One of the things I admire in myself is that I’ve never given up on music. I don’t mean music in general. I mean that I’ve never hunkered down in my youthful music preferences and declared there is no good music any longer. On the contrary, I have an insatiable hunger for new music. I want more, and I derive a hefty amount of pleasure in the hunting and gathering of new music. My ears are always open for new songs, and sounds.
Today’s Top 5 Music Obsessions starts off with something new. One of my bands to watch of the year, Sorry’s track “Right Round the Clock” is a definite song-obsession of mine. I can’t stop hitting repeat. Keep a listen for a lyric that might remind you of Tears For Fears’ “Mad World”.
Next up is another new-to-me song. Mattiel’s “Keep the Change” showed up on my weekly Spotify Discovery Playlist. After one listen I immediately saved the song in my Top 5 Music Obsessions file, and also have it sitting and waiting for my next curated Playlist.
And now for a few not-so-new-to-me songs. I like to mix old with new, known with the newly discovered. I like the way songs hang together and mix. It is the magic of a mixtape or Playlist. In some ways, it’s like being a musical chef, pairing different flavors together, making something delicious to listen to.
Song three is Charlotte Gainsbourg’s “The Operation” from her album 555. I love Charlotte and her songs. Then its a track from one of my favorite artists of all-time, Stevie Nicks. “Wild Heart” takes me right back to the early ’80s, and endless music listened to in my poster-covered teenage bedroom. And last, but never least, is my favorite David Bowie song. “Heroes” is incredibly special to me. The song is overflowing with memories and meaning. I will never not want to hear it play.
Top 5 Music Obsessions – May 23, 2020
1. “Right Round the Clock by Sorry
“I’m feeling kinda crazy,
I’m feeling kinda mad.
The dreams in which we’re famous are the best I’ve ever had.”
2. “Keep the Change” by Mattiel
“And I’ve wasted all my time.
Don’t pay me any mind.”
3. “The Operation” by Charlotte Gainsbourg
“I want to explore you.
I’m gonna get under your skin,
so you can feel me running through your veins.”
4. “Wild Heart” by Stevie Nicks
“Something in my heart died last night.
Just one more chip off an already broken heart.”
5. “Heroes” by David Bowie
“Though nothing will keep us together.
We could steal time,
just for one day.”