Most people who know me or are subjected to my music recommendations know that I have very intense, but very brief love affairs with songs/artists/albums. I’ll hear something once and then watch the itunes play count rise with no end in sight…until I hear something else. I half expect my .mp3 to start skipping from overuse, which of course sometimes it does but only because my computer is now prehistoric in technological terms. First I hate when engaging in small talk people ask “what kind of music do you listen to?” which is a somewhat unjustified hatred because it’s a perfectly appropriate question I just feel it always comes with some sort of judgment and need to agree. And while the answer “oh I like almost everything really…except country!!!!” seems like such a cop-out, it is my answer and I feel lame saying it but I also feel truthful because my taste in music is erratic and eclectic to say the least. This is not to say it’s good at all, far from it. I’ve stopped using the term “guilty pleasure” because it was getting tired and slowly the guilty part left the phrase. To illustrate the points I’ve just made and to illuminate you further onto my musical taste (which I just bashed) I will post the youtube videos of three songs I’ve been obsessed with (since sat.)…ask me again in a week and I’ll probably have forgotten I had these songs but the play count will still be in the high double digits.
The Crystals – “He’s A Rebel”
I would give a lot to go back in time and attend a dance during the 50’s (albeit segregation) because the music was just so fun and danceable. *granted this isn’t the music video but can you really complain??
MGMT – “Electric Feel”
This band sometimes channels the New Radicals which I’m totally okay with, but with more edge, more danceability, and more fluorescent short shorts. My mirror was subjected to a lot of me dancing in front of it thanks to this song.
Dusty Springfield – “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”
Despite talent shows and reality shows ruining the song, I still love this song. The Caucasian race has few in the true “soul singers” category but I feel like Dusty fits this pretty well. Not only that but I on my itunes it always follows up with “Son of a Preacher Man” which is also, always great.
Kanye West – “Flashing Lights”
Okay I despise Kanye West for reasons so obvious they don’t need to be explained. But I can’t help liking this song, and I do like a lot of his songs, which I justify to myself by realizing that he samples so much he barely has a part in them. Also this video helps a lot because it features the fiercest creature that channels Naomi Cambell mixed with Beyonce and Tyra. Also it was directed by Spike Jonze and is simple yet original, I would use a better description but I don’t want to ruin it.
Okay so I do like my taste in music, obviously, but I will admit I’m always behind on musical trends or the “new song” so if this everyone has already seen this video for Flashing Lights pardon my tardiness and, yes, I know most everyone has been into MGMT enough to now consider them passé. This post just got strangely aggressive!
YOUTUBE > HOMEWORK. = my thesis for the semester. I can prove it too.