It’s the return of a song a day! I think I’ll try to do a song every weekday. See how that goes. BTW, what time should these go up? 3pm? …wait, why isn’t the checkbox for letting people reply appearing? Um…?
I’m (temporarily?) suspending my activity of posting a song every day. Choosing a song, listening to it again, and writing about it are all things I don’t have to do, but feel as though I should whenever I want to share music on here. Unfortunately, all that time adds up and if I’m not getting consistent likes out of it, it kind of feels like I’m just wasting time.
Besides, school is getting to that point where it’s “crunch time” so I don’t really have time anyway. Maybe I’ll start posting again in the summer.
For now, you can listen to all 35 tracks I’ve posted so far via my blog’s tag “music” or by using this Spotify link: CLICK ME. Unfortunately, I think any songs only available on my computer and not the service itself won’t be seen by you guys so a few songs (I think 5) will be missing. Still a good 30 songs to listen to.
[Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows ft. Vanessa Carlton] (2003)
This used to be my favorite song for a few years. I remember back in like 6th grade, I had to give a presentation about myself, and mentioned the Counting Crows as my favorite band. Nobody knew who they were and I tried to explain how they had a song in Shrek 2. Nobody knew what I was talking about. Oh well.
Anyway, I hadn’t known this song is a cover until pretty recently. To tell the truth, I don’t really like it, but click here for it if you’re really that curious.
This song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, R&B, dance and adult contemporary charts. This simultaneous chart success made him the first artist to score a number-one hit on four different Billboard charts.
Muse is a super famous band, blah blah. This song is slightly less popular than some of their other songs but is still pretty popular, blah blah. Here’s some cool info from Wikipedia regarding this song:
"The title is a reference to the book The Limits to Growth (1972) and the Club of Rome think-tank who would create a ‘map of the problematique’ detailing the ‘global problematique’ - a set of likely challenges the world might face in the near future. In addition, the opening lyric, “fear and panic in the air” may be a reference to Mars, in that the red planet’s two moons are named Phobos and Deimos, who were the Greek gods of Fear and Panic. Such a connection would fit in with numerous references to Mars in the album.”
[Geek in the Pink (Phil Tan Remix) - Jason Mraz] (2006)
For those who’ve only heard Jason Mraz’s newer popular stuff, this piece may seem a bit different than what you’re expecting. Jason Mraz used to put a bit more of a hip-hop spin on lots of his songs and this was one of them.
This remix is my definitive version of the song. The original album version has this dumb intro and slower rhythm that doesn’t seem to do the song justice. This is how remixes are done, people: take the original song, and perfect it.
Discovered this band like two months ago thanks to the Fitz and the Tantrums’ Facebook page. I think like a week ago they were on “Last Call with Carson Daly” so they’ve gained a bit more exposure since then, but I think they could use some more.
Haim could have fit in very well back in the ’80s, but these girls have a more natural feel, I guess? I’m not sure how to put it. It’s not like synthesizers and stuff or anything. Just…just give it a listen. And if you like this one, you can get their free 3-song EP from their official website: http://haimtheband.com/