On my Pandora that is! We have so many ways to get our music fix. My favorite remains to be Pandora. I frequent ITunes and am even one of those people that still makes the “mixed cd.” In fact, if your in communication with me at all in real life, you’ve most likely gotten a few. And don’t even get me started on Shazam. Best app ever!
Usually once a month, if not twice, I go through all my bookmarked songs, and compile a list. It’s an easy way to make a quick road trip playlist. To send a fun mix to a friend. To keep track of what really got you grooving at the time. Plus, it’s a wonderful reminder of your musical taste, or lack there of, over the years. I mean you haven’t lived if at some point in time, you didn’t live for Justin Timberlake. Sexyback is where it’s at.
So in no particular order, here’s my top 10.
Out Of My League by Fitz and the Tantrums
– One of my favorite get ready for the day songs. Catchy, and sing worthy. You might have trouble with that mascara because your booty is moving.
Falling by Haim
-These cool cats were just recently on SNL. A singing sister trio. What’s cooler than that?
A Beautiful Place to Be by Tyrone Wells
-A sweet love song. Imagine Gavin Degraw. Yet he’s from Spokane, WA. Which Tyrone totally is. Supporting homegrown artists is the bee’s knees.
Things We Lost In the Fire by Bastille
– This album has been playing in the Jeep for the last week. It’s pretty rare that I can listen to an album straight through. This one is a winner in my book.
20 Years by The Civil Wars
– A soulful duo at it’s best. A good album when you need a mellow moment.
Electric Bloom by Foals
-For those days your feeling really indie. Your on your way to your favorite corner coffee house . With your super rad skinny jeans and scarf on. And your totally going to use that free wi-fi and unleash your artistic ability while downloading some free music. Or maybe you’ll just be sitting on the floor painting your nails when the song comes on. Like muah.
Letter Never Sent by Young Summer
– This is one of my favorites. So much so, I bookmarked it numerous times. That’s how I know I like a song. It’s one of my “depressing” songs as I refer to them. It’s super dramatic with it’s slow piano and violin notes, and lyrics about heartbreak. Even better, it’s popularity on ITunes is really low, which makes me feel like it’s an untouched gem.
Shadows by Lindsey Stirling
– This girl is AMAZING. I am in awe of anyone that can play a musical instrument. Especially a string. And better yet, a violin. Her most popular song is Crystallize, which I’m always sure to turn up when it comes on. But the rest of her album is just as good. Even if your not down with the instrumental only music, just give it a listen, so she can blow your pants off.
Gore and Glory by Lorde
– My top pick currently. I listened to this album for 3 days straight, non stop, when I first got it. I wish I could have been this talented at 17. Her hair drew me in. I mean us curly haired ladies have to stick together. Her lyrics are unique and original. The beats get stuck in your head. Before you know it, you’ll crave a different kind of buzz. And you can call me queen bee. Young girls like this give me hope. That my daughter can grow up someday to someone other than a buzzed hair blondie that tries to rap about her Jordans, and could really prosper from eating a cheeseburger, or three. I’m talking to you Miley. Seriously, put some pants on.
Human by Christina Perri
-I’ve always been a fan of this one. Her first single Jar of Hearts, was another one added to my favorite “depressing” songs list, and she just kept at it with some overall good tunes. This one falls right in line with the rest. I really enjoy her voice and it’s a good reminder some days that, we’re only human.
There you have it. Hopefully you can find something to your liking. Now it’s time to refill the coffee cup and start on the next list.