Flashback Friday: The Cure - It’s Friday, I’m In Love
Welcome to Flashback Friday - musically of course. So we’re all different ages & everyone discovers really good (and really bad unfortunately) music at a different times in their lives. So I thought about it & came to the conclusion that I should dedicate a day to music from the past that I am just now loving & music that I loved in the past that others may have missed out on. And that’s how Flashback Friday came to be! The Cure’s “It’s Friday, I’m In Love” has the honor of being my first song pick - simply because it makes me happy that it’s Friday even though I’m not in love. I’m in love with it being Friday because of this song. So I guess I am in love. Whataya know.
"I don’t care if monday’s blue Tuesday’s grey and wednesday too Thursday i don’t care about you It’s friday i’m in love…”
I don’t like Ke$ha, but I do like this song. I don’t like Ke$ha because she appears to be this manufactured pop singer created to counter Lady Gaga that her record label is banking off of. There’s no originality & what the hell is with the dollar sign in her name? It’ll be interesting to see where she goes next. Everyone was calling Gaga a one hit wonder & look at her now. She’s got a lot to prove to me as an artist if she wants to be ok in my itunes. Anyway, if there’s one good thing to take away from her album, Animal, it’s “Take It Off”. The song is fun, catchy, & will hopefully be her third single so I can make a music video to it - as long as it doesn’t interfere with Britney’s first single rumored to be due next month!
"When the dark Of the night comes around That’s the time That the animal comes alive Looking for Something wild…”
I like Annie & I like Designer Drugs. Together they have made a descent song. It’s good, it’s not great. It’s that song that can keep you going while working out, but it’s not going to get you pumped. But hey, I’ll take that. Annie is a pop singer from Norway & the original song comes from her second album, Don’t Stop, that was released late last year. I first heard of Annie in 2008 when she released the single “I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me” which I loved. Designer Drugs is made up of DJs Michael Vincent Patrick and Theodore Paul Nelson. I first heard them a couple of years ago when they remixed Mariah Carey’s “I’ll Be Lovin U Long Time”, which I also loved.
Timbaland Ft. SoShy & Nelly Furtado - Morning After Dark (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)
This is fun remix. It has a hint of Benny Benassi to it, which you can never go wrong with. This is my first time hearing Wolfgang Gartner’s work & I definitely want to hear more. Don’t screw it up! Wolfgang Gartner’s real name is Joey Youngman & he’s currently based in Austin, TX. “Morning After Dark” could have been so much more commercially successful than it was. It’s a good song, much better than “Carry Out”, which is already doing better (cough, thank you Justin Timberlake). Perhaps if the live performance & music video both weren’t so horrible? Timbaland needs to realize that he can’t just give his awkward looks & expect that to make a performance/music video great. It was cute in the beginning, but there’s much more that needs to be going into it.
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This song is exciting, it makes me want to do something I’ve never done before. Nothing in particular, just anything I haven’t done before. It’s very happy go lucky & I like it a lot. Two Door Cinema Club are an indie rock band from Ireland that will be releasing their debut album Tourist History next week on Tuesday March 1, 2010. The best part of this song is the music video, that is edited together quite incredibly if I do say so myself. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PorW3y5n1w
My only complaint… the song is only 2 minutes & 23 seconds?! Short & sweet. Just means it’ll be on repeat a lot. Thanks for the heads up Patrick!
"Let’s make this happen, girl you gonna show the world that something good can work and it can work for you. And you know that it will.”
If you love the original, you will love this remix. It gets me so pumped! The subtle changes by the wonderful Bassnectar make this version of “Where Is My Mind” fresh & current. The perfect song to get ready to whether it be for the work, working out, or working it. Bassnectar is a freeform electronic music project of Lorin Ashton’s & fellow collaborators. According to Wikipedia, he describes their sound as “omni-tempo maximalism,” by which he means combining beats and basslines with music of any or all speeds, time signatures, rhythms, and sound source. The sound gravitates toward heavy tempos, playing with double time and half time, and using electronic methods to embellish and reinforce other styles of music.
