Day two of September’s Top 5 Music Obsessions. Today is a bank holiday which means no schedules to follow, no set time to wake up, and not as many “have-to” lists. Mondays are usually full to the brim with “have to” lists, so today is an appreciated retreat from lists and clocks and schedules.
Today’s obligations are good ones. A classic movie with my Mom. Time spent with my family. Something new to try cooking for dinner with my oldest daughter. Some exercise and meditation and a few chapters in one of the memoirs I’m reading. Oh, and some time spent working on my own.
Now that I look at that, it does seem like a lot of “have to” and schedules and such. The difference is that all of the above are things I love to do, so that takes away the “have to” from it all, replacing it with “love to”. Yes, I even love exercise. Especially when I have a killer, slay-worthy soundtrack to go with it.
Some of today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions are definitely part of that killer, slay-worthy soundtrack. What songs do you like to workout to?
Top 5 Music Obsessions – September 2, 2019
1. “Good As Hell” by Lizzo
from the album, Coconut Oil (2016)
tired of the bullshit.
Go on dust your shoulders off,
keep it moving.
tryna get some new shit,
going to the pool shit.”
2. “If You Want It” by Jay Som
from the album, Anak Ko (2019)
“Just hold your head up high.
Forget your feelings for a while.”
3. “Soak It Up” by Houses
from the album, All Night (2010)
“And when the colors start fading on the videotape,
and the light burns holes in our eyes,
we’ll soak it up.”
4. “She Plays Bass” by beabadoobee
“Guess we’re both stuck in the same boat.
The world doesn’t seem to get us, though.
You’re just stuck in space.
Just playing your bass.”
5. “Thinning” by Snail Mail
from the album, Habit (2016)
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong.”
Top 5 Music Obsessions – September 2019