Saturday, August 14, 2010

Music

(I may be on vacation, but I'm not going to leave you hanging. Enjoy these pre-scheduled posts.)

This is not crafty or food-related and this post is long, but maybe you can listen to these songs while you scrap or bake.

Lately I've been obsessed with a few songs. Like, have to listen to them non-stop/sing them in my head all day obsessed. These songs aren't new. Two of them are from Shakira's last album She Wolf, which came out last year, I think, and was pretty dismal, in my opinion. Especially the title track—the whole chorus Shakira sounds so incredibly bored that she can't even muster up a decent wolf howl, opting instead to "phone it in", as they say in the acting biz. There are two redeeming songs on this album, however, and I can't stop listening to them. In fact, I have the music videos storyboarded in my head, so Shakira, if you want to make either "Mon Amour" or "Men in This Town" into music vids, gimme a call.

I tried to get these to play via iLike.com, but I can only get snippets. Humph. Here are links to the music videos, though:
"Men in This Town" - this is not the music video for this song but instead an old Shakira video with "Men in This Town" playing over it. At least you can listen to the song in its entirety - just don't pay attention to the vid.
"Mon Amour" - Same thing with this song. An old music vid with "Mon Amour" playing over it. Again, just listen to the song and don't watch the vid.

Another song I'm super obsessed with (and that only comes as a snippet on iLike.com - double humph) is "Naturally" by Selena Gomez. Okay, I know. Selena Gomez? Shut up. Yes I have the album (my husband has a Rhapsody account) but please listen to me when I say DO NOT BUY IT. Just purchase "Naturally", which is the only decent song on the whole album. I feel like poor Selena hasn't figured out what type of artist she wants to be and the Disney machine won't give her the freedom to decide, instead force-feeding trite pop/r&b/rap (it's awful)/dance songs on her. The album is not at all coherent, but I guess the target audience of tweens/teens doesn't really care that much. (Although, I like to think that when I was that age, I had sophisticated musical taste, Backstreet Boys and Five aside.) But "Naturally" is SO good. I saw her perform it live with her band on Jimmy Kimmel and, even though Selena's voice didn't sound so hot (in the words of Randy Jackson, she was a little pitchy, dawg), I really loved the song. Hopefully you will, too. Music video, complete with lyrics - how helpful, can be viewed here on iLike.com. There are three videos - it's the second one. (Selena, step away from the curling iron.)

The final song obsession is "Lights Out" by Santogold. (Okay, she goes by Santigold now, but back when this album came out, she was Santogold. Confused much?) You might have heard this song in Budweiser commercials but it has nothing to do with beer. Watch the music video for it here on iLike.com.

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to say thanks for participating in my blog hop - Friendly Wednesday! Hope to see you there next week!

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