If it is rare for someone to find a song that seemingly takes them to another place, I am glad to be part of the lucky few. This song takes me...well basically it takes me over the hills and far away. Whenever I hear it, be I in a good mood or bad, I just want to close my eyes* and listen. The band has so many good songs that it is often hard to pick a favorite and I like many of them. This song may not even be the one I like the most, but for whatever reason it is not like the rest.
(There are only a few songs like this for me, and though you may expect the others to be similar to this, but they are not.)
* Don't worry; I don't do it while I'm driving.
I like recommendations as much as the next guy - maybe even more - but not when they crawl into my brain and won't leave. I guess I will offer my thanks to Ace, who had the poor taste to tell me about this little ditty. I cannot really say much about the song except that I like it and I feel the need to hear it over and over again. The video is ok, but nothing you've never seen before, though it does provide you with a way to sample the entire song and listen to it over and over and over...and over. I looked into a few other songs by The Coral and none did anything for me, but this one and it's catchy keyboarding won't let go. I am hooked.
This song is probably more well known for the genius of its video than for the song's own merits, but at least for OK Go the song is well known. I like the song a good deal and enjoy turning up the volume if only for this one track (but secretly I LOVE the video just like everyone else). Either way you choose to enjoy the song, I hope you do enjoy it.
Even though the video leaves much to be desired, I like this song a lot. I guess you could always watch this version instead; it may hold your interest better. I happened upon the song using my most-likely-not-to-be-renewed free subscription to a satelite radio service. While I only dabble in the electronic genres, I am surely a sucker for a fun dance song. And no, that doesn't mean I will dance for you. I think the proper remix would have a room full of party-goers bouncing off each other excitedly. This is a fun track you may enjoy if you like to turn the volume up and let the music pulse through your body.
We may have found another track to add to the cd we wanted to build around Beating Heart Baby. Alas, I think I am sufficiently over the desire I once had to put "BHB" on a cd, so my timing could have been better. Regardless, Hellogoodbye gives us a fun song about a girl. Unlike many songs about girls, "Here" is complete with strange electronic music and a video set at a summer camp that featured a bully who lords over the camp because of his prowess with Pogs (you expected something else, maybe?). Anyway, the song is simple...in a good way. I dig it. Check it out.
New Found Glory, the pop-punk band from Florida, has released a new album. Each album seems to be a bit slower than the last, but that is not to say they are not as good as the ones that came before. A definite highlight from the new album, Coming Home, is Too Good To Be. The song is more of a ballad than most of the songs they have released and I love it. Really the only thing that links this song to New Found Glory is Jordan's voice. You could easily mistake this song for a different band; it would definitely appeal to a broader audience. It quickly made the short list of songs I cannot stop playing right now.
I absolutely LOVE Outkast. I have followed their career for years and years and look forward to any and all projects they have coming up, up to and including their new movie Idlewild. That said, it is unfortunate that this track has their name on it, though understandable since it's their movie and their album doubling as the soundtrack to the movie. This song is listed as featuring a woman named Janelle Monáe, but it is her voice that makes this song. She sings throughout most of the song and should really get more than an assist. The song is sort of Broadway musical meets The Triplets of Belleville meets soul meets swing. I think the beat sounds a lot like the one Outkast used for Land of A Million Drums, but it works very well here. This is a great song and I'd love to see a choreographed video for it. Hopefully there will be some good dancing when this is played during the movie.
I may have mis-spoken when I introduced "Bossy" as the worst song ever made. If Fergie does not take that title out-right, she sure competes hard for it. Not only has Fergie ruined the hip-hop group The Black-Eyed Peas, but now she has begun her solo career. The beat is decent enough, but who came up with these lyrics? That person should be fired... out of a cannon. Fergie added female sex-appeal and attitude to the laid-back BEP who had no problem releasing two very good albums before she joined. Oh, she also brought bladder-control problems.
I would like to submit this to the committee as the worst song ever made. Kelis is notable only as wife of New York rap mogul Nas. Her name should never come up on any other context. She did have a "popular" song relatively recently, but the only good that came from that was a great Family Guy clip. In "Bossy" the beat is horrible, her lyrics are even worse. It may be an empowering song, in theory, to some women, in a relatively jestful way, but from a serious standpoint the song is awful. Pretty soon there will be two strikes against Nas's career: Kelis making records AND Stillmatic.
(Link to the video)