A relatively obscure 80's hit from the height of new wave and one of those disappearing bands... Link says something about Vevo, but you can get to youtube through it. Weird.
...all that lovely melancholy dismissed by Marshall putting a good pre-game growl on. Makes you want to play football, no?
This one's not a reach. For all of you kids of from the 80's, you were familiar with Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy.":
My first thought on U2's ill-fated album release was that Bono has decided retro really IS in by channeling Roland Gift while singing "Lemon."
A bit of quick googling reveals I'm not alone in this assessment, or in my turning up my nose to this song. Sounds kinda old. Kudos, perhaps for one thing: The David-Bowie-esque vibe of the song. That would work if emulating David Bowie was still a thing. Confession time: Neither song is on my iPod. Bono, you so crazy.
I don't know where my attraction to Indian Dance Music comes from, but it's absolutely hypnotic to me. This is Punjabi MC's mundian version of "Beware of the Boys". I should add that the Jay-Z mix isn't so great. Jay-z gets all up in the musical business, and imo it detracts from the song.
Savvy 80's listeners will recognize the bassline as the theme from "Knight Rider. If only we could have kept that series going to keep David Hasselhoff in our lives a bit more.
I like the bouncy indian line as a kind've top-melody. Cross-reference that with Banjopocalypse's "Rubber Remix", which contains a kind of reverberating bouncy jangle, and yeah, my iPod is as confused as ever.
I really enjoyed Ronnie Bowman's "Left This Country Boy All Alone", but it sits in an interesting place with Flobots:
First, there's a stark contrast of musical styles of course. But it's almost representative of old-time versus a starker, darker modern music, isn't it? A bouncy bluegrass song with jumping banjo and a ditty about being left by a woman and the pain it causes. Simple. But then I'm listening to Flobots again...
Enter the musically inspiring Flobots, who talk about all the amazing things they can do, yes! In my ipod, it's a taunt, a satire of all the things we are so proud to do. High class problems. First world problems, having a girl leave us and being broken up about it, isn't it? We are in a tight spot, world. We focus on the little things, while all the while we have complete dominion over our little world, with absolute power over everything, but the will to do almost nothing.
Destiny's Child definitely makes me lose my breath with this drum corps backing. Much rump-shaking ensues.
And for you young folks, try some mind-blowing Art of Noise, where starting a car leads to a rump-shaking beat with an interesting similarities. Although I don't recall us shaking our rumps in 1984. DJs, please mix these two songs together. Thanks.
WARNING this video is NSFW. Just what you'd expect from a guy who calls himself "Major Lazer." And I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell for liking this song.
Also, Duran Duran had a really similar song called "Blue Silver." Okay, it's nothing like it. I swear to God this iPod is just going to explode. It's a pretty song, which I hope will save my soul from the likes of Major Lazer. Watch for the outrageous ocarina solo.
Death Cab forever. Please support them like you support cancer research.
ROBIN THICKE IS SO LAME.
oh my god I love this freaking song. Don't judge. IThis song is to music what grain alcohol is to booze, minus the redeeming qualities of grain alcohol. So why do I love it so much?
My favorite song to play on the ukulele. Plaintive.
And this, my friends is how you make love to a banjo. What, no video? Sorry, the live versions suck. Shut up.
Sick. Breathtakingly sick. Both. Resolve the tension by drinking a shot of whiskey. Then listen again. Did it work?
Why it's confused
-Cannot decide on a genre