Monday, June 17, 2013

Six Songs I Can't Get Enough Of

I don't listen to nearly as much music as I used to, but when I find something I like I tend to put it on repeat.  Here's six songs that I currently can't get enough of:

1.  Home—She & Him

Zooey Deschanel is my ultimate girl crush.  She's adorable.  She's hilarious.  She's multi-talented.  She's also in my favorite movie of all time.  So it's only natural that I adore She & Him.  Any time this song comes on in my car (which is frequently, because it's on both CDs that are currently in heavy rotation), I can't help but sway, smile, and sing along.  Any band that can make me instantly happy is definitely number one on my list.  It doesn't get better than home, now does it?

2.  Off to the Races—Lana Del Rey

I think I'm a little late in jumping on the Lana Del Rey train, but I'm just happy that I made it on.  I've been on a Lana kick lately but this song is easily my favorite.  The jazz funk/contemporary dancer in me can't help but love it.  If I were getting back into dance or choreography (which I suppose I may be doing soon), this would be pretty high up on the list of songs to use.

3.  Love Interruption—Jack White

Again with the creepy songs, but I also can't get enough of this one by Jack White.  I heard it randomly on the independent radio station out of Bloomington, IN, and have had it on repeat ever since.  I don't even know what it is about this song that makes me love it, but I do.  Also, Jack deserves some more love for helping to reopen the Masonic Temple in Detroit.  Maybe I'll get to see him play there, once I'm a Michigander.

4.  Crazy in Love—Emeli Sandé featuring the Bryan Ferry Orchestra

Don't get me wrong—I'm a huge fan of Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love."  But there's just something about a good cover, especially a cover that sounds nothing like the original.  And no, I haven't seen the new Gatsby film yet.  I've read mixed reviews—mostly because of the music selection—but I expected nothing else from Baz Luhrmann.  Anyone expecting anything less extravagant needs to go home and watch "Moulin Rouge" again.

5.  Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35—Bob Dylan

If I had to listen to one artist for the rest of my life, it would undoubtedly be Bob Dylan.  The horns in this song make me want to dance barefoot in the rain with an umbrella in New Orleans.  And I've never even been to New Orleans.  Does anyone want to take me?

6.  Hearts a Mess—Gotye

After "Somebody That I Used To Know," I wasn't all to impressed with Gotye.  But then I heard this song (also from the "Gatsby" soundtrack), and Gotye found my weakness:  I love songs that whistle.  It doesn't matter if it's Flo Rida's "Whistle," Jason Derulo's "It Girl," Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes' "Home," or Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy," I love whistling.  This song is no exception, and it also falls into the jazz funk/contemporary dancer category.  Do what you will with my whistling obsession.

So there you go.  Six songs that I can't get enough of.

Also, if someone wants to make me a CD of all whistling songs, that would be awesome.

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