Yes, yes, yes! This is really worth a listen. I love Alphabeat & have been a fan since their song “Fascination” & their debut album This Is Alphabeat a couple of years back. I haven’t really gotten into their new material yet & from what I understand their sophomore album has been delayed until March (in the UK at least). But, in the meantime, they are doing some impressive work with Gaga’s music. Their take on “Telephone” & “Bad Romance” offers a little more of a lighthearted sound than Gaga’s dramatic originals. Do they outdo Gaga? No. But they do a cover that is creative, unique, & true to the style of Alphabeat. The Danish pop group are currently opening for Lady Gaga on the UK leg of her world tour. Thanks for the heads up Felicia!
This song is fun - a little bit retro & a little bit glamorous. Great for dancing in the club or pretending you’re on a runway. Either way, you’re sure to have a good time with “Cascade”. This is the first song I’ve heard from British electro/rock group Deluka, but I hope to hear more from them in the future. Thanks for the heads up Scott!
“You are assuming, rightfully so, that I would care about the same freedoms that other people care about, but I don’t. I don’t care about going to the grocery store. And I don’t care about going to a nightclub and getting drunk and getting photographed, ‘cause I don’t do that. I’m home working. I think people need to put things in perspective. I get to make art and fashion and music for a living. If I have to give up grocery shopping, poor me!”—
I am instantly obsessed with this band. There is something very cinematic about their music - almost like a soundtrack for your life, if your life were a movie. Combine that with the brilliant lyrics & you have yourself their amazing second album The First Days of Spring - the entire thing is worth a listen. The band announced last month (January 2010) that they are headed to the studio to work on their 3rd album. Already anticipating its release. Thanks for the heads up Mike!
This is sooo much better than his horrible first single “For Your Entertainment”. I was initially really disappointed with Adam, but am now starting to see a glimmer of hope for him. I hated everything about the first single including that AMA performance, which I think he did solely for attention. But, everything about this second single is promising. The song is good and it isn’t too overdone. It comes off natural & not like he’s trying too hard. Even the single cover is an improvement. I like this Adam a lot better. “Whataya Want From Me” was written by P!nk, hit-maker Max Martin, & Shellback for P!nk’s album Funhouse, but it didn’t end up making the cut. I would still love to hear her sing this song though - is it out there?!
First of all, this song is beautiful. Second of all, P!nk’s performance of at the Grammys last week was beautiful. The combination of the two is proof that a performance/music video can make a song a hit. Her album sales jumped from 9K last week to 30-32K this week, according to TheCelebrityCafe.com, & the “Glitter In The Air” single has increased over 1000% in digital sales. If it weren’t for that incredible performance, I probably wouldn’t have ever heard this song. So, this is just another example of why I believe performance art & music videos are still very much relevant to music.
So I have been going what can only be described as a musical drought. Not that I haven’t found good music, but I haven’t found good music to share with you all. There’s a certain uniqueness a song has to have in order for me to share it on here. Every song I post I really, truly enjoy & so if there are days here & there I don’t post it’s only because I don’t have a song I think is worthy enough to post. Thanks to Shiny Toy Gun’s “Major Tom”, that drought has ended today. It all started when I was watching Grey’s Anatomy last Thursday & saw a Lincoln car commercial with an awesome song. I tried to shazam it, but it wouldn’t work. The next day I was chatting with my iboyfriend Russell & he randomly mentioned this song he was loving. So I downloaded it & made the connection while jumping for joy. The song is a cover of Peter Schilling’s 1983 original “Major Tom (Coming Home)”. Both songs reference the fictional astronaut character created by David Bowie. Anyway, there are so many amazing things going on with this song - the 80’s flashback, the electroclash sound of Shiny Toy Guns, & the eerie vocals of Carah Faye Charnow UPDATE: Turns out it’s actually Sisely Treasure’s vocals, Carah left the group in 08?! Thanks for the heads up Kyle! I love great covers - a chance for those of us that weren’t around for the excitement of the original to experience the song in a new way. Shiny Toy Guns have a new album coming out this Spring/Summer tentatively called Ill. Thanks Russell for the heads up!