Tuesday, May 14, 2013

tuesday tunes.

Once in a while I just like to share some tunes I'm digging. This is one of those times. My challenge for you: Pick three below that you haven't heard. Give em a listen and let me know what you think! Then tell me some of your current favorite songs!

  • P!nk and Nate Ruess, Just Give Me A Reason. I've owned the P!nk album since it dropped in September. And this was one of my favorite tracks on the very first listen. I literally cannot get enough of this song. It's one of those songs that I think about and have to listen to at least once a day. I know, I'm weird. But it's beautiful. Their voices blend together so well. It is sang so powerfully and passionately  the words are haunting. It's the perfect song.

  • The Band Perry, Done. Who doesn't love an angsty country song? Does this not make you want to jump on a table and throw something at someone? The fast paced, angry tone of this song makes it a great song to belt out.

  • Justin Timberlake, Mirrors. Confession Time: I've never really been that big of a JT fan. I know, I know. Even in my Nsync fangirl days, I was a J.C. kinda girl. I don't own a single Justin Timberlake solo album. But I'll admit that the new one, which I've heard via my roomates, is pretty good. And this song, Mirrors, is my favorite. I love when I hear it on the radio, I love singing along. It's beautiful.
  • Iconca Pop, I Love It. Normally I wouldn't like this kind of song, but something about it just makes me feel like dancing, waving my arms up in the air and proclaim I DON'T CARE. It's an anthem for us 20 somethings, I believe.

  • Imagine Dragons, Radioactive. Big fan of this band. This song is catchy, dark, soulful and passionate.
  • Fall Out Boy, My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark. My inner 16 year old is in love with the fact that FOB has made a comeback! I don't think I'll ever outgrow my love for them, and I dig their new sound.
  • Taylor Swift, 22. When I first got my hands on Taylor's album, Red, I HATED this song. I would refuse to listen to it and skip it whenever it came on. Now? I kinda like it. Damn you, pop songs! I still hate the way she sings it (she sounds like Avirl Lavinge on drugs) but I can relate to the lyrics and I'd be lying if I said I didn't dance around to this song. Plus, I love that Tay Tay so boldy sings out "You don't know bout me".
  • Emeli Sande, Next To Me. I was introduced to Emeli's music a few months back via a coworker, and I'm hooked. Her album is amazing. This single is catchy and fun, her voice is wonderful. Check out her other stuff, too!
  • Lady Antebellum, Downtown. I'm a big fan of Lady A and have been waiting anxiously for new music from them. Downtown does not disapoint. It's one of their more upbeat singles. It's sassy and fun.
  • Phillip Phillips, Gone Gone Gone. I had my doubts about this guy when he was crowned Idol winner last season, but so far he's released two hit singles. This is the 2nd, and I adore it. I like the bluegrassy feel, I like the lyrics.
  • Sara Barielles, Brave. I could just hug Sara for writing such a powerful anthem against bullying. you go, girl.


Dee @ A Deecoded Life said... Add Reply

Challenge accepted!

Perfect timing coz this morning I was lamenting that my ipod playlist is so outdated and I need to find new songs.

Will come back when I'm done listening.

Kinley Dane said... Add Reply

How fun :) I listened to most of them. I have to admit, I actually like a lot of Taylor Swift's music, even though I really don't want to! She knows how to make things catchy :)

I loved the Lady A video! That was so cute, and a great song :)

One of the ones I hadn't heard of was Emelie Sande. Love her!

Oh, and I loved the Phillip Phillip's song, too :)

Elizabeth Rosalyn said... Add Reply

Great list! "Just Give Me A Reason" and "Next To Me" are two of my favourite songs right now.

Deanna said... Add Reply

I really liked Emeli Sandi's voice. I had not heard of most of these artists or songs. I'm a fan of Band Perry and Lady A. I'll admit it... I'm stuck in the 60's!

Dee @ A Deecoded Life said... Add Reply

I picked Just Give Me a Reason, Mirrors and 22. I liked them all! The first is a fave of my friend's, it turns out. The music video of Mirrors gave me goosebumps. 22 is very fun and catchy and made me miss being 22 waahhh. And I love Tay Tay.