Feb 19 2008

New jams.

Published by at 2:49 pm under Media

To cheer myself up last night, I went onto iTunes and bought some more music with my Christmas gift card (I love iTunes gift cards, yum). I’ve already used some of it, so I decided to tell you all which music I’ve been buying, in case you give a crap:

Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down): Nancy Sinatra. I love this song because of her voice, the story, and the way it flows, which is a bit jarring, which is probably the point.

Teardrop: Massive Attack. I liked it even before I started watching House.

The Rainbow Connection: Carpenters. It’s easier to sing along with Karen Carpenter than with Kermit the Frog.

Samson: Regina Spektor. Just beautiful. I love her voice.

Musicbox: Regina Spektor. Awesome and funny and kind of crazy.

1234: Feist. This song has a whole lot going on in it, but it all fits together and works.

Kiss Me: Sixpence None The Richer. Nostalgia song.

There She Goes: The La’s. Another nostalgia song, besides being from So I Married an Axe Murderer, which I love.

I’ll Be: Edwin McCain. I love his voice, and the song is fun to sing along with.

A Long December: The Counting Crows. Reminds me of driving around with Mackers.

Killing Me Softly With His Song: Fugees. Holy crap, can Lauryn Hill sing. Although the interjections of “one time!” are kind of distracting.

Glycerine: Bush. Senior year, baby. This was – hilariously – almost our class song, which makes me wonder if any of my classmates listened to any of the lyrics except for “Don’t let the days go by.”

Celebrity Skin: Hole. I’m not a huge Hole fan, but I like this song.

Bullet With Butterfly Wings: Smashing Pumpkins. Good song to shout along with, if you’re angry.

Losing My Religion: REM. I remember when this song came out and everyone was all “What does it mean?” I was in parochial school at the time, and almost all of the kids were sure it was a Satan song. I guess they couldn’t comprehend REM.

Stand: REM. This song is just pure fun.

Take It Easy: Eagles. My dad used to listen to The Eagles all the time, and it rubbed off on me.

Virtual Insanity: Jamiroquai. Smooth and dancy.

Since U Been Gone: Kelly Clarkson. I’m sure I’m not “supposed” to like most of the music I do, and Kelly Clarkson is no exception. But that girl really can sing.

Fast Car: Tracy Chapman. You know, I never really listened to this song until recently, and I was just surprised at how depressing it is. But it’s still a great song.

More Than a Feeling: Boston. Do you see Marianne walking away?

Don’t Stop Believin’: Journey. I am an unashamed Journey lover.

Bubbly: Colbie Caillat. Mellow, groovy, and fun. I like her voice. The song is pretty relaxed, makes me think of a lazy summer afternoon.

Technologic: Daft Punk. I can think of any number of my friends who would hate this song, but I love it. I’m not usually big on electronica music, but Daft Punk does it for me.

Freak on a Leash: Korn. Besides the fact that the video kicked all kinds of ass, this is just a great song. Come on, he beatboxes! That just rules.

Hide and Seek: Imogen Heap. It’s all about the vocals here. Beauty.

Thank You: Dido. I’ve loved Dido’s voice since this song came out.

White Flag: Dido. More awesome singing.

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