Posts Tagged ‘pop’

Songs about Sex (or not)

March 26, 2015

1.Rumour Has It-Adele
2.Get Lucky-Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams
3.R U Mine?-Arctic Monkeys
4.She Drives Me Crazy-Fine Young Cannibals
5.Howlin’ for You-The Black Keys
6.We Looked Like Giants-Death Cab For Cutie
7.You Shook Me All Night Long-AC/DC
8.Boom-Flight of the Conchords
9.Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?-The Beatles
10.Let’s Spend The Night Together-David Bowie
11.Rebel Yell-Billy Idol
12.What Would You Do-Bastille
13.Come Together-The Beatles
14.Love Removal Machine-The Cult
15.Tyrant-The Bravery
16.Exquisite Corpse-Hedwig And The Angry Inch
17.Enjoy the Silence-Depeche Mode
18.Locked Out of Heaven-Bruno Mars
19.If U Seek Amy-Britney Spears
20.Latch (feat. Sam Smith)-Disclosure

A mix for Spring: Old, New, Pure, True, Fun, Passionate, Emotional

March 26, 2015

1. Icarus- Bastille
2. Both Sides of The Gun- Ben Harper
3. People Help the People- Birdy
4. Charmless Man- Blur
5. Set Fire to Your Friends- The Box Tiger
6. Back Against The Wall- Cage The Elephant
7. Gold Coins- Charli XCX
8. Get Lucky- Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams
9. Dream On- Depeche Mode
10. Latch- Disclosure with Sam Smith
11. Sledgehammer- Fifth Harmony
12. Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
13. The Struggle- Grizfolk
14. Barrel of A Gun- Guster
15. It’s Amazing- Jem
16. Hard Times- John Legend and The Roots (featuring Black Thought)
17. Rain- Mika
18. Showbiz- Muse
19. No One’s There To Sleep- Naughty Boy featuring Bastille

Latest playlist: My ride to work on 2/4

February 7, 2015

1. Congregation- Foo Fighters

2. R U Mine?- Arctic Monkeys

3. Do It With A Rockstar- Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra

4. Bite Down- Bastille and Haim

5. Immortals- Fall Out Boy

6. torn Apart- Bastille and Grades

7. One For The Road- Arctic Monkeys

8. Break the Rules- Charli XCX

9. Oscar Wilde- Company of thieves

10. I’m A Mess- Ed Sheeran

11. The Man- Ed Sheeran

12. Chocolate- the 1975

13. Crystallized- Young the Giant

14. These times- Walk off The Earth

15. I Can Lift A Car- Walk The Moon

16. Winning Days- the Vines

17. Volcano- U2

18. talking Body- Tove Lo

19. Everybody Wants To Rule The World- Tears For Fears

20. Text Me In the Morning- Neon Trees

My take on U2’s new free album

September 24, 2014

“Songs of Innocence,” is by no means their best album, and in the 20 plus years since the amazingness that is Achtung Baby, they have had their shortcomings album-wise, but have always had a few gems here and there. I had hoped their previous album would be even more a return to form, for these four Irish lads, now middle aged men than many of the tracks on “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb,” were. It wasn’t as good as it could have been, but it did have a few really good songs, like Magnificent. But this album, the songs stay with me, I like most of them a lot, and it feels way less gimmicky than songs like Vertigo, or Elevation. Back is some of the simplicity found in their first album, the maturity of The “Joshua Tree” and the fuzzed out instrumentals of Achtung Baby. The band is as tight as ever on their 30 plus year run. Don’t complain to get an actual decent album for free. Best tracks: The Miracle(of Joey Ramone), Iris(Hold Me Close), the raga tinged songs of Volcano, Raised By Wolves, Cedarwood Road, Sleep Like A Baby Tonight.

Yet another new playlist: Ooh La La

March 7, 2014

1.Paris (Ooh La La)- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

2. Book Of Endings- Adam Pascal

3. Happy- Pharrell Williams

4. Believer- American Authors

5. Things We Lost In The Fire- Bastille

6. Boys- The Beatles

7. Every Teardrop is A Waterfall- Coldplay

8. Mahna Mahna- CAKE

9. Nothing But Trouble- Phantogram

10. Lose Yourself To Dance- Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

11. The Only Way- Filter

12. Pilot Can At The Queer of God- The Flaming Lips

13. Only Happy When It Rains- Garbage

14. Barrel of A Gun- Guster

15. Harder To Breathe- Maroon 5

16. Animal- Miike Snow

17. Lovecraft in Brooklyn- The Mountain Goats

18. Skinny Love- Birdy

19. These Streets- Paolo Nutini

Playlist: Sassy Assed

March 6, 2014

I was feeling sassy and saucy and all manner of other fun adjectives at work tonight, and this playlist is my means to blow off steam and just share some great music, with those who may also feel overly sassy with their situation in life.

1. The Mirror Of The Signs- BUSH

2. James Brown- Cage The Elephant

3. Kangaroo Court- Capital Cities

4. Out of My League- Fitz and The Tantrums

5. Good Thing- Fine Young Cannibals

6. Stuck Between Stations- The Hold Steady

7. Long Ride Home- Michael Franti and Spearhead

8. Fort Hood- Mike Doughty

9. Oasis- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

10. I Almost Killed You- Billy Bragg

11. Round Here- Counting Crows

12. Everlong- Foo Fighters

13. Queer- Garbage

14. Buttercups- Fran Healy

15. Gone Gone Gone(Done Moved On)- Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

16, Casiotone Nation- Soul Coughing

17. In The Waiting Line- Zero 7

18. Ottoman- Vampire Weekend

19, My Body- Young The Giant

 

New playlist: 3 of a kind

January 12, 2014

I don’t know where this idea came from, but I kept hearing that old cliched line, “The best things come in threes.”  And going from there I thought, why not make a playlists, featuring three songs from each artist in residence upon it. And this is what I came up with!

1. Sweater Weather- The Neighbourhood

2. I’m Afraid- The Neighbourhood

3. Flawless- The Neighbourhood

4. Panic in Detroit- David Bowie

5. The Man Who Sold The World- David Bowie

6. (You Will) Set The World on Fire- David Bowie

7. Never There- Cake

8. Federal Funding- Cake

9. Sick of You- Cake

10. Come Together- The Beatles

11. While My Guitar Gently Weeps- The Beatles

12. Sexy Sadie- The Beatles

13. Muscle Museum- Muse

14. Dead Star- Muse

15. Time Is Running Out- Muse

16. All I Need- Radiohead

17. Myxomatosis- Radiohead

18. Blowout- Radiohead

Playlist time: Girl power or something like that.

November 25, 2013

18 tracks compiled from a few of my favorite female vocalists, from Shirley Manson of Garbage, Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to ZZ Ward, Regina Spektor, and Florence and The Machine among others, it’s quite the amazing musical trip.

 

1. The Divide- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

2. Home- ZZ Ward

3. You Know I’m No Good- Amy Winehouse

4. Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) – Florence and The Machine

5. 1234- Feist

6. Dickhead- Kate Nash

7. Runaway- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

8. Bad Drug- Tristan Prettyman

9. It’s A Hit- Rilo Kiley

10.  Why Do You Love Me- Garbage

11. Save My Life- ZZ Ward

12. Machine- Regina Spektor

13. Only if For A Night- Florence and The Machine

14. Figure 8- Ellie Goulding

15. Black Tongue- Yeah Yeah Yeahs

16. Morning Light- Ida Maria

17. Shit Song- Kate Nash

18. Stars- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

 

Hope your ears get much joy from this!