Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tune in Tuesday {024}

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads. It's a fun way to share your favorite music with other bloggers and hopefully introduce them to so truly kickin' tunes :)

Favorite Line: This is how an angel cries, I blame it on my own sick pride // Maybe I'm a different breed, maybe I'm not listening

So, guys. I've heard alot of hub-bub about AWOLNATION and honesty, I did not really get the big deal. Every song that I had heard just didn't really do anything for me. They left me feeling sort of meeh. You know? But, then something glorious happened. As you may or may not know, I am also a member of the youtube community; I've created music videos of my favorite TV shows for a few years now - it's just a creative thing that  I enjoy. But anyways, there is quite a large YT community that does this sort of thing and I follow some pretty awesome people there. One of my favorite vidders posted this awesome Emma/Graham video (from Once Upon a Time) and it was set to an AWOLNATION song. I didn't know it was an AWOLNATION song when I first heard it, but I knew that I LOVED it. Anyways, yes. That's my story. I don't really like AWOLNATION's other songs, but... Sail? Sail is incredible.

Youth Lagoon - Daydream

Favorite Line: so I'll daydream about you and i'll think happy thoughts before somebody sees me oh please don't be gone

Youth Lagoon is really growing on me, guys. There are two songs that I really adore off of the EP "Year of Hibernation"; Daydream and Cannons. I can thank emusic for directing me to this little known artist :) I think I like Daydream more, although, I will admit that I'm not a huge fan of this breakdown halfway through the song. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. But I do LOVE the beginning.

I think it's because I connect with the lyrics so much. I mean, yes, they are super simple. But let me tell you what, he could be describing me on any given night. I always find myself daydreaming to myself when I'm walking around late at night by myself. Before I get comments about how unsafe that is, believe me - I know. But sometimes it cannot be avoided. I have to take night classes sometimes, which means I have to walk around campus by myself in the dark. But, fear not, I always keep my pepper-spray handy. I ain't no fool :) Anyways, yes. I love this song.

Lifehouse - All in All

Favorite Line: Things don't stop and the others announce they're moving on, salt and tears in the minds in the mouths of a bad decision. Too late for another mistake, it's bringing me down. With all your faults it isn't your fault what's going on.

I adore Lifehouse and I am not ashamed to admit it. They are one of those bands that you don't really realize how wonderful they are. Everybody forgets (or dismisses) them. But if you look back through their discography, they have an ungodly amount of hits. Think about it, they have Hanging By A Moment, Breathing, You & Me, Halfway Gone, From Where You Are, Everything, Spin, First Time, Broken, All In  and Whatever It Takes.Those are just their popular singles, and I am sure there are ones that I've missed. I bet you didn't realize how truly kickass they were did you? Oh and It Is What It Is (Which is awesome) was on the Vampire Diaries. So case closed. Lifehouse = AWESOME.

Sheryl Crow - My Favorite Mistake

Favorite Line: Until your guilt goes up in flames // Did you know, could you tell, you were the only one that I ever loved

My Favorite Mistake is hands down my favorite Sheryl Crow song... Well, let's just say it's tied with Strong Enough. I mean, everybody's been there. We've all loved someone who wasn't good for us and it's so damn catchy.

Mariah McManus -  Say It Again
Favorite Line: I lose my mind trying to get in your line of sight // and if it's quite alright, I'd like to be the only one on your mind

I've been waiting for her CD to drop for... what about a year now? And guess what... it's here!!! You can get it on emusic for.. $4.90. Anyways, Say It Again was a single that came out this summer.. and I've pretty much played it into the ground. That and Unarmed - which was released quite a while ago. But my point is guys buy the CD. It's great. This is the acoustic version of Say it Again, but I just love the video.

Brandy - Almost Doesn't Count

Favorite Line: But you can't get to heaven half off the ground. Everybody knows, almost doesn't count

Who remembers this one? I always forget how much I love this song and then my ipod (who knows me better than I do) plays it and I have myself a little jam time. It's a simple song, but it's a well constructed song that just sticks with me. I love the melody, I love the lyrics and I love her voice on this. Everything comes together and it's just magic.

The Pipettes - Pull Shapes

Favorite Line: There's a whole floor before us just for you and me, so follow my lead and we'll 1, 2, 3

Ahh, the Pipettes. Their first CD,  We Are the Pipettes is amazing. It's got this same retro-fabulous feel to it and it's just incredibly infectious. Their sophomore album, however kind of stinks. They went for a discoish sound and it just... doesn't work. But.. I still play We Are the Pipettes all the time... which obviously includes, Pull Shapes.


Hazel said...

The Pippets is new to me. Glad you featured them.

Tee said...

I love Sail....I usually am not that fond of things they constantly play on the radio but this one I couldnt help but like

Straylights said...

I have to agree that every other song on Awolnations album is completely different than Sail. Sail is amazing! Rest of the album...not so much

Katelyn said...

I have heard Sail before but I think that is the only one from Awolnation that I've actually listened to. It has a definite creep factor to it! And yes it is totally unsafe to be walking around in a daydream but I am allowed to tell you that because I do it as well. I got to the parking ramp with no recollection of the whole walk there. I am LOVING Youth Lagoon though, a very unique sound to them! Also, I agree with you 120%, Lifehouse is totally kick-ass :) Sheryl Crow!!! Gosh, her songs were like the soundtrack to my childhood. Who is this Mariah girl!?!?! I am completely loving this song *runs off to buy Cd*

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