Top 5 Music Obsessions featuring Phoebe Bridgers

Mondays are tough sometimes. Back to work, back to bad commutes and long to-do lists, back to early mornings and the weekday juggling of my time and attention. But, Mondays are also first days, start over days, start something new days, and a day I get to work from home – at least in the afternoons. So that’s not too bad at all.

To celebrate the not too bad parts of this Monday I’ve put together my Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day, and BONUS – they are all cover songs. Cover songs are a love (and obsession) of mine and today they seemed the best choice to push through the tough Monday bits, and see my way through to the good stuff.

What are you listening to, and obsessing over, this Monday? Is it helping you get to the good stuff (or at least see your way through the tough Monday bits?) Music always helps me.

Top 5 Music Obsessions – February 10, 2020

Follow along for the month of February on Spotify and YouTube

1. “Friday, I’m In Love” by Phoebe Bridgers
from Spotify Singles (2018)
Original song by The Cure

“Monday you can fall apart,
Tuesday Wednesday break my heart,
oh, Thursday doesn’t even start –
It’s Friday,
I’m in love.”

Friday I'm In Love Phoebe Bridgers - Top 5 Music Obsessions - Song 1

2. “I’m On Fire” by Electrelane
from the album, Singles, B-Sides, and Live (2006)
Original song by Bruce Springsteen

“Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife, baby,
edgy and dull,
and cut a six-inch valley through the middle of my skull.

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet,
and a freight train running through the middle of my head –
only you can cool my desire.
Oh oh oh,
I’m on fire.”

Electrelane I'm On Fire Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 2

3. “Can’t Stand Losing You” by Juliana Hatfield
from the album, Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police (2019)
Original Song by The Police

“I see you’ve sent my letters back,
and my LP records,
and they’re all scratched.
I can’t see the point in another day.
When nobody listens to a word I say.”

Juliana Hatfield Can't Sand Losing Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 3

4. “Don’t Do Me Like That” by J. Mascis
from the Single “Don’t Do Me Like That” (2019)
Original by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

“Listen, honey, can you see,
baby, you would bury me?
If you were in the public eye
givin’ someone else a try.
And, you know you better watch your step,
or you’re gonna get hurt yourself –
someone’s gonna tell you lies,
cut you down to size.”

J Mascis Don't Do Me Like That Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 4

5. “Sound And Vision” by Book Of Love
from the album, Lovebubble (1992)
Original by David Bowie

“I will sit right down,
waiting for the gift of sound and vision.
And, I will sing,
waiting for the gift of sound and vision.
Drifting into my solitude,
over my head.”

Book Of Love Sound And Vision Top 5 Music Obsessions Song 5

And just because it’s Monday, and we all need a little EXTRA on Monday, a BONUS 6th COVER SONG for you:

6. “Dreams” by Japanese Breakfast
from Spotify Singles (2018)
Original by The Cranberries

“I know I’ve felt like this before,
but now I’m feeling it even more,
because it came from you.
Then I open up and see,
the person falling here is me –
a different way to be.”

Top 5 Music Obsessions – February 2020