? Whatever it all sums up to, I’m digging it.
Finally, last but not least, “Fever (Or a Flame)” by A Guy Called Gerald, featuring Wendy Page. This is some Electronic, Dream Pop goodness. It makes me feel like I’m floating away from Monday. A keen feeling, indeed.
Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day – April 23, 2018
1. “Tangerine” by Led Zeppelin
2. “Good Dancers” by The Sleepy Jackson
3. “True” by Spandau Ballet
4. “That Cold” by Beak>
5. “Fever (Or a Flame)” by A Guy Called Gerald, featuring Wendy Page
May your Monday be not just bearable, but something special. That there will be moments that break from the mundane, that you will remember to do something nice for yourself, and that you have Music to Obsess over.
I hope you enjoy Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring Songs by Led Zeppelin, The Sleepy Jackson, Spandau Ballet, Beak>, and A Guy Called Gerald featuring Wendy Page.