This could be cool or it could be a train wreck. let’s see…
1.) A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles
I love The Beatles. their songs are fun to sing, and they tend to have a simplistic nature to them but still able to reach in and grab my emotions. this version is from the album ‘1’, which is all of their number one songs from both the UK and the US between the years 1962-1970. it’s a great compilation.
2.) Baba O’Riley by The Who, also known as ‘Teenage Wasteland’
The way the intro introduces the different instruments really gets me into it before the singing even begins! the synthesiser has me tilting my head back and forth quicker and quicker until the drum beat comes in and then I’m nodding my head along with the beat. the combination of the two has me swaying my shoulders, until the lyrics come and I start singing along. I can’t sit still and listen to this song, I have to move with it.
3.) Call and Answer by Barenaked Ladies
I really like the lyrics to this one. it captures the raw, real feelings of a relationship.
4.) Damn Girl by All-American Rejects
I used to play this CD in the car a lot. my son liked this song because I’d let him curse, loudly, when it got to that part of the song. shh, don’t tell Dad!
5.) Earned It by The Weekend
I have this one because it’s on the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ soundtrack. it has a smooth, slow beat that I like.
6.) Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) by Otis Redding
fun fact: this song is about the way Otis always hummed the horn parts to the $64,000 Question theme song.
7.) Don’t Know Why by Norah Jones
soothing jazz, mixed with the intimate combination of piano and Norah’s wispy voice. this is one of my most played albums.
8.) Robbers by The 1975
I discovered this song through a Jack O’Connell fanvid. I find the best music from fanvids! I really like the vocals of this song, it has a very 1980s vibe.
the fanvid, because it’s a really good one:
9.) Irish Heartbeat by Van Morrison and The Chieftains
I listen to a lot of Van Morrison, and I like The Chieftains for their traditional Celtic connection, but I first heard this song in the movie ‘The Matchmaker’ when David O’Hara sings a horrible but very endearing version of it. it’s a cute, funny movie with a really good soundtrack.
What’s the verdict: do I have taste or not?